Update - Nominations for 2019 – 2020/2021 Board of Directors.
The CSNM nominations process closed and we thank all who put their names forward to serve on the CSNM Board of Directors.
We are pleased to announce the following 2019 – 2020/21 Board of Directors who will move into their positions by acclamation or who are on the second year of a two year term.
Dave Lebert, CNM
Congratulations to our returning and acclaimed board members!
At the close of nominations, for the positions of Secretary/Treasurer and Ontario Provincial Representative, multiple names were presented, and as per the CSNM Bylaw, there will be an election at the Annual General Meeting for this position. Candidate info (policy statement and bio) can be found on the CSNM website.
The two candidates for Secretary/Treasurer are (click names for bio):
The two candidates for Ontario Provincial Representative are (click names for bio):
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management will be held on Sunday, June 23th, 2019 at 8:15 am. MST at the Hotel Arts, 119-12 Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2R 0G8. We encourage all members to attend. If you are not able to attend in person we encourage you to complete a proxy form with your direction on any voting that will take place during the AGM. Proxy forms are due to the CSNM office by June 3, 2019. Please note that as per the CSNM bylaw, proxy ballots will not be accepted on-site at the AGM and must be submitted in advance as noted.
Also plan to celebrate with us and Canada and attend the Annual CSNM Conference in Calgary, AB. Complete conference details can be found at http://www.csnmconference.com
As well, at the close of nominations a vacancy remains, for the position of Member Communications Portfolio Manager. If you are interested in this position, please contact me at email@example.com. There will be an election from the floor for this vacant position at our AGM on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
CSNM Volunteer Positions Available!
We value the fresh perspective and ideas that new volunteers bring to CSNM as well as the committed work of existing volunteers.
Join one of these valuable CSNM committees:
- Membership (review and approve membership applications)
- Continuing Education (review and approve continuing education opportunities)
- Examinations (review and mark CSNM examinations)
- Certification (offer presentations on certification to membership, schools & employers: must be a CNM to volunteer for this portfolio)
- Member Communications (contribute to our magazine, website, eNewsletter, and social media sites)
- Marketing Committee member
- Membership Committee member
- Conference committee members - Moncton New Brunswick
Please apply for these positions by filling out the online application form and you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator.
- See a gap in CSNM that you can fill? Apply Now!
The members of the Organizations for Health Action are committed to sustaining and enhancing the health of Canadians, and in the continuous improvement of fair, equitable, efficient and effective health services and system(s). CSNM is a proud member of HEAL and actively participates in meetings held four times per year.
Collectively as a group of health professional associations and organizations within HEAL, recently sent a letter to the Ministry of Health – the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor in support of the department’s work on the Healthy Eating Strategy. Click here to view the letter sent.
Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare
Join the movement – be a health leader
The By Health for Health Collaborative of Canada, led in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and HealthCareCAN, has a vision for healthcare workplaces to be leaders and role models in providing psychologically healthy and safe work environments for all Canadians.
Join us in working towards this vision and sign the Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare (Declaration); a commitment to advancing the protection and promotion of mental health in the workplace and in alignment with the principles of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard). In the context of this Declaration, the term “staff” is used to refer to all employees, physicians, learners, contractors and volunteers that work within a health organization.
While the Standard is applicable to all industries, it has a unique role within healthcare. Staff working in the healthcare sector are more likely to miss work due to illness or disability than people in all other sectors. They also face higher rates of burnout, compassion fatigue and sleep deprivation that can impact their psychological health and safety as well as the safety of their patients. Championed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), and developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) and the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ), the Standard is a voluntary set of guidelines, tools and resources focused on promoting staff psychological health and preventing psychological harm due to workplace factors. HealthCareCAN – the national voice of Canada’s hospitals and health care organizations – has a position statement strongly encouraging members and all health system stakeholder to adopt the Standard.
A psychologically healthy and safe workplace:
- Promotes positive culture and staff well-being
- Prevents stigma and discrimination
- Contributes to a productive and positive working environment
Better healthcare can be achieved when workplaces delivering care are healthy and safe, translating into improved morale, improved staff and patient satisfaction as well as reduced costs and reduced medical errors.