The CERIC Board of Directors for 2018-2019 has been confirmed and will steer the charitable organization in advancing career development in Canada. A national volunteer board, its members reflect a broad cross-section of leaders across the career counselling and career development field. John Horn, who leads organizational learning and development at Vancity Credit Union, becomes Chair for a two-year term.

Horn has been involved with CERIC for more than a decade as a committee and board member as the organization has focused on its priorities of enhancing the knowledge, network and profile of career development professionals in Canada.

“There isn’t really an organization like CERIC because of the inclusive capacity-building and inspiring research that our organization achieves on behalf of Canadians,” says Horn. “We’ve grown incredibly and have transformed the way we engage our communities.”

Members of the 2018-2019 Board are:

  • John Horn, Vancity Credit Union, Vancouver, BC (Chair)
  • André Raymond, Laval University, Quebec City, QC (Vice-Chair)
  • Jennifer Browne, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, NL (Past Chair)
  • Barb Mason, United Church of Canada, Bracebridge, ON (Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Lorraine Godden, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
  • Candy Ho, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC
  • Cathy Keates, Queens’s University, Kingston, ON
  • Cynthia Martiny, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC
  • Rosie Parnass, Coach and HR Consultant, Toronto, ON
  • Lisa Taylor, Challenge Factory, Toronto, ON
  • Iris Unger, YES Montreal, Montreal, QC
  • Donald G. Lawson, The Counselling Foundation of Canada, Toronto, ON (Honourary Director – Ex-officio)
  • Bruce Lawson, The Counselling Foundation of Canada, Toronto, ON (Executive Officer – Ex-officio)

Members of CERIC’s three Advisory Committees – Practical & Academic Research, Content & Learning and Marketing, Communications & Web Services – have been appointed by the Board for the next year. Members of these advisory committees play a central role in supporting the ongoing development of CERIC programs and initiatives.

Horn says he looks forward to building on the efforts of past CERIC Boards and collaborating with committee members as well as Executive Director Riz Ibrahim and the staff team. He expects over the next few years that CERIC will continue to produce innovative resources, create transformational learning experiences and fund thought-provoking projects that empower career development professionals. Horn would also like to see CERIC firmly at the centre of bold career conversations in this country and explore how career practitioners can have a positive impact on the future of work. He cites CERIC’s Cannexus National Career Development Conference as a key platform and a favourite personal experience.

“It inspires me every year with examples of the awesome work that career practitioners from around the world are achieving in service of advancing career development.”