Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) is hosting a leadership workshop on Saturday, November 17, 2018, and you will not want to this miss event. Titled “Career Leadership while Influencing the Community,” this is your chance to take your career in a completely new direction!
Here’s why you should attend:
You are invited to the annual Food and Nutrition Forum held at the 2018 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair at Exhibition Place in Toronto.
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:
The Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) is pleased to announce a leadership workshop being held in November 2018. The objective of this workshop is to increase awareness, through leadership, of the nonprofit sector to boost a resume, influence a community and network with Home Economists.
What: Career Leadership while Influencing the Community – a Workshop
When: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8:30 am to 3 pm
Where: Brescia University College, London, Ontario
Cost: Students $5
OHEA members and guests $20
Payment: Cheque or credit
Submitted by Mary Carver, P.H.Ec.
Bravo to Ottawa Home Economists who held the annual Pant-a-Thon event at Algonquin College on September 4-7, 2018. 536 pairs of culinary uniform trousers were hemmed (over four days) resulting in a donation to the Algonquin College Food Cupboard of $4,275.00.
By: Rachelle Provost, VP Communications
Over the last two weeks, the OHEA website has been down for maintenance, and we are excited to release the updated version. You may have noticed the navigation on the site has changed with tabs being moved and new options being available. This blog post is intended to help members understand the largest changes.
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!
By: Gurneet Dhami, P.H.Ec.
Gurneet Dhami is a Masters candidate completing a dietetic training program and thesis surrounding dietetic diversity and professional culture at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has previously completed her studies at Ryerson University, where she has graduated from the BASc nutrition and food program (with a minor in sociology) as well as a certificate specializing in food security in her hometown of Toronto. Gurneet hopes to contribute to the dietetics profession through research and opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) would like to congratulate the New Brunswick Home Economics Association on the 100th anniversary of their association. One hundred years as a professional association is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates your members' dedication to the profession of Home Economics, as well to their own personal and professional development.
The work of the Home Economists of New Brunswick over the last 100 years has lead to advocacy across many sectors - the result of which has been improved quality of life for individuals and families in their community and beyond. An important testament to the value of their work is also the fact that the number one suggestion received from New Brunswickers to make their province healthier was to have mandatory Home Economics classes! (1) This finding has contributed significantly to the growing conversations across several jurisdictions about this much-needed curriculum change.
The New Brunswick Home Economics Association also had a conference on June 1-3, 2018. Their theme was "Celebrate the Past, Embrace the Present, and Look to the Future." We hope this three day event was filled with knowledge, creating connections, and encouraging Professional Home Economists to further develop this profession.
Once again, we would like to congratulate the New Brunswick Home Economics Association on this monumental accomplishment.
New Brunswick Medical Society. (2017). Top 3 in 10: Taking back New Brunswick’s Health.
As graduation season is upon us, we wanted to inspire new graduates to pursue their Professional Home Economist (P.H.Ec) designation. A few weeks ago we asked our members what the P.H.Ec designation meant to them. These are some of their responses:
Dr. June Matthews, PhD, RD, P.H.Ec.
I value both of my professional designations – Professional Home Economist (P.H.Ec.) and Registered Dietitian (RD) – and proudly include them on my name badge, business cards, CV, and faculty webpage. I also display my certificates of registration in a prominent location in my office.
I introduce myself to every new class by explaining my credentials and how I achieved them. Sadly, students are not aware of the P.H.Ec. designation, but once they learn about the benefits and opportunities associated with membership in OHEA (which is a professional association and a regulatory body under the laws of Ontario), they are eager to pursue this credential.
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.