OHEA is pleased to welcome new PHEcs this fall! Read about each new PHEc below.
old, I organized my first food drive, “Fill the [Hockey] Net for the Food Bank”, and in high school created “Food Fight”, a week-long food drive competition between six local high schools in the Quinte Region for which I was awarded an RBC Make 150 Count grant.
I come from a small town in South-Eastern Ontario with a population of only 3000 people! Growing up with few community activities (or malls) piqued my interest in nutrition, cooking, and going to the gym. Little did I know, these interests would lead me to become a Home Economist and turn my passion to a profession.
Health and wellness have always been areas that I love to learn and practice. During my second year of university, my professor Dr. Matthews introduced to me the meaning of home economics. I learned that the principles include so many things found in our everyday life, from nutrition and wellness to financials and education. I was surprised to learn the field is not just what I pictured as my high school home-ec course!
I am excited to be a part of OHEA and look forward to the coming year!
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
back to her hometown in 2012 to stay close to her family and enjoy the BC landscape. Currently, she works in a senior role for a world class research institute in downtown Vancouver.
Saira has always been passionate about healthy eating and proper nutrition for a good, quality life. She was able to overcome her own weight struggles during university as an undergrad student and sustained her weight loss for decades. As she wants to follow her passion to help others who are facing similar weight struggles and foster a good relationship with food, Saira is in the process of starting her online nutrition business practice - expected to launch in early January 2023.
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.