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Ravens Crossing Cohousing: Virtual Information Session

Mar. 24, 2020. 5:30pm-6:30pm PDT. Online.

Learn about our COHOUSING PROJECT in SIDNEY, BC from the comfort of your own home! Read More

CCN Welcomes Newest Member Community “Victoria Urban Village”

Mar. 19, 2020. Victoria, BC.

The Canadian Cohousing Network welcomes our newest members from the forming community “Victoria Urban Village” in Victoria, British Columbia! Please see their community listing page at the link below for more info. cohousing.ca/communities/bc/victoria-urban-village/ Read More

Ravens Crossing Cohousing now Under Construction

March 17, 2020. Sidney, BC.

Congratulations to CCN member community Ravens Crossing Cohousing who have started construction on their cohousing project in Sidney, British Columbia, and for upgrading the status of their community from “In Development” to “Under Construction”! For more information please visit their community listing page: cohousing.ca/communities/bc/ravens-crossing-cohousing/ Read More

Toronto Cohousing Meetups

Multiple upcoming meetups in 2020. Toronto, ON.

Join Cohousing Toronto and a team member of Cohousing Options Canada for Coffee & Cohousing every first Monday morning, every second Tuesday evening or every second Saturday morning of the month in Toronto. Find us on Meetup. Read More

Sweetfern Cohousing Business Meeting

Feb. 29, 2020. Sudbury, ON.

If you are interested in joining Sweetfern Cohousing in Sudbury as a member, you are invited to attend their business meeting on February 29th, 2020 at the Main Public Library – MacKenzie Branch. More Info Read More

Compass Cohousing Info Session and Social Gathering

Feb 15, 2020. 1:30pm. Langley, BC.

You are invited to join us at the Walnut Grove Community Centre (8889 Walnut Grove Drive, Multi-Purpose Room 1) for an information session and social. Read More

Our Urban Village Cohousing Info Session

Feb. 9, 2020. 10am-12pm. Vancouver, BC.

Come learn more about a cohousing community in its last sprint to being built. Six units are still available in our multigenerational community at Main St. and Ontario Place in Vancouver. Read More

Getting-It-Built Cohousing Full Weekend Workshop

Jan. 25-26, 2020. Langley, BC

This Chuck Durrett workshop will provide a clear overview of the cohousing development process, covering development strategies, timelines, financing options, raising the money, working together, and outreach and recruitment to give your group the tools to effectively plan the next steps. Read More

Upcoming Events at Westwind Harbour Cohousing in 2020

Multiple Events in 2020. Sooke, BC.

West Wind Harbour Cohousing is rising on the Sooke Harbour waterfront! Our 34-unit community still has six units available (761-1036 sq ft)–all with fabulous views! Join us for an information session to find out more on Jan. 26 in Calgary, Alberta. Read More

Calgary Info Session – Vancouver Island Paradise

Jan. 26, 2020. Calgary, AB.

West Wind Harbour Cohousing is rising on the Sooke Harbour waterfront! Our 34-unit community still has six units available (761-1036 sq ft)–all with fabulous views! Join us for an information session to find out more on Jan. 26 in Calgary, Alberta. Read More

Urban Green Cohousing Info Session

Jan. 25, 2020. 2-4pm. Edmonton, AB.

Family friendly – all are welcome. 1, 2, and 3-bedroom units available. Location: Upstairs at the Strathcona Community League 10139 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. Urban Green Cohousing Members share a desire to live in a community-minded and environmentally responsible way. Create something new with us in Old Strathcona. Own your own private, self-contained unit in… Read More

Treehouse Village Ecohousing Info Session

Jan 25, 2:30pm at the Bedford Public Library, Bedford, NS

We own land, have a design, and are half way to the number of pre-sales we need to break ground. Discover relaxed East Coast living, and cohousing that is relatively affordable. At Treehouse Village, you’re a 20 minute walk to nearly everything in town, and have acres of mature forest in your backyard. Our families… Read More

Ravens Crossing Cohousing (of Sidney, BC) Information Session

Jan. 25, 2020. 11:30am. Victoria, BC.

