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
  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.  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.

Not sure or not ready yet? 

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

  • Fill out our Contact Form and we will add you to our email list.

  • Attend one of our free and personal Information Sessions 

  • Visit our social media posts and check back on our website for updates 

  • Continue to research cohousing, check out our listed Resources 

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

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

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.


Ready to join immediately? 

Fill out our online Intake Form.

Feel free to contact us for a hard copy version, our Cost Estimator or any questions.



Ottawa Cohousing regularly hosts Information Sessions to provide a casual venue for anyone to learn more about cohousing communities and our services.

Info sessions run for about an hour and will provide an opportunity to share our perspective of cohousing communities, what they are/how they work and to outline the services that Ottawa Cohousing provides and our process. These sessions are free to attend, and are offered in Zoom and In-Person formats.

We are pleased to offer the following dates and times for you to join us in conversation.

We add dates as they become needed and available, so check back on this page for future sessions. We never seem to have a useable time slot for you? Contact us so we can meet your timing need.

Registration is required.

Upcoming Info Sessions - 2022

In-Person (coffee shop/pub/park)

Tuesday, November 22 - Noon to 1 pm

Thursday, December 1 - 10:30 to 11:30am

Zoom (online - virtual)

Monday, November 14 - 8 - 9pm

Wednesday, November 23 - 7:30 to 8:30pm