Home Sharing

Courtesy of www.communitylivingbc.ca

Kootenay Society for Community Living (KSCL) is proud to serve individuals in the following areas:

  • Castlegar, and surrounding areas
  • Nelson, and surrounding areas
  • Nakusp, and surrounding areas
  • Trail, and surrounding areas
  • Creston, and surrounding areas

As a Home Share Provider, you will welcome someone into your home/family, and support as necessary, depending on the unique needs of the individual. This is a wonderful opportunity, which, with the right fit, can be an enriching experience for all involved. The type of support will be driven by the needs of the individual and may include, but not limited to day-to-day guidance on decisions and activities, providing a safe environment to learn daily living skills such as hygiene, cooking, transportation, etc, along with positive encouragement to succeed in meeting goals and challenges. Transporting or accompanying appointments, monitoring or administering medications, providing nutritious meals, shopping, budgeting, social skills, are some of the areas of support areas that a Home Share Provider would support an individual with.

As a Home Share Provider, you will work with KSCL to complete a Home Study and will be expected to meet the criteria (such as, but not limited to a clear Criminal Record Check, First Aid Training, and a desire to welcome someone into your life) to become a qualified Home Share Provider. Detailed planning, time, and thought is put into deciding who will be the best fit for all involved, and whether all involved are comfortable and feel the match is suited. You will meet KSCL’s Monitoring and Reporting requirements on an ongoing basis and will have access to training and continuous support from your Home Share Manager.


Basic Requirements to become a Home Share Provider:

Home Share providers are required to offer a secure and inviting home environment that fosters inclusion for the individual. Home Share providers should also have an understanding of and advocate for the vision, mission and values of KSCL. Some of the basic requirements (but not all) are:

  1. minimum of 19 years of age
  2. satisfactory home study completed
  3. criminal record check & background check
  4. first aid/CPR certificate
  5. physician’s certification of good health
  6. valid driver’s license

KSCL is urgently seeking Home Share Providers for the above or surrounding areas listed above. If you would like to apply or learn more about this life changing opportunity, please contact our Home Share Manager at:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 250-365-2624 ext. #1