Registration fees

You were not registered for the Congress, but you would like to have access to the recordings of the conferences and workshops? Simply choose from the following two packages, and you can listen to 2020 Conference content in the comfort of your living room at your convenience. Enjoy!

If you have any questions or problems accessing the 2020 Conference content recordings, please contact us at info@acpeq.org

Member Plan

$ 25
  • Take advantage of a discount on your access to the 2020 Conference recordings.
  • Access to the 2020 Conference plenaries and workshop recordings, as long as your ACPEQ membership is paid.

Non-Member Plan

$ 40
  • Familiarize yourself with ACPEQ and with homeschooling parentsin Quebec
  • Post-conference access to the workshops and plenaries until July 3rd 2020.

Keynote speakers

Russ and Andrea Hiebert

Former MP

TOPIC

Cultivating Political Engagement in Your Homeschool

Learn about available resources you can use to teach your children about the history and role of government and ways to engage and influence the political process. .

BIO

Russ and Andrea Hiebert have been actively involved in politics and home-education for over 20 years. They come to this subject with personal experience as a former Member of Parliament/lawyer and private school teacher/home educator. They have four children between the ages of 8-13. The family spent over a decade in federal politics, home-educating and splitting their time between Ottawa and their home in British Columbia.

DR. BRIAN RAY

PH.D in Science Education

TOPIC

School at Home Versus Homeschooling

Structured vs. unstructured, homeschooling vs. unschooling, teaching at home vs. homeschooling, home education vs. institutional school at home. What’s the difference? Who cares?! Everyone should because it all depends on your values, beliefs, and worldview. Further, do you want to be stressed out, or on an adventure with your children? Le Dr Brian Ray étudie l'enseignement à la maison depuis 37 ans. and his wife’s and his parent-led home-based education of eight children. Il est donc bien placé pour vous parler de ce qu'il a appris et de théorie, de pratique et de statistiques. Voulez-vous vraiment vous faire prescrire comment faire l'enseignement à la maison par un « spécialiste de l’enseignement » ou votre ami qui fait lui aussi l’enseignement à la maison? or delight in and be blessed by all of the advantages, opportunities, and beauties that are systemically a part of homeschooling of which institutional school teacher can only dream? Dr Ray a pour but de vous encourager, vous équiper et vous motiver à choisir l'option de l’enseignement à la maison.

BIO

Dr. Brian Ray is a leading international expert in research on homeschooling and president of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI). He has published numerous articles and books, is interviewed by major media, serves as an expert witness in court cases, and testifies to legislatures regarding education. He is a former university professor and public and private school classroom teacher. He holds a Ph.D. (science education, Oregon State University), a M.S. (zoology, Ohio University), and a B.S. (biology, University of Puget Sound). He is a church leader. Brian and Betsy have been married 41 years, have eight children who were all home educated, run a small farm, and have several grandchildren. Dr. Ray really enjoys wandering with Betsy, his wife, and being out in the forests and mountains and on adventures. See research at www.nheri.org

Megen Zelinka

LEGAL ADVISOR, HSLDA

TOPIC

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE HOMESCHOOLING COMMUNITY

In this talk, Megen will comment on the importance of keeping abreast of developments in the law of homeschooling (whether you're a veteran or new homeschooler), and the importance of seeking out quality information on important issues relating to homeschooling. She'll also briefly review the most common situations HSLDA's legal team handles in their work with the homeschooling community across Canada, with the goal of helping you to proactively plan how you might manage various challenges to your homeschooling should they arise.

MANON FORTIN

LEGAL ASSISTANT, HSLDA

BIO

Megen Zelinka has considerable experience with the intersection of law and homeschooling. A homeschool graduate herself, Megen attended Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, and practiced in the areas of child protection and family law. Since she began working with HSLDA in 2017, she has successfully assisted many HSLDA members with constructive solutions to their legal issues and guided them in working with authorities where necessary. She also keeps track of potential legislative changes that may affect homeschooling families.Megen is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Christian Legal Fellowship. She and her lawyer husband live in Toronto, Ontario, where they homeschool their children.

BIO

This mother of four grown children, all homeschooled through high school, is an invaluable part of the HSLDA expert team. For the past six years, Manon has served in Member Services for the Francophone population of Québec as the Legal Assistant, ensuring that HSLDA members have received thorough representation and mediation before the school boards and social services. With 15 years of experience as the founder and leader of the Trois-Rivières support group,Manon understands what kind of support homeschooling families need, and is able to arrange it for them. She also served on the ACPEQ board for a few years and continues to strengthen the homeschool community in many ways.

