Cohousing 101 - An introduction to cohousing may 31 2020 v2 slideshare
On May 31st 2020 Cohousing Options Canada Non-profit in collaboration with Cohousing Hamilton, Cohabitat Sweetfern Cohousing (Sudbury) and Cohousing Toronto hosted a Cohousing 101 Webinar.
COHOUSING 101 WEBINAR EVENT DETAILS
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.
Options Canada team
Director of Community Development
Director of Communications
4Image by Kristopher Stevens, Windsong Cohousing, Langley, BC - 2018
• Log on
• Traditional lands acknowledgment
• Welcome, agenda, intros & check-in
• Cohousing 101
• Hamilton, Sudbury and Toronto
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7Image by Kristopher Stevens, Listowel, ON- 2016
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• Smaller families
• Extended families living apart
• People are living longer
• Desire for more traditional neighborhood
where you know your neighbors
• Desire to live a more sustainable lifestyle
that is less car dependent
Image by Kristopher Stevens, Toronto, ON - 2019
What is cohousing?
Drawings by Schemata Workshop, Capitol Hill Cohousing, Seattle WA – 2018
McCamant & Durrett Architects, Quimper Village, Bainsbridge Island, WA - 2018
Privacy AND community
Image by Kristopher Stevens, Cranberry Commons, BC & Quimper Village, Port Townsend, WA - 2018 11
Images by Kristopher Stevens, Harbourside Cohousing, Sooke, BC - 2019
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It is up to you
Image by Cohabitat Quebec – 2017; Kristopher Stevens, Cohousing infographic postcards - 2018 14
It can even be more
15Images by McCamant & Durrett, Caddis and Wonderland, Silver Sage and Wild Sage Cohousing – 2018 - 2020
Of 50+, all ages or even
Images by Philip Krabbendamm and Kristopher Stevens, Munksøgård – 2018 - 2019
Image by Kristopher Stevens, Cohousing Environment - 2019
Images by Charles Durrett - 2018 & Kristopher Stevens, Harbourside Cohousing, Sooke, BC - 2019 18
• The ups and downs of life
• Community meals
• Common house
• Caregiver suite(s) & services
• Cleaning & maintenance
• Tools & equipment
• Workshop & craft spaces
• Exercise facilities
• Teen & children rooms
Image by William Right Photography, Capitol Hill Cohousing; Susie Fox, Songia - 2018 & Kristopher Stevens - 2019
What legal forms
can it take?
Image by Kristopher Stevens, PDX Commons, Portland, OR - 2019 20
What are the
Image by Kristopher Stevens,, Vancouver Cohousing, Vancouver, BC - 2018
What are the
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• What if I do nothing?
• Am I too young or old?
• What can I afford?
• Can I build community where I am?
• What if I don’t like the people?
• What if they don’t like me?
• Will I have enough privacy
• Will I be able to do my “fair share”
• What are my other fears?
• Is there a market?
• What is your timeline?
Image by Kristopher Stevens, Toronto, ON - 2018 23
What is the
Image by Kristopher Stevens, Cohousing infographic postcards - 2018 24
25Image by Kristopher Stevens, Munksøgard, Denmark -2018
Cohabitat in Quebec City
Terrafirma in Ottawa
Sweetfern in Sudbury
Kawartha Commons in
Convivium in Ottawa
Concord in Ottawa
Image by Kristopher Stevens, Cohousing infographic postcards - 2018 26
History – Hamilton Aging in Community
Founded in 2013
Promotes mutual support and innovative
https://hamiltonagingtogether.ca, in 2017
• With funding from New Horizons for Seniors
grants, Grace Lutheran Church, and personal
Blog informs the Hamilton community about
supports, featuring cohousing and other coliving
• In 2015, Jocelyn set up
on Facebook & Hamilton
Cohousing on Meetup
• Provides information on
Cohousing and other forms of
CoOwnership and CoLiving
• Jocelyn is now focused on
CoOwnership and CoLiving
The Formation of
• Ten-week course with Charles Durrett
• Project is spearheaded by Hamilton
Aging in Community members.
• Establishment of the steering
• Hiring of Cohousing Options Canada
• Inclusive, intentional community
• Healthy, sustainable, and fun environment
• Caring neighbours
• Build upon each other’s strengths
• Respectful of each other’s privacy
• Sharing of meals, resources and social
• Welcoming others into our neighbourhood
ü Deciding whether
we will be all-ages
or adults only (50+)
ü Continue to grow
ü Site Selection
See our member profiles on our Facebook page.
Wednedsays @ 3:30pm
Fridays @11:00 am
• Private, shared spaces
• Tight-knit community
If you are looking
for coliving options
• Cohousing 101 – May 31, 2020 @1pm
• Cohousing 102 – June 21, 2020 @ 1pm
• Core skills for cohousers
• Facilitation – July
• Conflict Resolution – July
• Is cohousing right for you? interactives
• Personal vision and values - June
• Getting it built basics - TBD
• Living in community - TBD
• Hopes and fears - TBD
55Image by Kristopher Stevens, Quimper Village, Port Townsend, WA - 2018
ALL DONE! THANK YOU!
Let us know if we can help!
Kristopher Stevens, Executive Director
Mark Powell, Community Development
Maike Althaus, Communications