Food Service & Nutrition - Fall 2017 - 22
INDUSTRY NEWS & CSNM NEWS
Tracey Christensen, CNM
ASNM held its annual fall event this October in Calgary, Alberta. It was a night of networking, fun and
food with friends. The evening began at an Escape Room, a great opportunity to collaborate and meet
challenges with our colleagues. It finished with a meal and the opportunity to network, discuss our
operations and generally have fun.
As a follow-up to last summer's success summit meeting held at the June conference in Ottawa, the
committee summary notes were shared. As well a meeting of the group was held in late September to
continue the One National Voice opportunities as outlined at the summit. Membership will be updated
as next steps develop.
ASNM looks forward to the June 2018 CSNM conference which will be held in Moncton, NB. We hope
to see lots of our Alberta Chapter members in attendance.
A reminder that planning has started for ASNM's 50th anniversary celebration for fall 2018. Get ready
to celebrate in style for this milestone of our commitment to the industry. More details will be made
available - Can't wait to see you all there!
Stacey, Ginter, NM
In all of our work lives we hope to find a work place that offers us challenges, rewards and most importantly one where we feel respected. Sadly, there are far too many people who do not feel that they work
in a respectful workplace.
A respectful workplace is one where all employees are treated fairly, difference is acknowledged,
communication is open and civil, conflict is addressed early and there is a culture of empowerment
Conflict is a normal part of every workplace and constructive conflict is even a characteristic of a
high performing team. It is when the conflict becomes disrespectful or disruptive that it begins to hurt
your team. Disrespectful behaviour may include yelling, intimidation, verbal threats, workplace gossip
and offensive gestures.
Every individual is responsible for their own actions and behaviours and all staff have the right to
work in a workplace where they are treated respectfully. Managers are responsible for creating and
maintaining a respectful workplace for the team. A manager that ignores a respectful workplace issue
may become a bigger part of the problem.
Workplaces today are filled with people of many different backgrounds,work ethics and values. It is
important to embrace these differences and try to see different points of view, understanding that not
everyone sees the world the same as you do.
A respectful workplace is one that grows strong team members and in turn benefits your success in
On August 12th, 2017, the PSNM Membership gathered in New Westminster for our annual Mid-Summer
Night get together to catch up on what's happening across B.C. and the industry.
On October 27th, 2017, the PSNM will be holding its annual Fall Education Day. Guest speakers include
the Licencing Dietitian and Licensing Officer from Fraser Health Area, Daniel Fontain from B.C. Care
Providers and Terri Downton from the Employers Advisors Office. A special thanks to Weston Bakeries,
McCain Foods, Maple Leaf Foods and Sun Glow Food Service Ltd. for sponsoring both our breakfast and lunch
items, as well as providing the opportunity for our members to sample many new innovative products.
Stephanie Ovsenek Manning, CNM
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