The Doris Badir Award in Home Economics/Human Ecology Leadership supports projects that will lead to having a larger cohort of leaders within the human ecology/home economics profession.

Doris Badir

Doris Badir, PHEc, was a Canadian Home Economist highly respected throughout the world. She was a leader within the Home Economics profession, serving as president of both the Canadian Home Economics Association (1976-78) and the International Federation for Home Economics (1988-92). As part of her work with IFHE, she was instrumental in influencing the United Nations to declare 1994 as the International Year of the Family. In academia, she served as Dean of the Faculty of Home Economics at the University of Alberta; following her term as Dean, she was an Advisor to the President on equity issues until her retirement in 1990. For her international leadership in home economics, she was awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the Universities of Alberta, Manitoba and Helsinki. Doris passed away in June, 2011, at the age of 87. The Doris Badir Award in Home Economics/Human Ecology Leadership was initiated by Betty Crown, Dianne Kieren, and Marie Slusar in cooperation with the Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association to honour Prof. Doris Badir.


A maximum amount of $1,000 will be disbursed during any one fiscal year. More than one grant of lesser value may be awarded.


  • A proposed project will be designed to increase the leadership capacity of individual human ecologists/home economists or their professional associations.
  • The award should be used to improve skills and abilities to become more effective leaders within the profession.
  • The award is open to individuals or associations, including executives and boards.
  • The award is not intended to support community outreach projects that are being developed or led by human ecologists/home economists.
  • The applicant must be a Canadian human ecologist/home economist. The applicant may be submitting the proposal on behalf of a professional association. A professional from a developing country may be involved in the project.

Project Examples

The following examples are not limited to these:

  • Leadership training workshops for human ecologists/home economists
  • Team building activities
  • Training for collaborative research
  • Attendance at a leadership development program
  • Conducting a leadership development workshop for association members
  • Development of leadership materials for association members
  • Advocacy training
  • Engaging a speaker on a leadership subject such as thinking strategically, effective decision making/problem solving, visioning for the association, etc.


Deadline for applications is February 28. The committee will consider requests for application extensions.

Application Procedure

Submit the completed General Grant Application Form as an email attachment to


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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