Our New Name!


We’re delighted to announce the new name for our cohousing initiative on the Saanich Peninsula! RAVENS CROSSING COHOUSING! Ravens are industrious, smart birds you find all around the Peninsula. In Coast Salish stories they are portrayed as both clever and mischievous - and we liked that! Visit us at our new WEBSITE

What's Better Than....

What's better that one cohousing project underway on Vancouver Island?
Two cohousing projects underway on Vancouver Island!
About 30 people filled the room at our joint information session Sept 17/17 at the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary to lean about cohousing and the two CDC - managed projects underway near Victoria. It was an afternoon of learning and laughter with engaged and curious attendees, Margaret Critchlow, members of Saanich Peninsula Cohousing and West Wind Harbour Cohousing. Still curious? Is Cohousing For You?

Saanich Peninsula and West Wind Harbour Cohousing

Did We See You At the Market?

Some of our group members spent a fun (hot!) day at the Saanich Peninsula Market letting locals know about our cohousing project on the Peninsula. If you missed us, we'll be at the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary in Victoria on Sept 17th 1-3pm for our next info session.
Saanich Peninsula Cohousing at the Market

Our Visit to Quayside

Our members spent a lovely day travelling to North Vancouver to visit Quayside Village Cohousing. Thank you Carol and Kathy and all the lovely people there for making us feel so welcome in your beautiful homes. Inspiring! We enjoyed every minute!

Quaryside Visit

Workshop Weekend

It was all about cohousing, communication and consensus during a fantastic sun-filled 2-day 'Is Cohousing For You?' workshop with Margaret Critchlow in Sidney. We also had an Information Session (and welcomed new members), and a tour of Harbourside Cohousing in Sooke.… diving in and learning!
Saanich Peninsula Cohousing ICFY May 2017

Info Sessions!

Over 50 participants engaged in a lively and interesting discussion at our Saanich Peninsula Cohousing Information Session held in Royal Oak on 23 April. Thanks to all that helped make this happen and a big welcome to the new members that have joined the group. Next info session is May 27th in Sidney.

May 27 info session

Spelt's for Cohousing and Coffee!

Delighted to meet some interesting folks at our drop-in & chat at Spelt's in Saanichton. Thank you Ron Spelt for such thoughtful hosting!

Coffee Chat at Spelts Saanichton

SVO (Saanich Voice Online) talks COHOUSING

Barb Whittington spoke with Michele Murphy of SVO about cohousing - click to read the full article.

SVO Cohousing Article

Cohousing Talk on Pender Island

We met a group of interesting (and interested!) Pender Island residents at Margaret Critchlow's cohousing talk March 12 at their lovely library. Thank you Therese, Ene, Sarah and Meg for a warm welcome and delicious Mediterranean lunch! Kitty Elton from West Wind Harbour cohousing in Sooke and Tracy Mills from Saanich Peninsula Cohousing joined Margaret to introduce two new cohousing projects underway on Vancouver Island and explain how to participate through Information Sessions and Workshops.

Cohousing with Kitty Elton, Margaret Critchlow, Tracy Mills Pender Island

Cohousing Coffee Chat

We had the opportunity to meet with some likeminded folks in Victoria recently at our first "Casual Cohousing Coffee Chat" (CCCC). Delightful! We're planning more in the upcoming months around the Peninsula, in addition to our information session April 23rd and Margaret Critchlow's workshop 'Is Cohousing For You?' May 27/28. More on our Events Page.
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Margaret Critchlow at our Info Session Jan 29, 2017

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Info Session - Sun, January 29

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Saanich Peninsula Cohousing warmly invites you to an information session on Sunday, January 29th from 2-4pm at the McTavish Academy of Art (1720 McTavish Road, North Saanich).
Meet group members and our guest speaker, Margaret Critchlow (Founder of Harbourside Cohousing, CDC) as we roll up our sleeves and dig into cohousing!
This is a free event!
Click for More Information on EVENTBRITE.

Cohousing in the News

PNR Article Cohousing