How do I find out more?

We hold regular information meetings about our cohousing project. We welcome you to attend, so you can meet us and find out more about who we are and what we are doing. We also host weekend workshops on cohousing for people who want to explore the cohousing lifestyle.

Information Meetings

Saturday, September 8th at noon at McTavish Academy of Art, 1720 McTavish Road, North Saanich. Contact: Georgina Patko

Thursday, September 20th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Information Session at Crowfoot Library, 8665 Nose Hill Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3G 5T3. Contact: Elke Scrimshaw or Janet Riganti

Sunday, September 23rd, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Information Session at Parksville Community Center, 132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville, BC V9P 2H2. Contact: Mary and Poul Bendsen

Saturday, September 29th, 10:30 am. Information Session at Robert's Creek Cohousing, Emery Rd, Roberts Creek, BC V0N 2W2. Register for free online at Contact: Alex

Saturday, Nov 3rd at 4:30 pm. Information Session at Sooke Child, Youth and Family Centre, 6672 Wadams Way. Please register here: West Wind Harbour Eventbrite.

Weekend Workshops

Is Cohousing for You? is a weekend workshop that provides an experiential introduction to cohousing, led by Margaret Critchlow, PhD. Margaret is a Founding Member of Harbourside Cohousing and a consultant with Cohousing Development Consulting. Her workshop is required for equity membership in our project and recommended for anyone thinking of becoming an Associate Member (see below). The workshop is also a great way to find out more about cohousing concepts.

Upcoming "Is Cohousing for You?" Workshops:

September 8&9. Ravens Crossing Cohousing - McTavish Academy of Art, 1720 McTavish Road, North Saanich. Information and registration: Ravens Crossing Eventbrite.

October 20 - 21, "Is Cohousing Your Next Step?" Runnymede Library, Toronto. Kitty Elton, facilitator.

Nov 3&4 - West Wind Harbour - Sooke Child, Youth, & Family Centre, 6672 Wadams Way, Sooke. Information and registration: West Wind Harbour Eventbrite.

There are two formalized levels of membership: Associate and Equity Membership.

Associate Member - An Associate Member is someone who is considering joining the community and wants to find out more about the project. Associate Members pay a non- refundable $150 fee to help cover on-going costs for marketing, mailings, etc. Associate Members have access to all information that relates to the community and are encouraged to attend business meetings and participate on committees and task groups. This participation provides an opportunity to get to know the members, to become informed about past decisions and the cohousing process, and to determine whether the cohousing lifestyle is a good fit for them.

Equity Member - Equity Members are people who have a strong desire to directly influence the quality and design of their home and neighbourhood, who have a different vision about engaging in community than is found in conventional developments, and who are willing to take the time and make the financial commitments to realize their vision. Prior to committing to the process, they need to feel comfortable with the other members, be knowledgeable about their responsibilities and obligations, and have the ability to pay for a home in the community.

If you would like more information please contact us: