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“My homestay mother made me feel like part of the family.”
- Carol, Hong Kong

Ryerson Performance Youth & Community Programs is happy to partner with Canada Homestay Network to offer billeting opportunities for domestic and international participants aged 13+

Canadian Homestay Network Associated Fees & Services​

Apply for the Canada Homestay Network here!

Be part of the Canada Homestay Network family

When you choose homestay with CHN you become a member of the family you live with, part of the community you live in, and add value to your Canadian cultural experience!

CHN hosts are carefully screened, including reference checks, criminal record checks, and interviews. Like many Canadians, our hosts have different cultural backgrounds and lifestyles. Many host families are traditional two-parent families, while others are single-parent families, older couples with grown children who don’t live at home, and single women, who are just as dedicated to the well-being of their homestay students as they are to their own families.

When you apply using CHN’s online application form, your preferences are carefully considered when matching you with the right host. All students are guaranteed to be within 50 minutes to the school by public transit. Throughout your stay in Canada, you will have 24/7 access to CHN for support. First-language counsellors are just a phone call away.

For more information on staying with a host family while attending the Ryerson PYC Summer Programs visit or contact Oriana Evoy, at 416-926-0355 x 2105, or email

Interested in hosting?

We’re always on the lookout for summer programs families and community members to welcome students into their homes. Hosting is rewarding experience for the entire family that can make your summer with Ryerson PYC that much more amazing.

For more information on being a host and to apply online visit Specify that you’re interested in hosting Ryerson PYC participant. Still have questions? Contact Christie Slocombe at 416 926 0355 ext. 2021 or email