It’s an opportunity for Hamilton families to open their doors and showcase some local culture [...]
The process begins when you complete Online Host Application. All information provided on the application and during the interview is protected by Canada’s Protection of Personal Information Act. Our policies are available on this website or by written request.
After we have reviewed your application, we may contact you to arrange an interview. Not all hosts are contacted for an interview. Selection is made primarily based on current demand for host families, and may also include criteria such as proximity to a particular school.
If you are contacted, please register for our Host Portal to download the forms and documents you will need to prepare for the interview.
3. Next Steps
We will contact your two character references and request your criminal records checks. Note: all our host families must obtain the appropriate criminal background check for all members of the household over the age of 18 (19 in British Columbia).
For hosts of minors, a Police Record Check or Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) is required. This check can only be done in person at your local police or RCMP station.
For hosts who will only host adults the standard Criminal Records Check is required. This can be done at your local police or RCMP station. You may be required to pay a fee (which varies by community, but can be up to $50 per person) for this documentation.