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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 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

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 – 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

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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