Members are responsible for purchasing and preparing their own food. This house has a fully outfitted shared kitchen.
Prospective members of Tompkins House must submit an application form online. They must then complete a phone interview with the central office to determine eligibility. The central office confirms their membership.
Tompkins House is named after Rev. J.J. Tompkins, the founder of Permanent Benefit Building Society, an early housing Co-operative for miners in Nova Scotia. CCRI purchased Tompkins House in 1962.