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PSNM AGM POSTPONED

This year’s AGM is postponed due to the coronavirus outbreaks in our province. We are hoping to have the AGM paired with the Education Day in October.

According to the BC Registrar’s Office, we must either hold the meeting prior to November 1, 2020 or we would then be filing for an extension to hold our AGM within the first 3 month of 2021.

It is our hope that we will be able to hold the AGM in October, but we will have to decide closer to the time frame, as it is out of our hands.

Thank you for your understanding.

PSNM Board

Diane, Maria, Stephanie and Corinne

YOUR EVENT HERE

Contact us about Membership and how you can add your event to our CONNECT page.

NEW Job Opportunity

Manager of Support Services

Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre, Kamloops, BC

$65k, 3 weeks vacation, benefits, RRSP matching, relocation expenses

IDDSI WEBINAR SERIES

IDDSI Industry Partner Update & Virtual Active Webinar: Focus on Food Texture Testing

IDDSI has recently received a number of inquiries because of confusion and possible misunderstanding about testing methods for texture modified foods.  Many of these questions are related to information presented in industry education and marketing materials. This Webinar is intended for industry partners only. 

Thursday, June 30, 11:00 PDT

Register Industry Partner Update

CSNM Annual Conference :  postponed

 

BC Gerontology Workshop

UPDATE:   EVENT CANCELLED

Non-Member Early Bird Registration: $129; Gerontology Network Member Early Bird Registration $129.  Friday, April 24, 2020 This year's theme is collaboration and connection.

Centre for Conflict Resolution Programs

The JIBC courses and programs are designed to help you communicate more effectively and provide you with new skills and knowledge to enhance your relationships within your workplace and community. Most courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COURSE CALENDAR

JIBC: CENTRE FOR LEADERSHIP:   Why choose courses from the Centre for Leadership? You can continue your development and growth with upcoming courses. Take individual courses at your own pace, or sign up for one of their certificate programs:

Associate Certificate in Leadership and Conflict Resolution, Associate Certificate in Training and Facilitation and Certificate in Applied Leadership.

Ready to find out more?

go2HR - BC Tourism Employers Newsletter

The Resource for people in Tourism - Available Now

FRASER HEALTH - EDUCATION & TRAINING

Discover education and training opportunities on the latest NUTRITION BYTES news. 

 

PICNet WEBINARS, EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS

WEBBER TELECLASSES

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:

Infection Control: Webber Teleclasses

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

Culture Change in ACTION Webinars

The Sharing the Vision Webinar Series features 30-minute interactive webinars designed to share new ideas and information to inspire and challenge us as we work together to share the vision and change the culture of aging.

Free with advanced registration

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.

INFOGRAPHIC DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE

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

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SafeCare BC Workshops

Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum

Connections: Working with People with Dementia (In partnership with Alzheimer Society of BC)

Occupational Health & Safety Committee Part I

If you have any questions or you require assistance with registration, please contact training@safecarebc.ca 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

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.

RESOURCE FOR COMING IDDSI

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.

 

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.

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!

PAST EVENTS

Annual PSNM EDUCATION DAY: OCTOBER 27th 2017

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.

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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