The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents

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School Board Information & Policies

Here we’ve collected information for each school board in Ontario. You’ll find the contact info for each board, along with how to send in your notice of your intent to homeschool. And you’ll find brief notes on any cautions we have for each school board, so you can be prepared for problematic responses or policies.

We recommend that if you choose to send in a notice of intent, use the template form found on our site, rather than the board-specific sample letter. Many board sample letters ask for more information than is strictly necessary, and some forms are overreaching in the extreme.

When you send in your notice of intent, you should receive an acknowledgement letter from the school board and a copy of PPM 131. We’ve indicated which boards may omit PPM 131, or add misleading language to their response letter.

School Boards are listed in alphabetical order.

A ~ B ~ C ~ D ~ G ~ H ~ J ~ K ~ L ~ M ~ N ~ O ~ P ~ R ~ S ~ T ~ U ~ W ~ Y ~ French ~ Hospital Schools

A

Algoma District School Board

644 Albert St E, Sault Ste Marie, P6A 2K7
Phone: 705-945-7111 Toll-Free: 1-888-393-3639
walshf@adsb.on.ca www.adsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education for [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

151 Dairy Ave, Napanee, K7R4B2
Phone: 613-354-2255 Toll-Free: 1-800-581-1116
info@alcdsb.on.ca www.alcdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Director of Education — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Avon Maitland District School Board

62 Chalk St N, Seaforth, N0K1W0
Phone: 519-527-0111 Toll-Free: 1-800-592-5437
info@ed.amdsb.ca www.amdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education : Homeschooling — view on Director & Support Staff for current. Copy to school principal.

Note: This school board offers distance learning OSSD credits.

Caution: Board policy omits information about PPM131; uses misleading wording about “approving/excusing”; encourages parents to provide more information than necessary.

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Bluewater District School Board

Box 190, 351 1st Ave N, Chesley, N0G1L0
Phone: 519-363-2014 Toll-Free: 1-800-661-7509
info@bwdsb.on.ca www.bwdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education for [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board policy omits information about PPM131; uses misleading wording about “approving/excusing”, encourages parents to provide more information than necessary.

Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board

Box 217, 322 Fairview Dr, Brantford, N3T5M8
Phone: 519-756-6369
info@bhncdsb.ca www.bhncdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Director of Education — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy. Director email is directorsoffice@bhncdsb.ca

Caution: Board policy omits information about PPM131; uses misleading wording about “approving/excusing”; encourages parents to provide more information than necessary.

Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board

799 16th Ave, Hanover, N4N3A1
Phone: 519-364-5820
bruce_grey@bgcdsb.org www.bgcdsb.org

Send notice of intent to Attn: Director of Education — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response is misleading (you are not required to notify yearly) and misinforming (you do not need to submit evidence of satisfactory instruction at home). Trustee minutes (Nov 2020) indicates belief that homeschoolers must follow Ontario curriculum guidelines, which is not true.

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Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

Box 2222, 2755 Highway 43, Kemptville, K0G1J0
Phone: 613-258-7757 Toll-Free: 1-800-443-4562
mail@cdsbeo.on.ca www.cdsbeo.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of School Effectiveness for [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board policy omits information about PPM131; uses misleading wording about “approving/excusing”; encourages parents to provide more information than necessary, attempts to dissuade parents by asking for extra steps/meetings

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District School Board Ontario North East

Box 1020, Timmins, P4N 7H7
Phone: 705-360-1151 Toll-Free: 1-800-381-7280
comments@dsb1.ca www.dsb1.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education for [your region] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board policy omits information about PPM131; uses misleading wording about “approving/excusing”, * encourages parents to provide more information than necessary, attempts to dissuade parents by asking for extra steps/meetings; asks for a “voluntary” submission of educational plan; has outdated references.

District School Board of Niagara

191 Carlton St., St Catharine’s, L2R 7P4
Phone: 905-641-1550
www.dsbn.edu.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board policy has some prejudicial wording, especially related to special needs students, implying homeschooling isn’t as effective as public school.

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

40 Matheson Blvd W, Mississauga, L5R 1C5
Phone: 905-890-1221 Toll-Free: 1-800-387-9501
www.dpcdsb.org

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Some individual school principals may request additional “paperwork”, falsely claiming it is required information. Details regarding residence status, faith, education history, siblings, parental info, custody info, educational plans, or any other info beyond that on the standard NOI form template is not required. No approval is necessary.

Durham Catholic District School Board

650 Rossland Rd W, Oshawa, L1J 7C4
Phone: 905-576-6150 Toll-Free: 1-877-482-0722
communications@dcdsb.ca www.dcdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board policy calls the NOI a “request to homeschool”. Policy also uses other misleading wording, and has some overreaching direction to principals that may confuse/pressure parents.

Durham District School Board

400 Taunton Rd E, Whitby, L1R2K6
Phone: 905-666-5500 Toll-Free: 1-800-265-3968
www.ddsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response has misleading wording, implying that notification is “required” and that it is a “request” to homeschool. Board also has listed unreasonable “grounds” to investigate, including refusal or failure to send NOI. Board policy refers to “educational plan questionnaire” which is PPM 131 Appendix D — for investigations, not routine; and to a “homeschooling call log” — keeping a record of homeschoolers from whom they’ve received notifications.

Note: In the 2020-2021 school year, some families received phone calls asking for feedback on factors that went into parental decisions, and asking about what would make families come back to public school, or if they could follow up later.

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Grand Erie District School Board

349 Erie Ave, Brantford, N3T 5V3
Phone: 519-756-6301 Toll-Free: 1-888-548-8878
info@granderie.ca www.granderie.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response states the notice of intent is required yearly, which is misleading. Board policy also has misleading wording regarding requirement of notification & use of board form, as well as misinformation about eligibility for school health support services. Board notice of intent template form adds column for child’s last school name & month/yr attended, & box to tick for communication preference.

Greater Essex County District School Board

Box 210, 451 Park St W, Windsor, N9A 6K1
Phone: 519-255-3200 Toll-Free: 1-888-779-7735
www.publicboard.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response implies homeschooling is more challenging than public school, which is not necessarily true. Board policy misleads regarding requirement/timing of notice of intent, and use of provincial curriculum. Board also restricts part time attendance, contravening PPM131, and has some overreaching statements regarding homeschooling.

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Halton Catholic District School Board

Box 5307, 802 Drury Lane, Burlington, L7R 2Y2
Phone: 905-632-6300 Toll-Free: 1-800-741-8382
comments@hcdsb.org www.hcdsb.org

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Halton District School Board

Box 5005, 2050 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7R 3Z2
Phone: 905-335-3663 Toll-Free: 1-877-618-3456
contact@hdsb.ca www.hdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response letter does not reference PPM131, implies loss of access to a number of things accessed differently as a homeschooler. Board policy has misleading wording & overreaching policy, as well as unnecessary restrictions contravening PPM 131.

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Box 2012, 90 Mulberry St, Hamilton, L8N 3R9
Phone: 905-525-2930
www.hwcdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Manager of Social Work Services — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked copy.

Note: Board directs the Manager of Social Work Services to contact homeschooling families yearly to ask if they plan to continue to homeschool.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

20 Education Court, Hamilton, L9A 0B9
Phone: 905-527-5092
info@hwdsb.on.ca www.hwdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Manager of Social Work Services — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response does not include PPM 131.

Note: If your child was part of the remote or virtual learning program, you may wish to copy your notice of intent to remote@hwdsb.on.ca.

Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board

156 Ann St, Belleville, K8N 3L3
Phone: 613-966-1170 Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350
information@hpedsb.on.ca www.hpedsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Student Services — via email [student.services@hpedsb.on.ca] or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board notice of intent form template has misleading and prejudicial wording implying notice of intent is required, homeschooling is “challenging”. Board policy offers access to “consultation”, implying possible pressure to return to public school.

Huron Perth Catholic District School Board

Box 70, 87 Mill St, Dublin, N0K 1E0
Phone: 519-345-2440 Toll-free: 1-800-265-8508
www.huronperthcatholic.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board

90 Ontario Ave, Sault Ste Marie, P6B 6G7
Phone: 705-945-5400 Toll-free: 1-800-267-0754
front.desk@hscdsb.on.ca www.hscdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education responsible for Home Schooling.

Caution: Board policy has omissions, and misleading wording: ie. notice of intent “must” be sent before Sept 1, notice of intent is a “request to homeschool”. The notice of intent is not required yearly and is not an application.

