Groundwork for growth: CERIC’s 2018 Annual Report
Persistent, incremental steps can lead to big jumps. Having spent much of the past 13 years striving to reach further with every step, 2018 was a year of reimagining, recalibration and reinforcement. CERIC’s 2018 Annual Report showcases how we laid the groundwork to allow us to take bigger leaps in the future.
In the 2018 Annual Report, Board Chair John Horn and Executive Director Riz Ibrahim discuss the many ways that CERIC has been advancing career development in Canada in order to enhance the economic and social well-being of Canadians. Throughout the year, CERIC continued to expand and deepen the knowledge of Canada’s career development professionals with a focus on how we can best engage with career professionals digitally going forward.
Some of the many highlights for CERIC from the past year:
- Reached a milestone at the Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference, bringing together 1,030 delegates
- Released three K-12 publications: The Early Years: Career Development for Young Children; Bridging Two Worlds: Supporting Newcomer & Refugee Youth; and Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide for Prospective Students and Career Advisors
- Produced our 50th literature search with topics ranging from the Gig Economy to Future of Work
- Published the second edition of Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities Playbook based on the popularity of the first edition for small business
- Launched new CareerWise/OrientAction websites as sources of current content and learning in the field
- Engaged the next generation of researchers with a record 33 applicants to our Graduate Student Engagement Program
- Partnered to host 11 roadshows bringing together local stakeholders around workforce development
A few measures of our impact include:
- Achieved 9,739 free downloads of our publications and other resources
- Delivered webinars to 2,973 participants
- Distributed more than 10,000 copies of the Guiding Principles of Career Development
The 2018 Annual Report includes a review of key activities from the past year across CERIC’s three strategic priorities: Research & Learning, Community & Collaboration and Advocacy & Profile, as well as an overview of financial performance in 2018. Special thanks is also given to CERIC’s funder The Counselling Foundation of Canada, volunteers, staff and partners.