Homeschool Support Groups in Ontario

Southwestern Ontario

Kitchener-Waterloo Christian Home Educators’ Association (KWCHEA)

Our group consists of approximately 180 families from Kitchener, Waterloo, Elmira, New Hamburg, and the surrounding area. We meet together regularly to encourage and support one another in our God-given task of educating our children. We aim to do this by: regular support group meetings; sharing of information and resources; education and social group activities.

We have several weekly co-ops, and programs that happen weekly and monthly. Please check out our webpage for more details about our group.

Our monthly parent's support group meetings are held one Saturday of each month, except for July and August. Due to insurance regulations, we are not permitted to have children under 12 attending the meeting. Nursing babies are permitted though. You do not need to be a member of our group to attend a parent support group meeting.

Registered members will received a printed phone directory, monthly newsletters, and will be added to our support group email listing.

KWCHEA does not require that all members agree with our Statement Purpose or our Statement of Faith. We do require that members accept that this is the policy of our group, and that all our support group activities will be conducted in a manner that is in line with our policy.

Website: http://www.kwchea.ca
Contact: kwchea@kwchea.ca
Areas Served: Kitchener, Waterloo
Educational Subjects: Dance, Drama, Health & Physical Education, Visual Arts
Grade Levels: All Elementary Grades, All Secondary Grades


Oxford County Home Educators

Description: This group's aim is to provide Oxford County home educators a place to connect, plan meetups and educational trips/clubs, encourage each other and to get to know the many home educating families in our county, learn from each other's unique perspectives and the reasons why we have all chosen to home educate the little humans in our lives.

Whether your style is traditional, un-schooling, de-schooling, life-schooling, forest-schooling, or an eclectic mix of some or all of the above - if you are an Oxford County Home Educator we'd love for you to join our facebook page and hope that you can make some great connections for yourself and your kiddos too! We are not affiliated with any particular style/outlook/religious beliefs/association etc. Just an eclectic group brought together by our location and passion for home educating our kids.

Activities: Be sure to join our Facebook group to stay informed about all of the informal meetups planned for our kids to interact with their peers, educational trips or clubs to partake in, local activities and events suggested by members to participate in, and you can also feel free to use the group to coordinate extra-curricular activities for your kids to participate in with other local home educated kids.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/995311267163794/
Contact: Connect with us on Facebook
Areas Served: Woodstock, Ingersoll, Mt. Elgin, Norwich, Salford, Thamesford, Tillsonburg


Harambee Homeschooling – Canada

We are a STEM based African-centred support group that meets regularly for support and field trips. We are looking for families with children aged 5-12 who would like to learn and grow together. We follow Christ and are open to families of other faiths.

We would like to meet in person at least once a week. We also encourage virtual meetings.

Membership Fees/Requirements: We anticipate our fees to be nominal and they would include administrative services, resource sharing (via common ownership) and field trips.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1619707738290430/
Contact: Tamara
Email: tamara.sockdjou@gmail.com
Areas Served: Essex County, Windsor
Educational Subjects: French as a Second Language, Handwriting, Health & Physical Education, Language, Mathematics, Music, Science
Grade Levels: All Elementary Grades


H.O.P.E. (Homes of Priority Education)

Description: We are a non-denominational Christian group. Members must sign our statement of faith. The group averages around 40-50 families each year.

Activities: We hold Support Meetings on the fourth Monday of the month (September, October, November, January, February, March, and April). These meetings are open to all and have a wide range of topics. A small library with support materials (no curriculum) is available for members at these meetings. Topics for support meetings are published in advance in our newsletter, The Hope Herald. It is published monthly from August through May and is the main means of communication for our group. We provide H.O.P.E. Days, which is a cooperative teaching opportunity. These occur on six Friday mornings, from 9:00 – 11:45, in the fall and in the spring to provide interaction, fun, and learning in a group setting. There is a nursery provided for the younger children and activity classes for the older children. There is a cost for H.O.P.E. Days above the H.O.P.E. registration fee, and parental involvement is expected. We plan many field trips and activities throughout the year. Members are encouraged to be involved and to contribute to the group by organizing, volunteering, and participating in events. Some activities include our Track and Field Day, skating and hockey on Fridays through the winter, Project Fair, and many interesting and educational field trips.

