Support
for Home Based Learning Families in Alberta

See also our Resources section for schools that cater to homeschoolers.

Alberta provincial home education organizations

Alberta Home Education Association
AHEA
Box 84
Hughenden, AB Canada T0B 2E0
Voice Mail: 403-236-1173
Email: AHEA president Gerald Hiebert at president@ (add aheaonline.com to complete the email address)
website: www.aheaonline.com

Alberta local support groups

CHEERS
Calgary Home Educators' Encouragement and Resource Society
Huntington Hills Community Association
520 - 78th Ave. NW
Calgary Alberta T2K 0S2
Phone: 403-254-6344
Email: info@ (add cheershomeschoolers.com to complete the email address)
Website: www.cheershomeschoolers.com
Area served: Calgary and Alberta
Cheers publishes a newsletter, organizes a large variety of outings and meetings, and has a 7 day a week/24 hr. a day hotline for current events.

 

Homebased Learning Society of Alberta (HLSA)
Edmonton and area
Phone: 577-1440
E-mail: edmonton_hlsa@ (add yahoo.ca to complete the email address)
Website: www.hlsa.ca
HLSA is a non-profit society, organized by volunteers, 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. Our members organize field trips, lessons and other fun activities. We help put home-based learners in touch with each other. We meet on the second Thursday of every month except July, August and December.

 

Pincher Creek support group
Also members from the Crowsnest Pass, Hillspring and Glenwood. Contact Marla at (403)627-2367.

 

SHiNE
The Society for the Homeschool Network of Edmonton
Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/shinedmonton/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SHiNE-Society-for-the-Homeschool-Network-of-Edmonton/28338092310
Area Served: Edmonton and area
SHiNE is a non-profit support group whose mission is to enable families to develop educational methods that best suit their philosophies, beliefs, and lifestyle. Join SHiNE for family events, field trips, professional development, support, and library resources.

 

The Whole Family Attachment Parenting Association is a friendly non-profit attachment parenting support, information and advocacy group, located in Calgary, Alberta. They hold regular meetings in Calgary, every third Thursday evening of the month, and all members of the whole family are welcome contributors to the meetings. They also welcome guest speakers.

 

See also the Homeschoolers' Guide for new listings of support groups that may not have come to our attention yet.

Alberta email lists

Alberta High School Homeschoolers Email List
http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/AB-Highschool-Homeschoolers

This list is for parents of Alberta highschool homeschoolers (teens are welcome too) to discuss the special challenges of homeschooling through the highschool years. Relevant to all Alberta residents. To subscribe send email to AB-Highschool-Homeschoolers-subscribe@yahoogroups.ca

 

Calgary Homeschool Email List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/calgary-hs
This is an email list for Alberta homeschoolers (veterans, new and prospective) to talk about whatever they feel like talking about (from homeschooling philosophies to the latest weather pattern), plan field trips, social times, answer queries from out-of-province homeschoolers about what it's like to homeschool in Alberta, talk about curriculum and debate provincial rules and regulations. Good support for remote area homeschoolers who can't always travel the distance required to participate in person.
To subscribe send email to calgary-hs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

Cold Lake and area, northeren Alberta
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolColdlake/

 

Edmonton Homeschool Email List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edmonton-hs
Members of the Edmonton-hs list discuss boards, coordinate field trips, provide a supportive environment for each other, and generally share in the homeschooling experience. There is also the usual amount of off-topic posts.
To subscribe send email to edmonton-hs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

See also the Homeschoolers' Guide for new listings of online groups that may not have come to our attention yet.

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