We are so excited!

HEMS is bringing you our first in person conference since the beginning of the pandemic.

Speakers, vendors, a new children’s program and a day full of encouragement and support!

Please join us!

Saturday June 18, 9:00 to 3:30

Forest Hills Fellowship Baptist Church


Find your bus route here:


Cost is $25/household. Family members from other households are required to pay the same admission fee.

Grandparents of a homeschooling family are FREE.

Our goal is to support and encourage all homeschooling families, if the cost is prohibitive,

please contact us and we will help make arrangements for you to participate in the conference.

stephanie.hems.homeschooling [at] gmail.com

Confirmed Vendors

Classical Conversations – 2022 Sponsor


A special thank you to Classical Conversations Canada for their ongoing support and

encouragement of HEMS and of our homeschool communities.

Unable to attend due to Illness

Peppermint Stick Learning Company https://www.peppermintsticklearningco.com/

Vendor Invitation

Dear Friends,

We are so excited to be able to invite you to join us for the HEMS 2022 Spring Conference.

With the restrictions lifting in Nova Scotia, we are delighted to be able to bring

together some of our favourite resources and vendors.

This year’s conference will be held on June 18th at the Forest Hills Fellowship Church. 

Set up will be from 8 am until 9:30 am and the day will end at 4 pm.

We recognize that people have a range of perspectives on Covid protocols and if you

choose to wear a mask, that is perfectly acceptable, however, we are following the provincial guidelines with

regard to masking and distancing, and masks will not be required.

All vendors will have the opportunity to contribute a door prize and those who choose

to do so, will be highlighted during the opening session.

Cost of tables is $25 each.  Tables will be provided.  Should you wish to use your own showcases/displays,

they must fit into a standard table space and will be billed accordingly. 

Space is limited and we want to be fair to all of our vendors and provide a safe venue for

our patrons to move freely.

The form to register can be found at this link: https://forms.gle/doDVKoNkZAGWJg8q6

Please note that no registrations will be complete without payment.  You can send payment by cheque to

Stephanie Jackson, 6 Brian Andrew Street, Lake Echo, NS, B3E 1M4 or via etransfer to stephanie.hems.homeschooling [at] gmail.com

If you have any questions, or there is any way we can help you join us, please let us know.

Vendor Registration form: https://forms.gle/PefwzXcydijZN9Nj8

2nd Hand Sale

Ready for spring cleaning? Little homeschoolers are big homeschoolers now? Looking to reclaim real estate in your home?

Tables are $10 each. Don’t have enough to fill a table? Share with a friend.

2nd Hand Sale Registration: https://forms.gle/vmipuuLzK1eobcBSA


Children’s Program

  • 9:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:30
  • Parents/Guardians are responsible for their children over the lunch period.
  • $15 per child; $10 per for each additional child from the same household

Children will play games and do activities on site, in the field on the facility property AND enjoy a

frolic through the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm.

The farm is adjacent to the conference facility and linked by a fence

– no crossing the road!

All pick ups will be monitored with a supervised number system.

On the day of the event, you will be required to sign an indemnity release.

Registration for Children’s Program: https://forms.gle/PEVj4MkQihhGJtg76


In the past, we have offered a BBQ lunch.

This year, we are looking for entrepreneurs who may want to serve the community in the this way.

Let us know if you’re interested.


Do you have a home business? Are you interested in sharing your wares with the homeschool community?

In the interest of those sensitive to scents, no active products that produce fragrance will be permitted.

For example candles or perfumes/body products.

Products whose fragrances are contained in containers will be permitted.

Tables are $10 each.

Registration for Entrepreneurs: https://forms.gle/PecbGdKb3rE85Ncu5