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Concorde Cohousing Newsletter


Dear <<First Name>>,

Hello again (and welcome to new readers!)
This email is our sixth monthly newsletter - monthly because we generally have two events in a month that you might be interested in and newsletter because things are starting to happen that we hope will be newsworthy. The second one was in 2018 so "monthly" is an aspiration that we hope to fulfill better this year.

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That's all for now.
take care,
Jake Morrison for
Concorde Cohousing

 February Events

Our next business meeting is:
                   February 11th, 2020, 6:30 pm - Centretown.  RSVP if you would like to come.
Our next social meeting is:
                   February 23rd, 2020; Members only

Internal Meetings
Communications, Membership, Outreach & Process (CMOP); Legal / Finance and Site Search – These meetings are open to those on the membership track. If you have a suggestion for one of these specific groups, please get in touch!

Concorde in the news:

Concorde member Mary Huang was interviewed in Spring by CKCU's Monique Fuller, along with Rebecca Aird, founding (and current) resident of Ontario's only completed cohousing project.  Listen HERE as they address questions such as:
  • Beyond the definition, what actually IS Cohousing?
  • Can it create more resilient communities?
  • Can one "build their own" retirement home?
  • What could (and should) governments do to facilitate this form of housing?
  • Is cohousing radical?
  • Can others in our city benefit from cohousing ideas or communities?  
The Ottawa Citizen
"Cohousing is a potentially key way to combat loneliness — but it's difficult to get off the ground"

Mary, Val, Margery, and Jake were interviewed in December for an Ottawa Citizen article by Joanne Laucius. She contacted us because of her interest in reporting on ways of dealing with loneliness in modern society. 



February Discoveries

Each month we highlight a resource from the web. With thousands of communities in the world and about 400 in North America, the resources are abundant!

This month we'll list some resources that we like:

  • The SWOG (Schemata Workshop Blog). Schemata Workshop is a Seattle, Washington architectural firm that works with cohousing, as well as other housing and urban design projects. Check out the other parts of the website, especially Our Passions/Cohousing.
  • Here's a very good overview of cohousing from  Realtor Magazine in the US.
  • And finally, an interview with Ericka Stephens-Rennie, a resident of Vancouver Cohousing with lots of detail to add about living in cohousing.

Happy to help.

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