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Is Cohousing For You?
Sat, 27 May 2017, 9:30 AM – Sun, 28 May 2017, 4:30 PM PDT
Two-Day Workshop: 27-28 May 2017
- Saturday & Sunday, May 27th & 28th: 9:30am to 4:30 pm both days
- Nell Horth Room in the Sidney Library, 10091 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, BC V8L 3G3
- A Free Information session about Saanich Peninsula Cohousing will follow Saturday's workshop from 4:30 - 6:00pm
Facilitator: Dr Margaret Critchlow, Anthropologist, Educator, Cohousing Consultant, and Founding Member of Harbourside Cohousing
Learn about a creative alternative to today’s culture of individualism and materialism. Cohousing is a neighbourhood design that values privacy and community, independence and interdependence.
In this experiential two-day workshop, participants will explore how to access the creative power of community to build a better world and improve quality of life. Margaret will draw on examples from other cultures, old-fashioned neighbourhoods, and contemporary cohousing communities. You will learn together how to work through differences collaboratively, make decisions well, and find creative solutions that enable the best in all of us.
Recommended for anyone interested in the new Saanich Peninsula Cohousing initiative and other cohousing projects, such as West Wind Harbour Cohousing (Sooke).
Topics will include:
Take a good look at how and where you live now. What do you want for your future?
What is it like to live in cohousing? To develop it? How to know if it is for you?
What skills are needed in cohousing and how to get them. What you can & can’t do yourself.
Introduction to consensus-based decision-making
Integrating into cohousing initiatives: values/mission, site selection, planning your community, choosing professionals, information sessions, fun
What should I bring to the event?
- Please wear comfortable clothes
- Bring something to share for potluck lunches each day.
How can I find out about Sidney?
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?