Who We Are
International Student Exchange – Ontario is a registered not-for-profit corporation offering Ontario students reciprocal, school-board approved exchange programs with Europe and Quebec. Our dedicated staff works in close collaboration with reliable exchange partner organizations and Ontario school boards to provide Ontario students and families with the best possible exchange experience.
We administer our programs in cooperation with participating Ontario school boards based on a shared vision of developing language skills and increasing cultural awareness among Ontario students
Our partner organizations are exchange organizations that work independently of each other and of ISE ONTARIO. As such, each of our partners set its own fees, candidate selection criteria, program guidelines, conditions of participation and communication networks. Each organization agrees to recruit candidates for exchanges to take place on a predetermined timeline, to match students on the basis of common interests, age, and lifestyles, and to provide information and support to both the visiting and hosting participants for the duration of the exchange period.
ISE ONTARIO places a great deal of importance on good governance, accountability and risk management and fulfills all the requirements set out in the Ontario Corporations Act.
Board of Directors
The ISE Board of Directors, in its governing role, oversees the safe and effective delivery of programs in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
Board of Directors
Angela Phillips –Principal of a Private School
Bob Harper – Retired Coordinating Superintendent of Education
Brian Beal – Director of Education
Brent Bloch – Vice Principal
David Fox- Retired Superintendent of Education
Dr. Lisa Walsh- Director of Education
Mary Anne Alton – Retired Director of Education
Mary Jean Gallagher – Retired Assistant Deputy Minister of Education
Brian Beal Chair
Mary Anne Alton, Vice-Chair
Bob Harper, Treasurer
David Fox, Past Chair
Robert Graham, Executive Director