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Welcome an International Student into Your Home - posted until - Mar 31,2019

We have an immediate need for homestay families for the remainder of the 2018/2019 school year, as well as the coming 2019/2020 school year. 


$800/month is offered to offset the student's living costs. The Holy Spirit Homestay Family Program requires families to provide the following amenities:

  • Private bedroom
  • Three wholesome meals a day and snacks as required
  • Quiet, well-lit and heated study space
  • Access to the common living areas of the house
  • Hot water and facilities for bathing
  • Laundry
  • Emotional support
  • Academic support
  • Interaction with family members
  • Participation in family activities
  • Internet Connection

Please be aware that a Personal Identification Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Check) and a Child Intervention Check will need to be provided for all Home Family residents over the age of 18.


The Benefits of Becoming a Homestay Family

  • Learning about another culture's traditions and customs
  • Having the opportunity to experience a cultural exchange in the comfort of your own home
  • Seeing our own Canadian culture through the eyes of an International Student
  • Making a difference in the life of a young citizen of the world
  • Receiving a monthly stipend of $800 to support groceries and quality of life activities
  • Encouraging families to spend more time doing things together
  • Developing a lasting friendship with the International Student and his or her family
  • Acquiring an interest in a new culture that could lead to new travel and language learning opportunities for you and your children


If you would like more information about the Homestay Program, visit the division's webpage, or contact: 

Kendra Harding - Holy Spirit Homestay Coordinator
Phone: (403)710-4495    







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