Why Join HSLDA?

Keeping your kids safe and deciding what’s best for them can feel overwhelming. When you become a member of HSLDA you receive prompt and full access to our expert homeschool consultants and legal protection when your family faces a crisis. And your fees go toward funding advocacy that keeps homeschool free and legal for everyone in Canada.

Get access to Canada’s #1 source for homeschool legal advocacy and professional support for as little as $13/mo.

Easy & Cost Effective Membership:

  • Protects your family legally
  • Empowers your homeschool with expert advice and hard-to-find resources
  • Helps fund legal advocacy to keep home education free and legal

Membership Pricing

Inexpensive yet invaluable.

HSLDA is a non-profit organization made up of thousands of homeschool families across Canada. All funds collected are used to fund legal protection, professional homeschool support, and advocacy for members.

Standard

$192/yr

or pay $16/ mo*

The only homeschool membership your family really needs. Easy and cost-effective.

Discounted

$156/yr

or pay $13/ mo*

Reduced membership cost for members of registered HSLDA Groups, full-time pastors & missionaries, military personnel, and single parents.

Preschool

Free

 

Free support and protection to help preschool parents try homeschooling. All children must be four years and younger. Membership expires when the oldest turns five.

Lifetime

$1500

 

The optimum membership for all the school years ahead and beyond. Your one-time payment helps to fund advocacy and freedom for all homeschoolers.

Your annual membership can begin at any time. *Monthly payments renew automatically and require a $15 administration fee for initial set up.

Get additional discounts to your membership through our simple Refer-a-Friend Program.

Member Benefits

Legal protection and professional homeschool support to make your year a success.

Membership in HSLDA Canada provides legal protection to families who never expect to need it, professional guidance to home educators in search of answers, and a portal full of useful resources to make life easier. All of this at a fraction of the cost such services would cost elsewhere.

Membership Services Provided by HSLDA Professionals

Cost without an HSLDA MembershipCost with an HSLDA Membership
Expert legal counsel equipping you with preventative, procedural and proactive advice$300-$500/hrFREE
One-on-one curriculum consulting when the choices are overwhelming$70/hrFREE
Expert advice creating individual learning plans for students with
Exceptional Needs
$125/hrFREE
Guidance preparing transcripts and college applications$50-75/hrFREE
Home education digital library subscription$10/moFREE
Biannual professional education/trade magazine subscription$25-50/yrFREE
24/7 Access to membership portal full of resources, templates, and
fillable forms for transcripts, provincial school board notifications,
letters of support, post secondary guides, record keeping and evaluation
forms, teacher and student IDs, etc.
FREEFREE
Access to comprehensive liability insurance for your field trips,
groups, and special events available at a reasonable rate through a
third party agreement
FREEFREE
Alerts and notifications on legislation affecting your homeschoolFREEFREE
Ongoing lobbying and advocacy to protect your rights and advance
homeschooling
FREEFREE

Get further details about the above member services at Legal Protection, Homeschool Support, and Advocacy.

I think of HSLDA membership like fire insurance. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would have a fire, but we still paid for insurance. Here we are now 20 years later and have had 2 barn fires and a tractor fire. I was sure glad I had that fire insurance. If anything ever happens with home education, I’ll be sure glad I have HSLDA."

– Joanne Kress, ON

Refer-a-Friend Program

Your Easy $25 Give-and-Receive Membership Rebate

 

Help empower and protect your homeschool friends by inviting them to become members of HSLDA. You BOTH will receive a $25 rebate when they join and simply include your membership number at check out.

Rebate offer applies to paid new-member sign ups only. See terms and conditions.

Refer-a-Friend Reminders

Your Story Means the Most. When you invite friends to join HSLDA for the first time, tell them all the reasons you became a member.

Your Membership Number is Your Friend’s $25 Discount Code. Provide your friends with your HSLDA number and remind them to enter it in the discount box when joining HSLDA so they will receive the discount.

Your $25 Rebate Will be Mailed to You. Look for a $25 cheque in your mail within the next 4-6 weeks. You will receive $25 for each new friend who joins and uses your membership number as their discount code.

Membership FAQ

Click here to read the terms and conditions of the standard, discounted, and lifetime HSLDA membership agreement. 

Click here to read the terms and conditions of the preschool membership agreement.

No, even if you are not currently homeschooling you can support the work of HSLDA and stay updated on homeschooling issues across Canada and the world.  However, your membership does not qualify as a donation.

To financially support the homeschool movement in Canada through a charitable donation please support our sister organization, The Canadian Centre for Home Education. CCHE builds public awareness and support of homeschooling in Canada through research, community building,  and making home education resources available to everyone. It also provides financial support to homeschool families in need.  Your tax-deductible contribution would be greatly appreciated. 

It takes 2-4 weeks to process  your application once it has been received (longer during the busy season).  You will receive your membership information via email once your membership is processed. You are welcome to expedite your application with a non-refundable rush fee of $100 if you would like to have your application reviewed and processed within 2 business days. HSLDA reserves the right to not approve an application for membership.

If you are a single parent, a member of a registered HSLDA homeschool group, a pastor, a missionary, or a member of the Canadian military you qualify for a discounted HSLDA Canada membership. 

To receive your discount using the online application follow these three steps: 

  1. Fill out the “Profile” section (and all additional information requested)
  2. Indicate whether you are a single parent
  3. When asked “Are you a member of an HSLDA Canada discount group?” Select “Member”. You will then see the option to “Select Your Discount Group” pop up. Click the down arrow to choose the discount group that applies to you–whether it be a vocational category or the name of the registered HSLDA homeschool group you belong to. Only one discount group may be selected

Your discounted membership will be automatically calculated for you on the form.

If you have a legal emergency or if legal action has been threatened or brought against your children, your homeschool, or anyone associated with it, a $100 legal fee is required. Because these require immediate review from our lawyers, the legal fee is non refundable. Approval is not guaranteed. Be sure to include details about your situation on your application and be prepared to submit copies of relevant documentation (letters, court documents, etc.).

Yes. All personal information is confidential—including whether or not you are a member, all contact and personal information, information about your family, and any information about legal services you have received.

HSLDA may send to you information on behalf of our partners, but we do not share your personal information with anyone.

Read our full privacy policy.

Although the online membership form provides the fastest and most efficient means of processing your application, you may also download the application, fill it out and mail it to the office:

HSLDA Canada
Unit 210, 25 Upper – 980 Adelaide St. S.
London, Ontario, N6E 1R3

If you need to cancel your membership you may contact us by email, mail, or phone. Please include your name and membership account number in your communication and allow two (2) business days for us to acknowledge  your request. Please note that members with the monthly auto-pay or annual auto-renew option must contact us at least thirty (30) business days before their next scheduled payment to ensure cancellation. We do not offer a refund of your membership dues.

Join Canada’s largest association of homeschooling families.

Why risk a legal emergency or try to push through on your own?

Get assurance and peace of mind today.

Ensure your family is following provincial laws and safeguarded in a legal emergency.
Get access to professional homeschool support & exclusive resources to make life easier.
Support lobbying efforts to protect homeschool freedom across Canada.