The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC)
CERIC — the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) is a charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development. We support the creation of career counselling-related research and professional development for a cross-sectoral community through funding project partnerships and our strategic programs. Our strategic programs are Cannexus, ContactPoint/OrientAction and The Canadian Journal of Career Development.
To encourage and provide education and research programs related to the development, analysis and assessment of the current counselling and career development theories and practices in Canada.
To increase the economic and social wealth and productivity of Canadians through improved quality, effectiveness and accessibility of counselling programs, especially in the areas of career counselling and career education.
1. Research & Learning
Invest in an ambitious research and learning agenda that, through encouraging thought leadership, advances the career development field and builds its knowledge and skill base.
2. Community Hub & Collaboration
Champion and enable inclusive, multi-sectoral communication and collaboration with career development stakeholders.
3. Advocacy & Profile
Facilitate conversations between career practitioners and their constituents and communities to raise the profile and value of the career development field.
Board of Directors
CERIC is directed by a pan-Canadian volunteer Board of Directors reflecting a broad sectoral representation in the field of career counselling. Read more on our Board.
We also have a number of Advisory Committees that are as diverse and representative as our national Board of Directors. Committees play an important role providing input on research, learning, marketing, communications, web services, editorial support and conference programming.
Practical & Academic Research
Determines and recommends to the Board the most effective way by which CERIC can support the growth and development of practical and academic career-related research in Canada and its application. Read more on our Practical & Academic Research Committee.
Content & Learning
Provides input on current content for the CERIC group of periodical publications (Careering magazine, formerly ContactPoint Bulletin and OrientAction Bulletin), other CERIC assets and activates content into learning. Read more on our Content & Learning Committee.
Marketing, Communications & Web Services
Helps to identify strategies to enhance the exposure and awareness of all CERIC programs and projects throughout its suite of websites (ceric.ca, contactpoint.ca, orientaction.ca, Cannexus.ca, cjcdonline.ca) and, actively champions and promotes CERIC to colleagues and networks. Read more on our Marketing, Communications & Web Services Committee.