Fanshawe College's 2nd Annual NUTRITION EXPO on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 1-4pm 

Fanshawe College's  Nutrition and Food Service Management 
students will be hosting the 2nd Annual NUTRITION EXPO 
on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 1-4pm 
at the London Downtown Campus located at 130 Dundas Street 
Join us for 2 Professional Development Sessions, Product Tasting and Networking Hour
Earn CSNM CE Points
Mark your calendars now ! - More information to follow in the upcoming weeks.


Food Service Awareness Week – Feb. 3 – 7, 2020

Food Service Awareness Week – Feb. 3 – 7, 2020

Monday: Show where food comes from and the travels it takes to get to your menu! The interactive website allows you to watch where each item on the plate comes from and the steps it takes to get to you to enjoy!

Tuesday:  Focus on Canada’s Food Guide. Provide handouts for clients, staff and visitors. Follow the link:

Wednesday: Show your appreciation for Dietary Staff with some swag! 

Provide a fruit basket or appreciation cookies for all your staff!

Thursday: With a focus on more plant-based diet, follow the link to find out more information on pulses including recipes and menu ideas. Provide handouts for clients, staff and visitors.

Friday:  Create a 100-mile menu! Follow the link to see what is in season in Ontario and some great menu ideas.  Provide handouts for clients, staff and visitors.

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5th annual Culinary & Nutrition Stream at Together We Care 2020

Seasons Care Dietitian Network, in conjuction with OLTCA and ORCA, are pleased to be presenting the 5th annual Culinary & Nutrition stream at Together We Care 2020. This industry leading event takes place in Toronto on March 31st and April 1st 2020.  This stream of education focuses on topics for Nutrition and Food Service Professesionals from both the long-term care and retirement living sectors. Sessions topics include: Improving Dining through Team Training, Dysphagia Friendly Recipes, Menu Planning with the new CFG, Cost vs Benefit, Emotions & Menu Planning and Bringing Freshness into our Homes and Menus. For more information visit www.together-we-care.com.

Tuesday, March 31 2020

1:30 – 2:30 pm

60-minute workshop

Improving the Dining Experience through Team Training and Dining Room Enhancements

Submission ID: 62

CSNM Competency: 6 HR Management

This interactive session will use two examples of improving dining in residential care to demonstrate how changes in team behaviour can be made. Ingredients of change management techniques will be described. The audience will also share their experiences with implementing change and reflect how behaviour change techniques can be used in future endeavours.

Speakers: Lora Bruyn Martin, Innovation Specialist, Schlegel Villages; Heather Keller, Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging, Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging; Virginia Millar, Director of Hospitality and Dining, Schlegel Villages

2:45 – 3:15 pm

30-minute oral presentation

Dysphagia friendly recipes validated for organizational scalability

Submission ID: 47

CSNM Competency: 5 Food Service Systems Management (1 point for both 30 minute presentations)

A series of recipes were developed collaboratively by George Brown College students from the Hospitality & Culinary Arts and Health Sciences programs and Registered Dietitians and Speech-Language Pathologists from Baycrest. The recipes were tailored to meet the needs of clients with dysphagia and were validated at the Food Innovation & Research Studio (FIRSt) at George Brown College to meet the International Dysphagia Diet Standard Initiative (IDDSI) standard. The recipes were validated for both small scale (4-6 ) servings) and large scale / industrial (24) servings to meet the needs of LTC & Retirement homes.
Speakers: Lisa Sokoloff, Manager, Training & Simulation, Baycrest; Deb Bonfield, Partnership Co-Ordinator, George Brown College; Patrick Secord, Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts Professor, George Brown College

3:30 – 4:00 pm

30-minute oral presentation

No Serving Sizes? Where is Dairy? Menu planning with the new Canada's Food Guide

Submission ID: 5

(see above)

With the release of the new Food Guide, menu planners in both long-term care and retirement communities are scrambling to understand what they should be doing when planning menus for their residents. This session proposes two methods to meet the new Food Guide, developed through careful testing and analysis of menu items, while still ensuring resident’s needs are met.
Speakers: Saima Khan, Dietetic Intern, Gordon Food Service, Ryerson University; Bob Moulson, Nutrition Resource Centre Manager, Gordon Food Service.

