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There are over three thousand international students at McMaster University and Mohawk College combined.  In addition to the academic challenges, imagine the challenges of being a young student in a new culture and language, far away from family and friends.  If only they could taste a little bit of home and hospitality here in Canada... Friendship Families exists to give families in Hamilton the opportunity to regularly open their homes to international students and make a difference in their lives.

Who sponsors Friendship Families?

Friendship Families is a partnership between Power to Change, an interdenominational ministry to students, and West Highland Baptist Church.

What do I do?

Host two students for a meal (about once a month, from September-April) or take them skating, bowling, tobogganing, invite them to a church activity... Be creative and have fun together!

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