YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada

About Us

“Students were able to practice their French in an authentic way and use French outside the walls of the school. While riding the bus with the students, I overheard a conversation between 2 boys. The boy from MB was speaking French and the boy from QC was speaking English. Both boys getting the most out of the [language exchange] experience”

-Ecole Lorette Immersion, MB – Group Organizer

About the YEC Team

Our team is comprised of staff working across Canada to support the program’s participating groups. Along with Regional Coordinators, who are first contact for questions and concerns, our staff includes a Senior General Manager, National Manager, National Program Coordinator, and administrative staff who work with the Regional Coordinators to complete administrative tasks, communicate with funding sources, complete exchange visits, and generally support the facilitation of the program. Contact information for staff can be found here.

Application Guideline

Organizing an exchange for a large group of youth can be overwhelming and this application guide will help you to prepare when you’re ready to submit your application online.This application guide is written for those applying to a traditional exchange involving travel. If applying for a virtual exchange, most of the questions remain the same, with a couple of additional questions specific to a virtual exchange. Learn more information on virtual exchanges.



Contact Us

info-yec@ymcagta.org Toll Free 1-877-639-9987

National Office

Regional Offices