our urban village cohousing 

a home of your own, neighbours you know

becoming a member

1. Take a look at us

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 our values and lifestyle resonate with you, join us at one of our info sessions, socials or planning meetings.

2. Become an Associate Member

Get to know us and give us the chance to know you.  Come to an info session (or set up a private coffee chat).   Come to one of our social events.

If you're still interested, you can become an Associate Member for 3 months for $100. You'll have a chance to attend more socials as well as our business meetings to see how we make decisions in our community.  

Our fees cover stall fees at farmer's markets or room rentals for info sessions or workshops the group might want (like how we reach consensus for community decisions). Because there are many resources and talents among villagers, we keep these costs as low as possible.  

3. Become an Equity Member

Try to attend as many social functions as you can during your time as an Associate Member to get to know your potential neighbours.  Once you attend 2 business meetings, and are ready to commit to living in OUV, we'll schedule a meeting to answer any remaining questions you have and check to see if OUV will work for you financially. 

When you become an Equity Member, we will ask you to pay a membership fee of $500.  Equity membership allows you to vote and make key decisions within the community such as common space design. It also allows you priority placement in a queue to purchase your condo.

We use this money to pay for paying our facilitor and other admin costs. You will get an accounting every three months of what was spent.