At its final Annual General Meeting in May 2004, members of the Nova Scotia Home Economics Association (NSHEA) decided to use a portion of the funds remaining to initiate a special project to improve the well-being and health of women, children or families in Atlantic Canada. Funds are administered by the Canadian Home Economics Foundation.

NOTE: At the present time, this grant is does not have sufficient funds to support an award. Donations are being accepted. Once sufficient monies have been received, granting will resume.


Grants totaling $3,000 will be awarded annually. More than one award of lesser value may be granted.


  • A ‘grassroots’ community-based project that will work to significantly improve the well-being and health of women, children or families in Atlantic Canada.
  • The project must reflect the philosophy and goals of the home economics profession, including an emphasis on any of the following: effective resource management, community involvement, sustainability, advocacy for development or support of public policy affecting families, enhancement of family stability and socioeconomic well-being.
  • At least one member of the project group must be a home economist, family studies teacher, dietitian, nutritionist, or other professional in a home economics related field, resident in Atlantic Canada.


Deadline for applications is November 1, with a decision by the committee to be made by November 30. The committee will consider requests for application extensions.

Application Procedure

Submit the General Grant Application Form electronically as an email attachment to Dr. Sue McGregor at


A report and copies of original receipts will be due at the completion of the project; any unused funds must be returned to the Fund.


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