BCHLA is a non-profit organization that was registered in 1988 as an umbrella group to represent all home schooling families regardless of their philosophical or religious beliefs. Since inception, BCHLA has been a grassroots movement, involving individual home educators and families.
BCHLA was founded to protect the individual rights of parents to choose the home education option and to conduct their child's education according to their individual choices.
This organization has established and maintained credible dialogue with the Ministry of Education over the years, and stands firm in their commitment to protect the current Home school legislation in BC.
BCHLA also educates the public, lawyers, social workers, media etc. about home schooling and has provided support and advice to families facing legal action where home schooling is an issue, and much more.
BCHSA is a registered society endeavouring to inform, support and encourage families choosing to provide their child with a home-based education.
BCHSA organizes the annual BC Home School Convention.
A Christian Homeschool Support Group which meets the last Thursday of each month, with the exception of special days and holidays, when it is the third Thursday. The meeting is from 7:00 till 9:00 p.m. We also come together for field trips and shared activities. For more information and location contact normaof3@ (add yahoo.com to complete the email address) or 250-287-7919.
Please feel free to call for more information in regards to home schooling, support groups, related activities and field trips. Contact: Norma Bomske email normaof3@ (add yahoo.com to complete the email address) 250-287-7919
We meet the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. and we publish a monthly network bulletin of family events. Contact: Dianne Mitchell 338-0507 or Sue 337-5537
Connect with other homeschoolers and unschoolers in the valley. We meet one evening a month, regularly for activities and field trips, and have an active yahoo email group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cvcornerstone/). Join us for friendship and let's support each other, share our experience and help one another when needed. It's easier together. Please don't hesitate to contact Shauna Jenkins at mail4jenks(at)gmail(dot)com or 250-871-3355.
Monthly meetings, phone list, lending library, various weekly activities + field trips, sports days, Xmas family night, All ages welcome Feel free to contact Meg Belanger 250-748-5998 email: jmbelanger@ (add telus.net to complete the email address) for more information.
Members of this group come together to share and support one another and take great care in respecting the privacy of each family. Contact: Juanita Haddad, 746-5129
Home Learning Victoria (VicHomeLearn) is an inclusive, free group for all Victoria BC area families who homeschool. Families can share local information, connect with one another, and have respectful conversations about homeschooling, home learning, unschooling, deschooling, parenting, fabulous resources... and so on! All members with a direct interest in homeschooling or home learning are welcome!
Visit our website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vichomelearn to join.
For more information about Home Learning in Victoria, please visit our website: www.homelearningvictoria.com
We meet the first Thursday of each month, from September through June. Meetings are held at the Nanaimo Alliance Church, 1609 Meredith Road. The doors open at 7:00, at which time one can sign up for field trips, browse through our lending library, purchase from vendors, pick up a newsletter, visit, and grab a coffee.
The meeting starts at 800. The first portion of the meeting covers business: announcements, upcoming events, information exchange, etc. After this, at about 8:15, we will explore the evening's topic, which might be discussion groups, or listening to a speaker. The meeting closes at 9:00. Visit our website at nchl.bc.ca
We have a Yahoogroup which serves as online support for local homeschool
events such as soccer, and meets in the park etc.
Phone: 250 468 5400
VHLN is comprised of home learning families who want to connect with other home learners in Victoria and the surrounding communities. For information on how to join the Network visit our website at www.vhln.org. If you still have questions, you are welcome to contact us through the form on our website.
CHEAR is a Christian, parent led, history-based co-op that meets every Wed. morning from Sept. to June. As parents we take turns teaching history, science, art and gym classes to our 30-40 kids. We also have field trips and extra curricular activities. For more information visit the website or contact Suzanne Uher 604-241-5825.
This group has been serving Homelearners since the early 90's. Currently we meet Online on HS-Van mailing list http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HS-Van/ and in Real Life during the many activities we organize. Vist the website at sites.google.com/site/gvhomelearners/home
You are also welcome to phone Melissa Hodges at 604-874-7716 or email at gvhl.support@ (add gmail.com to complete the email address) if you want to get information about homeschooling/ homelearning in the Greater Vancouver Area.
All homeschooling styles are welcome although the focus will be on a child-led approach. If you would like to join, please call Christine, 604-266-2201.
This group will meet the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm. This support group is open to all homelearning families but hopes to focus on the sharing of resources. This is a parent only group with nursing infants welcome and asks that members make a commitment to attend regularly. We're looking forward to socializing, discussing our favourite resources, and helping each other through the ups and downs of homelearning and parenting in general. There is still room for one or two more people in this group. Anyone interested should call Heather at 604/879-9233.
We meet on the first Monday of each month (2nd Monday in September and January).
We are a Christian group (though open to anyone) with monthly meetings for
parents with information, discussions, and fellowship. We also offer family
field trips each month and an extensive library. Contact Alanna at 604-444-5740
or email info@ (add newlifehomeschool.com
to complete the email address) or check out our website: www.newlifehomeschool.com
(updated Oct. 2009)
We currently meet on Friday afternoons in North Delta. Parents share responsibility for short programs on a variety of topics followed by free play time. From time to time we have parent support meetings and other outings. This group welcomes people of all persuasions into fun and respectful interaction.