IVAN CYR

ACPEQ PRESIDENT

TOPIC

ACPEQ ON THE MOVE!

A brief overview of ACPEQ; who we are and where we are going. Meet the current president, Ivan Cyr, and Patrice Boisleau, the ACPEQ Government Liaison. This will be an opportunity to hear the latest news and direction of ACPEQ highlighting the professional review completed by David Long at the ACPEQ Leadership Meeting November 2019.

Patrice Boileau

ACPEQ SPOKESPERSON

BIO

Ivan Cyr is married to Angela for over 25yrs. They have two homeschooled children who went on to successful post-education studies. Ivan has held the position of President of ACPEQ for the past 6 years working with the fellow volunteer board members advocating for parental homeschooling rights in Quebec. He is currently employed as a pilot flying the Airbus 320 at Air Canada and is President and Owner of his own small business Inteck3d Inc.

BIO

Patrice Boileau is an engineer and holds an MBA. He is the General Manager of the City of Beaconsfield. Involved in several committees and boards of directors, he is the spokesperson for ACPEQ. Patrice has been married to Sylvie Crasci for almost 35 years. They have 3 children who have always been home-schooled. The eldest, 20 years old, has successfully completed her second year of university. The second will be entering university in September. The youngest is finishing his 4th year of high school.

Patrice Boileau

ACPEQ SPOKESPERSON

TOPIC

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR THE DEM AND ACPEQ

This conference has been specially designed to answer your questions about your dealings with the DEM.

CAROLINE KELLEY

DIRECTOR OF THE DIRECTION DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT À LA MAISON

Workshop facilitators

Our workshop leaders have different backgrounds and life experiences and they all believe in the benefits of homeschooling and the richness it can bring to families. They will enthusiastically share their knowledge with you throughout the conference. They will encourage you in your home-school project and equip you with the tools you need to follow it through to a successful conclusion.

French

English

French/English

  • Alisa Quenneville
  • About

Alisa and her husband René have homeschooled their 7 children since their birth, most of them until the end of High School. For them, learning is not limited to specific times or places. Learning as a family is a lifestyle, and they have always wanted to stimulate their children's curiosity and interest in a variety of subjects. Aged from 13 to 28 years old now, the 5 oldest are autonomous and work in jobs they love, the sixth is finishing his studies in a Montessori school, and the last, now in his first year of High School, is still homeschooled. As each child is very different, Alisa and her husband have had to adapt to diverse and changing realities over the years. They loved their experience despite the many challenges, and yes, sometimes even tears! Investing in the lives of others isn't always easy, but it's a great adventure that's worth it.

Café maman en français:
Panel de mamans d'expérience

Tea/Coffee Break for Moms en anglais:
Experienced Mom Panel

  • Alison Ford
  • About

Married for 22 years and mom of 7, from 6 to 20 years old.

Alison has homeschooled her family for 15 years.

Creative and passionate, she loves litterature, nature and arts. She is always amazed by her children's talents. She finds in her Faith the strength to handle the challenges of a homeschooling family!

Teacher as a former job, Alison enjoys to share her interests and discoveries.

Workshop in French
:Le portfolio

Workshop in English
:
The Portfolio

  • Angèle Rodrigue
  • About

Angèle and her husband Yves Rodrigue have homeschooled their three children since childhood. Their children are now all adults and are working with their father in the family business. Yves and Angèle are happy with the path their family has chosen for the education of their children, and are grateful to God for the principles of his Word that serve as a compass and give meaning to the life here on Earth.

Café maman en français:
Panel de mamans d'expérience

Tea/Coffee Break for Moms en anglais:
Experienced Mom Panel

  • Annie Gaignard
    et Fannie Poulin
  • About

Fannie and Annie are moms and friends. They are passionate about education, more precisely the Charlotte Mason pedagogy. They created "Un festin d'idées" to share their discoveries with French-speaking parent educators. Fannie and her husband have two daughters aged 6 and 8, they officially started "school" last year. Annie and her husband have a 13 year old daughter and a 12 year old son whom they have been teaching at home since the beginning.

Workshop in French
:
Pédagogie Charlotte Mason

  • Daniel Maurais
  • About

France and Daniel Maurais have 8 children. They were all homeschooled through high school. Six of them have pursued graduate education and some of them continue on to do a Ph.D. The other two were happy to do secretarial studies.

