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Research & Data

Happipad Proprietary Research

Research, data, and studies involving Happipad Technologies.

BC Average Room Rental Data: June, 2019

Research on the average room rental price for BC and select cities. Statistics based on prices for shared room rentals on various public listing services.

Perceptions of Home Sharing Report: May 10th, 2019

A collaborative research summary on peoples perceptions of home-sharing by Happipad Technologies and UBC.

Bedroom Occupancy & Post-secondary Student Pop by Province: 2016

Research on the average room rental price for BC and select cities. Statistics based on prices for shared room rentals on various public listing services.

Dwelling and Age Statistics in Western Canada: 2016

Utilizing 2016 census data Happipad estimated the number of spare empty rooms there are across Canada for each Province and select cities.

Curated Research Articles

Articles and supporting research curated from various scholarly and news sources.

Toronto Isn’t The Most Expensive Canadian City For Rent After All: Report

Toronto Storeys – Isabelle Khoo – May 28, 2019

Canadian Housing Is The Least Affordable In The World… For Local Incomes

Better Dwelling – Daniel Wong – May 27, 2019

"Intergenerational" living: French programmes pair young with old

France24 – Rachel Holman – May 16, 2019

'Completely changed the way I look at aging'

CBC News – Clare Hennig – May 12, 2019
UNBC university students move into senior care home.

Is the home-alone trend contributing to Vancouver’s housing crisis?

Vancouver is Awesome – Frank O’Brien – May 6, 2019

Millennials And The Loneliness Epidemic

Forbes – Niel Howe – May 3, 2019

Intergenerational home-sharing gains popularity in Belgium

ECNS.cn – China Daily Global – Mo Hong’e – April 22, 2019

Survey finds 1 in 5 Canadians will need to liquidate assets to pay off debt

CTV News Toronto – Katherine DeCLerq – March 12, 2019

Living alone in Canada

Statistics Canada – Jackie Tang, Nora Galbraith, Johnny Truong – March 6, 2019

My home was their home

CBC News – July 22, 2018
Why seniors, students living together saves more than rent money

The superpower of intergenerational living

TEDxMtHood – Derenda Schubert – Nov 13, 2017

Canada’s Aging Population and Implications for Government Finances

Fraser Institute – Taylor Jackson, Jason Clemens, Milagros Palacios – October 31, 2017
Why seniors, students living together saves more than rent money

Our Homes Today and Tomorrow

City of Kelowna – October, 2017
A Housing Needs Assessment

Understanding the forces driving the shelter affordability issue

Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis – May, 2017
A linked-path assessment of housing market dynamics in Ontario and the GTHA.

Intergenerational learning: exchanges between young and old

TEDxAmsterdamED – Jurriën Mentink – Apr 21, 2016

How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

TED 2017 – Grace Kim – Apr 2017

CensusMapper: 2016 Empty Bedrooms

Census Mapper – Canadian Census 2016
This map gives a lower bound on the percentage of empty bedrooms in occupied dwellings in each area.