Our History

The Canada Homestay Network is a family-run, non-profit society. Over the years we’ve served tens of thousands of students from more than seventy countries, individually and in groups, aged 10 to 75. Homestay Toronto Limited (HTL) was founded by the Wilson family in 1995. Canada Homestay International was launched in 2000, to focus on the experience of international high school students and groups.

We now manage programs in over forty communities across Canada, from Charlottetown 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 20 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.

The result: more informed and reasonable expectations; and through timely access to qualified resources, more confidence, more patience and less anxiety for everyone involved.

Our Core Values

  • Listen Curiously
  • Collaborate Optimistically
  • Grow Courageously
  • Guide Compassionately
  • Give Wholeheartedly

Our Mission

To facilitate positive experiences and exchanges between international students, Canadian host families and educational institutions; to provide Canada’s friendliest and easiest overall travel, education and accommodation experience to international students and workers.

Our Vision

Our corporate family, our host families and our students’ families are Creating Tomorrow Together, to make the world a smaller place.

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