Registration for Cannexus20, Canada’s National Career Development Conference, is now open with both 3-day ($450) and 1-day ($225) packages available. Take advantage of special rates for members of supporting organizations, students and groups. Super Saver deadline is September 4, 2019.

Cannexus is designed to promote the exchange of information and explore innovative approaches in the areas of career counselling and career and workforce development. We expect to welcome 1,200 participants from Canada and internationally to the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, January 27-29, 2020. Participants will include educators, community agencies, employers, private practitioners and policymakers.

Conference delegates can listen to three informative and inspirational keynote speakers (Natan Obed, Tristram Hooley and Zita Cobb) and choose from over 150+ education sessions. Topics will include effective counselling techniques, labour market information, post-secondary employment, talent management, job search strategies, working with diverse populations and more. An Exhibitor Showcase will also bring together organizations highlighting their valuable career development programs and services.

We are also pleased to announce this year’s pre-conference workshops, each providing in-depth professional development. Workshops take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Choose among the following:

  • Tristram Hooley, The Careers & Enterprise Company – Career Development for Social Justice: Developing Emancipatory Practice
  • Rosie Parnass, Parnass Consulting and Coaching Services – Maintaining a Healthy Work/Life Balance – YES It Is Possible
  • Norman Amundson, University of British Columbia & Andrea Fruhling, Career/Leadership Coach – Career Development Creative Lab – Come Stretch Your Imagination
  • Seanna Quressette, Douglas College – Trauma-Informed Career Development: Concrete Strategies & Tangible Tools

The conference is presented by CERIC and supported by The Counselling Foundation of Canada and a broad network of supporting organizations.