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    • 9 Aug 2021
    • 30 Sep 2022
    • CIFST Member Resumé Service
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    CIFST Members Only Resumé  Service

    Are you a professional in the sector seeking new opportunities?

    Let us help you make the connection through our NEW resumé service exclusively for CIFST members. This FREE service will enable CIFST job seekers to post their resume on our website at no charge. Similar to our job postings, a link to the resumes web page will be promoted via our weekly newsletter.

    Register for this service by clicking the REGISTER button. Your contact information should pre-populate the form.

    Get your resumé ready. It should be in PDF format and no more than 20 MB. When naming your file, please name it as follows: firstname_lastname_resume_date

    Upload your resumé and we will take care of the rest. Once posted, we will send you the link from our website.


    • 9 Aug 2021
    • 30 Sep 2022
    • CIFST Job Posting Service
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    CIFST Job Posting Service

    Are you a company in the food and beverage sector seeking new talent and expertise?

    Let us help you make the connection through our Job Postings web page. Members can post a 30 day ad for $70 (Non-members postings cost $390). In addition to our website, we also will be promoting via our weekly newsletter DIRECTIONS.

    Register for this service by clicking the REGISTER button. If you are a member of CIFST  your contact information should pre-populate the form.

    Get your job posting ready. It should be in PDF format and no more than 20 MB. When naming your file, please name it as follows: Companyname_Jobtitle_date

    Upload your job posting and we will take care of the rest. Once posted, we will send you the link from our website.


    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Webinar
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    Topic: Preserving Plant Genetic Resources for Food Security

    Cultivated plants are supplying nutrition to humans and animals and have many other uses. Changes in climate, farming practices, consumer needs and adaptation to resist steadily changing pests and diseases require ongoing efforts in plant breeding. The raw material for adapting to all these changes faced by farmers rests in the genetic diversity of crop plants and crop wild relatives. Conservations and sustainable use of these resources of relevance for Canadian agriculture is supported by the Canadian national genebank for seed germplasm at Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC), located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This presentation describes the context and highlights some of the contributions made by PGRC.

    Event Details:

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    12:00 - 12:45 p.m. EST

    Our Speaker:

    Dr. Axel Diederichsen, Research Scientist, Curator, Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC)

    Axel Diederichsen works as curator and research scientist at the Canadian national genebank for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He completed his undergraduate studies in agronomy and earned his Ph.D. degree in plant breeding from the Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany. He oversees the operation of Plant Gene Resources of Canada and has conducted studies using agro-botanical and taxonomical approaches in cultivated plants. He is engaged in several fora at the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations that deal with plant genetic resources.

    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 1982
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    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    CIFST ALT is a brand-new event that will focus on alternative food products, alternative technologies and innovative alternatives to how the food industry produces and distributes products to end users.

    Participants will be encouraged to explore the emerging technologies, practices and approaches in the Alt space.

    CIFST ALT is meant to be cutting edge, eye-opening and mind-blowing.

    Visit our website for more details.

    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 7
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    FOR DETAILS ABOUT THIS EVENT, PLEASE LINK TO OUR WEBSITE

    CIFST ALT is a brand-new virtual event that will focus on alternative food products, alternative technologies and innovative alternatives to how the food industry produces and distributes products to end users.

    Participants will be encouraged to explore the emerging technologies, practices and approaches in the Alt space.

    CIFST ALT is going to be cutting edge, eye-opening and mind-blowing.

    REGISTER TO BE AN EXCLUSIVE SUPPLIER SHOWCASE SPEAKER - LIMITED TO 15

    The CIFST ALT Virtual Showcase will provide food sector suppliers the opportunity to promote their unique brand via our showcase Supplier Showcase Sessions. Each session will be fifteen minutes in length (think TED Talks style) and will be delivered twice during the event. The theme of all presentations will be "alternative."

    The fee to participate as a Supplier Showcase Speaker is $1,250 for CIFST members and $2,000 for non-members. Your fee includes 2 x 15 minute presentations, company logo placement on the event platform landing page (virtual lobby), the suppliers showcase sessions page (presentation portal), on the CIFST website and in all event communications. Your fee also includes 6 complimentary registrations for your guests.

    • 3 Nov 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Webinar
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    Topic: Consumer Trends: Nutrition, Health and Food Innovation

    Since the onset of the pandemic, reports suggest that Canadians have been consuming larger quantities of junk food and sweets. They are also spending more time smoking, drinking, and spending more time on the internet.

