The Cannexus22 hybrid program has now been released for both the virtual edition and Ottawa-based in-person version of Canada’s largest Career Development Conference, taking place Jan. 24-26, 2022. The program includes more than 150 sessions that will keep participants current with the latest knowledge, skills and tools as well as help to sustain resilience as we approach two years of the “new normal.”

Cannexus brings together professionals across the career and workforce development ecosystem to explore research, policy and practice. The conference will continue to reimagine the impact of career development on education, the economy and social justice as pandemic recovery unfolds. In the past, in-person Cannexus conferences have drawn more than 1,200 delegates to convene, share and learn, and, last year, the virtual conference attracted more than 2,300 participants.

The conference offers special programming throughout including Around the World global perspectives on career development, a Workforce Development Spotlight on improving employment opportunities through systemic change and the return of the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, exploring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Featuring top researchers, practitioners and thought leaders from across Canada and around the world (Norm Amundson, Tristram Hooley, Sareena Hopkins, Kris Magnusson, Mark Franklin, Lisa Taylor, Spencer Niles, Rich Feller, Dave Redekopp, Roberta Borgen (Neault) and many more), here is just a sampling of the sessions that will inform and inspire:

Virtual conference 

  • Beyond Hybrid: Pathway to Your Blended Workforce
  • Green Careers, Fossil Careers: Career Decision-making on a Changing Planet
  • Engaging Employers to Enhance Equity and Access in the Workplace
  • What Good Workforce Development Looks Like in Indigenous Communities
  • Mature Workers and the New World of Work
  • Understanding Hope: Theory, Assessments & Interventions
  • Connecting Career, Experiential Learning and Reflective Practice
  • International Advocacy Panel: Influencing Real Change
  • Creating a Career Development Culture Across K-12

In-person conference 

  • Virtual Services: Competencies CDPs Need for the Future
  • Students Perspectives on Careers and Career Development 2022
  • Creating Trauma-informed Organizations
  • Connecting Career Development and Mental Health for Youth
  • Career Services: Impact, Proof & New Evidence
  • Anti-Black Racism in the Workplace
  • Staying Employable in an Age of Disruption
  • EQ Development: A Critical Career Development Strategy 
  • Career Mapping: The Missing Link in Education Planning 
  • Architecting our Sector’s Future of Work 

All in-person attendees receive access to the virtual platform and its sessions at the end of the conference. (All recordings remain available in the platform for six months.) As you go through the programs, you’ll also note the sessions – including all keynotes: Waneek Horn-Miller, Yvonne Rodney and Randell Adjei – that act as bridges between the in-person and virtual conference, creating a shared Cannexus experience. A new BONUS virtual day on Feb. 4, a week after the conference ends has been added to help you reflect on what you’ve learned and to take action. 

Delegates can save by registering by the Early Bird deadline of Friday, Nov. 5. The cost during Early Bird is $330 for the virtual and $500 for the in-person conference. Plus, members of groups of 5 or more save a further 25% off Early Bird rates as do members of 36 supporting organizations.