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Discover JIBC's latest opportunities, events, workshops and training. 

Be The One Inspiring Your Team!

TEDxJIBC | Small ripples, big waves - June 5, 2019, 8am-4pm, $99

Positive Leadership - Maximizing Workplace Wellness - May 16, 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm, $189

Critical Thinking for Better Decision Making, June 6-7

Tools & Activities for Trainers, June 10-12

Advanced Facilitation, June 17-19

Training & Facilitation Capstone, June 20 and July 16


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Compass Group Canada is committed to fostering a diverse and representative workforce and an inclusive work environment where all employees are treated fairly, which includes accommodation.  Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Assurance (HSEQ) is a guiding principle in all decisions we make. Safeguarding the health and safety of our people and customers is essential to the success of our business.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We will consider your resume for additional opportunities.



Manager of Support Services - Holyrood Care Manor

Overview: We are seeking a talented and dedicated individual who is as passionate about providing great food and environmental management service as we are. Being a preferred employer, we retain the finest employees, set the highest standard for personal advancement, and focus our talents on one main goal - customer satisfaction.

To achieve our goals, we need people who concentrate on employee and customer satisfaction and are driven by their “can-do” attitude. This position is responsible to supervise and manage the staff and operations to ensure quality standards are met and maintained in all areas including administration, staffing/scheduling, client/customer relations, production and knowledge of healthcare systems for all aspects of the Food, Housekeeping, Laundry and Maintenance services.

Now, if you were to come on board as one of our Manager of Support Services, we’d ask you to do the following for us:

• Human Resource and Labour Relations management including complete administrative and personnel files, collective agreement, hiring, training and discipline

• Managing the day to day operation to ensure all contractual service levels are met.

• Complete all financial reporting including payroll, period summaries and sales reports in

a timely and accurate manner.

• Maintain appropriate budgetary and cost controls including inventory controls

• Customer service focus including: develop and maintain a strong knowledge of resident

preferences and incorporate these preferences into service delivery; working with the Recreation department, to develop and assist in the implementation of special events; facilitating ongoing communication with all stakeholders in the site including administration, nursing, residents and their families.

 • Conduct regular training in-services and staff meetings as required and with the Support Services Team.

• Implement, manage and maintain the Quality Assurance program as outlined by the company and the client, including weekly and monthly audits.

• Proven experience and ability to assist in menu management, food cost controls and production including monitoring and evaluating meals and service to ensure established standards are maintained for both quality and quantity of all meals and snacks is required.

• Implementation and control of a Food Safety Plan as well as HACCP, WHIMIS, and all Workplace regulations for a safe work place.

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Manager, Support Services

George Derby Centre is a 300-bed community-based Care facility. Through partnerships with Fraser Health, Veterans Affairs Canada, and BC Housing, George Derby Centre provides complex care services for seniors.

George Derby Centre is looking for an experienced Manager of Support Services to oversee the effective delivery of customer focused food, nutrition, laundry and housekeeping services. The manager of support services is responsible for providing effective leadership and support.


NOW is the time to register and save money!

Early Bird Member Rate until April 30th only $359

Regular rates apply after April 30th - $459

Harnessing your Energy at the 2019 CSNM Conference: June 21-23 in Calgary, Alberta

The Awards and Honours nominations are pouring in so come celebrate our 2091 award recipients at the annual Member Recognition Gala featuring Chinook Country Line Dancers.


Nutrition Month Resources are READY! | Plan your campaign | Feature Recipes | Resources + Tools

Dietitians of Canada annual Nutrition Month Campaign:

Unlock the Potential of Food

Once again, March is Nutrition Month and this year Dietitians of Canada is launching the campaign to help Canadians Unlock the Potential of Food. In addition, Dietitians Day will be celebrated on March 20th. Find out more and get your resources ready in advance HERE

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. 


Upcoming Courses at New Westminster Campus Include:

Building Your Communications Toolbox: April 4-5

Foundations of ConRes: April 15-17 or May 27-29

Dealing with Defensiveness: May 1-3

Define Issues and Set Agenda: May 13-14



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

Wednesday, April 17, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Thursday, June 20, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Thursday, August 15, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Thursday, October 17, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

JUSTICE INSTITUTE OF BC- Centre for Leadership

Positive Leadership-Maximizing Workplace

This course offers leaders, managers and members the techniques to recognize unconscious patterns of thinking and behaving and proposes concrete methods to challenge the way we view obstacles and setbacks so that they can be overcome.

Friday, May 16, 2019

JIBC-New Westminster | 8:30am-4:30pm | $189


Be the One

Be the one inspiring your team. Whether you're an emerging leader looking for new skills and experiences to open career doors, or a seasoned manager looking for fresh perspectives and insights, JIBC Centre for Leadership offers courses to meet your training needs.

Upcoming Courses Click Here

Upcoming Centre for Leadership Courses

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.

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SafeCare BC Workshops

Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum

February 28 Abbotsford

March 28 Abbotsford

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.

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.

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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