    There is no doubt that consumers' eating and lifestyle patterns have changed. Many are more aware of their health and how their choices can positively or negatively affect their health, fitness, and immunity.

    People find it more challenging to select healthy, affordable foods and are often confused by conflicting dietary and health advice they hear about from friends, family, journalists, authors, doctors, government, and various media outlets.

    Rob will sort through some of this conflicting information. What is driving food choice? What are the long-term trends and market drivers that will shape the future of what we eat and how we live?

    Event Details:

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021
    12:00 - 12:45 p.m. EST

    Our Speaker: 

    Rob Kowal, President, Kriscor & Associates

    Rob KowalRob Kowal is president of Kriscor & Associates, a food ingredient agency, representing Sensus Frutafit® and Frutalose® Chicory Root inulin, and Post Consumer Brands Cereal Ingredient business. He is a writer, speaker, and co-author of “Deep Health: Using Artificial Intelligence to Live Longer and Healthier.”

    Since receiving his Food & Pharmaceutical Science diploma from Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, in 1981, he has enjoyed a rewarding career in the Canadian Food & Beverage industry with considerable leadership experience and expertise in R&D, Sales, and Sales Management, Operations, and General Management.

    Before starting Kriscor & Associates in 2006, Rob worked for many well-known food and food ingredient companies including, Hostess Foods (now Frito-Lay), Firmenich, Kerry Ingredients, The NutraSweet Company, Quadra Chemicals, and WILD Flavors.

    Rob has an extensive network, supported by his long-term association with CIFST. He served as Chair of the CIFST Ontario Section from 2009 to 2013, and currently sits as President/Interim President of CIFST National.

    He has also served in various volunteer roles outside of the food industry, including Chair of the Mississauga Board of Trade in 2005.

    Rob is an avid cyclist and passionate about food, nutrition, and fitness. He resides in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, with his wife Teresa and two daughters, Kristin, and Courtney.

    You can contact Rob at 416-566-3826 or through his website; www.kriscor.ca

    • 17 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
    • Webinar
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    Topic: Expecting the Unexpected: Returning to a New Normal

    During this webinar, Jodi Zigelstein-Yip, Chief HR Innovator and Founder of Enliven HR will be collaborating with you to discuss what to expect as you return back to the office and ensure you are well prepared to deal with the various nuances of the new normal.

    During this webinar we will be:

    • Identifying how people are feeling with returning to the office

    • Discover key considerations to focus on your personal mental health and well-being and that of your team

    • Determine how to communicate key messages during unknown times


    Event Details:

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    1:00 - 1:45 p.m. EST

    Our Speaker:


    Jodi Zigelstein-Yip , CHRP, CHRL, Chief HR Innovator and Founder - Enliven HR Consulting

    Jodi Zigelstein-Yip is a twenty-two (22) year leader and veteran in the HR community and is the Chief HR Innovator and Founder of Enliven HR Consulting Inc. Jodi plays a major role in her client’s businesses by delivering innovative, sustainable and strategic HR programs and solutions designed to unleash leadership and employee potential, drive performance, increase organizational effectiveness and steer business results.  

    Her expertise is in the creation of unique leadership, talent and high-potential development programs, employee engagement and employee experience initiatives, organizational transformation and HR strategy, employee relations, executive coaching, compensation programs, succession planning and talent assessment programs.  

    Jodi engages small, medium and large local, national and multi-national clients in a variety of industries. Jodi’s experience comes from both working with clients for more than half her career as well as in Human Resources in the corporate world.

    Jodi is a seasoned and dynamic facilitator, recognized by the Institute for Performance and Learning for the design and facilitation of a multi-faceted leadership development program.
    Jodi has been featured in the HR Professional Magazine, Canadian Employment Law Today, the National Post and the Globe and Mail. Jodi runs the Transforming Managers into Leaders Program at HRPA, which is an online certificate program for leaders. Jodi is often asked to facilitate programs through the HRPA including the Authentic Coaching Leader Program.

    Jodi was also the President of the HRPA York Region Chapter from 2011 – 2015 and was a member of the Board of Directors for over ten (10) years. During her term as President, the Chapter was awarded eleven (11) Chapter of Excellence Awards. 

