Every homeschool journey is different. Some families start when their children are babies. Some start their children in public or private school and make the switch due to a variety of circumstances! Some start when their children are older because they now understand the benefits and the customization of home education. Whatever the path, know that we are here to support you every step of the way!
Understand provincial requirements
Homeschooling is legal across Canada, but the laws in each province and territory differ, so be sure to inform yourself of your rights and responsibilities. Even if you think you know the legal requirements in your province, it is best to check in regularly to verify these requirements because laws and policies can change. The Home School Legal Defence Association of Canada (HSLDA Canada) stays abreast of changes throughout the country and keeps its members informed. HSLDA offers this free overview of provincial and territorial homeschool forms, legislation, regulations, and policies. Members of HSLDA Canada can obtain a detailed summary of the laws for each province through the member’s website.
Enjoy the journey
No matter what curriculum or method you choose, every family's homeschool looks a little different. This is part of what makes homeschooling so beautiful and effective. Keep focused on your family’s needs and priorities, re-adjust as needed, and keep connected with the homeschool community. HSLDA Canada, the only national homeschool association, and many local homeschool groups are there to help you every step of the way and answer your questions so you can relax and enjoy the adventure.