Toronto HomeShare

We are proud to be a member of the Toronto Seniors Strategy Accountability Table to advocate for community programs and services which would improve the lives of frail older adults.  We were also a member of the working group to implement one of the recommendations in Toronto’s Seniors Strategy 2.0 – the Toronto HomeShare Project. What is HomeShare? Older adults who have a spare room are matched with a university or college student. In exchange for reduced rental costs the student provides approximately 5-7 hours/week contributing to the dynamics of the home. This could include sharing a meal together, helping with light chores, running errands or walking a pet.

After a successful pilot, HomeShare will continue with dedicated funding from the City of Toronto. Click here for more information on HomeShare, or contact Laura Martinez: l.martinez@mail.utoronto.ca, 416-978-4706