Teachers' Staffroom

Home Education

The goal of education in the Yukon is to meet the unique needs of every child and to develop the whole child.


Additional Home Education Resources

  • LearnNowBC: Free online services from BC Education, created specifically for distributed learners.
  • The Canadian Home Based Learning Resource Page: Information and links about home education.
  • Canada's Homeschool Guide: Connecting Canadian families with Home Education resources.
  • Yukon Public Libraries: Books on home based education are available in public libraries.
  • Yukon Children's Dental Program: (867) 667-8360 Or toll-free 1-800-661-0408 Ext. 8360
  • Yukon Health Services: (867) 667-6371 (in Whitehorse) or contact your local nursing station
  • Yukon Hearing Services Whitehorse: (867) 667-5913 or toll-free 1-800-661-0408 Ext. 5913

For additional support and information, the Yukon Home Educators' Society (YHES) organizes activities, provides suggestions for home education resources, arranges support group meetings and welcomes all enquiries about home based learning.

The YHES believes:
• Home education can be a rewarding and challenging experience for children and their parents.
• Home education provides a child centered approach in a tutorial situation that allows students to progress at their own speed and to explore subjects that interest them in depth.
• Home education combines a variety of educational methods including self-directed learning, directed learning, curriculum based education methods and individualized programs.

“Home Education gives my children the opportunity to explore, create and have fun.”

~ Jody Cox, home educator.

"I like working on my own, at my own pace. Homeschooling lets me do this. Also, I have more free time."

~ Home education student, aged 11.


Yukon Education Student Network

The Yukon Education Student Network is the central portal for all Yukon school websites, curriculum links and educational resources. Information & resources for First Nations, the First Class Communication System, Digital Literacy, the Yukon Student Information System (YSIS) and the Yukon School Athletic Association are all are available on YESNet.