Homeschool Support Groups in Ontario

If you're a contact person for a support group that used to be listed here and hasn't yet signed up for an updated listing, please register a user account to add your group back to the listings through the (no longer new) Resource Directory. If you lost the instructions that were sent to all support groups in early 2014, please request the instructions from the web team at website@ontariohomeschool.org. Thank you!


There are home education support groups in many parts of Ontario. The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents encourages all Ontario homeschool support groups to register for a listing in our Resource Directory, so that all homeschooling families can find support, activities, and friendship with others who are homeschooling in their area.

The map on this page shows the counties in the Southwestern, Southeastern and parts of the Northeastern regions of the province. They've been numbered to provide a reference by which you can find a homeschooling support group in your area, as listed by region on this page.

Notes:

  • This is not a clickable image map. You cannot click on the map itself to link to your area. Use it, instead, to locate your area visually so you know what number you're looking for in the list, which is organized by region.
  • Northwestern districts are not on the map but are still listed by number and name.
  • We invite you to add or update your support group's listing to help us keep the Resource Directory up to date. Thank you!
  • If you come across information that is no longer valid when you're trying to contact a group, please let us know. Thank you!
  • Provincial, national and international home education organizations are listed on the main Support Groups page, where you'll also find links to articles about choosing, starting and running a group.

South-Western Ontario

1 - Windsor - Essex

See the Resource Directory listings for Windsor homeschool support groups.

2 - Chatham - Kent

See the Resource Directory listings for Chatham homeschool support groups.

3 - Sarnia - Lambton

See the Resource Directory listings for Sarnia homeschool support groups.

4 - London - Middlesex

See the Resource Directory listings for London homeschool support groups.

5 - St Thomas - Elgin

See the Resource Directory listings for St Thomas homeschool support groups.

6 - Woodstock - Oxford

See the Resource Directory listings for Woodstock homeschool support groups.

7 - Brantford - Brant

See the Resource Directory listings for Brantford homeschool support groups.

8 - Simcoe - Norfolk /Haldimand

See the Resource Directory listings for Simcoe homeschool support groups.

9 - St Catharines - Niagara

See the Resource Directory listings for St Catherines homeschool support groups.

10 - Hamilton - Wentworth

See the Resource Directory listings for Hamilton homeschool support groups.

11 - Burlington - Halton

See the Resource Directory listings for Burlington homeschool support groups.

12 - Guelph - Wellington

See the Resource Directory listings for Guelph homeschool support groups.

13 - Kitchener - Waterloo

See the Resource Directory listings for Kitchener-Waterloo homeschool support groups.

14 - Stratford - Perth

See the Resource Directory listings for Stratford homeschool support groups.

15 - Goderich - Huron

See the Resource Directory listings for Goderich homeschool support groups.

16 - Port Elgin - Bruce

See the Resource Directory listings for Port Elgin homeschool support groups.

17 - Owen Sound - Grey

See the Resource Directory listings for Owen Sound homeschool support groups.

18 - Orangeville - Dufferin

See the Resource Directory listings for Orangeville homeschool support groups.

19 - Barrie - Simcoe

See the Resource Directory listings for Barrie homeschool support groups.

20 - Mississauga - Peel

See the Resource Directory listings for Mississauga homeschool support groups.

21 - Toronto - York

See the Resource Directory listings for Toronto homeschool support groups.

22 - Oshawa - Durham

See the Resource Directory listings for Oshawa homeschool support groups.

South-Eastern Ontario

23 - Lindsay - Kawartha Lakes

See the Resource Directory listings for Lindsay homeschool support groups.

24 - Peterborough - Peterborough

See the Resource Directory listings for Peterborough homeschool support groups.

25 - Port Hope - Northumberland

See the Resource Directory listings for Port Hope homeschool support groups.

26 - Belleville - Hastings (southern)

See the Resource Directory listings for Belleville homeschool support groups.

27 - Bancroft - Hastings (northern)

See the Resource Directory listings for Bancroft homeschool support groups.

28 - Napanee - Lennox /Addington

See the Resource Directory listings for Napanee homeschool support groups.

29 - Kingston - Frontenac

See the Resource Directory listings for Kingston homeschool support groups.

30 - Brockville - Leeds /Grenville

See the Resource Directory listings for Brockville homeschool support groups.

31 - Cornwall - Stormont /Dundas /Glengarry

See the Resource Directory listings for Cornwall homeschool support groups.

32 - Hawkesbury - Prescott /Russell

See the Resource Directory listings for Hawkesbury homeschool support groups.

33 - Ottawa

See the Resource Directory listings for Ottawa homeschool support groups.

34 - Perth - Lanark

See the Resource Directory listings for Perth homeschool support groups.

35 - Pembroke - Renfrew

See the Resource Directory listings for Pembroke homeschool support groups.

36 - Haliburton - Haliburton

See the Resource Directory listings for Haliburton homeschool support groups.

North-Eastern Ontario

37 - Bracebridge - Muskoka

See the Resource Directory listings for Bracebridge homeschool support groups.

38 - Parry Sound - Parry Sound District

See the Resource Directory listings for Parry Sound homeschool support groups.

39 - North Bay - Nipissing District

See the Resource Directory listings for North Bay homeschool support groups.

40 - Sudbury - Sudbury District

See the Resource Directory listings for Sudburyhomeschool support groups.

41 - Manitoulin - Manitoulin District

See the Resource Directory listings for Manitoulin homeschool support groups.

42 - Sault Ste Marie - Algoma District

See the Resource Directory listings for Sault Sainte Marie homeschool support groups.

43 - Timiskaming District

See the Resource Directory listings for Timiskaming homeschool support groups.

North-Western Ontario

44 - Kenora District

See the Resource Directory listings for Kenora homeschool support groups.

45 - Rainy River District

See the Resource Directory listings for Rainy River homeschool support groups.

46 - Thunder Bay District

See the Resource Directory listings for Thunder Bay homeschool support groups.

47 - Cochrane District

See the Resource Directory listings for Cochrane homeschool support groups.

Help us keep our list up to date!

If you would like to add your support group's listing to our Resource Directory, please register for a user account -- email the website manager to find out how.

If you'd like to be in our offline list of groups without having a public listing on our site, so people can be told about your group when they enquire individually, please email the Area Reps & Support Groups Coordinator and include the following information:

  • Support Group Name
  • Contact Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Web Site
  • Other Links (Yahoo Groups, message boards, etc.)
  • Area Served
  • Description (Christian, inclusive, secular, geared for a specific age range, size of group, how the group operates, etc.)
  • Activities: (types, frequency, etc.)
  • Membership Fees/Requirements
  • Other
  • Please indicate that this should not be published publicly on the website. (If you wish it to be public, please contact the web admin for a user account to create your own listing)

*All fields are optional, but we encourage groups to submit detailed information if possible, so that the listing better reflects the uniqueness of each group.

If you become aware that a phone number in the Resource Directory is out-of-service or an email address is no longer valid, please contact the website manager and the Support Groups Coordinator to let us know. Thank you!