16th Canadian Symposium

Home Economics | Family Studies | Human Ecology | Family & Consumer Science Education: Issues & Directions

Virtual Symposium | February 27-28, 2021


The Canadian Symposium on Home Economics Education will celebrate its 30 year anniversary on 2021. It continues to grow in its representation of Canadian home economists as well as increasingly drawing in international home economics academics and practitioners. Usually offered in a location across Canada 2021 will see the first virtual symposium due to COVID-19. No country has remained unaffected by the pandemic. Everyday practices of personal hygiene especially hand washing, as well as social distancing and wearing face masks are our new normal.


The focus of the Symposium has been to provide a forum for sharing information and research, and action planning to strengthen home economics/family studies/human ecology/family and consumer science education. During this pandemic the need for home economics knowledges, skills and practices has been brought to the fore. This symposium will also be an opportunity to:

  • share the insights and experiences of our work under difficult circumstances;
  • honour Dr. Lila Engberg and her work on home economics and it contribution to development education and global education;
  • and rethink and extend Dr. Elenore Vaine’s work around home economics and her conceptualisation of ecology.


Dr. Kerry Renwick
invites you to join the first Virtual Symposium

For more information visit | ca-symposium.com

* Registration is open until midnight on Monday, 15 February 2021.



Download a copy of the symposium program | symposium-2021