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Canadian Homeschool Bookstores
Major Canadian Suppliers
Support Groups
Canadian Family & Home School Businesses
Canadian History Sources
Message Boards
Classical Resources
Tutors and Tutorials
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Canadian Homeschool Bookstores

Look first to these purveyors of fine books and products!

LMP Teaching Connections Online Bookstore
1576 Bishop Place
Regina, SK
S4Z 1A6

Tree of Life
(506) 328-6781

A+ Books Canada
(519) 471-7881

The Home Works
P.O. Box 580
Almonte, ON Canada KOA 1AO

ABC Academic Books
2083 Alma Street
Unit 210
Vancouver, BC Canada V6R 4N6
(604) 222-2772

4 Your Mind Educational Services Inc.
(780) 485-0969
10515-82 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada 6A 3M9

Canadian Home Education Resources
108 1289 Highfield Cr SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5M2
(403) 243-4443

Classical Education Books
Online bookstore

Cornerstone Learning Resources. Ltd.
2041 Harvey Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G7
(250) 763-3463

Major Canadian Suppliers

Can’t afford U.S. suppliers? Buy Canada instead.


Used books from the Advanced Book Exchange, Victoria, BC

Cuisenaire products in Canada are carried by Spectrum Educational Supply. They are expensive (they are a school supplier) but they have a range you cannot find elsewhere in Canada for mathematics, science and technology.

Key Curriculum products are carried by Spectrum Educational Supply and Cornerstone Learning Resources.

Support Groups

Home school groups by province

The Alberta Home Education Association.

The Association of Canadian Home-Based Education (ACHBE) is a national group “committed to providing support, advice and information to individuals and organizations. Acting as a special interest group nationally and regionally, ACHBEwill help protect the rights of all Canadians to educate their children at home. ACBHE has no political or religious affiliations.”

Alberta chapter:
E-mail Mary Burke at [email protected]

British Columbia chapter:
B.C. Home Learners’ Association (BCHLA)
(B.C.’s Provincial Voice for Home Education)
President: Colleen Erzinger at [email protected]
Webmaster, Coleen Hein at [email protected]
We also represent BC homeschoolers in the political arena, publish a newsletter, hold seminars, and offer help and encouragement.
The British Columbia Home School Association is a registered society “endeavouring to inform, support and encourage families choosing to provide their child with a home-based education.” The BCHSCA runs the annual BC Home School Convention in British Columbia.

Manitoba chapter:
The Manitoba Association of Christian Home Schools. Contact information is available [email protected]. or phone (204)256-5675.

Nova Scotia chapter:
E-mail Susanna Eve at [email protected]

Ontario chapter:
E-mail Herb Jones at [email protected]

The Ontario Christian Home Educators’ Connection

Quebec chapter:
E-mail Liz Edwards at [email protected]
The Quebec association for homeschooling (AQED/QAHBE) includes a mostly French-speaking forum.

Saskatchewan chapter:
E-mail Al Ramsey at [email protected]

Canadian Home-Based Learning Resources

Wendy Priesnitz & Assoc.
272 Hwy #5, RR 1
St. George, Ontario N0E 1N0
(519) 448-4001

Avalon Home Education Support Group in St. John’s, Newfoundland
Contact Pam Hynes at [email protected]

CHENL — Christian Home Educators of Newfoundland and Labrador
Contact Pam Hynes at CHENL website

Homeschooling in New Brunswick website and support group:

Kingston Home Learners

The Joy Center of Learning

Homeschool and More

PEI Christian Home Educators (PEICHE) encourages and supports homeschoolers on PEI

Canadian Family & Home School Businesses

Support family business! Buy used or new books from these home school businesses
Used Curricula:

Nicola Manning’s: Nikki’s Book Nook
is a wonderful secondhand children’s bookstore
122 Hunterbrook Place NW
Calgary, AB
T2K 4V7
[email protected]

New Books and Curricula:

Canadian Home Education Resources
Good Stuff for Home School Families!
Gary and Brenda Baradoy
108 1289 Highfield Cr SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5M2
Fax: 403.243.9727
Orders Only: 1.800.345.2952
Mon-Fri: 10:00-5:00
Sat: 1:00-5:00

Fire the Imagination: Canadian Distributor for Jim Weiss storytelling audio, Classical Kids CDs and Teacher’s Guides, and more!
21 Suffolk St W
Guelph, ON N1H 2H9
Toll Free Tel./ Fax 1-888-780-0864

Canada resources — Canada related news, books and regional resources.