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James Bay Lowlands Secondary School Board

Box 157, 1 Keewatin Dr, Moosonee, P0L 1Y0
Phone: 705-336-2903
www.jblssb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Supervisory Officer/Superintendent of Education — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

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Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

1994 Fisher Dr, Peterborough, K9J 6X6
Phone: 705-742-9773 Toll-free: 1-877-741-4577
kpr_info@kprdsb.ca www.kprschools.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Student Achievement — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board and/or school principal may request use of board form, which is problematic. Use standard template instead. Board policy suggests notice of intent is a “request” to homeschool, that “approval” is needed, that a “program plan” is required, and that said program plan requires review & approval, all of which is contrary to PPM 131.

Keewatin-Patricia District School Board

240 Veterans Dr, 4th Floor, Kenora, P9N 3Y5
Phone: 807-468-5571 Toll-Free: 1-877-275-7771
www.kpdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Kenora Catholic District School Board

1292 Heenan Place, Kenora, P9N 2Y8
Phone: 807-468-9851
info@kcdsb.on.ca www.kcdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Instructional Services — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board policy gives unnecessary steps & attempts to dissuade; gives misinformation about what satisfactory instruction is.

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Lakehead District School Board

Jim McCuaig Education Centre, 2135 Sills St, Thunder Bay, P7E 5T2
Phone: 807-625-5100 Toll-Free: 1-888-565-1406
www.lakeheadschools.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Lambton Kent District School Board

Box 2091, 200 Wellington St, Sarnia, N7T 7L2
Phone: 519-336-1500 Toll-free: 1-800-754-7125
info@lkdsb.net www.lkdsb.net

Send notice of intent to Attn: Director of Education — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response omits PPM 131, encourages “consultations”, restricts part time attendence (contrary to PPM131). Board policy implies notice of intent is a request to homeschool, has outdated references.

Limestone District School Board

220 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, K7M 0G2
Phone: 613-544-6920 Toll-free: 1-800-267-0935
inquiries@limestone.on.ca www.limestone.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

London District Catholic School Board

5200 Wellington Rd S, London, N6E 3X8
Phone: 519-663-2088
www.ldcsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

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Moose Factory Island District School Area Board

Box 160, Moose Factory, P0L 1W0
Phone: 705-658-4571
www.mfidsab.ca/mfidsab/

Send notice of intent to Attn: Supervisory Officer — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Moosonee District School Area Board

Box 230, Moosonee, P0L 1Y0
Phone: 705-336-2903
mdsab@ontera.net www.mdsab.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Supervisory Officer — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

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Near North District School Board

Box 3110, 963 Airport Rd, North Bay, P1B 8H1
Phone: 705-472-8170 Toll-Free: 1-800-278-4922
info@nearnorthschools.ca www.nearnorthschools.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board notice of intent template has statements which may be overreach and are not required. Use OFTP template instead. Board response letter can misrepresent homeschooling, omitting important info/PPM 131.

Niagara Catholic District School Board

427 Rice Rd, Welland ON L3C 7C1
Phone: 905-735-0240
www.niagaracatholic.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response has misleading wording, implying that notification is “required” and that it is a “request” to homeschool, which is not true.

Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board

1000 High St, North Bay, P1B 6S6
Phone: 705-472-1201
contact@npsc.ca www.npsc.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Northeastern Catholic District School Board

383 Birch St N, Timmons, P4N 6E8
Phone: 705-268-7443 Toll-Free: 1-877-422-9322
www.ncdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response letter does not reference PPM131, implies loss of access to a number of things accessed differently as a homeschooler. Board policy has misleading wording & overreaching policy, as well as unnecessary restrictions, contravening PPM 131.

Northwest Catholic District School Board

555 Flinders Ave, Fort Frances, P9A 3L2
Phone: 807-274-2931 Toll-free: 1-888-311-2931
info@tncdsb.on.ca www.tncdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Director of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board sample letter asks for reasons for homeschooling; Board policy has misleading info, implying that an notice of intent is required yearly which is not true, and misinformation about required curriculum.

