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Cohousing 101 - An introduction to cohousing may 31 2020 v2 slideshare

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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.

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Cohousing 101 - An introduction to cohousing may 31 2020 v2 slideshare

  1. 1. Cohousing 101 An introduction to Cohousing Presented by Kristopher Stevens www.CohousingOptions.ca Zoom Webinar May 31, 2020
  2. 2. Traditional lands acknowledgement
  3. 3. Kristopher Stevens 3
  4. 4. The Cohousing Options Canada team Kristopher Stevens Executive Director Mark Powell Director of Community Development Maike Althaus Director of Communications Mike Labbé Development Consultant 4Image by Kristopher Stevens, Windsong Cohousing, Langley, BC - 2018
  5. 5. Agenda • Log on • Traditional lands acknowledgment • Welcome, agenda, intros & check-in • Cohousing 101 • Why? • What? • How? • Where? • Hamilton, Sudbury and Toronto • FIN 5
  6. 6. Buildings are the frame Image by Kristopher Stevens, Quimper Village, Port Townsend, WA - 2018 6
  7. 7. The people are the picture 7Image by Kristopher Stevens, Listowel, ON- 2016
  8. 8. Why cohousing? Image by Kristopher Stevens, Quimper Village, Port Townsend, WA - 2018 8
  9. 9. Trends behind Cohousing • 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 9 Image by Kristopher Stevens, Toronto, ON - 2019
  10. 10. What is cohousing? Drawings by Schemata Workshop, Capitol Hill Cohousing, Seattle WA – 2018 McCamant & Durrett Architects, Quimper Village, Bainsbridge Island, WA - 2018
  11. 11. Privacy AND community Image by Kristopher Stevens, Cranberry Commons, BC & Quimper Village, Port Townsend, WA - 2018 11
  12. 12. • Affordable • Safe • Proximity • Social • Sustainable • Independent • Co-care • Secure 12 Images by Kristopher Stevens, Harbourside Cohousing, Sooke, BC - 2019
  13. 13. What can cohousing look like? Image by Kristopher Stevens, Capitol Hill Cohousing, Seattle, WA - 2018 13
  14. 14. Detached houses Town homes Cottages Mid-rise High-rise It is up to you Image by Cohabitat Quebec – 2017; Kristopher Stevens, Cohousing infographic postcards - 2018 14
  15. 15. It can even be more than one neighbourhood! 15Images by McCamant & Durrett, Caddis and Wonderland, Silver Sage and Wild Sage Cohousing – 2018 - 2020
  16. 16. Of 50+, all ages or even young people Images by Philip Krabbendamm and Kristopher Stevens, Munksøgård – 2018 - 2019
  17. 17. What can we share? 17 Image by Kristopher Stevens, Cohousing Environment - 2019
  18. 18. Images by Charles Durrett - 2018 & Kristopher Stevens, Harbourside Cohousing, Sooke, BC - 2019 18 • Ideas • The ups and downs of life • Community meals • Common house • Caregiver suite(s) & services • Cleaning & maintenance • Tools & equipment
  19. 19. • Gardens • Workshop & craft spaces • Exercise facilities • Child-minding • Utilities • Teen & children rooms Image by William Right Photography, Capitol Hill Cohousing; Susie Fox, Songia - 2018 & Kristopher Stevens - 2019
  20. 20. What legal forms can it take? Image by Kristopher Stevens, PDX Commons, Portland, OR - 2019 20
  21. 21. What are the opportunities Image by Kristopher Stevens,, Vancouver Cohousing, Vancouver, BC - 2018
  22. 22. What are the challenges? Image by Kristopher Stevens, Quimper Village, Port Townsend, WA - 2018 22
  23. 23. Considering challenges • 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
  24. 24. What is the process? Image by Kristopher Stevens, Cohousing infographic postcards - 2018 24
  25. 25. Where is Cohousing happening? 25Image by Kristopher Stevens, Munksøgard, Denmark -2018
  26. 26. Building capacity! Gaining momentum! Cohabitat in Quebec City Terrafirma in Ottawa Hamilton Cohousing Sweetfern in Sudbury Cohousing Toronto Kawartha Commons in Peterborough Convivium in Ottawa Concord in Ottawa London Cohousing Image by Kristopher Stevens, Cohousing infographic postcards - 2018 26
