History

CERIC history at a glance

November 27, 2003
A group of committed individuals from across Canada met in Toronto to map out a new organization that through timely ...
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February 2004
CERIC is launched. It is envisioned as an organization that will “facilitate a common cause in the career counselling sectors: ...
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CERIC’s newly formed Board of Directors consists of 11 members, including Rob Shea as Founding President, as well as Donald ...
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April 27, 2005
CERIC receives its charitable status from the Canada Revenue Agency. Its charitable objects centre around: advancing knowledge and education in ...
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Through a partnership with Youth Employment Service (YES), Toronto, CERIC publishes its first book Good WORK! Get a GREAT JOB ...
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A Memorandum of Understanding is signed between Rob Shea, Memorial University and CERIC to co-publish The Canadian Journal of Career ...
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September 22, 2005
Partnership Project Application Packages for Research and Learning & Professional Development are approved by the CERIC Board. CERIC would begin ...
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The CERIC Board approves its first research project, “The Advancement of Career Education in Canada.” The focus of this project ...
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January 10, 2006
Ipsos Reid conducts a survey of 1,000 Canadians on behalf of CERIC to provide insights into Canadians’ views of how ...
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CERIC’s first official event, a Networking and Information Reception at the Toronto Board of Trade, is held. The event introduces ...
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October 21, 2006
Through CERIC’s Research Project, “The Advancement of Career Counsellor Education in Canada,” career counsellor educators convene in Montreal for a ...
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October 23, 2006
CERIC holds a regional Montreal Forum in partnership with YES Montreal and the Employment Services Roundtable network – Chance, Challenge ...
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CERIC holds the premiere screening for “A Difference of Abilities: Recruiting, Hiring and Promoting People with Disabilities” video. The video ...
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CERIC holds the first Cannexus National Career Development Conference at the Hilton Markham Suites in Toronto. There are 5 keynotes ...
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CERIC commissions a second Ipsos Reid survey of Canadians. The survey of 1,174 adults found that 71% of Canadians, given ...
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The Decade After High School: A Professional’s Guide is made available for download as an ebook. This publication, authored by ...
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From My Perspective: A Guide to Career/Employment Centre Management and From My Perspective: A Guide to University and College Career ...
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With a circle of radiating hands that illustrates collective effort and a star that represents achievement, new branding for CERIC ...
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The Good Work! book is translated into French. Un travail pour moi is made available through Septembre Éditeur ...
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Cannexus is held in its new location at The Westin Ottawa for the first time (after stops in Toronto and ...
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March 2010
Its first French research project, CERIC funds an “Assessment Guide for Career and Guidance Counselling” with the Ordre des conseillers ...
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March 17, 2010
CERIC hosts its first “Roadshow” in Winnipeg. Roadshows are a series of outreach and networking events with local career development ...
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The Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP) is initiated. Through GSEP, graduate students are introduced to CERIC and its programs and ...
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ContactPoint merges with CERIC. For a number of years, ContactPoint has operated as a program of CERIC and the relationship ...
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“The Look Before You Leap: Self-Employment Survival Strategies” project, a partnership between CERIC and Life Strategies Ltd., launches. It fills ...
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Joining the social networking age, CERIC establishes it first social media presence with accounts on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook ...
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January 25, 2011
CERIC releases the results of another online survey of Canadians it commissioned, undertaken by Environics Research Group. The survey focuses ...
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The Right Honourable Paul Martin, the former Prime Minister of Canada, delivers a keynote at Cannexus, where he provocatively challenges ...
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CERIC funds a new research project to identify the skills that workers need to succeed in Canada’s budding green economy ...
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July 18, 2011
A CERIC-funded research project with the Nova Scotia Career Development Association charts the growing role of career practitioners in supporting ...
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CERIC hosts its first webinars co-presented with Positive Matters and Accentuate Consulting. The topic is Positive Psychology, the scientific study ...
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As part of the Ashoka Changemakers Initiative “Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning,” CERIC co-sponsors awards for ...
