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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....

FAQ in Alberta

As information is coming in and as multiple sources are commenting on the WISDOM/Trinity scenario, homeschooling families in Alberta are rightfully asking questions of clarifications. Lisa McManus, Legal Counsel at HSLDA Canada has taken time to answer a few...

Portfolios: Demystifying an essential tool!

For homeschool families in provinces that require a year-end evaluation, there is a certain amount of stress involved with that process. Essentially, the law in some provinces stipulates that we are obligated to furnish an evaluation at the request...

Our third update on the WISDOM/Trinity decision in Alberta

As we reported to you last week, WISDOM/Trinity had filed a request for a review of the decision that shut them down on October 25th. The case was heard on Friday, November 4th, and as you may have seen...

Many positive developments in Alberta

It has now been 10 days since the Ministry of Education in Alberta shut down Trinity Christian School and WISDOM Homeschooling without warning. For those parents who received the phone call telling them the news of the closure and...

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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...

Considering the Legalities of Homeschooling

By Jean jr. Landry So you have this revolutionary idea of educating your kids at home? Very good! But by doing so, aren’t you preparing to become an outlaw for our society? Will you have to flee to the...

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...

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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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