About Four Sisters Housing Co-op

at a glance. . .

  • opened: August 1987
  • members: over 200 mixed-income members, including families with children (we’re family friendly), single people, and seniors. Some of the languages spoken here: English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, and more.
  • buildings: We have three buildings joined by a gated courtyard: the High-rise (7 stories), the Low-rise (4 stories), and the Reno (5 stories).
  • number of suites: 153 total, including 31 bachelor, 59 one-bedroom, 48 two-bedroom, and 15 three-bedroom suites
  • Who are the four sisters? Vancouver’s four sister cities:


  • Art room
  • Committee meeting room
  • Conservatory and garden
  • Fitness room
  • Common room with full kitchen
  • Common room for meetings
  • Laundry room in each building
  • Library
  • Play ground
  • Rooftop gardens and terraces, with BBQ pads on each roof
  • Woodworking shop
  • ShawOpen thoughout our main buildings
  • Bike Storage

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  • Q What’s a housing co-op?
  • A Please see about co-ops.
  • Q Who owns Four Sisters?
  • A The co-op is owned by the Four Sisters Housing Co-operative.
  • Q Is there subsidy for rent?
  • A Sorry, subsidy is not available.
  • Q How do I become a member?
  • A Please see applying for membership.
  • Q Are pets allowed?
  • A We allow one cat per suite. Giraffes, dogs, and aardvarks are not allowed.
  • Q Is participation required?
  • A Yes. All members are required to participate in the day-to-day operations of the co-op.
  • Q How can I participate?
  • A A co-op requires all kinds of skills and expertise. Chances are you have a skill that can really help the co-op. Some of the ways members participate: join a committee, serve on the board of directors, join a work party, help out with social events. The co-op does not have a janitorial service, so all members are required to pitch in with an assigned cleaning duty.
  • Q What committees are there?
  • A Please take a look at the committees page.
  • Q What does it cost to live at Four Sisters
  • A Housing charges, share purchases, and membership fees are listed here.
  • Q Will I ever own my suite?
  • A No, it’s a bit like renting, except that members of a co-op participate in the day-to-day operation of their housing and have a say in how the co-op is run.
  • Q If I decide to leave the co-op, how much notice do I have to give?
  • A Written notice must be submitted two calendar months prior to terminating membership and moving out of the co-op.