Margaret Critchlow , Ph.D.
Community-led Housing for Seniors: The EngAGEd process to make it happen
Friday, October 27, 2023
Margaret Critchlow taught anthropology of space and place at York University in Toronto for 25 years before retiring to Vancouver Island and co-founding the first senior cohousing group in western Canada, Harbourside Cohousing, where she has lived since Jan 2016. A founding director of the Canadian Senior Cohousing Society from 2011 to 2021, Margaret is a Community Building Facilitator with Cohousing Development Consulting, Inc. CDC’s Ronaye Matthew provided project management to support Harbourside’s development. She and Margaret became friends and worked together to develop a second cohousing project in Sooke and still another on the nearby Saanich peninsula. Together they have written a book that provides practical information about how to create community-led housing. Margaret teaches online courses for the Foundation for Intentional Community. She also offers in-person workshops for new cohousing groups who want to build their membership and/or understand more about how cohousing can support aging in place.