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Legal Issues for Home Schooling in Ontario

There is both law and policy for home educators in Ontario. The Ontario Law declares the government's requirements, while the policy and program memorandum (attachments to PPM 131 as prepared by the Ministry of Education) is what the government would like to see followed. 

There is no legal onus on us to follow policy while the law is binding.

If you are currently in communication with a school or school board, we suggest that PPM 131 is useful to set parameters for this relationship. It has been given by the government and thus is their way of advising school boards on their interaction with you. This memorandum does not change the home school community's interpretation of the law nor what is required of home educators.

To read the complete PPM 131 click here