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We are pleased to announce a new award.
The Human Rights Education - Joanne Mackie Award is now available for home economics/human ecology/family studies teachers.

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grants & Awards

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation reviews applications and provides grants and awards to support work of Canadian home economists in home economics research, education and public service projects, as well as post-secondary professional education and training. Learn more about each type of grant funding or award below.

GENERAL FUNDS

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.

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DESIGNATED FUNDS

Held separately from the General Fund, our designed funds were initiated by associations or individuals to pay tribute to a home economist, or to support a specific project area.

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how to apply

If you're interested in applying for a grant or award, please review the application process and resources for the individual grant, award, etc. found on the pages of this website.

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ANNOUNCING A NEW AWARD: Human Rights Education (Joanne Mackie) Award

The Human Rights Education - Joanne Mackie Award is directed to providing financial support to home economics teachers for the pursuit of student learning about local and global human rights issues. This award can be used to build student knowledge about local and global citizenry in the context of home economics related projects. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) can serve as an inspiration and guidepost for the development of a project for the home economics classroom. (https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/) Canadian middle or secondary school home economics/human ecology/family studies educators are encouraged to apply.

Joanne Mackie was a strong advocate for Home Economics/Family Studies education and leadership. She was a dedicated member and volunteer for the Ontario Family Studies Home Economics Educators' Association (OFSHEEA) and travelled to meetings around the world representing Canada and OFSHEEAA. Additionally, Joanne assisted with the development of home economics programs in Swaziland (now Eswatini) and worked with the Hamilton Hone Economics Association in Tanzania .

UPCOMING CALLS FOR PROPOSALS

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Award
DORIS BADIR AWARD

Supports leadership development activities by individuals or groups that will lead to having a larger cohort of leaders within the human ecology/home economics profession.

Deadline: February 28

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COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION DISSEMINATION
Gwenyth Bailey Simpson Award

Supports projects that disseminate information to the public on topics related to food, general nutrition or consumer information

Deadline: January 31

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