It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joanne Mackie on December 21, 2018.
Born in Oshawa, Ontario on June 10, 1940, Joanne spent 35 amazing years as an elementary school teacher and in retirement Joanne was a member of and volunteered for the Ontario Family Studies Home Economics Educators’ Association including the partnership with Swaziland Home Economics Association, archives; the International Federation for Home Economics including the 2014 council in London Ontario; the Canadian Home Economics Association, archives; the Ontario Home Economics Association, archives; the Hamilton Home Economics Association; the Georgetown Choral Society from 1971; Lydia Snow North Halton Branch Retired Women Teachers of Ontario, founding; an active member of St. John’s United Church Georgetown. In retirement, Joanne took courses from the Archives Association of Ontario.
Joanne’s celebration of life will take place on Friday January 4, 2019 at 1 PM at St. John’s United Church, 11 Guelph St., Georgetown, ON. Internment will follow in the spring at Ebenezer United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following organizations would be appreciated: The Canadian Home Economics Foundation, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
You are invited to share your memories and photos on Joanne's memorial page at: https://woodlandcemetery.ca/tribute/details/276/Joanne-Mackie/obituary.html#content-start
OFSHEEA FALL CONFERENCE 2017: "Explore the Possibilities" - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Over the summer and fall of 2016, OFSHEEA undertook a large-scale writing project, funded by the Ministry of Education, to update Family Studies-focused financial literacy resources. These new resources align with the 2013 curriculum expectations revisions. These new resources embed a financial literacy focus into 7 select courses offered in the Family Studies discipline:
In addition to the series of guides above, the following guides by thesimpledollar.com are designed to provide students and parents with knowledge and tools necessary for instilling positive credit awareness and responsible financial habits. These guides are a perfect companion piece to the newly released financial literacy resources.
You can see the guides here:
ALL OF THE ABOVE RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE (no membership is required to access them). Resources in each course include an instructional organizer, lesson plans, student handouts, teacher answer keys, powerpoint presentations, and if applicable, assessment and evaluation tools. Lesson plans only are also available in French. Click on the links above to access the resources.
All financial literacy resources are available for download and printable via livebinders.com.
Dear Valued Members:
We have great professionals who work in the different areas of Family Studies and Home Economics everyday, and it is important to recognize their dedication and hard work. Each year OFSHEEA encourages and invites nominations for each of the OFSHEEA awards given out at the Annual General Meeting.
All submissions are to be made to the awards committee by Friday, September 15th, 2017 to be considered for selection at this year’s Annual General Meeting and Fall Conference. [Note the person being nominated must be a member of OFSHEEA.]
Process for Nominating a Colleague or Student:
Read the list of award descriptions by clicking on the link below, and select a colleague or student for the award you believe they are most deserving and to which they fit the criteria.
Read the detailed list of criteria for the award you believe a colleague or student should be nominated for. The person does not have to have every single criteria but should have most.
Nominate a colleague or student! Links to individual nomination forms are below. Find the award that you would like to nominate a colleague or student for, download it, complete it, and attach it into an email.
The awards selection committee then reviews the applications and makes final selections. All awards are announced at the annual fall conference - Saturday October 21, 2017. Thank you all for your interest and dedication to OFSHEEA and good luck to all potential nominees.
Being able to log in does not mean your membership is up-to-date. The membership year runs from September 1 - August 31. To access members only resources, a current membership is required. Current members have had to renew their membership on or after September 1, 2018.