Doris Badir, P.H.Ec., was a Canadian Home Economist highly respected throughout the world. She was a leader within the Home Economics profession, serving as president of both the Canadian Home Economics Association (1976-78) and the International Federation for Home Economics (1988-92). As part of her work with IFHE, she was instrumental in influencing the United Nations to declare 1994 as the International Year of the Family. In academia, she served as Dean of the Faculty of Home Economics at the University of Alberta; following her term as Dean, she was an Advisor to the President on equity issues until her retirement in 1990. For her international leadership in home economics, she was awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the Universities of Alberta, Manitoba and Helsinki. Doris passed away in June, 2011, at the age of 87.The Doris Badir Award in Home Economics/Human Ecology Leadership was initiated by Betty Crown, Dianne Kieren, and Marie Slusar in cooperation with the Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association to honour Prof. Doris Badir.
Aim of the Award:
To support projects that will lead to having a larger cohort of leaders within the human ecology/home economics profession.
Examples of Eligible Projects (not limited to these):
Terms of Reference:
1. A maximum amount of $1,000 will be disbursed during any one fiscal year. More than one grant of lesser value may be awarded.
2. Applications must include all the information requested on the application form.
Deadline for applications is February 28. The committee will consider requests for application extensions. Please use the General Application Form found here.
A report and copies of original receipts will be due at the completion of the project; any unused funds must be returned to the Fund.
To provide support for this award to continue, you may consider sending a cheque to the Canadian Home Economics Foundation, a registered charity. Mail to the address below, specifying it be designated to the Leadership Development Award. A tax receipt for a gift of $20 or more will be sent to you.
You may also visit our website, www.chef-fcef.ca, to make a donation online.
The Canadian Home Economics Foundation is a registered charity, Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Registration #BN 88912-6066 RR0001. Annual Reports and Financial Statements are available on request by mail or email.
Canadian Home Economics Foundation, P.O. Box 2582 Stn Main, WINNIPEG , MB R3C 4B3
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.