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Group Registration

Register Your Group with OCHEC

Do you want to add your support group to our network?

Join more than 50 support group leaders across Ontario that are connected with OCHEC. With access to our leaders’ resources and special discounts, you can get the support you need to be an effective leader and facilitator for your group members.

After all, homeschooling is better together!

Benefits of Group Membership

  • Access to Leaders Facebook Page
  • Sample Constitutions & By Laws
  • Support Group Leaders Manual
  • Letters of reference for support group & members 
  • Discounts on Store products
  • Discounts on Training sessions
  • Free copy of Homeschooling Canada 101 Manual for Mentors

Why Register?

Registering your Support Group is valuable and appreciated by OCHEC. Please take the time to register a current or renewing group or register as a new group! There is no cost.

If you have any questions, our staff would be glad to talk to you at 519-608-2332. Alternatively, send us an email at info@ochec.org to get started!

There’s Room to Grow

Consider Starting a Group

OCHEC proactively supports the growth of local connections. Please consider registering as a Support Group with the intention to receive members as God sees fit.

You can register with just one individual member as a leader. There is no minimum number of members to start. We gladly support your interest to serve!

Your contact information will be added to a confidential database, and your Area Rep will contact you, giving the new person’s information to you for you to reach out.

Leaders and Members will be asked to affirm OCHEC’s Constitution & By-Laws.

Recent Structure Change

Group Leaders

As of August 2020, no money will be submitted to OCHEC by Support Group Leaders. Each member is invited to join as an OCHEC individual. Members will be given their OCHEC ID (membership number) directly via email from the office.

Support Group member rate is offered no matter the size of your group; voting privileges begin at a minimum of five OCHEC members.

*See Becoming a Member page for details.

Please email info@ochec.org for any questions about registering.

How to Register

Step 1: Take Out Membership

OCHEC does not currently require any members of the support group to have membership with OCHEC in order to set up a support group acknowledged by OCHEC. However, OCHEC prefers that at least one of your members is a member of OCHEC, in order to keep you better informed and connected.

If you would like to become an individual OCHEC member, click here and follow the steps for individual membership, but be sure to return to this page for the support group membership.

Step 2: Submit Application Form

As a member, you can register your group by filling out the application form below.

Step 3: Review & Approval Process

Once we have received your application, we will follow up by phone or email to confirm any details. 

It is required that the support group be registered by one of the support group leaders, and this leader is required to read and affirm the OCHEC Constitution and agree with the OCHEC Statement of Faith (Article 4 of the Constitution).

Group affiliation application form

Geographic Areas and Their Reps

Rep Directory

Area 1 Rep
Heather DeKort

Windsor, Leamington, Sarnia, Chatham

Area 2 Reps
John & Rebecca MacLennan

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

Area 3 Reps
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
Retiring

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
Vacant

Acton, Brampton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville

Area 7 North Reps
Paul & Carla Peios

Bolton, Caledon, King City, Maple, Vaughn, Woodbridge

Area 8 Rep
Carmen Carrero

Downtown Toronto Center, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Thornhill

Area 9 Rep
Cathy Parkinson

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

Area 10 Rep
Leslie Puiras

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

Area 11 Rep
Jackie Weidelich

Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville, Parry Sound

Area 12 Reps
Vacant

Minden, Haliburton, Madawaska, Bancroft

Area 13
Donna Rogler

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

Area 14
Vacant

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, Hawksbury, Carleton Place, Perth

Area 17 West Rep
Angela Marchuk

White River to Kenora

Area 17 East Rep
Vacant

North Bay to White River

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