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Education & Learning
Optimizing individual and collective human potential through right education and learning To fulfil its covenant, a creative culture must achieve the effective education of each successive generation of youngers to enable them to meet and overcome the challenges they will have to face.

British Columbia Distance Learning Programs
British Columbia currently has the largest and most diverse offering of Distance Learning programs. Homeschool Canada has provided a list of programs, separated into categories of public, private, and faith-based. Some options are specific to a particular city or region, many others are available province-wide.

SelfDesign
The SelfDesign Learning Community is among the largest distance/distributed learning schools and personalized learning programs in British Columbia, Canada. SelfDesign enables learners to complete K-12 by exploring their passions and taking the lead in their own learning and life. With personalized...

IslandWood
IslandWood is an environmental learning center created to improve access to meaningful, nature-based learning experiences for children, located on 250 acres on Bainbridge Island, WA.

Home Learning
Keys and methods to an optimal home education There is mounting evidence that the western schooling system was originally designed with the primary purpose of adapting children and families to serve the industrialized economy, not for helping young people fulfill their optimal creative potential. With...

Cowichan Valley Home Learning Community
Homeschool support group serving Ladysmith, Chemainus, Crofton, Duncan, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay, BC

LIFE--Learning in Faith Everyday
Homeschool support group serving Nanaimo, BC

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriuclum of Compulsory Schooling
John Taylor Gatto's radical treatise on public education continues to bang the drum for an unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling. Now, in an ever-more-rapidly changing world with an explosion of alternative routes to learning, it's poised to continue to shake the world of institutional...

Waldorf Education
Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. They integrate the arts in all academic disciplines for children from preschool through twelfth grade to enhance and enrich learning. Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning...

Victoria Home Learners Network Association
The Victoria Home Learners' Network Association (VHLN) is a non-profit society created to support home learning families in the Greater Victoria area. Their membership is comprised of families who follow diverse home learning paths – from traditional approaches to home schooling to “radical" unschooling...

Learning Herbs
Free and paid courses and videos about using herbs and making herbal medicine. Herb mentor professional forum, supplies and kits.

Scientific Research
Ethical and holistic approaches to broadening human knowledge and understanding of the cosmos

Gaia University
Gaia University offers a blended system of online, guided course-work combined with on-the-ground, hands-on project work. They are a institution of higher learning that offers mentoring, online courses, diploma certificate programs, and externally-accredited Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science...

The Whidbey Institute
An educational organization co-creating transformational learning experiences on a 100 acre woodland campus, in service to a vision of people and communities wholeheartedly and effectively meeting the complex challenges of our time.

Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute
The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain is an Earth Sanctuary and Learning Community dedicated to Healing the Human-Earth Relationship. The educational farm and regenerative sustainability learning center reside on 38 acres in the Piedmont of North Carolina.

How Children Learn by John Holt
John Caldwell Holt was an American author and educator, a proponent of homeschooling and, specifically, the unschooling approach, and a pioneer in youth rights theory. This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John...

Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling
Selection from the book: What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children's growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools but that it isn't a school at all. It is not an artificial place, set up to make "learning" happen and in which nothing except...

Weapons of Mass Instruction
John Taylor Gatto's *Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through The Dark World of Compulsory Schooling* argues that the current system of compulsory schooling cripples imagination, discourages critical thinking, and creates a false view of learning as a byproduct of rote memorization...

upland hills learning community
Upland Hills School encourages children to know themselves and to connect with themselves and with their environment as responsible world citizens.

Fraser Valley Free Learners
Fraser Valley Free Learners is an extraordinary schooling environment in which children can learn and develop important lifelong skills such as leadership, public speaking, problem solving, critical thinking, time management, meditation and mindfulness, negotiation, conflict resolution and personal...

Hastings Community Centre Learning Garden
Community garden with 25 garden plots. Operated by Seasons of Food.

Norquay Community Learning Orchard
Community garden with 11 garden plots and 20 food trees. Operated by Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a nonprofit that provides free educational tools for learning math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history.

Folk University
Education for and by the curious folks of Cortes. Folk U is dedicated to bringing Cortes Islanders together to share what they know (and have fun doing it). Folk University is a project of Cortes Literacy in partnership with Cortes Islanders. At a time when our ideas and differences are being used...

