Cohousing 101 Webinar
Join us for an introduction to cohousing, its origins and learn about communities forming here in Ontario! Find out what all-ages and 50+ cohousing looks like in Canada, the US and other parts of the world. Learn how cohousing helps address:
The loneliness epidemic
Co-care and support of young families and active elders
Issues of affordability
Social, economic and environmental sustainability
Kristopher Stevens, Executive Director of Cohousing Options Canada will be delivering the core presentation and will touch on the following topics in add-on to the issues above:
The difference between cohousing and other forms of coliving
The community led development process
The maximization of both privacy and community access through smart design and community governance
The role of developers, architects, planners and other professionals
The different legal and financial structures and more.
Members of Cohousing Hamilton, Cohabitat Sweetfern Cohousing (Sudbury) and Cohousing Toronto will provide an overview of their community, where they are in the development process, how people can learn more and most importantly how people can get involved.
There will be plenty of time for questions, and you'll have an opportunity to connect with others interested in exploring cohousing (we will create a few chat rooms for people to break off into after the core presentation and discussions that will be hosted by the three communities!
WHAT IS COHOUSING?
Cohousing is a sustainable neighbourhood design that values privacy and community, independence and interdependence. It is a custom-designed neighbourhood of private homes whose owners cooperatively own and use indoor and outdoor common spaces. Cohousing members manage their communities together, and actively come together to learn, support each other, and enjoy life.
Typically, Cohousing neighbourhoods are clustered around a “common house” with shared amenities designed to provide residents privacy, while maximizing their access to a high functioning community. Each home is self-sufficient with a complete kitchen and other aspects you would expect in a home. Common shared amenities may include a large kitchen and dining room in the common house for weekly community meals, a children’s playroom, workshops, guest rooms, caregiver suites, home office support, an arts and crafts area, exercise facilities, laundry and more. Cohousing neighbourhoods range from 8 – 40 households and most commonly emphasize a multi-generational mix of singles, couples, families with children, and elders though senior (50+) Cohousing communities are rapidly increasing in number.
Online stream starts for logging in at 12:45 pm and the event will start promptly at 1:00pm and run until 3:00pm.
Cohousing 101 presentation
Short community presentations by the 3 communities
Online Webinar via Zoom. Login details will be emailed to you after registration.
The cost to attend is a donation of $10 (or more) and will be divided equally and donated to the Hamilton, Sudbury and Toronto Food Banks on behalf of the three participating communities.
Space is limited, so we encourage you to reserve your ticket early. To be notified of spaces opening up or future events, add your name to our mailing list at checkout.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I WANT MORE INFORMATION?
For more information please contact Kristopher Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 416-303-1201.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Cohousing Options Canada is a 360º non-profit cohousing consultancy that assembles all the different ingredients needed to build happy, healthy and sustainable cohousing communities. We do everything to help you live the life you deserve: happy, healthy and in community with the people you lie best. Please visit us at www.CohousingOptions.ca.
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