National Home Education Conference 2019


Join us for our National Home Education Conference 2019!

September 26-28, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario

Conference Speakers:


Tanya Granic Allen

A Canadian commentator, advocate, politician, and a homeschooling mother of four. The fourth of five children to Maltese and Croatian immigrants, Tanya was born in New Brunswick, and grew up in Toronto. Tanya has always had a passion for social issues, and her advocacy work started when she was 8 years old, participating in grassroots campaigns.

Tanya has participated in several United Nations Conferences, where she advocated for the family, women, and children.

Most recently and perhaps most notably, Tanya was a candidate for the Leader of Ontario PC Party, where she presented issues for discussion, including the Green Energy contracts scandal, carbon taxation, and the repeal of Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum. Tanya was also successfully nominated as the PC Candidate in Mississauga Centre.

Tanya is currently President of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), and in her role she defends parental rights, especially in the areas of education.

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John Robson

John Robson is a documentary filmmaker, National Post columnist, contributing editor to the Dorchester Review, commentator-at-large with News Talk Radio 580 CFRA in Ottawa and Executive Director of the Climate Discussion Nexus.

He holds a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D in American history from the University of Texas at Austin.

He has worked in academia, think tanks and politics as well as doing print, radio and television journalism in Canada.

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John Patrick

John Patrick studied medicine at Kings College, London and St. George’s Hospital, London in the UK. John has held appointments in Britain, the West Indies and Canada. John’s main academic interest in medicine is the treatment of Protein Energy Malnutrition in various diseases and accident trauma throughout the world. He came to Canada in 1980. At the University of Ottawa John was Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Biochemistry and Pediatrics for 20 years. 

Today John speaks to groups worldwide about medical ethics, culture, public policy, and the integration of faith and science. He is currently President and Professor of the History of Science, Medicine and Faith at Augustine College.


Teen Program:

After last year’s successful introduction to Generation Joshua at NHEC 2018, we are pleased to announce not only their return, but their debut of the iParliament program!

In this simulation, our teens will take on the role of legislators for their given party, and from there it will be up to them to form a government. Once a government is formed, the teens will collectively decide the position of their party and whether they support or oppose specific bills. They will learn how to draft a bill and participate in the process of passing a bill to become law. Through this hands on learning process, they will get first hand knowledge of how the Canadian Parliamentary system works, along with the history of how our government was formed.

They will also get a once in a lifetime opportunity to have their final simulation day in Parliament’s West Block! Our teens will be bussed from our venue location to Parliament and back in time for the Banquet Dinner. Lunch is provided, and all of this is included in their registration fees.

Due to size capacity at our venue, this year’s program will only be able to accept a limited number of spots. The Generation Joshua program was the most talked about event at last year’s conference, and will be sure to sell out, so reserve your spot today!


(Adults Tentative)
Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday 9 am – 11: 30 am 
Friday 12pm – 6pm
Friday 7pm – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm
Saturday 6pm – 9pm 

Free time to Explore Ottawa

(Teens Tentative)
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 6pm – 9pm 

Generation Joshua Program
Join in with regular conference schedule
Generation Joshua Program (at Parliament’s West Block)

*There will be time allotted for lunch and dinner breaks. 

**Teens will be provided a bag lunch on Saturday.

Why Join Us?

  1. Connect with other homeschoolers from across Canada. Share ideas, gain new insights and be inspired. Expand your network and be a part of the national homeschooling community.
  2. Hear from leading experts and connect with others around key concerns facing homeschoolers across the nation. Our speakers are carefully selected and focus on relevant issues surrounding the home education movement in our current political climate.
  3. Meet staff and board members from both CCHE and HSLDA. We love meeting you and hearing your stories!
  4. Fun and Fellowship! Connections are made in the hallways; and bonds of friendship are formed over meals, discussions and evening board games. Take advantage of the free time to explore all that Ottawa has to offer.
  5. It is our view that homeschooling would not be a success without provincial and local groups providing additional support. Your role in homeschooling has a significant impact on the next generation. We aim to provide you with the resources you need to support other homeschooling families.

Event Venue Information:

Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Road | Ottawa, ON | K1K 4S3


Includes free onsite parking for all conference attendees!


Hotel Information:

Both hotels are attached to the convention centre. Room Rates are available to book  until August 23, 2019. Book yours today at the following links:

Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON, K1K 4S3
P 613-741-9862
Hotel Booking Code: CHD

Room Rates:

Standard Double Queen: $162 plus taxMax occupancy 4

Extended Queen Suite: $202 plus tax – Max occupancy 6
*includes two queens and one pull out couch
**please note there is only a small amount of rooms available in this category and it is first come first served, so please book early!

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Hampton Inn by Hilton
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON, K1K 4S3
P 613-741-2300
Hotel Booking Code: CHE
Hampton Group Page – CCHE

Room Rates:

Standard King or Double Queen (Max occupancy 4): $169 plus tax – includes free breakfast


Registration Fees:

$200 Individual – received before midnight EST August 15
$250 individual – received AFTER August 15

Number of youth at $150 per person – received before midnight EST August 15
Number of youth at $200 per person – received AFTER August 15

PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees include conference materials and attendance to our Banquet Dinner on Saturday as well as coffee breaks.  Hotel rooms are NOT included in the registration fees


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