Canadian Home Economics Foundation
The mission of the Canadian Home Economics Foundation is to provide improved quality
of life to families and individuals in Canada by providing financial assistance to home economists in carrying out home economics research, developing educational tools, and in conducting public service projects, and to support post-secondary education related to the home economics profession.
Janice Filmon, a highly respected, honoured and visionary community leader known for her prolific charity work who was recently named as the next Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba. Mrs. Filmon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from the University of Manitoba (BScHEc/1963) and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Manitoba (LLD/2011) and an Honorary Doctor of Canon Law at St.John's College, University of Manitoba.
After completing her university studies, Filmon worked as a social worker with the Children's Aid Society of Winnipeg and was a caseworker in family protection. She has extensive experience with community organization and committees at the local, national levels. She is currently Chair of the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, a board member of the Winnipeg Airport Authority and a founder and honorary chair of Manitoba A.L.I.V.E. (A Leadership Initiative in Voluntary Efforts) which teaches selected high school students the skills needed in the voluntary sector. She is a past president of the University of Manitoba Alumni Association and has been on the board of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice.
Filmon was named an officer of the Order of Manitoba in 2007 and a member of the Order of Canada in 2013. She received the Guardian Angel Award from the Manitoba Cancer and Treatment Foundation and the Peter D. Curry Chancellor's Award at the University of Manitoba for contributions to the university's governance and development, among other awards. Mrs. Filmon resides in Winnipeg with her husband, Gary Filmon, a former Premier of Manitoba.
NOTE: Upcoming Executive Committee Meeting Dates to consider proposals.
Next Meeting: June 11, 2015
Visit our "What's New" page for information on upcoming events and other important announcements including:
- NEW Graduate Student Award
- WINNERS of the Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award for Excellence in Technical Writing