They had not planned to pursue advanced studies for their children and were themselves not highly educated. They did not have the financial means to pay for all these studies.

But they can share with you what may have motivated them to go further. Some in science, some in law, some in computer science, some in advanced language studies.

They relied on something else. On what? They'll be happy to share it with you.

Workshop in French :
Papa, qu’est-ce que je vais faire plus tard ? (Au secours): Atelier sur la préparation des enfants au secondaire et au post-secondaire (Au secours): Atelier sur la préparation des enfants au secondaire et au post-secondaire

  • France Maurais
  • About

France maman taught her eight children at home for 22 years with the faithful support of her husband Daniel. It was a very beneficial and positive experience for them, despite the many difficulties they encountered along the way. These challenges have been overcome by the grace of God to whom they owe all their gratitude.

Workshop in French :
Café-mamans : Panel de mamans d'expérience

  • Hélène Léonard
  • About

Hélène Léonard homeschooled for nineteen years. She and her husband Benoît have three children and three grandsons. She regularly supports homeschooling families with their curriculum choice, their goals, and their homeschool organization. Four years ago, she started her own tutoring business to provide remedial support services to children with learning difficulties.

Workshop in French:
La passion des projets

  • Lia Lindeman
  • About

Lia and her husband Robert have launched their 9 children and now enjoy teaching their 18 grandchildren. God has had them climb many steep mountains of faith with special needs children, Robert becoming handicapped and many trying circumstances; through it all God has been merciful and gracious. Come get some encouragement from Lia, a veteran homeschooling soldier.

Workshop in English
:Integrating Projects, Trips and Experiences into Your Homeschool

High School and Beyond

  • Myriam Barthélémy Vital
  • About

Myriam has been involved in homeschooling since childhood as she herself has been taught at home with 5 brothers and sisters. She and her husband Jodler are the parents of 5 children between the ages of 2 and 13, and have been homeschooling since the beginning. For Myriam, homeschooling is one of the most enriching and exciting experiences of her life. The family resides on the Island of Montreal.

Worshop in French:
École-maison 101

  • Nancy Roy
  • About

Nancy Roy has the privilege of being the mother of 4 children; an 11-year-old girl, an 8-year-old girl, a 4-year-old boy and a 13-month-old baby girl. She has a diploma in Dietetics Techniques and had a business in food training and family support. She felt called home to be near her children just in time to start homeschooling which she has been practising since the very beginning. She has some experience with all kinds of approaches.

Workshop in French:
Café-mamans : Panel de mamans d'expérience
  • Pascal Denault
  • About

Pascal is married to Caroline and together they homeschool their four children. Every year, they go through some challenges, but, by the grace of God, they are now completing their eighth year of homeschooling. It is with great modesty that Pascal wishes to share with other dads what he has learned over the years in the hope that it may encourage others.
Workshop in French:
Café-papa : « Comme ça, ta femme veut faire l'école à la maison ? »
  • Ruth Boisvert-Blair
  • About

Ruth Boisvert-Blair has been homeschooling for 14 years as well as teaching music lessons and classes mostly from her home. She attended her first homeschool conference before the birth of her oldest child, not really interested at that time, but “pressured” by some friends to consider it. At that time, she was not very interested in this educational method. However, five years later, she began to consider this option again for her eldest child. So she started her home school at that time, and she and her husband then chose to continue with their other children. It was a worthwhile journey.

Workshops in English :

The Learning Project

  • Séverine et Brian Stegner
  • About

Brian, a second generation homeschooler from Portland, Oregon, and Severine, a Montreal native, first met while attending Briercrest Bible College in Saskatchewan.They married in 2002 and had their three kids while living and doing youth ministry in Oregon. In 2010 they moved to Montreal to be involved in church planting. Today they are involved in ministry as a part of Church 21 Montreal where Brian serves as the Executive Pastor and Severine volunteers in various capacities. They also own and operate an ecommerce business. In 2017 the Stegner family left Canada behind to spend nine months on a sabbatical from ministry and world-schooled their way through 25 countries across Europe.

