Provincial Advisory Panel on Homeschooling
The Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Sébastien Proulx, created the provincial advisory panel on homeschooling on November 24, 2017.
Section 459.5.2 of the Education Act (CQLR, c.I-13.3) stipulates that the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports shall establish a Québec-wide advisory panel on homeschooling, and that the panel shall advise the Minister on any matter he or she submits to it.
The following organizations are represented by members of the provincial advisory panel on homeschooling:
- Association chrétienne des parents-éducateurs du Québec
- Association des directions générales des commissions scolaires
- Association des orthopédagogues du Québec
- Association éducative juive pour l’enseignement à la maison
- Association of Administrators of English Schools of Québec
- Association of Children Educated at Home
- Association of Directors General of English School Boards of Québec
- Association québécoise des cadres scolaires
- Association québécoise pour l’éducation à domicile
- Centre Communidée
- Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons
- Commission scolaire des Samares
- English-Montréal School Board
- Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec
- Fédération des établissements d’enseignement privés
- Home School Legal Defence Association of Canada
- Limmud Centre
- Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur
- Québec English School Boards Association
- Université de Montréal
- Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
The Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports has appointed two people to preside over the advisory panel: Christine Brabant, associate professor at the Faculty of Education, Université de Montréal, and Anne Marie Lepage, Assistant Deputy Minister for Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Education, Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.
On February 27, 2018, the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports gave the provincial advisory panel on homeschooling an initial consultation mandate, and indicated that other mandates would follow.
The Minister also mandated the panel to give its opinion on the orientations for the development of the first homeschooling regulation.