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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

133 Greenbank Rd, Nepean, K2H 6L3
Phone: 613-721-1820
communications@ocdsb.ca www.ocdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Program & Learning K-12. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response letter does not reference PPM131; Board policy is outdated (contains references to a “Home Visitation Record”), overreaching (excessive contact, attempts to dissuade) & misleading (requirements for health services, use of Ontario curriculum, planning, records, etc).

Ottawa Catholic District School Board

570 West Hunt Club Rd, Nepean, K2G 3R4
Phone: 613-224-2222
info@ocsb.ca www.ocsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Associate Director of Education. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

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Peel District School Board

5650 Hurontario St, Mississauga, L5R 1C6
Phone: 905-890-1010 Toll-free: 1-800-668-1146
communications@peelsb.com www.peelschools.org

Send notice of intent to Attn: Home Schooling Liaison. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response does not include PPM 131. Board policy also has misinformation about eligibility for school health support services.

Penetanguishene Protestant Separate School Board

Unit 49, Box 107, 2 Poyntz St, Penetanguishene, L9M 1M2
Phone: 705-549-6422
www.pssbp.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Supervisory Officer. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board

1355 Lansdowne St W, Peterborough, K9J 7M3
Phone: 705-748-4861 Toll-free: 1-800-461-8009
www.pvnccdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Learning [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board policy is misleading (“may be excused”; their policy document presumes to define “satisfactory instruction” and does so in a way that demonstrates institutional bias); outdated (re: Health Support Services)

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Rainbow District School Board

408 Wembley Drive, Sudbury, P3E 1P2
Phone: 705-674-3171 Toll-free: 1-888-421-2661
info@rainbowschools.ca www.rainbowschools.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Schools [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response may come from school principal instead of board.

Rainy River District School Board

522 Second St E, Fort Frances, P9A 1N4
Phone: 807-274-9855 Toll-free: 1-800-214-1753
generalinquiries@rrdsb.com www.rrdsb.com

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Renfrew County Catholic District School Board

499 Pembroke St W, Pembroke, K8A 5P1
Phone: 613-735-1031 Toll-free: 1-800-267-0191
www.rccdsb.edu.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Director of Education via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Renfrew County District School Board

1270 Pembroke St W, Pembroke, K8A 4G4
Phone: 613-735-0151 Toll-free: 1-800-267-1098
www.renfrew.edu.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Note: If you need an acknowledgement reply, you may need to specifically request one.

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Simcoe County District School Board

1170 26 Highway, Midhurst, L9X 1N6
Phone: 705-728-7570
info@scdsb.on.ca www.scdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education: Homeschooling — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board sample letter has a section designated for the principal to fill out, that appears to be searching for reasons to investigate. Use OFTP template instead. Board policy provides an interpretation of PPM131 rather than just referencing it directly.

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

46 Alliance Blvd, Barrie, L4M 5K3
Phone: 705-722-3555
info@smcdsb.on.ca www.smcdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Student Achievement [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board may request use of board sample letter, if emailing. We recommend you mail your NOI instead, with your signature, rather than emailing.

St Clair Catholic District School Board

420 Creek St, Wallaceburg, N8A 4C4
Phone: 519-627-6762 Toll-free: 1-866-336-6139
www.st-clair.net

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Sudbury Catholic District School Board

165 A D’Youville St, Sudbury, P3C 5E7
Phone: 705-673-5620
info@sudburycatholicschools.ca www.sudburycatholicschools.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of School Effectiveness [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Superior North Catholic District School Board

Box 610, 21 Simcoe Plaza, Terrace Bay, P0T 2W0
Phone: 807-825-3209 Toll-free: 1-800-465-3346
www.sncdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Director of Education via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board policy is misleading (“approval”, “parents prepared to comply”) and overreaching (“where a home visit is required”)

Superior-Greenstone District School Board

Postal Bag A, 12 Hemlo Dr, Marathon, P0T 2E0
Phone: 807-229-0436
boardoffice@sgdsb.on.ca www.sgdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

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Thames Valley District School Board

Box 5888, 1250 Dundas St E, London, N6A 5L1
Phone: 519-452-2000
www.tvdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Student Achievement [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response letter is misleading about yearly requirements & contains misinformation about the requirement of an OSSD for post-secondary.

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

459 Victoria Ave W, Thunder Bay, P7C 0A4
Phone: 807-625-1555
www.tbcdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, M2N 6E8
Phone: 416-222-8282
commdept@tcdsb.org www.tcdsb.org

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response is misleading (“Your request has been approved”).

