Friendship Force Lake Simcoe

Record #: BAR3628
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2023
Last Full Update: 30 Nov 2022


Description (Service)

An organization focused on promoting goodwill, understanding, cultural education and citizen diplomacy through home-stay journeys. A travel club that is about building world peace. There are more than 15,000 members, travelers, and hosts, in 350 clubs in more than 60 countries.

The organization was founded in 1977 by Wayne Smith and U.S. president Jimmy Carter to promote global understanding across the barriers that separate people. 

Service Details

Hours Vary
Areas Served Simcoe County

Call or email

Languages English
Fees Membership - $60 annually

Address and Location

Located In Community Simcoe County
Physical Access Not Applicable

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-484-0888
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Primary Contact Jon Wagner, President; Email:
Alternate Contact Deb Wagner, Journey Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Executive Robert Bowles, President; Phone: 705-325-3149; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Jon and Deb Wagner 
42 Thicketwood Place 
Brechin, ON 
Canada L0K 1B0