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Homeschoolers

When you become a member, you band together with other Christian homeschoolers in Ontario who support your freedom to choose how to educate your children.

No one needs to be alone in this. We are here as your advocate, a resourceful team to equip, encourage and inform you on your homeschooling journey. Together, we are stronger.

Membership Benefits

  • Free consultation – access to experienced mentors
  • Access to provincial Facebook Group Page
  • HSLDA annual membership fee discount ($35 value)
  • Educator’s Circle Rewards program
    • Curriculum Vendor Rewards
    • Convention MP3 Set for Attendees if requested ($30 value)
    • Substantial discounts on OCHEC live and virtual Conferences
    • Perkopolis Chalkboard Plus+ Program
    • RCT computers for schools program

+ PLUS! GROUP LEADER SUPPORT INCLUDING:

  • Annual Leaders’ Symposium
  • Leadership Training & Support
  • Mediation Services
  • Workshops for Support Groups
  • Exclusive OCHEC Publications

 

Proceed to cyan, teal, or gold tab below for payment by credit card.

OCHEC Membership – NOT Part of Support Group

$50/yr

+ $6.50 HST

Renewal notice will be issued.

OCHEC Membership – Part of Support Group

$45/yr

+ $5.85 HST

Renewal notice will be issued.

 Support Group Leader

$45/yr

+ $5.85 HST

Renewal notice will be issued.

 

KEEP US UPDATED

Don’t forget to register or renew your support group too!

Paying by cheque?

Download, complete the form below, and mail to:

920 Conc 8 W RR 3 
Puslinch, ON 
N0B 2J0

Experiencing difficulties or finding yourself in an infinite loop?

Please send e-transfer to finance@ochec.org

  • Member of an OCHEC support group:  $50.85
  • Not a member of a support group: $56.50

Provide the following to info@ochec.org:

  • Number of children under 6, 6-13, 14-16, and over 16
  • Your current address and contact information
  • Group name

Your account will be updated once the e-transfer is received. Call 519-608-2332 if further assistance is needed.

On the membership form, you will be asked to affirm OCHEC’s Constitution. You can read it here.

Upon joining, your member profile will provide directions to access your OCHEC ID and Educator’s Card, and the member page will provide directions to join our Perkopolis account, and access the RCT computer program.

Educators Card

As a recognized home educator with OCHEC, you will receive benefits that other institutional educators receive across Ontario by presenting your card at retailers or using your ID Number online. Your automatic confirmation includes directions for your OCHEC ID and Educator’s Card.

Renewed Computer Technology (RCT)

OCHEC is excited to let you know about its partnership with Renewed Computer Technology (RCT), a not-for-profit, charitable organization that empowers learners, educators, and not-for-profit organizations with increased access to information and communications technology (ICT), skill development and learning opportunities, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Through RCT, you as an OCHEC member can apply for affordable renewed laptops and desktops outfitted with Windows 10, using your membership ID.

To order a computer from RCT, please visit the Computer for Schools Plus Order Form here. When completing the application, please fill in “OCHEC” in the ‘Type of Organization’ field. You will also need to upload your OCHEC Member ID to complete the form.

If you have any questions regarding the computers, or the program, please contact Alexander Oliver, Community Engagement Lead for GTA and Southwestern Ontario, at aoliver@rcto.ca

Perkopolis’ Chalkboard Plus+ Program

Chalkboard Plus provides a “one-stop-shop” resource that is a quick and easy way for educators to save time and money for their personal and professional lives. In addition to easily finding exclusive perks, this is a platform where educators can locate information for: field trips, classroom supplies, and school lunch ideas.

Some retailers you will find here are:
Restaurants – Boston Pizza, East Side Mario’s, Jack Astor’s, Papa John’s, and more…
Shopping – Adidas, Bentley, Ardene, The Body Shop, Carter’s Oshkosh, Columbia, Fairweather, Foot Locker, Indigo, Reebok, Reitmans, Roots, RW&CO, Suzy Shier, and more…
Home & Wellness – Benjamin Moore, The Brick, DAVIDsTEA, KitchenAid, Keurig, L’Oreal, Lancôme, Weight Watchers, and more…
Electronics – Apple, Brother, Lenovo, LG, Panasonic, Samsung
Entertainment – Canada’s Wonderland, Cineplex, Great Wolf Lodge, Hockey Hall of Fame, Legoland, Ripley’s Aquarium, and more…
Travel – Choice Hotels, VIA Rail, WestJet, and more…

Book Depot
The Book Depot offers wholesale prices on books for schools, libraries and retailers. Through OCHEC’s Educator’s Circle, our members are able to make purchases at Book Depot as well! Save 75-90% off the retail price of books!

Canada Copy
CanadaCopy.com is your online resource for all your document printing needs, with easy online ordering and fast delivery. Through OCHEC’s Educator’s Circle, members receive 15% off printing at Canada Copy.

The Home School Legal Defence Association (HSLDA) of Canada

For over 25 years, HSLDA has been working diligently to support homeschool families by providing everything needed to succeed: expert legal support, insurance coverage, and advice from our experienced staff. OCHEC members receive a $35 discount on HSLDA annual membership fee.

OCHEC Event Discounts

OCHEC works diligently to bring you events that offer inspiration, encouragement and resources that homeschoolers need. Members receive a discount on registration for the annual OCHEC Convention, where homeschool families come to hear renowned Christian speakers talk of homeschooling, and equip themselves with information and resources. Members also receive a 50% discount on OCHEC’s Exceptional Children Convention, which offers insights and resources for families who teach children with various learning challenges and gifts.

Curriculum Retailer Rewards

For those who are familiar with some of our vendors from conventions, we have some wonderful rewards that they wish to pass onto our members. Many more still coming in!

  • The Learning House
  • Tree of Life
  • Tale2K
  • Canada Home Education Resources

OCHEC Publications

Our new division, OCHEC Publications, has an eBook library. These custom eBooks are Canadian resources in the Christian Homeschooling context. We are developing student material and also resources to equip and encourage parents. Members enjoy discounts on everything from copywork books and colouring pages to a course on how to start your homeschooling journey with confidence.