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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What do you want to know about Canadian Cohousing Issues & Communities?

What cohousing issues or concerns are you dealing with? What do you wish you knew about cohousing communities in Canada?

We are a team of researchers across Canada who are planning a study on cohousing in Canada. We would like to get your input about what questions to ask in our research. While our team has expertise in aging, we are interested in cohousing for people of any age.

Please feel free to send us any input by e-mail to lori.weeks@dal.ca by December 11, 2020.  

Quels sont les problèmes et les préoccupations que vous rencontrez dans votre cohabitat? Que souhaitez-vous savoir des autres communautés de cohabitat au Canada?

Nous sommes une équipe de chercheurs de partout au pays qui souhaite mettre en place une étude sur les cohabitats au Canada. Nous aimerions connaître vos avis sur les questions à poser dans notre étude. Bien que notre équipe se spécialise en vieillissement, nous nous intéressons aux cohabitats pour tous les âges.

N’hésitez pas à nous envoyer vos commentaires par courriel à lori.weeks@dal.ca avant le 11 décembre 2020. 

  • Catherine Bigonnesse, Université de Moncton
  • Margaret Critchlow, Harbourside Cohousing, Sooke, BC
  • Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, Université de Moncton
  • Gloria McInnis-Perry, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Mario Paris, Université de Moncton
  • Vivian Puplampu, University of Regina, Saskatoon
  • Lori Weeks, Dalhousie University

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