CSSE Edmonton Chapter - Chapter of the Year 2016!
Our executive was thrilled to be able to accept the 2016 Chapter of the Year Award, presented at the CSSE Professional Development Conference in Vancouver, BC. In order to be selected for this award, our chapter had to demonstrate our efforts in chapter/member related OHS programming, and our involvement in national/regional/member related OHS programming.
Here’s a summary of why our chapter achieved this award:
CSSEYEG Connect Events: These mostly after-hours networking events are designed to help make the most of members’ memberships by creating opportunities for chapter members to network and interact with each other to exchange information, ideas, and to develop contacts. Our Connect Events include our chapter annual CFL game and golf tournament. New this year is a wine and food pairing held in April, and our socials held at locations around the city.
Professional Development and Learning Events: Our monthly Lunch and Learns and our annual NAOSH Conference give our members exposure to ideas, perceptions, and information related to the health and safety profession by dynamic speakers, coordinated entirely through volunteer efforts. Our CRSP study group supports our members prepare for the exam.
Chapter Communications Team: The executive approved the creation of a communications committee with three members and a Chapter executive liaison. The overall goal of this Communications Committee is to ensure that CSSE Edmonton Chapter can effectively reach and react to its internal and external audiences in support of the Society’s overall communication objectives.
National PDC Support: Seeing an opportunity to leverage our volunteer efforts to national, our Chapter Executive developed and sponsored a “First Timer Mix n Mingle.” This initiative included a registration video to help registrants with tips and tricks to help members on a national level make the most of their membership and their attendance at the conference. This initiative aligns with our objectives of increasing new attendees’ perception of member value and increases engagement.
Outreach Committee: We have so many great partners that help our chapter be successful. We have great partnerships with the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA), University of Alberta, and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). For the first time this year, our chapter events committee organized a sold-out facility tour of the Women Building Futures Society, and a presentation and Q&A with the founder and CEO of the organization. Women Building Futures is a Social Purpose Organization (SPO) and registered charity, providing trades training for women with a placement rate of 90%.
We are looking forward to making the most of your membership in the next Chapter year!
Chapter Chair- CSSE Edmonton Chapter