Excellent Resources– The Canadian Distributor for the Institute for Excellence in Writing
2440 Huckleberry Road
Mill Bay, British Columbia V0R 2P4
Phone: 1-877-825-7414
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Bev Rempel

Home and Hearth
Donna Coupland
1914 9 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 281-9644 or 1 (888) 302-3783
Tues: 10:00-8:00
Wed-Sat 10:00-5:00

Home School and More: (both new and used curriculum)
P.O. Box 458
Maple Creek, SK
S0N 1N0
1-306-662-2866 (8:30-5:30 local time or leave a message)
or home (306) 662-2227

The Home School Depot
Box 88, Thornton, On.
L0L 2N0
fax: 705-458-1226
phone: 1-800- 826-4643 or (705) 458-1973
e-mail: [email protected]

The Home Works
Plenty of classical resources!
Vince & Paula Marquis
1760 Groves Rd., PO Box 340,
Russell, ON K4R 1E1
FAX: 613-445-0587
Order Line: 1800-909-7005

Richard and Jacki Knight
Suite 101, 16 MidlakeBlvd SE
Calgary, AB
Phone (403) 254-9493
Fax (403) 254-2719
Toll Free 1-800-255-6654(orders only)
9:00-5:00 Mon-Fri
[email protected]
[email protected]

The Learning House
8 Dunlop Dr., R.R. #4
Goderich, Ontario
N7A 3Y1
(519) 524-5607
e-mail: [email protected]

Learning Lane
#6 – 4044 200B St
Langley BC V3A 1N9
fax (604) 533-6781

Primarily French language programs
Box 130, Ridgeway, Ont
L0S 1N0
(905) 894-9558
fax: (905) 894-5795
e-mail: [email protected]

Second Wind
Marie-Marthe Jalbert
440 County Rd 20, R.R. #1, L’Orignal, ON
K0B 1K0
(613) 678-2108
e-mail: [email protected]

The Upside-Down School Room
“New homeschool resources for upside-down learners”
Carries Singapore Math, Jacob’s Math, the AL Abacus Program, Borenson’s Hands-on Algebra, Keys to Math Series, Spectrum Math, Apologia Science, Singapore Science, Donna Ward’s Canadian Studies and more.
466 Union Street West
Fergus, Ontario N1M-2Z1
telephone: 519-843-6060
fax: 519-843-1602
e-mail: [email protected]

Usborne Books by Cindy Taylor
“Making Finding Out Fun” with Usborne Books At Home
Cindy Taylor, Consultant/Supervisor
London, Ontario, Canada

Usborne Books by Carol Cooper
Consultant/Sales Director
Calgary, Alberta

Webster’s Academy for Excellence in Writing– Offering Live, Online Courses in Excellence in Writing
2440 Huckleberry Road
Mill Bay, British Columbia V0R 2P4
Phone: 1-877-825-7414
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Bev Rempel

Wintergreen Learning Materials
14 Connie Crescent, #10
Concord ON
L4K 2W8
phone: 1-800-268-1268
phone in Toronto area: 905-669-2815
Fax: 1-800-567-8054
Fax in Toronto area: 905-669-2481
e-mail: [email protected]
All sorts of educational items in numerous age/level/theme
catalogues — books, games, math supplies, science materials, crafts, sports, furnishings, etc.

Canadian History Resources

Donna Ward offers Canadian Studies material; contact her at Donna Ward / Northwoods  Press
5 Lisa Dr., Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 [email protected]

Nicola Manning offers a wonderful Canadian
History Reading List so that you can read your way chronologically through Canadian history using children’s literature.

Message Boards

Canadian-based board services

Maple Leaf Home Education Resources
This is a used curriculum board; post both for sale and want-to-buy items.
Owner: Lorraine Fearnall

Prince George Home Educators’ Association also has a used curriculum board for homeschoolers in Canada. From their main page, click on “UCB.”

Classical Resources

Classical services based in Canada

Canadian Homeschool Fellowship (Homeschool Lending Library)
I offer the WTM book and dozens of other resources for loan. This low-cost library has operated out of my home since Sept. 2003 and has resources available on a variety of subjects pertinent to homeschooling.

