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Youth For Understanding in Canada

YFU formed its Canadian branch in 1985, starting in Montreal, Quebec. We expanded to cover more of Canada by opening an office in 1995 in Cambridge, under the direction of Diane Hahn with help from YFU USA. Since then we have welcomed interns from France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Venezuela, and sent 450+ students to over 30 countries.

In 2015, the office moved to Hespeler Road. Canada hosted the Orientation Academy in 2009 and in 2015, we celebrated our 30th-year anniversary.

YFU Canada Directory

National Director
Leah Jakobsen

Outbound Coordinator
Ashley Haley

Inbound Team
Faith Dean/Ellen Nyland

Office Clerk / Bookkeeping
Hannah Erhardt

Board of Directors
Ruth Harold

Vice Chairman
Steven Jakobsen

James Donald

Valerie Harris