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Canadian Home Economics Foundation

Our Mission

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 economics professionals 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:

Calls for Proposals:

Upcoming deadlines for proposals: In light of the Covid19 pandemic, extensions for proposals will be considered. Please notify us at if you are requesting an extension.

Designated Funds:

May 1, 2020 - Resource for Youth (Patricia J. Hames) Award

General Funds:

April 30, 2020  - Elizabeth Feniak Award for Excellence in Technical Writing                                        (students)


Click on Grants and Awards for details and criteria for each award.


Winners of the 2019 Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award for Excellence in Technical Writing

Catherine Littler, Mount St. Vincent University; winner of the 2019 Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award for Excellence in Technical Writing (undergraduate category).

Catherine's winning paper was: 'Not Your Mother's Meatballs: Edible Insects in Contemporary Western Societies'.

There was a tie for first in the graduate categories. The two winners are:

Madison Darragh, Ryerson University; Madison's paper was 'The Health at Every Size Approach to Health: A Critical Review'.

Alyssa Ramuscak, Ryerson University: Alyssa's paper was 'A Critical Review Exploring Taxation on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages as a Strategy to Address Obesity in Canada'.


Canadian Symposium XV

The 15th Canadian Symposium for Home Economics was held in Vancouver, British Columbia at the University of British Columbia from February 22-24, 2019. The theme of this symposium was Transformative Practice, Ecology and Everyday Life. Visit the website at Canadian Symposium for proceedings of past events..


Upcoming Executive Meetings to consider proposals :


April 20, 2020 - Applications for General Grants should be received by April 13.

                             Time sensitive applications may be reviewed earlier.


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