What Can We do for you?
We are excited that Canada HomeShare is expanding across Canada. Canada HomeShare is a non-profit program that matches older adult home providers 55+ with post secondary students to live together. In exchange for subsidized rent (students pay between $400-$600 in monthly rent directly to their home provider) students provide up to seven hours of assistance per week with light household chores/companionship. Our mission is to support aging-in-place for older adults while creating flexible, safe, and affordable housing for post-secondary students. We also work to foster intergenerational engagement and strengthen intergenerational solidarity.
Active Canada Homeshare Cities
Are you In Peel Region, Metro Vancouver, Kingston, Peterborough, or Toronto?
Canada HomeShare™ is currently active, accepting applications and making matches in your city! If you would like to learn more about the program and/or receive our monthly newsletter, please join our mailing list. If you would liketo apply, please click below.
Future Expansion Cities
Are you In Fredericton, Edmonton, Oshawa, Winnipeg, Barrie?
We are currently establishing our community partnership in your city and will be opening applications in the next few months. If you would like learn more about the program, please click below to sign up for our mailing list.
Self funded Sites
Don't live in any of these cities but interested in Canada HomeShare?
Canada HomeShare received a grant to fund our pilot sites. However, other communities are welcome to join the network if they wish to self fund. A 10 match, one year pilot comes in at around $20 000. This includes the salary for the local social worker, tech platform, phone line, data collection and analysis, access to the national support team, the cost of the Vulnerable Sector Police Background checks, the support line, and everything else needed to run a pilot of our facilitated model. The Canada HomeShare National Office manages the project and takes care of everything from hiring and onboarding the social worker to assembling the advisory committee, to case management and wrapping the pilot. If you would like to learn more about the program sign up for our mailing list. If your community would like to explore joining our network as a self funded site contact the national office at firstname.lastname@example.org