Membership Fees/Requirements: annual membership fees are approx. $35/family. Members must sign our statement of faith.
Contact: HOPE Steering Comittee
Email: hopesteeringcommittee@gmail.com
Address:
H.O.P.E.
PO Box 216
Tavistock, ON
N0B 2R0

Areas Served: Perth County, Stratford
Grade Levels: Preschool, All Elementary Grades, All Secondary Grades, Post-Secondary


WECHEC – Windsor Essex Christian Home Educators Connection

Description: A Christian organization in Windsor/Essex County for home schooling parents and children coming together at varied educational activities. A great place to make new friends. Check out our page at WEhomeschool.ca!

Activities: Field trips, both as a group and in conjunction with other local support groups. They are funded individually on an as-we-go basis.

Membership Fees/Requirements: $10.00

Website: http://WEhomeschool.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WEhomeschool.ca/
Email: wechec.ca@gmail.com
Areas Served: Essex County, Windsor
Grade Levels: All Elementary Grades, All Secondary Grades


GTA

Brampton Christian Educators’ Network (BCEN)

We are an OCHEC-affiliated, rather informal Christian group serving Brampton and beyond since 1990. Our motto is Families Serving Families, and our aim is to encourage and equip homeschooling families through interaction, both socially and educationally. Membership fees $25/year per family, which includes OCHEC membership. Activities include three six- to eight-week Co-op sessions throughout the year (for an additional cost) with multiple class options; member-led field trips; YMCA Gym and Swim program on Wednesday afternoons (for those with YMCA memberships); lending library of resources for members; monthly parent support meetings, usually the 2nd Monday of every month; Project and Performance student showcase evening; Park Day get-togethers throughout the summer. We welcome families with children of all ages, from infants to high school. Yearly Registration meeting in September, but new families are welcome anytime.

Contact: Rosanne Robbins
Email: bcengroup2014@gmail.com
Areas Served: Brampton
Grade Levels: All Elementary Grades, All Secondary Grades


Halton Hills Christian Homeschoolers

Our desire is to connect with each other and to provide support and encouragement along our homeschooling journey. We base all of our policies and actions on Christian principles and take the Bible as our moral and spiritual guide. We provide members with monthly support meetings, HHCH weekly co-op, group field trips, year end picnic and a showcase event.

Website: http://hhchgroup.weebly.com/
Email: servant.leader.team@gmail.com
Areas Served: Halton Hills


Toronto Association of Parent Educators (TAPE)

We are a support group for families of all homeschooling styles. Our group meets on Thursday afternoons at Wallace Emerson Community Centre (Dufferin and Dupont) from October to May, and at Dufferin Grove Park (Dufferin south of Bloor) from June to September. In addition, we have occasional field trips, events and meetings.

Contact: Kristina
Email: kristina.house@gmail.com
Areas Served: Toronto


Toronto Homeschoolers Support Group

As an eclectic group of homeschoolers, Toronto Homeschoolers Group offers support for new and current homeschoolers in and around the city of Toronto. Our Facebook group is a safe and inclusive place to ask questions, post events/meetups, organize group outings and trips, and provides that much needed support to each other as we walk through this adventure together. We also have a sister Facebook group for teen events and a local buy and sell group for finding homeschool supplies and curriculum. As a matter of safety, we require all new families attend one monthly Welcome Wagon meeting. This will give you an opportunity to meet other homeschoolers in the community and ask any questions you might have. Event details can be found by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/torontohomeschoolinformation/events/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/torontohomeschoolinformation/
Contact
: Marina
Email: marinau2@hotmail.com
Areas Served: Toronto


The Homeschool Network (THN)

A network of homeschooling families providing support for new and seasoned homeschoolers. Traditional homeschoolers, deschoolers and unschoolers – all homeschooling styles and all beliefs (or none) welcome.

