I’m currently doing extensive research into cohousing in the Canadian context. I regularly find new resources that may be useful for communities – forming or otherwise. I’ll just keep posting them here anytime I have a moment to do so. If you have any information/links that you feel I should add, please let me know.
Here is a nice video that really gets to the point of what cohousing is:
If you like podcasts, I interview Katie McCamant in the 2nd part of this show and she talks about cohousing here:
Of course, you can get loads of resources at the Canadian Cohousing Network.
- LiveWell-Cohousing-Bootcamp-Manual, by Livewell Cohousing Consultants
- How To – Create New-Build Cohousing, by Margaret Crtichlow and Andrew Moore
- How To – Create Retrofit Cohousing, by Margaret Crtichlow and Andrew Moore
Considerations around financial accessibility
Links to Canadian Communities
- Belterra Cohousing, Bowen Island, B.C
- Cohabitat Québec, Québec City, Qc.
- Cranberry Commons, Burnaby, B.C.
- Creekside Commons, Courtney, B.C.
- Denman Island Couhousing, Denman Island, B.C
- Groundswell Cohousing, Chiliwack, B.C.
- Harbourside Cohousing, Sooke, B.C.
- Heddlestone Village, Nelson, B.C.
- Middle Road Community, Nelson, B.C. (don’t have a website, but some in for here)
- Pacific Gardens, Nanaimo, B.C.
- PrarieSky Cohousing, Calgary, AB
- Quayside Village, North Vancouver, B.C.
- Roberts Creek Cohousing, Roberts Creek, B.C.
- Terra Firma, Ottawa, ON (don’t have a website, but some info here)
- Vancouver Cohousing, Vancouver, B.C.
- Windsong Cohousing, Langley, B.C.
- Wolfwillow Cohousing, Saskatoon, SK
- Baba Yaga Place, Toronto, ON
- Birchwood, Telkwa, B.C.
- Canopy Cohousing, Toronto, ON
- Cohabitat Rive Sud, South Shore of Montreal, QC
- Convivium Cohousing, Ottawa, ON
- Driftwood Cohousing, North Vancouver, B.C.
- Elderberry Cohousing, Chiliwack, B.C.
- Hunt Coulee Village, Rural AB
- Little Mountain Cohousing, Vancouver, B.C.
- Ottawa Cohousing, Ottawa, ON
- Perth Cohousing Initiative, Perth, ON
- Prairie Spruce Commons, Regina, SK
- Radiance Cohousing, Saskatoon, SK (move in summer 2018!)
- Raven’s Crossing Cohousing, Saanich, BC
- West Wind Harbour Cohousing, Sooke, BC
- Urban Green Cohousing, Edmonton, AB
- Waterloo Region Cohousing Ecovillage, ON
- Wine on the Porch, Toronto, ON
- BC Seniors build a new way to age in place – a Karin Wells documentary, CBC Radio 1 Sunday Edition (2015).
- What is a home? by the fine folks at Belterrra Cohousing