It is time for seeking nominations for the AGM OHEA awards, again!
Consider nominating a peer P.H.Ec. (Registered, New Graduate or Retired Member) for the OHEA Founder's Award who has contributed meaningful, and exemplary volunteer service to the Ontario Home Economics Association, the workplace, and the community-at-large for a number of years.
To nominate, please email email@example.com with a description of 100 words or less with the following information:
1. Name of the nominee
2. Why the nominee is worthy of the award.
Submission deadline: April 15, 2022.
The Board of Directors will review all nominations and decide on an awardee which will be announced at the May/June 2022 AGM. The winner will receive a plaque in the mail and will be recognized in the OHEA communications.
Canadian cookbook author and TV host Margaret Dickenson dominates the Entertaining category at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris
Paris, France, December 13, 2021 – At the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards held last week in Paris, France, world-renowned Ottawa cookbook author and TV host Margaret Dickenson, P.H.Ec was honoured with two prestigious awards in the Entertaining category.
From the Ambassador’s Table: Blueprints for Creative Entertaining was recognized in the Best of the Best – 25 Years category, and Margaret’s Table: Easy Cooking & Inspiring Entertaining won in the Best Entertaining Book category.
Home entertaining is more popular than ever, and the trend is very likely to continue. Margaret Dickenson’s books are the gold reference in personal entertaining for experienced and novice cooks. Margaret’s Table features 30 menus including themed ideas, 150 unique personally created recipes, brilliant, inspiring and accessible food styling and presentation ideas, over 70 mesmerizing photos, tips, and tricks (make ahead, shortcuts, alternate ingredients and techniques) as well as easy strategies and steps on how to make it all come together.
From Chinese spoons and innovative presentation and serving ideas to drizzles and edible flowers, the pages of the books will inspire you to look in your pantry, in your fridge and around your home to find the extra touch of pizazz that will make your dishes particularly special for your guests.
available to order on Amazon and Amazon Canada.
“There is a quote by Maya Angelou that I am especially fond of: ‘People may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.’ When it comes to entertaining, her words ring very true. I always want to wow my guests and leave them enchanted, so they remember their time at my table long after the event.”
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The 2018-2019 President's award was presented by Dr. June Matthews, PhD, RD, P.H.Ec., to Rachelle Provost, P.H.Ec. on March 23, 2019. Congratulations Rachelle! We are P.H.Ec. proud of you.
The following speech was read by June at the annual OHEA conference.
The recipient of this award is chosen by the President to recognize the outstanding volunteer contributions of an individual member in the preceding year.
The member receiving the award for 2018-19 has definitely made an outstanding contribution to OHEA! She has volunteered hundreds of hours over the past year to make sure we are a relevant professional association in the 21st century. She is a shining example of the skills and talents that young Professional Home Economists bring to our association.
The 2018-2019 Founder's award was presented by Dr. June Matthews, PhD, RD, P.H.Ec., to Maria Depenweiller, P.H.Ec. on March 23, 2019. Congratulations Maria! We are P.H.Ec. proud of you.
The following speech was read by June at the annual OHEA conference.
The Founder’s Award is given to a Professional Home Economist who has made sustained and outstanding contributions to the profession in the broader communities in which he/she practices.
This is certainly the case for this year’s recipient! A young Professional Home Economist, she, too, has dedicated hundreds of hours to OHEA, and previously to her local Home Economics branch. This is a significant accomplishment given that she has many other personal and professional commitments.
OHEA would like to recognize and congratulate three outstanding Professional Home Economists (P.H.Ec).
The image shown is featured in the current issue (September 2018) of Brescia University College's Alumnae Magazine, BOLD. It shows three Professional Home Economists who received outstanding recognition from Brescia University College this year:
OHEA is thrilled to congratulate OHEA member Erin MacGregor and her business partner, Dara Gurau, as they have been placed on the shortlist for Taste Canada Awards. In its 21st year, Taste Canada Awards has announced a shortlist of cookbooks and food blogs competing for a culinary writing award. 91 cookbooks and 50 food blogs are entered in the competition!
2018 OHEA Awards -OHEA's President's Distinguished Service Award and OHEA Founder's Honour Award Recipients and Speeches
At OHEA's 39th annual conference on March 24, 2018, Jason Eaton, P.H.Ec., and Erin MacGregor, RD., P.H.Ec., were awarded with OHEA's President's Distinguished Service Award and OHEA Founder's Honour Award, respectively.
Cindy Hartman, P.H.Ec. presented Erin with her award at the conference. Jason was not present at the conference, but Cindy gave a speech about both Erin and Jason at the conference. Cindy presented Jason the OHEA President's Distinguished Service Award 2018 at the LHEA AGM & dinner on Tuesday May 8th at Growing Chefs in London.
Please see photos and speeches below.
Congratulations to Jason and Erin, both very well deserving recipients of the 2018 OHEA awards!
Thank you to the conference planning committee and all of the wonderful volunteers who helped to organize OHEA's 39th annual conference and thank you to all of our sponsors! We also would like to thank everyone who came out to the conference and showed their #PHEcPride. We truly appreciate it, and could not have had such a great event without your support!
Doris Badir, P.H.Ec., was a Canadian Home Economist highly respected throughout the world. She was a leader within the Home Economics profession, serving as president of both the Canadian Home Economics Association (1976-78) and the International Federation for Home Economics (1988-92). As part of her work with IFHE, she was instrumental in influencing the United Nations to declare 1994 as the International Year of the Family. In academia, she served as Dean of the Faculty of Home Economics at the University of Alberta; following her term as Dean, she was an Advisor to the President on equity issues until her retirement in 1990. For her international leadership in home economics, she was awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the Universities of Alberta, Manitoba and Helsinki. Doris passed away in June, 2011, at the age of 87.The Doris Badir Award in Home Economics/Human Ecology Leadership was initiated by Betty Crown, Dianne Kieren, and Marie Slusar in cooperation with the Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association to honour Prof. Doris Badir.
At a ceremony held Dec. 19, 2017 in Nepean, Ellie Topp, P.H.Ec. received a Canada 150 Medal along with 50 other deserving individuals including her husband Clarke and her most recent co-author Marilyn Booth, retried RD. “Each of us walked across the stage to receive the medal from our MP Chandra Arya while a short summary of our activities was read aloud” recounts Ellie modestly.
Medals were awarded in each riding to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to their immediate community. Ellie was nominated for her outstanding dedication on the NROCRC Board and for her devoted work as a Professional Home Economist.
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.