New literature search defines the value of corporate social responsibility

Today’s business success goes beyond the concept of high-quality products and services. Forward-thinking organizations need to embed social responsibility into their core strategy and address the shared values of our well-being. CERIC’s latest literature search reviewed the research and practice of corporate social responsibility and the implications for career professionals.

New report on meeting career needs of newcomer and refugee students

The final report of a CERIC-funded University of Winnipeg project into how career development can make school more meaningful for newcomer and refugee youth is now available. The report provides details of a three-year research program led by Dr Jan Stewart that investigated schools and communities in Calgary, Winnipeg and St John’s. It contains recommendations for creating culturally responsive career development programs that address the unique needs of children who may be experiencing the effects of trauma, interrupted learning and acquiring a new language.

New research will seek to understand “senior entrepreneur” trend in Canada

A new CERIC-funded research study led by the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research will address the gap in knowledge about the state of senior entrepreneurship in Canada by investigating the experiences, needs and interests of individuals who have either launched or would like to start their own business after age 50. With the country’s demographic shift to an aging workforce well underway, increasing numbers of older Canadians are turning to entrepreneurship; however very little is known about them and what kind of career guidance and support they require.