ABC of Reading
Darwin the Dragon Reading Program (and Vowel First Method, its equivalent for adult learners) is a method of teaching the basic skills of reading to students with learning problems, including dyslexia. A highlight of the Program is that it was designed to be presented by people who lack a background in teaching – e.g. parents in particular. To accommodate this feature, the Guide contains clear teaching instructions, detailed lesson plans as well as specific tutor-training instructions and exercises. The Program consists of a guide plus workbook, and three illustrated storybooks.
A EduSmart Educational Supplier
Email edusmart@ (add tutorsforless.com to complete the email address)
— Suppliers of educational resources, books, and games that are correlated to the Ontario curriculum.
Academic Distribution Services
528 Carnarvon St
New Westminster BC V3C 1L4 Canada
Email: sales@ (add ads-academic.com to complete the email address)
— Established in 1982 as the Canadian distributor for Alpha Omega curriculum. They still sell Alpha Omega material to schools and homeschools, but have expanded to include many other curriculum packages and educational products. Inventory includes items for/from: Canadian social studies for grades 3,5,7,8,10; Canadian French for high school; Alpha Omega; School of Tomorrow; Common Sense Press; Ideal; Saxon Math; Trend; Critical Thinking; and various other independent publishers. Free information package to anyone interested.
3709 Chesswood Drive
Toronto, ON M3J 2P6
Toll-free: 1-877-63-ALPHA (1-877-632-5742)
Email: info@ (add alphatextbooks.com to complete the email address)
— Full service educational resource outlet specializing in k-12 textbooks, workbooks, ESL, teacher and classroom resource materials. Buy & sell new and used textbooks.
Art of Learning: Creative Educational Resources
Contact: Rachel Ross-Herbison
Email: artofl@ (add look.ca to complete the email address)
Home-based business run by a long-time (since 1994) homeschooling family in BC. Providing Waldorf-inspired homeschooling materials preschool to grade 12. Music, Art and School supply kits for p-8. Suggested reading for the developmental stages p-8. Support and information for alternatives in education. Email Rachel for further information, grade outlines, price lists, etc.
Resources for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyspraxia
A system of cognitive exercises, aimed at the development of foundational learning skills. Effective for dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
Contact: benetta@ (add mweb.co.za to complete the email address)
Canadian Home Education Resources
108 1289 Highfield Cr SE
Calgary AB T2G 5M2
— CHER (Canadian Home Education Resources) has been providing “Good Stuff for Home School Families” since 1993 – including materials for Language Arts, Math, Science, History, Geography, Bible, Languages, Health, Fun & Games, Unit Studies, and more; with publications such as Apologia, Alpha Omega, Common Sense Press, Critical Thinking, Explode the Code, Handwriting without Tears, Horizons, Saxon, Singapore Math, and more.
The Canadian Homeschooler
– Lisa Marie Fletcher’s mission with this site is “to help Canadian homeschooling families connect with each other and also with companies and resources that will help them on their learning journey from start to finish. I want them to find curriculum, materials, and resources that are relevant to them, their experiences, and their history.” Her resources include links to educational products and websites, with a focus on Canadian content; a monthly paid subscription to Canadian History study units; a free subscription to her Canadian Homeschooler Learning Centre membership (emails, printables, curriculum checklists, etc.); and more. She also runs the annual Canadian Online Homeschool Conference.
5727 60 Ave.
Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1J2
Email: (add casciabooks.com to complete each email address)
— Publishes homeschooling planners, menu planners, chore charts, incentive charts, homeschooling report sheets, and an activity advent calendar. Specializes in Catholic versions of these organizational products but some are non-denominational.
DC Canada Education Publishing
180 Metcalfe Street, Suite 204
Ottawa ON K2P 1P5
Toll free: 1-888-565-0262
— children’s educational books, games, and music, in both English and French.
Donna Ward/Northwoods Press
5 Lisas Dr. RR#1
Woodstock ON N4S 7V6
Email: info@ (add donnaward.net to complete the email address)
— many Canadian educational books including historical fiction and several Canadian history/geography curricula which have been widely used across the country by home educators and were written by Donna herself, who homeschooled four children for 13 years.
Fire the Imagination
Email: firetheimagination@ (add sympatico.ca to complete the email address)
–Canadian Distributor for Jim Weiss’ award-winning storytelling audio. His recordings span all historical time periods and include works by GAHenty. Jim is also the voice behind Susan Wise-Bauer’s latest audio release Story of the World Volume 3. In addition to providing Jim’s recordings to homeschoolers, Fire the Imagination also distributes the Classical Kids series including Teachers’ Guides, Mozart Effect audio for improving memory and spatial abilities and The Best of Collection, a series of classical music recordings chosen by the Classical Kids creator, Susan Hammond.
