Okotoks Partners with Happipad Home-Sharing Organization

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The Town of Okotoks is redefining how it connects to the community by supporting an alternative housing choice. This is a significant way to help make Okotoks a more vibrant, inclusive and unique place to call home.

In alignment with the Town’s Municipal Development Plan and Council’s strategic priority to provide more diverse housing options, the Town and Happipad, a Canadian non-profit home-sharing organization, have partnered to create a secure, affordable and convenient option that provides a safe way for Okotoks homeowners with a spare room to rent to a well-matched renter.

“We are pleased to be able to work with Happipad to provide our community this unique opportunity to make a positive impact by contributing to the housing supply. Happipad offers another option for those looking to rent and allows home owners to share extra space; it’s a win-win,” said Okotoks Mayor Tanya Thorn.

Happipad is a web-based platform that connects two or more compatible, but unrelated, people to share a home. It is a rental matching program where a homeowner with an extra room can be connected to a well-suited tenant. The program is focused on companionship and compatibility matching as well as affordability for renters and homeowners. 

Through in-depth personal profiles, Happipad matches a host and a renter into a mutually beneficial longer-term living arrangement for like-minded individuals. The host gains a helping hand and some extra income while the renter is given affordable, comfortable housing.

The Happipad platform exists to help people share homes and connect homeowners with vetted renters. Home-owners host on their terms with flexible rental options, set their own house rules and have the opportunity to meet renters who want to be part of the community.

Happipad provides users with a reliable way to handle details such as rent payments, security deposits, legal documentation and background checks. Their team is also responsible for conflict resolution and any other customer support that may be needed. To learn more about Happipad and how you can be part of this program, visit

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