Ravens Crossing Cohousing will be holding its first in-person information session for 2020 on January 25 at 11:30 in the boardroom of Vancity Credit Union at 1590 Cedar Hill Cross Road (at Shelbourne). Read More

Ravens Crossing Cohousing (of Sidney, BC) Virtual Information Sessions

Jan. 14, 2020 @ 5pm PST & Jan. 30, 2020 @ 7pm PST. Online.

Can’t make it to an information session in person? Like to learn more about cohousing and Ravens Crossing from the comfort of your own space? Join Ravens Crossing Cohousing for a virtual information session on Zoom. Just click on the zoom link and join your Ravens host. Attending an information session is a pre-requisite for… Read More

Getting-It-Built Cohousing FULL Weekend Workshop

Jan. 18-19, 2019. Calgary, AB.

For the cohousing curious, for those wanting to be a part of any cohousing project (ours or any!) then this workshop is for you! This is not site specific but will include some details about building for accessibility and aging in place. Read More

Article: Vancouver’s first ‘cohousing lite’ housing project close to breaking ground

Jan 9, 2020 Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Is Awesome

Pushing forward an innovative housing project in a pricey market such as Vancouver takes a level of commitment few have the capacity to maintain over the longterm. But Kathy Sayers is among those who’ve persevered through such an effort. Sayers is a founding member of Our Urban Village, a “cohousing lite” initiative being completed through… Read More

Cohousing Presentation by noted architect & author Chuck Durrett

Dec. 8, 2019, 2pm-4pm PST. Langley, B.C.

Meet others who are interested, and learn more about an exciting new intergenerational cohousing project in development in central Langley. Read More

Learn About Cohousing

Nov. 20, 2019. 7pm - 8pm PDT. North Vancouver, B.C.

Hear all about cohousing, community, and the growing trend in Canadian neighbourhoods! Interest in cohousing, a concept from Denmark, has been growing steadily in Canada. In fact, there are already 14 communities already in BC! Many people long for more “community” in their lives and to interact with their neighbours. Others are looking for an altogether new response to social, economic, and environmental challenges of this century… Read More

Cohousing For Families (Free Talk with Expert Katie McCamant)

Nov. 15, 2019. 6:30pm - 8:30pm MST. Calgary, A.B.

Cohousing is a community of private homes clustered around shared space, with a sustainable and people-oriented design. Are you a household seeking a family-friendly, multi-generational environment to raise children? Do you dream of neighbourhood play dates for your child with no coordination needed? Join us for a FREE talk by Kathryn McCamant, an internationally recognized… Read More

Ravens Crossing Cohousing: New information sessions

Nov. 13, 23, 26, 2019. Online & Victoria, B.C.

Ravens Crossing has two online information sessions coming up on Nov. 13th and 26th. There is also an in-person information session being held in Victoria on Nov. 23rd. Read More

Compass Cohousing Outreach

Oct. 19, 2019. 3:45pm - 5:30pm PDT. Langley, B.C.

Come join us at the Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley BC (Madsen Room, second floor). In this information session, you’ll learn about Compass’s early plans for a new cohousing community here in Langley. We have acquired an exceptional building site, and are looking for new members who are interested in cohousing and think… Read More

Convivium Cohousing Information Session

Oct. 19, 2019. 2pm EDT. Ottawa, ON.

Convivium Cohousing is recruiting new members and is having an information session to describe its latest project. After three years of trying to buy land and build a new customized apartment building, we are now focused on buying and adapting existing buildings – an apartment building, row of houses, old school, etc. Even buying a floor of a new condominium. Read More

Co Co MOTION – COmpass COhousing MOre InformaTION

Oct. 5, 2019. 2pm - 5pm PDT. Langley, B.C.

