Home School Legal Defence Association Of Canada

Meet the Thiessen’s! The benefits of homeschooling with HSLDA

By Dinah Whitton. Married for almost 20 years, Wayne and Marilyn Thiessen continue to show the power of their love through their growing family. In addition to their biological sons, David, 18, and Philip, 16, they have recently adopted...

Developing EQ through Homeschooling: Why Emotional Intelligence is important and why home is the best place to train it

By Barbara Postma. When we consider the success of our homeschooling efforts, we typically evaluate grades, postsecondary options, and job opportunities after graduation. These are good goals to strive towards, but what about EQ — their emotional quotient? Have...

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The Fantastic Journey of Membership Applications & Renewals

At HSLDA we just love sharing information with you about all aspects of the organization! We have an amazing team that works diligently to help you throughout your homeschooling journey. From the moment you join and every year you...

Your Portfolio Checklist: Making Sure Everything Is Ready

You’ve probably read the articles from the beginning of this series on creating an Educational Portfolio. Now it’s time to take stock of your subjects, and to make sure nothing has been left out or forgotten. We’ve compiled the...

Portfolio Series: Presenting Additional Subjects in the Student Portfolio

Previously we discussed the three core subjects: French, mathematics, and English as a second language, and how to represent them in a portfolio. We will now turn our attention to other applicable school subjects, according to your child’s grade/learning...

HSLDA’s Review of the Changes to the Québec Education Act (Bill 144)

As previously mentioned, the Minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, introduced Bill 144 in the National Assembly on June 9, 2017. Bill 144 will revise the Education Act relating to homeschooling in Québec. Our legal team has combed through the...

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Bill 144 on the Education Act

We’ve been talking about it since last fall. On June 9th, the Minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, introduced Bill 144 in the National Assembly, which proposes modifications to the Education Act. You can access the full document here. You...

Developing Resilience in Homeschooled Children

By Dinah Whitton. From the moment our precious little ones are born we do our best to give them what they need and protect them from harm. While it may be tempting to shield our children from the challenges...

Fun & Food for the Brain: Training the brain to maximize learning

By Dinah Whitton. As the seasons change, so does our focus on health and wellness. While some have abandoned their New Year’s resolutions, others are faithfully in the gym trying to meet their fitness goals. Eating well and exercising...

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As a home educator you know the benefits of having access to solid resources to maximize your time and achieve your goals. For over 25 years HSLDA has been working diligently to support homeschool families like yours by providing everything needed to succeed. Expert legal support, insurance coverage, and advice from our experienced staff are just some of the many benefits of joining HSLDA.

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