Funding

Funding

Every province has its own Education Act and Department of Education.  Homeschool legislation varies across the country as does policy on funding.  Below is a list of support available in each province. This is not a legal document. All information contained herein was obtained through contact with individual provincial sources.  It is important to note that, should there be a discrepancy between this document and a Department of Education policy, the Department shall be considered the authority. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, HSLDA or the  support association for your province. Last modified: February 13, 2014

As with any situation where government provides funding, it also requires regulations and conditions to manage that money.  It is the position of HEMS that the freedom to homeschool in a manner that is most appropriate for each family, without or with minimal government interference, outweighs the benefits of funding.

In every province where homeschooling is government funded, private schools also receive government funding.

 

 

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Overview of Legislation, Funding & Support

for Canadian Homeschoolers

 

Newfoundland & Labrador

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

http://www.assembly.nl.ca/legislation/sr/statutes/s12-2.htm
  • Register with school district each year.
  • External evaluator approval.
  • Report submitted at end of year.

NOTE:   There are some unique requirements in each district so it is important to read/contact the appropriate informtion/person for your district.

Central Novawww.ncsd.ca/docs/policy/800.10_HomeSchoolingHandbook.pdf  Scroll down to 800.10 Homeschooling Handbook and save. Registration form is found on page 13 and Report form is found on page 18.   Eastern http://www.nlesd.ca/search-results.jsp?cx=001984955974701656993%3Agsch61nw5kk&q=homeschooling&submit=Search   Scroll down to Code: LBC Homeschooling and save. Registration form is found on page 7 and Report form is found on page 8.   Labrador http://www.nlesd.ca/search-results.jsp?cx=001984955974701656993%3Agsch61nw5kk&q=homeschooling&submit=Search   Scroll down to Home School and save. Registration form is found on page 13-14 and Report form is found on page 15. none http://www.chenl.ca/CHENL/Home.html

 

Prince Edward Island

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

www.gov.pe.ca/law/statutes/pdf/s-02_1.pdf
  • File notice of intent to homeschool prior to school year.
  • Provide a copy of the proposed home education program.
  • Teacher advisor.
http://www.gov.pe.ca/eecd/index.php3?number=1027133&lang=E none
  • Provincial curriculum available through PLMDC.
http://peihomeschool.com/

 

Nova Scotia

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

http://www.ednet.ns.ca/legislation.shtml
  • File notice of intent to homeschool prior to school year.
  • Provide a copy of the proposed home education program.
http://homeschooling.ednet.ns.ca/hsforms none
  • Grant for speech pathology.
  • Access to local public school at discretion of principal.
  • Immunization schedule.
  • Student Accident Insurance
www.hems-ns.cawww.nshea.ca

 

New Brunswick

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

http://www.canadalegal.com/gosite.asp?s=3432There is no specific reference to homeschooling in the NB Act.   All policy is in house at this time.
  • Apply to homeschool.

Application will be: 1. approved; 2. approved with reservation; or 3. denied   Options 2 & 3 are generally based on family concerns and/or involvement of other government agencies.

Anglophone:http://www.gnb.ca/0000/anglophone-e.asp  Scroll down to home schooling to open pdf pages   Francophone: http://www.gnb.ca/0000/SchoolDistrictsf.asp none
  • Curriculum development documents available with Learning Outcomes.
  • Provincial assessments are available.
www.henb.orginfo@henb.org

 

Quebec

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

http://www2.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/dynamicSearch/telecharge.php?type=2&file=/I_13_3/I13_3_A.htmlSection 15 (4) none http://www.acpeq.org/en/

 

Ontario

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

http://ontariohomeschool.org/legal.shtml#educationact If the child has never been to public school, no action (beyond providing an education) is required.If the child has previously been registered in a public or private school, a letter of intent should be sent to the Department of Education. Sample letter of intent:http://ontariohomeschool.org/letter-of-intent.shtml None http://find.gov.on.ca/?searchType=simple&owner=edu&url=&collection=educationtcu&offset=0&lang=en&type=ANY&q=homeschooling http://ontariohomeschool.org/https://www.ochec.org/

 

Manitoba

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/_display2.php
  • File notice of intent to homeschool prior to school year.
  • Provide a copy of the proposed home education program.
  • Provide two reports per year: (January & June.)
  • Field representative approval of equivalency.

NOTE: If forms are not delivered on time, all further approvals are held. In extreme cases, the School Division will visit.

http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/schools/ind/home_sch.html#notification none
  • Access to some special needs services at the family’s expense.
  • Access to borrow material resources used in schools.
http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/schools/ind/home_sch.html#contacts

 

Saskatchewan

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

http://www.education.gov.sk.ca/ISHBE
  • File notice of intent to homeschool prior to school year.
  • Provide a copy of the proposed home education program.
  • Report due in spring.

Individual school boards can vote to change requirements.

http://www.hslda.ca/about_home_education/saskatchewan_homeschool_forms
  • Determined by individual school divisions.
  • Ranges from $0 to a maximum of $1000 per student.
  • Receipts are submitted for reimbursement.
Textbooks.Extra curricular materials.Special needs support. **   **Once the Department of Education has provided a learning plan for a homeschooled child, the family is bound to follow it. http://www.shbe.info/

 

Alberta

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

http://www.qp.alberta.ca/1266.cfm?page=2006_145.cfm&leg_type=Regs&isbncln=0779748387
  • Register with School Board of choice.
  • Minimum twice yearly visits by school board to measure student’s progress.
http://education.alberta.ca/parents/choice/homeeducation.aspxScroll down to “More Information” https://education.alberta.ca/admin/funding/manual.aspxDownload pdf and scroll to page 22.   Rates https://education.alberta.ca/admin/funding/rates.aspx
  • Access to provincial exams.
  • School Board partner.
  • Funding (as described in Funding Manual).
http://www.aheaonline.com/

 

British Columbia

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/legislation/
  • Register by September 30th of each year.
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/home_school/#hfund
  • Evaluation and assessment services.
  • Loan of educational resource materials.
http://www.bchla.bc.ca/http://www.lifelearning.ca/

 

Yukon

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

http://www.gov.yk.ca/legislation/edu.html
  • File notice of intent to homeschool prior to school year.
  • Provide a copy of the proposed home education program.
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  • Resources available at the discretion of the school board or district. There may be a fee for use.
  • Access to public school programs upon approval.
  • Achievement testing upon approval.

 

Northwest Territories & Nunavut

Legislation

Summary of Requirements

Forms

Funding

Government Support

Provincial Homeschool Support Group or Association

Notes:

http://www.canlii.org/en/nu/laws/stat/snwt-nu-1995-c-28/latest/snwt-nu-1995-c-28.htmlLook along left margin for homeschooling notes. Also find some information under inclusive schooling.
  • Register with the local school.
  • Apply in writing for exemption to teach in language other than that prescribed by the District Education Authority.
Done through local school. Program costs approved by the District Education Authority may be reimbursed. Monitor and provide support to homeschool programs.

 

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