Join a Homeschool Group
Connect with other
No one should feel separated and alone as a homeschooler, and no one has to! Whether you are an OCHEC member or not, you can join a local OCHEC Support Group.
Our dedicated and experienced Area Reps can help answer your questions and guide you to one of our 40+ Support Groups. Contact with the representative in your area using our map or form.
Or, contact our main office at 519-608-2332.
How to Get Connected
This connection is NOT for commercial or general offer of homeschool curricula or supplies.
If you wish to connect with our support groups and members with an offer, please call our office at 519-608-2332.
Step 1: Find Your OCHEC Area
Find your location (numbered) on our Area Map below OR enter your city & country in the Search tool bar.
Step 2 : Click DIRECTLY ON the Area #
If you cannot see the AREA # clearly, please enlarge the map
Step 3 : Click DIRECTLY ON ‘click here’ in the white bar to connect!
Step 4 : Complete the Contact Form & Submit
The more information you provide, the better and quicker we are able to assist you.
Your request will be sent to your Area Rep and to Support Group leaders .
WHAT ARE SUPPORT GROUPS?
CONNECTING WITH LOCAL HOMESCHOOLERS
The nature of each support group depends on its member families. Activities range from field trips, subjects courses together, co-operative learning, prayer groups, moms’ support, and so on.
Often, 3 or 4 families meet to encourage one another, share ideas, curriculum, and coordinate events, meeting weekly during the day to share their skills – be that theatre, math, science, writing, logic etc. or possibly a very specific 6 week project – life skill, play, debate etc. A monthly evening meeting may become part of the time together for parents to share and discuss issues.
Being part of a group helps you get through difficult times (they do occur!), and the excitement of seeing what can be accomplished is encouraging. As more groups form and connect with OCHEC, our network expands so we can help connect others as they begin home education. Plus, the more home educators we represent, the more credibility we carry with those who decide legislation.
DID YOU KNOW? Your group could birth a new group!
As many families commence homeschooling, they need a place to connect – yet your group may already be bursting at the seams! Could you spare a seasoned member or two to start a new group?
This has worked well in the past! Give us a call, and let’s see what we can do to minimize growing pains.
Consider Starting A Group
OCHEC proactively supports the growth of local connections.
No minimum number of members to start! Register through your group’s leader. They will be asked:
(i) to affirm the Support Group’s commitment to the OCHEC Constitution
(ii) that the leader is in agreement with the OCHEC Statement of Faith.
Your contact information will be kept confidential. New individuals’ requests from your area can be automatically directed to you if you choose. Your Area Rep will keep in touch with you.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS & THEIR REPS
Area 1 Rep
Windsor, Leamington, Sarnia, Chatham
Area 2 Reps
John & Rebecca MacLennan
London, Woodstock, St. Thomas, Stratford, Strathroy, Tillsonburg
Area 3 Rep
Owen Sound, Hanover, Listowel, Goderich, Kincardine, Port Elgin
Area 4 Rep
Kitchener, Guelph, Waterloo, Cambridge, Erin, Elmira, Fergus
Area 5 Rep
Hamilton, Ancaster, Brantford, Port Dover, Simcoe, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Caledonia
St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Grimsby, Beamsville, Port Colborne
Area 7 South Rep
Acton, Brampton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville
Area 7 North Reps
Paul & Carla Peios
Bolton, Caledon, King City, Maple, Vaughn, Woodbridge
Area 8 Rep
Downtown Toronto Center, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Thornhill
Area 9 Rep
Pickering, Ajax, Markham, Richmond Hill, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Stouffville
Area 10 Rep
Barrie, Orillia, Orangeville, Collingwood, Aurora, Newmarket, Bradford, Alliston
Area 11 Rep
Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville, Parry Sound
Area 12 Rep
Minden, Haliburton, Madawaska, Bancroft
Area 13 Rep
Peterborough, Lindsay, Port Hope, Cobourg, Belleville, Trenton, Brighton
Area 14 Rep
Petawawa, Pembroke, Renfrew, Arnprior, Barry’s Bay
Area 15 Reps
Kathy & Rudy deVries
Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall, Napanee, Smiths Falls
Area 16 Rep
Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, Hawksbury, Carleton Place, Perth
Area 17 East Rep
North Bay to White River
Area 17 West Rep
White River to Kenora
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