Tree of Life School
Specializes in classical education; offers classical texts as well as the option of a personalized classical program for your family.
443 Weston Road, Weston, New Brunswick
E7K 1B1
Telephone: 506-328-6781
Fax: 506-328-9506
E-mail: [email protected]

Tutors and Tutorials

Take a load off your mind — use a tutor!

E-mail the Webmaster


A+ Tutors for Less
Our tutors come to you! Tutors For Less is established by School Principals. We provide individualized 1 on 1 In Home tutoring for all subjects and grades in Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver.

Avital Moshevitch in Toronto writes:
“I tutor all subjects from grades 1 to 8, and English and French for the higher grades. I have 5 years of teaching experience and have worked with children of all ages. I love teaching and all my students’ grades have improved after my lessons. I tutor from home and can be reached by phone at (416) 663-2788, or e-mail at [email protected].”

Science Is offers books, materials and tutorials in the Calgary area.

Math Tutoring ~ and so much more ~ in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Tutors for high school, homeschool and university level courses; academic advice and consulting.

Mostly Math: where math makes sense.
Mostly Math is an all-in-one resource centre for parents and students. You’ll find tutoring, enrichment classes, test preparation, alternative learning options, academic consulting, university admissions counseling and guidance services. . . all in one convenient North York location.
Owned and operated by Sarah A. Rainsberger, a professional tutor with over 15 years of experience. She is a trusted, respected name in education, a member of the provincial home schooling organization OFTP, and one of the most popular math tutors in the city of Toronto!
Sarah A. Rainsberger
Mostly Math Enrichment Centre
2060 Sheppard Avenue East
North York ON M2J 5B3
Telephone: 416-502-1717

Open Door Math is an online tutoring service that helps teach, inspire, and motivate elementary students, high school students, and adult learners to be successful in mathematics.  All tutoring is done by Anne Petersen, an Honours Math graduate from the University of Waterloo, who has had over 15 years of experience tutoring elementary to University level mathematics students in a one-on-one setting.  Using state-of-the-art technology, Anne can tutor your child from the comfort of your home no matter where you live in Canada.
Whether a student is looking for homework help, concept review, or enrichment learning, online tutoring with Open Door Math can provide the answer.
phone: (519)327-9510           e-mail:[email protected] web site: Open Door Math

Rohit Varmal in Ontario writes:
“I am a chemical engineer with over ten years of teaching/tutoring experience; in India, I ran my own tutoring centre, and I also have college teaching experience. I can offer Maths and Physics tutoring to high school and first-year college students, either in homes or in a tutoring center.”
Rohit Varmal
180 Chalkfarm Drive #1601
Toronto, Ontario M3L2H8
(416) 245-9398
E-mail [email protected]

Ruben Sozinho, at [email protected], is a 3rd year double major in Philosophy/Psychology at York University, with a GPA of 8.02. Past tutoring experience includes assistance in essay / assignment / multiple and short answer tests. Will be applying for masters and subsequently for a PhD with the future aspiration of teaching at the university level.

Find A Tutor Canada – Canadian Tutor Listing Service
“Simply the best way to find a tutor. Tutors looking for students. Students looking for tutors. Find A Tutor provides a comprehensive on-line tutor listing service, allowing tutors to post advertisements. Students and parents can search the list for specific subject, location and grade level to get a custom list of tutors.”

Home Educator and Multi-sensory Literacy Practitioner
“Having trained as a multi-sensory remedial language therapist, I have enjoyed helping those with Learning Differences to become literate members of society. You may be familiar with the Orton-Gillingham approach which has been touted as the ‘gold standard’ for literacy remediation and repatterns the brain (fMRI studies). My training has been supervised by a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Each therapy session is 1:1, multi-sensory and individualized. Therapy is available for the following language problems: *Phonemic Awareness *Encoding *Decoding *Fluency *Comprehension *Vocabulary *Handwriting *Composition. For some client profiles, my services are tax deductible. All Learning Differences are welcome.”


Patricia Janas, B.A.
Orton-Gillingham Practitioner
Serving others within the Niagara Region.



The Canadian Home School Resource Page provided some of the information on this site.

A collection of articles on Canadian home schooling by unschooler/deschooler Wendy Priesnitz — some of the methods suggested are definitely incompatible with classical philosophy, but investigate for yourself!

EDEN Online offers resources for Canadian parents, including a wonderful list of sites for kids with special needs.

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