Planning for the next Cannexus, Canada’s Career Development Conference – to be held January 23-25, 2023 – is now underway. Cannexus23 is expected to be a hybrid conference with a live in-person portion in Ottawa and a virtual portion. CERIC invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at the 17th annual Cannexus to submit a brief session outline for consideration using the Proposal Form. The deadline for proposals is Friday, June 17, 2022. 

Presenting at Cannexus, the largest bilingual conference of its kind, provides an unmatched opportunity to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career and workforce development. Presenters gain recognition as experts and leaders in the field at the conference and beyond. We expect participants from across Canada and internationally. In the past, our conferences have drawn more than 1,000 delegates each year.  

Cannexus presenters are researchers and practitioners from universities, schools, community agencies, governments, private practices and corporations. They are professionals in career and workforce development and related fields who are forward-thinkers with fresh and impactful ideas and projects to convey. As the organizer of Cannexus, CERIC is committed to principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We are actively prioritizing the participation of individuals from equity-deserving groups, such as Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQIA+ and persons with disability. 

CERIC has identified areas of interest to assist presenters in targeting the content of their sessions:  

  • Adult Education and Career Development  
  • Advocacy & Social Justice  
  • Application of Current Research, Theory & Methodology   
  • Building the Profile and Sustainability of the Career Development Sector   
  • Career Development for Youth Outside of School   
  • Career Education K-12 Students   
  • Career Education Post-Secondary  
  • Change Management & Resilience  
  • Client Mental Health   
  • Effective Career Counselling/Coaching Techniques   
  • Employee Recruitment & Engagement   
  • Employment/Training Programs (Community, Government, Industry)   
  • Entrepreneurship & Self-Employment   
  • Experiential/Work-Integrated Learning   
  • Future of Work and the Workplace 
  • Global Perspectives on Career Development Research & Practice   
  • Indigenous Career Development   
  • Job Search Strategies   
  • Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
  • Labour Market Information   
  • Leadership Development   
  • Management & HR Issues for Career/Employment Centre Directors   
  • Mature Worker Career Development   
  • New Technology & Tools for Career Professionals   
  • Online Career Service Delivery/Remote Learning Approaches   
  • Rural Career & Community Economic Development   
  • Self-Care for Career Professionals   
  • Supporting Clients with Disabilities   
  • Workforce Planning & Development   
  • Working with Newcomer and Refugee Communities   

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