In 2018, Cathy assisted June Matthews and presented a leadership workshop at Brescia College. Cathy says that passing the torch to future Home Economists defines who she is as a Home Economist.
During the Pandemic in 2020, OHEA went into partnership with Bell Media and participated in the Care for the Caregivers Campaign. Cathy volunteered to head up a committee for a Care for the Caregivers page on the OHEA website. Members were invited to contribute articles and Cathy edited the submissions.
In 2021 Cathy felt very strongly about updating the Online Professional Practice Course by modernizing the content, making it more interactive and creating less responsibility for the mentor. She set out to find a content specialist and an educational designer. She also relentlessly pursued the Canadian Home Economics Foundation to procure a grant to cover expenses for the course. Her dream is to unite the provincial associations with the Course as a focal point.
Recently, in 2021 Cathy worked with Brooke McLean, VP of Social Media to write a Communications Policy for OHEA.
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.