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Thursday June 18, 2015


Youth Exchange





CONTACT: Lion Ev Spiering

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Objectives of the
Youth Exchange?

Unlike other exchange programs, the Lions International Youth Exchange program is not conducted for the purpose of tourism, education or employment.  Instead, it is a unique cultural learning opportunity.

 There are three main objectives to the Youth Exchange Program:

  1. To bring people into contact with youth and adults of other countries.

  2. To share family and community life of another culture.

  3. To promote international understanding and good will throughout the world of Lionism.

 These Objectives fulfill the first Object of Lions:



History of Lions
Youth Exchange

Every year since 1961, young people have participated in the Lions International Youth Exchange Program.  Lions clubs would sponsor and host young adults between the ages of 15-21. Since then over 5000 young people have traveled to other countries to live with host families.  For many young people, participation in the Lions Youth Exchange Program is a life-changing experience and a cultural milestone.  

The first International Camp was organized, supervised and financed by the Lions of Sweden in 1974. Since that first Camp, Lions clubs all over the world have continued to invite young people to their countries to attend in the Lions Youth Exchange Program as a means of fostering international understanding.

More information can be found on the Lions International Website Youth programs.

If you are interested
in hosting 1 or 2 youth,
please click here to
fill out a form.
You will be contacted.


District A1 Lions Youth Exchange Program


Chairs: Lion Ev Spiering


The Youth Exchange in 2015 includes 2 hosting periods and a week at camp.

Arrival June 27. Departure July 25

Pearson international airport (Toronto )

Ages 17-19.  1 male and/or 1 female per country

Hosting is prior to camp.

Camp dates are July 18-25.


Youth arrive in Canada June 27
Host Family #1         June 27 July 8
Change Over     July 8 (
Host Family # 2   July 8-July 18
Camp      July 18-25
Youth Depart Canada   July 25



For more information, contact:

Lion  Ev Spiering

District A-1 Youth Exchange Co-Chair



Memo to Clubs 2014

Host Family Invitation

Become a Host Family

Host Family Application Form (PDF)

Host Family Application (Rich Text Format)

Host Family Guide

District Youth Exchange Report 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

Police Clearance Policy



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