“As a homeschooler in Canada, you are already benefiting from the broad legal expertise of HSLDA advocating on your behalf.”
– Peter Stock, HSLDA Canada President
How does HSLDA advocate for you?
When HSLDA Canda was founded in 1992, home education fell into a legal gray area. Some families were threatened with jail or the apprehension of their children for refusing to put them in school.
Now, more than thirty years later, homeschool is legal in all ten provinces and three territories.
This and other ongoing advocacy work is accomplished by HSLDA experts uniquely qualified to speak on your behalf before:
- Ministers of Education
- Elected Provincial
- Legislators and their Staff
- Education Interest Groups
From Victoria, BC to St. John’s, NL, we represent your rights to influencers and lawmakers across Canada.
We continuously survey the political landscape and track provincial legislation for potential threats to your home education or challenges to your parental rights. We keep members informed of changes.
Our team knows the inner workings of the public policy process and has access to Ministers of Education, elected provincial legislators, and their staff. We work to build rapport and inroads.
We help lawmakers understand the intricacies and benefits of home education and present research and findings in support of home education.
Our legal team closely reviews education legislation to evaluate impact on homeschool families. We provide legal briefs and recommend amendments that will protect your rights.
HSLDA serves as a point of contact for homeschool organizations across the country. We help facilitate grassroots support for issues requiring political action.
We work to elevate public opinion in favor of homeschooling by serving as a spokesman in the media and providing valuable news releases.