Discounts to Homeschoolers:
Always remember to ask if the supplier offers an "educator's discount" and show your OFTP membership card. Let OFTP know what suppliers offer discounts so that we can pass this information along to the membership.
You are not required to follow the Ontario curriculum nor use the same materials as the schools. However, if this is what you choose to do and you'd like to see the list of textbooks approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education for use in schools, please visit www.trilliumlist.ca.
- Suppliers of educational resources
- Book stores
- Direct sales of specific products, programs, or imprints
Suppliers of educational resources
The Learning House
(and Maple Tree Publications)
Resources for teaching children with learning difficulties, family building resources, unit studies and creative teaching resources, Bible curriculum, preschool material, math, phonics, readers, printing, writing, keyboarding, home education software, language study, science, history, social studies, geography, art, games that teach, just for fun resources and much more; call and request a catalogue or view online.
Maple Tree Publications produces and sells Canadian and Charlotte Mason educational materials. They have now merged with The Learning House.
Canadian Home Education Resources
"Good Stuff for Home School Families"
Canadian Suppliers for Five In A Row, Greenleaf Press, Writing Strands, and WriteShop plus other "Good Stuff for Home School Families." CHER carries materials for grades K - 12, parent resources, including Charlotte Mason and a wide variety of books, games, and materials for all subjects. Unit Studies, language arts, novels & such, math, manipulatives, science, history & geography - Canada and World, Bible, languages, music, ecomomics, early education, fun & games, Alpha Omega, Bob Jones, Saxon and more.
Blue Mantle Educational Supplies
Home School Books and Curriculum ~ Christian Resources and Supplies
-- A homeschooling family business that distributes Christian books, resources, and homeschool curriculum. The Regular catalogue includes resources in the following categories: Science, History, Fine Arts, Languages, Geography, Mathematics, Language Arts. The Catholic supplement includes resources in the following categories: Mary, Children, Catechism, Apologetics, Family Life, Bible Studies, Religious Ed, Good Reading, Classical Curr, Lives of Saints, The Holy Father. The Catholic Gift catalogue includes videos, music CDs, board games and more.
The Learning Tree Educational Store
Cumberland Shopping Square
3300 Fairview Street, Burlington, Ont. L7N 3N7
Tel./Fax: (905) 319-2690, Toll Free: 1-866-319-2690
Resource books, manipulatives, educational games, etc. from major publishers. Can place orders by telephone, fax, email or letter or visit the store; shop from the manufacturers' catalogues online.
Louise Kool & Galt
180 Middlefield Road, Scarborough Ontario M1S 4M6
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-268-4011 or (416) 293-0312
Toll Free Fax: 1-800-482-7905 or (416) 293-9543
Early childhood materials; huge selection of educational materials for ECE & Primary Grades; free teacher activities on website; catalogue contains children's toys and resources to use for construction & early technology, science, math, language, music & audio visual, also contains puzzles, games, arts & crafts and much more; can visit their showroom; call and request a catalogue.
Canadian-content educational resources including books, manipulatives, games, arts & crafts supplies, learning aids, and other play and learning materials in all subjects, plus classroom items such as child-scale furniture. Free catalogue on request, or browse and order online.
School House Teaching Supplies Ltd.
2014 Douglas Street
Victoria BC V8T 4L1
-- Full range of school products available through their online mail order catalogue or brick and mortar store located in Victoria BC. Mail service to rural areas is a specialty.
(Supplies, Motivational Aids & Resources For Teaching Store)
#36 - 2525 Yale Court
Abbotsford BC V2S 8G9
Phone: (604) 556-0111
Toll Free: 1-877-81SMART
Educational resources in all subject areas for educators and the homeschool community. Organized by subject matter, grade level, specific interests and by publisher. Aside from math, language, science, art, etc., their product line includes books on homeschooling, resources for Canadian history/geography/social studies, a section for learning differences, and a section for Christian curriculum.
Spectrum Educational Supplies Ltd.
150 Pony Drive, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 7B6
Toll free line 1-800-668-0600 or (905) 898-0031
Toll free Fax 1-800-668-0602 or (905) 898-7458
Lots of resources and educational manipulatives for math, science, technology, language and primary materials for K-Grade 12; call and request a catalogue or view online.
Sunrise Marian — Catholic Homeschooling Resources And Curriculum
Distributes all Catholic homeschooling curriculum and books (both traditional and updated), as well as children's and teens' Catholic educational materials.
703 East Main Street, Welland ON L3B 3Y5
Art of Learning: Creative Educational Resources
Contact: Rachel Ross-Herbison
Home-based business run by a long-time (since 1994) homeschooling family in BC. Providing Waldorf-inspired homeschooling materials preschool to grade 12. Music, Art and School supply kits for p-8. Suggested reading for the developmental stages p-8. Support and information for alternatives in education. Email Rachel for further information, grade outlines, price lists, etc.
