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What is a PHEc

Member Home Economists (over 100 members) work in all areas of the public and private sectors. We utilize our specialized education and training to assist people in enhancing their daily lives.

The Professional Home Economists Act, passed in 1990 in the Manitoba Legislature, recognizes the right of qualified members to use the Professional Home Economist (PHEc) designation. This registered status provides for self-regulation via an established code of professional conduct.

As professionals we are:

  • committed to empowering individuals and families with the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.
  • educated and knowledgeable in such areas as:

      • nutrition
      • food production & preparation
      • clothing
      • child development
      • family resource and development
      • housing
      • consumer issues
      • family relationships

Reciprocity agreements have been established with Alberta Human Ecology & Home Economics Association (formerly Alberta Home Economics Association), New Brunswick Home Economics Association, British Columbia Home Economics Association and Ontario Association of Home Economists. The agreements make it possible for the transfer of PHEc status if a MAHE member moves to one of these provinces.

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