Become a Member
When you become a member, know that you band together with other Christian homeschoolers in Ontario who are supportive of your freedom to choose the education of your children.
No one needs to be alone in this. We are here to be your advocate, a source to equip, encourage and inform. Together we are stronger.
- Educator’s Circle Rewards program (NEW)
- Curriculum Vendor Rewards
- Full Convention MP3 Set for Convention Attendees ($25 value)
- 50% OCHEC live and virtual Conventions
- Access to our provincial Facebook Group Page
- Perkopolis Chalkboard Plus+ Program (NEW)
- HSLDA annual membership fee discount ($35 value)
+ PLUS! GROUP LEADER SUPPORT INCLUDING:
- Annual Leaders’ Symposium
- Leadership Training & Support
- Mediation Services
- Workshops for Support Groups
- Exclusive OCHEC Publications (NEW)
Memberships are renewed on an annual basis.
We hope becoming a member or renewing is effortless and efficient. Your automatic confirmation includes your OCHEC ID and Educator’s Card. On the membership form, you will be asked to affirm OCHEC’s Constitution. You can read it here.
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As a recognized home educator with OCHEC, you will receive benefits that other institutional educators receive across Ontario by presenting your card at retailers or using your ID Number online. Your automatic confirmation includes directions for your OCHEC ID and Educator’s Card..
Perkopolis’ Chalkboard Plus+ Program
Chalkboard Plus provides a “one-stop-shop” resource that is a quick and easy way for educators to save time and money for their personal and professional lives. In addition to easily finding exclusive perks, this is a platform where educators can locate information for: field trips, classroom supplies, school lunch ideas.
Some retailers you will find here are:
Restaurants – Boston Pizza, East Side Mario’s, Jack Astor’s, Papa John’s, and more…
Shopping – Adidas, Bentley, Ardene, The Body Shop, Carter’s Oshkosh, Columbia, Fairweather, Foot Locker, Indigo, Reebok, Reitmans, Roots, RW&CO, Suzy Shier, and more…
Home & Wellness – Benjamin Moore, The Brick, DAVIDsTEA, KitchenAid, Keurig, L’Oreal, Lancôme, Weight Watchers, and more…
Electronics – Apple, Brother, Lenovo, LG, Panasonic, Samsung
Entertainment – Canada’s Wonderland, Cineplex, Great Wolf Lodge, Hockey Hall of Fame, Legoland, Ripley’s Aquarium, and more…
Travel – Choice Hotels, VIA Rail, WestJet, and more…
The Book Depot offers wholesale prices on books for schools, libraries and retailers. Through OCHEC’s Educator’s Circle, our members are able to make purchases at Book Depot as well! Save 75-90% off the retail price of books!
CanadaCopy.com is your online resource for all your document printing needs, with easy online ordering and fast delivery. Through OCHEC’s Educator’s Circle, members receive 15% off printing at Canada Copy.
The Home School Legal Defence Association (HSLDA) of Canada
For over 25 years, HSLDA has been working diligently to support homeschool families by providing everything needed to succeed: expert legal support, insurance coverage, and advice from our experienced staff. OCHEC members receive a $35 discount on HSLDA annual membership fee.
OCHEC Event Discounts
OCHEC works diligently to bring you events that offer inspiration, encouragement and resources that homeschoolers need. Discount on registration for the annual OCHEC Convention, where homeschool families come to hear renowned Christian speakers talk of homeschooling, and equip themselves with information and resources. Members also receive a 50% discount on OCHEC’s Exceptional Children Convention, which offers insights and resources for families who teach children with various learning challenges and gifts.
Curriculum Retailer Rewards
For those who are familiar with some of our vendors from convention, we have some wonderful rewards that they wish to pass onto our members. Many more still coming in!
- The Learning House
- Tree of Life
- Canada Home Education Resources
eBook library from our new division, OCHEC Publications. These custom eBooks are Canadian resources in the Christian Homeschooling context. We are developing student material and also resources to equip and encourage parents. Members enjoy discounts on everything from copywork books and colouring pages to a course on how to start your homeschooling journey with confidence.