Workshop in French:
Pourquoi et comment intégrer les voyages à votre éducation en famille

Workshop in French :
Worldschooling: Integrating Travel into Your Home Education

  • Sheila & David Long
  • About

Sheila holds a BSc in Nursing, and worked as a Medivac Nurse in Canada’s Eastern Arctic and at BC Children’s Hospital (Vancouver), prior to changing careers to being a Full-Time Home Educating Mama. David and Sheila have six “always-have-been-home educated " children – three boys, three girls, who range in age from 12 to 25 years of age. They have educated their children while living 11 years in Vancouver, 5 1⁄2 years in England, 4 years in New York State, and 6 1/2 years on the South Shore in the Montreal area in Quebec.

Workshops in English :

Interacting Confidently Within the Enigmatic Provincial Educational Authority

Tea/Coffee Break for Moms en anglais:
Experienced Mom Panel

  • Stéphanie Dupont
  • About

Stephanie is a young mother passionate about homeschooling her four young children. She also continues to work part-time as a registered nurse. Stephanie is very much aware of the demands and pressure that young homeschooling families face in this day and age. She strives to help families successfully face those challenges in their daily lives.

Workshop in French:
Être parent-éducateur tout en travaillant

Workshop in English:
Homeschooling 101

Homeschooling When You're Working

  • Sylvie Crasci
  • About

Sylvie enjoys sharing her insights to empower others and help them realize their potential. She has a Master's degree in Management Science and worked for a dozen years in information technology before devoting herself to her family and the homeschool movement. Sylvie and her husband Patrice Boileau have been homeschooling for over 15 years. Their three children are 20, 18 and 16 years old.

Workshop in French:
Bien s'orienter dans le dédale du système

  • Sylvie V. Maurais
  • About

Sylvie Vandevoorde Maurais was homeschooled for grades 11 and 12 when she moved to Quebec with her family in 1995. She has homeschooled her 4 children for 9 years. She lives in the Eastern Townships and is leading the ACPEQ support group in Magog.

Workshop in French
Stratégies pour avoir de bonnes priorités dans un environnement d'école maison

Workshop in English:
Strategies in Prioritizing in a Homeschool Environment

  • Thamara Jeudi
  • About

Thamara grew up in a home-educated family and later decided, with her husband Hosée, to teach their three children at home. She has been involved as a volunteer and support group leader with ACPEQ for several years and has facilitated several workshops on the learning project since the implementation of the new Home School Law in June 2018.

Workshop in French :
Projet d’apprentissage : Une exigence de l’école-maison au Québec.

  • Thomas Gruetzner
  • About

Thomas Gruetzner and his wife Reidena have been home-schooling their daughter Emma from age 5 all the way through high school. His first occupation is a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. His second occupation is the math teacher, and surprisingly knowledgeable go-to resource parent for Canadian history.

Worshop in English :
The Essential Business of Fathers in Homeschooling

Vendor Workshops

Take the opportunity to visit the various vendors to find creative solutions for your homeschool project.

  • Académie de l'écriture
  • About

"Aimer écrire, c’est précieux!
Apprendre en s’amusant, c’est génial!
Rééduquer pour mieux comprendre le pourquoi et le faire!
Réussir, augmente la confiance et l’estime de soi chez tous les jeunes…
peu importe l’âge!

L’Académie de l’écriture
Apprendre, Rééduquer, Réussir… avec passion!"

https://madamecrayon.com/pages/a-propos

Worskshop in French:

Atelier sur l'écriture avec Marie-Claude Girard, alias Madame Crayon

  • ASCQ
  • About

Laurence Tisdall holds a B.Sc. in General Agriculture and a Masters of Science (Micro-Propagation) from McGill (Montreal/Quebec City, Canada). His interest in creationist studies began in 1982, during his last year of high school. Since then, the results of his research on this subject have led him to give numerous conferences both in his country and abroad and to establish, in 1990, the Association de Science Créationniste du Québec (ASCQ), of which he is the president. This association brings together French-speaking creationists from the province of Quebec and Europe (www.creationnisme.com). An internationally renowned speaker, Laurence Tisdall has given more than 1,000 lectures on creationism since 1984. He has also taken part in more than 19 public debates in universities and colleges of general and vocational education (CEGEPs) in Quebec. Finally, he has participated in numerous radio and television programs. Laurence and his wife, Lucie, have been married for over 25 years and have two children and four grandchildren.

Workshop in French:
Les origines mystérieuses de notre système solaire

Workshop in English:
Mysterious Origins of Our Solar System

  • Carpe Diem
  • About

Isabelle Guillemin, Axelle Rousse & Aurélie Deleu.

Get to know an association born from the meeting of six alternative education enthusiasts; an art historian and youth author, a crazy audiophile, a scientific artist, a computer scientist with a passion for education, an ethnologist who teaches schools and a webmaster-designer.