EcoVersity
The Ecoversities Alliance is a community of learning practitioners from around the world committed to re-imagining higher education to cultivate human and ecological flourishing in response to the critical challenges of our times.

O.U.R. Ecovillage
Located on 25 acres near Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE began with a vision to create a model demonstration sustainable village community rooted in social, ecological, and economic well being. O.U.R. Ecovillage is the host site for O.U.R Community Association, a registered nonprofit...

Anki
Anki is a free and open-source spaced repetition flashcard program.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
David Attenborough, a 94 yr old naturalist, recounts his life and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime and the devastating changes he has seen, grieves the global nature loss and loss of wild places in a single lifetime, and offers a powerful...

BC Home Educators Association
BCHEA is a registered non-profit society dedicated to the protection of the family's freedom to educate children at home with minimal government intervention. BCHEA was registered in 1987 as an umbrella group to represent all home schoolers regardless of their philosophical or religious beliefs. Since...

Comox Valley Home Learners Network
Homeshool support group serving Courtney and the Comox Valley, BC.

North Island Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Port McNeill and North Vancouver Island, BC

Pender Island Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Pender Island, BC

A Place to Grow; The Culture of Sudbury Valley School by Daniel Greenberg
In 1968, a group of parents and educators founded Sudbury Valley School based on a clear vision of the individual freedom needed by children to flourish, and of a community governed equally by all its members. This book explores the array of principles and practices that have evolved and make up the...

The Meaning of Education by Daniel Greenberg
In 1968, a group of parents and educators founded Sudbury Valley School based on a clear vision of the individual freedom needed by children to flourish, and of a community governed equally by all its members. The task this book undertakes is to articulate the many strands that, together, form the...

Summerhill by A.S. Neill
Alexander Sutherland Neill (17 October 1883 – 23 September 1973) was a Scottish educator and author known for his school, Summerhill, and its philosophy of freedom from adult coercion and its community self-governance Neill wrote 20 books in his lifetime. Originally published in 1960, Summerhill...

The Underground History of American Education
John Taylor Gatto, invested over 10 years of dedicated research to uncover some of the most alarming ideas and writings by the creators and advocates of mandatory attendance schooling, which show where the system came from and why it was created. He combined these facts with his personal experience as...

Growing Without Schooling
John Holt's Growing Without Schooling (GWS), founded in 1977, was America's first home education newsletter. The website offers all back issues of GWS, homeshooling videos and resources, books and downloads.

Sit Illustrated: So, What's funny about meditation?
Once upon a time, not very long ago, in a land not renowned for its meditative traditions, a small group of spiritual aspirants began learning to “sit” or “meditate”. Although sitting is reputed to have multiple benefits, being funny is not usually mentioned as one of them. Perhaps this is just...

Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia, the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects.

Kiss the Ground
Kiss the Ground is a feature-length documentary focusing on regenerating the world’s soils. It shows that it's possible to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies through regenerative agriculture.

Earth: A Graphic Look at the State of the World
**A concise and comprehensive overview of the state of the planet and humanity.** Earth's ecological and human systems are in severe crisis. Although there is a wealth of information available, much of it is fragmented. The convergence of issues facing the earth are so interrelated that most of them...

Thus Spoke the Plant
The story of a scientist’s discovery of plant communication and how it influenced her research and changed her life. In this “phytobiography”–a collection of stories written in partnership with a plant–research scientist Monica Gagliano reveals the dynamic role plants play in genuine first-hand...

Homeschool Canada
Homeschool Canada began in 2011 to help homeschool families from all across Canada connect with each other, and to provide a central place where people can find national, provincial and regional information about homeschooling in Canada; including laws, guidelines and resources.

British Columbia Education and Training
Descriptions, resources and guidelines for homeschooling and alternative schooling as defined by the Government of British Columbia

Nanaimo Community Home Learners (NCHL)
Nanaimo Community Home Learners is a collection of families in and around Nanaimo who support one another on their homeschooling journeys. NCHL’s current membership includes over 60 diverse families from Nanaimo, Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Duncan, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach. Support...