Activities: THN has monthly events throughout the school year including parent meetings, information nights, social activities, and field trips. Members-only website and group e-mail list.

Membership fees/requirements: $15 annual membership fee.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/885965061441637/
Email: thnthehomeschoolnetwork@gmail.com
Areas Served: Burlington, Hamilton, Mississauga
Grade Levels: All Elementary Grades, All Secondary Grades


Southern Ontario

Northumberland Homeschool Cooperative

We are a diverse collection of parents who, for a variety of reasons, have chosen to educate our children at home. We gather weekly to exchange ideas while older children participate in an instructor led gym class and younger siblings play nearby. Additional outings and events are held throughout the year.

Website: http://www.northumberlandhomeschool.com
Email: contact@northumberlandhomeschool.com
Areas Served: Port Hope, Coburg


Eastern Ontario

Dundas Grenville Home Educators’ Association

Are you a homeschooling family looking to connect with other area homeschoolers? Are you looking for gym classes and field trip options for your homeschooled children? Then the Dundas Grenville Home Educators’ Association could be the answer.

The Dundas-Grenville Home Educators’ Association (DGHEA) serves families who educate their children at home, in or near Dundas County, Ontario. Members also come from Leeds & Grenville (Spencerville, Cardinal, Prescott) and as far east as Finch. If you're anywhere near our area, we'd love to connect with you!

The group has no governing head, but collectively and cooperatively organizes weekly events and programs for children of all ages. In addition to weekly physical education classes and two semesters of history and science classes, the DGHEA also organizes about a dozen educational field trips throughout the school year. The events and programs are recorded in an annual photo yearbook distributed to member families in the spring.

The DGHEA accepts participation of people from all backgrounds and faiths; all should understand that the group is fundamentally a Christian community, based on Biblical principles. The hope is that the group may be a place where parents can be supported in the principles they are teaching at home, and where children can make friends with other children, building relationships in a safe environment.

There is an annual membership fee of $10 that gives access to the Facebook group and email updates and helps cover minimal expenses.

Website: http://dundashomeschoolers.webs.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dundashomeschoolers
Contact: Theressa Barton
Email: barton6pack@hotmail.com
Phone: 613-657-1860
Areas Served: Brockville, Cardinal, Cornwall, Kemptville, Morrisburg, Prescott, South Mountain, Spencerville, Winchester
Educational Subjects: Arts, Geography, Handwriting, Health & Physical Education, History, Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Levels: All Elementary Grades, All Secondary Grades
Resource Tags: basketball, field trips, gym, history, kickboxing, Lego, Mom's nights, science, skating, writing, yearbook


Central Ontario

Kawartha Lakes Homeschoolers

We are a diverse group welcoming all styles of homeschooling. Our meetings are held in Little Britain biweekly and consist of some formal learning as well as socialisation and play. We also organise field trips and outings. Our meetings and learning content are secular, while membership is inclusive to all.

Email: blumoonfarm55@gmail.com
Areas Served: Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay


Northeastern Ontario

Timmins Homeschooling

We are a group of homeschooling families from the Timmins and surrounding areas that meet together for various activities and get-togethers. We welcome new contacts!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/147648565410532/ (Homeschooling in the North)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/240178929449048/ (Timmins & Area Homeschoolers)
Contact: Nathan & Alaina
Areas Served: Timmins
Grade Levels: All Elementary Grades, All Secondary Grades


All of Ontario (via Facebook Groups)

Ontario Waldorf Homeschoolers

We are a group of Waldorf Homeschoolers in Ontario, Canada. This Facebook group is for discussion and support in our journey to home school our children in the Waldorf manner. We explore topics pertinent to Waldorf homeschooling, such as curriculum discussions, Anthroposophy, inner work for parents as teachers, managing Waldorf at home or blending with a public/charter/private school setting, meetups and group events.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/330473833748260/


More Facebook Groups

These are groups we've become aware of, but haven't yet had time to slot into their respective region's listings.

