The Big List of Canadian Curriculum for Homeschoolers

One of the biggest challenges that Canadian homeschoolers face is finding Canadian curriculum. While it is possible to use and adapt American curriculum when needed, sometimes you just want something written to or by people from your own country. Although you will find resources scattered throughout this website to help with that  – sometimes, a simple list is best. Below you will find a list of Canadian curriculum in most subjects, so that you try to find something that will meet your needs.

Canadian Curriculum for Homeschoolers: A stack of books with a maple leaf
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  • Schoolio – Grade 1 through 8. Includes math, language, science, and social studies, based around provincial outcomes of most Canadian provinces.
  • Tree of Life School – Classical Study based. Christian.
  • Classical Conversations – a weekly in-person program that uses the Classical method and resources for grades k-12. Christian.
  • Education Perfect – An online program for grades 3 through 12 which covers most of the core subjects
  • – An online program for K-12 based out of Saskatchewan.
  • Gather Round – This company was started by a Canadian homeschooling mom out of BC. Although not officially a full curriculum – it’s a unit study program for multiple ages which allows you the option of teaching the whole family together.
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Language Arts


  • Hands-On Science (Portage & Main Press) for Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia – Grades 1 through 6 {Review}
  • ScienceSmart – Grades 1 through 8
  • Let’s Talk Science – although not explicitly a curriculum, this organization has science resources for free for pre-K through Grade 12 – including lessons, programs, challenges, workshops, and more.


My Canadian Time Capsule


Social Studies


Looking for French as a First Language / French Immersion Resources?

Looking for French as a Second Language/Core French?

  • Ecoutez, Parlez by Kaleeka Press – a series of 4 books with CD’s, created by a small publishing company in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario. Oral exercises are done with a CD along with a bright, colourful workbook.
  • Mission Monde – originally created for Christian Schools as a Core French (French as a Second Language) program that meets French requirements for F.S.L in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. Many homeschoolers also use it to teach their kids French. The Teacher’s Manual is designed so that even a parent who is not bilingual can teach their children (the program comes with audio). This is a Christian program.
  • 123 Petit Pas – Pre-recorded and live virtual French programming for parents and 0-9 year olds.
  • The Easy French – A Charlotte Mason inspired Christian French homeschool curriculum that focuses beyond the basics of tourist-level French.
  • Nallenart French – a 3 level French curriculum that focuses on speaking, reading, and writing.


Supplements to US Curricula

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High School


  • Tree of Life School – Classical Study based. Multiple High School courses including Canadian history & geography. Christian.
  • Classical Conversations – a weekly in-person program that uses the Classical method and resources for grades K-12. Christian.
  • Education Perfect – An online program for grades 3 through 12 which covers most of the core subjects
  • – An online program for K-12 based out of Saskatchewan.

History & Geography

Math & Science

  • Unlock Math – Although this company uses the typically American approach to high school math with courses like Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus, it is created by a Canadian family.
  • The Grand Math Connection – A website with math courses for grades 10-12 in digital format
  • Dynamic Math – Cost efficient printed books or online video courses (or an option for both!) for grades 3-12 based on provincial curriculum outcomes.
  • Gibb Academy – An online collection of math and science courses for high school based on each province / territory outcomes by former high school teachers turned homeschoolers from Manitoba.
  • Ontario Grade 9 Mathematics Workbook – The entire grade 9 curriculum (with full lessons, homework sets, and evaluations, plus additional unit reviews) to facilitate the MTH1W curriculum at home.


Have you found some Canadian Curriculum that I’ve missed? Let me know!

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48 thoughts on “The Big List of Canadian Curriculum for Homeschoolers”

  1. I am curious as to what the government expects from us homeschoolers. What actions must be took, to attain a grade 12 equivilancy in Canada? Or how would I find that out? I really want to use My Fathers World Curriculum, but I live in Alberta. Any help would be great! Thanks,

      1. Hi, I am from AB too. Can you suggest an Alberta-Based Curriculum that I can use for my kids? And also, I would appreciate if you could connect me to your friend from AB. Thank you so much!

