Important: Updated process for submitting your homeschooling notice (due July 1, 2019)

We are thankful to the HSLDA for providing us
with this useful information to share with our members.

We’re getting in touch about some changes to the process of sending in your homeschooling notice for the coming 2019-2020 school year. The Direction de l’enseignement à la maison (DEM) has asked that families submit their notification both to the DEM and to their school board.

As per section 3 of the 2018 Homeschooling Regulation, “The notice must be sent to the Minister and the school board that has jurisdiction … on or before 1 July of each year.” Last year, the first year that the Homeschooling Regulation took effect, the DEM undertook to forward families’ notices to the appropriate school board. This year, we’ve been asked to do it directly, as per the wording in the Regulation. Please find attached the notice form for the 2019-2020 school year. Your notification must be submitted to the DEM and your school board by July 1st, 2019.

Send in your notice as follows:

  1. The DEM: You can submit your notice electronically via the homeschooling portal at:

You can also download the attached notice form, and submit it to the
DEM via mail:

Direction de l’enseignement à la maison
Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur
600, rue Fullum, 11e étage
Montréal (Québec)  H2K 4L1

  1. Your school board: You can mail or email your notice to your school board. Contact information for the school boards can be found here: You can download the attached notice form and send your notice via registered mail to your school board’s address, or call your school board and ask them for the email address to which your notice should be sent. If you send the notice to your school board via email, include the following in your email: “Please acknowledge receipt of this email and the attached notice.”

Please stay tuned for further updates about the coming school year and the draft Regulation proposed by Minister Roberge. We expect the final Regulation to be published in the very near future, and we will be in touch with you once we have reviewed it. In the meantime, if you have any questions about your notification or the process of submitting it, please get in touch with us!

Megen Zelinka
Legal Counsel
HSLDA Canada

Patrice Boileau, Eng., MBA

ACPEQ is composed of dedicated volunteers who generously invest their time and talents to advance and support the cause of homeschooling.

A large number of volunteer families within ACPEQ is essential to enable us to offer the services that support homeschooling, improve support for members, and create a welcoming atmosphere in our association. A wide volunteer base is what will permit us to influence the next generation of homeschooling families. Be involved – become an ACPEQ volunteer.