Meet our team
Meet our team
Who are we?
Happipad is a social enterprise that believes companion housing is an important part of the solution for problems related to housing affordability and social isolation. Founded in Kelowna B.C. by a student-professor team from UBC, Happipad is a Canadian leader in developing modern companion housing solutions and technologies.
What do we do?
We make it safe and simple to find a compatible person to live with in a companion housing arrangement. We are actively involved in the research, development, and implementation of companion housings programs across Canada. We partner with community and senior-serving organizations to deliver sustainable companion housing opportunities for people of all generations.
Why do we do it?
We are inspired by the magical effect that companion housing can have on people. When people share a home, they become more empathetic, they help each other, and they connect. When done right, we believe that companion housing can address some of our most pressing social and economic challenges.
Meet the leadership team
Cailan Libby – CEO & Founder
Founder and visionary leader. Cailan is determined to make a difference in the world. Happipad is Cailan’s expression to tackle real world problems like social isolation, housing, and sustainability. In his spare time you can find Cailan out climbing mountains, cycling around the city, or baking tasty, tasty carrot loaf!
Dr. Ken Chau – Co-founder
Co-founder and innovator. Dr. Chau is a university professor, father, and advocate for developing innovations for social good. When not involved in cutting edge research or teaching students, Dr. Chau can be found cheering on the Raptors (We the North!) and searching for the best escape rooms!
Winnie Pun – Technology
Winnie is the unseen hero of Happipad. She is a master of systems and leveraging technology for social good. Multilingual and a volunteer mentor, Winnie loves helping people. She’s also a potato chip connoisseur even drying her own apple chips from Kelowna’s locally grown crops. Oh, and she loves dogs!
Amanda Aubé – Operations
Chances are good that Amanda is the friendly voice you hear when you call into Happipad or the smile behind the email update you recently received. Always positive and full of life Amanda’s passions include Dragon’s Den, good food, and craft beer. Whether it’s business or a good brew Amanda always puts people first unless she has to take her cat to the kitty chiropractor. Seriously, did you know that was a real thing?