A new national CERIC study has identified seven publicly funded Canadian universities and colleges with the most “impressive” models of career services. The study, undertaken by Dr Peter Dietsche and Jim Lees of PSE Information Systems, also examines the level of institutional commitment across the country to providing career services for post-secondary students.
Ryerson University will be hosting author and workforce expert Lisa Taylor for a free interactive morning event to launch CERIC’s Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business Playbook, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at The Chang School of Continuing Education.
Adding its voice to the call for stronger, positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, CERIC has joined a group of Canada’s leading philanthropic organizations in signing a Declaration of Action committing to ensuring that positive action on reconciliation will continue.
The Counselling Foundation of Canada is hosting a free webinar series: Canadian Millennials Social Values Study conducted by the Environics Institute for Survey Research from April 19 to April 21, 2017. The study was conducted in partnership with CERIC’s funder The Counselling Foundation of Canada, along with RBC, the McConnell Family Foundation and Apathy is Boring. Keith Neuman, the Executive Director of the Environics Institute, also provided an advanced look at the survey findings during the Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference.
CERIC invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at the Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference to submit a brief outline for consideration using the Proposal Form and encourages them to inform colleagues or students of this opportunity.
The recently released documentary Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters, which examines career shift, transition and occupational change in later life, now has a new Companion Guide. Along with the film, the guide is intended to be used by career development professionals in their work with clients age 50 plus. Both film and guide are part of a national Redirection research project on Work and Later Life Career Development led by Dr Suzanne Cook of York University and funded by CERIC.
CERIC is partnering with Challenge Factory on a free webinar: Small Businesses: Who They Hire and How to Engage Them on April 13, 2017. Lisa Taylor, the founder and President of Challenge Factory, is also the author of CERIC’s new Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business Playbook.
First released for sale a little over a decade ago as a DVD, the CERIC-funded “A Difference of Ability: Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities” documentary can now be viewed for free online. While awareness of this talent pool has grown, the employment rate for people with disabilities remains low. The employment rate of Canadians aged 25 to 64 with disabilities is 49%, compared with 79% for Canadians without a disability (Statistics Canada, 2012).
CERIC is partnering with the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) to present a new 3-part webinar series: How to Leverage Hot Jobs to Your Client’s Advantage with Kristen Cumming starting May 24, 2017.
In recognition of his leadership and contributions to career development in Quebec, Canada and around the world for over 30 years, Michel Turcotte received the Etta St John Wileman Award at the Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference on January 24 in Ottawa in front of 1,000 of his peers. The award celebrates individuals who have devoted their lives to furthering the field of career development. Past recipients have included Marilyn Van Norman, Denis Pelletier, Norman Amundson, Mildred Cahill, Bryan Heibert and Donald Lawson.