In recognition of Elizabeth McTavish’s valuable contribution to the career development field, CERIC is awarding six bursaries to community-based counsellors for Cannexus20, courtesy of The Counselling Foundation of Canada.

CERIC received a total of 44 applications and wishes to acknowledge all the organizations that applied. Recipients of this year’s Elizabeth McTavish Bursary come from across the country, including Prince Edward Island, Quebec, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Bursary winners this year represent organizations that support youth, Indigenous peoples, newcomers, and people 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 Cannexus20 conference takes place January 27-29, 2020­­ at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.