Connecting international students and local families in 3 simple steps!

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You REGISTER!

If you are an international student and would like to be connected to local Canadians, or if you are a Canadian family interested in building a friendship with international students, this free program is for you! Ready to take this

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We MATCH!

We will go through the list of registered students and hosts, and carefully match students to each host family. The matching decision is based on the locations, the special diets and allergy issues if there are any. The Friends for

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SHARE your dinner!

With the matching information sent by the Friends for Dinner team, students and hosts will arrange a specific date and time for their dinner and enjoy a time together. Many students and local families have participated to this friendship program

International student interested in being a guest?

Register now to the Christmas 2016 campaign of Friends for Dinner to be a guest for a dinner with a local host. This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

Register to be a guest!

Local family interested in hosting?

Register now to the Christmas 2016 campaign of Friends for Dinner to host a dinner with international students. Your kindness and hospitality will help international students to find a home away from home in this new city.

Register to host!

What our students say



What our hosts say

We had a fantastic time with the three gentlemen who joined us for dinner. We had a full house (9 adults and 4 kids) and had a blast eating a full turkey dinner followed by a variety of card and board games. Our kids have loved Friends for Dinner every year and I always find the students connect well with the little ones. These particular students are here for a few years so we hope to connect with them again for some kind of activities

Host family in Montreal

It was great! We had three lovely gents from India. We prepared a three-course meal for them. We ate LOTS of great food then watched videos about India and talked about our different cultures. We had an absolute blast. Thanks for connecting us up! We are already planning our next event with them.

Host family in Ottawa

We had a great time with the students. They enjoyed the time we spent together and were very excited to share their stories with us. We will be inviting them to come to our home again. We thank God for this blessing and we are happy to get involved with Friends for dinner for the first time this year.

Host family from Ottawa