2323 Trafalgar St., Box 7214, London, Ontario N5Y 5S7
Phone: 1-800-265-1095 or (519) 453-7470
Fax: 1-800-363-3398 or (519) 455-2853
Resources for children from Infant up to Grade 10; can view catalogue on website and order resources on-line or call and request a catalogue be mailed; lots of curriculum and other learning resources for language, math, science, geography, French, arts & crafts, music; also have other supplies, teaching aids, puzzles, games and much more
Bizzy B'zz Bookbin
Used Curriculum Book store
Contact: Peggy Steer
Family-run bookstore specializing in homeschool used books, expanded now to a full service used book store. Accepts homeschool resources on consignment for sale.
Homeschooling family-owned business selling books and homeschool curriculum from many different suppliers; a lot of Christian curriculum.
Full service educational retailer that serves schools and homeschoolers across Canada. Shop in person (Toronto) or online. You can take a scheduled tour of their store and warehouse to see and review the selection of learning materials. Specializing in k-12 textbooks, workbooks, ESL, teacher and classroom resource materials. Buy & sell new and used textbooks.
- textbooks and workbooks from all publishers;
- latest editions (textbooks and e-resources);
- new or used copies (all workbooks are new);
- buy-back option for select books;
- full-curriculum textbook lists for all grades;
- comprehensive knowledge of the current curriculum, new materials and educational trends;
- availability of faith-based interdisciplinary materials or other religious textbooks (serves all faiths equally).
- If an item is not in stock, they will special order materials for you whenever possible from anywhere in the world.
3709 Chesswood Drive
Toronto ON M3J 2P6
Mostly books. OFTP members can get a teacher's discount card with the Chapters/Indigo iREWARDS program. Just present your OFTP membership card at any Chapters, Indigo or Coles store and you can join at the discounted rate. iREWARDS members get 10% off all books, gain points for every dollar spent to earn vouchers for future purchases, and enjoy exclusive events and promotions. For more details, visit the website.
READ for Your Life Bookstore
Darlene Ashe - owner
46 King St. N.
Waterloo ON N2J 2W8
(inside Princess Twin Theatre Complex)
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 6pm
Offers gently used children's books, parenting and teaching resources, Read Aloud Storytimes, Books for Babies program, personalized shopping, reluctant reader assistance, Book related art, journals, gifts.
Direct sales of specific products, programs, or imprints
ABC of Reading
Darwin the Dragon Reading Program (and Vowel First Method, its equivalent for adult learners) is a method of teaching the basic skills of reading to students with learning problems, including dyslexia. A highlight of the Program is that it was designed to be presented by people who lack a background in teaching - e.g. parents in particular. To accommodate this feature, the Guide contains clear teaching instructions, detailed lesson plans as well as specific tutor-training instructions and exercises. The Program consists of a guide plus workbook, and three illustrated storybooks.
Publishes homeschooling planners, menu planners, chore charts, incentive charts, homeschooling report sheets, and an activity advent calendar. Specializes in Catholic versions of these organizational products but some are non-denominational.
Castle Rock Research Corporation
Canadian publisher of digital and print educational resources for grades 3-12, has developed curriculum-specific digital and print resources for Ontario. Flagship product – SOLARO – Student Oriented Learning, Assessment, and Reporting Online, is 100% aligned to the Ontario curriculum. SOLARO is a grade 3-12 learning resource for Mathematics, Science, and English Language Arts that is accessible online and on mobile devices. SOLARO provides educational content consisting of lessons, activities, practice exercises, quizzes, and detailed solutions. Content, in the form of text, graphics, or multimedia (including audio, video, and animation), is available 24 hours a day in a well-organized, searchable, and highly engaging system. In depth information on SOLARO is available at: www.solaro.ca.
Discrete Trial Trainer
Published by Accelerations Educational Software, "Powertools for Autism and other learning disabilities," D.T.Trainer is an ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) based software solution for early and special-needs learners under the developmental age of 9.
Donna Ward/Northwoods Press
Many Canadian educational books including historical fiction and several Canadian history/geography curricula which have been widely used across the country by home educators and were written by Donna herself, who homeschooled four children for 13 years.
Complete curriculum for learning French, sold in downloadable modules. Sample lessons on the website so you can evaluate it before purchasing. Designed by experienced French teachers specifically for home learners, it is clear and easy to use and does not require previous knowledge of French. The lessons teach French in an easy-to-follow, gradual, step-by-step method with video & audio instruction that allows students to interact with the language in a fun and engaging way.
Home of Canadian History Tunes, a CD of 25 original songs to help students of all ages learn about some of the most important events and people in Canadian History, including a song to memorize the names of the all Prime Ministers since the birth of Canada. Created and performed by a certified teacher who is also a professional performer and now a homeschooling mom.
