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
  • Guelph
  • Kitchener
  • Waterloo
  • Cambridge
  • Hamilton

Student Visit Badge

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

What To Do If You Are a Host

Contact Homadorma to apply for staff interview badge, if you live in one of the available cities above.



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)
School Board Badges

Certain school boards require homestays that host their students to satisfy some additional requirements to be approved. Homestays that are located in cities governed by those school boards will be awarde a badge if they satisfy the requirements by the school boards

Note: Homestays without School Board Badges are not necessarily bad. It is possible that they are not located in the cities of governance (see below)

Badges Requirements Governed Cities

Toronto District School Board (TDSB)

  • 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)
  • Students should be supervised under Homadorma Management during their stay at this homestay
East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Toronto, York

Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB)

  • 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)
  • Students should be supervised under Homadorma Management during their stay at this homestay
East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Toronto, York

Halton District School Board (HDSB)

  • 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)
  • Students should be supervised under Homadorma Management during their stay at this homestay
  • The owner of the property must live at the same address as the students
  • Homestay is not allowed to accept student outside of school catchment, unless education programming requires a change of school.
  • Homestay meets or exceeds the standards outlined by the municipal by-law office
Burlington, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville

Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB)

  • 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)
  • Students should be supervised under Homadorma Management during their stay at this homestay
Burlington, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville

Peel District School Board (PDSB)

  • 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)
  • Students should be supervised under Homadorma Management during their stay at this homestay
  • Homestay should only host students of same sex, unless the students are relatives
Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga

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