    • 1 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 3 Jun 2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • University of Guelph

    SAVE THE DATE

    CIFST Canadian Food Summit
    June 1 - 3, 2022
    University of Guelph

    Schedule at a Glance

    Wednesday, June 1, 2022
    12:00 p.m. - Registration Opens
    1:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Presentations
    6:00 p.m. - Reception and  Awards Dinner

    Thursday, June 2, 2022
    7:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
    7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Table Top Exhibits / Poster Exhibits
    8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Presentations
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
    1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Presentations
    4:30 p.m. - Annual General Meeting
    6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Evening Activities

    Friday, June 3, 2022
    7:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
    7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Table Top Exhibits / Poster Exhibits
    8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Presentations
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Closing Keynote


    Watch this space for more info

Past events

6 Oct 2021 CIFST Webinar: Upcycled Foods POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
30 Sep 2021 Mixer at the St. Vital Park
28 Sep 2021 BCFT Annual General Meeting on Sept. 28th
23 Sep 2021 Cocktail Dînatoire au Vignoble Côte Vaudreuil / Dinner Cocktail at Vignoble Côte de Vaudreuil
22 Sep 2021 CIFST Webinar: Ask Me Anything
8 Sep 2021 CIFST Webinar: Auditing/Food Safety Careers
22 Jun 2021 CIFST Alberta Section Annual General Meeting
22 Jun 2021 CIFST Annual General Meeting
9 Jun 2021 CIFST Webinar: Deep Health Driving Food Choices
26 May 2021 CIFST Webinar: Building a Competitive Production Systems in Ontario's Agrifoods Sector: Accelerating the Adoption of Automation and Robotics Technology
13 May 2021 CIFST Manitoba Virtual Annual General Meeting 2021
12 May 2021 CIFST Webinar: Pushing the potential of food entrepreneurs
5 May 2021 BCFT Resume Tips Event
28 Apr 2021 CIFST Webinar: Applied Culinary Research in Action – Great Ideas Start in the Kitchen
14 Apr 2021 CIFST Webinar: Real innovation - starting right, restarting right
31 Mar 2021 CIFST Webinar: Canadian consumer opinions regarding food purchase decisions
25 Mar 2021 CIFST Manitoba Presents a Technical Seminar
19 Mar 2021 CIFST Student Meet & Greet
17 Mar 2021 CIFST Webinar: Food Processing Skills Canada’s 2020 Labour Market Information Survey Report Findings
3 Mar 2021 CIFST Webinar: Food Ecosystems: the good, the bad and the ugly
24 Feb 2021 2021 BCFT Virtual Suppliers Night - Seminars C & D
17 Feb 2021 CIFST Manitoba Student Career Night
17 Feb 2021 2021 BCFT Virtual Suppliers Night - Seminars A & B
17 Feb 2021 CIFST Webinar: Adaptation and Rapid Response in food processing: From pivoting to committing, e-commerce in the time of COVID and beyond
3 Feb 2021 CIFST Webinar: Supply chains and food CPG - Readiness for a post-pandemic future
21 Jan 2021 Shrugging Doctor - The Virtual Tour
21 Jan 2021 CIFST Annual General Meeting
17 Dec 2020 2020 BCFT Holiday Social DIY Mask Event
10 Dec 2020 1st Annual Canadian Market Insights & Buyers' Conference
26 Nov 2020 Hot' Topic: Tasty Heat's
15 Oct 2020 Manitoba Mixer 2020
29 Sep 2020 BCFT Annual General Meeting
29 Jul 2020 Webinar - A Bonfire Chat with Rickey Yada
22 Jul 2020 Webinar - What Happens to Trends When the World Changes?
8 Jul 2020 Webinar - Entering the Job Market as a New Food Scientist
24 Jun 2020 Webinar - An Hour with Simon Somogyi
17 Jun 2020 Webinar - An Hour with Brad McKay
10 Jun 2020 Crisis Marketing: Learn How to Rapidly Generate New Customers and Revenue Taken by Covid-19
