Take a look at our website and read about our hopes for our community. If the urban village concept and our values resonate with you, contact us to set up a meeting over coffee or come to one of our events.
Once you’ve met with us and are interested in learning more and moving forward, your household can become an Associate Members for a period of up to three months. Associate member dues are $200 for the three month period and cover expenses like coffee, room rentals and supplies. Click here for details on the Associate Member application process.
As an associate member you can participate in community meetings to see how we make decisions and reach agreements. This is a great way to better determine if our group and cohousing are the right fit for your household. You will be able to participate in our consensus decision making process, but as an associate member you won’t be able to unilaterally block a decision from going forward.
If you’ve attended two events and at least one community meeting and decide that you want to commit to joining our community, you can become an Equity Member. At this point, you should contact Our Urban Village to schedule a meeting to answer any remaining questions and ensure that joining OUV will work for you financially.
Equity members must make a non-refundable commitment of $10,000.
Of that deposit, $2,000 goes toward community expenses and sees us through to move in. This community building fee covers childcare, facilitators, room rentals and workshops. Our finance committee provides members an accounting of our expenses every three months.
The remainder of your deposit ($8,000) will be returned to you when units are officially offered for sale and can be used towards your deposit with the developer. It will be held in Our Urban Village’s Association bank account at Vancity.