Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships (TIGP)

Bringing Generations and Communities Together Since 1986

Do you need your grass cut, leaves raked or snow shovelled?  Or, do you just need general help around your home?

Our Seniors Assistance Home Maintenance (SAHM) program provides assistance to seniors, as well as disabled and convalescing individuals, who need work done in and around their homes and apartments. Work includes garden and yard work, snow removal, light housekeeping and odd light jobs. These services enable individuals to direct their own care while living safely and independently in their own homes longer.

This is a fee for service brokered program where clients pay an hourly rate directly to a brokered worker on completion of the services provided. 

Please note this is not an emergency service and matches are made based on the availability of brokered workers. Clients must participate in an intake process and complete and return a signed waiver of liability form to TIGP before brokered workers are referred.

TIGP screens the references of brokered workers and provides workers with Sensitivity to Aging training and guidelines for providing service.  TIGP refers suitable brokered workers to clients and follows up with clients to ensure satisfaction with service.  TIGP is available to identify new workers when needed.

Program experience to date has shown that in many cases the person requesting the services uses the same brokered worker on a regular basis. These ongoing relationships can lead to personal friendships between those involved.

We anticipate an increased demand for these services as a result of:

  • a continuation of the “aging in place” concept and practices
  • the increased demands on the "sandwich generation"
  • funding cutbacks of essential services

We are presently accepting applications for brokered workers and accepting new clients.  

For additional information on this program please call or email Sara Beretka at - (416) 531-8447 ext. 1 - sara@tigp.org

This program is funded by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TCLHIN) and the City of Toronto