Homeschooling in Ontario
Ontario Christian Home Educators Connection
OCHEC is a Provincial volunteer organization that seeks to connect, support, and equip all those who are involved in Home Education in the province of Ontario.
Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents
OFTP is a non-profit group run by volunteers that provides information about home learning, enables networking among its members, and serves as an advocacy group and link between the homeschooling community and the provincial government. Open to all, regardless of faith or educational style.
Ontario Gifted Homeschooling
We at Ontario Gifted have now organised “Homeschooling the Gifted” monthly gatherings!! Many thanks to Annie for taking on the responsibility of organising such events.
Rideau Valley Home Educators’ Association
A Christian organization. The association serves a membership made up of families from the Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec region in Canada.
Homeschool Conferences/Curriculum Fairs in Ontario
Upcoming conferences/curriculum fairs are planned for the following cities: Ancaster, Brantford, Cobourg, Kanata, Kitchener, Mississauga, Thornhill, and Windsor.
See also Past Events in Ontario
Ontario Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Ontario.
Frequently Asked Questions From Families Living in Ontario
Answers about the law, your status, returning to schools, finding help teaching difficult subjects, etc. Ontario Home Learners.
Message to Ontario School Boards April 2000
Dear School Board Member. As well as the draft about best practices for Boards as they are shaping their own policies, this package contains an example of one school board’s adopting of the current draft, suggested readings related to home based education and alternative educational philosophies, and some excellent web sites to help you explore further.
Policy/Program Memorandum No. 131
This memorandum provides direction to school boards and schools concerning policies related to home schooling and the excusing of children from school who are receiving home schooling. School boards should bring this memorandum to the attention of parents who are providing home schooling.
OFTP’s Response to The Ontario Ministry of Education’s Program Policy Memorandum # 131
The portion of this document which is most relevant to the families who are homeschooling their children can be found in the first part of the document under the heading: Home Schooling Procedures.
School Board Request for Monitoring
The demands to monitor home education are based on local school board policy. They do not appear in the law of the land, the Education Act. OFTP.
Eldertree Pagan Homeschool
Pagan homeschooling support group in Ontario, Canada.
An announcement list for home learning families in Ontario: to share information for upcoming trips, classes, events, plays, functions, meetings… anything that home learning families may want to join in!
When It Rains
Sarah A. Rainsberger blogs on Ontario university admissions for home schoolers, standardized university entrance tests such as the SAT and ACT as well as home-school-through-high-school options and planning.
A place for Barrie and area parents, who made the choice to educate their children in a better way. Here, you can share ideas, vent problems, find solutions and make friends. Teaching and Learning is a lot easier if we are not alone.
Brantford Home School Connection
We are a general homeschool support group, set up to meet the needs of the diverse homeschool population in the Brant County area. This is an area serving many districts/townships such as Paris, St George, Oxford, Norfolk, Simcoe, Haldimand and Six Nations.
Chatham-Kent Homeschooling and Attachment Parenting Support Group
Come share information on field trips, curriculums for sale (or needed), questions, events, meetings, educational resources, community resources and to support each other.
Christian Home Educators Network
York Region area of Ontario. A non- denominational, Christ-centred group committed to providing information, outreach and support to anyone desiring it.
A Different Drum – Homeschoolers of Southwestern Ontario
Serves homeschool families in London, Ontario area. For families that provide opportunities to enhance their children’s lives outside the home by planning, implementing, and engaging in activities for their children and themselves.
A Different Drum of Sarnia and Lambton County
An informal network of home-based educators seeking to enrich our children’s lives. A mosaic of educational styles; respectful of our differences and appreciative of our similarities.
A Network of Homeschooling families and support groups, offering resources, activities, information for homeschoolers residing in: Hamilton Wentworth, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough Stoney Creek, Caledonia, Waterdown, & Surrounding areas in Ontario. Yahoo Group.
Home Learning Connection
A growing Christian Homeschool Support Group that meets regularly and communicates often through an email chain network. Most of our get-togethers occur in the Burlington and Flamborough areas. Email contact:email@example.com
The Homeschool Network
We are a support group of homeschooling parents in the Halton region of Ontario. Our group has been around since 1996 and has been very successful at maintaining a strong membership base with a wide variety of activities happening within the group for parents and children.
Homeschoolers & Unschoolers of London, Ontario
This group is a place for homeschooling and unschooling families of London, Ontario Canada (and surrounding areas) to connect, share ideas and develop regular gatherings.
Kitchener-Waterloo Christian Home Educator’s Association
A large group of families from Kitchener, Waterloo, Elmira, and the surrounding area who meet together on a regular basis.
Kitchener Waterloo Secular Community & Home Oriented Learners Activities, Recreation & Support
KW SCHOLARS is a network of people dedicated to the education of children without the use of public, separate, or private schools. It is a new, inclusive, member-operated secular network for home educators and those interested in home education.
Mississauga Home Schooling Group
Our group welcomes any home schoolers in the area regardless of religion or style of home schooling. If you would like to subscribe to our list, we ask that you attend one meeting or get-together first.
Niagara Area Homeschool Group
An inclusive and co-operative group based in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, Canada.
Peterborough Area Homeschoolers
If you live in Peterborough, Lindsay, the Kawarthas, Millbrook, Lakefield, Norwood, Havelock or anywhere in between and you homeschool, then come and join us here.
Our list is mainly for homeschooling families in and around Toronto, Canada. We wish to provide a supportive medium for people who are, or thinking of, homeschooling and would like to share and discuss ideas, build a strong local community.
Woodstock Home Learners
This group is for homeschoolers in Woodstock, Ontario, Oxford County and surrounding areas. It will be an all inclusive group, for open discussion, to plan events, activities, and play dates.
Eastern Ontario Homeschooling Groups
Support groups in Oxford, Rideau Valley, Ottawa (Catholics), Kingston and Thousand Island areas.
Osgoode District Home Educators
A support group for homeschooling families living in and around Osgoode Township (south of Ottawa).
Welcome to this informal group for Homeschooling parents here in Ottawa, Ontario.
Support Group Lists
Home Education Support Groups and Organizations
The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents is one such group, and we have compiled a list of other groups you can join as well, if you live in Ontario.
Ontario Home Education Support Groups
List with contact information only. No links or descriptions.
Support Groups and Organizations for Home-based Educators in Ontario
Long annotated list of support groups from Ontario Home Learners. Some links and email addresses when available. Contact email link to update.