From time to time, OHEA establishes awards to recognize the valuable contributions of volunteers. OHEA also offers incentive awards to university students in Ontario who achieve high academic standing in home economics-related courses. Project funding and grants are also available to members for educational programs through various foundations. Further details on these awards and grant programs follow.
The Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award for Excellence in Technical Writing CHEF Writing awards for undergraduate and graduate students
PRIZES:$500 in each category TO ENTER:Submit an original paper, or adapt a seminar report or term paper on recent research or new developments in an area of home economics (max. 3,000 words, in English or French). ENTRY DEADLINE:Postmarked by April 30, 2015 FOR COMPLETE ENTRY DETAILS:Contact Isabel Palmeter, Trustee, Canadian Home Economics Foundation, P.O. Box 2410, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0. Phone: 902-798-2502; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.chef-fcef.ca Writing Competition Details - click here Winners 1986 - 2014
Edith Rowles Simpson Family Finance Award
Individual Home Economists and/or Home Economics Associations are encouraged to apply for this award which supports professional updating in family finance. Application Here: Click here to view the application - PDF
OHEA President's Distinguished Service Award
This award is presented by the President at the OHEA Annual General Meeting to recognize the outstanding volunteer contributions of an individual member or members of OHEA in the preceding year. The recipient(s) of the award are chosen by the President and are presented with a framed certificate.
OHEA Founder's Honour Award
The Founder's Honour Award is given to a Professional Home Economist who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. The nominee shall be a member of OHEA who has made a sustained contribution to the profession in the broader community in which they practice. Nominations for this award shall be forwarded to the current OHEA Chairperson and must include a brief biography of the nominee, a rationale for the contributions made by the nominee, and the signatures of two OHEA members. The award consists of a framed certificate which is presented at the Annual General Meeting.
To see a list of OHEA President's Distinguished Service Award and OHEA Founder's Honour Award winners, please click here.
Volunteer Recognition Awards
This award is given annually to recognize volunteers who have completed their terms of office on the Board of Directors or Executive or who have completed their work on standing or ad hoc committees. The award will be presented at the Annual General Meeting immediately following the completion of their work or term of office.
Non-members may only be considered for the Volunteer Recognition Award if they are not eligible for membership in OHEA.
OHEA INCENTIVE AWARD
The OHEA Incentive Award is presented to a student who is entering their final year of study at Ryerson University's School of Nutrition, Brescia College of the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Guelph's College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. The recipient is chosen by the university for displaying the following qualities:
Maintains high academic standing in a Home Economics-related course of study;
Shows interest and concern for the work of the profession;
Plans for a professional career or further academic study in Home Economics or a related profession (Human Ecology, Family Relations, Applied Nutrition);
Demonstrates potential leadership qualities;
Has successfully completed a Professional Practice course in Home Economics or a related area; and
Furthers the aims of the Ontario Home Economics Association.
The award consists of a year's membership in the Ontario Home Economics Association, as well as a certificate. An article about the recipient will appear in OHEA Today.
Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario International Scholarship The Helen M.McKercher sholarship
This scholarship was established in 1976 to recognize Helen McKercher's years of service to FWIO as Director of the Women's Institute and Home Economics Service. Value: $1,200 Purpose: To assist a graduate student to pursue a post-graduate degree in Family and Consumer Studies, Home Economics or in a related program. Eligibility:
For the 2017 scholarship, students must complete a 500-word essay, answering the question:
"How would you put life skills back into high schools?"
Must be a resident of Ontario for five years.
Must be a graduate of a Canadian University.
Previous winners are not eligible.
The FWIO Provincial Office must receive proof of enrolment by September 30th. After the September 30th deadline, awards are forfeited.
When only one application is received, a mark of 75% must be attained for a Scholarship award.
Canadian Home Economics Foundation Grants Program - 2002-2012Child Poverty and Life Skills
The Canadian Home Economics Foundation (CHEF) invites applications for a special granting program for the years 2002 - 2012, directed to the problem of child poverty and the development of life skills in Canadian youth. Applications are invited from Canadian primary, elementary or secondary home economics/family studies educators for projects or programs to benefit low-income or at-risk students.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: MARGARET SPEECHLY STANSFIELD AWARD
Professionals who work and study in the area of consumer studies and family resource management are invited to apply for an award to support research projects or innovative public service or educational projects in the field.