Kids Can Press
Literature for many age ranges; books about Canada and its history, poetry, nature, science, sports, how-to and crafts; homeschool unit studies available; call and ask for a catalogue; can download catalogue from website.
A line of activity books in both French and English from grades K-Grade 7 written by Ontario teachers based on the Ontario curriculum.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited
300 Water Street, Whitby, Ontario L1N 9B6
General Inquiries: (905) 430-5000, Toll Free Order Desk: 1-800-565-5758
Resources for Elementary and Secondary education (Grades K-12) in a variety of subject areas as well as resources for higher education.
Provides educational and resource materials to schools and home schoolers; resources in French, Music, Art, History, Reading, Science; also has record keeping and organizational materials for home educators and other resources for parents and students; links to other sites from website; call and request a catalogue
Nelson Education Ltd.
1120 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario M1K 5G4
To Order Toll Free: 1-800-268-2222 or (416) 752-9448
Fax Toll Free: 1-800-430-4445 or (416) 752-8101
Books and other resources for various grade/age levels for language arts, guided independent reading, spelling, science and technology, math, social studies, reference books and materials and much more; call and request a catalogue
The North American Montessori Center (NAMC)
13469 - 27th Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada V4P 1Z1
NAMC provides high-quality, full color curriculum manuals for the homeschooler, for teaching children from birth to age 9.
Charitable organization that protects Ontario's nature through research, education and conservation action. Publishes resources on nature, mammals, birds, flowers, insects, reptiles, science, geography, wetlands, habitats, watersheds, wetlands, sustainable development and more.
26 Prince Andrew Place, Toronto, Ontario M3C 2T8
Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-263-9965 or (416) 447-5101
Fax: (416) 443-0948
Resources for language arts, math, science, social studies, French as a second language, music; publishes and sells learning and teaching resources in all formats in all required subject areas across all Grade levels from K to 12 in Canada; also has learning materials for college and university; call and request a catalogue.
Peppermint Stick Learning Company Inc.
Specializes in offering Canadian curriculum materials, some of which have been developed by the owner herself, homeschool mom Joy Delmore. Some physical products and some downloadable printable pdf files.
Joy and Rob Delmore
357 Skyhills Road
Huntsville ON P1H 2N5
Portage & Main Press
(formerly Peguis Publishers)
Order From: P. Tyrrell Associates, Telephone: (905) 639-7320,
Fax: (905) 639-5748
Resources for hands-on science, beginning reading/guided reading, spelling, writing, poetry, art and more for the elementary level; call and request a catalogue.
Mickey Eves, Author and Illustrator
134 Olive Street
Sept. 2005, released a new series of picture books called The Canucks, to aid children with Canadian geography. There are 13 Canadian characters, each named for a province or territory. In the first book the characters head off to explore Ottawa and what there is to discover during Winterlude. The other books in the series will each feature one of the other provinces or territories and some of the interesting things it has to offer.
Reading Horizons at Home
"Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself"
Software program that uses Orton-Gillingham methods to teach phonics.
Sara Jordan Publishers
Scholastic Canada Ltd
175 Hillmount Road, Markham, Ontario L6C 1Z7
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-268-3860 (anywhere in Canada) or
(905) 887-7323 (Greater Toronto Area), Toll Free Fax: 1-800-387-4944
Curriculum materials and resources for early literacy, reading, spelling, phonics, visual literacy, language arts, science, technology; catalogue available for literature available in French; other learning resources and supplies available for Pre-K to Grade 8. To join the Scholastic Book Club for discounts on books, you need to prove you're an educator. For that purpose, they accept the OFTP Membership Letter of Good Standing.
Spanish lessons by software download or subscription. Quite a few free sample audio-visual Spanish lessons on-line, plus a newsletter you can subscribe to for more tips on the Spanish language and its usage.
Teaching Aids for Music (TAM)
www.teachingaidsformusic.com — Little Hands on Rhythm primer kit includes magnetic manipulatives. Also available is a Random Rhythm card set. Lesson plans are on the website.
Tree House Press Inc.
2-110 Lancing Drive
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8W 3A1
"Core Curriculum for Canadian Teachers"
K-12 educational publisher of reading, writing, mathematics, media study, literature study, OSSLT, EQAO, Northern and Western Protocol aligned, and Common Core State Standards aligned classroom titles.
Contact: Danny Williams
Wackymath is an educational Mathematics card game aimed at elementary, secondary, high school and even university level students. A family oriented game available in 2 different levels. Simple WackyMath includes elementary mathematics (adding, subtracting, multiplying and division). Advanced WackyMath introduces algebra and is progressive and fun in its approach to learning. Tested and approved by many educational organizations.
Free Stuff and Samples
Free Homeschooling Resources
List of links to educational resource websites.
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