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.


24 April 2015. Canadian Senior Cohousing society (CSC) is working with the Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) on a new “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 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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CMHC web forum on Affordable Cohousing

On March 25, 2015, CMHC’s Affordable Housing National Web Forum featured Margaret Critchlow and Shelley Raymond.

Here is the link to the session’s recording: http://cmhc-schl.adobeconnect.com/p6szdfdc1r7/

To view: 

– Click the link
– Let the Adobe Connect Pro program load
– Let the recording load
– Make sure your computer’s speakers are on and that the volume is not muted.

2) Below are the presentations from each speaker, and their contact information:

Margaret Critchlow –  slides:  Margaret Critchlow – Cohousing Email: seniorcohousing@gmail.com
Shelley Raymond – slides: Shelley Raymond – Co-housing Email: info@solterraco-housing.com

Please visit CMHC’s web site for updates regarding future sessions (www.cmhc.ca/ahc), information regarding theApril session will be available soon.

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