OHEA's Professional Development Units (PDU) Program, launched in May 1998, is designed to recognize the efforts of home economists to enhance their professional competency and development through qualifying activities. Participation is voluntary but demonstrates commitment to enhancing professional competency through the acquisition of news skills and knowledge. A handbook explaining the program, as well as annual reporting forms (to be completed each year by November 30th), are provided below for your information.
OHEA is accepting registration for its self-study course Introduction to Home Economics –Philosophy and Practice. The course is designed for those wishing to become Professional Home Economists in Ontario and who have not the necessary professional requirement for a credit course or equivalent on the philosophy and practice of home economics as part of their undergraduate education. The course will be of interest to current members who wish to review and update their knowledge of the home economics practice and philosophy. OHEA recognizes that professional practice depends on what each individual brings to that practice. What we do depends very much on who we are, the way we work with others, the values and beliefs that guide our practice. An important part of being and becoming a professional is to become conscious of who we are, what assumptions and beliefs guide us, how we perceive others and our relationships with them, and what has influenced us as we traveled to this point, at this time, in this place. For further information see the back of the application (see link below).