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Designated Funds

Held separately from the General Fund, these funds were initiated by associations or individuals to pay tribute to a home economist, or to support a specific project area.Click on each fund for more details.

Atlantic Canada Community Project Fund : supports community-based projects in Atlantic Canada to improve the well-being and health of women, children or families in the region.

Communications and Information Dissemination - Gwenyth Bailey Simpson Award:

supports projects that disseminate information to the public in current developments on topics related to food, general nutrition or consumer information and that involve a home economist or professional in a related field.

Consumer Studies and Family Resource Management - Margaret Speechly Stansfield Memorial Award : an annual award to support research or innovative public service or education projects in consumer economics or family resource management.

Family Finance - Edith Rowles Simpson Award : an annual award for professional updating in family finance.

Health Protection Lecture - Gwen E. Leslie Memorial Award : an annual public lecture or lectures on food or health protection topics.

Healthy Eating and Resource Management - Regina HELP Award : to support locally identified community-based projects in Saskatchewan aimed at significantly improving the well-being and health of women, children or families

Home Economics Teacher Education - University of Saskatchewan : to enhance the home economics teacher education program at the University of Saskatchewan.

International Development Project - Engberg-Fewster Fund: supports projects by Canadian home economists and their colleagues in the developing world.

Leadership Development - Doris Badir Awardsupports leadership development activities in Canada and internationally.

Resource for Youth - Patricia J. Hames Award: offers grants to Canadian primary, elementary or secondary home economics/family studies educators to support projects directed to alleviating child poverty and developing life skills in Canadian youth. - Emmie Oddie Award : supports a consumer information website:

Establishment of Special Funds: information and guidelines for groups and/or individuals who may wish to establish a special fund.

CHEF grant application form English

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