GENERAL FUNDS

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.

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.

Deadline: November 1, 2020 at midnight
(NB: Deadline extended due to COVID-19)

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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.

Deadline: September 30

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DESIGNATED FUNDS

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

Communications and Information Dissemination

Gwenyth Bailey Simpson Award

Supports projects that disseminate information to the public in current developments on topics related to food, general nutrition or consumer information and that involve a home economist or professional in a related field.

Deadline: January 31

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Consumer Studies and Family Resource Management

Margaret Speechly Stansfield Award

An annual award to support research or innovative public service or education projects in consumer economics or family resource management.

Deadline: September 30

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Family Finance

Edith Rowles Simpson Award

An annual award for professional updating in family finance.

Deadline: June 30

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Health Protection Lecture

Gwen E. Leslie Memorial Award

An annual public lecture or lectures on food or health protection topics.

Deadline: On-going

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Healthy Eating and Resource Management

Regina HELP Award

Supports locally identified community-based projects in Saskatchewan aimed at significantly improving the well-being and health of women, children or families.

Deadline: November 30

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International Development Project

Engberg-Fewster Award

Supports projects by Canadian home economists and their colleagues in the developing world.

Deadline: March 21

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Leadership Development

Doris Badir Award

Supports leadership development activities

Deadline: February 28

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Resource for Youth

Patricia J. Hames Award

Directed to developing life skills in Canadian youth through the retention and strengthening of home economics/family studies programs in Canadian schools.

Deadline: November 15 & May 1 (Extensions will be considered)

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Saskatchewan Home Economics Education Award

Offers grants to Canadian primary, elementary or secondary home economics/human ecology/family studies educators to support projects directed to the development of life skills in Canadian youth.

Deadline: May 31

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HOMEFAMILY.NET

Emmie Oddie Award

Supports a consumer information website: www.homefamily.net

Deadline: On-going

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Establishment of Special Funds

Establishment of Special Funds

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HOW TO APPLY

If you're interested in applying for a grant or award from the Canadian Home Economics Foundation, please review the application process for the individual grant, award, etc. found on the pages of this website.

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