Resources for homeschoolers!

Many P.A.F.E. supporters have been homeschooling for years. Others have just started this journey. Whether you’re homeschooling because you don’t want your kids in public schools, or you are homeschooling because you really identify with this modality of education delivery, know that you are not alone, and there are many resources out there to help!

New to Homeschooling?

Don’t be overwhelmed. Thousands of Canadian families are making the decision to homeschool. And not every homeschool is the same.

Some families hire a tutor or a governess to teach their children while the parents work. Others have a grandparent help out. Some families enlist in a co-op, with a day or two a week spent with other families learning together. Some families opt for one parent to stay-home and teach their children, while the other parent works.

Another permutation is the learning pod (aka school pod), where families band together to allow children to learn in small groups, sometimes with a hired teacher.

Somewhere in between homeschooling and private schools are the micro-schools—sometimes described as the modern one-room schoolhouse. Micro-schools are registered as official schools and for-profit businesses.

Bottom line—do what works for your family.

At least you know that your children are being spared from ideological indoctrination in the public school system.

Feel free to check out which has lots of information for homeschools—if you are just starting out, or if you are a veteran.

And if you are new to this, take their “Homeschool style Quiz” to see what kind of homeschool would best suit your family. 

Also, be sure to check out social media, and other directories for local homeschool groups. The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents has an extensive list of homeschooling support groups on its site. Even some public libraries are now offering programs for homeschoolers. There are many resources!

To assist you on your homeschooling journey, we here at P.A.F.E. have assembled this resource list of homeschool curricula, retailers, associations, and groups.

Legal disclaimer: Inclusion of any organization or resource on the P.A.F.E. site does not constitute endorsement by P.A.F.E. 




Abeka Academy All provinces Online streamed courses
Blue Mantle All provinces Canadian Catholic homeschool bookstore (online, pickup in Olds, AB)
Brampton homeschool group ON Meets Mon and Fri (Sept-June) at Top Rock Gym for climbing
Branches Community ON Christian outdoors education in Milton
Canadian Centre for Home Education All provinces Advocacy, financial and legal aid for families in need, homeschool conference
Canadian Home Education Resources All provinces Curricula and resources, free help choosing curriculum
Canadian Homeschooler All provinces Resources and curriculum provider
Cathy Duffy Homeschooling Curriculum Reviews All provinces Reviews of homeschool curricula
Classical Conversations BC, AB, SK, MB, ON Parent led, community driven, Christian, classical instruction
Curriculum Resource Centre at Trinity Western All provinces Teaching resources
Destiny Christian School ON Encourages Kingston homeschoolers to participate in their Christian school 2 days a week
Didache Catholic Religion Classes ON,QC, NB, PE, NS, NL Live online Catholic high school religion classes; contact James McManamy at [email protected]
Ducksters All provinces Online resources for history, geography, biology and science for K-8
Field Trip Factory All provinces Connects you to organizations hosting free tours and classes
Home School Legal Defense Association All provinces Homeschool support & legal advice
Homeschool laws and regulations All provinces Homeschool laws and regulations, by province
Homeschool Today All provinces Teaching resources, advice on getting started, sources of govt funding for homeschoolers
Homeschool World All provinces Curricula and resources
Khan Academy All provinces Free online classes in Math, Reading, History, Government, Economics, Art History
Kitchener Waterloo Christian Home Educators Assn ON Christian homeschool conference
Kolbe Academy All provinces US-based classical and Catholic curriculum, live online and self-paced classes
Learning Pods - Canada All provinces Assisting parents who want to join homeschool pods
Learning Pods - Canada (facebook group) All provinces Discussion group for parents in homeschool pods
Lighthouse Christian Academy Homeschool All provinces Manitoba-based homeschool organization
Magis Center All provinces Free online Catholic religion course for students Gr. 6-12
Manitoba Association of Christian Homeschooling MB Curriculum reviews, resources and support
Manitoba Homeschool MB Events, resources, and support
Matrix Academy ON Live online high school classes; can satisfy OSSD diploma
Mississauga Christian Homeschool Association ON Classes and events for Mississauga homeschooling students and families
Mississauga Homeschoolers (facebook group) ON Support for Mississauga homeschoolers
Mother of Divine Grace All provinces US-based classical and Catholic curriculum and live online lessons
Niagara Catholic Homeschool Association ON Niagara Catholic homeschool support and events
Ontario Catholic Home School Parents (facebook group) ON Catholic homeschool support and community
Ontario Christian Home Educators Connection ON Resources and support for Christian homeschoolers; advocacy
Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents ON Resources, legal documents, list of support groups
Read Aloud Revival All provinces Podcast and booklists organized by age and topic
Refound Ed ON Resources for homeschoolers and listings of micro-schools
Regent Christian Online Academy All provinces Onsite (Victoria, BC) and virtual Christian homeschooling classes
Rideau Valley Homeschool Educators' Association ON Support and events for Christian homeschoolers; advocacy
School Pods Canada All provinces Assisting parents who want to join homeschool pods
Seton Home Study School All provinces US-based Catholic resources, lesson plans, online record-keeping
Sunrise Marian Distribution All provinces Canadian Catholic homeschool bookstore (online, in-store in Welland, ON)
The Learning House All provinces Canadian homeschool bookstore (online and in-store in Bradford, ON)
Tree of Life All provinces Resources, online classes (some with discussion), and curriculum planning
Wisdom Homeschooling AB first, then other provinces Virtual classes using the Socratic method; open first to Albertan students, then to out-of-province students


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  • Teresa Pierre
    published this page in BLOG 2023-08-16 23:38:51 -0400