The Golden Rule Project
"The mission of the Golden Rule Project is to increase awareness and the practice of compassion, kindness, and peace by sharing the universal principle of the Golden Rule through education, programming, and partnerships. The Golden Rule Project is not religious, not political, and not associated with...

Homelearners South of the Fraser
A secular Homelearners' support network for families in the Lower Mainland of Beautiful British Columbia Covering the range of homelearning styles from school-at-homers to radical unschoolers, and everything in between. The group meets at 1pm on Mondays at Redwood Park in Surrey.

Climate Hope Resource Guide
Helpful places on the Internet with resources to deal with Climate Grief and Eco-anxiety.

Climate Hope Gathering
Coming to terms with the climate crisis may be the most important work humanity needs to do in order to address our changing climate reality.Together we will call forth our creativity and find new pathways for thriving in the climate era. At Climate Hope, participants will gather in community to...

Campbell River Homeschoolers
Homeschool network and support group serving Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

Cornerstone Homeschoolers
Homeschool support group serving Courtney and the Comox Valley, BC.

Ladysmith and Chemainus Homeschoolers
Homeschool support group serving Ladysmith and Chemainus, BC

Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Homeshoolers
Homeschool support group serving Cowichan Valley and beyond.

Highschool Homelearning Victoria
Homeschool support group serving Victoria, BC

VicHomeLearn
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, BC

Victoria Christian Home Schoolers (VCHS)
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Western Communities, Sooke and Cowichan Valley, BC

Victoria Home Learner’s Network
Homeschool support group serving Greater Victoria, BC.

Heartwood Home Learners Cooperative
Homeschool support group serving Errington, BC

Port Alberni Homeschoolers
Homeschool support group serving Port Alberni, Bamfield, Ucluelet and Tofino, BC

Quadra Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Quadra Island

Salt Spring Island Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Salt Spring Island

Sooke Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Sooke, BC and surrounding area

VancouverMom.ca
A homeschool support group established in 2009, VancouverMom.ca is an online resource providing urban, hyperlocal information on what to do and and what's new for families in Metro Vancouver.

Have Fun. Learn Stuff. Grow.
Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Love Essays about the author's experience watching his two daughters learn and grow in an unschooling family. Thoughtful, heartfelt and inspiring reading for unschoolers and would-be unschoolers.

The Permaculture Academy
The Verge Permaculture Academy offers live online masterclasses with world-class faculty, collaborative learning experiences, and global networking on one simple, intuitive private platform.

The Farm Ecovillage Training Center
The Ecovillage Training Center assists transition towards a sustainable society by instruction in meeting basic needs for food, shelter, energy, fuel, gainful employment, and community process and progress. Featured classes include carbon farming, financial permaculture, natural building, and biodynamic...

International Association for the Study of Commons
The IASC is the leading professional association dedicated to the commons. The association, founded in 1989 by Elinor Ostrom and others, is devoted to bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for the purpose of improving governance and management, advancing understanding,...

Temenos Academy
An Academy for Education in the light of the Spirit: the Temenos Academy is an educational charity which offers education in philosophy and the arts in the light of the sacred traditions of east and West. The word "temenos" means a sacred precinct.

The Global Education Project
The Global Education Project is a Canadian non-governmental foundation with a 28-year history of publishing fact-packed educational wall posters, websites and producing live events to educate about important issues. The GEP's electronic publishing efforts have produced accessible web sites which now...

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 58,000 free eBooks for download or reading online. Including much or what has been catagorized as the world's 'great literature', with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment...

Algebra Rules
The most useful rules of basic algebra, free, simple, & intuitively organized.

EarthEasy Guide to Composting
An easy-to-follow practical guide for learning how to compost, including free-standing piles and container type methods

Tilth Alliance
The Tilth Alliance programs teach adults and children how to grow food, compost, garden organically, raise urban livestock, and conserve natural resources.

North Cascades Institute
Founded in 1986, the North Cascades Institute connects people, nature and community through science, art, literature and exploration of the North Cascades natural and cultural history.

TED: Ideas worth spreading
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of conference and videos featuring short informative talks on topics from science to business to global issues. The ted website's large collection of educational videos are all freely available for viewing and download.

