The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents

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Join the OFTP

By joining the Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents (OFTP), you enable a collective voice for the homeschooling community in Ontario and provide support for the work OFTP does on behalf of homeschooling families across the province. Your membership adds to our numbers, which increases our clout to have an impact. Your membership fee pays for the cost of keeping our website up and running; hotline phone calls; printing and mailing letters and documents sent to government officials, school boards, Children’s Aid Societies, etc.; funding of any special projects we do to help homeschoolers and to educate people about homeschooling.

NOTE: We are not a school, and we do not offer any kind of programs, goods or services that directly educate children. 

Who is eligible to join?

All actively homeschooling parents/guardians of children residing in Ontario, Canada, are eligible to join the OFTP. If you have legal custody of a child and you are actively home educating that child, you are welcome to become a member of the OFTP. 

We do not discriminate based on ethnicity, gender, religious values, orientation, homeschool method or teaching style. 

We do have auxiliary memberships available for formerly homeschooling adults (who have graduated their children), extended family of homeschoolers who would like to support homeschooling, and homeschooled graduates. 

Your membership benefits

As an OFTP active member, you will receive

  1. Access to our Members-only Facebook group, where you can connect with other homeschooling members across the province
  1. A monthly email newsletter (printed format available, if requested)
  1. Access to our archived email newsletters (available in the Members Area of our website)
  1. Invitations to our monthly Guest Speaker series 
  1. Invitations to our monthly virtual Q&A sessions
  1. A homeschooling ID card for your family (student ID cards available for a discount)
  1. Members-only coupons, discounts and special offers from our business community
  1. Access to our annual member directory 
  1. Access to our annual business directory
  1. Invitations to local and provincial in-person events hosted by the OFTP 

We’re continually working to improve your OFTP membership, so please like and follow our Facebook page (@theOFTP) and make sure you’ve whitelisted our email (newsletter@ontariohomeschool.org) so you can stay up-to-date! 

NEW Membership Options

If you are not actively homeschooling, but you’d still like to support and participate with the OFTP, please check out our new membership options.

Alumni Membership

This membership is for our previously active homeschooling families and homeschool grads. If you’re a formerly homeschooling family, you’ve graduated your homeshoolers, or you’re a recent homeschool grad, and you’d like to stay up to date with the OFTP, support new homeschooling families and generally maintain your membership, this is for you.

As an alumni member, you’ll receive:

  1. Access to our Members-only Facebook group, where you can connect with other homeschooling members across the province
  2. A monthly email newsletter (printed format available, if requested)
  3. Access to our archived email newsletters (available in the Members Area of our website)
  4. Invitations to our monthly Guest Speaker series 
  5. Invitations to our monthly virtual Q&A sessions
  6. Members-only coupons, discounts and special offers from our business community
  7. Access to our annual member directory 
  8. Access to our annual business directory
  9. Invitations to local and provincial in-person events hosted by the OFTP 

Support Membership

This membership is for our supporters. You haven’t actively homeschooled in years, if ever. But you are interested in supporting homeschooling. Maybe you’re a grandparent, godparent or extended family member of homeschooled children. Or you’re just interested in learning more about homeschooling but you’re not ready to commit yet. Or you’d just like to support the OFTP. This is the membership for you.

As a support member, you’ll receive:

  1. A monthly email newsletter (printed format available, if requested)
  2. Access to our archived email newsletters (available in the Members Area of our website)
  3. Invitations to our monthly Guest Speaker series
  4. Members-only coupons, discounts, and special offers from our business community
  5. Access to our annual business directory
  6. Invitations to our local and provincial in-person events hosted by the OFTP

How to join

Click here for the membership form: [link] [link]

To join via mail, download your membership form and mail it with your cheque payable to

Membership terms & conditions

As a member of the OFTP, you agree

  1. To represent the OFTP as a volunteer-run, non-profit organization supporting homeschooling rights and information in Ontario
  2. To treat other OFTP members and volunteers with respect
  3. To update your contact info with the OFTP as soon as it changes

Memberships can take up to 30 days to process. Please contact us at membership@ontariohomeschool.org if you have not received your membership package within 30 days. 

Refunds will not be issued once membership materials have been sent. 

Membership materials, including ID cards, can be re-issued for a $10 administrative fee, to cover printing and postage. 

The OFTP is not responsible for loss or misdirection of membership materials due to inaccurate contact information. Please ensure your contact information is correct at the time of your membership application. 

You will receive a notice of renewal via email 30 days before your membership expires.