Creekside Commons

2202 Lambert Drive, Courtenay  V9N 1Z8

E: toursatcreekside@gmail.com

Tours 2nd Sunday of Every Month
No Tour February 2019
Suggested donation for tour $10 per adult
Email toursatcreekside@gmail.com for information or registration

© 2017 by Creekside Commons Cohousing

We have co-created a sustainable neighbourhood of beauty and peace where we can grow as individuals while supporting each other, the land on which we live and the wider community. We foster a sense of belonging, meaning and purpose, sharing the fullness of ourselves and celebrating the gifts of life with integrity.

Our community intention and values (scroll down for more details):

  • Encouraging positive connections while honoring personal privacy

  • Taking responsibility individually and communally for our actions

  • Using the consensus process to enhance community decision-making

  • Using resources wisely to care for the earth

  • Serving others, the community and the world around us

  • Supporting personal growth and community evolution.

  • Celebrating life together

Our actions related to our intention and values will include:

Encouraging positive connections while honoring personal privacy by:

  • Designing community activities that cross age, gender, and ability

  • Supporting all family structures within the community

  • Providing for and respecting personal boundaries

  • Respecting individual and community property

  • Addressing interpersonal issues in a timely and respectful way

  • Following Creekside’s conflict resolution guidelines

Taking responsibility individually and communally for our actions by:

  • Challenging ourselves and the community to live our values

  • Using clear, open and honest communication

  • Talking to people rather than about them

  • Recognizing that what we perceive outside ourselves often mirrors what is inside ourselves

  • Committing to look at these elements within before expressing them as criticisms or irritations of others

  • Maintaining high standards of personal integrity, congruence of thought, word and action

  • Being willing to listen to constructive criticism and to offer constructive feed-back to others in a caring and appropriate fashion

  • Keeping agreements we have made

  • Speaking out about inappropriate behaviours

  • Giving appreciations and encouragement to each other

Using the consensus process to enhance community decision-making by:

  • Listening

  • Participating

  • Practicing flexibility and openness

  • Trusting the wisdom of the group

  • Stopping to use a centering practice when the process is stalling

  • Making every effort to resolve disputes

  • Respecting the care, integrity and wisdom that has been put into the decision making process

Using resources wisely to care for the earth by:

  • Recycling

  • Conserving energy

  • Using alternative modes of transportation when possible

  • Simplifying our lifestyles

  • Sharing tools and equipment

  • Growing plants and trees that are appropriate to the climate and local conditions

Serving others, the community and the world around us by:

  • Being generous with our time, skills and resources

  • Serving as a model of community for others

  • Providing and seeking educational opportunities

  • Buying locally when possible

Supporting personal growth and evolution of our community by:

  • Opening and closing meetings and gatherings with a centering practice

  • Being willing to teach and lead personal practices

  • Making the common space available for education and practice

  • Regularly renewing/updating our commitment to Creekside’s values

  • Focusing on positive thinking and action

  • Taking responsibility for the human, environmental and social effects of our thoughts and actions

Celebrating life together by:

  • Having fun, laughing

  • Eating and playing together

  • Creating rituals

  • Expressing gratitude

  • Nurturing our children and elders

  • Working together to build community projects

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