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: info@westwindharbour.ca

Our next information meetings are:

Sunday, June 25th, 2017
3:00 to 5:00 pm
Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre: The Spinnaker Room
1767 Island Highway, Victoria V9B 1J1
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Meet and greet West Wind Harbour Cohousing members and information session.
Guests are also invited to the project site in Sooke following the information session for a tour and barbecue.
Tour of project site and barbecue
6:00 to 7:30 pm
6603 Sooke Rd in Sooke, BC
(Eastern termination of Goodmere Road, adjacent to Mariner's Village)

Saturday, July 15th, 2017
5:00 to 7:00 pm
6603 Sooke Rd in Sooke, BC
(Eastern termination of Goodmere Road, adjacent to Mariner's Village)
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Meet & greet West Wind Harbour Cohousing members, information session, tour of the future commonhouse & development site, and barbecue
This event is happening in conjunction with Margaret Critchlow’s workshop: Is Cohousing for You? Come to either the information session or the workshop or both!

Our next scheduled Is Cohousing for You? workshops are:

Saturday and Sunday, July 15th and 16th
9:30 am to 4:30 pm both days
Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre
6672 Wadams Way
Sooke V9Z 0H3
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Saturday and Sunday, September 23rd and 24th
9:30 am to 4:30 pm both days
Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre
6672 Wadams Way
Sooke V9Z 0H3
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Membership
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.