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The Program Team

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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 Guide

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.

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“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

Contact Us

National Office
Toll Free 1-877-639-9987
Fax: 647-439-4502

National Program Manager – Erin Gorman
1-416-928-3362 ext 22554
2200 Yonge St. Unit 300
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6

Program Coordinator National Administration - Jess Leduc Robert

1-416-928-3362 ext 22572
YMCA of Greater Toronto
2200 Yonge St. Unit 300
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6

Administrative Liaison-
Kamini Sonnadara
1-416-928-3362 ext 22563
YMCA of Greater Toronto
2200 Yonge St. Unit 300
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6

Regional Offices

British Columbia

Regional Coordinator - Huda Sajjad
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Robert Lee YMCA
955 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2


Regional Coordinator – Joanne Reinhold
1-416-928-3362 ext 22561
YMCA of Greater Toronto
2200 Yonge St. Unit 300
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6


Regional Coordinator - Karen Romero
YMCA of Northern Alberta
9538-103A Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5H 0J3


Regional Coordinator - Christopher Craig
1-514-849-5331 ext 1235
Toll Free 1-866-332-9622 (Quebec and Atlantic only)
YMCAs of Québec
6th Floor -1435 Rue Drummond
Montreal QC H3G 1W4