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Barrie HomeShare

More Than Just a Room

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Who We Are

Barrie HomeShare is a Shift Government Project partnership between Georgian College’s Center for Changemaking and Social Innovation, Barrie’s Office of the Mayor, the City of Toronto and the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE).  The project matches post-secondary students with older adults aged 55+ who have a spare  room in their home. In exchange for reduced rent the student provides several hours per week of companionship and assistance with household tasks such as walking the dog, help in the garden, snow shoveling, etc.

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Safety And Support

Barrie HomeShare is entirely facilitated by a team of dedicated Social Workers who will prioritize your safety and security by completing Vulnerable Sector Screenings on all participants, reference checks and safety checks on all homes. We will provide ongoing support in the form of regular follow-ups, mediation, and conflict resolution services. We are here to support you through every step to ensure a safe and happy HomeShare experience.

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Join Barrie HomeShare

Applying to HomeShare


Student Application

To start your HomeSharing journey today, please complete an online Matching Form. Our team of Social Workers will carefully match participants based on a variety of preferences and attributes.


Home Provider Application

If you are over the age of 55, have an empty room in your home, and would like companionship or help around the house from a student then HomeShare is for you! Please click on the application button below to be considered for our program!

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 Everything changed for me when I moved here. I don’t have family in Toronto and I used to have more free time. Now my life is very structured and busy. If I’ve had a hard day and I’m feeling low, there’s lots of love in the air. There was one day in early December when I was in tears and everyone here hugged me.


Volunteer Group

News & Views

Your Barrie HomeShare Resource Center

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Georgian, Barrie partner to launch social innovation projects

Academica Group Top Ten for February 10, 2020

Pilot project aims to create affordable living for college students

A new initiative between Georgian College and the City of Barrie addresses the ongoing challenge of affordable student residency.

*All upcoming events have been postponed until further notice*

  • Parkview 55+ Centre
    Thu, Mar 12
    189 Blake St
    Mar 12, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    189 Blake St, 189 Blake St, Barrie, ON L4M 1K5, Canada
  • Allandale 55+ Centre
    Tue, Mar 10
    190 Bayview Dr
    Mar 10, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    190 Bayview Dr, 190 Bayview Dr, Barrie, ON L4M 4Y5, Canada
  • Parkview Community Centre (1)
    Wed, Mar 04
    Parkview Community Centre
    Mar 04, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Parkview Community Centre, 189 Blake St, Barrie, ON L4M 1K5, Canada
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Our Team

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Martin Rochon

Social Impact Projects Coordinator


Cathlin Martin

Social Impact Project Advisor

Contact Barrie HomeShare 
705-728-1968 ext.5891

1 Georgian Dr, Barrie, ON L4M 3X9

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