The IFHE Distinguished Service Award honours members for their outstanding contribution to the Federation and the profession as such.  

IFHE Distinguished Service Award 2024: Call for nominations

2020 Award goes to Margaret E. Arcus

Margaret E. Arcus is a former Professor for Home Economics and Family Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where she taught and conducted research for 31 years, being instrumental in establishing the family studies programme.

Margaret is a long-time member of IFHE with roles in the Executive and Research Committees. She organized the 1992 Congress in Hannover, Germany and wrote the IFHE history book. She also serves as a name patron for the Family Life Educator Award of the US National Council on Family Relations. IFHE honours Margaret for her remarkable contributions to family life education.