Become a Homestay Host Family!

We are looking for support from households in Huron and Perth counties to provide homes for international secondary students for the 2023-2024 school year. Students either stay 3-4 months (short-term) or for the full school year.
The role of a homestay family is to provide a welcoming home and family atmosphere for students who are far from home for an extended period of time.
Host families are supported by our Homestay Coordinators, who also live in our communities. Their role is to guide students in their academic studies, introduce them to local students and encourage them to join after-school activities.  
Learn more about the program on our Homestay Services page


You can apply to become a host family today by filling out an online application, or you can contact our team using the information below. We are happy to answer any questions you have. 
Do you know any other families that might be interested? Please share this page with them!

Contact Us

Shaun Morton
Executive Assistant, International Education program
1-519-527-0111 ext. 130
Mary Heffron
Homestay Coordinator – GDCI & FEMSS
[email protected]
Deanna Pearce
Homestay Coordinator – DCVI
Tracy Dempsey-Reid
Homestay Coordinator – LDSS, CHSS and SHDHS                                               [email protected]
Sarah Riley
Homestay Coordinator – SDSS
Lise-Anne Workman
Homestay Coordinator - MDHS