Please note that this page is under regular construction. Some website links may be considered controversial but as educators it is our role to look at both side of the argument and to teach our students how to become discerning citizens. It is our hope that this collection of links provides resources for healthy discussion within the classroom.
Canadian Home Economics Federation (CHEF) –The mission of the Canadian Home Economics Foundation is to provide improved quality
of life to families and individuals in Canada by providing financial assistance to home economists in carrying out home economics research, developing educational tools, and in conducting public service projects, and to support post-secondary education related to the home economics profession
Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association (AHEA) – is a self-regulated professional organization whose members are dedicated to improving the quality of life of families and individuals by helping them make the best of their resources.
Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) – The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.
Ontario Family Studies and Home Economics Educators Association (OFSHEEA) – With the ultimate goal of strengthening the family, the role of OFSHEEA is to facilitate the professional development and personal growth of educators to promote quality Family Studies programs in Ontario.
Teachers of Home Economics Specialists Association (THESA) – is a provincial specialist association of the British Columbia Teachers Federation.
Manitoba Home Economics Teachers’ Association (MHETA) – is a special area group of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society.
Family Consumer Science.Com – FCS is taught in public schools across the United States and comprises of interiors & housing, child development & parenting, consumerism & home economics decisions, fashion design & clothing and foods & nutrition.
Home Economics News – a website that is updated by MediaPlanet, This campaign provides insight for Canadians on how they can increase their overall quality of life. Home Economics explores recent developments in the industry and outlines what Canadians can expect in the future of the home economics industry. Furthermore, Canadians will understand the strategies they can take to improve their health, safety, eating habits, and comfort within their home. Nutrition, healthy eating, family relationships, and empowering youth are just a few of the topics that this campaign explores. One of the contributing writers, Mary Carver is a Professional Home Economist in Ontario.
Information and Associations
Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship: Participating in this program will benefit students by having their registration fee and first years tuition waived. Also students are able gain up to 300 hours of apprenticeship time by completing the career exploration activities contained with in the passport.
Middle School Resources
Middle Level PAA Project: RBE: Lost in Time and Winter Survival Integrated Curriculums
Advance School Equipment: Integrated Project Kits (Supplier)
Spectrum School Supplies: Integrated Project Kits and Robotics (Supplier)
Vernier: Science Based Intgrated Project Kits (Supplier)
igo site: Lesson plans, resources and kit descriptions
Saskatchewan Home Economics Teachers Association: Resources, teaching Ideas and links.
Epicurious: Gourmet Recipes
Canadian Living: a great source of recipes, craft ideas, and anything Canadian.
Food Safe: Resources
Kids Health.org: Comprehensive site with great information and activities
Canadian Food inspection Agency: Food Handling (Fr)
Staying Alive: Kitchen Safety/Games and Activities
Kraft Canada: Kithchen Safety, Recipes, Ideas
Health Canada: Food Safety and Nutrition (Fr)
Maple Leaf Foods: Virtual Kitchen
Kids Cooking Activities: Lesson Plans, Ideas, Nutrition, ect. (Comprehensive Site)
Dieticians of Canada: Your Health (Fr)
Mission Nutrition: Interactive Nutrition Activities, lesson plans and resources (Fr)
Dieticians Of Canada: Eatracker and interactive games focused on nutrition (Fr)
Virtual Farm Tours: Great resource to introduce students to how our food is produced.
Saskatchewan Food Centre – a non-profit organization offering full service assistance to food processors wanting to add value to their products for domestic and international markets.
- Ag-West Bio Inc.
- POS Biosciences
- Saskatchewan Made Marketplace
- Saskatchewan Fruit Growers Association
- Saskatchewan Greenhouse Growers Association
- Saskatchewan Herb & Spice Association
- Saskatchewan Meat Processors Association
- Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
- Saskatchewan Southeast Enterprise
- Saskatchewan Toll Processing Centre
- Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership
- Saskatchewan Vegetable Growers Association
- Saskatoon Farmers Market
- Virtual Saskatchewan
Saskegg.com: Source free posters, pamphlets, worksheets and experiments.
Egg Farmers of Canada: Activities, recipes and nutrition
Dairy Farmers of Canada: Health and recipes.
Vegetarian Society: Vegetarian recipes.
Learning Zone: Resources and DVD’s related to health, nutrition, safety and life skills
Money Instructor.com: Cooking with recipes, lesson plans, work sheets, home finances.
Regina Home Economic for Living Project: Basic life skills, print resources available.
Apparel Search Fashion Directory – is the largest online guide to the fashion industry
Monkeysee.com : Hand sewing videos
Classy Threads: Project ideas and supplies
Hanncrafts.com: Sewing projects, kits and ideas.
About.com/sewing: Teaching sewing resources
SewNews – lots of great small project ideas for the classroom along with fashion sewing ideas and fittings insructions
Sew It all Magazine – sewing made simple
Sewing.org: Sewing ideas and projects.
Textiles Human Resource Council: Information about the Canadian Textile Industry
Threads Magazine: Fashion and sewing ideas
Canada Competition Bureau – Guide to the Textile Labelling and Advertising Regulations
Canada Textile Labelling – Glossary
Life Transitions (LTR)
Practical Money Skills for Life – financial literacy for everyone, online lessons that match LTR curriculum.