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:
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.
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.
A copy of OHEA's cookbook 'Homegrown' sold for $200 on March 15th at a live charity auction held at the 91st annual Ottawa Valley Farm Show.
The sale raised $15,000 for CHEO's Neonatal Unit in one short hour.
Mary Carver, P.H.Ec. of the OHEA Board presents the buyer Mark Groen of Monsanto Canada with his copy of the book which celebrates foods that we grow, raise or produce in Canada.
Bravo to the Ottawa Valley Farm Show, all auction donors and buyers. Bravo to homegrown Canadian food and the farmers that produce it.
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.
Another great initiative by the keen group of Ottawa HEA members to help those in need. The ladies made 219 hats in less than 4 hours! This year, the children’s hats will go to the Snowsuit Fund, and all the adult hats will go to Centre 507, an adult drop-in centre at Centretown United Church.
The crew: Betty Young, Sue Thorne, Lorna Boyko, Ellie Topp, Judy Leeson, Gail Nevraumont, Carol Badenoch, Linda Robbins, Ellen Boynton, Linda Reasbeck, Mary Johnston, Maxine Robertson, Kim Zidychouski, Anne-Marie Ellis, Audrey Schreyer, and Liz Pearson.
Fall 2017 Pant-A-Thon - Putting The Skills & Talents of Ottawa Home Ec Association Members to Great Use!
September is the time of year when the skills and talents of many Ottawa Home Economics Association members’ are put to great use volunteering for the students at Algonquin College. Tuesday, September 5 (Orientation Day) marked the start of the Fall 2017 intake of new Algonquin College Culinary and Baking Students, and the 5th Pant-a-Thon held at the school.
OHEA & Ottawa HEA members who contributed to make this event a success include: Linda Robbins, Lynn Stewart, Mary Johnston, Ellen Boynton, Ellie Topp, Linda Reasbeck, Anne-Marie Ellis, Cathy Enright, Betty Young, Audrey Schryer, and Gisele Aucoin (former member).
For more information on the history of World Home Economics Day and this year's theme please visit the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) website here.
OHEA was invited by the St. Elizabeth A. Seton School Parent Council, in the Ottawa area, to present ideas for healthy school lunch options to parents at their Parent Engagement Workshop on November 16th. Lucky for us, Mary Carver, P.H.Ec, and Linda Reasbeck, P.H.Ec., both from the Ottawa Home Economics Association (and OHEA) volunteered to help.
Mary covered food literacy, the online OHEA petition, status of Canada's Food Guide, tips/tricks for lunches, information about OHEA, where to find credible nutrition information, getting kids in the kitchen to cook real food. This was followed by a Question and Answer period.
Linda had a hands-on exhibit with samples of lunch containers, healthy mini-muffins to sample, fruit and veggie kabobs, hard-cooked eggs, lean meat, whole grains etc. and presented with the help of a capable and keen male student - it was great fun. Emphasis was on healthy, quick to assemble, fun and colourful real food that kids will eat – not discard. Minimizing salt, sugar, fat and and overly processed foods.
A big thank you to Mary Carver, P.H.Ec., and Linda Reasbeck, P.H.Ec., for making this such a successful event. Information submitted by Mary Carver, P.H.Ec.
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.