Grants and Awards
The Canadian Home Economics Foundation currently holds a General Fund in addition to several specially designated funds.
Donations to this major fund support a variety of projects in home economics research, education and public service. Two specific projects are also supported from this Fund:
Excellence in Technical Writing - Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award : offers prizes in an annual writing competition open to senior undergraduate students, and those in graduate studies, in home economics and related programs at Canadian universities, for the best original papers reviewing recent research or new developments in one of the areas within home economics.
Winning Papers/Gagnants - Winners 1986-2015
Writing Competition Entry Details 2(2 pages)
Writing Competition Entry Details French (2 pages)
Graduate Student Award : graduate students registered in a Master or Doctoral program in the field of Home Economics/Human Ecology may apply. This initiative for this award comes from the recognition of underfunding of graduate students in general, and Home Economics/Human Ecology fields, specifically. Preference will be given to students who have an undergraduate degree in a Home Economics/Human Ecology field.
Resource for Youth - Patricia J. Hames Award: offers grants to Canadian primary, elementary or secondary home economics/family studies educators to support projects directed to alleviating child poverty and developing life skills in Canadian youth. (Go to Page)