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Become a Host Family IES
Become a Host Family

YRDSB is one of the largest school boards in Canada offering education programs to visiting international students. These students are interested in a full immersion experience where they can improve their English skills and experience the Canadian culture first hand.

If you are interested in an enriching experience, by hosting an international visa student you will:

  • learn about other countries and cultures
  • learn about your own environment through a visitor's eyes
  • form new friendships
  • foster respect for our global community
  • recapture youthful energy

Can you provide?

  • caring, comfortable accommodation for a student
  • an English speaking environment
  • opportunities for the student to participate in family life and local activities
  • integration of an international student into your family
  • a private room, three meals per day, plus snacks (it is recommended that Canada's Food Guide is followed to ensure that nutritious and well-balanced meals are provided)
  • easy access to a public secondary school in York Region on foot or by public transit

Role of the Host

The host will provide regular care, support and supervision to the student at all times. This includes school-related, personal and medical emergencies as required.

How to Apply

We encourage you to apply to become a host for one of the following providers:

 
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