Facilitators

Trained by Charles Durrett (author of the Senior Cohousing handbook), Margaret Critchlow and Andrew Moore facilitate study groups on Active Aging in Community. For more information please contact seniorcohousing@gmail.com

6 Responses to Facilitators

  1. Annabelle Sabloff says:

    Hi Margaret,
    Wonderful to stumble on your name and your current cohousing work.
    I recently became involved with a group called Babayaga Housing Toronto. If you have followed the CBC radio broadcasts about the upstart old women in France who got their arrondissement to build housing to their exacting specifications, you’ll know what we’re about.
    There is plenty of interest here in Toronto for self-run alternative housing for older people. The dilemma of not having enough upfront funds to consider co-housing is one lots of older people are facing, of course, and the French Babayaga model resonated widely. Since we’ve just coalesced into something like a real working group over this summer, we’ve got a long way to go.
    I’m going about bragging that you were once my supervisor at York.
    I’d love to hear from you.

    Annabelle

  2. clairette mantha says:

    my husband and I are very interested in this cohousing. We are independant seniors husband 75 and myself 70. Would it be possible to talk to you. We have no idea what we have to to do next. presently we reside in gloucester ont.

    • Margaret Critchlow says:

      There is lots of interest in Harbourside right now and we are unable to hold long phone conversations or offer private tours. We are encouraging anyone seriously interested to come to an information session (March 16 or April 12) and/or take the course required for equity membership. Here’s the link to register
      http://cstudies.royalroads.ca/courses/PEHL3410-Y13.htm
      There is still one guest room available in our Common House if you want accommodation during the course, and two rooms available April 11-12. The rate is $60 per night per room, no tax.

      Either an info sessions or the course are the entry point for becoming an associate member ($125 per household for three months). Then, once you have registered for the course, attended a business meeting, and filed a net worth statement with Ronaye Matthew (our project manager) you qualify to become an equity member ($20,000) which lets you reserve a unit.

      At the moment there are 9 units still available, including all unit types.Info about unit types is available at http://www.harbourside.ca and on this website under Harbourside at the right end of the tabs on the home page or:
      http://canadianseniorcohousing.com/?page_id=1260

      We hope you can come see us soon.

    • Linda Derouard says:

      I am very interested in Harbourside CoHousing, Sooke, BC (Ronaye Matthew). I just listened to a CBC Radio Documentary on Harbourside. I am an independent senior 64. Would it be possible to talk to you? I have no idea what I have to do next. Presently I reside in Kenora, ON.

      • Linda Derouard says:

        I am very interested in Harbourside CoHousing, Sooke, BC (Ronaye Matthew). I just listened to a CBC Radio Documentary on Harbourside. I am an independent senior 64. Would it be possible to talk to you? I have no idea what I have to do next. Presently I reside in Kenora, ON.

        Looking forward to hearing back from you,
        Linda

  3. Ken Robinson says:

    My wife Nancy and I are looking on with interest, wishing we were closer (we live in Ontario) to you, so that we could participate.

    Looking forward to hearing about any news from your end. How did the info. session go on the 16th, did you have a good turnout.

    Best Wishes

    Ken

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