Join a Homeschool Group

Connect with other


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 and form.

 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.

 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 .



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.



Area 1 Rep

Windsor, Leamington, Sarnia, Chatham

Area 2 Reps
John & Rebecca MacLennan

London, Woodstock, St. Thomas, Stratford, Strathroy, Tillsonburg

Area 3 Rep
Andrea Miedema

Owen Sound, Hanover, Listowel, Goderich, Kincardine, Port Elgin

Area 4 Rep
Joelle Umandap

Kitchener, Guelph, Waterloo, Cambridge, Erin, Elmira, Fergus

Area 5 Rep

Rachel DeBruin

Hamilton, Ancaster, Brantford, Port Dover, Simcoe, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Caledonia

Area 6
Jeanette Porringa

St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Grimsby, Beamsville, Port Colborne

Area 7 South Rep

Christine Cragg

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
Cathy Parkinson

Pickering, Ajax, Markham, Richmond Hill, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Stouffville

Area 10 Rep

Elisa Sanchez

Barrie, Orillia, Orangeville, Collingwood, Aurora, Newmarket, Bradford, Alliston

Area 11 Rep
Jackie Weidelich

Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville, Parry Sound

Area 12 Rep


Minden, Haliburton, Madawaska, Bancroft

Area 13 Rep
Donna Rogler

Peterborough, Lindsay, Port Hope, Cobourg, Belleville, Trenton, Brighton

Area 14 Rep

Sheryl van der Ende

Petawawa, Pembroke, Renfrew, Arnprior, Barry’s Bay

Area 15 Reps
Kathy & Rudy deVries

Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall, Napanee, Smiths Falls

Area 16 Rep
Stephanie McEvoy

Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, Hawkesbury, Carleton Place, Perth

Area 17 East  Contact

Angela Bom 

North Bay to White River

Area 17 West  Rep
Angela Marchuk

White River to Kenora