The 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 use of their resources.

If you would like to know more about our association, or if you are a graduate of the University of Alberta in Human Ecology,  Nutrition & Food Science or Education majoring in Human Ecology, or a graduate of Home Economics or a related program from another educational institution, we invite you to become a member. Contact us at for questions and comments.


Making the most of mentoring

The Edmonton Branch is hosting a May Professional Development event. See 'upcoming events' for more information.

AHEA Word Map

Check out our new AHEA Word Map. The purpose of the word map is to help describe who and what Human Ecologists are. We would like to hear your feedback on it. Send your comments to either or or tell us in person at the conference on April 30th.

Revised 2016/17 budget

The 2016/17 budget that was published in Fusion has been revised slightly. The new version is available in the Member's pages. Sign in to view it.

Membership renewal time is here!

It's now time to renew your membership for 2016/17. The database sent out automated notices, along with invoices to all members on March 17th. Here are some Q&As related to membership renewal.

Question 1 - Why does my invoice have a late fee showing already?

Answer - I don't actually know why the system puts late fees on some invoices and not on others. I thought it was related to how you paid last year since my invoice showed the PayPal fee ($5.50) and I paid using PayPal last year. One member pointed out that she hadn't paid late last year so I honestly don't know why some have a late fee and others don't.

Question 2 - If the late fee is showing on my invoice what do I do?

Answer - Late fees are not applicable until after April 30th. If you are paying by cheque simply send in the proper renewal amount ($150 Professional, $120 Associate, Affiliate, Related, $85 Candidate). If you are paying by PayPal, let me know ( and I will go in and adjust your invoice before you pay.

Question 3 - I want to pay using PayPal but the PayPal fee isn't showing on my invoice. What do I do?

Answer - Do not pay using PayPal without including the $5.50 fee or you will be invoiced for the missing amount. If you are paying by PayPal, let me know ( and I will go in and adjust your invoice before you pay.

Question 4 - I don't have a PayPal account and am going to pay using my credit card so why do I have to pay the PayPal fee?

Answer - You don't need to have a PayPal account to pay using your credit card but it is still a PayPal transaction. AHEA is charged by PayPal for every transaction.

Question 5 - I want to pay by cheque, how do I do it?

Answer - Mail the cheque to AHEA, 17508 - 57 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6M 1G7

I will be at the Edmonton Branch AGM on March 24th and the AHEA conference on April 29th & 30th. If you are attending either of these events, you can give me your cheque directly.

Please contact me if you have any other questions.

Thank you.

 Sandra Woodhead Lyons, PHEc

Registrar, AHEA

Now Posted:
Spring 2016 Fusion Newsletter

Please log in to your profile to view the latest edition of Fusion. There are details about conference registration, details and AGM agenda and proxies if you are unable to attend.

New pages under "Member's Pages"
Check out the new content - for members only!

Please click on the link to read a new document outlining the importance of linkages between AHEA and the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta. AHEA President and the Human Ecology Department Chair have initiated discussions about enhancing linkages between our organizations.

Changes to the Peace Branch

The Peace Branch of AHEA has chosen to close and amalgamate with the Edmonton Branch effective immediately. The AHEA Executive would like to thank the leadership team in the Peace region for your years of service and dedication to the profession. Welcome to the Edmonton branch and we hope to see you out at future events!

If you have any questions regarding this change, please do not hesitate to contact the AHEA President at

Make the most of your AHEA membership

Did you know that you can customize your online profile?This will let your colleagues know more about your field of work. All it takes is completing a short biography.

Please take a couple of minutes to complete your AHEA online profile. Here’s how:

  1. Log into your online account at (if you have trouble remembering your password click “Forgot Password”).
  2. Click on View Profile on the left hand side of the page.
  3. Click Edit Profile and fill in the fields to complete the information. Scroll all the way to the bottom and fill in the Occupation Information and the Short Biography to display on your directory profile.

Upcoming events

Friday, April 28, 2017 5:00 PM (MDT) • TBD

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