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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:

September 30, 2018 - Consumer Studies and Family Resource Management:

                                        Margaret Speechly Stansfield Memorial Award

September 30, 2018 - Graduate Student Award

 November 15, 2018 - Resource for Youth: Patricia J. Hames Award

Congratulations to:

Lauren Degenstein, University of Alberta; winner of the 2018 Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award for Excellence in Technical Writing (undergraduate category).

Lauren's winning paper was: 'Biodegradable vs. Non-Biodegradable Textiles: Environmental Impacts Under Standard Landfill Conditions'.

Leigh Merotto, Ryerson University; 2018 winner of the Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award for Excellence in Technical writing (graduate category).

Leigh's paper was 'The environmental impact of open-net salmon farming: A critical review and recommendations for policy in Canada'.

Announcing:  Canadian Symposium XV

The 15th Canadian Symposium for Home Economics will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia at the University of British Columbia from February 22-24, 2019. The theme of this symposium is Issues and Directions in Home Economics/Family Studies/Human Ecology.Visit the website at Canadian Symposium to read more about the symposium and fr proceedings of past events..


Upcoming Executive Meetings to consider proposals :

October 15, 2018            Applications for grants should be received by October 8,                                                 2018. Time sensitive applications may be reviewed

                                           earlier. Contact for more information.)


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