Home School Legal Defence Association Of Canada

Homeschooled Hero: André Riendeau

“Looking back, André says that ‘this is probably one of the most valuable gains of homeschooling: [you] can’t run away from conflict.’” Working through conflict, growing through flexibility, and learning to live in the moment are some of the...

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Is Homeschooling Legal?

Are you considering homeschooling for the first time and need to be reassured that you are allowed to do this? Have you been homeschooling for years and are still fielding questions from well-meaning friends and family about the legality...

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Homeschool Experience Prevails Over Youth Protection

Mélanie and Dominic homeschool their two young daughters in Québec. Following their decision to do so, they faced a lot of pressure from the school board to reproduce public school at home. This is a typical scenario in their...

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An Historic Win and a Great Opportunity

On May 5, 2015, Alberta elected an NDP majority government. This is particularly noteworthy on account of the fact that the Progressive Conservative Party has been in government for over 40 years! Your individual reaction to the reality of...

Québec Ombudsman Files Its Report with Minister of Education

You will recall that we were invited to two meetings with representatives of the Protecteur du citoyen (Québec Ombudsman), in the Fall of 2013. We have just received from their offices a link to their final report just recently...

Why Handwriting?

My seven year-old son approached me this week with one of his school worksheets and a bashful grin. It was the type of grin that made you wonder if he’d done something particularly sweet, or particularly saucy! I am...

Homeschooling to Develop Passions

Thank you for your comments and questions here on the blog, and on the HSLDA YouTube channel. It is so important that we encourage one another and share experiences with each other in the homeschool community. We believe that...

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Homeschooling to Develop Passion

Thank you for your comments and questions here on the blog, and on the HSLDA YouTube channel. It is so important that we encourage one another and share experiences with each other in the homeschool community. We believe that...

The Individualized Adventures of Homeschooling!

Meet Eric and Christine Valk and their family of one daughter and six sons: Jacob (17), Macayla (15), Justin (14), Kadin (14), Levi (10), Gideon (7), and Malachi (3).  The Valk family began their homeschooling adventure in 2002, when...

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