Ontario Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2344429697/

Ontario Homeschooling Materials

https://www.facebook.com/groups/244226285760054/

Ontario's Public Libraries Love Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/253865068077279/

Homeschooling Parents Ontario

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1437011736622237/

Ontario Unschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/449068978484008/

Ontario Homeschool Transitions

https://www.facebook.com/groups/976966758983136/

Ontario Catholic Homeschool Moms

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322273701254074/

Adventist Homeschoolers of Ontario

https://www.facebook.com/groups/211909912168897/

Ontario Waldorf Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/330473833748260/

Forest Homeschoolers of Ontario

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1008918845787512/

Homeschoolers and Unschoolers of Southern Ontario

https://www.facebook.com/groups/301816313350247/

Northern Ontario Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/111257805571139/

GTA Secular and Inclusive Homeschooling Conference Planning Commitee

https://www.facebook.com/groups/426541617556116/

Homeschooling in North Eastern Ontario

https://www.facebook.com/groups/147648565410532/

Christian Toronto Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/228240164035998/

Toronto Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/torontohomeschoolers/?hc_location=ufi

Toronto East End Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/333151173388767/

Toronto Waldorf Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/281072212061852/?hc_location=ufi

Unschooling Toronto

https://www.facebook.com/groups/653106004735833/

Toronto Unschooling Conference

https://www.facebook.com/Toronto-Unschooling-Conference-129106200882/?fref=ts

Collaborative Coop Homeschooling Moms - Toronto, GTA, York, Ontario, Canada

https://www.facebook.com/groups/633742273438416/?ref=br_rs

Homeschool Swap: GTA

https://www.facebook.com/groups/722139604469333/

Mississauga Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/374815195984723/

Mississauga Christian Homeschool Association

http://www.mississaugahomeschooling.com/

The Un/Homeschool Club of the Barrie, Orillia and Surrounding Areas

https://www.facebook.com/groups/170919246386334/

Orillia Homeschool Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/orilliahomeschool/

Georgian Bay Homeschool Naturalists

https://www.facebook.com/groups/180402559257541/?hc_location=group

Grey Bruce Huron Ontario Inclusive Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1614222572193471/

Muskoka Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/204018009664316/

Thunder Bay Christian Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/203587123069579/

Homeschoolers in Thunder Bay

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7610346746/

M.E.S.S. Homeschool Group (Sault Ste. Marie)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/377589162275811/

http://www.messfriends.com/

Terrace Bay Homeschooling

https://www.facebook.com/groups/622664161199056/

B.R.A.N.C.H (Blind River Area Network of Christian Homeschoolers)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/588040871245380/?fref=nf

Kenora homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/254571974620535/

Timmins & Area Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/240178929449048/

Sudbury, ON Homeschooling Parents Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sudburyhomeschooling/

Algoma/Sudbury Life Learning(unschooling) Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/182297998542207/

Sudbury Unschooling

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1540998229525442/

Peterborough and Area Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/peterboroughandareahomeschoolers/

Peterborough Cathedral Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/320548488130639/

Northumberland East Homeschool Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/641614059276473/

Hastings and Prince Edward Home Educators and Learners

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hpehe/

Quinte Christian Homeschooling Adventures

https://www.facebook.com/groups/308894905961165/?ref=br_rs

https://www.facebook.com/BayofQuinteChristianHomeschoolers/?fref=nf

Kawartha Lakes Un/Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/922410197804892/?ref=br_rs

The Headwaters Homeschooling Network (Orangeville/ Dufferin)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/117887258008/?ref=br_rs

Niagara Area Homeschool Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/136356415531/

Niagara Area Homeschool Group (NAHG) (Inclusive)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/375501452465291/

Niagara Secular Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/482003245284030/