Join us with your family and invite interested friends to learn more. Enjoy a tour of WindSong Cohousing Community, learn about Compass Cohousing, and meet the Compass directors. You’ll have an opportunity to sign up for future notifications from Compass Cohousing, and to consider becoming an Associate Member. All ages welcome — safe play area… Read More

Aging Successfully Online Facilitator Training

Oct. 2 - Dec. 4, 2019. 9:30am - 12:30pm PDT

Become a key facilitator in inspiring and empowering seniors to: Age in place successfully. Understand the economics of senior living choices. Take charge of co-care, co-healing, and outside assistance. Strengthen the bond between body and soul, individual and community. Appreciate the interlocking roles of community life and quality of life. Work effectively to achieve common… Read More

Is Cohousing For You? 2-Day Workshop

Sept. 28 & 29, 2019. North Saanich, BC.

Is Cohousing for You? An opportunity to take this highly successful and informative workshop facilitated by Dr. Margaret Critchlow. Learn about a creative alternative to today’s culture of individualism and materialism. Cohousing is a neighbourhood design that values privacy and community, independence and interdependence. The workshop is also a prerequisite for folks interested in becoming… Read More

Tea, Dessert & Cohousing Conversations

Sept. 26, 2019. 7pm to 8:30pm PDT. Vancouver, BC.

This fall, the Vancouver Foundation is helping to put a wide variety of conversation topics ‘On The Table’. Join us at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House on Thursday, September 26th at 7 pm to talk about cohousing: What is it? Why does it work? Is it right for you? How well do you know your neighbours?… Read More

Our Urban Village Info Session

Sept. 15, 2019. 10am - 12pm PDT. Vancouver, B.C.

Attend our information session on Sunday, September 15th from 10 am until noon to learn more about our community and how to become an associate member. Read More

Ravens Crossing Information Sessions

Aug. 21, 2019 Online & Aug. 24, Sept. 15, 2019 in North Saanich, BC.

Ravens Crossing is holding Information Sessions in August and September: In Person: Saturday, August 24, from 2:00pm to 3:30 pm, and Sunday, September 15, from 5:00pm to 6:30 pm at: McTavish Academy of Art (MAOA) 1720 McTavish Rd, North Saanich, BC 2:00pm – 3:30pm PDT Online: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:00pm PDT zoom.us/j/326602755 For further… Read More

New additions to CCN’s Resource List of Professional Services

Check out CCN’s expanding resource list of Professional Services. Read More

Ravens Crossing Cohousing Groundbreaking Ceremony

Aug. 19, 2019. 1pm - 3pm. Sidney, B.C.

The members of Ravens Crossing Cohousing are thrilled to invite you to The Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new home! Monday, August 19, 2019 1:00pm – 3:00 pm; Ceremony 1:30pm Refreshments to follow Everyone Welcome! Address: 2325 Brethour, Sidney, BC (corner of Resthaven & Brethour) Local Contact: Barbara Whittington: Read More

Our Urban Village is recruiting new members!

Aug 15, 2019. 6pm - 8pm. Vancouver, B.C.

Attend our information session on Thursday, August 15th from 6pm to 8pm to learn more about our community and how to become an associate member. Please RSVP through Eventbrite. Our Urban Village will be located on Main Street in East Vancouver, a vibrant, supremely walkable neighbourhood. The three-storey building will include 12 homes (ranging from… Read More

Join the CohoCan Online Web Chat

July. 18, 2019. 5pm PDT/8pm EDT. Online

CohoCan is a Zoom-based web chat, facilitating conversations among cohousers across Canada. Come and meet your fellow cohousers from across the country. Talk to people in existing communities and those that are just forming. Share laughter, knowledge, and insights as we get to know each other, ask questions and exchange experiences. Read More

Hive & House “Inside-Out of Cohousing” workshop

June 15, 2019. New Westminster, B.C.

