Ten young professionals will receive bursaries to attend the virtual Cannexus21 conference thanks to a new partnership between CERIC and the Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA) designed to support emerging employment and career development practitioners.

A total of 27 applications for the Young Professionals Bursary were submitted. Recipients of the bursary come from across the country, including British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Bursary winners represent professionals who work in areas related to career development such as experiential learning, youth support and Indigenous careers.

The bursary was launched to ensure the diverse voices of the new and up-and-coming generation of employment and career practitioners are being represented and that young professionals can benefit from the extensive professional development and networking taking place at the virtual conference.

Eligibility for the bursary required that applicants be:

  • 30 years of age or younger;
  • Primarily engaged in career development or employment work;
  • A resident of Canada.

Preference was given to individuals from equity-seeking groups and regional representation was taken into consideration when awarding the bursaries.