SPEAKER & SOCIAL Series

Ottawa Cohousing hosts a monthly event related to cohousing. 

Guest Speaker(s) sharing their knowledge in relation to some aspect of Cohousing. 

Social Component where members and guests have a chance to mingle.  These events are open to the public (some events may require a small cover charge).  Clients on the Intake Roster have free access (annual membership) to this series. 

 

JULY - Soul Sister under construction Tour

July 15th, gathering at 4pm on site.

Come take a tour with the Soul Sisters themselves through their cohousing community currently under construction.

Registration in advance will be required.

More details coming soon.

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Join Ottawa Cohousing and our tour guides at a local hang out after the tour, to continue conversations over good food and drinks.

CONTACT

 info@ottawacohousing.ca

to get on our email list and receive the most up to date details of upcoming events as they are planned.

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Ottawa Cohousing has launched a Go Fund Me to raise some extra funds for our outreach and marketing.  Our goal is to continue to host our monthly events to an open and public audience, raising awareness and building momentum for a cohousing movement in Ottawa!

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JUNE .... Building Better Solstice BBQ

Ottawa Cohousing and our interested clients paid homage to the longest day of the year, as we joined with three leading Green Builders in our region for dinner and chatter on sustainability

A big THANK YOU to all who braved the soggy weather to make our  cozy and informative event.

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MAY - "MAKING IT WORK"  Insights into Group Dynamics

WOW! Our speakers delivered as promised a thorough and clear discussion on Group Dynamics involved in cohousing!

For those continuing on with us into Affinity groups, you will find much of this valuable shared insight and information incorporated into our Group lessons. A big thank you to Suzanne and Kathy and all who attended this very civil and engaging event.

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Contacts for our guest speakers:

Kathy McGrenera

kmcgrenera@gmail.com

Suzanne Gagnon 

suzannegagnon@connectionmatters.ca

APRIL - PUB Party Room PLAY  Social

We were very happy to engage with our small group during Happy Hour at the Barley Mow!

While a larger crowd had been anticipated, the intimacy of a small group allowed for cross connecting together, deep learning about cohousing in general, and who Ottawa Cohousing is specifically.

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We are already looking forward to our next opportunity to share Cohousing Trivia with all of our friends in cohousing!  Such an entertaining way to learn about cohousing and related items.

MARCH : The Architecture of Community 

Thank you to all our lovely guests who joined us for an active and participatory session on design for community!

Rosaline engaged our group of communitarians in identifying what architectural features make for a cohousing community, what constraints tend to be a challenge and how design decisions can impact costs. 

It was a real delight to see everyone in person to share thoughts and appetites, (creative and actual), together.

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FEBRUARY : The Gathering 

We asked and they came! 

Our panel of cohousing residents joined us from their various homes across the country.

For the attending Ottawa resident cohousing Wanna-be's or cohousing Not-so-sure's, our panelists dropped pearls of wisdom and lived lessons into our ears.  We are so grateful to have spent this valuable time with them.

 

The after panel show continued with the learning and discussions and comparisons.  

JANUARY INTRO LAUNCH !

Our opening event was a great success.

Thank you to everyone who participated.  We really appreciate the healthy turn out of interested attendees.  For those that missed the event, or if you need a recap, see here for a link to the recording.

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/PqTkFRsKd80wLisKYWKU1AvVITeAuJcvE8XDe6k52PkEzJPZA3P7Mi_oFOOB1GTW.6CFyeIIsCbrkgwoL 

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