Meet the people
behind Canada HomeShare

Dr. Raza Mirza

Lead, Canada HomeShare

Lead, Canada HomeShare

Jackie Tanner

National Manager, clinical lead

Canada HomeShare National Manager

James Hull

Operations Manager

Chief Technology Officer & Client Service Specialist

Caitlin Olson

Toronto HomeSHare Manager & Peterborough Pilot Site Coordinator

Peel Pilot Site Coordinator

Zaina Baig

Kingston Pilot Site Coordinator

Kingston Pilot Site Coordinator

Leeann Babici


Jessica Saligumba

Metro Vancouver Pilot Site Coordinator

Krystal Peng

Canada Homeshare program assistant

Toronto Practicum Student

Melissa Macri

Research Officer and Communications Manager

Research Officer and Communications Manager

Our Advisory Committee

Academic Advisors


Canada HomeShare

Canada HomeShare is an intergenerational housing solution by the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE). We work to match older adult home providers with students to create mutually beneficial living solutions. Our work aims to support aging in place for older adults while providing safe and affordable housing solutions for post-secondary students.


Our mission is to provide a creative solution to address national housing issues while promoting intergenerational engagement. We aim to support aging in place for older adults while addressing the affordable rental crisis faced by students. Our work enhances community-building and engagement nationwide.  

Our Process

Once we’ve received your application, our experienced social workers will connect with you to learn more about your unique interests and needs. Once we’ve gotten to know you we carefully select best potential living matches for both the home provider and student. We work with both parties to ensure that each Canada HomeShare match creates the feeling of home.


At Canada HomeShare our vision is a Canada where all people, regardless of age, have a safe and affordable place to call home and where communities thrive through intergenerational relationships.

History of Canada HomeShare™ and NICE

The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) is an international network of researchers, practitioners, students and seniors dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad.  Our members represent a broad spectrum of disciplines and professions, including geriatric medicine, gerontological nursing, gerontological social work, gerontology, rehabilitation science, sociology, psychology, policy and law. NICE was proposed to help address challenges and gaps in knowledge in and between the many facets of gerontology. The overarching emphases of NICE are networking and knowledge transfer – that is, getting good research into practice.  

NICE has three main goals​:

Help close the gap between evidence-based research and actual practice

Improve the training of existing practitioners, geriatric educational curricula, and interest new students in specializing in geriatric care

Effect positive policy changes for the care of older adults

More information about NICE can be found at https://www.nicenet.ca/

Canada HomeShare is a program run by NICE and began as the Toronto HomeShare Pilot Project in 2018 funded by The City of Toronto.  We have now become Canada HomeShare and are piloting our model of exchange based cohousing across Canada beginning in 2021.