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A cohousing community (forming) in London, Ontario, Canada 

Values and Goals - DRAFT

Goal

To establish a multi-generational cohousing community within the City of London, Ontario. To the best of our ability(1), it will be created in a way that benefits our members, respects the greater community around us and minimizes our impact on the Earth.

Values

The Greater Good (2)
We work towards this through our actions and words

​Autonomy(3)
We respect the right of the individual to self-determination and privacy, within The Greater Good.

​Socially Just(4)
We are inclusive without compromising the safety and integrity of our members

Stewardship(5)
We collectively we commit to maintaining and enhancing the physical assets and mental/emotional aspects of our community. We assist each other where possible, but without substituting for professional health services.

Notes

 

Ability is an umbrella term which encompasses financial, legal, conceptual etc.
The use of consensus as a form of governance is included here.
Individuals should not take actions/behave in a way that compromises The Greater Good of the community.
A broad term to say that no-one should be discriminated against – as long as they don’t compromise the Greater Good, or are a potential threat to other members/the community as a whole.
If you’re a member, you agree to an aspect of active stewardship that protects and/or furthers the community and its members as a whole, be it through property maintenance, or participation in community events, or plain old ‘neighborliness’. It sets a limit too, on how far personal assistance can/should be given.