Find out what Canada HomeShare™ is all about.
Find out how Canada HomeShare™ pairs students and older adults.
What kind of HomeShare experience you would like? Our online application takes approximately 30 minutes to fill out. Once complete you will receive an invitation to a meeting with a HomeShare social worker.
Finding the perfect match takes time, we want to get it right. The HomeShare process involves a Vulnerable Sector Screening and a reference check. It can take 2-3 months to be introduced to a match. Your HomeShare social worker will be there every step of the way to provide updates and answer any questions you may have.
Any older adult aged 55 and over with a spare bedroom in their home is eligible for the program. Older couples or families living with -- and caring for -- an older adult are also welcome to apply. Please note that if you live in co-operative housing you will need to ensure that having a student sharing your living space does not violate your tenancy agreement.
All students studying at a post-secondary institution on a full-time or part-time basis are welcome to apply. There is no preference given for a particular field of study, or the subject or level of the degree/certificate program. Students from specialized post-secondary institutions are also welcome to apply.
All students must have their own private bedroom, access to a bathroom and kitchen, and space in the kitchen to cook and store food. Many students appreciate access to laundry, internet, and a furnished room but this is not necessary to participate in the program.
A HomeShare agreement is a document that both the student and home provider sign before living together that determines the agreed-upon terms and details of their HomeShare arrangement.
The terms of each HomeShare Agreement are customized to match each individual HomeShare match. However, the Agreement will always address rent, what contributions are expected from the student to the household, and what spaces in the home are shared including any special considerations.
No. Our current policy is limited to placing one student with each home provider within the boundaries of the program.
Canada HomeShare is free of charge.