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SSNM 40th Anniversary Celebration
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I become an active member?

A: You will be granted tentative approval pending:

  1. submission of your SSNM application form

  2. submission of your CSNM membership number to the SSNM – what’s this?

  3. payment of the $75.00 membership fee

Final approval will be granted by the Board of Directors


Q: What are the benefits of membership?

A: The SSNM offers its members many advantages:

  • You are recognized by your employer as having met certain requirements of education and experience.

  • You belong to a provincial Society which is growing each year and which is continually working on your behalf to upgrade and maintain the profession’s standards.

  • You have the opportunity to attend educational conferences at member rates and meet with other members of your profession annually to exchange ideas, experiences and common concerns.

  • You may hold office and directly participate in ideas and goals of the Society.

  • You receive a certificate of membership.

  • You receive educational material including Nutrition Management Today, the official newsletter of the SSNM. The newsletter features topical issues and news of the Society’s activities.

Q: What are the benefits of a Subscription Membership?

A: You will receive all newsletter publications of the SSNM and be able to attend conferences and events at a reduced rate. APPLY NOW

Q: Why become a corporate member?

A: Corporate members will enjoy:

  • the opportunity to promote their business’s products and services to potential clients

  • the opportunity for businesses to identify themsleves with SSNM, it’s standards of excellence and it’s goals

  • the opportunity for businesses to provide program input for SSNM educational programs

  • networking opportunities at the SSNM Spring Education Day

Q: What are continuing education points and how do I accumulate them?

A: Continuing education point help to foster and promote lifelong learning in the Food Service profession. Educational material enables members to record their development both personally and professionally. Maintaining membership with CSNM and obtaining the minimum of 8 CE points in the eight competencies ensures active SSNM standing.

Q: What is my role as an active member of the SSNM?

A: In order to assist you in being an active member, the SSNM recommends you do the following:

  • Become an active member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management

  • Remit your annual membership renewal fees by March 31st of each year to the treasurer

  • Complete your continuing education report card and submit it by April 1st of each year to the Continuing Education chairperson

  • Register for the Spring conference in advance and by the deadlines indicated

  • At the conclusion of each Conference attended, submit your Continuing education points along with the Conference evaluation form

  • Assist the Conference organizers by indicating any topics or suggested speakers you would be interested in for future conferences

  • Communicate with any of the SSNM Board Members when you have suggestions, concerns or any issues you would like addressed

  • Participate at the General Membership meetings. Promote discussion, question reports, ensure you have clarification to your satisfaction

  • Volunteer to sit on committees, assist with organizing conferences, or any other requests that may be asked of you by the Board of Directors

  • Should you be unable to attend the General Meetings exercise your right by using your proxy vote

  • Consider to let your name stand for whichever Board position you would be interested in

  • Submit items for publication in Nutrition Management Today, the SSNM newsletter

  • Acknowledge the advertisers through your sales representative for their support of the newsletter. Let them know you are a member of SSNM and if feasible purchase products and services through them.

  • Should you change your name,address, or place of employment, notify the Secretary/Membership Chariperson as soon as possible

  • Notify the Secretary/Membership Chairperson of your intention to Resign in Good Standing by written notification

  • Actively promote SSNM to your employer, co-workers, peers and encourage others to become members in whichever classification

  • Always act in a professional manner and be a positive representative of our profession

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