Hive & House is bringing their “Inside-Out of Cohousing” workshop to the Royal City on Saturday, June 15th. If you have cohousing questions buzzing in your head, take the Skytrain to New Westminster to join Lysa, Marta and Mackenzie to learn more. By the end of the day, you’ll be ready to join a cohousing… Read More

Upcoming Events at Westwind Harbour Cohousing

June - Nov, 2019. Sooke, B.C. & Online.

Online Zoom Info Session – Wed, June 5 at 8am PDT. “Is Cohousing for You?” workshop, June 7-8, 2019. Sooke Info Session & BBQ with members in Sooke. Sat, June 8 at 5pm PDT Joint Tour of Harbourside & West Wind Harbour Cohousing Communities – Sat, June 22, 2019 at 10am PDT, Sooke Online Zoom… Read More

Cities of the Future – Globe & Mail Special Feature

Published May. 8, 2019. The Globe & Mail.

Harnessing forces that promote inclusivity, affordability and sustainability “As social isolation and housing unaffordability are increasing in cities worldwide, advocates are suggesting that the cohousing model can provide a part of the answer by creating inclusive communities, participating in the design and/or development, mitigating developer profit and marketing costs, as well as improving social and… Read More

In-person Information Session Ravens Crossing Cohousing

Apr. 27, 2019. 2pm-3:30pm. North Saanich (near Sidney), BC.

Have you dreamed of “Island Life” far away from the maddening crowd but just 30 minutes to downtown Victoria and a 1 ½ hr. ferry ride to the lower mainland? Find out about our project in Sidney-by-the Sea on Vancouver Island. Read More

National Cohousing Open House Day

Apr. 27, 2019. 10am-12p.m. North Vancouver, B.C.

Join Hive & House on National Cohousing Open House Day as we celebrate cohousing communities from across BC at Quayside Village Cohousing in North Vancouver. Read More

Upcoming Events at Westwind Harbour Cohousing

Apr. 18 - Nov. 7, 2019. Sooke, B.C.

Register for our upcoming events, tours, Info Sessions and classes “Is Cohousing for You?” for Westwind Harbour Cohousing. Read More

Virtual Information Sessions with Ravens Crossing Cohousing

Apr. 17, May 11 & 22, 2019. Online.

Virtual Information Sessions with Ravens Crossing Cohousing on Zoom. Find out more about cohousing and Ravens Crossing in Sidney BC. Read More

“Is Cohousing for You?” Workshop in Sidney, BC

Mar. 2-3, 2019. Sidney, BC.

Hosted by Ravens Crossing Cohousing in Sidney B.C., “Is Cohousing for you?” is an experiential two-day workshop offering a unique opportunity to explore how to access the creative power of community to build a better world and improve quality of life. The workshop is also a prerequisite for folks interested in becoming Equity Members of… Read More

Ravens Crossing Cohousing Information Session

Mar. 2, 2019. 4:30-6pm. Sidney, BC.

Have you dreamed of “Island Life” far away from the maddening crowd but just 30 minutes to downtown Victoria and a 1 ½ hr. ferry ride to the lower mainland? Find out about our project in Sidney-by-the Sea on Vancouver Island. You are invited to attend a free public info session to find out more,… Read More

Ravens Crossing Cohousing Virtual Information Session

Feb. 21, 2019. 7-8pm PST, Online

Have you dreamed of “Island Life” far away from the maddening crowd but just 30 minutes to downtown Victoria and a 1 ½ hr. ferry ride to the lower mainland? Find out about our project in Sidney-by-the Sea on Vancouver Island. Join your Ravens Crossing host a few minutes before 7:00pm PST at the following… Read More

The Inside-Out of Cohousing

Feb. 9, 2019. Vancouver, B.C.

