CERIC is pleased to welcome the members of its Board of Directors for the upcoming year. The volunteer Board guides CERIC in its mission as a national charitable organization to advance career development in Canada. André Raymond, Director, Career Services and Continuing Education at Laval University in Quebec City, returns as Chair of the Board. 

Reflecting a broad cross-section of leaders, the complete list of Board members for 2021/2022 includes: 

  • André Raymond, Laval University, Quebec City, QC (Chair) 
  • Candy Ho, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC (Vice-Chair) 
  • John Horn, BC Pension Corporation, Victoria, BC (Past Chair) 
  • Sue Watts, Employment + Education Centre (EEC), Brockville, ON (Secretary/Treasurer) 
  • Lorraine Godden, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON 
  • Darlene Hnatchuk, McGill University, Montreal, QC 
  • Meghan Lavallee, Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Winnipeg, MB 
  • Valérie Roy, AXTRA, Montreal, QC 
  • Rob Shea, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL 
  • Lisa Taylor, Challenge Factory, Toronto, ON 
  • Barbara Wilson, Thrive Career Consulting, Toronto, ON 
  • Donald G. Lawson, The Counselling Foundation of Canada, Toronto, ON (Honorary 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 Advocacy & Community Engagement – have been appointed by the Board for the next year. Members of these committees play an important role in implementing CERIC’s two strategic mandates: promoting career development as a priority for the public good, and building career development knowledge, mindsets and competencies. 

The focus of CERIC’s work is education and research in career counselling and career development that increases the economic and social well-being of Canadians. This includes funding projects that produce innovative career development resources. CERIC also annually hosts Cannexus, Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference, publishes the country’s only peer-reviewed journal, Canadian Journal of Career Development, and runs the CareerWise / OrientAction news sites.