Why Join HSLDA?
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.
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|
Without an HSLDA Membership*
(*Estimated costs found elsewhere if available)
|Cost with an HSLDA Membership|
|Expert legal counsel equipping you with preventative, procedural and proactive advice||$300-$500/hr||FREE|
|One-on-one curriculum consulting when the choices are overwhelming||$70/hr||FREE|
|Expert advice creating individual learning plans for students with exceptional needs||$125/hr||FREE|
|Guidance preparing transcripts and college applications||$50-75/hr||FREE|
|Home education digital library subscription||$10/mo||FREE|
|Biannual professional education/trade magazine subscription||$25-50/yr||FREE|
|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.
|Access to comprehensive liability insurance for your field trips, groups, and special events available at a reasonable rate through a third party agreement.||?||FREE|
|Alerts and notifications on legislation affecting your homeschool||?||FREE|
Ongoing lobbying and advocacy to protect your rights and advance
Plan for a High-Quality Education!
The planning section of the HSLDA Homeschool Planner guides you to educational excellence. Just starting or homeschooling for years, you’ll have the important planning process you need with this free download.
Enter your info to get the planning section of the HSLDA Homeschool Planner.
Click here to read the terms and conditions of the standard, discounted, and lifetime HSLDA 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.
To receive your group discount using the online application follow these two steps:
- Fill out the “Profile” section (and all additional information requested)
- 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 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.
Contact us for possible discounts for other situations.
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.
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:
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.