        1. Hi Dianna,

          I don’t know of any “AB Specific” curriculum. Most resources are either US or Canadian (or elsewhere). If you want to create a curriculum that follows the AB guidelines, take the curriculum outcomes by the government and you can piece something together. 🙂

          I wil pop you an email.

        2. Hi, looking for any tips and advice for secular curriculums especially for what the Nova Scotian government will want as opposed to other provinces. Thank so much !

          1. Jasmine, did you find anything? I am from NS. I have stuff I use and love that is faith based (we skip those parts) but would like to see what is out there that is secular!

  2. I am very new to this “Homeschool world” as my children have been getting bullied so bad I had no choice but to take on the Homeschooling challenge… Not 100% sure how to begin, any ideas?

    1. Hi Nicole,
      If you haven’t already, click on the “New? Start Here” option at the top of the page. It will take you to a page with all kinds of getting started information – such as my “How to Homeschool in Canada” book and some of the top FAQs I’m asked. That would be my first suggestion on the step to getting going. 🙂 If you need any specific help, just pop me an email (

  3. I am so glad that I found your page. I am new to homeschooling and I am considering homeschooling my children. We would begin at the preschool level. Furthermore I am looking for a Christian based Canadian homeschool curriculum. Does that exist? Thanks in advance.

  4. I just discovered the Math Smart books for high school (grade 9 is available now and grades 10-12 will be available in January 2018). These are produced by Popular Books in Richmond, Ontario. So why do you have Math Smart crossed out (strike thru) in the list above? Do you not like them? I had to pull my son out of high school (grade 9) because he was not coping with the transition from elementary school at all well. So I am putting together my own high school homeschooling programming. Is there anyone else who is homeschooling high schoolers in Canada? I would love to hear from you. Thank you.

    1. Thanks for sharing their new resources. 😀 No, they aren’t crossed out because I don’t like them. Strikeouts usually mean they are marked as a broken link – so it may be out of date. Thanks for letting me know. I haven’t had the time to go through my link list recently .

  5. Thanks for sharing! I am looking into starting homeschooling from preschool and I haven’t found any curriculum in Canada that I like. Has anyone tried the Timberdoodle? I’m very much interested in their program but it’s very expensive and it’s not in Canada. Any thoughts? We recently moved to Quebec from Ontario. So I will need to get some French tutoring for my daughter too. Is ther anyone here from Quebec who knows a preschooler curriculum? Thanks!

    1. Hi MB,
      I haven’t used Timberdoodle personally, but I know lots of people seem to like it (even thought it’s expensive!) Quebec is tricky and I don’t know all the rules and such, so I’d recommend connecting with the HSLDA or the ACEQ, etc to find out what rules exactly you should be following for homeschooling choices. In terms of homeschooling in preschool, you don’t really need a curriculum – life learning is one of the best ways to learn together. Reading, baking, exploring nature, playing games, doing art, etc. They are little learning sponges at that age! Get them out to hear their community in French and you might be surprised what they pick up on their own. 🙂
      If you are on Facebook, you are welcome to join Homeschool Swap: Canada and see if anyone has any recommendations for a program for you though. 🙂 That group is filled with great wisdom, experience, and mentorship. 😀
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Lisa Marie.

  6. Zorbit’s Math Adventure ( is a Canadian-made game-based learning program for K-3 math! There’s a version for French Immersion launching in September 2018 as well :).

  7. Hi. I also tried to sign up for your email series and the ebook, but the area for name and email is unclear. I even tried the link you gave Corttney in 2017 and had the same problem. Thank you for all you do.

    1. Hi Yolande,
      If you are looking for the How to Homeschool in Canada ebook – check out this link: Hopefully the sign up form will work for you.
      I didn’t realize the link for that sign up page was still active, but the reason it isn’t working is because I moved all the checklists and all my printables to a learning centre where people can make their own account. It’s all here:

      Sorry for the hassle.
      Lisa Marie.

