What is the Mission of The Homeschool Journey in Nova Scotia Conference?

Each family’s homeschooling journey is unique. There are ups and downs, and sometimes we are left feeling alone. God calls us to encourage each other in the faith (1 Thess 5:11), and we know our faith in Jesus is what we can draw upon as we educate our children. We can be a benefit to one other- in learning together and building each other up.

The Homeschool Journey in Nova Scotia is a conference for homeschoolers- whether you have been homeschooling for decades, or months, or maybe haven’t started yet.

This conference will refresh your excitement for the homeschool journey, equip you with practical tools, and transform your vision for education and discipleship in your home.

What Can You Expect from The Homeschool Journey in Nova Scotia Conference?

Connect

Meet with other homeschoolers in your area

Learn

Learn about new curriculum and ideas for teaching and learning at home

Be Encouraged

Be encouraged as you disciple your children to follow Jesus.

Meet our Speakers for 2024!

Durenda Wilson
Our VIRTUAL GUEST! With more than twenty-eight years of home education experience, Durenda Wilson is a trusted voice and resource at homeschooling conventions and on The Durenda Wilson Podcast. Durenda and her husband, Darryl, have eight kids (7 graduated so far) and ten grandchildren. As an author, speaker, and podcaster her greatest joy is reminding parents how doable and effective homeschooling is and that they are, in fact, qualified for the job! Her books include The Four Hour School Day, The Unhurried Homeschooler, and Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart.
Kristen Habermehl
Meet our Keynote Speaker! Kristen is a homeschooling mom of five, and grandma of one, who has been married to her husband, Dwight, for 30 years. After twenty-three years of homeschooling, her last child graduates this year, but she still has great passion for moms “in the trenches”, and desires to share from her journey of seeing God’s faithfulness in all aspects of school at home. Kristen works as an accessibility assessor and instructor, speaking and training professionals how to assess built environments. She loves reading, knitting, and exploring our beautiful province, and as a follower of Jesus, Kristen embraces any opportunity to be part of encouraging others in their journey of faith.
Steve Demme
Our VIRTUAL GUEST! Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and six special grandchildren. Their fourth son has Down Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA. With God’s help, Steve has been seeking first the Kingdom since graduating from Grove City College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families. His desire is to strengthen, teach, and encourage parents and families to follow the biblical model for the Christian home. To that end he has written several books, continues to send out a monthly newsletter, produces podcasts weekly, and speaks at home education conferences, men’s ministry events, and family retreats.

Just like last year, we are offering the
Babysitter’s Training Course from St. John’s Ambulance for youth aged 11-15! While you are enjoying the conference, your teen can receive their certification!

When you register to attend, you can also register your teen for this course.

Here are the Amazing Vendors that joined our 2024 Vendor Hall!

Math Canada
MathCanada is the exclusive home for the Canadian Edition of Math-U-See, a complete K to 12 math program. We also offer several other programs to complement Math-U-See including Spelling You See, Analytical Grammar, Accelerated Individualized Mastery, Style Write, Learn to Write the Novel Way, Write Your Roots and Stewardship, a great money management program!
Classical Conversations Canada
Classical Conversations Canada works to establish communities across Canada, equipping parents through annual Parent Practicums, and providing a Christ-centered curriculum framework.
Morning Dove Press
Eastern Canada's Christian Publishing House. Christian books and resources for the whole family, from right here in Canada.
Tree of Life Scool
At Tree of Life School and Book Service we provide and recommend learning resources, plan customized courses of study, host online class discussions for some courses, and support the learning in your home through feedback and evaluation of your children’s work.
Home School Lega Defence Association
Protecting and Empowering Canada's Homeschool Success since 1991
Creation Ministries
Creation Ministries International is a group of non-profit organizations in several countries, including Canada, who work to provide real-world answers to the most-asked questions in the vital area of creation/evolution, where the Bible is most under attack today—Genesis.
Twig and Daisy
Creating beautiful educational felt and sensory sets for children, thoughtfully crafted to foster learning.
HomeGrown Homeschool Consignment and Supplies
HomeGrown is a family run business selling new and used homeschool curriculum, books, educational games in Berwick, NS.
Lamplighter Ministries
Lamplighter Ministries is committed to inspiring others through the art of storytelling. For more than 30 years, we’ve been collecting over 200 character-building stories that are built on the foundation of God’s Word. Enjoy hours of engaging stories with Lamplighter books and audio dramas.
GeoLearns
Making land-based, classroom-ready earth science learning accessible to teachers, students, and enthusiasts. Fun and educational outdoor activities that will challenge the whole family.
Scotia Suzuki School of Music

In addition to these vendors, we also have exclusive promotions for attendees from these amazing organizations...

2023 Conference

What did the 2023 Conference look like?

We had over 100 people in attendance, with keynote speakers and workshops for homeschool families. There was a vendor hall full of amazing resources for homeschoolers. We also ran babysitting training for teenagers throughout the day.

Our amazing group of vendors and sponsors included:

Classical Conversations Canada
The Learning House
● HSLDA
● MathUSee
● Carpe Fide Canada
● Geolearns
● Homegrown
● JAC Junior Outdoor Club
● Morning Dove Press
● Mount Trabor Bible Camp
● Music for Young Children
● Peppermint Stick
● Virtual Elementary School
● World Watch News

How you can support the Homeschool Journey in Nova Scotia Conference?

We are asking local businesses to purchase advertising opportunities in our conference materials as a way of both promoting your business and supporting this event.
There are 3 advertising options for you to consider! Click on the link above to learn more!

Here is a very practical way to support families in Nova Scotia! We want all families to know they have options for educating their children. We are asking for help from local churches and organizations to cover the costs of running The Homeschool Journey in Nova Scotia conference.

We would welcome a donation of any size in support of this conference. All churches who choose to sponsor this conference will be acknowledged in our conference packet, online, and at the conference itself.

Thank you for visiting! We will post information for futre events soon!u

If you have any questions, please email us!
info@homeschooljourneyns.ca

Registration is NOW CLOSED as the 2024 Conference has passed. But you can still join our email list and be the first to hear about future conferences and events!