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November 4, 2011
A CERIC-supported research project will help to determine the factors that affect the development of career interests among adolescents and ...
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December 20, 2011
In partnership with CERIC, “Career Centre Evaluation: A Practitioner Guide” is made available. It is a customized online resource to ...
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The Canadian Journal of Career Development celebrates its 10th anniversary with the launch of a book entitled A Multi-Sectoral Approach ...
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Providing a rare snapshot of the career services community in Canada, findings from CERIC’s survey of Career Service Professionals are ...
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CERIC partners with Roxanne Sawatzky, President and Founder of Empowering Change, on a series of webinars around Working Effectively with ...
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Virtual Cannexus goes live, featuring 18 recorded presentations from that year’s Cannexus conference. Select sessions are recorded and are offered ...
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In a first cross-border project for CERIC, an international team under the leadership of Dr Norman Amundson (University of British ...
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September 15, 2012
CERIC works with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Career Practitioners to host its first Mini-Forum in St John’s. With ...
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September 24, 2012
To extend and enrich the Cannexus conference experience, CERIC makes available an innovative online community (Pathable) for participants to connect ...
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The first CareerWise is distributed. CareerWise, a content curation initiative, brings together the most interesting career development information on the ...
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CERIC initiates the “Career Development Matters – Ask me why” awareness campaign with the sale of t-shirts and an online ...
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The new Careering magazine is published for the first time. Distributed in both print and online formats (with both English ...
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After debuting as web pioneers, the ContactPoint and OrientAction websites launch in their latest iteration. As virtual communities, they continue ...
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CERIC begins a series of cross-Canada roundtable discussions entitled “Canada’s Career Imperative (CCI): How do we fix the “talent disconnect” ...
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A project supported by CERIC will develop a series of train-the-trainer webinars on Legitimate Opportunities to Work from Home. The ...
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July 2013
In partnership with The Counselling Foundation of Canada and Enterprising Non-Profits (enp), CERIC hosts a free webinar series for organizations ...
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CERIC launches the National Challenge to Promote Career Development. The crowdsourcing contest calls on people to submit ideas that would ...
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The first CERIC Summer Skills Academy is held, consisting of two days of intensive skill-building seminars in career development and ...
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September 24, 2013
CERIC partners with the New Brunswick Career Development Action Group to jointly offer webinars. Webinars are open to career development ...
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A CERIC-funded study by Memorial University researchers examines the influence that parents and teachers have on the career development process ...
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A year of anniversary celebrations begin for CERIC, marking 10 years as a national charitable organization, advancing education and research ...
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A CERIC-funded partnership project with Canada Career Counselling and the Vanier Institute of the Family will develop user-friendly career development ...
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Cannexus moves to the newer, larger Ottawa Convention Centre to keep pace with the growth of the conference. Close to ...
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CERIC launches Canada’s first ever career development textbook at Cannexus14. Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles, and Professionalism is ...
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On behalf of CERIC, Environics Research Group conducts a telephone survey of 500 Canadian business leaders about the skills shortage ...
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CERIC develops the Canadian Career Development Researcher Database to answer the question: “Who is doing what research in Canada”? The ...
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CERIC begins a series of monthly podcasts featuring interviews with Canadian thought leaders in career development who contributed to its ...
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A Meta-Analysis Approach to Understanding Career Development becomes the 25th literature search that CERIC compiles. Others include Military Transition to ...
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To coincide with Canada Career Week, CERIC and the Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) collaborate to launch the Glossary ...
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CERIC and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) fund a University of Winnipeg project that will study how ...
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The updated edition of the popular The Decade After High School is released at Cannexus15. Called Career Crafting the Decade ...
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CERIC hosts a milestone Cannexus15 with its highest attendance to date, bringing together more than 770 delegates. The conference serves ...
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CERIC publishes the findings of a Navigator survey of 1,500 adult Canadians and how they use career and employment counselling ...
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