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Canadian Home Economics Foundation


The mission of the Canadian Home Economics Foundation is to provide improved quality of life to families and individuals in Canada by providing financial assistance to home economists in carrying out home economics research, developing educational tools, and in conducting public service projects, and to support post-secondary education related to the home economics profession.


Calls for Proposals:

Upcoming deadlines for proposals:

Designated Funds:

June 30, 2018 - Family Finance: Edith Rowles Simpson Award


Congratulations to:

Kira Jewell, University of Guelph; winner of the 2017 Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award for Excellence in Technical Writing (undergraduate category).

Kira's winning paper was: 'Review of existing observational mealtime studies; Examining how parent feeding practices influence child eating behaviours and weight status'

Announcing:  Canadian Symposium XV

The 15th Canadian Symposium for Home Economics is being held in Vancouver, British Columbia at the University of British Columbia from February 22-24, 2019. You can view details about the weekend at the Symposium website .The theme of this symposium is Issues and Directions in Home Economics/Family Studies/Human Ecology with a special focus on "Transformative practice, ecology and everyday life". Papers are encouraged that address this theme but other research related to Home Economics, Human Ecology and Family Studies will also be considered. Visit the website at Canadian Symposium to read more about the theme and its connection to the special issue in the IFHE journal.


For questions, contact the symposium organizers at

Online M.Ed. in Home Economics Education:

UBC Faculty of Education has posted the recorded online information session for this course.

The January 11, 2017 online information session can be viewed online at the HEE4 webpage under the information session tab.  The web page is:



Upcoming Executive Meetings to consider proposals :

August 28, 2018             Applications for General Fund grants should be received by

                                           August 21, 2018. Time sensitive applications may be reviewed

                                           earlier. Contact for more information.)


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