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Free Webinar Series on the Environics Canadian Millennials Social Value Study

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.

Companion Guide now available for Redirection film on later life careers

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.

“A Difference of Ability” documentary now available to view online

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).

Michel Turcotte honoured with Etta St John Wileman Award

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.

New survey reveals the diversity of Canada’s Millennial generation through their social values

A new national survey released by the Environics Institute for Survey Research reveals a bold portrait of Canada’s Millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995), that for the first time presents the social values of this generation, and the distinct segments that help make sense of the different and often contradictory stereotypes that so frequently are applied to today’s young adults.

Redirection documentary examines later life career shifts

A new CERIC-funded documentary examines career shift, transition and occupational change in later life. Called Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters, the film shares the stories of five people who have shifted into second or third careers at age 50 or older. It is part of a national Redirection research project on Work and Later Life Career Development led by Dr Suzanne Cook of York University.