Cannabis: Order Your Updated Toolkit Today

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To ensure you have the latest, most accurate information on cannabis, we encourage you to order our completely updated Cannabis Toolkit.

Released today, this revised edition is the only resource specifically written for senior care professionals. It will help you understand the federal and provincial legal framework, proactively put policies in place, and support your decision-making.

The 46-page toolkit was developed in collaboration with DDO Health Law and MediSystem Pharmacy, and it provides you with accurate, up-to-date, critical guidance with respect to recreational and medical cannabis since legalization. It includes the following:

  • An overview of the federal and provincial legal landscape
  • Risk management considerations
  • Accommodating cannabis in the workplace
  • Regulation and possession of cannabis
  • Guidance for physicians and nurse practitioners
  • Clinical and legal issues
  • Policy templates on medical and recreational cannabis for resident and staff use

To order the latest edition, complete the order form and fax it to 905-851-0744 or email it to bpetrovsky@advantageontario.ca.


Cannabis in Care – Save your Spot!

Thursday November 1, 2018 | 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
St. Joseph's Villa, Hamilton

Thursday December 6, 2018 | 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Fairmount Home, Glenburnie

Members: $260
Non-Members: $370

 

Medical and Recreational Cannabis in Senior Care Settings

Registration is now open for our two regional workshops on cannabis. This timely session will explore the various implications that medical and recreational cannabis legalization will have on senior care employers, employees/staff, and residents and their families. Participants will hear from subject matter and legal experts from different practice areas, as well as representatives from long term care homes and engage in discussion on the important considerations and best practices for recreational and medical cannabis use in senior care settings.

 

Speakers:

Adeeba Ahmed, Health and Safety Consultant Area, Public Services Health and Safety Association

Dr. Johnathan Bertram MD, Addiction Medicine, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

Crystal Brooks, Director of Resident Care, Strathmere Lodge

Mary Jane Dykeman, Partner, Dykeman & O'Brien LLP

Gerald J. Griffiths, Lawyer, Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Jane Meadus, Staff Lawyer and Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)

Shilpi Majumder, PhD, Director of Public Policy, AdvantAge Ontario

 

For more information, visit our website or contact Christina Vertesi, Education Coordinator.


Workplace Investigations: Best Practices, Guidelines and Techniques

AdvantAge Ontario

November 5 & 6, 2018
Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

November 22 & 23, 2018
Valleyview Home, St. Thomas
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Members: $520
Non-Members: $740

Workplace Investigations: Best Practices, Guidelines and Techniques is two-day interactive workshop that is ideal for senior staff and others who are responsible for conducting workplace investigations. Session leader Denise Koster, will use LTC-specific case work and mock scenarios that will arm participants with the knowledge and tools to conduct systematic investigations such as discrimination, harassment, resident abuse and any health and safety issues requiring investigations.

For full session details visit the AdvantAge Ontario website.


The Dairy Farmers of Canada Symposium 2018 and live Webcast

2018 Dairy Farmers Symposium

Gut Health is a topic of increasing interest in recent years. At this year’s Symposium, renowned experts will shed light on hot topics such as: the gut microbiota, the FODMAP diet, lactose intolerance and more.

The symposium will help participants to:

  • Appreciate the role of the gut microbiota in health
  • Understand when and how to apply the FODMAP diet 
  • Gain new knowledge related to yogurt and cardiometabolic health and implications of the gut microbiota
  • Better understand lactose intolerance and the recommended strategies for its management

This is a great opportunity to learn more about these topics and how you may be able to help your clients to address them.

To consult the program, select a city from the list on the right.

Webcasts will be available on our website for those who cannot attend in person.

French webcast (broadcasted from Montreal) – October 31 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
English webcast (broadcasted from Moncton) – November 1 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Atlantic Daylight Time

A certificate of attendance will be available to all attendees.

Visit the Diary Farmers of Canada website for more information and to register!


2018 Gerontology Network Fall Workshop

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018

The Dietitians of Canada Gerontology Network is a national network representing 500+ Registered Dietitians working with the elderly in long term care and health care settings across Canada. The Gerontology Network acts as a resource through the provision of education opportunities and evidenced based nutrition information to support Registered Dietitians as they strive for excellence in the delivery of nutritional care of residents in long term care.

