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Welcome to The Canadian Homeschooler. My name is Lisa Marie Fletcher. Like you, I am a homeschooling parent. I have 5 kids, a messy house, and big dreams (without an abundance of free time!) I spend my days teaching kids, playing with little ones, and chipping away at my computer.

When I first started homeschooling my oldest through Kindergarten, I used an American boxed curriculum that came highly recommended to me. It was a good program, but I really wanted to include Canadian resources. That set me on this journey to discover and share what I found with other homeschoolers here in Canada. I hope this site helps you. 

The Mission

To help Canadian homeschooling families connect with each other and also with companies and resources that will help them on their learning journey from start to finish. I want them to find curriculum, materials, and resources that are relevant to them, their experiences, and their history. 

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Donna Ward – History and Geography

Of all the resources that have been recommended to me, I’ve heard this name the most. Donna Ward. Now, I have to admit… I’m a little biased because Donna was my youth pastor’s wife while I was in high school and I love her to pieces. Of COURSE I think that she’s amazing. 🙂 Donna […]

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The Canadian Food Guide

The various departments of the  Canadian government offer a huge selection of informative and educational materials to the general public. Some we are all mostly familiar with – such as the Canadian Food Guide, which I will feature right now. Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to teach kids about proper eating habits. Thankfully, […]

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National Film Board

The National Film Board

This video is one of hundreds of films available online through the National Film Board of Canada. Search through documentaries on our history, our geography, our cultures. Follow families as they go adventuring (like THIS family which followed the path of Canadian author Farley Mowatt from Calgary to the Maritimes with a toddler and a […]

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Ontario: ILC – Independent Learning Centre

The ILC is Ontario’s Distance Education program, specifically focusing on high school education years, but also providing curriculum plans for the elementary school. Students who take their courses and programs through the ILC can recieve an official high school diploma. After hearing several complaints from readers about this program choice, I had decided to remove the ILC  from […]

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Homeschool FREEBIE of the Day

This is NOT a Canadian resource, but it’s too valuable not to share! Homeschool Freebie of the Day provides 1 free downloadable goodie every weekday. These resources range from 1900s’ boys’ handybooks and sewing lessons, to homeschooling time management ebooks to audio book readings to cookbooks to sample chapters of popular curriculums to ….. If […]

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Hockey

For Canadian Hockey Fans

Hockey Canada has a website specifically for children. You can check it out at : www.hockeycanada.ca/kids The whole website is mascoted by a polar bear named Puckster and offers children the chance to learn more about hockey in Canada. On the site, kids can: Design their own hockey cards. Play online games like “The OneTimer […]

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