Learn English, guitar, and sing with a fun, loving family in Ontario, Canada



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    Aloha! Namaste! We are a fun, musical, Canadian family from Barrie, Ontario looking for someone to join our family to help our father with his recovery from a brain injury. Someone to play board games, puzzles, paint, draw, musical instruments - anything that stimulates his brain. We could also use a hand around the house for light house work (laundry, dishes, cooking meals, cleaning.) The family consists of the parents (65 years old) and their 28 year old son. We live in a city called Barrie that has a beautiful lake with many activities to try during the summer such as boating (stand up paddle boarding or swimming). We live in a neighbourhood with multiple forests that have lovely, tranquil hikes that all lead to small beaches and the lake. We are a musical family, the son and father both play guitar and we have a drum kit. Willing to pay the workawayer a fee for their help with our family.

    We also just opened our pool so swimming is available in our warm summers as well as helping with water rehab for the father.

    We'll likely have lots of fires in the backyard where we like to relax and share stories.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The son teaches dragon boating all summer and has done so for 8+ years. Unfortunately due to covid it has been cancelled this summer so I'm going to buy a Stand Up Paddle Board instead. He'd also be happy to teach you guitar and show you around our city and its surrounding area. We live close to ski hills during winter months and live 40 minutes away from the longest, freshwater beach in the world called, Wasaga Beach, a must visit.

  • Help


    Playing simple games with our father to stimulate and challenge his brain. Could be fun imagination / acting games or puzzles, board games.He naps throughout the day after he exercises his muscles/brain.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own bedroom and a shared bathroom/shower. Your welcome to borrow my bicycle.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Things to do in our town:

    Choir: there is a weekly, fun, inclusive choir at a restaurant in our town where you sing while you eat food and drink. It's extremely fun and helpful for your singing voice - NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING DUE TO COVID

    English Conversation Circle: our town library offers a weekly get together for all the 'newcomers' in Barrie to get together and practice their English as well as make new friends. You'll meet people from all over the world, make friends, and improve your English. - I BELIEVE A VIRTUAL CLASS IS RUNNING DUE TO COVID

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gorgeous sunsets & beach by our house
Summer fires in our backyard :)
The backyard!
Our pool!
Our first workawayer from Brazil !
Host ref number: 689248663235