Looking to Make a Difference?

Are you interested in giving back to the Family Studies Home Economics community? OFSHEEA is currently looking for individuals for the following volunteer positions on the Board of Directors:  




If you are interested in learning more, please email ofsheea@ofsheea.ca to get in touch with a Board member.

Professional connectedness

During summer workshops and the annual conference, you will have the opportunity to meet with teachers from all parts of Ontario who share your concerns and your beliefs about the value of Family Studies.

A pro-active voice in the province

Through membership in OFSHEEA, you have representation at meetings with the Ministry of Education. You have a voice in reminding the Ministry of the value of Family Studies in the curriculum. With a unified voice, OFSHEEA speaks on your behalf.

You have a chance to be pro-active rather than reactive

You have an opportunity to make a difference. A chance to be aware of educational change as it relates to Family Studies curriculum. Through OFSHEEA communications, you will receive valuable information regarding new resources, teaching techniques and ideas to try. You will also be informed about upcoming curriculum reviews and writing opportunities.

Opportunities to work with Family Studies teachers locally, provincially, and internationally

OFSHEEA encourages your personal growth by providing opportunities to network with organizations such as the Ontario Family Studies Social Sciences and Humanities Leadership Council, Ontario Home Economics Association, Canadian Home Economics Foundation, and the International Federation of Home Economists.

Recognition of excellence in the teaching of Family Studies

You have an opportunity to nominate a colleague for their continued work within the field of Family Studies. As a member, you are also able to receive one of the many awards of distinction that OFSHEEA has to offer. This is a great way to bring recognition to your subject area and to have your Director of Education and your Principal informed of the contributions of outstanding Family Studies teachers.

An organization that speaks specifically for Family Studies educators

In order to be pro-active and have input into the changes taking place in education, we need a strong association. By being a member, you can ensure that this important subject area is not forgotten in the “grand scheme” of things. We are only as strong as our membership.

We must all do our part to promote Family Studies education. By joining OFSHEEA, you can become part of a strong voice.

Please contribute to your future as a Family Studies educator and join OFSHEEA today.

OTF Summer Institutes 2016

OTF Summer Workshop Registration is now open! 

This summer, the Ontario Teachers’ Federation is offering a variety of professional learning events that will give you time to learn, reflect on your classroom practice, and collaborate with peers. The institutes, three-day workshops, are facilitated by experienced teacher facilitators in various locations across the province.

At each workshop, participants will come together with colleagues to reflect on their teaching practice, draw on the expertise of teacher leaders and peers, share what works and what does not, network and collaborate, examine resources and programs that are available from a variety of organizations and assess how these resources may be used in their classrooms.


OFSHEEA is offering 3 different summer workshops:

1) Teaching Real Life Money Management Using Simple Technology facilitated by Kimberley Crupi (Aug 2-4 in Ottawa)

2) 21st Century Learning in Social Science and Humanities facilitated by Shaundell Paris (Aug 3-5 in Toronto)

3) Family Studies 2.0: Googlify Your Courses facilitated by Cindy Ghartey, Yolanda Fitzgerald, Kara Hiltz, and Tracy Cook (Aug 10-12 in Ottawa)

Our partner organization OFS3HLC is offering 1 workshop:

1) Who Owns the Learning in the Equity Studies, Family Studies, Social Sciences, and Humanities Classrooms? facilitated by Linda Matuga and Susan Smith (Aug 8-10 in London)


A registration fee of $50 covers workshop materials, on-site meals and two nights of shared accommodation

This $50 fee will be reimbursed upon successful completion of a workshop.


To see workshop offerings and to register: http://www.otffeo.on.ca/en/



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