About Golden Girls Canada Website

Golden Girls Canada is a website to facilitate home sharing connections for senior adults.  Whether you have a home to share or are looking for a home to live in, this website is a resource to help you find possible connections.

We do not do the matching for you, but we provide an opportunity for you to find other like-minded individuals who are also searching for an affordable friendly place to live through senior home sharing.

We endeavor to educate you on the many benefits of home sharing as well as help you avoid possible pitfalls.

Our nominal membership fee helps to offset the cost developing this website and keeping this resource running.

Memberships are for a 6 or 12 month period and allow you create 1 profile and search for possible matches registered in our database.  Membership also gives you access to member resources.  We want to help you to ask the right questions when meeting a potential housemate.

Want to find out more about Home sharing? Remember to check out the member resources page, our blog and free resources.

Have a question?  Contact info@ggncanada.ca

 

About the Founder – Dorothy Mazeau

Golden Girls Canada began as a gleam in the eye of Dorothy Mazeau, a long-time community advocate, retired architect and practising Realtor based in Ontario.  Dorothy has been an active promoter of the cohousing movement in Canada, having served on the boards of both the Canadian Cohousing Network and the Cohousing Association of the United States. But she realizes that the long and expensive process of developing a cohousing community is beyond the reach of many, especially seniors, who could benefit greatly from having more community in their lives.

What to do? Drawing on her own experience of living in shared housing over the past 40 years, Dorothy looked for a way to help others learn about the benefits of this way of life and to find compatible home-mates.   She envisioned something like an online dating site, only for home-mate matching rather that romantic liaisons.  Her research let her to connect with Bonnie Moore, founder of the Golden Girls Network in the United States, which had been successfully doing exactly this since 2014.

Golden Girls Canada is the result of this connection.  Although the look of the site recalls the Golden Girls Network site, the content is totally Canadian.  As well as the database, it provides members with links to outside sources, live workshops, webinars, and helpful information to guide them on their journey to shared housing.

Golden HomeSharing Connections is a company founded to support the operation of Golden Girls (and Guys, by the way!) Canada.  Its head office is located in Caledon Ontario.

Process

  1. Become a member
  • Click on Become a Member in the Menu
  • Select 6 or 12 month membership > Add to Cart > Proceed to checkout at Paypal- *You do not need to have an account
  • At checkout you will set your password for the site

 

  1. Login and Create a profile
  • You will pick whether you have a home to share or are looking for a home
  • Your profile asks you lots of questions about your lifestyle preferences, it’s important to find the right housemate

 

  1. Search for matches
  • make sure to refine your search area using locations close to you.

 

  1. Review the member resources tips and contact your matches