— Complete curriculum for learning French, sold in downloadable modules. Sample lessons on the website so you can evaluate it before purchasing. Designed by experienced French teachers specifically for home learners, it is clear and easy to use and does not require previous knowledge of French. The lessons teach French in an easy-to-follow, gradual, step-by-step method with video & audio instruction that allows students to interact with the language in a fun and engaging way.
Carman, Manitoba R0G 0J0
Email len@ (add heritageresources.ca to complete the email address)
— homeschool curriculum from many different suppliers; a lot of Christian curriculum.
Home of Canadian History Tunes, a CD of 25 original songs to help students of all ages learn about some of the most important events and people in Canadian History, including all the Canadian Prime Ministers up to Stephen Harper. Created and performed by a certified teacher who is also a professional performer and now a homeschooling mom.
Educational books and programs in early childhood education, poetry, and languages. The French-learning program Ecoutez, Parlez! and Spanish-learning program Escucha y Hablemos! each consist of 4 books + 4 workbooks for Beginner to Intermediate. Designed to be self directed. Kaleeka Press does not sell directly to the public but you can find a list of retailers on their website.
Kids Can Press
www.kidscanpress.com (click on link to Canadian site)
In Toronto: (416) 925-5437, Outside Toronto: 1-800-265-0884,
Fax: (416) 960-5437
— literature for many age ranges; books about Canada and its history, poetry, nature, science, sports, how-to and crafts; homeschool unit studies available; call and ask for a catalogue; can download catalogue from website.
Mark Kolb is an Aurora-based artisan specializing in tactile, laser-cut, wooden games and puzzles.
The Learning House
Box 333, 61 Hamilton St.
Goderich, ON N7A 4C6
Toll Free Order Line: 1-866-875-5550
Email: info@ (add learninghouse.ca to complete the email address)
— resources for teaching children with learning difficulties, family building resources, unit studies and creative teaching resources, Bible curriculum, preschool material, math, phonics, readers, printing, writing, keyboarding, home education software, language study, science, history, social studies, geography, art, games that teach, just for fun resources and much more; call and request a catalogue or view online.
Louise Kool & Galt
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-268-4011 or (416) 293-0312
Toll Free Fax: 1-800-482-7905 or (416) 293-9543
Email: service@ (add louisekool.com to complete the email address)
— early childhood materials; huge selection of educational materials for ECE & Primary Grades; free teacher activities on website; catalogue contains children’s toys and resources to use for construction & early technology, science, math, language, music & audio visual, also contains puzzles, games, arts & crafts and much more; can visit their showroom; call and request a catalogue.
Educational and Creative Design Services
Retail Store located at: Nallenart Family Bookstore, 355 Ridge Road, Ridgeway, Ontario
— provides educational and resource materials to schools and home schoolers; resources in French, Music, Art, History, Reading, Science; also has record keeping and organizational materials for home educators and other resources for parents and students; links to other sites from website; call and request a catalogue.
Nelson Education Ltd.
1120 Birchmount Road
Toronto, Ontario M1K 5G4
Phone: (416) 752-9448
Toll Free: 1-800-268-2222
Fax: (416) 752-8101
Toll Free Fax: 1-800-430-4445
Email: inquire@ (add nelson.com to complete the email address)
— books and other resources for various grade/age levels for language arts, guided independent reading, spelling, science and technology, math, social studies, reference books and materials and much more; call and request a catalogue
The North American Montessori Center (NAMC)
Toll-free (USA & Canada): 1.877.531.6665
International callers: 1.604.576.6621
6 – 17675 66 Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3S 7X1
NAMC trains teachers in the Montessori approach. The curriculum manuals they provide for their teachers-in-training are now available for purchase by all teachers including home educators, for teaching children from birth to age 9.
26 Prince Andrew Place, Toronto, Ontario M3C 2T8
Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-263-9965 or (416) 447-5101
Fax: (416) 443-0948
— resources for language arts, math, science, social studies, French as a second language, music; publishes and sells learning and teaching resources in all formats in all required subject areas across all Grade levels from K to 12 in Canada; also has learning materials for college and university; call and request a catalogue.
Popular Book Company (Canada) Ltd.
