Do you want to live in an Ottawa Cohousing Community?

  1. Are you seeking to move into a new home within 2 to 7 years?

  2. Do you want to live within an urban or regional neighborhood of Ottawa?

  3. Have you considered your financial plan?

  4. Can you afford a new home at market rates or provide consistent rental payments?

  5. Are you ready to participate in a cohousing group?

If you answered YES to ALL these questions, read on for how to engage with Ottawa Cohousing.

Ottawa cohousing community neighborhoods

Intake Fee (per household):

Intake Interview............................. free

Intake Roster.................................... $50

(Speaker & Social events are free for those on Intake Roster)

Deposits towards Ottawa Cohousing service fee

Affinity Group (2nd mtg)....... $500

Site Search.....................$1000-2500


The total Ottawa Cohousing service fee will be based on a percentage of your purchase price, the rate of which depends on the complexity of the project, group size, and extent of services. You will not require a purchasing real estate agent. Contact us for further details.

  1. Contact us with any questions on our intake process.

  2. We will provide our Intake Form for you and your household members to fill out. We will provide you with a cost estimator for your personal exploration.

  3. We will arrange a personal intake interview with you, to answer any questions, before your Form is finalized.

  4. With the submission of the Form, we will then place you/your household onto our Intake Roster. We will provide you with a personalized report, your intake fee will be required.

  5. We continuously review our Roster to see what matches may work, i.e. what groups may be assembled, as clients onboard.

  6. When we have identified a potential group, the selected members will be asked to attend a SEED MEETING.

  7. At the Seed Meeting members will be introduced to each other, and will engage in a facilitated discussion to determine if there is enough interest and alignment to continue the process together.  A core group identified in this manner is now called an AFFINITY GROUP.


Ready to join immediately? 

Our online Intake Form.

Contact us for a hard copy version, the Cost Estimator or any questions.


Not ready yet? 

Stay in touch, keep learning and join in when you are ready.

  • Contact us and tell us to add you to our email list.  We send out short bi-monthly email updates. 

  • Call us or send an email and let us know what questions and concerns you have.

  • Check back on our website from time to time. 

  • Continue to research cohousing and the housing market, make use of our listed resources and/or your own.

  • Join in our Speaker & Social series to continue learning and to meet other cohousing-minded individuals.