How do I find out more?

We hold regular information meetings about our cohousing project and welcome you to attend, so you can meet us and find out more about who we are and what we are doing.

We also host weekend workshops led by Margaret Critchlow, PhD. Margaret is a Founding Member of Harbourside Cohousing and a consultant with Cohousing Development Consulting. Her workshop Is Cohousing for You? is required for equity membership in our project and is also a great way to find out more about cohousing concepts.

If you would like more information please contact us:

More information and registration for the Sooke workshops are available on West Wind Harbour Cohousing Eventbrite.

We have temporarily closed associate memberships in order to integrate numerous new members. However, we will enthusiastically welcome new associate members at the time of our next Is Cohousing for You? workshop with Margaret Critchlow March 17-18.

Is Cohousing for You? is a weekend workshop that provides an experiential introduction to cohousing.

In conjunction with the workshop, our members welcome participants to be our guests at an information session on Saturday evening, March 17th. Tour our beautiful waterfront development site; meet some of our members; enjoy a relaxing barbecue; and learn more about our project.

Ravens Crossing Cohousing will host the workshop in Sidney on the weekend of May 5-6. Registration is available via Ravens Crossing Eventbrite.

West Wind Harbour will host a fall workshop in Sooke on September 8-9.

There are two formalized levels of membership: Associate and Equity Membership.

Associate Member - An Associate Member is someone who is considering joining the community and wants to find out more about the project. Associate Members pay a non-refundable $150 fee to help cover costs for marketing, mailings, etc. Associate Members have access to all information that relates to the community and are encouraged to attend business meetings and participate on committees and task groups. This provides an opportunity to get to know the members, to become informed about past decisions and the cohousing process, and to determine whether this lifestyle 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 different vision about community than is 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.