Do you want to live in an Ottawa Cohousing Community?

  1. Are you planning to move into a new home within 2 to 5 years?

  2. Do you want to live within an urban neighborhood of Ottawa, Ontario?

  3. Have you considered your financial plan?

  4. Can you afford a new home at market rates?

  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.


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Fees (per household):

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

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

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

Deposits to Ottawa Cohousing

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

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


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

  1. Contact us to request an intake process.

  2. Think about your household needs, wants and limitations.

  3. We will provide our Intake Form for you and your household members to fill out. 

    • The Intake Form is also needed for those households who already have a pre-formed group.

  4. We will arrange an intake interview with you, to answer any questions, before you submit the Form.

  5. 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. 

    •  At this stage you will need to have a confidential Proof of Funds meeting with your mortgage advisor (for purchasing), or financial adviser (for tenants).

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

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

  8. 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.



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 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 cohouse-minded individuals.