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
Area 1 Rep
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
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 Reps
Joelle & RJ Umandap
Downtown Toronto Center, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Thornhill
Area 9 Rep
Pickering, Ajax, Markham, Richmond Hill, Oshawa, Bomanville, Stouffville
Area 10 Rep
Barrie, Orillia, Orangeville, Collingwood,
Aurora, Newmarket, Bradford, Alliston
Area 11 Rep
Huntsville, Parry Sound
Area 12 Reps
Ian & Renee Dutschek
Area 13 Rep
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 Rep
North Bay, Thunder Bay
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