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OFSHEEA Wants Your Ideas

Do you have an article, resource or idea you would like to contribute to the tri-annual newsletter, OFSHEEA Ideas?

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The Resource for Youth (Patricia J. Hames*) Award is directed to developing life skills in Canadian youth through the retention and strengthening of home economics/family studies programs in Canadian schools.  The award may also assist in program areas lacking special funding by schools or families. Canadian primary, elementary or secondary school home economics/family studies educators are encouraged to apply to share in these funds.


Amount: The award will provide a maximum of $5,000 per year in grants. More than one grant may be awarded  



•    Applicant must be a home economist/human ecologist/family studies teacher. 

•    The project must provide direct benefit to students and not be used for ongoing needs and costs.*

•    For large grants, evidence of community involvement and/or benefit a longer term potential must be demonstrated.


Deadlines:  Applications will be reviewed twice yearly, with deadlines of November 15 and May 1. 


Application Procedure:

•    Submit the General Grant Application Form (attached) electronically as an email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•    Reasons for denial of application will be provided.

•    The applicant’s school district will be notified that these funds have been granted.

•    Preferably, the funds will be paid to the school to be accessed by the applicant.



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


Questions:  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  Patricia J Hames Award

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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 to get in touch with a Board member.





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