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2020 - 2021/22 Board of Directors Elections Results

06/03/2020

The CSNM nominations process closed in late March, just as COVID-19 began to emerge. Some CSNM activities were put on hold, including notification of the results of our Call for Nominations.  At this time, we thank all who put their names forward to serve on the CSNM Board of Directors.

As our June 2020 Conference and AGM was postponed to June 2021, your Board of Directors moved to hold the current Board until September 2020, pending confirming a date for a Virtual AGM.   We are pleased to announce the following 2020 – 2021/22 Board of Directors who will move into their positions by acclamation or who are in the second year of a two year term.

Amber Capotosto, CNM
Dave Lebert, NM
Stephanie Ovsenek-Manning, CNM
Lorrie Plein, CNM
Judy Kirby, NM
Penny Zdichavsky, CNM
Daphne Spear, CNM
Barb Cockwell, CNM

Susan Brush, CNM
Matthew Bombardier, NM
Stacey Ginter, NM


President
Past President
President-Elect (acclaimed) and British Columbia Representative
Continuing Education
Accreditation (acclaimed)
Examinations
Certification (acclaimed)
Communications
Ontario Provincial Representative
Ontario Provincial Representative
Saskatchewan Provincial Representative

Congratulations to our returning and acclaimed board members!

At the close of nominations, for the positions of Admissions/Membership Portfolio Manager, 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 four candidates for Admissions/Membership are (click names for bio):

Natasha Brandt, NM
Tracey Christensen, CNM
Julie Park, NM

Again, congratulations to all our acclaimed and returning Board members, and good luck to those up for election.

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Update on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) including the upcoming 2020 Conference and AGM 

03/13/2020

CSNM is actively monitoring the situation around coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the world and in Canada. We want to ensure you that your health, safety and well-being remain our number one priority during this difficult time. We applaud and appreciate all our members for the work they do in the LTC and healthcare industries and know how important you all are too so many Canadians and their families across the Country.

The well-being of our members, volunteers and all stakeholders remain our top priority. We will continue to follow the relevant guidelines provided by both Health Canada and the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the proper management of this issue and we will adapt our response as the situation evolves. The Government of Canada provides regular updates and guidance on COVID-19 on its website, which is updated daily. Another useful resource on the Guidance for the Healthcare Sector can be found here. Also please COVID-19 is an incredibly dynamic situation so we ask for your patience and understanding as we, as an Association, learn how to best navigate this pandemic while continuing to provide up to date information and resources.

In regards, to our upcoming Conference and AGM scheduled for June 17th – 19th, 2020 in Toronto, the Conference Planning team, along with the CSNM Board of Directors has been reviewing this at length. At this time, our hope is that we will be able to proceed in three months’ time with business as usual and hold our Conference. In the meantime, CSNM adheres to safe travel and responsible decision making, and we recommend that attendees hold off on booking travel arrangements at this time unless you have consulted with your travel partner on appropriate cancellation/change options. Also, please note that our Early Bird rate, scheduled to end on March 31st will be extended and this date communicated to you once final decisions are in place.

Our hotel partner, Pan Pacific is committed to the well being of all our attendees. Click here to read more on how the Pan Pacific is responding to COVID-19.

In the case of a cancellation or rescheduling of this event, CSNM will immediately inform attendees, volunteers, guests and other relevant parties.

During this time, we encourage all our members to maintain a safe and healthy environment by following these principles:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently and always when you use the restroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • Frequently use hand sanitizer when washing hands is not possible (no access to sink with proper soap and hand drying facilities); and
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue (not reusable) and discard when finished.

 

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Exciting News - 2019 CSNM Conference Fund Raising initiative!

07/15/2019
As part of CSNM’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives – CSNM had designated Meals on Wheels – Calgary as the charity of choice for the 2019 CSNM Conference!

We are pleased to announce that $2,120.00 had been raised at the CSNM Conference – through a Charity Raffle, Cash Donations and a 50/50 draw. All proceeds will be send to Meals on Wheels – Calgary!

Thanks again for all your support to worthwhile charity!

2019 CSNM Conference Planning Committee
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