McMaster University Symbiosis Co-Housing Pilot Program


After a successful pilot year evidenced by student-senior pairs’ testimonials and their decision to continue their co-housing arrangement beyond the pilot, we are pleased to announce that we are continuing our program in 2018-2019. 

Symbiosis matches grad students (masters and PhD) looking for lower cost housing with older adults (age 55+) who can offer a clean, furnished bedroom in their home or apartment. Students agree to help the senior around the house with some basic tasks such as groceries, yard work, etc. This matching would be based upon initial application, interviews, and then agreed upon contracts. The contract is a pre-determined amount of time, with the option to extend if mutually desirable. We are now offering long-term (1 year) and short-term (3-4 months) stays, ideal to try the co-housing experience out and get your feet wet. 


If you are interested in learning more, please contact Symbiosis team or visit the website.

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Symbiosis Phone: 647-648-4421