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Great Rivers Cohousing is a new developing multigenerational cohousing community project which will be located in urban Ottawa and anticipated to complete in 2026. 


The members are creating a community that is supportive and welcoming through a spirit of intentional connectivity. The site they will select will be located in a walkable neighbourhood of Ottawa with street character and close to nature and transit.


They are guided by equitable and thoughtful decision-making

based on their chosen core values of:

Collaboration  -  Kindness -
  Inclusion  -  Environmental Sustainability

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The building(s) design will accommodate the needs of the members

The site choice and building design and layout will allow for engaging common areas and inclusion of agreed upon shared amenities. 

The building form will be low rise multi-unit building(s), of maximum 4 story, or row housing to attain their vision of community, while staying within budget. 

Each private residence will be fully sound insulated and have its own private patio or balcony.​

The Community will 

  • Be located in a quiet and “walkable” neighbourhood in urban Ottawa, within a 15-minute walk of:​

    • Delightful shopping amenities 

    • Natural green space

    • Major water way

    • Convenient public transit

  • Accommodate 14 to 24 households​

  • Use Sociocracy as a tool for efficient and equitable decision-making​

  • Create and maintain a community governance structure that embodies their core values


Current stage of the Project

  • Welcoming a new cohort of Exploring Members

  • Embracing the skills and energy of new Core members and determining the next steps in the project

  • Soft search on a suitable site

  • Website development

  • Defining and documenting the pillars of their community charter


Do You Want to Explore this Group?


The Great Rivers Cohousing Group is open to new exploring members


They seek to attract a diversity of interested households to create a truly multigenerational and multicultural community of belonging.

You can reach them at:

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