Families in the group (currently over 35 members) come from all over the North Shore, as well as Burnaby and Vancouver. Kids' ages range from newborn up to late teen. Group is run by volunteers. Regular get-togethers which allow both the children and the parents to build relationships with each other. Group activities and monthly field trips. Monthly meetings are held on the third Monday of every month.
Contacts: Pam Dougan t9848188@ (add telus.net to complete the email address)
Monique McCordic macsou@ (add wwdb.org to complete the email address)
and Erin Newbery enewbery@ (add wwdb.org to complete the email address)
Contact Anne Iacovone maiacovone@ (add shaw.ca to complete the email address) or 604-892-9300
Location: Richmond, BC
email: heavenlysentmail@ (add aol.com to complete the email address)
A homeschool connection & support group for homeschooling families. Christian or morally-concerned parents, who want to have the best for their children! Free play, discussion and socializing opportunities. May include potlucks and other activities. Health-conscious active kids and parents - no enrollment fees, no obligations - Just Fun!
We meet the third Thursday of each month. Contact Wendy Livingstone at abbychristianhomeschool@ (add hotmail.com to complete the email address) Web site coming soon!
Contact: Glen & Therese McDonald - 855-5961. Covers Langley east to Chilliwack.
New families welcome. We are a non-sectarian group that is very informal. Kids are always welcome at our meetings. We have regular outings. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chilliwack-homeschoolers/
We have a monthly meeting in the daytime and some evening meetings according to attendance. We have members mainly from Surrey, Langley and Delta. Our meetings are are informal and non-religious. Everyone is welcome. The group also offers a newsletter and a variety of activities. For information browse www.members.shaw.ca/homelearners-sf or e-mail Cynthia Waiz at waiz@ (add shaw.ca to complete the email address)
Contact Wendy Van Den Berg at eandw@ (add netscape.ca to complete the email address), or 604-826-4698.
We are a support group with a Christian Perspective that meets the third Monday of the month, September - November, January - May (4th week if the third is a holiday). Meetings are for adults and are at 7:30 with time to peruse our library before moving on to business, then a speaker, activity or discussion. In December members' children can participate in a craft day. In June we host a talent night of dance, drama, music, poetry or what have you and a sports day and potluck lunch, free to members but open to all. Members also organize field trips. Join us, no matter what your homeschool style, at the Langley Evangelical Free Church (NW corner of 48th Ave & 208th St) or e-mail lheagroup@ (add gmail.com to complete the email address) for more information.
"Our members are diversified in beliefs, experiences and backgrounds. The group is open to all homeschoolers to join us in the community of homelearning."
Contact Eva Kwong eva.kwong@ (add shaw.ca to complete the email address)
Our group has an annual membership fee of $10. Communication within our group about events etc is through a Yahoo group email for members. Adult support meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 hosted at varying locations (a member's home). The SDHL supports over 50 families and is very active with field trips and other organized events (swimming lessons, science fair, biography fair, international dinner, gymnastics, art class, etc.) Please contact Sabrina at 604-940-5510 or Lillah at sdhl_contact@ (add telus.net to complete the email address)
We meet on the second Monday of each month, Sept to June. See our website for location. We serve families in the Surrey, North Delta, and New Westminster area.
heritagehomelearners1987@ (add gmail.com to complete the email address)
Contact: Pat & Maureen Krump - 521-1020 covers Cloverdale west to Vancouver including N.Van and West Van and Richmond.
We are a non-denominational group of 55 families in Kamloops and surrounding areas. We meet the first Monday of each month, Sept-June for support, information and fellowship, and organize a variety of events throughout the school year including academic co-ops, sports and fieldtrips.
We meet on the last Monday of the month for the purposes of support, encouragement and exchanging ideas. For more information, contact us at sanmutsch@ (add hotmail.com to complete the email address)
Contact Nicola for information on this Kelowna-based support group. Telephone (250) 769 8019 or email her at beans@ (add silk.net to complete the email address). Check out their website at: www.freewebs.com/learnersunlimited
Newsletter (quarterly), monthly get-togethers, various organized activities and sports, lots of love and support Contact: Brooke Campbell 250-229-5404 Jen Lehmann, 250-352-6705.
NEW!Visit the Kootenay Home Educators' Web site: www.netidea.com/~mirhughe/khe
We are a group of approximately 60 families, providing support through field trips, workshops, sporting activities, family outing and much more.
A non-denominational, non-profit, Christian group. It was created by home educating families to enhance, inspire, encourage, support, and aid all home educators in our community. We hold monthly support meetings which any home educator in our area can take advantage of - you do not have to be a member to attend these evenings.
We are a Canadian non-denominational homeschool support group in BC's northern region. Our Yahoo group is open to all homeschoolers to communicate and keep in touch with one another. We also offer a membership to homeschoolers in the Prince George region for field trips and other special events.
Krista White 250-837-2077 or email carnegie@ (add telus.net to complete the email address)
We are a support group based in Kamloops, BC. Check out our facebook page for more information on upcoming and past events! For more information contact Karin at kwilds@ (add telus.net to complete the email address).
Please WRITE to Jane Eagle, Box 70, Riske Creek,B.C. V0L 1T0 - giving a phone number and address and she will contact you. Jane lives in a rural setting with complicated phone arrangements :-)
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