Smiles. Laughter. Knowledge. Love. These are the words that come to mind when we think of Shared Living.

What is Shared Living?

Shared Living is a residential option in which an adult with a developmental disability shares a home with someone who is contracted to provide ongoing support. In this arrangement, they live with a family, couple, or roommate in the community. This arrangement can offer richer opportunities for developing natural relationships and social circles. It also increases the likelihood of having a more genuine and meaningful experience of community life.Shared Living may be offered by community based agencies like posAbilities or directly by Community Living British Columbia (CLBC). Homes may be owned, rented or leased by the shared living provider or by the individual requiring support.

Shared Living is about more than just sharing phsyical space; it’s about sharing lives and developing close relationships that foster caring, understanding and independence. Stayed tuned for more stories to come: next week, Rob, Gerald, Jodie and Charlie will share their experiences about living together as a family of four, and the week after, you’ll get to meet the amazing Gracie and her lovely mum!

Are you interested in sharing your home and life with a person who has a developmental disability? Do you have a diverse background in supporting adults with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and/or who are aging? Do you thrive on creating rich opportunities for developing natural relationships, expanding social circles and increasing a person’s experience of community life? We welcome individuals from all cultures, socio-economic groups and family structures. To learn more, please visit or contact us by calling 778-945-3368 or emailing [email protected]