Homadorma Badges


Our goal is to help students in choosing the best homestay and one of the most important feature of an excellent homestay is its safety. At Homadorma, we award homestays Homadorma Badges once they have passed our strict safety guidelines, as a seal of approval to certify their safeness. There are 4 types of Homadorma Badges:

Interview Badges

Homestays that have been interviewed by Homadorma staff or student will be awarded a Interview Badge.

Badges Completed at Interview Available Cities

Staff Interview Badge

  • Face to face meeting with Homadorma staff
  • Professional photo shoot of the homestay
  • Information verification
  • Staff submits meeting survey to homadorma
  • Metro Vancouver
  • Greater Toronto Area
  • Ottawa/Gatineau

Student Visit Badge

  • Face to face meeting with interested student
  • Student submits meeting survey to homadorma
All cities upon request by student

Staff Interview Badge

Completed at Interview

  • Face to face meeting with Homadorma staff
  • Professional photo shoot of the homestay
  • Information verification
  • Staff submits meeting survey to homadorma

Available Cities

  • Metro Vancouver
  • Greater Toronto Area
  • Ottawa/Gatineau

Student Visit Badge

Completed at Interview

  • Face to face meeting with interested student
  • Student submits meeting survey to homadorma

Available Cities

All cities upon request by student


What To Do If You Are a Host

Apply for staff interview badge, if you live in one of the available cities above.

Staff Interview Process


Background Check Badges

Homestays that have completed background check procedure with law enforcement department will be awarded a Background Check Badge

There are 3 different Background Check Badges, depending on how recent the check was completed

Completed less than 2 years ago

Completed between 2-5 years ago

Completed more than 5 years ago

What To Do If You Are a Host

Consult your local police station to know more about the background check you need to go through, get the document and upload it through your homestay Badges page to obtain approval. It generally takes 5-20 business days subject to police station availability.
Alternatively get your Homadorma background check online for faster turnaround time. The result could be available in as soon as 24 hours.



Institution Badge

Institution Badge meets the criteria of most ecuation institution requirements on homestay families in Canada. Homestays with Staff Interview Badge and Background Check Badge are awarded the Institution Badge.

Badges Requirements
  • Homestay must be interviewed in-person by Homadorma staff
  • Background check must be completed on the host and the spouse of the host(if applicable)

Requirements

  • Homestay must be interviewed in-person by Homadorma staff
  • Background check must be completed on the host and the spouse of the host(if applicable)
School Board Badges

Public schools in Canada are governed by various school boards across the country. Though most school boards do not constrain students in a particular kind of homestay, many school boards have their own requirements of homestays that they would prefer hosts to meet.

Homadorma would like to advocate the homestay preference of the school boards to bring trust and transparency to the market. We would like our hosts to meet the preferred requirements of the school boards, and introduce these quality homestays to our students.

* Note: Not all requirements could be displayed on our website due to technical constraints. We summarize them as "additional requirements" for students to take reference to.

Find out what School Board Badge is applicable

Badges Badge Requirements Additional Requirements

What To Do If You Are a Host

Check if your live in any of the city above and try making changes to your homestay profile accordingly

Additional Information

The Canadian Association of Public Schools - International (CAPS-I) sets the standard for quality international student public school programs in Canada.
Language Canada is the association of leading language schools in Canada. You can read more about their requirements on homestays here:
CAPS-I Homestay Requirements
Language Canada Homestay Requirements