Find a Group

Connect with other Homeschoolers

No one should feel separated and alone as a homeschooler, and no one has to!  Whether you are an OCHEC member or not, you can join a local OCHEC Support Group.

Our dedicated and knowledgeable Area Reps can help answer your questions and guide you to one of our 40+ Support Groups. Contact the representative in your area using our map or form.

Or, you can contact Heather at our main office at 519-608-2332.

How to Get Connected

This connection is NOT for commercial or general offer of homeschool curricula or supplies. If you desire to connect with our support groups and members with an offer,

please call our office at 519-608-2332

Step 1: Find Your OCHEC Area

Find your location (numbered) on our Area Map below.  If it helps, you can enter your address in the Search tool bar.

Step 2: Click on Area #

Once you find your Area, click the number which will link you with a contact form.

Step 3: Contact Your Area Rep

Email your OCHEC Area Rep using the form provided. This form also goes to a Support Group  leader (if applicable). They will help you get connected with the homeschool support groups near you.

WHAT ARE SUPPORT GROUPS?

CONNECTING WITH LOCAL HOMESCHOOLERS

The nature of each support group depends on its member families – with activities ranging from field trips, subjects courses together, co-operative learning, prayer groups, moms’ support, and so on. 

Many times, 3 or 4 families meet to encourage one another, share ideas, curriculum, and coordinate events. They will often meet weekly during the day to share their particular skills with one anothers’ children – be that theatre, math, science, writing, logic etc. or possibly a very specific 6 week project – life skill, play, debate etc. Often a monthly evening meeting becomes part of the time together for the moms, dads to share, discuss issues they may be having.

Being part of a group helps you to get through difficult times (they do occur), and the excitement of seeing what can be accomplished is encouraging.  As more groups form and connect with OCHEC, our network expands so we can help connect others as they begin home education.  Plus, the more home educators we represent, the more credibility we carry with those who decide legislation.  

 

 

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 be registered as a group by one of your group leaders.  they will be asked (i) to affirm the Support Group’s commitment to the OCHEC Constitution and (ii) that the leader is in agreement with the OCHEC Statement of Faith.

No minimum number of members to start!
We gladly support your interest to serve!

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

GEOGRAPHIC AREAS & THEIR REPS

REP DIRECTORY

Area 1 Rep
RJ Horrobin

Windsor, Leamington, Sarnia, Chatham

Area 2 Reps
John & Rebecca MacLennan

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

Area 3 Reps
Ian  & Rosanne Cubitt

Owen Sound, Hanover, Listowel,
Goderich, Kincardine, Port Elgin

Area 4 Rep
Marilee Kidd

Kitchener, Guelph, Waterloo,
Cambridge, Erin, Elmira, Fergus

Area 5 Rep
Elaine Togeretz

Hamilton, Ancaster, Brantford,
Port Dover, Simcoe, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Caledonia

Area 6
Vacant

St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Grimsby, Beamsville, Port Colborne

Area 7 South Rep
Christine Pyle

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

Area 7 North Reps
Paul & Carla Peios

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

Area 8 Reps
Joelle & RJ Umandap

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

Area 9 Rep
Debbie Lebel

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

Area 10 Rep
Vacant

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

Area 11 Rep
Jackie Weidelich

Gravenhurst, Bracebridge,
Huntsville, Parry Sound

Area 12 Reps
Ian & Renee Dutschek

Minden, Haliburton,
Madawaska, Bancroft

Area 13 Rep
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 Rep
Cindy Harasen

North Bay, Thunder Bay

Danika Gravelle

Thunder Bay

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