The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is recognized as the driving force in bringing people together to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) is a Technical Vocational Education and Training institution, whose mission is “to be the leader in the preparation of a highly trained workforce by providing qualified persons with quality competency-based technical vocational training that responds to the future employment and lifelong needs of students”. The Division of Human Ecology of the SJPI offers several areas of study in the field of Home Economics. The main programmes are the Diplomas in Home Economics, Garment Technology and Cosmetology, Certificates in Catering, Nursing Auxiliary Studies, Esthetics and several courses in Textile Product Design .
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is the new single regional public health agency for the Caribbean. It was legally established in July 2011 by an Inter-Governmental Agreement signed by Caribbean Community Member States and began operation in January 2013. The Agency rationalises public health arrangements in the Region by combining the functions of five Caribbean Regional Health Institutes (RHIs) into a single agency. The Caribbean Association of Home Economists Inc. works closely with CARPHA in the area of Nutrition.
Formerly known as the Jamaica Institute of Technology and the College of Arts, Science and Technology, the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has several faculties including the Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies which offers many programmes in Family and Consumer Sciences.
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.The Caribbean Association of Home Economists Inc. was twinned with the Toronto Home Economics Association in 1987. This was inaugurated under the presidency of Dame Gwendolyn Tonge. This association was instrumental in the production of learning materials and the initial textbook series; Caribbean Home Economics in Action Books 1-3.
Grace Foods Jamaica as been a longstanding supporter and sponsor of the Caribbean Association of Home Economists Inc. and of home economics in the region. Their presence at our biennial conferences and other occasions testify to their interest and commitment in the discipline. We are indeed grateful for this support and are proud of the home economists on their staff who contribute to the development of the high standard of product associated with brand of “Grace”.
In 1968, the Barbados Community College (BCC) was established by an Act of Parliament to provide post-secondary education to a wide cross-section of the Barbadian public to which higher education was previously inaccessible. The Barbados Community College Act was amended in 1990 to empower the College to grant certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, degrees. The Barbados Community College provides training in several Home Economics related disciplines e.g. Teacher training up to the Bachelors Degree in Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) Home Economics. Various levels of training are also available in the areas of Fine Arts, Textiles, Fashion and Hospitality Studies.
The purpose of Home Economics Victoria is to promote skills for life to achieve optimal and sustainable wellbeing for individuals, families and communities. By promoting wellbeing encompassing health, we aim to prevent and/or control disease such as obesity and type 2 diabetes by providing teachers, students, parents and wider school communities with education and information.
The International Federation for Home Economics is the only worldwide organisation concerned with Home Economics and Consumer Studies. IFHE is an International Non Governmental Organisation (INGO), having consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC, FAO, UNESCO, UNICEF) and with the Council of Europe.