  8. My daughter is 10 years old and is supposed to be starting grade 5 this September 2019. We are in the process of moving and unfortunately the buyer of our home backed out of a firm sale on the day of closing. Our house is now on the market once again. We are moving across the country. However school is starting here, my daughter does not want to attend and I’m not sure what to do I’ve been toying with the idea of homeschooling prior or at least doing something to fill the gap in the meantime but I despite being over educated by most people’s standards I have little knowledge in this area. I’d appreciate any feedback from anyone who would be able to provide some help with regards to what might be a good way to either fill the gap or start educating my daughter entirely from home online. Thanks in advance to anyone who replies, Patricia

    1. Hey Patricia,

      Thanks for your question. Sorry to hear that the house fell through – I’m sure that’s frustrating! I’m not sure where you are moving from or to, but if you are just looking for something to do until you move and get settled, you don’t really need to invest in a lot of curriculum or resources. You can just use things like Khan Academy for Math, for things like science and language – it’s up to you! You could also just use this time and read really great books together, watch lots of documentaries, or do a research project on something she really loves.

      If you have more questions, feel free to pop me an email :

      All the best with your moving adventures.

  9. I just started homeschooling my three boys. I travel a lot and the kids were missing school. So I decided this was the best option. I think getting started is to stop worrying about what people will say or think. I know I got criticized at first.
    And not to be overwhelmed. I was really worried that my kids would fall behind or not learn anything.
    But then I went online and researched what they would learn in school. And I went from there.
    We do math and science. And lots of reading. the best part about it is that I can focus on what my kids are most interested in.
    Definitely math and reading are two very important things. But the subject matter can be more specific to my kids.
    I am not an overly ambitious turn my house into a school room type mom lol I don’t stress over how fast they learn something. Or if we skip a day.
    I think it has to be some fun and engaging as well.
    I wish you all the best of luck.

  10. Hi.
    First of all, this page is awesome. So much interesting information.
    My son wants to finish school homschooled. He´s starting 11th grade on August but he´ll like a Canadian Homschool option as he wants to go to the university there once he finish High School. We live in Punta Cana so I´m very lost about wich school is best for him and everything.
    My daugher will start 7th grade and is interested too in homeschol
    If you can point me in the best directions I really appreciate it.
    Many thanks.

    1. Hey Vanessa,

      As you live in another country, you need to first make sure that you know the regulations about homeschooling. From there, you might want to look into some of the online programs to see if they have international student options. IT won’t be cheap, but at least you can consider them. Check out,, and if you are looking for Ontario. There are online programs from other provinces as well, but I’d have to go searching for them since they aren’t on the top of my head. :/

      Hope that helps a little.

  11. Hi, I found the information very interesting. I’m a mom of a 9 years old kid, he is canadian, but we currently live in Mexico. We want to enroll him on a homeschool but we do not have to much information about. In USA you can find so many options that guide you and there are platforms or academies (like west river academy for example) that are focus on that, but is being a little difficult for me to find something similar in Canada. Did you have some good options that you recommend us?

  12. Hey there! Considering homeschooling my grade one and two kids, but am unsure of material requirements. Are there certain materials and books that MUST be purchased or are the materials used up to the parents discretion? I am having a hard time finding information about REQUIRED materials, books, etc

    1. Hey Shayanna,
      As far as I know, there are NO required materials or resources for people who choose to homeschool. The only requirements are whatever regulations your province has about registration. HOW you teach is up to you.

  13. Looking for info on how or where to start with homeschooling for Two grade five Students
    They are currently enrolled in French virtual School and it is quite a mess The expectations of navigating around the computer are pretty extreme for kids who don’t use a computer daily until now – it has been a lot of here is your work go and do it – I think they need a proper lesson with examples because I have been having to go over the work and explain how to do it I think they would enjoy learning more if they were not so stressed out about figuring out how to do or find their work they are definitely not having any fun
    My youngest is doing sk online and the platform is extremely organized and easy to navigate too bad the older Grade teacher’s couldn’t get on board like the kindres
    Thinking my older kids would do better with homeschooling and less stress
    Any tips or info would be great just looking to see how to start

  14. Hello everyone hope everyone’s having a great day, but here goes I have two step kids aged 9& 11 and we are planning on pullin them out of public school and homeschooling them due to COVID outbreaks in both their schools…
    I have my Early childhood development levels 1&2 and have business administration diploma but I’m at a loss at where to start with getting this started I hav even doing research but every website is giving me didfferent options so I thought I’d try here…first off we are in Alberta,Canada the kids are in grade 4 & 6.. any info that can get me pushed in the right direction would be greatly appreciated..thank u so much

