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Convention 2018

Convention 2018

Our next convention will be held at Redeemer University College in Ancaster on May 4th and 5th 2018.  This year at the convention the keynote speakers will be

Dr. Brian & Betsy Ray: National Home Education Research Institute

NHERI is the National Home Education Research Institute. NHERI conducts and collects research about homeschooling (home-based education, home schooling), and publishes the research journal called the Home School Researcher. The institute has hundreds of research works documented and catalogued on home schooling, many of which were done by NHERI. Simply put, NHERI specializes in homeschool research.

Brian Ray

Linda Crosby: Speaker, Author, Humorist

Linda Ann Crosby is gifted at transforming the daily God-moments from her life unto unforgettable, hilarious practical lessons people can relate to. She has a heart for God and a desire to encourage other mothers to laugh in the center of the chaos and noise that children create. She considers motherhood the most important calling on earth.

May 4 & 5  2018

Location :  Redeemer University College Ancaster


Please check back here for the guide book.  Until then you can share the front cover.

Convention 2017

Thank-you to all our volunteers.  The convention was wonderful, the feedback still coming in. Please send us a message with your ideas, suggestions, creative ways to reach out to others.

MP3's of the sessions will be available soon from our on-line store - you can experience  and share the wisdom and ideas again.

Keynote speakers :

Steve Demme : Building Faith Families & Math-U-See http://www.buildingfaithfamilies.com

Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. Steve addresses a variety of topics at conferences to encourage parents as they seek to build families of faith. His messages are rooted in scripture, illustrated from personal experience, and filled with practical application. He has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. A former math teacher who has taught at all levels of math in public, private, and Christian schools, Steve is also the founder of Math-U-See.



Heidi St. John   http://www.thebusymom.com

Heidi St. John and her husband Jay have been married since 1989. They have seven children (and a son-in-law) ranging in age from toddler to young adult and have homeschooled their children all the way through high school. A popular author and conference speaker, Heidi brings a refreshing mix of information and inspiration to listeners on the radio, in person and through the written word.
Heidi’s transparency and honesty are like a breath of fresh air in a world where too many speakers seem to have all the answers. Her ability to be real with her listeners and readers allows them to identify with her at a deep level which in turn allows Heidi to gently lead her audience toward the Savior who actually DOES have all the answers.



Other Speakers and Sessions

NEW !!! - check in to our mentoring area - meet some experienced home educators, ask your questions, find encouragement

Virtue Ethics and Meaningful Leadership for the 21st Century
Sam Oosterhoff - MPP for Niagara-West Glanbrook and former homeschool student

Ten Tips for Homeschooling Highschool
Louise House

Hospitality in your Homeschool
Linda Hoffman
Three-part Charlotte Mason Series
Cori Dean
Facing Resistance in your Homeschool
Diana Rolston
Homeschooling in the 1860's
Vince Marquis

Six-session Special Needs Stream

Single Parent's Discussion Group
Dual-Income Discussion Group

Workshops aimed particularly at our 14 and up attendees
Sport's Dome activities on Friday afternoon (bring appropriate attire)

Schedule - Session Titles and Descriptions

Click here for a schedule of speakers and topics.


You can download a complete guidebook for the convention here.  There is no need to print this out - you will receive a hardcopy when you arrive at the convention. 

Participating Exhibitors

Click here for a list of participating exhibitors at this year's convention.


Note: Online registration is now closed.  At-the-door registration will be accepted.

Paper registration is available hereDo NOT mail this form in - fill it in and take it with you to the convention to avoid long line-ups at the door!

Convention 2016

Thanks to all attendees, speakers and exhibitors for making last year's convention excellent. 

The complete set of MP3's for 2016 and prior years area available from the online store.

Individual recordings also available for 2016 and prior years from the online store.