COSTS
Gerontology Network Members
Early Bird: $125.00 (HST Included)
After October 19th: $145.00 (HST Included)
Non-Members
Early Bird: $155.00 (HST Included)
After October 19th: $175.00 (HST Included)
Students/Interns
Cost: $75.00 (HST Included)

*Please note that registration fee is non-refundable after October 19th 2018*
**Receipts will be emailed upon registration**

REGISTER ONLINE AT:
https://secure.effreg.com/register/2018gnfw


Advanced Food Safety Training - Humber Continuing Education

Advanced Food Safety is a management level food safety training course. The course will help food handlers and management within the food service / food retail sector learn important information about food safety. The information and recommendations in this course are based on the Food Retail and Food Services Regulation and Code (FRFSRC), Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. This course is designed for managers and any employee who wants to take their food safety knowledge to the next level.

DATE: Friday November 9th, 9 am - 5 pm
PRICE: $275

Click here to view the course flyer.

To register, please visit: hrt.humber.ca/ce and find us under Baking & Culinary
For more info, please contact: savio.colaco@humber.ca, 416.675.6622 x 4974


Active and Health Senior (Retirement Homes) Living Operations Certificate

Graduates of this program will be prepared for an operations leadership role within a Senior Living residence. This combination
instructor-facilitated, online and on-campus program provides the education, application, and hands-on training necessary to
be successful in the ever-growing Senior Living industry. This program is ideal for those already in the Senior Living industry and
wanting to increase their level of responsibility, and/or those desiring to capitalize on related industries experience in order to
shift career paths. The program is designed for the working professional, with flexibility to complete studies each week on their
own schedule.

  • A key component of the program will include a customized guided mentorship experience.
  • Although many components are delivered online, a hands-on and practical experience approach to learning will be applied through the use of technology and a 4-day on-campus stay. This delivery approach will allow for a meaningful distance-learning experience while not compromising the benefits derived from one-on-one and group interaction.
  • Students can choose single courses for personal development or complete all 6 courses in order to gain their certificate in Active & Healthy Senior Living Operations (Retirement Home Management).

 

For more information, view the certificate brochure here.

 

Visit the website at http://hrt.humber.ca/explore/continuingeducation.html to register for the Information night on July 17!
 

 



2018 Gerontology & Dysphagia Assessment Treatment Network Workshop

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8:30 am—4:00 pm

2638 Steeles Avenue East
Brampton, On

The dietitians of Canada gerontology network is a national network representing 545 + registered dietitians working with the elderly in long term care settings across Canada. The gerontology network acts as a resource through the provision of education opportunities and evidenced based nutrition information to support registered dietitians as they strive for excellence in the delivery of nutritional care of residents in long term care. The dietitians of Canada dysphagia assessment and treatment network representing over 225 registered dietitians across Canada.

The goal of the dysphagia assessment and treatment network is to help define, expand and secure the dietitian’s role in the assessment, management and treatment of dysphagia within the health care team and to promote sharing of expertise and resources to build capacity within Canadian dietitians. We are very excited about our first ever joint workshop!

REGISTER ONLINE:
https://secure.effreg.com/register/jgnada2018

Click here to view the event brochure for more information and the full event schedule.

 


International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Information Letter

The purpose of this letter is to give fellow health care professionals some background on the IDDSI initiative and the impact this may have for those in LTC. We hope the information provided will promote conversation among all health disciplines so as to engage them in planning for the implementation of this very important initiative in their homes and with their teams.

Click here to read the full letter.


  • This year's theme will focus on Sustainable Diets.

    Environmental sustainability of food production is a growing area of interest for consumers around the globe. Dietitians are eager to understand the complexity and facts around sustainability and development of nutritious and healthy diets.

    You will have the opportunity to listen to internationally recognized speakers on this topic including from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, McGill University, the University of California, Davis and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

    To view the program, select the city that best accommodates you: - Montreal on October 29 - also offered via webcast in French - Edmonton on October 30 - also offered via webcast in English For more information visit our website. 

  • AdvantAge Ontario

    Fall 2019 Education Calendar

    Get Informed.  Stay Current.  Timely, sector-specific educational events on current and emerging issues and developments.

    Click Here for more information!

     

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

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