In light of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak the National Leadership Conference Scheduled for Fall 2020 has been postponed until 2021. Please check back for details.

National Home Education Conference

You’ve been standing strong for others. Now it’s your turn to be inspired.

Plan now to join us in Halifax to celebrate 20 years of uniting, informing, and inspiring Canada’s homeschool champions.


See Further.

Get a clearer picture of what's happening with homeschooling across Canada and around the world as provincial, national, and international leaders address cultural and legal matters impacting all of us.

Shine Brighter.

Enjoy relaxing and connecting with other influencers, organizers, and leaders from across the country. Take the time to refuel and have fun together so you can become more effective at home.

Lead Others to Safe and Successful Homeschooling.

Share stories, build connections, and get the strategies you need to strengthen your local or provincial group. Let's work together to protect and promote homeschooling in Canada.

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Debra Bell

Debra Bell, Ph.D., is the best-selling author of the award-winning Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling, Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens and the Ultimate Planners for moms, teens, and students. Currently she is completing Writers in Residence and Readers in Residence—a multi-volume languages arts curriculum for Apologia Educational Ministries. She is also executive director of Debra Bell’s Aim Academy, which provides online college prep and AP® courses for homeschoolers in the United States and abroad. Debra serves as vice-chair of the Global Home Education Exchange Council and chair of the research committee. As such, she co-edited the Journal of School Choice Sept 2016 special edition on homeschooling research, and is co-editor of the forthcoming Homeschooling in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2017).

A former high school and college English teacher, Debra and her husband Kermit home educated their four kids K-12; all of whom are degreed, employed, and love Jesus. Her articles on homeschooling have been widely published, including, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Homeschooling Today, The Teaching Home, and Thriving Families Magazine. She has been a keynote or featured speaker at numerous international and national venues for more than twenty years.

Debra holds a bachelor’s of science in communications education, and a master’s degree in English. More information about her online classes, books, forthcoming curriculum and speaking schedule can be found at

Andrew Pudewa

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Andrew Pudewa is the founder and principal speaker of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his wonderful, heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of eleven, making their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Calvin Smith

Answers in Genesis

Calvin has spoken at hundreds of churches and has been seen on TV in Canada and internationally (CA, UK, US, AUS) teaching and preaching on creation apologetics and biblical authority since 2001. He is well known for his ability to engage audiences of all ages and being able to communicate theological concepts and scientific information in an easy-to-understand manner.

Calvin was formerly on the pastoral staff of a church in Guelph, Ontario, overseeing the youth and small group ministries. Through working with young people, both inside the church and with a small group at the University of Guelph, Calvin personally witnessed the devastation brought to our youth by the teaching of evolutionary rationalism. But he also saw the life-transforming effect of biblical answers that encourage people to know that God’s Word can be trusted from the very first verse.

He is now the Executive Director and Speaker for Answers in Genesis Canada and is excited about bringing the ministry of Answers in Genesis to Canada.

Calvin lives with his wife in Ingersoll, Ontario. His hobbies include music and wrestling.


aig bootcamp

Got Questions? Get Answers!

Many Christian young people today do not have a biblical worldview. The need has never been greater to equip them with God’s Word to defend and advance the gospel of Christ in a pluralistic society. Teens will get equipped during this two day workshop that runs alongside the conference.

Details coming soon.


Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

In celebration of 20 years, our conference will be held in scenic Halifax’s only waterfront hotel. This is the perfect spot to relax and take in the harbour views. Outside of conference sessions you can enjoy the shops and restaurants along the boardwalk or the Historic Properties nearby.

Address: 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5

Phone: 902-421-1700

Room Rates: $199 per night (standard) if booked before August 11, 2020

Book your room directly with Halifax Marriott by calling 902-421-1700 or by visiting this link.

Remember, your hotel booking does not include registration to the NHEC Conference. Register for the conference here today!



Coming Soon


$200 Individual – received before midnight EST August 11
$250 individual – received AFTER August 11

$150 per person – received before midnight EST August 11
$200 per person – received AFTER August 11

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


Change really does start at home - give today! Donate a one-time gift or provide monthly support by adding CCHE to your regular giving plan. Together, we can help change how Canadians perceive home education and see a healthier Canada emerge.

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