Youth For Understanding in Canada

Youth For Understanding in Canada

YFU expanded to Canada in 1985, starting in Montreal, Quebec. We expanded to cover more of Canada by opening an office in 1995 in Cambridge, under the direction Diane Hahn with help from YFU USA. Since then we have welcomed interns from France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Venezuela, and sent 400 students to over 30 countries.

In 2015, the office moved to Hespeler Road. Canada hosted the Orientation Academy in 2009 and in 2010, celebrated its 25th-year anniversary.

YFU Canada Directory

National Director
Leah Jakobsen

Outbound Coordinator / Marketing
Ashley Haley

Inbound Coordinator
Melody Southgate

Office Clerk / Bookkeeping
Andrea Tompkins

Board of Directors
Kim Dominguez

Vice Chairman
Finn Kjeldsen

Risa Bedard

Richard Ward