Units 602-603, 15 Wertheim Court
Richmond Hill ON L4B 3H7
Phone: (905) 731-9827
Fax: (905) 731-8499
E-mail: ca-info (add @popularworld.com to complete the email address)
— workbooks and other learning materials for preschool and elementary levels, designed to supplement current texts and reinforce student’s grasp of the current Canadian curriculum in the areas of Math, English, French and Science. Can be purchased nationwide at Chapters, Coles, Costco, Indigo, Mastermind Educational, Scholar’s Choice, and online at Amazon.ca, Indigo.ca and Staples.ca.
Portage & Main Press
(formerly Peguis Publishers)
— resources for hands-on science, beginning reading/guided reading, spelling, writing, poetry, art and more for the elementary level; call and request a catalogue. The website includes free downloadable lesson plans.
— Canadian-content educational resources including books, manipulatives, games, arts & crafts supplies, learning aids, and other play and learning materials in all subjects, plus classroom items such as child-scale furniture. Free catalogue on request, or browse and order online.
Mickey Eves, Author and Illustrator
134 Olive Street
mickey@ (add mickeyeves.com to complete the email address)
— Sept. 2005, released a new series of picture books called The Canucks, to aid children with Canadian geography. There are 13 Canadian characters, each named for a province or territory. In the first book the characters head off to explore Ottawa and what there is to discover during Winterlude. The other books in the series will each feature one of the other provinces or territories and some of the interesting things it has to offer.
On The Mark Press
— Canadian content, common core curriculum, special education, autism tools, elessons, over 50,000 ebooks.
2323 Trafalgar St., Box 7214,
London, Ontario N5Y 5S7
Toll-free Fax: 1-800-363-3398
Email: web@ (add scholars.on.ca to complete the email address)
— teacher resources, classroom materials, classroom supplies, math and language manipulatives, pocket charts, bulletin board paper, classroom decorative and French for teachers; educational toys, games, crafts, baby toys, puzzles, storybooks, workbooks and educational helpers for parents; infant, toddler and preschool toys, crafts and childcare furniture, cribs, strollers, rest mats and storage units for Childcare centres.
Scholastic Canada Ltd
175 Hillmount Road, Markham, Ontario L6C 1Z7
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-268-3860 (anywhere in Canada) or
(905) 887-7323 (Greater Toronto Area), Toll Free Fax: 1-800-387-4944
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org — curriculum materials and resources for early literacy, reading, spelling, phonics, visual literacy, language arts, science, technology; catalogue available for literature available in French; other learning resources and supplies available for Pre-K to Grade 8; need a letter from OFTP stating that you are a homeschooler to join the Scholastic Book Club for discounts on books.
SMARTS (Supplies, Motivational Aids & Resources For Teaching Store)
Toll Free: 1-877-275-7108
Phone : (250) 515-0775
— educational resources in all subject areas for educators and the homeschool community. Aside from language, math, science, and art, other categories include Canadian and World history/geography/social studies, learning manipulatives, Aboriginal Ed hands-on resources, and Christian curriculum.
Spectrum Educational Supplies Ltd.
Toll free: 1-800-668-0600
Toll free Fax: 1-800-668-0602
Email: customerservice@ (add spectrumed.com to complete the email address)
— 9 catalogues with lots of resources and educational manipulatives for math, science, technology, language and primary materials for K-Grade 12.
The Learning Tree Educational Store
1450 Headon Road, Burlington ON
Tel./Fax: (905) 319-2690, Toll Free: 1-866-319-2690
Email: info@ (add learningtreecanada.com to complete the emnail address)
— great selection of resource books, manipulatives, educational games, etc. from major publishers. Can place orders by telephone, fax, email or letter or visit the store; shop from the manufacturers’ catalogues online.
School House Teaching Supplies Ltd.
2014 Douglas Street
Victoria BC V8T 4L1
— Lots of Canadian content, French immersion, workbooks, toys and games. Full range of school products available through their online mail order catalogue or brick and mortar store located in Victoria BC. Mail service to rural areas is a specialty.
Usborne Books in Canada
— lots of resources for early childhood up to Grade 12; books and resources on science, history, mythology, art, space, geography, computer guides, language, how-to-make things, music and musical instruments, puzzles, literature, wildlife, geology and much more. Books can be purchased in book stores or through home consultants.
Direct instruction of mathematics at grade 10, 11, and 12 levels on DVD’s. For more information, send an e-mail to greichl@ (add nethop.net to complete the email address) or phone 250-499-5044