Companion Housing

Supporting older adults to live in their community of choice.

Meet your housing companions.

The fun and affordable housing option for older adults.

Companion Housing Program

We bring like-minded people together to share homes and create a better and more sustainable lifestyle for older adults. Whether you are a family or living alone, welcoming a housing companion into your home is a great way to save on housing costs while adding a new dimension to your home.

Housing companions are responsible and healthy older adults looking for a home they can share and contribute to. From sharing meals, to playing with children, or even a match of tennis – companion housing connects generations to create inclusive and sustainable home environments.

Everyone is fully vetted and matched depending on your unique needs and lifestyle. Happipad is with you every step of the way to help you create and maintain a fun and supportive companion home.

Join as a host or as a renter to meet others wanting to form a companion home!

How does it work?

Happipad has partnered with several organizations across Canada to realize this initiative. Each partner organization will provide hands-on support for participants in their community.

Hosts and housing companions are required to complete a registration form and background screening. Happipad will then assist with the matching to connect housing companions with suitable homes.

This initiative is not intended to replace home care or assisted living.
All participants must be able to support their daily activities without reliance on others.

Hosts

Rent a room in your home to a compatible person. Maintain control of your home and set your own house rules to create a happy shared home.

Landlords

Do you have a 3+ bedroom home suitable for 55+ adults? Register as a home-provider to be matched with suitable groups of housing companions.

Housing Companions

Rent a room and build new connections with people you can enjoy spending time with. Rent for a few months or a few years for an affordable price.

Why companion housing?

85% of seniors want to age in place

According to the National Seniors Council, 85% of Canadian seniors report they want to age in place. The companion housing initiative is part of Happipad’s way of giving back and helping seniors to remain healthy and independent while building new social connections. We believe in a future where people of all ages can connect, interact, and help each other.

Interested in participating?

Would you like to participate in the program, or do you have a property you would like to rent? Complete our interest form and we will get in touch with you.

Am I eligible?

Hosts: Families, couples, or individuals with a stable home and a spare bedroom or in-law suite

Housing companions: 55+, healthy and independant, comfortable sharing and helping around the home.

Note: All housing companions must pass a background and criminal record check

Have some questions?

Call us at 778-760-4511 or email [email protected]