In recognition of Elizabeth McTavish’s valuable contribution to the career development field, CERIC is awarding six bursaries for Cannexus 2018, courtesy of The Counselling Foundation of Canada.

This year CERIC received a total of 30 applications and wishes to acknowledge all the organizations that applied. Recipients of this year’s Elizabeth McTavish Bursary come from across the country, including Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Northwest Territories. Bursary winners this year represent organizations that support Indigenous peoples, newcomers and clients with mental health challenges.

The bursaries are awarded in honour of Elizabeth McTavish who began working with The Counselling Foundation of Canada in the late 1960s and served as Director of Counselling and as Executive Director of the Foundation for 25 years. As an early pioneer in career development, she believed that community-based organizations could play a significant role in providing career counselling and employment services on the front lines.

A bursary provides a full registration for the Cannexus conference plus $500 for expenses. The Cannexus18 conference takes place January 22-24, 2018­­ at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.