Workshop in French:
Du peps, du fun et de l’intelligence dans le homeschooling ; on sait le faire !

  • Carte Géo Histoire
  • About

Martin Plante est un entrepreneur qui a travaillé avec les enfants pendant plusieurs années. Il est le créateur de CarteGeoHistoire, un outil pour éveiller les enfants à l’apprentissage de l’histoire. Géographe de profession, l’expérience qu’il a eu avec les jeunes a permis à Martin de rendre son outil intéressant et interactif. Capable de captiver des jeunes de toutes les tranches d’âge, cette CarteGeoHistoire rend l’apprentissage de l’histoire amusant.Martin Plante, an entrepreneur with years of experience in dealing with children, has created GeoHistory Map to help engage children in learning about history. As a geographer, his experience with children has helped make GeoHistory Map an engaging interactive tool, that attracts all ages and makes learning history fun.

Workshop in French:
Apprendre l'Histoire avec le numérique

Workshop in English:
GeoHistory Map, Online Interactive Historical Learning

  • Classical Education Books
  • About

Hester is a second generation home educating parent who is keenly aware that her own education is not complete, and comfortable that it probably never will be. She has many years of experience with children, books, and curriculum. She loves to travel to worlds and times beyond the present with her children through stories. Hester and her husband have four children and live in the lower mainland of BC.

Workshop in English :

Classical Education: More Than Another Philosophy

  • Learning House
  • About

Louise and her husband Harold reside in scenic Goderich Ontario where they operate The Learning House, a homeschool supply company. They home educated their four children from preschool through high school. Three of their children had learning struggles. Louise has been helping homeschool families for many years and she counts it a privilege to minster to homeschooling families through curriculum counseling, speaking, blogging,(From House to Home), and encouragement on a one-to-one basis.

Workshop in English :

The Quest for the Best

  • Maple Tree Publications
  • About

Cori Dean is a wife, a mom, a teacher, a writer, and the owner of Maple Tree Publications. Her joy is in living, learning, and working together with her four growing princesses along-side their knight in shining armour. Having spent nearly 20 years teaching math in various capacities and 17 years homeschooling, Cori continues to home school her younger daughter while one has graduated to university studies. Cori enjoys speaking to homeschoolers coast to coast and is the author or editor of several publications from Maple Tree including, Working Together: Teamwork Starts at Home Base. She and her husband, Mark, live in Bradford, Ontario where they are in full-time ministry with The Shop Vehicle Donation Program, a program of Youth for Christ. Cori loves long days of bicycling as well as camping and boating with the family or mucking in the garden and thinks there’s nothing better than a good book, some dark chocolate, and a cup of tea.

Workshop in English :
In Search of The Secret: The Practical Road to Contentment

Education by Inspiration: Education is an Atmosphere

  • Peppermint Stick
  • About

Joy Delmore and her husband Rob are happy parents of 8 homeschooled children who are currently in the stages of preschool to post-secondary. For many years, Joy has been a curriculum writer/illustrator, musician, ventriloquist, and recently added blogging to her list of "fun things to do"! The family business, Peppermint Stick Learning Company Inc., publishes Joy's curriculum in printed and downloadable formats. This website also offers an evangelical Christian perspective to life's challenges and blessings!

Workshop in English :
Art... With a Refreshing Touch of Sweetness

  • Telus
  • About

Offered free-of-charge, TELUS Wise provides interactive and informative workshops and resources to help Canadians of all ages have a positive experience as digital citizens.

Workshop in French :
Telus Averti (général)

Telus Averti Plein Contrôle (6e année à secondaire 3)

Workshop in English :

Telus Wise

Telus Wise in Control (for teens)

  • Lise Vaillancourt
  • About

Lise Vaillancourt and her husband Alain taught their 3 children at home for 13 years. Now "retired", she wishes to share her passion, experience and knowledge with the new generation of parent educators. Convinced of the importance of quality reading for our children, she founded "Voyage au fond des livres" in 2006 and has produced three literary activity books based on the classics of children's literature.
Workshop in French:
Les coûts et les bénéfices de l'école-maison

La littérature : un outil pédagogique formidable!

Vendor Hall

From June 13 to 19, 2020, at the ACPEQ conference, the online experience will replace the in-person contact. Come and meet selected companies from the education field who will come together to help you find innovative solutions for your homeschool project.