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NBHEA-ANBEF 2022-2023 Scolarship

Four student members of the New Brunswick Home Economics Association- Association du NB pour l’économie familiale (NBHEA-ANBEF) are awarded the 2022-2023 NBHEA-ANBEF Scholarship valued at $1 500. They are Joannie Levesque, 5 th year, Geneviève Roy and Ariane Allain, 4 th year, as well as Matthieu Young, 3 rd year. All are enrolled at Université de Moncton in the program leading to a B.A.-B.Ed (major in Études familiales).

Congratulations to all.

From left to right: Matthieu Young, Joannie Levesque, Geneviève Roy and Ariane Allain.



Tribute to Claudette Bradshaw

The following tribute to Claudette Bradshaw, honorary member of NBHEA, was sent to the provinces news papers, after her death on March 26th 2022

Claudette Bradshaw, Honorary Member of the NBHEA/ANBEF

Members of the New Brunswick Home Economics Association (NBHEA) join with those paying tribute to Claudette Bradshaw for her contribution to society.

Mrs. Bradshaw made her mark by founding Moncton Headstart, a community agency offering educational programs and services for families. She showed tireless commitment to projects focused on affordable housing, helping at-risk youth, providing early learning and childcare facilities, maintaining better mental health, and supporting the homeless, causes that still have a vital role to play in providing vulnerable individuals and their families with physical and moral support.

Mrs. Bradshaw’s work meshed with our Association’s mission of supporting the betterment of individuals and families. For many years, she was a proud supporter of the Family Studies programs offered by the Université de Moncton. She was aware of the professional contribution home economist could make and recommended hiring them to provide assistance programs aimed at helping families to manage their resources in order to meet their basic needs in terms of food and housing or human development and family relationships.

In recognition of Mrs. Bradshaw’s outstanding contribution to the profession, NBHEA board members decided to express their appreciation by making her an Honorary Member of the Association at their annual conference in 2013.

Mrs. Bradshaw was a model for all those who believe that by supporting individuals and families, the entire community benefits.

Jocelyne Savoie, P.H.Ec.

NBHEA Corresponding Secretary



2021-2022 scholarships

Five students members of the New Brunswick Home Economics Association (NBHEA) are recipients of 2022 scholarships. The five Université de Moncton students are enrolled in the B.A.- B.Ed (Family Studies major – Études familiales).

Geneviève Roy, Zoé Robichaud as well as Joannie Levesque received the NBHEA Scholarship.  Ariane Allain and Matthieu Young received the Thelma Sewell Memorial Scholarship.  Each scholarship is worth $1 500.  Congratulations to all.







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Three Student Members of the New Brunswick Home Economics Association (NBHEA), enrolled at the Université de Moncton, were awarded a scholarship for 2019-2020.

Left - right: Martine McIntyre, P.H.Ec. student at Maîtrise en gestion des services de santé (masters health management services) received the $1 000 Helen Crocker Memorial Scholarship; Noémie Auffrey-Jones, 5th year student, B.A.-B.Ed., majeure Études familiales (Family Studies major), received the NBHEA-ANBEF $1 500 Scholarship; Karine Regnier, P.H.Ec., Chair of NBHEA-ANBEF Scholarship Committee  and Isabelle Léger, 4th year student, B.A.-B.Ed., majeure Études familiales ((Family Studies major) received the $1 500 NBHEA-ANBEF Scholarship. Congratulations to all three.



the NBHEA conference, 3 graduates of BA major in familiy studies at U de M received their NBHEA ring and read the pledge. At the far left Stéphanie Arsenault, registrar and ceremony organizer, to the far right, Julie Caissie, NBHEA president. In the center, the 3 graduates: Jennifer Morin-Sirois, Vanessa Léger an Brigiette Savoie. Congratulations!




Here are the members of the 2019-2020 NBHEA/ANBEF board

From left to right: Jennifer Morin Sirois, Corresponding secretary; Kassandra Basque, treasurer; Martine McIntyre, Recording secretary; Karine Regnier, President elect; Stéphanie Arsenault, Registrar; Jocelyne Savoie, past president; Julie Caissie, President.


July 12 – on the same site 100 years ago !

A group of Home Economics graduates gathered to commemorate the foundation of their Professional Association, New Brunswick Home Economics Association - l’Association du NB pour l’économie familiale, second oldest association in NB. The group wanted to meet at the same place where the founding members held the first meeting, the Aberdeen School in Moncton July 12, 1918. The original minutes of this historical meeting are kept at the NB archives. Ninety graduates with two years of university training in Household Science, given at the Mount Allison Ladies College from 1903 to 1918, were all potential members or this new Association. In 1925 training was extended to four years leading to a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics at Mount Allison University. In 1973, a Bachelor of Education with a major in Home Economics was offered at the University of New Brunswick. Since 1967 to this day, training leading to a Baccalauréat en études familiales (Bachelor in Family Studies) is offered at the School of Nutrition and Family Studies at Université de Moncton. The unique professional training in Home Economics - Family Studies was, and still is today, offered to prepare professionals to help individuals and families to manage their human and material resources to meet their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter within a context that favors the human development of all family members. This training continues to meet the needs of employers whether it is in human resources, food services, clothing, housing, home or community services, education, early childhood education services or marketing. Some prefer to operate their own business as entrepreneurs.  Since 1990 an Act to incorporate the New Brunswick Association entitles members in good standing to use the designation, Professional Home Economist, and practice home economics in NB either privately or as an employee.  The Association continues to support its members in the provision of excellence in home economics for the betterment of individuals, families and communities.

