By: Bryn Brouwers, OHEA Student Member
Critical conversations are needed around agriculture and food systems
By: OHEA Student Member Shelby Weaver
The ebb and flow (but mainly ebb) of willingness to sacrifice and unmitigated communion in romantic relationships
By: Rebecca Horne, P.H.Ec., MSc
On March 23, 2019 I had the pleasure of attending my first Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) conference at Brescia University College. I was excited to have the opportunity to meet current and future Professional Home Economists (P.H.Ec.) and explore the possibilities of this field.
The theme for this year’s conference was “40 Years of OHEA: Past, Present & Future”. The theme was well represented as many speakers talked about how OHEA has evolved over time. I was motivated to see how I can help OHEA develop over the next 40 years.
Cathy Enright and Mary Carver share 10 things they learned at the 2019 Ontario Home Economics Association Conference. If you have something you would like to share we would love to hear what you learned, please leave us a comment below!
By: Getty Stewart, P.H.Ec.
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I love growing herbs for tea. Not only do I enjoy the flavor of homegrown herbal tea, but herbs for tea are easy to grow, look stunning in flower or garden beds and smell amazing. Whether you have a single pot in a sunny window, a balcony planter or a large garden, I highly recommend you try growing herbs for tea.
At the 40th OHEA AGM, the Board members for 2019-2020 were elected and we are excited to introduce them to you!
Co-Chair – Cindy Hartman, P.H.Ec.
Cindy graduated from Brescia University College as a mature student in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. She is employed as Healthcare Account Manager for Summit Food Service at their Head Office in London and oversees all Ontario Healthcare chain business for the company including hospitals, nursing and retirement homes. Working in food distribution has given Cindy the opportunity to work very closely with food manufacturers and suppliers and with several organizations (DOC, OSNM, CSNM, OLTCA, ORCA, and OANHSS) at industry events. Cindy joined both OHEA & LHEA in 2010 and became LHEA Co-Program Chair in 2012, planning events for the London Chapter members, including a tour of Summit Food Service for the members and Brescia students. She organized a tour of London’s Growing Food Industries for the IFHE Conference in July 2014 and enjoyed meeting the delegates. Cindy lives in London, enjoys cooking and taking cooking classes as well as decorating and sewing for her home. Cindy Hartman served as President and President-Elect for the last 4 years.
The 2018-2019 President's award was presented by Dr. June Matthews, PhD, RD, P.H.Ec., to Rachelle Provost, P.H.Ec. on March 23, 2019. Congratulations Rachelle! We are P.H.Ec. proud of you.
The following speech was read by June at the annual OHEA conference.
The recipient of this award is chosen by the President to recognize the outstanding volunteer contributions of an individual member in the preceding year.
The member receiving the award for 2018-19 has definitely made an outstanding contribution to OHEA! She has volunteered hundreds of hours over the past year to make sure we are a relevant professional association in the 21st century. She is a shining example of the skills and talents that young Professional Home Economists bring to our association.
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.