Connect with Homeschoolers
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.com 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
Area 1 Rep
Windsor, Leamington, Sarnia, Chatham
Area 2 Reps
John & Rebecca MacLennan
London, Woodstock, St. Thomas, Stratford, Strathroy, Tillsonburg
Area 3 Reps
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 Reps
Minden, Haliburton, Madawaska, Bancroft
Peterborough, Lindsay, Port Hope, Cobourg, Belleville, Trenton, Brighton
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 West Rep
White River to Kenora
Area 17 East Rep
North Bay to White River
HOMESCHOOL WITH CONFIDENCE AND SUPPORT