About The Communitas Group

Communitas offers expertise in planning, project management, consulting and research in the housing, community and policy development fields and provides services in the following areas:

  • Housing Development & Project Management
  • Community Development
  • Research and Planning
  • Publications
  • Co-operative and Community Economic Development

Since 1975, Communitas has cultivated the development of 59 housing projects that provide housing to 2,070 households and have a combined value of $300 million dollars with their individual capital costs ranging from a low of $300,000 to a high of $20 million. Throughout this time, Communitas has collaborated with a range of housing clients, including continuing housing cooperatives, home ownership cooperatives, mixed tenure cooperatives, community based land trusts, cohousing groups, non-profit companies and societies developing special purpose housing and private developers. Projects have ranged in size from 3 units to 118 units. These projects have included single family homes, duplexes, manufactured home park, townhouses, stacked townhouses, low rise apartments and high rise towers. Communitas has developed projects within the Edmonton Metropolitan Area, in smaller Alberta centres such as Banff, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House and St. Isidore, and in Yellowknife and Iqaluit in Nunavut.

Communitas has also collaborated with a variety of clients undertaking community economic development initiatives or developing cooperative businesses. These have included groups such as Women Building Futures Society, the Multi-Cultural Health Brokers Co-operative Ltd., a worker co-operative providing holistic health cultural brokerage and community development services to a variety of cultural groups, the community of St. Isidore, and Edfor a multi-stakeholder community forestry cooperative.

Communitas specialized in involving the end user in the development process. We pride ourselves on our ability to maintain our community roots, to work with individuals and organizations to foster inclusive participation in the design and implementation of their projects.


Current Projects

Artist Quarters


Urban Green Cohousing

Urban Green Cohousing members share a desire to live in a community-minded and environmentally-responsible setting in a walkable neighborhood of Edmonton’s urban core.


Green Design Ideas

Popular Mechanics salutes 25 green design ideas.