 

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

11:00 – 12:00 pm

60-minute workshop

Planting the seed within your operations of cost versus benefit approach to facility's bottom line

Submission ID: 53

CSNM Competency: 7 Financial Mngmt

Maria, in her 27 years as a business owner has come to realize that it’s not just the obvious product cost that needs to be evaluated it’s also the far reaching bottom line that it impacts. Cherie with over 25 years of experience in LTC, has an eye for looking outside of the lens within food service operations. She will share examples of how the cost versus benefit can have an overall positive impact to the operation. Maria and Cherie will demonstrate how to plant the seed with a cost versus benefit approach to allow for positive outcomes for residents.

Speakers: Maria-Domenica D'Agostino, President, CMI; Cherie Furlan-Craievich, Food Service & Nutrition Consultant, Cherie Furlan-Craievich Consulting

1:30 – 2:00 pm

30-minute oral presentation

Emotions & Menu Planning: Innovating the Past to Work for Today

Submission ID: 58

CSNM Competency: 5 Food Service Systems Management (1 point for both 30 minute presentations)

A discussion of the benefits of the integration of hospitality, restaurant, resort, retail, and multifamily design concepts into a new generation of senior living communities. While senior living projects have increasingly borrowed from other design disciplines to reduce the perception of institutionality, a number of recent projects have gone beyond incremental upgrades and reimagined the retirement community as a place indistinguishable from hip apartment buildings, resorts,or fine restaurants. We will talk about specific areas in the design and operations seniors communities that can benefit from this approach.
Speakers: Jay Ashton, Business Resources Lead, Sysco Canada; Kaitlin Chard, Nutrition Services Consultant, Sysco Canada

2:00 – 2:30 pm

30-minute oral presentation

Fresh on Fresh: Let the World and our Budgets breathe

Submission ID: 24

(see above)

How much does your waste cost? Ever think about the 100hours it takes to make a plastic wrap all but to throw it in the garbage 5 mins after you open your package! Something doesn’t add up. Yvonne will be diving into the world of producing fresh foods and the difference it can leave in the world.
Cooking from scratch can offer a whole new world of possibilities to the labour market, the Retirement/LTC industry and the residents we serve.The next generation of workers are coming up and they are opening the door to sustainable work and cleaning up landfills.
Speaker: Yvonne Van der Male, Regional Culinary and Facilities Service Manager, Maple Ridge Retirement Services

 


Health & Wellness Job Fair Monday, March 9, 2020 | Registration is now open!

 

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 Health & Wellness Job Fair
Monday, March 9, 2020 Registration is now open! 

As a valued industry partner of Centennial College, you are invited to participate in our annual Health & Wellness Job Fair. 
Due to space restrictions and an increase in demand from employers to participate in our fairs, this year we will be hosting a morning and afternoon fair, each targeting a different set of programs.

 

Morning Fair

10 am – 12 pm

Afternoon Fair

1:30 – 3:30 pm

 

  • Food Service Worker
  • Healthcare Environmental Services Management
  • Nutrition and Food Service Management
  • Nursing
  • Personal Support Worker

 

 

  • Esthetician Program
  • Massage Therapy
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO:

ü  Recruit skilled and qualifying graduating students and grads

ü  Promote your organization and current job opportunities

ü  Discuss career possibilities with students and grads

WE SUPPLY:

ü  Light refreshments for 2 representatives

ü  One 6 foot table and chairs

ü  Parking for 2 cars (Carpooling is encouraged as parking is limited)

**IMPORTANT: due to space restrictions and the nature of this event, registrants will be reviewed and confirmed at least 4 weeks prior to the event. **

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
If above link does not work, please copy and paste this URL into your browser: [bit.ly/cchealthjobfair2020]bit.ly/cchealthjobfair2020

Spaces fill up quickly, register early.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, February 17, 2020

Please direct inquiries about the Job Fair to:

Sureka Kulasingham, Employment Advisor | SKulasingham@centennialcollege.ca  | 416-289-5000 ext. 2549 or

Maria Pugliese, Employment Advisor | MPugliese@centennialcollege.ca

If you are unable to participate in this job fair, but are interested in our other recruitment opportunities,
Please contact Linda Lugli, Employer Relations Coordinator at LLugli@centennialcollege.ca
Click here for a list of upcoming job fairs/recruitment events.

 

We look forward to your participation in the Health & Wellness Job Fair!


Workplace Investigations: Due Diligence in the Wake of the LTC Public Inquiry

The LTC Public Inquiry has underscored the critical importance of ensuring that your home has the proper processes in place for workplace investigations. This timely session provides the training recommended in the report and is a must attend for any staff who conduct investigations as well as those who need to be aware of proper process and due diligence investigation principles. Find out more




You are invited to our new webinar : Diet, CVD and mortality : State of the evidence.

