Home School Legal Defence Association Of Canada

Intrusive Home Visits in Manitoba reveal the ongoing need for HSLDA

HSLDA Canada is a non-profit, national homeschool organization that monitors educational policies that affect homeschoolers across Canada. Should issues arise that compromise homeschoolers’ rights and freedoms, HSLDA advocates on their behalf at every level of government. Because of HSLDA’s...

Transition to University

I knew my homeschooling years were drawing to a close when my peers stopped asking me the perennial question, “Do you do school in your pyjamas?” and instead started wondering, “How will you get into university?” In my case,...

The Cherished Years: Family and the Three Rs

By Caitlyn Watson. Visiting the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Exploring the mysteries of science and history with Mom and Dad. Getting acquainted with baby Sawat owls in a field trip setting. What do all these...

“Illegal” Issues in Homeschooling: Be informed and stay in touch

By Louise Frazer. One of the benefits of homeschooling is the diversity‐‐diverse families, diverse curriculum, diverse methods of evaluation, and there is even a certain diversity across Canada. We are fortunate to enjoy a great deal of freedom. Freedom...

Debate Teams

Why and how you should start one “At the very least, learning the art of debate instills in our children a great sense of poise and confidence. It teaches them to research, organize, and present information in a compelling...

My Baby Can Read: Raising a Child with Hyperlexia

by Dyan Robson. I was quite pregnant with my second child when I discovered that my oldest son could not only read, but that he could spell words correctly. He wasn’t quite two years old yet, but my baby...

Meet the Habermehl Family!

By Caitlyn Watson. Meet Dwight and Kristen Habermehl and their five children: Caleb (18), Esther (16), Rachel (13), Anna (11), and Josiah (9). Dwight and Kristen met and married in Ontario, but they raised their family in Nova Scotia,...

Sex Ed Back in Quebec Schools: No Loopholes

Quebec has announced that sex education will be back in schools this year. However, this subject content will not be taught within the context of one specific course, but rather will be integrated throughout many different subjects and courses....

Homeschool Organization: Oxymoron or Achievable Goal?

With multiple children working on multiple projects in multiple subjects all at the same time in a home that still needs to function for meals, laundry, hobbies, and hospitality, homeschooling has the potential to make a colossal mess. Of...

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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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