CIFST Members Only Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

June 3rd – Glenn Fraser & Yohaan Thommy of MNP LLP
June 10th – Jeremy Miller of Sticky Branding
June 17th – TBA
June 24th – Simon Somogyi of Arrell Food Institute

Webinar Recordings

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May 27, 2020 – An Hour with Deanna Zenger

May 20, 2020 – An Hour with Lawrence Goodridge

May 13, 2020 – An Hour with Dana McCauley

May 6, 2020 – An Hour With Sylvain Charlebois

April 29, 2020The Power of the Pivot with Cher Mereweather & Jon Duschinsky

April 22, 2020From Crisis Communications to Marketing During COVID-19 with Warren Weeks

April 8, 2020 – Leading in Uncertain Times with Jodi Zigelstein-Yip (Password is “Inspire”)

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

This Webinar was originally conducted live on November 26, 2019

Are you an importer of foods from out of Canada? Do you plan to export food to other countries? Do you manufacture, process, treat, send, preserve, grade, package or label food to be sent from one province to another? Are you a food retailer? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you most likely will be impacted by the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

Join Nona Schultz Ferris who will provide you with an overview of:

  • Where to start: The toolkit for food businesses
  • Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations: Overview of Division 4 Maintenance and Operation of Establishment – what you need to do
  • Lessons learned: Applications and licensing
  • Preventive Controls, Preventative Control Plans – what are they?
  • Tips and recommendations


Future Skills For Food Processing

This Webinar was originally conducted live on September 19, 2019

Join CIFST President-Elect Dr. Amy Proulx of Niagara College Canada as we highlight the business, technology, and innovation skills forecast for future success in Canadian food manufacturing.

As much as we need to understand consumer and ingredient trends, we need to understand trends in technology and innovation and prepare our skills and training programs to respond. Following from the 2018 roundtable report, Identifying the Skills of Tomorrow, in this webinar we will highlight the business, technology and innovation skills forecast for future success in Canadian food manufacturing.



Market Insights & Global Market Trends

This Webinar was originally conducted live on April 3, 2019

The rapidly changing food industry has seen consumers demand greater transparency with greater concern to food safety, healthy eating, food costs, and more.

Join CIFST President Rob Kowal of Kriscor and Associates as we explore the changing demands of the market and where product design and food science can adapt to changing demands and legislation.


The Future of Plant Proteins

Utilization in Food and Beyond

This Webinar was originally conducted live on January 30, 2019

The global plant protein market is expected to reach $10.2 Billion USD by the year 2020, with the US plant protein market valued at $5 billion USD in 2016.

CIFST president Dr. Michael Nickerson, Ph.D., PAg of University of Saskatchewan, explains the macro and micro market drivers power the tides of change towards plant proteins

Webinar Plant Proteins CIFST