The Cannexus24 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. 29-31, 2024. The program includes more than 100 sessions which will empower you to drive change and collectively build a brighter future.

Cannexus brings together professionals across the career and workforce development ecosystem to explore research, policy and practice. The Cannexus24 program emphasizes the role of career development in changing individual lives and building a stronger future for Canada. Last year, our in-person conference drew nearly 1,000 delegates and our virtual conferences more than 1,000.

Incredible keynotes will inspire delegates: future of work expert Hamza Khan, Paralympic champion Chantal Petitclerc, University of South Australia’s Dr. Nancy Arthur and award-winning researcher on Indigenous youth Dr. Sean Lessard. Featuring top researchers, practitioners and thought leaders from across Canada and around the world (Candy Ho, Gray Poehnell, Mark Franklin, Sareena Hopkins, Lisa Taylor, Seanna Quressette, Graham Donald, JP Michel, Dave Redekopp, Tricia Berry, Josh Davies, Roberta Borgen (Neault), Mary McMahon, Trina Maher, Sonny Wong, Sarah Delicate, Yvonne Rodney, Deirdre Pickerell, Rich Feller and many more), here is just a sampling of the sessions on offer:


  • Embracing Upskilling in an Uncertain Job Market
  • Coaching Clients on Salary Negotiation
  • Evidence-based Outcomes Realized in Broad Community Counselling Service
  • Fork Theory: A Multi-pronged Approach to Support Neurodivergent Networking
  • Advancing Skills Training for Black Youth: A Panel Discussion
  • How Trauma Affects Career Development and Work Life
  • What Gen Z Values and Why It Matters
  • Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence for CDPs!
  • Decolonial Approaches to Career Education: A Conversational Program
  • Growing Pains and Gains in Canada’s Intergenerational Workplaces


  • Mapping the Canadian Career Development Sector
  • What Indigenous Learners Need from Career Education
  • The Unconscious Conflicts Triggered by Our Clients’ Anxiety
  • Net Zero – Implications for Skills
  • Scaling Career Development in Higher Ed: Creating Faculty Career Champions
  • Building a Neuroinclusive Workforce
  • Meeting SME Talent Needs – Career Planning and Support
  • A JEDI Lens to Career Advice
  • ChatGPT and AI: Unlocking Potential, Amplifying Impact
  • Integration of Career and Mental Health Counselling
  • Essential LinkedIn Strategies for Optimizing Content at Every Career Level

Hybrid sessions act as bridges between the in-person and virtual conference, creating a shared Cannexus experience. In-person attendees also receive access to the virtual platform at the end of the conference. Both in-person and virtual attendees will have access to these recordings for three months.

Delegates can save by registering by the Early Bird deadline of Friday, Nov. 10. The cost during Early Bird is $340 for the virtual and $575 for the in-person conference. Members of groups of 5 or more save a further 25% off Early Bird rates as do members of 37 supporting organizations.