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.

For media inquiries please contact:

For more information about NICE, or for media inquiries about Canada HomeShare, please contact:

Raza M. Mirza
Network Manager, National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

For more information about Canada HomeShare or for media inquiries, please contact:

Jackie Tanner
Program Manager and Clinical Lead
Canada HomeShare
800-786-9773 ext. 0


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