About Red Leaf
Canadian-Spanish Company with more than 35 years creating links between Canada and the rest of the world
Red Leaf is Education in Canada.
With over 35 years of experience forging the leaders of the future, we specialize in internationalization and educational mobility with Canada as an exclusive destination.
1984 First steps
In 1984 Jesús Salgado travels to Canada, thus initiating the activity of sending Spanish students to study in North American through his company 3B. There he meets Marylou Heenan, who will become his Canadian partner. Marylou Heenan owns The Language Workshop, a year round English Language Center for Youth and Adults in Canada. At this time there are only 4 adult English centers in Toronto.
Jesús and Marylou decide to create a new division within The Language Workshop: The Language Workshop-Youth which is dedicated to carrying out Educational Programs in Canada for young people under 18 years of age. During this first year, 150 Spanish students travel to Ontario. Jesús Salgado acquires 25% of The Language Workshop.
It is the first company in Canada to start developing the English & Home Stay Programs: Language immersion programs with Canadian host families reinforced with face-to-face English courses.
In 1990, Red Leaf Student Programs INC is created, dedicated to youth (up to 18 years of age). The shareholding is made up 50% between Jesús Salgado and Marylou Heenan, separate from The Language Workshop. Two years later, The Language Workshop joins the Global Village Group, currently one of the largest adult language learning companies in Canada.
The Global Village Group today promotes the country as an educational destination worldwide with great success, although in the early nineties Canada was, from various points of view, a destination that is certainly exotic and unknown.
On February 28, 1994 Red Leaf Spain was established with CIF B-80826654. The objective is to develop programs for young people with English classes and homestay, so that students from all over the world can learn English in Canada; developing a market that at that time is virgin. Red Leaf Spain, like its the Canadian sister, Red Leaf Student Programs INC, is 50% established between Jesús and Marylou.
The company's headquarters are located in Madrid for Red Leaf Spain and Europe and in Toronto (Ontario) for Red Leaf Canada and the rest of the world.
From there, the educational and innovative philosophy, not only the learning of English, are part of the mission of Red Leaf. They work with governments at national, regional and local levels (being one of the first companies that managed government sponsored camps), with public, private and concerted schools in addition to companies and foundations.
2005 Permanent Innovation
In 2005, the shareholding of Red Leaf Spain becomes 100% Spanish, with Red Leaf Students Programs INC remaining Canadian, with 50% Spanish and 50% Canadian capital.
2010 New Horizons
In 2010, Marylou Heenan decides to retire and sells her share of Red Leaf Student Programs INC. to Jesús Salgado. Thereafter, Red Leaf Spain and Red Leaf Student Programs (Canada) are constituted with 100% Spanish capital operating under the same business group.
This year the Red Leaf representation opens in Tokyo.
2013 Big Projects: Delivered!
Red Leaf begins a successful relationship with the Amancio Ortega Foundation, providing Academic Course Programs in Canada to more than 1,000 students.
2018 And the present of a great future
Red Leaf is the only company specializing in Canada as an exclusive destination, and it has established itself as one of the three most important Canadian Education Agencies in Europe, developing, with great success, international educational mobility projects with a clear objective of educational innovation.
In the August 2018, Red Leaf México is created.
2020 Red Leaf GROUP
The company becomes Red Leaf GROUP and has come to develop and expand the recruitment of students worldwide, working closely with participants of 15 different nationalities.
Red Leaf Today
President & CEO
Red Leaf GROUP
Canada, apart from being the second biggest country in the world is an immense country, in many senses of the word.
This is something we are very aware of at Red Leaf, and after more than 35 years of experience working with thousands of students and satisfied parents, our commitment to its culture, ideals and education system is today stronger than ever.
Enhanced by the results and reputation it has around the globe, the Canadian education is a synonym for excellence, inclusion, multiculturalism, respect, modernity and, ultimately, of commitment, and supplying students with the adequate skills and tools to successfully confront the challenges of a global world.
Our team of multidisciplinary experts, along with the best educational consultants, lead an alliance which effectively coordinates with more than 75 School Districts and more than 700 Canadian schools, as well as Host Families and parents in Spain. The objective is to offer an educational and unforgettable life experience in the best educational system in the western world.
President & CEO
Red Leaf GROUP