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Billets Needed!

Billets Needed for European Teens' Summer Visits to Guelph, and, Fergus Elora

Teens from Spain and France will be paying their annual visit to our region this summer.  They will be studying English and enjoying a month of fun and sight-seeing spanning our region, Niagara Falls and Toronto.  Canada Linc English, the company which organizes the program, is looking for families with an extra bedroom and some spare time, to host these young people in their homes for one month. Programs are being run for both Guelph, and, Fergus-Elora.

While in Guelph, the teens will attend English language classes every weekday morning at the University of Guelph.  In the afternoon, they participate in cultural and sports activities.  The program is organized so that working families who are away during the day can qualify as hosts.  Families are asked to provide a bedroom and meals and welcome their visitor into their everyday life.  

Margaret Burnett has managed these programs since 1992 and, in that time, has welcomed close to 2,000 students to the Guelph community.  Many students and families have formed lasting attachments and continue to visit each other.  “Twenty years is a long time to devote to the same program,” said Burnett, adding that she never gets bored as there are always new faces and challenges. 

Students are expected to spend most of their evenings and weekends with their host families and integrate into our Canadian way of life.  They are free to take weekend trips with their host families if invited.  

Families interested in learning more can contact Burnett at 519 -821-1247 or  519-766-8973 or by email at  A "per week" honorarium is paid to each host family to cover expenses.  More info at: CLEGuelph 

The program in Fergus Elora is a homestay with activities as mentioned. One family member must be at home during the day as the students only participate in two afternoon activities and one day trip per week.  The remuneration is 820 for 4 weeks.  Contact is Mark Haynes at or 519 843-7417 or 519 829-8949. More info at:

Canada Linc's referral program is in effect: Refer a friend who hosts this summer and receive a $75 'thank you'!

Programs will also be running in the following locations: Waterloo, Cambridge and Brantford.

Learn more about Canada Linc at: .

This program requires Police Security Clearance for the vulnerable sector for everyone over 18 in the house. 

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