New program finds housing for foreign Sheridan students in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville

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Published December 1, 2023 at 2:59 pm

A new program helps find housing for foreign Sheridan College students in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville.

Sheridan has partnered with SpacesShared, an online homesharing platform, to help solve the growing challenge of affordable student housing.

SpacesShared finds safe and affordable homesharing arrangements for students, connecting them with older adult hosts in the Greater Toronto Area.

“We’re delighted to partner with SpacesShared to expand opportunities for affordable student housing and innovative solutions to aging in place for older adults in our communities,“ said Janet Morrison, Sheridan’s president and vice-chancellor.

Using a sophisticated algorithm and dedicated human support staff, SpacesShared ensures the secure matching of compatible students and older adults interested in homesharing.

“We know that, for older adults, aging in place is top of mind, and that it doesn’t take a lot to help someone stay in their home happily, safely, for longer,” said Rylan Kinnon, CEO of SpacesShared. “We urge older adults with a room to spare to learn how easy it is to support aging in place with the help of SpacesShared.”

By considering factors ranging from hobbies to lifestyle preferences to field of study, the platform aims to create more than just a living arrangement. It seeks to cultivate lasting and meaningful intergenerational relationships.

“I’m thrilled to announce that Sheridan’s collaboration with SpacesShared is now available for all learners, with a special emphasis on its role as a safe and affordable housing solution for our international learners,” said Sunand Sharma, Sheridan’s associate dean of Community Citizenship and Leadership.

Sheridan and SpacesShared invite people in the Greater Toronto Area to become part of this program. Older adults with available space are encouraged to sign up and help students secure a comfortable living environment while benefiting from the joy of intergenerational homesharing.

For more information about homesharing through SpacesShared, or to register for a free account as a host or a student, visit here.

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