We are a diverse and adventuresome group of various ages, single and couples,
working and retired, who have intentionally come together to form one or more
cohousing communities in Winnipeg. Our group is actively working on the project
and a growing list of interested members is informed of our process for future
We look forward to designing and living in our universally accessible community
which will facilitate social interaction and environmental sustainability.
New members of all ages who would like to be actively involved, are encouraged
to join us as we shape our vision. We warmly welcome any combination of
people who count themselves as a household.
Free information session
May 16 // 7-8:30 PM
Fort Rouge Leisure Centre
625 Osborne St
What is cohousing?
“Cohousing is for anyone who wants to have more connection with their neighbours. Typically communities include people of all ages from babies to seniors, with couples, families, singles and single parents. The emphasis is on quality of life. There is no social agenda beyond creating a friendly
neighbourhood where all residents feel accepted and comfortable.”
- Canadian Cohousing Network
To build and live in a multi-generational community that:
- Fosters meaningful connections through supportive relationships
- Creates and maintains a healthy and ecologically sustainable urban development
- Demonstrates innovative, attractive cohousing
- Inspires communities to build the housing they need
We participate in the planning and design process of our community. Core members are responsible as a group for all final decisions. A consensus decision-making model is used.
Intentional Neighborhood Design
It is our intention that the physical design of our cohousing development will facilitate a sense of community, and that our practical and social activities shall also further that end.
Extensive Common Facilities
It is our intent to design the common areas of our cohousing development in order to make them an integral part of our community. We intend to use them on a daily basis and to have them provide a practical supplement to our private living areas.
All decisions of common concern to our group shall be made by Core members, before and during development and by all residents once the development is completed. The group will use the assistance of skilled professionals where needed.
Non Hierarchical Structure
Responsibility for decisions is shared by the Core members.
- We expect the units to be priced similarly to market value
- Membership fees for meeting expenses
- Other financial contributions such as planning costs, land purchase and design and construction costs
- Attract potential cohousing community members
- Site search and acquisition
cohousing [at] transitionwinnipeg.ca
Call Frances at 204-488- 0875
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