Diagram of Membership Process 1) Guest 2) Interested Guest 3) Associate Member 4) Equity Member


Membership into cohousing is largely self-selecting. Through a gradual process of learning more about the initiative, what is involved, and getting to know your potential neighbours, you will begin to have an idea if this is a suitable housing solution for you and your family or not. 

Membership Questionnaire

Lot selection is determined by the date this questionnaire is completed. 

Membership Questionnaire Available March 23, 2019

Membership Process

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Guest

Anyone can be a guest! Simply attend an Info Session, social, or one-to-one coffee meetup to learn a bit about what we are doing. Have some questions answered and explore the concept. Can't attend an event? Give us a call and let's chat! You should also sign up for our Newsletter and begin to research cohousing. We recommend the book Creating Cohousing, by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett.

Interested Guest

If you like what you hear so far and are interested in learning more, then consider taking the next step in membership. First, fill out the online Membership Questionnaire (above) which reserves your seniority spot for lot selection/s should you decide to become an Equity Member. Then, pay the $100 non-refundable Associate Membership fee. 

Associate Member

Help shape the community by participating in meetings, being a part of the design process, and voting on site selection. Use your skills in a meaningful way to help this project move forward. Access our paperwork and decision log thus far. Get to know your future neighbours and have a clearer idea about what life will look like at Abundant Life Autism! Associate Membership is a temporary six month membership, at which time you could choose to re-apply as an Associate Member or move into Equity Membership. Seniority spots for lot selection are reserved as long as fees are paid. One membership per family. 

Equity Member

Equity Membership is projected to open in September of 2019.

Equity Members are fully participating members and have decided to purchase at least one unit at Abundant Life Autism. To qualify as an Equity Member, the following must occur: 

  • financial pre-qualification (tell your bank or mortgage broker you are looking at buying a condo, mentioning cohousing will only confuse them) 
  • an initial $500 deposit that goes toward the cost of your unit

Equity Members are company shareholders. Incentives for early investment; ask about our discount schedule.

A Note on Fees

All fees, workshop costs, and equity contributions count toward the cost of your home. When units are ready, your investment can convert to become your mortgage downpayment. Fees will increase over time, with roughly 20% of your purchase price due prior to construction.