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More than 9 in 10 older Canadians want to age in their own homes for as long as they can, but loneliness, isolation, and trouble keeping up with day-to-day tasks sometimes challenging. At the same time, young adults are struggling with the housing crisis, and for many, going off to a post-secondary institution means needing to find an affordable place to live. Canada HomeShare™ has the solution.

The only national, not-for-profit home sharing program in Canada, Canada HomeShareis an innovative intergenerational housing option that supports aging in place.

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We Put Safety and Support First

Our team is here to help you every step of the way in your homesharing journey – from creating your profile to navigating your homesharing relationship and more. We ensure that all participants feel confident and secure throughout their homesharing experience. 

Home providers and home seekers are thoroughly vetted, including a background check, to support matches that are the right fit for all parties. We prioritize the safety and well-being of our homesharers and strive to maintain a high standard of quality in every homesharing match. 

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Background Checks

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Identity Verification

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Building Bridges
Between Generations

Nearly half of all Canadians over the age of 50 are at risk of social isolation, and over 54% of older adults in Canada report experiencing loneliness. Homesharing provides program participants with regular social interaction in a space that’s comfortable and familiar, and offers a unique opportunity to exchange experiences, knowledge, culture, and so much more between generations. Canada HomeShare isn’t just about sharing a home – it’s about sharing a unique, valuable experience that goes beyond age.

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You could be saving more than $20,000 every year!

An entire year’s tuition is how much the average student participating in Canada HomeShare saved in just eight months, compared to renting at market rate. 

Canada HomeShare is an ideal choice for students, offering a housing option that presents opportunities for  both personal and academic growth.  

Experience it firsthand!

Hear from some of our incredible matches and discover the positive impact Canada HomeShare has had in their lives. 

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Click here to stay informed about Canada HomeShare and read firsthand stories in the news from those who have lived and loved it! 

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HelpAge Canada supports community-based initiatives through partnerships in Canada and abroad to improve older people’s lives and allow them to age in their homes and communities, so that all older people can lead healthy, active, and dignified lives.  

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Happipad is a Canadian federally incorporated nonprofit on a mission to make home sharing safe, affordable, and accessible to those who can benefit most. They strive to help communities unlock this hidden form of housing supply to make it available as an affordable and socially responsible form of affordable rental housing.

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