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 traveled to Canada, thus initiating the activity of sending Spanish students to study in the North American country through his company 3B. There he meets Marylou Heenan, who will become his Canadian partner. Marylou Heenan owns The Language Workshop, year round English Language Center for Youth and Adults in Canada. At this time there were 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 was created, dedicated to the young public (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 will join 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, currently called English & Homestay, so that students from all over the world can learn English in Canada developing a market that at that time was virgin. Red Leaf Spain, like 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, working with different governments at national, regional and local levels (being one of the first companies that managed camps to governments), with public, private and concerted schools in addition to different companies and foundations.
2005 Permanent Innovation
In 2005, the shareholding of Red Leaf Spain became 100% Spanish, with Red Leaf Students Programs INC remaining. (Canada) with 50% Spanish and 50% Canadian capital.
2010 New Horizons
In 2010, Marylou Heenan decides to retire and sells her share of Canadian society 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 today is the only company specializing in Canada as an exclusive destination. and it has already established itself as one of the 3 most important Educational Agencies in Europe to Canada, developing, with great success, international educational mobility projects with a clear objective of educational innovation.
In the month of August 2018, Red Leaf México was created.