Come to an info session (or set up a private coffee chat). Take a look at our website and read about our hopes for the community we are trying to build. If the urban village concept and values resonate with you, contact us by email or phone.
You can become an Associate Member for $200 for a period of up to three months. You'll have a chance to attend more socials as well as our community meetings to see how we make decisions in our community.
You'll be able to participate in our consensus decision process, (but as an Associate Member you won't be able to block a decision from going forward.)
Our fees cover expenses like coffee, room rentals and supplies. Because we draw on many resources and talents among our villagers, we keep these costs as low as possible.
Try to attend as many functions as you can during your time as an Associate Member to get to know your neighbours.
Once you attend 2 events and at least 1 community meeting you can schedule a meeting to answer any remaining questions and check to see if OUV will work for you financially.
When you become an Equity Member, we will ask you to make a non-refundable commitment of $10000.
Of the $10000, $2000 will be used for expenses to build our community and see us through to move in. This community building fee covers childcare, facilitators, room rentals and workshops. We'll give you and accounting of our expenses every 3 months.
The remainder of your fee ($8000) will apply to your 1st deposit for your unit. It will be held in Our Urban Village's Association bank account at TD Canada Trust.