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Mental Health Commission January Webinar

Join the mental Health Commission of Canada on Thursday, January 24th, 12 noon - 1:00pm for a webinar on the challenges and opportunities of supporting mental health in a non-traditional work environment.

Guest speakers are Denis Trottier, the Chief Mental Health Officer for KPMG, and Abdullah Snobar, Executive Director at Ryerson University's DMZ tech accelerator. Denis Trottier will share how his organization works to address challenges with hoteling, working remotely and frequent travel, while Abdullah Snobar will share what mental health support can look like during the early stages of entrepreneurship, where solitary work, long hours and the pressure to succeed are part of the job. 



WorkSafe BC on 2019 Preliminary Rates

Get an overview of the injury rate trends for your sector and see how you can use WorkSafeBC's Employer Health and Safety Planning Toolkit to view your own organization's safety trends and how to reduce injury rates.


Download these interesting infographic PDFs for 2017 injury trends for both long-term care and home care/community health support.

You're Invited! SYSCO Helathcare & Senior Living Show

Tuesday, January 15, 2019  | Sheraton Guildford Hotel, 15269 - 104th Ave Surrey

NEW: Earn up to 5 CSNM Points

Please take time to register for Sysco's biggest event today. The PDF download is your complete guide to Sysco's healthcare and retirement living show. An all-day event includes speakers, food show and earn CSNM points.


0800 – 0830 am   Registration & Light Breakfast

0830 – 0845 am   Welcome

0845 – 0945 am   Improving Food Quality in Long Term Care: Best Practices & New Initiatives

Christina Lengyel, PhD, RD – University of Manitoba – Co-Principal Investigator & the Manitoba Lead on the Making the Most of Mealtimes (M3) Study

0945 – 1045 am   Tackling the Labour Shortage

Samantha Scholefield, BA – British Columbia Restaurant & Food Services Association

1045 – 1100 am   Break

1100 – 1145 am   Synergy on DemandLearn About Sysco’s Innovative Technologies

Karen Hurley, RD – Manager, Healthcare Systems – Sysco Canada

1145 – 1245 pm   Quality Dining – Creative Plates for Healthcare & Senior Living

Chef Bernard Casavant

1245 – 0100 pm   Sysco’s Customer Business Resource – Let’s Get Together!

Jay Ashton – National Business Resources Lead – Sysco Canada

0100 – 0330 pm   Vendor Expo

SafeCare BC Workshops

Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum

Jan 17 Abbotsford

February 21 Burnaby

February 28 Abbotsford

March 28 Abbotsford

Facilitator Training: Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum
January 28-31 Burnaby

Creating Connections: Working with People with Dementia (In partnership with Alzheimer Society of BC)  February 7, Burnaby

Occupational Health & Safety Committee Part I

March 12 Victoria
April 2 Burnaby

If you have any questions or you require assistance with registration, please contact or call the Programs and Events Coordinator for SafeCare BC, Marjahn O'Connor, at 604.630.5572 ext. 242.


Did You Miss SafeCare BC Mental Health Webinars? Not to worry. Recordings are available on their website. Check this link: Watch 3-part Mental Health Webinar Series

Infection Control: Webber Teleclasses

Infection control champions, Infection Prevention Core Practices, Framework for Behavioural Infectious Risks in Acute Care.

SafeCare BC Mental Health Webinar Series

SafeCare BC announced their partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and have created a series of three webinars available to SafeCare members.

This is an opportunity to bring your teams together and strengthen your work environment.

  1. Responding with Respect: October 11, 2018
  2. Introduction to Psychological Health & Safety: December 4, 2018.

Professional Development from SafeCare BC

Did you know that SafeCare BC provides professional development for continuing care workers in BC?  Here are a few of their upcoming workshops over the summer:

Creating Connections: Working with People with Dementia
LPN Leadership Training
Safe Client Handling
Occupational Health & Safety Committee
Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum
Health and Safety Program Audit

New Infection Control Precautions E-Learning

Check our DIGEST page for details on the new infection control precautions for rare and emerging pathogens e-learning, from PICnet.


International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative

The implementation for the IDDSI is coming - are you ready? The IDDSI committee has responded to requests from the international community by leading the roll-out and implementation of the IDDSI Framework. This global initiative will improve the lives of over 590 million people living with dysphagia.


EDUCATION: Foodsafe Level 1 Refresher

Did you know that FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates expire?

The FOODSAFE Level 1 Refresher is an inexpensive and convenient way to renew your certification since all Level 1 certificates issued in BC are valid for 5 years. Therefore, certificates issued prior to July 29, 2013 will expire this coming July 29, 2018!

