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eAlert: Bill 24 Ramifications Continue Apace

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More Bill 24 ramifications occurred last week. The Alberta government is demanding that independent schools renounce their religious policies. Bill 24 was sold as enforcing certain types of clubs in schools. Now it's being used to restrict the religious basis on which many Alberta independent schools are formed.
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It Is NEVER Too Late To Bring Your Kids Home

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Dear Parents,

How are things going with your children? Do you wish you had more input and time with each one of your children? Have you been thinking about having more say into how and what they are taught?

Home Schooling is an excellent option in Alberta. Why not join the Home School Community of Alberta? It is a strong, passionate community encouraging parents to meet the individual needs of their children. Parents have, and are, taking the plunge into home schooling as you read this.

Why would you choose to home school your children? Home schooling = Freedom!

  • Academics:
    • Home Schooling isn't hard to do.
    • Children can excel academically as home schoolers.
    • You will know exactly what your child is learning.
    • Your children get to learn their way and at their pace.
    • You want your child to love learning and to follow their interests.
  • Socialization:
    • You can teach your child practical life skills and academics
    • There is better socialization with much less peer pressure and unhealthy bullying.
    • Children can have time for creative play and following their interests and talents.
  • Priority on Family:
    • Families get to spend the best hours of each day together!
    • You get to teach your children the values that are important to you.
    • You can to be the master of your own schedule and decide what works best for your family.
    • There is flexibility in learning and lifestyle.
    • You want to spend more time with your child / children.
    • Your child is asking to home school.
    • Your child has special needs and would do better at home.

​You do have the freedom to educate your children at home anytime you wish. You can still make a
decision to home school your children, and until Sept. 28, 2018 the funding will follow your child to the
new board you choose to register with. It is better to decide before then, of course, but you will find
boards are often open to accepting students throughout the year because they are passionate about your
freedom to choose and the benefits that home education brings. Call a few to help decide which one you
would like to go with and ask for help. All of them want to help your family succeed at home education.

What do you need to do? Fill out a Notification Form and a copy of a birth certificate or passport for
each child to the home school administration of your choice. Once your family has been accepted, bring
your child home!

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Bill 24 Injunction: Judgement and Our Joint Future

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judge•ment

(also judgment)

  1. the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.
    "an error of judgement"
    "that is not, in my judgement, the end of the matter"
    synonyms: acumen, shrewdness, astuteness, common sense, good sense, sense, perception, perspicacity, percipience, penetration, acuity, discrimination, wisdom, wit, native wit, judiciousness, prudence, sagacity, understanding, intelligence, awareness, canniness, sharpness, sharp-wittedness, cleverness, powers of reasoning, reason, logic

  2. a misfortune or calamity viewed as a divine punishment.
    "the events of the last week are a judgement on us for our sinful ways"

 Allow me to set the stage…

There was a great deal of behind-the-scenes manoeuvering for the dates on the injunction hearing and ruling that would determine if schools would be seen as non-compliant with Bill 24. Schools had to file their paperwork by June 30, indicating that they agreed to be compliant on the form in order to successfully submit it online. Without indicating their compliance and being able to submit the form — eerily similar to the Canada Summer Jobs attestation scandal that is plaguing the current federal government — they would have to submit a paper copy instead and could expect to face the consequences. Trying to comply with Alberta Education and still remain true to their faith, the twenty-six faith-based schools listed as plaintiffs in the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) court case and injunction, and many, many more schools behind the scenes, rooted for a sliver of hope and for some time to continue being themselves until the case is heard sometime in 2019.

They were not alone. . .

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Adult Sponsorships for the National Home Education Conference

Hi Everyone!

The Alberta Home Education Association would like to extend an invitation to you, our Home School Leadership in Alberta and AHEA Families.  

As some of you may be aware, the annual National Home Education Conference, formerly known as the National Leadership Conference,  is being held in Edmonton this year. The dates of the conference are September 13 - 15.  You can find out more information regarding the conference here.

This Conference is a wonderful way to train and equip home educating individuals and couples for  home school leadership in our Province, as well as to connect with home school leadership from across Canada who will also be in attendance. The AHEA Board has made it a priority for Board Members to attend for many years and would love to encourage as many as possible AHEA members to attend this year, too.

AHEA has allocated funds to sponsor a number of registrations for individual AHEA members or anyone involved with home school leadership in Alberta.

Please note: transportation, accommodation, meals, and other expenses are not covered by the sponsorship.

In order to apply for the AHEA sponsorship to NHEC 2018, please download and fill out our PDF application form, and email it to Terry Yaceyko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 15th, 2018.
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Youth Sponsorship for the National Home Education Conference

 Hi Everyone!

The Alberta Home Education Association would like to extend an invitation to you, our Home School Teen Leadership in Alberta.

As some of you may be aware, the annual National Home Education Conference, formerly known as the National Leadership Conference, is being held in Edmonton this year. The dates of the conference are September 13 - 15. You can find out more information regarding the conference here.

There is a teen track at this conference and AHEA would like to sponsor 2 individual registrations for the Youth Component of the Conference.

Please note: transportation, accommodation, meals, and other expenses are not covered by the sponsorship.

"iNegotiate – International Diplomacy and Human Rights

This program presents students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the challenges faced by diplomats and foreign ambassadors at an international summit. Throughout the program, your student will have to choose between making demands and exercising diplomacy; forming alliances and burning bridges. They will have to know when to speak and when to bide their time. They will be forced to make decisions and accept responsibility for how those decisions impact the nations they represent. In the midst of a fun and engaging environment, they will get a glimpse of the weight and responsibility that comes with great power and influence. Their character will be grown, their minds will be stretched, and to be successful, they will need to act with honor, integrity, and much wisdom. We look forward to seeing how God uses this in the lives of our members, and we would like to invite you to send your student to be an ambassador at Generation Joshua's iNegotiate.

Please note, the iNegotiate program requires a certain number of participants to be successful, if not enough teen registrations are received the teen program may change."

​In order to apply for the AHEA sponsorship to NHEC 2018, please download and fill out our PDF Application form, and email it to Terry Yaceyko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 31, 2018..

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