formerly the
Canadian Homeschool Resource Page*

This is an informational website on Canadian home based learning (homeschooling*) resources, support, projects and events, as well as the "home school"* laws and regulations that apply to each Canadian province and territory.

To help you find what you're looking for, we've organized the site into several sections. Visit the appropriate provincial section for information specific to the province or territory where you live, and explore the Canada-wide pages for general information common to all.

Are you a single parent homeschooler?

Help the research by filling out the survey!

Karen is a Canadian homeschooling mom who is writing a book on single parent homeschooling, as a resource for those who do it and those who want to. From the 14 survey questions (listed below) she hopes to gain insight into ideas, challenges, ways of coping, and resources that single parents can use. From the stories she will pick a few to feature in the book (assuming your consent, obviously). Please send your survey replies to her directly at karenhendry (add @quadro.net to complete the email address).

Single Parent Homeschooling Survey Questions
  1. Why do you homeschool?
  2. What is your single greatest challenge as a single parent who homeschools?
  3. What are other challenges?
  4. Is there family support?
  5. What do you do when/if you don't have family support?
  6. How do you work with your ex-spouse when it comes to homeschooling (this is one more thing you have to communicate about)?
  7. How do you manage finances and earn money?
  8. How do you deal with any gaps in your own knowledge? How do you teach subjects you are not comfortable or familiar with?
  9. How do you stay organized?
  10. How do you care for yourself?
  11. How have you benefited from homeschooling?
  12. How have your children benefited from homeschooling?
  13. What would you do differently if you had the chance to do it again?
  14. Please add any more thoughts and experiences you feel are relevant.

* A note about our change in name

There are several different terms used in reference to home based options in childhood learning. "Homeschool" is one of the most commonly used ones and was the first one we adopted.

The switch in our name from the term "homeschool" to the phrase "home based learning" reflects the fact that, while some parents do indeed take a structured classroom approach to home education, many of us do not replicate school at home. The term "home based learning" is broad enough to encompass both "school at home" and "unschooling" approaches, and any other pedagogies and styles in-between.

 

We'd like to thank Russell McOrmond for sponsoring this site on Flora