Welcome to Canadian Senior Cohousing

Imagine an innovative elder culture that approaches looming issues in sustainability and health care in an entirely new way. Our aim is to provide the mutual support  to flourish, living in an optimal range of human functioning for the rest of our lives. Canadian Senior Cohousing combines the well-established international model of senior cohousing with new ideas for active aging here in Canada.


Coming soon: Spring 2016. Canadian Senior Cohousing society (CSC)  and the Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) will launch their “How to Guide” on innovations in seniors housing. The project is funded by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and the CSPC to research innovative models of housing and community living in Canada and elsewhere and apply best practices to different forms of seniors housing that enable people to age healthily in community. For more information about this project, please visit the CSPC webpage Innovation in Seniors Housing


Recent Media on Senior Cohousing 24 Feb 2016. Click here to hear a short interview about Saanich Peninsula Cohousing and Harbourside Cohousing on CBC radio’s All Points West. Here is a link to the CBC Sunday Edition documentary on Harbourside from 8 Nov 2015. In 2014 and 2105, these 3 articles appeared in Communities Magazine. Click here for the 2014 piece, and here for the 2015 articles.

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New Sooke cohousing group seeks founding members


At Harbourside Cohousing we often hear, “There should be more places like this!” Here is an opportunity for you to make that wish come true.

Curious? You are invited to an information session at 4 pm on Sunday, April 3 in the conference room above Village Foods grocery store. Please rsvp to Margaret  or Andrew seniorcohousing@gmail.com.

Andrew Moore and Margaret Critchlow have identified a spectacular, waterfront site in the Sooke core whose owners wish to sell to a cohousing project that they would join as members. The missing ingredient is a core group of founders with a passion for creating a community like Harbourside, but even better. Will you be one of them?





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