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Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre

6672 Wadams Way

Sooke, BC V9Z 0H3

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Two-Day Workshop: 7-8 July 2018

  • Saturday & Sunday, July 7th & 8th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm both days.
  • Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre, 6672 Wadams Way, Sooke, BC.
  • On Saturday evening, participants are invited to a tour, casual barbecue, and information session at the development site of Sooke's second cohousing project, West Wind Harbour Cohousing. This activity is optional.

Facilitator: Margaret Critchlow, PhD

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 both 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 West Wind Harbour Cohousing initiative and other cohousing projects, such as Ravens Crossing Cohousing.

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

  • Communication training

  • Integrating into cohousing initiatives: values/mission, site selection, planning your community, choosing professionals, information sessions, fun

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

For directions, please contact us at: info@westwindharbour.ca

What should I bring to the event?

  • Please wear comfortable clothes.
  • Bring something to share for potluck lunches each day.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

info@westwindharbour.ca

What's the refund policy?

Refunds provided for cancellations up to one day in advance of the event.

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Sooke Child, Youth & Family Centre

6672 Wadams Way

Sooke, BC V9Z 0H3

Canada

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