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HSLDA’s Review of the Changes to the Québec Education Act (Bill 144)

As previously mentioned, the Minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, introduced Bill 144 in the National Assembly on June 9, 2017. Bill 144 will revise the Education Act relating to homeschooling in Québec. Our legal team has combed through the...

Québec Communiqué 2: Phase 1 Strategy

By now, you are all aware that Québec’s Minister of Education plans to introduce a bill this spring amending the Education Act. While we do not yet know any details, we do know that now is an appropriate time...

Documenting the “Extras” throughout the Year

We are seeing in the other articles of this series how to prepare the structure of the portfolio for each child. Over the next several months, we will talk about the details of each subject to carefully document them....

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A disappointing decision from the Youth Division of the Court of Quebec

By Jean jr. Landry. On September 16th, the tribunal gave judgement regarding one of our members who was defending his right to offer, at home, an education tailored to his children’s needs. We have introduced you to this story...

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HSLDA’s Meeting with the Minister of Education in Quebec

Last Tuesday, September 13, 2016, Manon Fortin, legal assistant for HSLDA, went to the Montreal offices of the Minister of Education to meet the Minister, Sébastien Proulx. Although this was not HSLDA’s first meeting with the government, this was...

Québec update: Western Québec School Board’s proposed homeschooling policy

By Louise Frazer Homeschooling parents find some school boards are easier to deal with than others. Western Québec is one that has a reputation among homeschooling families for being particularly difficult. Homeschooling parents on the WQSB territory have frequently...

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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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...

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...

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