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 Media Centre
The OHEA Media Centre has changed so members can access information more easily. Through this tab, members can access links and resources, videos, media releases from Professional Home Economists (P.H.Ecs) on a variety of topics, and access the freelance home economists directory. We are continually looking for links and resources that are beneficial to OHEA members and individuals can submit a link or file under the Links and Resources tab.
Members can now access branch association’s highlights, news and events quickly! Visit the Branch Associations tab for a description of each branch and see highlights from recent events. The Toronto Home Economics Association’s (THEA) webpage and Affiliated Associations, such as the International Home Economics Association (IFHE), is now housed under this tab.
As leaders and advocates for food literacy, it is important that we demonstrate the hard work many of our members have spent their careers working towards. We have now introduced a Food Literacy tab where members can access resources and see food literacy updates in the news. Submit a resource that will help others educate under the Resources tab.
Other notable changes include:
The next phase of our website redesign is to begin working on the members’ page. Please continue to be patient with us as we look to improve this area of the site. If you notice information that is outdated or incorrect, please contact Rachelle Provost. Your help is greatly appreciated to improve the site for all of our members and the public.
Rachelle Provost recently completed her degree at Brescia University College in the Nutrition and Dietetics stream, and graduated in June 2018. In May, she began a one-year post-degree Diploma in Public Relations from Western University’s Continuing Studies and has obtained the Professional Home Economist designation. She looks forward to joining a strong network of professionals with similar interests, and encourages other new graduates to consider pursuing this opportunity.
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.