Last updated: October 10, 2010 (4 years ago)
Listing created on: April 13, 2008

TBA2

(Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Mission Statement:

secular cooperative community

Community Description:

This is a call for serious expressions of interest in helping to form a secular cooperative community in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

With multi-generation, like-minded people, my wife and I would like to explore the hope for and feasibility of creating a community here by formulating inclusive yet perhaps old-fashioned (in the best possible sense) bylaws, seeking sufficient financing/support to establish an environmentally-aware apartment-style or proximal housing complex with a mixed-use format (private/public spaces).

We would promote the venture as an investment in living better, even from within a consumer-oriented society. We need people and we we need bylaws and we need land and financial resources. We can do it on our own – and already are – but would love to find and meet and gather other people who want to formalize these notions, while preserving their individuality, to create something we can all join/enjoy.

Think Oneida or early Canadian settlers, such as those of Cannington Manor, with their desire for doing and sharing something simply better than what they saw happening around them… but with resources / trade relations established.

We don’t advocate violent overthrow of anything. We are not rabid anti-capitalist. Nor are we paper socialists fond of making lists while we watch our mutual funds grow. We’re not anarchists either, at least not in the sense that term has come to be used/abused of late. We know there is a balance to be sought in all things. Please feel free to join us in doing so: thoughtfully living our passionate lives in balance.

Population

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We are open to other faiths/traditions, but they do not play a central or observed role in day to day living. We are of and for and in life, sharing more deep commonalities than superficial differences.. Until we are not. As to what happens next, not our concern.

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Originator… subject to change.

    Forming.

    What we can live with vs. 100% ok.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban, Urban
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: More welcomed/to be developed.

    More welcomed

    Mixed publicly shared/private spaces.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: 5% minimum to 15% maximum.

    Yes, but will not assume debts.

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    No initial fee.

    See Financial Style above. Only when and if agreed upon as a legally recoverable seed for cooperative living / real-estate investment.

Diet

  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: TBA

    Depends on space utilization.

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    Organic when/where feasible.

    Special occasions &/or in moderation… We value clear heads.

    See above.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Keywords

utopia,urban,form,design,living,cooperate,commune

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
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