HEMS is an acronym for Helping Encouraging Mentoring Serving.

HEMS is a support group based in the Halifax Regional Municipality, which is located in the beautiful Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It has been an active support group for more than a decade. Although it is often difficult to make time to get together, we believe it is vital for homeschool families to meet to share experiences and resources.

To learn more about who we are, please read our mission statement.

The group is currently being organized by Jeff and Stephanie Jackson. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact them by email at stephanie.hems.homeschooling [at] gmail.com

Thanks so much for checking out the HEMS website. We hope it helps you in your search to provide the best homeschooling experience for your family.

You’ve taken the plunge or you’re still weighing your options.  Either way, there is something for you on the HEMS website.

Be sure to download the registration form from the Department of Education website.

Check out HSLDA to find out what your rights as a parent are and how they can help you protect them.

Scroll through our calendar and mark yours with upcoming event dates – especially the spring conference.

Research curriculum, learning and teaching styles.

Most of all, make connections, find support, ask questions and know that we have an amazing support network right here, at your fingertips.

Feel free to send us a message if you have any questions, comments or concerns. We love hearing from people.