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Canada HomeShare announces partnership with Happipad

Updated: Jan 31

HelpAge Canada is thrilled to announce that its flagship program, Canada HomeShare, has partnered with Happipad – a nonprofit that strives to help communities grow their affordable housing supplies through home sharing – to serve as the new online application platform for Canada HomeShare.

Lead by Dr Raza Mirza, Director of Knowledge Mobilization at HelpAge Canada and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Life Course and Aging, Canada HomeShare is the only national, not-for-profit home sharing program in Canada. An initial pilot project in 2018 and an expanded program in 2020 facilitated matches between post-secondary students and older home providers in five Canadian cities. In 2024, Canada HomeShare will offer room seekers over the age of 55 the opportunity to pursue a home sharing match with an older home provider, in addition to post-secondary room seekers.

Cailin Libby, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Happipad, shares: “We at Happipad are excited by this partnership with HelpAge Canada – our focus has always been housing for social good.” 

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