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.

Recent Media on Senior Cohousing CBC broadcast an update about Harbourside on The Sunday Edition, June 10 2018. Click here to listen to an interview on cohousing and the future of real estate with cohousing developers  Raines Cohen (California Cohousing) and Canada’s Ronaye Matthew (Cohousing Development Consulting): https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/96451/co-housing-in-the-future-of-real-estate

Visit Harbourside Cohousing’s media page for links to recent coverage of that innovative community. Click here to hear a short 24 Feb 2016 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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Toronto Co-housing Workshop Oct 20 & 21

Toronto Workshop Explores Co-housing

If you’d almost given up on co-housing in Toronto, this new workshop is for you.

Co-housing generates enormous  interest — and also considerable confusion. What exactly do we mean by co-housing? What are its benefits? How does it work?

This two-day workshop, designed especially for people 50+, will give you a chance to explore different models of co-housing and consider them in relation to your own goals.

Is Co-housing your next step?will help you to explore the benefits of living in community for a healthier, happier, active life. Leadership is provided by Kitty Elton, a founder and director of West Wind Harbour Cohousing in Sooke, B.C. You’ll also meet members of two co-housing/co-living communities located in Port Perry, ON and Kamloops, BC. The workshop is hosted by Wine on the Porch, Inc., a Toronto-based equity co-op which is currently in development. (The photo above is from the terrace at Wine on the Porch, a leafy oasis in the city.)

Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 9:30 to 4:30

Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor St. West, Toronto

Casual Barbeque at Wine on the Porch on Saturday evening

For more information or tickets visit www.universe.com/is-cohousing-your-next-step.

 

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