3 Jun 2020 Webinar - An Hour with Glenn Fraser and Yohaan Thommy
3 Jun 2020 2020 Canadian Food Summit - CIFST National Conference - POSTPONED
27 May 2020 Webinar - An Hour with Deanna Zenger
20 May 2020 CIFST Manitoba - Annual General Meeting
20 May 2020 Webinar - An Hour with Lawrence Goodridge
13 May 2020 Webinar - An Hour with Dana McCauley
6 May 2020 Webinar - An Hour with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois- SOLD OUT
29 Apr 2020 Webinar - An Hour with Cher Mereweather & Jon Duschinsky
22 Apr 2020 Webinar - An Hour with Warren Weeks
8 Apr 2020 Webinar - Leading in Uncertain Times
26 Feb 2020 BCFT Suppliers' Night - British Columbia
18 Feb 2020 Student Career Night 2020 - Manitoba
6 Feb 2020 Food Seminar: Using sanitation to help manage food safety risks
23 Jan 2020 Nutrition and Food Services Industry Night- University of Alberta
16 Jan 2020 Food Seminar - Manitoba Section
15 Jan 2020 BCFT Speakers' Night 2020- Sustainability in Food Production
15 Jan 2020 WEBINAR - AI’s competitive advantage in the Food Industry (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
21 Dec 2019 Volunteer for the Holidays 2019! - Manitoba
19 Dec 2019 2019 BCFT Winter Social & Polar Mug Workshop
27 Nov 2019 Soirées vins & fromages / Wine & Cheese Party - Quebec
26 Nov 2019 WEBINAR - Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
20 Nov 2019 Soirées vins & fromages / Wine & Cheese Party - Quebec
15 Nov 2019 Commercial Dairy Plant Tour
12 Nov 2019 Information Session on Intellectual Property
12 Nov 2019 31st Annual Suppliers' Tabletop Exhibition
1 Oct 2019 Supplier Expo - Manitoba
1 Oct 2019 A Practical Approach: Cannabis Edibles and Safe Foods for Canadians - Regulations Symposium
24 Sep 2019 46th Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner
19 Sep 2019 WEBINAR - Future Skills for Food Processing
9 Sep 2019 Tournoi de golf / Golf Tournament - Quebec
22 May 2019 2019 Canadian Food Summit - CIFST National Conference
26 Apr 2019 Cannabis Edibles: Enabling Innovation for Successful Commercialization - CIFST Ontario Spring Technical Session
25 Apr 2019 Salon des fournisseurs/Suppliers' Show - ICSTA QC
4 Apr 2019 Spring Into Summer Wine & Dine
3 Apr 2019 WEBINAR - Market Insights & Global Food Trends
27 Feb 2019 BCFT Suppliers' Night - British Columbia
12 Feb 2019 VDS Laboratory Tour - Manitoba
30 Jan 2019 Student Career Night - Manitoba
30 Jan 2019 WEBINAR - Future of Plant Proteins: Utilization in Food and Beyond
15 Dec 2018 Volunteer for the Holidays! - Manitoba
13 Dec 2018 BCFT Holiday Paint and Sip - British Columbia
21 Nov 2018 Soirées vins & fromages / Wine & Cheese Party - Quebec
20 Nov 2018 The Manitoba Mixer - Manitoba
13 Nov 2018 Soirées vins & fromages / Wine & Cheese Party - Quebec
6 Nov 2018 30th Annual Suppliers' Night - Ontario
26 Sep 2018 BCFT Annual General Meeting
26 Sep 2018 Advancements in Plant Proteins - Saskatchewan
12 Sep 2018 45th Annual Golf Tournament - Ontario
10 Sep 2018 Tournoi de golf / Golf Tournament - Quebec
16 Jul 2018 IFT18 - Canadian Breakfast
28 Jun 2018 Technical Seminar - Molecular Gastronomy
27 May 2018 2018 National Conference
10 May 2018 CIFST Atlantic Supplier Showcase
26 Apr 2018 CIFST Ontario Spring Technical Session
12 Apr 2018 Salon des fournisseurs de la Section Québec de l’ICST
5 Apr 2018 CIFST Ontario Section Wine & Food Celebration
28 Mar 2018 Roundtable Networking Event
14 Mar 2018 CIFST Saskatchewan Student Event
10 Mar 2018 Tour of Farm & Food Discovery Centre
28 Feb 2018 BCFT Suppliers' Night
23 Feb 2018 CIFST Manitoba Food Safety Training Workshop
6 Feb 2018 BCFT Speakers' Night
23 Jan 2018 Student Career Night
20 Dec 2017 BCFT New Professionals and Student Event
16 Dec 2017 CIFST Manitoba Chapter
12 Dec 2017 BCFT Winter Social Event
7 Dec 2017 CIFST Saskatchewan Section Networking Night


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