Toronto District School Board

5052 Yonge St, Toronto, M2N 5N8
Phone: 416-397-3000
GeneralInquiries@TDSB.on.ca www.tdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Board policy is outdated & misleading (“must”, “notify”, “requirement to submit”), overreaching (mention of Children’s Aid)

Trillium Lakelands District School Board

Education Centre, Box 420, 300 County Rd 36, Lindsay, K9V 4S4
Phone: 705-324-6776 Toll-free: 1-888-526-5552
info@tldsb.on.ca www.tldsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Learning [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response omits mention of PPM131, misleads (“must” notify yearly).

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Upper Canada District School Board

225 Central Ave, Brockville, K6V 5X1
Phone: 613-342-0371 Toll-free: 1-800-267-7131
inquiries@ucdsb.on.ca www.ucdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Schools [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board policy is misleading (“register for homeschooling”) & references prejudicial practices (“monitoring attendance”, “provide tour”, “share the school vision”, “explain their obligation”, etc).

Upper Grand District School Board

500 Victoria Rd N, Guelph, N1E 6K2
Phone: 519-822-4420 Toll-free: 1-800-321-4025
inquiry@ugdsb.on.ca www.ugdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response letter is misleading (“must” notify yearly)

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Waterloo Catholic District School Board

A, Box 91116, 35 Weber St, Kitchener, N2G 4G2
Phone: 519-578-3660
info@wcdsb.ca www.wcdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Learning [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy

Waterloo Region District School Board

51 Ardelt Ave, Kitchener, N2C 2R5
Phone: 519-570-0003
info@wrdsb.ca www.wrdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Home Instruction/ILC/Home Schooling — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal marked copy.

Caution: Board response letter is misleading (“must” notify yearly) & omits PPM 131.

Wellington Catholic District School Board

75 Woolwich St, Guelph, N1H 6N6
Phone: 519-821-4600
generalinquiries@wellingtoncdsb.ca www.wellingtoncdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response letter is misleading (“must” notify yearly).

Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board

1325 California Ave, Windsor, N9B 3Y6
Phone: 519-253-2481
www.wecdsb.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Executive Superintendent of Education – Student Achievement — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response letter is misleading (“must” notify yearly).

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York Catholic District School Board

320 Bloomington Rd W, Aurora, L4G 0M1
Phone: 905-713-2711
www.ycdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education – School Leadership [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

York Region District School Board

60 Wellington St W, Aurora, L4G 3H2
Phone: 416-969-7170
www.yrdsb.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Chief of Social Work and Attendance Services– via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board response letter is misleading (“must” notify yearly); Board policy is overreaching (“consideration” of drastic measures.. ie. CAS & truancy charges)

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Conseil des ecoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

2445 Saint-Laurent boulevard, Ottawa, K1G6C3
Phone: 613-742-8960 Toll-free: 1-888-332-3736
info@cepeo.on.ca www.cepeo.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Surintendant de l’education [nom d’ecole] via email or mail. Send a copy to your school principal.

Conseil scolaire Viamonde

116 Cornelius Pkwy, North York, M6L 2K5
Phone: 416-614-0844 Toll-free: 1-888-583-5383
www.csviamonde.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Surintendant de l’education [nom d’ecole] via email or mail. Send a copy to your school principal.

Caution: Board sample letter requires parents to attest language of home instruction is French, and to commit to notifying board of address changes, which are not legal requirements. Use ministry standard template, not board sample. Board does not provide PPM 131, instead has their own policy, which includes misleading wording. Board policy is not updated, and may have outdated information & references.

Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

110 Drewry Avenue, Toronto, M2M 1C8
Phone: 416-397-6564 Toll-free: 1-800-274-3764
commentaires@cscmonavenir.ca www.cscmonavenir.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Surintendant de l’education [nom d’ecole] via email or mail. Send a copy to your school principal.

Caution: Board policy omits information about PPM131; uses misleading wording about “approving/excusing”, * encourages parents to provide more information than necessary, attempts to dissuade parents by asking for extra steps/meetings

Conseil scolaire catholique Providence

7515 Forest Glade Promenade, Windsor, N8T 3P5
Phone: 519-948-9227 Toll-free: 1-888-768-2219
www.cscprovidence.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Surintendant de l’education [nom d’ecole] via email or mail. Send a copy to your school principal.

