Overwhelming success leads Harbourside to close membership for a month

Harbourside holds regular information meetings, and we welcome you to attend to meet us and find out more about the project. However, due to the overwhelming success of our first two information meetings, we have decided not to hold any more meetings or take on any new members in April to give us a chance to integrate some of the 19 wonderful new associates who have recently joined. 

Our next information meeting is scheduled for May 4, 1 to 4 pm
at Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria

Exact location will be provided when you RSVP to


Once you have attended a meeting and if you interested in the project, there are two formalized levels of membership: Associate and Equity Membership. At present there are 8 equity member households and 19 associates 4 of whom are in the process of becoming equity members. 

Associate Member – An Associate Member is someone who is considering joining the community and wants to find out more about the group. Associate Members pay a non-refundable $125 fee to help cover costs for marketing, mailings, etc., and they have access to all information that relates to the community. Associate Members are encouraged to attend business meetings and to participate on committees and task groups. This gives them an opportunity to get to know the members, to educate themselves about past decisions and the cohousing process, and to determine whether this life-style choice suits them.

Equity Member – Equity Members are people who have a strong desire to directly influence the quality and design of their home and neighbourhood, who have a vision about community that is different from what can be found in conventional developments, and who are willing to take the time and make the financial commitments to realize their vision. Prior to committing to the process they need to feel comfortable with the other members, be knowledgeable about their responsibilities and obligations, and have the ability to pay for a home in the community. Equity Members must also have either completed, or be registered, for the Royal Roads University course Aging Well in Community.

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