Homeschoolers & Unschoolers of London, Ontario

https://www.facebook.com/groups/londonontariocanadahomeschoolers/

Homeschooling/Unschooling High School (and beyond) in London, Ontario

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693142850969633/

Kids in Christ's Kingdom London, ON

http://kidsinchristskingdom.weebly.com/

OCSH - Oxford County Secular Homeschoolers (Woodstock and area)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/995311267163794/

https://ocsecularhomeschoolers.wordpress.com/

Elgin County Home Schoolers (St Thomas and Area)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/186644694776961/

Durham Region Ontario Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/381356551896402/

Homeschool Lending Library (Durham Region, Ontario)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1457850384508482/

Kitchen-Waterloo Christian Home Educators Association

http://www.kwchea.ca/

Kitchener -Waterloo  KW Scholars  (Secular)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/204227609753714/

KW Unschooling Club

https://www.facebook.com/groups/253685614832685/

Cambridge, Ontario Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/252367641629929/

Cambridge & KW Nature Walk  Homeschool Meetup

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1553140454929550/

Homeschooling/ Home Educated in Guelph

https://www.facebook.com/groups/homeschoolinginguelph/

http://www.guelphhomeschoolgroup.com/

Ottawa Home Based Learning Network

https://sites.google.com/site/ottawahbln/

Homeschooling parents of Ottawa

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolingParentsOttawa/

Ottawa Homeschool Activities

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ottawahomeschool/

Homeschool Families of East Ottawa

https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrleansEnrichmentProgram/

Ottawa West Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolOttawaWest/

Ottawa Homeschooling Kids With Special Needs

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1510673955843584/

Homeschool Quest Clubs of Ottawa

https://www.facebook.com/groups/287020708159219/

OMHN Ottawa Muslim Homeschool Network

https://www.facebook.com/groups/441028852633516/

Rideau Valley Home Educators' Association (Christian)

https://www.rvhea.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Rideau-Valley-Home-Educators-Association-280327742010003/?fref=ts

Ottawa Homeschool STEM Club

https://www.facebook.com/groups/566361563375201/

Ottawa Homeschool FREE Market

https://www.facebook.com/groups/OttawaHomeschoolFreeMarket/

Cochrane and area homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/495713133822150/

Milton, Ontario Homeschooling Mamas

https://www.facebook.com/groups/181666995377050/

Cornwall, Ontario Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/276800829011256/

Dundas Grenville Home Educators' Association

https://www.facebook.com/dundashomeschoolers/?fref=ts

http://dundashomeschoolers.webs.com/

Hanover Ontario Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/397238710399480/

Windsor/Essex County Homeschool Activity Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/140248680175/

Windsor Essex Homeschool Debate Team

https://www.facebook.com/groups/122428777816300/

Local Buy/Sell/Trade Curriculum for Homeschoolers of Windsor/Essex County

https://www.facebook.com/groups/412874662057456/

CLEP for Windsor & Essex Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/528316613897333/

Windsor/Essex County Events of Interest to Homeschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/306428739409672/

Windsor Homeschooling Muslimahs

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232538250131190/

Burlington-Hamilton Unschoolers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/309562122564272/

Hamilton Christian Homeschool Support

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamiltonChristianHomeschoolSupport/

Hamilton Christian Homeschool Support- Highschool

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1426888534245167/

Brantford Home Educators

https://www.facebook.com/groups/660929117269330/

Simcoe,Delhi and surrounding area Homeschoolers.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/553061934766153/

Christian Toddler/Preschool Homeschool Connection - Halton/Hamilton

https://www.facebook.com/groups/323259887759327/

Hamilton Homeschool Association

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamiltonhomeschool/

THN-The Homeschool Network for the Burlington-Hamilton Area

https://www.facebook.com/groups/885965061441637/

Hamilton Homeschool Bookclub

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1574485249474767/

Muslim Homeschooling Moms of Hamilton and Surrounding Areas.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/902265846471311/