 


When:  
Wednesday, November 27
Noon to 1:00 pm (EST)
Registration required

Key topics covered include:
•  The latest scientific evidence on saturated fat and its association with CVD outcomes and mortality
•  The PURE study and some of its key findings for saturated fat, carbs and various foods
•  The PURE healthy dietary pattern

Speaker: Andrew Mente, PhD, MA
Principal Investigator – Population Health Program, Population Health Research Institute
Associate Professor – Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), McMaster University    

 

Register Now


Published Qindex study highlights quality in LTC homes

The Association is pleased to announce that last year’s Qindex research conducted in partnership with the University of Toronto has now been published in Longwoods’ Healthcare Quarterly.

The Qindex is a composite metric of the nine publicly reported CIHI quality indicators (falls, antipsychotic use, pain, worsened pain, restraint use, worsened physical functioning, improved physical functioning, depression, and pressure ulcers).

The study describes the overall quality performance of LTC homes across five years (2012–2017) and determines if organizational factors impact quality performance. The results demonstrate significant, continuous sector-wide improvement in overall quality performance over time, as well as some differences based on home size, operator size, and ownership.

A preview of the Qindex findings was published earlier this year in the Association’s This is Long-Term Care 2019 report. The article in Healthcare Quarterly provides further findings and the methodology behind the research. The published paper in Healthcare Quarterly positions the Qindex, a global metric of quality, as a valuable tool for quality measurement and management in the LTC sector. Congratulations to Qindex authors Andrea Wilkinson, Vinita Haroun, Tommy Wong, Nancy Cooper and Mark Chignell on the publication of their research.


Together We Care 2020 is Canada’s largest gathering of long-term care and retirement community professionals.

Welcome to Together We Care 2020!

Together We Care 2020 is Canada’s largest gathering of long-term care and retirement community professionals. This year’s event promises to be better than ever with exceptional keynote speakers and a broad range of education sessions designed to both challenge and inform delegates.

EVENT INFO

DATE: March 30 - April 1, 2020


EVENT LOCATION

Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Rd,
Toronto, ON M9W 1J1
Tel: (416) 245-5000


Delegate Registration

Registered delegates will pick up their name badge onsite at the registration desk.  Onsite registration will also be available for those who have not pre-registered online.

Reminder: Your name badge is your pass to the events you have registered for and must be worn at all times to gain admittance to convention venues.


Tradeshow Floor

EXHIBIT HALL

Further details to come shortly

Association Booths

Be sure to stop by the OLTCA and ORCA Association booths on the trade show floor. This is your opportunity to network with the Boards of Directors and Association staff and hear more about Association activities.

No Smoking Policy

All areas of Toronto Congress Centre  have been designated as non-smoking.


Parking

The Toronto Congress Centre is located at 650 Dixon Rd just north off the 401 and east of the 427.  There are plenty of parking spaces at the The Toronto Congress Centre.


Mobile Devices

Take a break from the outside world. Please be sure to turn off your mobile devices before the education sessions begin.


Evaluation System

After the conclusion of the Convention an on-line evaluation form will be available for feedback from delegates on their convention experience. You will receive details on the evaluation system via email.


Recycling

Please be sure to recycle your name badge at the end of Convention. We encourage you to use the recycling bins near the registration desk in the main lobby or use the recycling containers on the trade show floor.

More Information


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    Thursday, March 26, 2020 -The LTC Public Inquiry has underscored the critical importance of ensuring that your home has the proper processes in place for workplace investigations. This timely session provides the training recommended in the report and is a must attend for any staff who conduct investigations as well as those who need to be aware of proper process and due diligence investigation principles. Find out more: 

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    Annual General Meeting and Convention

    Ontario's largest gathering of senior staff from not-for-profit long term care homes, seniors’ housing and community service organizations.

    Find out more:

  • Published Qindex study highlights quality in LTC homes

    The Association is pleased to announce that last year’s Qindex research conducted in partnership with the University of Toronto has now been published in Longwoods’ Healthcare Quarterly.

    The Qindex is a composite metric of the nine publicly reported CIHI quality indicators (falls, antipsychotic use, pain, worsened pain, restraint use, worsened physical functioning, improved physical functioning, depression, and pressure ulcers).

    Read more

  • Active and Health Senior (Retirement Homes) Living Operations Certificate

    Click here to learn more about this new certificate program from Humber!