You can take the Level 1 Refresher online.  FOOD SAFE Level 1 Refresher takes 1-3 hours and must be completed within 10 days (including weekends) from the start date of the course, including your final examination.

The fee is $45. Register through Open School BC.


Ongoing Workshops & Events: SafeCare BC

SafeCare BC is committed to providing outstanding professional development for continuing care workers in BC as well as connecting continuing care workers to other professional development opportunities.

Culinary Arts Program at University of the Fraser Valley

Starting in August! 

The UFV's Culinary Arts Program trains aspiring cooks to work in all styles of kitchens from small family-style restaurants to large multinational hotels and health care institutions. The program is 39 weeks from August until May.  When graduated, you'll be a second year apprentice having completed your PC 1 and be front loaded with the written and practical exams for PC 2.



The Provincial Infection Control Network's webinars and teleclasses schedules, as well as many archived sessions are available!   Information follows on both the upcoming sessions and archived webinars. Check PICNet here for education opportunities. 

CONFERENCE LINE: 1-877-385-4099   PASS CODE: 7188720#

Download past slide presentations here:

Past Event: Nov 5, 2018: Centre for Conflict Resolution

Conflict in Motion: Mind, Body and Heart 

Conflict Resolution Week Event at JIBC new Westminster Campus Theatre, is taking place November 5, 2018, 8:30am-Noon.  Join Mediate BC and JIBC's Centre for Conflict Resolution for presentations from conflict researchers and practitioners that illustrate this spectrum of "Mind, Body and Heart" to bring our best selves to the conflict in our lives and practice.

Session 1: Understanding Common Cognitive Biases and the Impact on Negotiations (by Nancy Cameron

Session 2: Incorporating Somatic Based Practices in Conflict Resolution (by Kathleen Bellamano )

Food & Drink Publications

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw

Granville Island Market Tours

A Foodie Highlight Featuring the Best of Granville Island!

Weave expertly through the busy Public Market, skipping the line at the best food shops and artisans to taste over 20 signature Canadian food cultures.

Tours are 2 hours, 10:30am - 12:30pm, running daily in the summer, and Thursdays-Sundays between September 19 and May 20. All food and drink tastings are included!

Canada Food & Beverage Tradeshows

Stay up to date with food and beverage trade shows in Canada!

From Retailers to Manufacturers and Suppliers, there is always a conference or trade show happening somewhere!



Our annual education day will be held on Friday, October 27th at the Power to Change in Langley. This is an excellent event and an opportunity to earn your extra CE points. The day will start at 0730 for breakfast and continue until 3:30pm.

Featured Speakers:  Terri Dowton from the Employers' Advisers Office and Daniel Fontane from the BC Care Providers Association

Certificates will be handed out to go towards your OH & S Learning, the Fraser Health Licensing Dietician discussing menu planning and the Residential Care Regulations of BC.

Download Registration Form

Annual CSNM Conference 2017!

The Annual CSNM Conference was held in Ottawa, June 14-16 and members of the Pacific Society of Nutrition Management is there to celebrate with Peers and mark Canada's 150th!

PSNM Annual General Meeting - April 28, 2017

Join your colleagues and industry leaders at the upcoming PSNM AGM on April 28th in Langley.  Earn CE points to attend! Featured Guest Speakers, Lunch Vendors' Showcase, news and updates.

The AGM Day Outline:

07:30 – 0825:  Breakfast Hosted by Willie Woo from Nestles
Menu: Eggs Benny Bar for Breakfast with choice of Back Bacon, Smoked Salmon, Veggies and Fresh Fruit Salad, New Sunsational Express line of juices, Coffee/Tea and Specialty Hot Drinks

08:30 – 10:00  PSNM AGM
10:00 – 11:00 Fraser Health Licensing Dietician Suvarna Rao
11:00 – 12:15 BC Care Providers Association CEO Daniel Fontaine
12:15 – 1:15   Lunch Vendor Showcase Hosted by Willie Woo from Nestles

MENU: Lobster Ravioli, Braised Beef Ravioli, Portobello & Spinach Ravioli & a variety of sauces

Firehouse Chili with Minors Ancho & Chipotle Flavor Concentrates, Lasagna, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Baked French Fry & Flavored Gravy Bar, San Pelligrino/Perrier, Nestle and Hagen Daz Ice Cream & Chocolate

1:15 – 1:30:     Coffee Break
1:30 – 3:30:     The Employers Advisors Office Terry Dowton

CE Points Earned from our AGM

  • Competency #6 Human Resources
  • Competency #4 Clinical Nutrition
  • Competency #7 Finance
  • Competency #1 Professionalism
  • Competency #3 Nutrition & Healthy Living