The association hosts an annual homeschooling conference and curriculum fair. The conference brings together experienced speakers, quality vendors and homeschooling families from across Ontario and other parts of Canada.
Our Keynote Speaker this year was Todd Wilson from Familyman Ministries and homeschool Dad of eight children delivered our keynote address titled "This We Believe".
Todd, author of Help! I’m Married to a Homeschooling Mom and The Official Book of Homeschooling Cartoons, is a dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and gut-honest realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family.
Todd also presented three other seminars:
Raising Dangerous Sons in a Safe and Mediocre Culture
The Rideau Valley Home Educators' Association is a non-profit, volunteer, Christian organization. Our purpose is to offer support to home schooling families as well as to increase awareness and acceptance of alternative education by the community, school boards and the government. RVHEA serves a membership made up of families from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec in Canada. We welcome as members anyone interested in the education of children at home.
FREE PRESCHOOL MEMBERSHIP! If ALL of your children are 6 or under after the first day of school in September, you are eligible for a free preschool membership. In Ontario, a child is legally a preschooler until they attain the age of six years on or before the first school day in September.
Annual Homeschooling Conference! - The Homeschooler's Professional Development Day
Mark your calendars for April 18 2015 for RVHEA's 25th Annual Conference. Our Keynote Speaker will be Todd Wilson from Familyman Ministries.
The current RVHEA membership is made up of families from the Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec region. Membership in the association is open to anyone who is willing to accept and abide by the RVHEA constitution.
RVHEA membership fees are $60 per year (September 1 - August 31) or $30.00 per half year (March 1 - August 31). A discounted rate of $50 for a one year membership is available for those who register prior to September 1. If you require more information use the Contact Us link.
If you are applying for new RVHEA membership, please register online. Payment can be done using PayPal (scroll down to bottom of the webpage) or by mailing a cheque to:
RVHEA, Attn: Registrar P.O. Box 72168, Kanata North RPO Kanata, ON, K2K 2P4
For renewing RVHEA membership, your membership will automatically be processed upon receipt of payment. Payment can be done using PayPal (scroll down to bottom of the webpage) or by mailing a cheque to the above address. REMINDER: if your information has changed please update your profile.
You can expect to hear within a month that your registration has been received and processed. Our association is staffed by volunteers who respond as quickly as possible to our new registrants. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
RVHEA Disclaimer - Liability
As a homeschool association, RVHEA recognizes and upholds the parents' right and responsibility to choose their child's education. In regard to all activities and programs advertised through RVHEA, all decisions about all areas of safety are left up to the parents. RVHEA expects that parents will inform themselves about the nature and safety of an event and about the individuals or groups who will be organizing the event or program. The ideas and opinions expressed during activities and programs are merely suggestions and are made available for members' consideration. RVHEA leaves the responsibility for the decision about a child's participation up to the parents.