PLACE - People Linking Art Community & Ecology
PLACE is a public-serving, experiential learning center to showcase and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression. Their goal is to incubate a local sustainability hub to allow people to see solutions in practice;...

Duolingo
Duolingo offers free lessons in 33+ languages, presented using a gamified version of spaced repetition.

The Center for Education and Research in Consciousness
The Center for Education and Research in Consciousness (CERC) initiative supports the development of undergraduate and graduate programs in Consciousness at the University of Washington Bothell. The Consciousness Minor at the University of Washington Bothell investigates the nature, dynamics, and functions...

Interfaith Community Sanctuary
A space for all religions, with the following tenets: "We seek the truth and speak our truth without fear. We are open to hearing and learning from each other. We reflect on our interfaith vision and nurture it in our hearts. We pray for the realization of our interfaith vision!

The Life of Birds
The Life of Birds is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough.

Planet Earth
Planet Earth is a 2006 British television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. The series has eleven episodes, each of which features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth, narrated by David Attenborough.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Wiktionary, the free dictionary
A collaborative project to produce a free-content multilingual dictionary.

Sugar Beet Food Co-op
Sugar Beet Food Co-op is open to the general public everyday from 7am - 9pm. Started by a group of neighbors in 2012, Sugar Beet Food Co-op was created to provide a marketplace for local growers and producers and greater access to local food. Sugar Beet is also a hub for skill sharing and learning about...

Oceanside Christian Home Learners
Homeschool support group serving Oceanside, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, Bowser, Errington and Coombs, BC

Oceanside Homeschoolers Vancouver Island
Homeschool support group serving Parksville and Qualicum Beach, BC

Bioneers
"Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers advances the great transformation underway in human civilization...

Cortes Children's Forest Trust
The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society has been formed to purchase Island Timberland forest land holdings immediately adjacent to Carrington Bay Park on Cortes Island. These forest lands will be held in trust for all the children of Cortes Island, in perpetuity. They will offer educational,...

Tree Sisters Reforestation
We fund the planting of trees to restore ecosystems and livelihoods whilst increasing protection against the extremes of climate change in multiple regions of the tropical forest belt. We do this in ways that recreate and restore natural forest ecosystems using indigenous species, fostering local knowledge...

Greenways Land Trust
**Enhancing Natural Areas for People and Wildlife** Greenways Land Trust is a registered charity and conservation organization that works to enhance the community through the creation and management of greenways networks, based on principles of stream and land stewardship. They act as an umbrella...

Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
Harmony, a book by Prince Charles, Tony Juniper and Ian Skelly, focuses on the environment and interconnections between climate change, architecture and agriculture.

The Berry Center
Challenging the industrial agriculture system, The Berry Center advances a holistic, "whole horse" approach that takes nature as its measure, consults the genius of the place, and accepts no harm to the ecosphere. Addressing what it will take to "revive farm economies, good land use, and vitality" for...

Apocalypse or Awakening: Living the Climate Emergency
How do we find meaning, purpose, and wholeness as we awaken to the emerging climate reality? How do we resist both denial and despair? Join us for a discussion on how to find our ground, and turn apocalyptic news into an awakening of our species that moves us to a new chapter in our evolution. Hollyhock...

David Suzuki Foundation
Co-founded by David Suzuki, award-winning geneticist and broadcaster... He is widely recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology. "Through evidence-based research, policy analysis, education and citizen empowerment, we conserve and protect the natural environment to create a sustainable Canada....

Mycology Logos
Mycology Logos is a school dedicated to mushrooms, lichens, and micro fungi, including the applied sciences of mycology and the practical arts of working with fungi. All Mycology Logos' spawn is grown using only organic, wild-crafted, and/or locally-sourced ingredients and the grains used in the cultivation...

Friends of Cortes Island
Friends of Cortes Island Society (FOCI) is a charitable organization that has been active for over 25 years. The organization exists to monitor and preserve the health of local ecosystems, and to provide educational programs that foster a greater understanding of the natural environment. Through all...

