Alberta Support Groups

Click the links to find and connect with a support group in your local area.  If your group is not listed here, please email support@homeschoolcanada.ca to have it added to our list.

SUPPORT GROUPS:

AHEA Alberta Home Education Association  AHEA is committed to helping people traditionally Homeschool their children. On our site you can find resources to help you with that goal, as well as all our recent Home Matters magazine issues,  listings of the support groups in your area, and more. 

Home Learning Society of Alberta  We are a non-profit society, based in Edmonton and area that provides information and support to families that have children learning at home and in the community.  We welcome families of ALL lifestyles, learning styles, ethnic and religious backgrounds.  We support education choices for children and adults.  We help put home-based learners in touch with each other.  Events, activities and field trips are created by member families throughout the year.

Calgary Home Schooling Resources  The purpose of this website is to help new homeschoolers get started, and to help all Calgary area home schoolers find more resources.

Calgary Board of Education Homeschooling  CBE Homeschooling, provides families with full access to the school for all of their home education supports and programs. There are many opportunities to work with parents and students both in parent-directed and blended program options.

Home School Christian Fellowship  HSCF is a Christian homeschool parent support group serving the City of Edmonton (Alberta) and surrounding area.  We are here to offer Christian resources & support to parents as we take this journey together. Being part of a parent support group can give you the insight & knowledge of other homeschoolers and provide encouragement along the way. Come to be blessed and to be a blessing to others!

YAHOO GROUPS:

Alberta Highschool Homeschoolers  This list is for parents of Alberta highschool homeschoolers (teens are welcome too, of course!). We will discuss the special challenges of homeschooling through the highschool years. Relevant to all Alberta residents.

Garage Sale for Homeschoolers  This group has been created to provide the Alberta homeschool community the opportunity to buy, sell and/or trade supplies, curriculum and any other items. This list is for homeschoolers only and a majority of the messages are regarding curriculum and other learning resources.

Calgary's Christian Homeschoolers  This is a group for Christian parents from in and around Calgary who want to support and pray for each other and discuss issues that relate to Christian Homeschooling.

Calgary Homeschoolers  This is an email list for Calgary and area home schoolers to talk about whatever they feel like talking about, with subjects ranging from home schooling philosophies to the weather. We talk about field trips, social times, and seasonal parties. We discuss curriculum and school boards while debating the provincial rules & regs. We have people who are considering homeschooling and seasoned homeschoolers who are happy to provide advice. We welcome home schoolers of any faith, method, or interest. Membership is restricted to home schooling parents and those considering home schooling.

Calgary Homeschool Activities  This group facilitates the organization and coordination of homeschool activities in the Calgary area. It is a GREAT source of spontaneous get-togethers, playdates and field trips!  Members volunteer to organize field trips & activities for the mutual benefit of all. Through this group you can (1) meet other homeschoolers in your area quickly, (2) have better accessibility to educational activities available at museums, science centres, etc.

Calgary Homeschool Preschool  This is a list for parents who are considering homeschooling, or are homeschooling children before they are registered through Alberta Learning. Parents live in or around Calgary, Alberta and are interested in ideas and support as they un-preschool or pre-homeschool their child who are not yet of school age (under 6 years old).  Parents of homeschool Kindergarten and Preschool aged children can meet here to discuss all aspects of homeschooling their children. Kindergarten is voluntary in the Province of Alberta, and is a wonderful time for families to explore and discover together.

Calgary HS Special Kids  A Calgary group for families who are (or thinking of) homeschooling special needs children.

Calgary Homeschool Teen Events  The Teen Events List is for Calgary and area "homeschooled teens", ages 12 and up, to plan field trips, activities, chat, etc. Parents are welcome to join, to offer ideas, support, and opportunities. Members of this list are encouraged to post ideas for field trips and/or to organize them. Your help is very much appreciated!!!! Don't forget to add your email address to your announcement, so that people can contact you for information and to register!

Edmonton Catholic Home Educators Network  ED-CHEN is a network of Catholic families in the Edmonton, Alberta area. It is a place for Catholic families to meet to exchange information about or organize Catholic events, speakers or home school field trips. It is also a place to develop our faith and grow in our role as parents in the Domestic Church. ED-CHEN is faithful to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.

Edmonton, Alberta and Area Homeschoolers  This is a very active and entertaining list for Edmonton area homeschoolers. We gather to discuss events and issues pertinent to homeschooling lives. We welcome local people of all approaches & philosophies to join us. We request that all posts of a commercial nature are approved by the moderator before being posted to the group. Membership is restricted to parents who homeschool in the Edmonton area. To ask for an exception, please contact the moderator directly.

Home Educators of St. Albert and Area  Home Educators of St.Albert and Area is a support group for families choosing to Home Educate their children.

HLSA: Home-Based Learning Society of Alberta  IMPORTANT: YOU MUST ALREADY BE A MEMBER OF HLSA IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YAHOO GROUP. FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER PLEASE VISIT HLSA ON THE WEB AT www.hlsa.ca.  The purpose of the HLSA Egroup is to provide a vehicle of communication for the members of HLSA. This forum welcomes topics and constructive discussions that are helpful and useful to home educating families. This egroup is an excellent place to learn from each other by sharing ideas, information, and support as well as a friendly place to get to know each other better and build our homeschooling community.

Sherwood Park Homeschoolers     This is a discussion forum for Sherwood Park and area homeschoolers. It is open to all individuals who are presently homeschooling or who are planning on homeschooling their children.It is a great way to plan activities and to connect with other homeschoolers in your area.

TJED In Alberta  This list is for families living in Alberta who wish to implement a leadership model of education in their home. (Although we welcome members from other geographic areas as well!) The "Leadership Education" model is described in A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-first Century by Oliver Van DeMille. The hope is that we can reach out in support to each other, share ideas, challenges and joys, and continue learning alongside each other...and perhaps get together in real life!

Home Learning Support - Central Alberta  Welcome to the HOME LEARNING SUPPORT-CENTRAL ALBERTA group, a parent led support group for families educating at home in Central Alberta.  Here you can connect online with other homeschool families to discuss curriculum options, school board options, learning methods and family life in general.

Central Alberta - Home School Activities  This group was created so that home educators in the Central Alberta area would have a place to connect in order to organize and participate in activities for both parents and children in support of their home learning activities.

Southern Alberta Wisdom Homeschoolers  This group has been established to be able to contact other Wisdom Homeschool Families in the Southern Alberta area, that we might share info. on field trips, activities, concerns or other topics related to homeschooling.