From left to right, 1st row : Jocelyne Savoie, Marjolaine Verret, Martine McIntyre, Colette Landry-Martin, Yvette Doiron-LeBlanc, Isabelle Léger, Riba Girouard-Riordon, Annie Thériault.

2nd row : Carmel LeBlanc-Brun, Aline Landry, Ginette LeBlanc, Lorraine MacLeod, Betty Peacock, Sheila MCarthy, Margaret McCormack, Mariette Gagnon, Denise Gallant, Bernice McGraw-LeBlanc, Régina Robichaud,

3rd row : Ghislaine Arseneau, Ethel Bourgeois, Jeannine Thériault, Ida Finn-Nardini, Brigitte Savoie,   Barry Robertson.


Press release

The New Brunswick Home Economics Association is celebrating its 100th anniversary during their Conference held at the Wingate Hotel, in Dieppe, on June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2018.

The public is invited to attend Dr. Linda Dalpé’s presentation: Healthy living families: what are the challenges? on Saturday June 2nd at 1:30 PM in room ‘Le Mascaret’. There is no cost for attendees as long as they pre-register by phone at 506. 783. 9000 or email to [email protected] before May 29th. Welcome to all.

For information on the program and registration form, visit our Facebook: NBHEA – 100 years of Home Economics or our Web site: NBHEA/ANBEF.


Did you know that…?

A Home Economist uses a holistic approach to all basic needs of individuals and family, regardless of the situation. Professionals with training in Home Economics have the necessary tools to help individuals and families satisfy their basic needs, whether they be food and nutrition, clothing, housing, human development and family living. In managing their human and material resources to the maximum, families and individuals become more self-sufficient and enhance their quality of lives and general wellbeing. When individuals and families build their strengths, our communities and nation are also strengthened, so everyone benefits.  Ref. Web Site NBHEA

For information on our 100th anniversary, consult our Web site: NBHEA/ANBEF and our Facebook: NBHEA– 100 years of Home Economics.


Did you know that…?

The New Brunswick Medical Society and the New Brunswick Home Economics Association have joined to make a demand to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to offer a mandatory Food and Nutrition Class to all High school students in the province, taught by Professional Home Economists who have the training in food preparation and nutrition as well as the consumer skills to buy economical nutritious food.

Preparations for the 100th anniversary Conference of NBHEA/ANBEF, to be held in Dieppe on June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, are going well. The organizing committee met once again on April 7th. On the photo from left to right are Anita Landry, Registration; Bernice McGraw, Hospitality;  Margaret McCormack, Program; Aline Landry, Finances; Yvette LeBlanc, Program; Riba Riordon, Decorations; Annie Godin, Program; Jocelyne Savoie, Publicity; Marion MacEachern, Publicity; Colette Landry, President of the Organizing committee; Stéphanie Arsenault and Julie Caissie, Program.

All those who have studied Home Economics at a post-secondary institution are invited to celebrate with us. See or Web site: NBHEA/ANBEF or Facebook: NBHEA- 100 years of Home Economics.



Did you know that…?

For the past 100 years, NBHEA / ANBEF has maintained its first mission: help families and individuals and better manage their resources. Since the needs of our society constantly evolve, the help provided by Home economist has also transformed to answer these demands.

In 1918, at the very first NBHEA meeting, we find in the minutes that they discussed War time Recipes.  There were shortages of ingredients due to the War, so they discussed how recipes could be changed to use what was available to feed the families of that time.

Today, Home economists still teach all aspects related to nutrition while helping individuals and families to manage various resources.
For information on our 100th anniversary, consult our Web site: NBHEA/ANBEF and our Facebook: NBHEA– 100 years of Home Economics.


Did you know that…?

NBHEA/ANBEF is celebrating 100 years.
Few Professional Associations in NB have contributed to NB society for 100 years! Our research shows that only two groups of professionals created an association before Home Economists: The Medical Society and the Teacher’s Union. Here are some comparisons:

1867 Medical Society Foundation
1917 Teacher’s Union
1918 New Brunswick Home Economics Association
1920 Association of Professional Engineers of New Brunswick
1965 New Brunswick Association of Social Workers
1949 Association des enseignants francophones du N.B.

For information on our 100th anniversary, consult our Web site: NBHEA/ANBEF and our Facebook: NBHEA– 100 years of Home Economics.


Did you know that…?

NBHEA/ANBEF will celebrate 100 years in Juin, 2018.  The event will take place at the Wingate Hotel in Dieppe, N.B. on June 1st 2nd and 3rd. All home economists are cordially invited. For more information, consult our Web site: ANBEF/ANBEF or our Facebook: NBHEA - 100 year of Home Economics.



The Home Economics of the province are getting ready to Cekebrate 100th years of ANBEF/NBHEA June 1, 2  and 3  at Wingate in Dieppe. Around the table we can see the program committee members:  Sheila McCarthy, Stéphanie Arsenault, Julie Caissie, committee president, Yvette Doiron LeBlanc, Margaret McCormack et Annie Lavoie Godin, President elect of the NBHEA.

Award of the NBHEA Scholarships

The New Brunswick Association for Home Economics (NBHEA) has awarded two scholarships to students from the Université de Moncton School of Food, Nutrition and family studies. The recipients of 2017-2018 are Martine McIntyre, a 4th year student at B.A. (major in family studies) and Noemi Auffrey Jones, a 3rd year student in secondary education (major in family studies). Each received a scholarship of $1500 from the Chair of the Scholarship committee, Annie Godin Lavoie,P.H.Ec. (right).