Applying for membership
We’re looking for people who are keen to contribute their time and energy to creating this dream. As well as being financially stable, emotionally secure, and ideally, have some experience living cooperatively. We have a multi-step application process. To begin, please:
What is Cohousing?
Cohousing started in Denmark in the mid 1960’s and is a neighbourhood design that combines the autonomy of private dwellings with the advantages of sharing resources and community living. Cohousing communities usually range from 10-40 units of housing. Residents in a Cohousing community live in their private individual homes which are clustered around a common house with shared spaces.
Co-ops are democratic organizations. All members have voting privileges. Members elect a board of directors from the membership. The board designates committees, as required, to assist the board. The role of the board and its committees is extremely important. How well a co-op operates is a direct reflection of how well the board governs.
The system of governance we have chosen is called Sociocracy. Based on the values of effectiveness, equivalence and transparency, decisions are made by consent. Consent exists when there are no remaining objections to a proposal. Objections are valuable information (feedback) used to improve a proposal. They must relate to accomplishing the circle’s aim or the vision/mission of our organization.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to ask. If you would like to meet with a couple members of the community in person, we can also arrange that.