The Watershed Sentinel
The Watershed Sentinel has been the voice of the grassroots environmental movement in BC (and beyond) for over 25 years. Providing environmental community groups and thinkers –the folks who are working on-the-ground, with information on issues such as water, oil and gas projects, climate change, GMOs,...

John Todd Ecological Design
In situ remediation systems, called Restorers, can jumpstart the ecology of a water body, digest sediments and reduce nutrient levels, bringing the water body back into ecological health. They can also serve as habitat for wildlife and as a recreational amenity within a community. John Todd Ecological...

Play Is More than Just Fun
A pioneer in research on play, in this Ted Talk, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults -- and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.

Stream to Sea: K-12 Education
The Stream to Sea education program supports and provides resources to educators in British Columbia and Yukon. Students learn to become aquatic stewards by understanding, respecting and protecting freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems.

Ecosystem Restoration Camps
Ecosystem Restoration Camps is a grassroots non-profit organisation that seeks to transform damaged landscapes into thriving, biodiverse ecosystems. The Ecosystem Restoration Camps are local living labs where campers work together with the local community to actively implement restoration strategies,...

Tony Juniper
"A British campaigner, writer, sustainability advisor and environmentalist recognised for his work as Executive Director of Friends of the Earth, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. He was Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International from 2000-2008. He was the Green Party's parliamentary candidate...

Silva Forest Foundation
Founded by Herb Hammond, the Silva Forest Foundation (SFF) has pioneered an ecosystem-based conservation planning approach that protects biological diversity and ecological processes, while assisting communities and individuals to implement ecologically responsible human uses and develop conservation-based...

Living Machines
Living Machine Technology blends cutting-edge science and engineering with plants and beneficial bacteria to efficiently treat and reuse wastewater, providing lasting water solutions for communities everywhere. Based on the principles of wetland ecology.

The Rainforest Foundation
Founded by Trudie Sytler and Sting, The Rainforest Foundation is based on the idea of indigenous people — those intimately connected to their ancestral lands — having the legal right to protect the forests we all depend on. At the time it was founded, environmental organizations didn't generally...

Solar Cities
Solar Cities is an international platform with the intention of providing an open-source virtual hackspace for Biogas Innoventors and Practitioners and training for all those researching, developing and deploying sustainable solutions for flourishing societies.

Costa Rica Limpia
Costa Rica Limpia (Clean Costa Rica) was founded by Dr. Monica Araya with the mission is to "promote clean development from a citizenship approach."

Worldwatch Institute
Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute's top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and...

Global Ecovillage Network
"GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures. "What is an Ecovillage? "An ecovillage...

Seed and Plant Sanctuary
A charitable organization dedicated to the health and vitality of the earth through the preservation and promotion of heritage seeds. It is committed to maintaining, evaluating and keeping databases for all the edible, medicinal and useful crops that can be grown in Canada.

Marnie’s Books
An independent book store on Cortes Island with a great selection of books, including many titles on sustainable living, social justice, and environmentalism. The store is solar powered and wood heated.

Global Earth Repair Conference
The Global Earth Repair Conference will bring 500 or more people together to talk about earth repair (ecosystem restoration) at local, regional, state, national and international levels. The Global Earth Repair Conference facilitates the exchange of information between earth repair practitioners. The...

Polis
A software product that's intended to help organizations make collective decisions more smoothly, identifying areas of greatest agreement among a range of possible outcomes.

Earth Microbiome Project
The Earth Microbiome Project (EMP) is an initiative to collect natural samples and to analyze the microbial community around the globe.

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
"OAEC's [and the OAEC Water Institute's] work focuses on cultivating ecological literacy and building the capacity of civic and social movement leaders and organizations to guide their communities toward an ecologically regenerative, economically viable, and socially just future. We see that the most...

Skelly, Ian
British writer, filmmaker, broadcaster, and co-author of Harmony with HRH The Prince of Wales.

Gift Ecology: Reimagining A Sustainable World
Written by Peter Denton, 'Gift Economy' proposes that to create a sustainable future, we need to change the game itself. We cannot simply try to solve our problems one at a time. Instead, we need to reimagine sustainability in all its dimensions — social, cultural, environmental and economic — to...



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