Alberta Home Education Parents Society (AHEPS)
For years, many parents who chose home education have felt that their voices and interests were not represented directly to the government in Alberta, and our intention is to fill that gap.
We are democratically run and inclusive. We aim to represent all home education families regardless of family shape, program choice, educational philosophy, socio-economic status, religion, ethnicity, culture, age, sexual orientation, gender or abilities. In addition to upholding parental autonomy rights per The United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights, AHEPS supports individualized education that meets the child's needs and interests
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AHEPS had a second meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Education on Monday, December 5, 2016. They see the need and positive benefits of home education and in fact have seen growth in the province to a current number of 11,000 students. Thank you to all the members who responded…
On November 18, 2016, Ellen Behm, AHEPS Vice-President, met with Alberta Education representatives. We are happy to report that this was a very encouraging and productive meeting. Alberta Education requested the meeting because they wanted some input on how the government could improve home education, including the Home Education Regulations.…