East Van


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 Meet Maddie and Kyle, a vibrant young family with two adorable girls!

Nestled in the green and walkable paradise of East Vancouver, this family cherishes the warmth of community living and sustainability. Maddie's expertise in population health and early child development research perfectly complements Kyle's creativity as a Set Dresser in TV and Film, making their journey even more enriching.

Join this loving family as they explore the outdoors year-round, creating cherished memories in the woods, by the beaches, and within their charming neighborhood. Discover the joys of East Vancouver living alongside this warm young family. Your adventure awaits! πŸŒŸπŸžοΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§ 

Meet Maria and Fernando, unstoppable duo from the UK and Spain

This unstoppable duo now calls Vancouver home for the past 5 years. Embracing a walkable, bike-friendly lifestyle, Fernando, 33, thrives as a remote Software Engineer, while Maria, 30, excels as a Learning, Training, and Development Manager at a local Tech company. Together, they cherish the thrill of running, cycling, skiing, and exploring the water. United by their love for adventure, they met in Spain and embarked on a journey to build a surrogate extended family in Vancouver. Join this vibrant pair as they create extraordinary memories and embrace the beauty of life together! 🌟😊

 Meet Nicholas

Meet Nicholas, the eco-engineer from East Van! At 45, He is driven by his passion for environmental engineering and waste management. When not busy saving the planet, he finds solace playing the piano and showering love on cats. Having experienced co-op housing, he's all for alternative living arrangements. Nicholas is on a mission to invest in socially responsible projects, making a positive impact on society. Join this visionary, embrace eco-living, and witness the greener, brighter tomorrow he's creating! πŸŒ±πŸ™οΈπŸŽΉπŸΎ #EcoEngineer #SustainableLiving #SocialResponsibility

Meet Angela 

Discover Angela – the heartwarming soul of the West End! With two loving daughters and three adorable grandsons, family is everything to her. Embrace her zest for life as she swims, hits the gym, gardens, and plays with her grandkids. A retired civil servant with a background in commercial radio systems, she left a remarkable impact on Vancouver, Victoria, and northern BC. Passionate about co-ops, housing, gardening, bulk food, and childcare, Angela has truly enriched her community. Returning time and again to Vancouver, she's excited to build a chosen family in this new community. Join Angela on her journey of love and laughter in the West End! πŸŒŸπŸ™οΈπŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ±  #ChosenFamily #CommunityLiving

Meet Shaina, Kieran, and their adorable two-year-old, Amergin


Living in East Van since 2008 and 2006, they're eager to call East Van Cohousing their future home. Kieran, a staff scientist at BC Cancer, delves into genomics, while Shaina, a registered massage therapist, focuses on somatic therapy. Their passion for community engagement shines through Kieran's involvement in bike shops and joint organization of small music festivals. But the real joy? Their gregariously introverted little Amergin! Join this vibrant family on their journey to create a home where love and belonging thrive! 🏑❀️πŸ‘ͺ #YoungFamilyCommunity #EastVanLiving #Belonging


Meet Jai

Jai is a father of two kick-ass grown-up women. He has been a digital strategist, artist, facilitator and beautiful troublemaker. He views the world through a lens of equity and justice. Seeing the world change for the positive through technology has been his life's work, but it does feel that is a goal ever out of reach. Having gone through many personal and professional experiences, he is constantly learning how to be present and compassionate and continue to practice empathy for others. He sits on the BC Arts Council, CoSocial Connectivity Coop, and also is a relief foster caregiver.


Meet Cat and Alberto 

The globetrotting dream team! 🌍 Originally from Berlin and just outside Madrid, their journey took them to Ecuador and beyond before finding their perfect home in Canada. Cat is a change leadership and facilitation expert, making a difference in the social profit space. Alberto's passion lies in animation and writing, while also coaching a women's soccer team. With two adorable cats, they love bringing people together through fun gatherings. Now, they're thrilled to be part of this project, continuing to build a vibrant and intentional community they proudly call home. Join this dynamic duo on their exciting journey! 🌟🏑🎨🐱 #Globetrotters #CommunityBuilders #DreamTeam


Meet Susan

Susan has 37 years of cherished memories in this city! Originally from Calgary, community spirit runs deep in her heart from her farm upbringing. As a dedicated music therapist for 35 years, she empowers older adults and provides end-of-life care. Currently instructing at Capilano University and running a private practice, she actively serves on boards, championing Arts Health Network Canada and more. A devoted cat mom to ZuZu, Sasha, and Princess Leia, she's deeply involved in arts-based communities like the Universal Gospel Choir. With a love for the outdoors, she calls East Van her home and eagerly awaits a meaningful community at the new cohousing complex. 🌟🏑🎢🐱 #VibrantVancouver #MusicTherapist #CohousingCommunity


Meet Allison

Allison, a dedicated Burnaby-based construction project manager, has a passion for shaping communities in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Her recent accomplishment involves overseeing public housing construction in Nunavut's Kitikmeot region. Beyond work, Allison embraces the world through travel, documentaries, yoga, and a good laugh. Now, she's embarking on a thrilling adventure with East Van Cohousing, designing and managing her dream construction project while fostering connections with an inspiring group. Allison's vibrant energy and community spirit make her a driving force in this exciting journey. Join her in crafting a shared future where laughter and collaboration thrive.


Meet El

πŸŒ‡ Sharing life with my devoted rescue dog Lucy, I've thrived in Vancouver's West End. As a history professor at Simon Fraser University since 2004, I'm excited about connecting with a like-minded community. Art, nature, and the outdoors are my passions. After touring various cohousing developments, East Van Cohousing stood out as the perfect place to nurture genuine connections in our modern city. Join me in creating a future filled with camaraderie and shared experiences. Let's embark on this exciting journey together! 🌟🐾 #EastVanCohousingAdventure

Meet Lianne, Clayton and Morgan

With the birth of our daughter Morgan, we've been on a quest to cultivate a modern village, and East Van Cohousing feels like the perfect fit.

Liane, a former corporate warrior with a CPA designation, transitioned into her true calling as a certified personal trainer. Balancing her training role, nurturing Morgan, and guiding the EVC Finance committee, Liane's commitment shines. Nature lover, climate advocate, and social justice champion, she's all about making positive change.

Night owl pals Liane and Morgan share a penchant for snacks and fun. Morgan's a trampoline enthusiast, dumpling-devotee, and balance bike aficionado. Clayton, our resident producer, director, and sandwich connoisseur, balances the late nights with his love for running and board games.

As a family, we relish friend-filled days, ocean swims, bike rides, and culinary adventures. Join us in building connections and cherished memories at East Van Cohousing! πŸŒŸπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ #EVCCommunityLove

There is room for you!

We welcome you to join East Van Cohousing!