Aimed at potential residents, architects, planners, city councillors and housing advocates, this workshop provides a deeper dive into how cohousing works, from the hard facts to the warm fuzzies. Read More

Wolf Willow Cohousing Featured on Global News

Jan. 8, 2019. Saskatoon, SK.

Wolf Willow Cohousing was recently featured on Global News. Watch the video below or read the full article on Global News. Read More

The Coastal Village – Sunshine Coast forming group

Jan. 7, 2019. 5-8 p.m. Gibsons, B.C.

WHAT IF…housing wasn’t just a place to live, but rather, a way of life? The Coastal Village is connecting people who want to live in community with others who have similar values…for the betterment of our health, happiness and well-being. Research shows that both men and women thrive in community. We plan to create an… Read More

The Coastal Village – Sunshine Coast forming group

Dec. 10, 2018. 5-8 p.m. Gibsons, B.C.

We are forming an affordable cohousing community on the Sunshine Coast. Our community is based on 3 principles: smart growth, green design and quality of life. Cohousing is neither a commune nor cooperative housing. Join us in conversations about creating a resilient neighborhood based on connectedness, support and trust. Read More

Driftwood Village Cohousing Recruiting New Members

Nov. 25, 2018. 2pm - 4pm. North Vancouver, BC.

As Driftwood Village Cohousing approaches construction, they are recruiting new associate members to fill the last remaining spaces. Check out their website for more details, and if you’re interested, please RSVP by Wed Nov 21st to attend their info session. The info session will be held at: Quayside Village Cohousing 510 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver,… Read More

Intro to Cohousing

Nov. 24 & Dec. 5, 2018. Vancouver, BC.

Are you curious about cohousing? Two free seminars on the basics of cohousing are coming up in Vancouver. The session will cover a brief history of cohousing and what it looks like in Canada, including how cohousing supports social connections.  There will be lots of time for questions, and opportunity to connect with others interested… Read More

The Coastal Village – Sunshine Coast forming group

Nov. 4, 2018. Gibsons and Elphinstone, B.C.

Visits to possible sites, beach walk and snack, and/or meeting. Read More

Radiance Cohousing Construction Completed

Nov. 10, 2018. Saskatoon, SK

Congratulations to Radiance Cohousing in Saskatoon, SK who have just completed construction of their community! In The News: Cohousing complex in Saskatoon pursuing Passive House certification – Global News Article CBC Radio Interview: Read More

Radiance Cohousing Open House

Nov. 10, 2018. Saskatoon, SK

Radiance Cohousing will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday, November 10. Please join us for a tour… Read More

Spotlight on Forming Cohousing Communities

Last Updated: Nov. 7, 2018

The Canadian Cohousing Network welcomes our newest members, with forming communities that are currently seeking additional members and a site for development! Read More

The Coastal Village – Social Gathering

Nov. 2, 2018. 5:30pm. Vancouver, BC.

Meet at 5:30 p.m., after Chuck Durrett’s (now full) Information Session on Cohousing, 515 West Hastings St., downtown Vancouver. Read More

Senior Cohousing 101 with Chuck Durrett

Nov. 2, 2018. 4pm - 5:30pm. Vancouver, BC

In this presentation, learn why senior cohousing is such a big deal today and how to get projects started. Read More

Cohousing on the Coast – Creating a Modern Village

Sept. 29, 2018. 10:30am - 12:30pm. Roberts Creek, BC

An Information Session on Cohousing hosted by: West Wind Harbour Cohousing, The Coastal Village and Roberts Creek Cohousing. Read More

Design process critical in creating cohousing communities, says American architect

July 22, 2018 Naoibh O’Connor / Vancouver Courier

The American architect who came up with the word “cohousing” is questioning the Vancouver-born version of the concept dubbed “cohousing lite.” Read More

Select presentations from the Canadian Cohousing Conference, 2018

April 28-29, 2018

View some videos from the 2018 Canadian Cohousing Conference. Read More

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