The Home-Based Learning Society of Alberta

Supporting Families with Children for Home Learning & Community

What is HLSA?

The Home-Based Learning Society of Alberta (HLSA) is a non-profit society that is based in Edmonton and the surrounding area. 

HLSA provides information and support to families that have children learning at home and in the community.  Families of all lifestyles, learning styles, and ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.  HLSA supports choice in education for children and adults, and helps to put home-based learners in touch with each other.  Members of HLSA volunteer to run a variety of events, activities, and field trips throughout the year.

About Our Events

Forms & Member Info

Contact & Connect

We acknowledge that our community gathers on land within Treaty Six territory and the Métis Nation Homeland known as amiskwaciwâskahikan, or Edmonton. It is the traditional gathering place of many First Nations, including the Nehiyaw (Cree), Denesuliné (Dene), Nakota Sioux (Stoney), Anishnaabe (Saulteaux) and Niitsitapi (Blackfoot).

We acknowledge that we are all treaty people and that this land has offered us an abundance of shelter, nurture and sustenance. Our HLSA community has made many memories on this land for generations of home educating families. These gatherings have given young people and their families an opportunity to make meaningful connections and long lasting relationships.

While HLSA’s mission is to be a welcoming space for a diverse group of home educating families, we acknowledge that we have not been intentional in creating a safe and welcoming space for Indigenous families. As part of reconciliation, we are committed to doing better, “as long as the sun shines, the rivers flow and the grass grows.”