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North Okanagan | Shuswap

Cultural Homestay Program

The North Okanagan has a housing crisis,
yet hundreds of spare bedrooms sit
empty every night.

You can help while earning additional income!

Become a host today
Newcomers are coming to Canada every single day - but they have nowhere to live. Help ease their transition into Canada by offering a welcoming home.

We have partnered with the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program to provide full-scale support and onboarding for your homestay.

Find a great renter.

Happipad provides:
1. Lifestyle matchmaking for renter and host.
2. Background checks and legal contracts.
3. Rental payments and dispute resolution support.
We know that you want a safe and happy home that
you can share and help your community thrive.
List your spare room

How it works.

(as easy as 1, 2, 3)

1. Register as
a host.

2. Create a room listing.

3. Match to compatible renters.

Our hosts love Happipad.

"I’ve been a host with Happipad for a couple years now and have nothing but great things to say! I started with Happipad because I wanted to reach out to help students find a place, they can feel comfortable in and call home. Our current student is truly a part of our family."

- Paulette Facca, host since 2019
"I’ve been a host with Happipad for a couple years now and have nothing but great things to say! I started with Happipad because I wanted to reach out to help students find a place, they can feel comfortable in and call home. Our current student is truly a part of our family."

- Paulette Facca, host since 2019

Create memories and make a difference in
your community today.

Become a host

Extra income - Vibrant home - Giving back

Why host with us?

Learn more about RNIP

Visit their website

Program Sponsors:

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