The 2018 Spring Symposium will be held on May 10th at the Maple Leaf Food ThinkFOOD Centre.


Meadowvale North Business Park
6897 Financial Drive
Mississauga Ontario




Click here to view the 2018 Symposium program.



OSNM Member Registration Fee $95.00
Non-Member Registration Fee $110.00
Student/Retiree Registration Fee $85.00


Bios and Presentations


Cate CollinsCate Collins admits to having her underwear way too tight. So much so that some years ago she shelled out and experienced a serious burn out. She has devoted her life’s work to support others to avoid the same fate.

Cate is a seasoned leadership expert who has helped thousands of leaders and their teams across the globe master their unique mental hazards so they will be more focused, more passionate and more successful. Her extensive counseling background, being hand picked to train with Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Success Principles author, being a ferocious learner of health and well being allow her to get to the heart of the matter with her clients in record time with lasting results. Cate is hired for her creative and powerful keynotes, training and executive coaching however where her heart really sings, is with facilitating transformative leadership retreats. Her clients include the US Army, Mental Health hospitals,  HR chapters, international funeral and financial associations, Ministry of Transportation to name a few.
Her 6 transformative resources continue to get raving reviews. They include “Is your underwear too tight? Learn the letting go formula, Playful Meditation MP3 for the busy mind, After Loss Healing Journey among others.

Cate has been a proud and grateful member with Canadian Association for Professional Speakers for over 10 years. Cate believes in the boomerang effect; you get back what you put out. Serve others and organically you in turn are served.
Sit back and relax and let Cate take you on a very powerful journey.

Jacquie Peppler
Sales and Marketing Director of Gluten Free Food Program Inc.

Jacquie PepplerJacquie Peppler is the Sales and Marketing Director of Gluten Free Food Program Inc. She is passionate about educating the food service and hospitality sector about Celiac Disease, how if affects everyone differently and the life long struggle to find safe gluten free food.


Melissa Keeshan LL.B., B.C.L., B.A.
Labour and employment lawyer at Bass Associates P.C.

Melissa KeeshanMelissa obtained her two law degrees (a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Civil Law) from McGill University in 2016 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017. While obtaining her law degrees, Melissa worked as a summer intern at the Samuel-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic and as a research assistant for the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association.

Melissa also worked in legal publishing for 10 years. Melissa worked as a freelance editor and writer for Carswell (Thomson Reuters)’s HR, Payroll, OH&S and Records Retention department from 2014 to 2016, contributing to a variety of human resources, labour, and employment law publications including Human Resources Management in Canada, The TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods) Compliance Manual: Clear Language Edition, and The Employment Law Report. She also worked as a freelance production editor on LexisNexis Canada’s premiere legal encyclopedia, Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, from 2006-2013.

At Bass Associates, Melissa provides legal and labour relations services to clients in the full range of employment and labour matters. Her current practice includes the negotiation of collective agreements, interest arbitration, rights arbitration, and representing clients at the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal.

Dr. Sajel Bellon
Human Connection Cultivator

Sajel Bellon

Dr. Sajel Bellon (Human Connection Cultivator) is a thought-leader, mental wellness professional, educator, and speaker who specializes in the sciences of well-being, human connection, positive transformation and growth for individuals and organizations. Sajel developed Canada's first Positive Psychology and Positive Education Certificate Programs at Wilfrid Laurier University. She designs and delivers programs and keynotes for organizations and educational institutions around the globe (Australia, the U.S., U.K., India & Africa), educating and inspiring others about the benefits of “Optimally Deviant Leadership”, “The Permission to be Human”, “Whole Systems Thinking for Extraordinary Change” and many other topics strategically designed for her diverse client groups.

She is an expert in cultivating the space and conditions for enhancing work-life experiences and relationships, using the sciences of Positive Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Organizational Development and other modalities. Sajel has a series of talks and workshops on topics from Well-Being: Personal & Occupational, Human Connection, Resiliency, and Rising from Trauma & Stress. Sajel continues to connect and serve people in becoming the best versions of themselves and enhancing their personal and professional relationships.


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