Conseil scolaire de district catholique Franco-Nord

681-C rue Chippewa Ouest, North Bay, P1B 6G8
Phone: 705-472-1702
information@franco-nord.ca www.franco-nord.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Surintendant de l’education [nom d’ecole] via email or mail. Send a copy to your school principal.

Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien

875 chemin de comte 17, L’Orignal, K081K0
Phone: 613-675-4691 Toll-free: 1-800-204-4098
courriel@csdceo.org www.csdceo.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education for [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boreales

175 rue High Nord, Thunder Bay, P7A 8C7
Phone: 807-344-2266 Toll-free: 1-800-367-0874
info@csdcab.on.ca www.csdcab.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education for [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Grandes Rivieres

896 Riverside promenade, Timmins, P4N 3W2
Phone: 705-267-1421 Toll-free: 1-800-465-9984
cscdgr@cscdgr.education www.cscdgr.education

Send notice of intent to Attn: Agent de supervision for [your region] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Conseil des ecoles catholiques du Centre-Est

4000 Labelle rue, Ottawa, K1J 1A1
Phone: 613-744-2555 Toll-free: 1-888-230-5131
accueil@ecolecatholique.ca www.ecolecatholique.ca/fr/

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education for [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board policy omits information about PPM131; uses misleading wording about “approving/excusing”, * encourages parents to provide more information than necessary, attempts to dissuade parents by asking for extra steps/meetings; asks for a “voluntary” submission of educational plan; has outdated references.

Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario

201 Jogues rue, Sudbury, P3C 5L7
Phone: 705-673-5626 Toll-free: 1-800-259-5567
info@nouvelon.ca www.nouvelon.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education for [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Conseil scolaire de district du Nord-Est de l’Ontario

CP 3600, 820 Lakeshore promenade, North Bay, P1B 9T5
Phone: 705-472-3443 Toll-free: 1-888-591-5656
www.cspne.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education for [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario

296 Van Horne rue, Sudbury, P3B 1H9
Phone: 705-671-1533 Toll-free: 1-800-465-5993
information@cspgno.ca www.cspgno.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: Superintendent of Education for [name of school] — via email or mail. Send a copy to your local school principal, marked as copy.

Caution: Board sample letter requires parents to attest language of home instruction is French, and to commit to notifying board of address changes, which are not legal requirements. Use ministry standard template, not board sample. Board does not provide PPM 131, instead has their own policy, which includes misleading wording. Board policy is not updated, and may have outdated information & references.

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Bloorview School Authority

150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, M4G 1R8
Phone: 416-424-3831
info@bloorviewschool.ca www.bloorviewschool.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: To Whom it May Concern.

CHEO School Authority

395 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, K2H 8L2
Phone: 613-737-7600 ex 4308
www.cheo.on.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: To Whom it May Concern.

Campbell Children’s School Authority

600 Townline Rd S, Oshawa, L1H 0C8
Phone: 905-576-8403
ccs@grandviewkids.ca www.campbellchildrensschool.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: To Whom it May Concern.

John McGivney Children’s Centre School Authority

3945 Matchette Rd, Windsor, N9C 4C2
Phone: 519-977-2200 Toll-free: 1-800-976-5622
info@jmccentre.ca www.jmcentre.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: To Whom it May Concern.

KidsAbility Education Authority

500 Hallmark Dr, Waterloo, N2K 3P5
Phone: 519-886-8886 Toll-free: 1-888-372-2259
info@kidsability.ca www.kidsability.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: To Whom it May Concern.

Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre School Authority

567 Glenridge Ave, St Catherine’s, L2T 4CR
Phone: 905-688-3550 Toll-free: 1-800-896-5496
info@niagarachildrenscentre.com http://niagarachildrenscentre.com/ncc/programs-services/services/school

Send notice of intent to Attn: To Whom it May Concern.

Provincial and Demonstration Schools

255 Ontario St S, Milton, L9T 2M5
Phone: 905-878-2851 Toll-free: 1-866-906-1192
www.pdsbnet.ca

Send notice of intent to Attn: To Whom it May Concern.

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