A Canadian Network to support sustainable and intentional communities
Since 1997, ENC facilitates the exchanges of ideas and information on sustainable ways of living in communities and promotes the principles and practices developed in the ecovillages around the world.
Depuis 1997, le réseau ENC facilite les échanges d’idées et d'information sur les modes de vie plus durables en communautés. Il fait également la promotion des principes et pratiques développés dans les écovillages à travers le monde.
PO Box 640
Annual Membership Dues:
Lee Davies, EdD
A founding board member of the Ecovillage Network of Canada and the Ecovillage Network of the Americas. Involved in environmental activism for 22 years. Residing in a family community: Tycoed
Russ Purvis, MSc
Associated with Ecovillages and the Findhorn Foundation for 16 years. A former President of Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity. Founder of Kakwa Ecovillage Coop and Ecovillage Radio.
Michael Hale, MA
VP of the BC Assoc. for Regenerative Ag. A Director of the Yarrow EcoVillage Society Coop and Coordinator of the Yarrow Ecovillage Development Team. 25 years of management experience with the federal gov't.
Marie- Josee Vaillant has a life long association with ecovillage living. Chair for the Board of La Cite Écologique de Ham-Nord, Canada and a new ecovillage in Colebrook, New Hampshire, USA. President of Kheops International Inc.
Brenda Dolling is a retired teacher who is co-creating the Whole Village ecovillage in Caledon, Ontario. She is president of the cooperative, co-ordinator of volunteers, fruit grower, co-teacher and host of an annual permaculture design course, and evolving communitarian.
Lawrence Miglialo is a traveler, teacher, videographer, lover and chef. Driven by the fire in his core, he gravitates towards truth and passion. He is one of the founding members of Valhalla Mouvement in Montréal.
Nebesna Fortin is especially interested in working with NextGEN. She lives at La Cite Écologique de Ham-Nord and is a Member of it's Administration Council. She has visited: Damanhur (Italy), Siben Linden (Germany),Sirius, Twin Oaks, Earthaven, Ananda Village, The Farm
Ecovillage Network of Canada is a national confederation of people and communities that meet and share their ideas, exchange technologies, develop cultural and educational exchanges, directories and newsletters, and promote education as a foundation of sustainable development using the Ecovillage as a model. ENC members are dedicated to restoring the land and creating sustainable communities.
Le réseau ''Ecovillage Network of Canada'' (traduction française: Réseau des Écovillages du Canada) est une fédération nationale de personnes et de communautés qui se rencontrent pour partager leurs idées. Il vous invite à collaborer en discutant des aspects technologiques, de développement, d'échanges culturels et éducatifs. Il se veut également un répertoire où l'on retrouve des lettres d’information et où l'on fait la promotion de l’éducation comme fondement du développement durable, en prenant comme modèle les écovillages. Les membres du ENC s'unissent dans leur vision de restaurer la terre et leur désir de créer des communautés durables.
ENC Regional Contacts:
Maritimes/Ontario: Lee Davies /email: email@example.com
Quebec: Marie- Josee Vaillant /email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BC/Prairies: Russ Purvis /email: email@example.com
We are so glad you have joined ENCs Community. We all want this Community Network to be a useful and productive tool for working and learning together. To ensure this, we ask each participant to agree to the following as a condition for participation:
* I will behave responsibly and respectfully towards all members of this Community, respecting their values and viewpoints as well as their feelings.
* Acknowledging that differences of opinion and conflict will undoubtedly occur, I agree to resolve conflict constructively.
* I acknowledge that if ENC deems my participation is not in keeping with this agreement, my ability to participate in this community can be suspended or terminated.
NOTE: Starting Feb. 19, 2012 postings and contributions will be confined to paid members or their Ecovillage/Community representative.
Annual Membership Dues: Ecovillage/Community $35 Individual $25
Address: PO Box 640, McBride, BC Canada V0J 2E0
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Last weekend, I discovered an ecovillage called "Whole Village". I went there for the AGA of Ecovillage Network of Canada.
Whole Village is located in Ontario, about one hour from Toronto, in a calm and peaceful part of our country. I found people there, that really are a "shining example" thanks to the wonderful realizations they made, and…Continue
Posted by Andrée Robert on September 23, 2013 at 8:00pm
From time to time people come to visit that really enjoy their time here. Some are volunteer workers/wwoofers,others are casual visitors or potential members. Perhaps they stay weeks, months, or look to become permanent members. What qualities do they seem to possess that create that almost seamless fit?
Many times it's a function of openness to: a new place, new people, new landscape, etc. Just as any individual is unique and brings their own history in their pockets, Kakwa…Continue
Posted by Russ Purvis on April 24, 2013 at 11:12am
This is a great knowledge base for sustainable living:
100 Best Permaculture & Homesteading Books:
Data base of over 7000 edible plants & medicinal herbs:
A Consensus Handbook:
Rammed Earth project at CAT:
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