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.

Excellence in Research Communications – Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award

Offers prizes in an annual writing competition open to senior Canadian 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.

For entry details, click on Learn More below.


Graduate Student (Verna M. Lefebvre) Award

This award has recently become a Designated Award thanks to a generous bequest from the estate of the late Verna M. Lefebvre. Canadian 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. Please go to Designated Funds for more details on this award.


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