About CHN

Our History

The Canada Homestay Network is a non-profit society founded by the Wilson family in 1995.

Over the years we’ve served tens of thousands of students from more than 70 countries, individually and in groups, aged 10 to 75, with programs in over 40 communities across Canada from Halifax to Victoria.

In any successful and growing organization, people make the difference. Our team is comprised of individuals dedicated to supporting one another. When you work with CHN, you work with a network of homestay professionals. Our combined experience of matching tens of thousands of students over the last 25+ years lends our whole team the credibility and expertise that has earned us a reputation for excellence and professionalism that is unmatched in our industry.

Our Values: Showing We Care

The Canada Homestay Network has grown from a small family business in Toronto into the leading private homestay placement agency in Canada.

We strive to offer the kind of care and service that we would want for our own children if they were studying abroad. Today, our views on what it means to be a responsible corporate citizen include more than how we treat our students – they include how we enhance our contribution to the lives of our host families, staff, clients, and broader communities where we work and live.

Our success is based on values-based leadership and an intrinsic interest in doing “the right thing” through deliberate actions:

Listen Curiously

Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Be fair, patient, and empathetic. Be aware of your own story: what brought you here, your purpose. We are connectors.

Collaborate Optimistically

Notice the strength and vulnerability in teamwork. Be open to possibility and other perspectives. Expect the best from each other and be accountable. We are trustworthy.

Grow Courageously

Show up, be brave, be authentic. Discover your unique ability and let your talents grow. Be your best self. Take care of yourself and your family. We are lifelong learners.

Guide Compassionately

See the potential in others and help them reach it. Understand that growth and change are challenging and scary. Be respectful and professional. We are servant leaders.

Give Wholeheartedly

Care for others, especially those who are less fortunate. Remember our shared humanity and need for belonging. Give without expecting anything in return. We are a family.

Let's Connect!

If you have questions about working with or partnering with CHN, contact our national team.

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