Informing you of your rights. Influencing the perceptions of Canadians. Inspiring families on their homeschooling journey.
This is why the Canadian Centre for Home Education exists.
Helping Families Thrive Through Home Education Support & Research
Homeschool Advocacy & Awareness Fund CCHE has taken steps towards greater homeschooling advocacy. Through digital marketing, print, radio, and television coverage, we’re taking a proactive approach by influencing the public and government’s views of homeschooling. We see research as an effective legal tool. That’s why we gather the most accurate data to assist us in all our efforts.
FIN – Families in Need Fund When a major crisis hits your family, CCHE is there for you. Our Families in Need program helps provide timely support for homeschooling families who have urgent financial needs. Help us help others when they need it most by donating today.
Global Education Fund The GEF not only helps support our annual Global Home Education Exchange, but it funds important global initiatives on the homeschooling front. At CCHE, we help support a pastor from Hungary who is working to make homeschooling more known and accepted in Europe.
Leadership Training Fund
Enrich the lives of homeschool leaders by giving to the Leadership Training Fund. Donations will be allocated to our annual National Home Education Conference. While attending the conference, homeschool leaders will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, best practices, and network with others, all while building lasting relationships.
Legal Policy & Intervention Fund
If you’ve ever sought legal counsel, you know how financially draining it can be. Help alleviate that burden for a family in need. Your donation helps protect you and other educators so we can all continue to do the work that matters most, educating the leaders of tomorrow.
Peter Stock, Executive Director Peter Stock is the Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Home Education (CCHE). For several years, Peter developed expertise in several areas of policy; but, his primary focus remained on making or improving the law, and usually with legislation designed to protect children and families. His experience with public policy, from conception to implementation, naturally progressed into protecting and promoting home education. For over 10 years Peter and his wife, Tarah, have been homeschooling their four children.
Dr. Joseph Woodard, Director of Research
Dr. Woodard earned a B.A. in Political Philosophy at the University of Alberta, and M.A. degrees at both Dalhousie and St John’s with a focus on the Great Books. He holds Greek and Latin diplomas from Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from Claremont. His extensive career includes fifteen years as a faculty member and academic at Bethany College and Brock University, fifteen years in journalism working with Alberta Report and the Calgary Herald, as well as his most recent eleven-year tenure as a tribunal judge with Employment Insurance and Citizenship Canada.
Dr. Woodard is very passionate about parent-led education, and he and his wife Kathy have enjoyed their own homeschooling experience with their ten children. Anyone can do research, but we want someone who understands the world of home education, and Dr. Woodard definitely does!
In addition to his own educational background in the classics and the standards for the Great Books curriculum, Dr. Woodard has a particular interest in developing clarity and research on topics such as homeschool curriculum and standardized testing. He believes there is a great need for current research on home education for the purposes of greater public advocacy as well as a need for stronger internal communications within the home education community, particularly as the homeschooling world diversifies. Dr. Woodard plans to collaborate with the Home School Legal Defence Association in conducting some of this future research.
Jennifer Kuypers, Donor Relations
As a veteran homeschooling mom, Jen brings a wealth of personal and professional experience with home education to CCHE. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree from the University of Guelph and has held supervisory and management roles in her previous work experience. Since 2019, Jen has been working with the Home School Legal Defence Association of Canada on the Member Services team. Her pleasant personality and caring nature are wonderful assets in these relational roles, where she graciously connects with those she meets.
In her Donor Relations role, she enjoys the increased opportunity to do whatever she can to help further home education in this country and worldwide. She and her husband, Henk, have homeschooled their two boys since 2013 with a strong conviction that parents are the first and primary educators in their children’s lives.