AGM Dinner March 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.


Conference - Saturday March 24th

Reinventing Home Economics

Every Conference Registration includes a free copy of Homegrown

- Celebrating the Canadian Foods We Grow, Raise and Produce by Mairlyn Smith, P.H.EC.


7:30 am      Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am      Welcome – Conference Committee

8:45 am      Keynote Speaker–Nora Spinks, CEO, The Vanier Institute-Public

                   Value of Home Economics–Generational Diversity: What, So What, Now What

9:45 am      Panel Discussion: Raising Awareness and Supporting Immigrant and

                    Refugee Settlement - Amani Radhaa and Arla Longhurst London &

                    Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership Project and World Tailors

                       #1000actsofwelcome #allarewelcomehere

10:30 am      Fit Break – student-led

10:35 am      Shannon Lee Simmons – author of Worry-free Money Putting the Economics back in Home Economics

11:15 am      Break: network, visit exhibits & silent auction, buy raffle tickets

11:30 am      Ipsos Public Affairs – Michael Howell & Adriana Tari 1

2:00 pm       Panel – presented in partnership with Think Beef Carol Harrison, RD, Dr. Daniel Moore, PhD

                    & Joyce Parslow, P.H.Ec.

12:45 pm     OHEA Awards Presentation and Review

1:00pm        Lunch, network, visit exhibits & silent auction, buy raffle tickets

2:00 pm       Allison Jorgens, P.H.Ec. - Reinventing Home Economics – do we need to think outside the box?

2:45 pm       Maggie Kovacevic, Inspection Manager CFIA - Consider a career in 

                    food policy

3:15 pm       Break – fit break, network, visit exhibits & silent auction, buy raffle tickets

3:30 pm      Erin McGregor, P.H.Ec., RD & Food Blogger Why are Consumers Increasingly Fearful of their Food?

4:30 pm      Closing Statements and final raffle/silent auction draw

                   Buses depart for Guelph & Toronto 

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OHEA Conference 2018

  • March 23 - 24, 2018
  • 1285 Western Rd
    Brescia University College
    London, Ontario
    N6G 1H2