  15. Hi there, did you end up going with My Father’s World? I’m also in Canada, but I’m very interested in MFW too, just not sure if it will be too hard to fill in the gaps…. I have Primary aged kids, however, so thinking it might not affect as much as the older ages?…

  16. I am looking in to the different homeschool options, is there any hom3school program that they send you everything you need instead if having to find math in one place, english in another….etc. also, I’m in Ontario if I decide to homeschool right through grade 12 how will they get in to college or university if that’s what they decide they want to do? Will they still get a high school diploma?

    1. Hey Krista,

      Yes, you can buy all-in-one curriculum programs that have it all together, however there really isn’t a full one for Canada. The closest would likely be Schoolio. (

      If you decide to homeschool through high school and your child would like to go to post-secondary, there are options available. For example, you can work on getting accredited courses in high school through a program like the ILC or VLC or a private school like Virtual High School or Blyth Academy so they end up with an OSSD at the end. Your child could do learning at home with your own materials and then take 6 accredited grade 12 credits. You can do your own thing and put together a complete transcript / portfolio to submit to the school of your choice. Your child can apply to an open university like Athabasca and then transfer in later to the school they want to go to. There are options and these change all the time. The big key is to be proactive, have open conversation with the schools of your choice, and to keep great records through the high school years.

      Hope that helps.

  17. Hi, there. I am homeschooling my son for the first time, grade 10. I currently homeschool the two younger ones. I am looking for a grade 10 level Language Arts curriculum that has good Christian literature that is also a Canadian. Thanks!

  18. The canadian curriculum books are good as a suppliment book but I would not recomment it as a teaching tool. The books are too vague and not enough instructions are given. With some of the lessons I had to read ahead and try to figure out what they were trying to teach, than go to the answers to again figure out what they were going. It wasnt an easy book to follow and my children were getting frustated not understanding what was being asked.

  19. Hi Homeschoolers!
    I am new and planning on teaching my 2: gr 4 & 8 from home in the fall in Ontario where I will continue to work part-time. I am looking for an honest review of Schoolio material, if anyone has had any experience. The all-in-one idea is super appealing to me with having the option of adding in cool trips and experiences for my kids based on their interests.

  20. Hello,
    I live in Canada now and am planning to send my 13 year old son born in 2009) to Malaysia (in KL) for a year. Where can I get more information to have him studied there and still have Canadian curriculum. Prefer online teaching, Should I just have him studied the core subjects and then coming back to Canada next September for Grade 9?

    Thank you,


    1. I’m sorry that I missed your comment. I’m honestly not sure what the rules and requirements are for learning outside of Canada. You will have to make check what homeschooling regulations are in the country he will be in and then decide what to do from there.

  21. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing all these resources.
    I was looking at the StyleWriter website, and discovered that they link to a Jordan Peterson video to teach writing skills. As Jordan Peterson is a controversial figure, with views that lean towards misogyny, with interview quotes bemoaning women’s access to birth control because it puts them on an equal footing with men , and with tweets that include attacking plus size women & suggesting women are to blame if raped, (among many other far off centre views), I was surprised to see his video included on their site. I wrote to StyleWriter expressing my concerns, and asked if they are endorsing his views as they’ve included his video. I received a reply saying my response to them “including a Canadian scholar who encourages students to learn to write is interesting and although Peterson is triggering to half of the Canadian population”, they’ve included him because of his powerful writing and speaking skills, regardless of ideology. They also asked me to suggest a leftist source.
    While I was emailing them, I also pointed out spelling mistakes on their writing skills website. They thanked me for spotting them and included a number of spelling errors in their reply.
    I value different beliefs and look for curriculum that encompasses a wide spectrum of viewpoints. However, I’m concerned that in brushing off Peterson’s ideology as inconsequential, that those beliefs and values may be peppered throughout the curriculum material.
    I’m not sure if StyleWriter has added that resource since you included them on your list but thought you and other parents might like to know what they’re getting. (The link is )

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