  27. 27. Cohousing in Canada and the US 2 14 13 174
  28. 28. The building is the frame Image by Kristopher Stevens, PDX Commons, Portland, OR - 2019 28
  29. 29. The people are the picture 29 Image by Kristopher Stevens, PDX Commons, Portland, OR - 2019 29
  30. 30. 3 Cohousing Communities The path to membership ü Friend ü Explorer ü Start up member ü Full member
  31. 31. See member profiles on our Facebook page.
  32. 32. History – Hamilton Aging in Community Founded in 2013 Promotes mutual support and innovative housing alternatives. Created website, https://hamiltonagingtogether.ca, in 2017 • With funding from New Horizons for Seniors grants, Grace Lutheran Church, and personal donations Blog informs the Hamilton community about supports, featuring cohousing and other coliving opportunities.
  33. 33. History • In 2015, Jocelyn set up CoHoHo-Cohousing Hamilton 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
  34. 34. The Formation of Cohousing Hamilton Fall 2019 • Ten-week course with Charles Durrett January 2020 • Project is spearheaded by Hamilton Aging in Community members. • Establishment of the steering committee • Hiring of Cohousing Options Canada consultants
  35. 35. Vision • Inclusive, intentional community • Healthy, sustainable, and fun environment • Caring neighbours • Build upon each other’s strengths • Respectful of each other’s privacy • Collaborative • Sharing of meals, resources and social connections • Welcoming others into our neighbourhood
  36. 36. Next Steps ü Deciding whether we will be all-ages or adults only (50+) ü Continue to grow our membership ü Incorporation ü Site Selection
  37. 37. See our member profiles on our Facebook page. cohousinghamilton@gmail.com Facebook.com/CohousingHamilton/ Wednedsays @ 3:30pm Fridays @11:00 am
  38. 38. Vision & Mission • Multi-generational • Inclusive • Private, shared spaces • Tight-knit community • Active
  39. 39. Values • Trust • Interdependence • Independence • Generosity • Compassion • Stewardship
  40. 40. Next steps • Continue to grow our membership • Incorporation • Site selection criteria • Group building skills • Select a professional team
  41. 41. @10:30 AM Saturday June 6th – Business Meeting Saturday June 13th - Coffee & Cohousing sudburycohousing@gmail.com @SudburyCohousing
  42. 42. Cohousing Toronto Explorers & Members
  43. 43. Vision and mission - Vibrant - All-ages - Independent with meaningful social connections. - Private homes with shared indoor and outdoor spaces - A healthy, joyful, and sustainable community life.
  44. 44. Values • Collaboration • Generosity • Honest • Inclusive • Respect • Sustainable
  45. 45. Next steps • Finish & launch our website • Complete our bylaws & incorporate • Complete the #cohocolourchallenge • Continue to host Coffee & Cohousing meetups online • Sociocracy, non-violent communication & facilitation training • Site search for 1 – 1.5 acres
  46. 46. Cohousing Toronto Contact information Second Sunday of the month + Coffee and Cohousing TOCohosuing@gmail.com @CohousingToronto
  47. 47. Q & A Image by Kristopher Stevens, PDX Commons, Portland, OR - 2019
  48. 48. Books to read
  49. 49. The cohousing associations
  50. 50. If you are looking for coliving options like co-buying, home sharing
  51. 51. Upcoming events • 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
  52. 52. ALL DONE! THANK YOU! Let us know if we can help! Kristopher Stevens, Executive Director Kristopher@CohousingOptions.ca 416-303-1201 Mark Powell, Community Development Mark@CohousingOptions.ca 416-988-0050 Maike Althaus, Communications Maike@CohousingOptions.ca 647-984-0618

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