Benefits & Services

A membership with AHEA provides many benefits, including: Access to practice advisors, professional development opportunities, attendance to our annual AHEA Conference, social events, and awards.

As AHEA is the voice of, and for, Home Economics and Human Ecology in Alberta. Membership will ensure your interests are represented to government bodies, service providers, and the public.

AHEA is proud to assist with the following:

Advancing Your Professional Identity

  • Connects, understands, and supports Professional Home Economics and Human Ecologists, students, and affiliates

Your Voice

  • Advocate for Home Economics, Human Ecology & its consumers
  • Defend scope of practice
  • Enhance Home Economist and Human Ecologists’ opportunities
  • Inform the public & media

Professional Development

  • Professional development opportunities (Webinars, workshops, conference panels)
  • Recognition & awards (Via nomination, delivered annually at AHEA Conference)


  • E-Memo
  • Fusion Newsletter (Quarterly)
  • Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Opportunities to network, to get involved, & to shape the profession


  • Referral service (Internally to applicable members)
  • Access to practice advisors (Whether you are a student, candidate, or professional member)
  • Discounted student rate for AHEA Conference

Specifically for Students

Professional Identity

  • Support through the transition from student to professional
  • Comprehensive Candidate process with mentorship from an established PHEc

Professional Development

  • Register for webinars and online talks, hosted by our Director of Professional Development
  • Invitations to social events throughout the year
  • Student research awards & presentations (Poster session at AHEA Conference, national grants offered by Canadian Home Economics Foundation)

For more information, visit the For Students page.

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