Help a Homeschooling family in Ottawa, Canada.



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    Hello Workawayers! We are a French-Canadian family living in a rural area of Ottawa. (We also all speak English) We homeschool our 4 children, mostly in French. They are aged 7 to 15 yo. We moved to the country 4 years ago and now live in a large house that is an easy 20 minutes from Ottawa by car.

    We love art, video games, legos, board games, science experiments, music, karate, swimming and gardenning.

    Bonjour! Nous sommes une famille franco-Ontarienne vivant dans la région d'Ottawa. Comme nous essayons de garder le français comme langue dominante de la maison, nous sommes particulièrement intéressés à recevoir des Workawayers qui peuvent parler en francais. Si le français est votre langue maternelle ou s'il ne l'est pas et que vous cherchez à le pratiquer pendant votre séjour au Canada, il nous ferait plaisir de vous recevoir. Le reste de ce profil sera en anglais pour permettre une plus grande accessibilité.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellors will have the unique experience of discovering our way of educating our children outside the mainstream system as well as discovering a bit of the French Canadian culture (outside Québec).

  • Help


    I would love to have help with teaching my children about other parts of the world, cleaning and picking up after my children, preparing food for my children, cleaning our house and weeding the garden (if we host during the summer) and occupying my younger children while I teach my older children (if we host during the school year).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a guest bedroom with a king size bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a 20 minute car ride from downtown Ottawa. This is the best option for transportation since we are in the country.

    We also have access to Ottawa via bus ride. A bus leaves for Ottawa in the morning and comes back in the evening from Monday to Friday.

    Ottawa has many sites, museums, pubs, theatres...

    We have 4 children that we homeschool, so I would expect volunteers to be respectfull of little people and of our lifestyle.

    Because we have young children, we would prefer not to host single men. We would prefer single women or couples.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 839677725665