President’s Welcome

Hello SHETA Members,

I cannot believe the summer holidays are just a few weeks away. It feels like this past year flew by, and it was great to have a sense of normalcy again after what the past few years have thrown at us.

We were very excited to be able to gather once again and celebrate SHETA at our 50th Anniversary conference held in Moose Jaw. This conference was many years in the making, and it was great to be able to connect as a professional network. It is safe to say that the learning and laughter that took place were much needed. Thank you to the committee who put on a wonderful conference. We are fortunate to have SHETA members willing to dedicate their time to hosting our conference.

We hosted our SHETA AGM at the conference, where we said goodbye to some long-time Board Members. Cathy Price, who held many roles over the years and chaired the long-awaited 50th Anniversary Conference, Haley Bartsch, Region #4 Mal, and Levay Turner, Region #5 MAL. Their dedication to SHETA has been invaluable, and they will be missed at the Board table. We welcomed back Christine Thompson and new Board Member Glenda Ottenbreit.

The SHETA Board of Directors met in person in November, virtually in February and March, and in person in May. Conversations at the Board table involved reimaging the SHETA Board of Director Roles. As times have changed, we realized the ways in which we meet our member’s needs must change too. The new SHETA Board of Director Roles will be proposed at the 2023 SHETA AGM. With that said, we encourage anyone interested in joining the Board to reach out. All are welcome at our meetings, and we would love to welcome new members to the Board of Directors.

SHETA was also excited to be part of the planning committee for the 2023 Canadian Home Economics Symposium, held in Saskatoon in March. The three days of learning involved a Keynote Address from Dr. Priscilla Settee, presentations from Home Economists across Canada, and many great opportunities for networking and learning from one another. The next symposium will take place in Ontario in 2025.

Finally, save the date, the SHETA Board of Directors is planning a one-day mini-conference for Saturday, October 14th, in Saskatoon. We look forward to gathering for a day of learning and networking.

I wish you all a restful summer, and we cannot wait to work with you again in the 2023 – 2024 school year.


Michelle Hardy