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Launched at the National Consultation on Career Development (NATCON) Conference in January 1997, Contact Point, funded by The Counselling Foundation of Canada, is the first Canadian site dedicated to providing on-line information to counsellors and practitioners across the country ­ a significant departure from sites that cater to the needs of the general public. A multi-sector approach makes Contact Point that much more unique in the Canadian on-line arena, with a board of directors comprised of counsellors and practitioners from both institutional and non-institutional settings, including professionals in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors. Contact Point relies wholly on private-sector funding for its development and operation. Our commitment remains to provide site access to users at no cost. It’s free!

Contact Point aims to:

  • promote and support the effective delivery of career and employment counselling and the career development process
  • encourage and support the dissemination of career and employment counselling information
  • foster the development of an interactive and mutually supportive virtual community of career and employment counsellors and career development practitioners
  • enhance community awareness of career development issues

Contact Point fosters the development of a Canadian multi-sector community on the Internet, examining common resource and professional development needs and providing a space for intra-community interaction, whether it be among counsellors/practitioners or between representative organizations.

How can you get involved?

The Contact Point site is the result of the participation of counsellors and practitioners from across Canada, doing everything from providing input on content to participating in the site’s formative testing. They continue to build the site daily.

You too can participate by suggesting items for the Resource Centre; telling us about sites you’ve encountered during your Web adventures; listing conferences or courses; sharing your course or workshop experiences; participating in one of the sites on-going development focus groups; initiating and participating in a discussion group; submitting an article for the Bulletin ­ the list is virtually endless!

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What’s New

There have been many changes to the Contact Point site since the previous issue of the Bulletin was released. In fact, new information is added weekly to the site.

We have been adding new agency and organizational listings to our on-line Registry. This is a sure to be a staple for on-line networking and referrals. Are you listed?

Visit the Professional Development section at Contact Point, and you will find more PD opportunities, including a Workshop Calandar, Courses and Programs at the College and University level, and additional Conferences.

We have added new links to our Other Websites section. Don’t forget to check out the links in our Fun Sites section, including a greeting card sender, the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, an on-line employment search readiness inventory and an on-line career game based on Holland Codes.

We have added new Discussion Group topics and hope you will actively participate in them. If you would like to initiate a discussion group, let us know.

…and of course, we have launched this Fall Edition of the newsletter.

Visit the Website News section of the Contact Point site, and stay abreast of changes as they happen.

 

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What’s New

 

Since the last issue of the Contact Point Bulletin, there have been many enhancements to the website:

Through our partnership with Skills For Change, we have added two new components in the Helping Foreign Trained Professional section: Best Practices in Employment Counselling for Foreign Trained Professionals; and Counselling and Job Search Strategies.

There have also been additions to our on-line Registry of Organizations and Agencies. With almost 250 organizations, agencies and private practices listed, the Registry is becoming the networking hub at Contact Point for the practicing counsellor as well as the practitioner in training. Market your services through the Registry!

We have added a page of Labour Market Information links to our Other Websites Section. We have also revamped our Discussion Groups and added new topics based on user comments.

We have added new professional development opportunities for the new year. Check the Conference and Workshop Calendar for details.

Don’t forget to check out job postings at the Job Board and messages on the Notice Board. If you have a job vacancy to post, you can do so free and on-line using our new Job Board Posting Form.

 

 

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Since the last issue of the Contact Point Bulletin, we have added many new organizations and agencies in our On-Line Registry. This area is indeed becoming a networking hub at Contact Point. Is your organization listed?

We have also added a number of new text, video and other items in our Resource Centre. Our Other Websites section has seen the addition of new Canadian and International links, and the creation of three new sections: websites that provide informal interest inventories and self-assessment tools, surveys and questionnaires; websites with a variety of reference materials; and, fun sites with games and more!

Our Job Board is seeing increased activity as new job ads are posted. Users are applying for a bursary on-line, viewing discussion topics, and perusing professional development listings.

Stay tuned for other changes and additions as we incorporate comments and suggestions made by practitioners through our first User Survey.

 

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Since the last issue of the Contact Point Bulletin, we have added many new resources to our database at the Resource Centre. Check out the 1998 titles!

Our On-Line Registry of organizations and agencies keeps growing. Peruse the list and see who’s who. Is your organization listed?

We have added a link to on-line registration and a schedule of workshops offered for clients through Skills For Change in the Helping Foreign Trained Professionals section.

Check out the Notice Board and Job Board for on-going new postings. Did you know you could post a community announcement or a job vacancy for free?

Peruse our Professional Development section for new listings of Conference and Workshops offered.

 

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Since the last issue of the Contact Point Bulletin, we have added a number of new Occupational Fact Sheets in the Helping Foreign Trained Professionals section and updated some of the previous entries. New Fact Sheets include: Dentists, Dietitians, Nurses and Social Workers.

Visit our list of who’s who in career counselling and related fields through our On-Line Registry of organizations and agencies. There are over 230 organizations listed, representing a broad range of services and work settings across Canada. Is your organization listed?

Did you know that posting a job vacancy at Contact Point was FREE! And we’ve made it that much easier to do so. We have just added an on-line submission form to make posting job ads at the Job Board a fast and easy process. Do you wish to post a job vacancy?

We’ve added new listings of Conference and Workshops in our Professional Development section. Stay posted as we add new information in the New Year!

We’ve Moved!!!

Our new office location is:

18 Spadina Rd., Suite 200
Toronto, ON. M5R 2S7
Phone: (416) 929-9668
Fax: (416) 923-2536

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PSYCAN

 

 

For over 30 years, PSYCAN has built its reputation on providing high quality instructional and resource materials.
We are a leading Canadian Publisher and Distributor offering a comprehensive selection of career-related resources including Career Decision-Making System – Revised by Drs.Thomas Harrington and Arthur O’Shea.
Contact PSYCAN at 1-800-263-3558 or by email: mail@psycan.com

 

 

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  • We’ve changed the navigation in our Discussion Groups. Ask questions and share your expertise and knowledge with other practitioners across Canada – have you checked your favourite discussion lately?
  • Subscription to the free Contact Point Bulletin now also includes subscription to the Contact Point Flash!, our new monthly e-circular with book reviews, job ads, journal article abstracts, discussion of the month, and more. Stay abreast of news and changes in the profession. The Bulletin and Flash! can be found in the Counsellors’ News section of Contact Point.

 

 

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It has been a few months since the last issue of the Contact Point Bulletin. Here’s what’s been happening at the Contact Point website (www.contactpoint.ca):

We revamped the discussion groups earlier this year and have added new discussions (from user comments and new threads from recent discussions). Here are some of the new topics under way:

  • Assessment Tools and Techniques.
  • Career Counselling with Lesbians and Gay Men
  • Counselling Long Term SARs.
  • Developing Employment Proposals.
  • Free on-line Job Finding Clubs?
  • Group Tools Required for use in Pre-Employment Training.
  • Job Developers’ Forum.
  • Literacy and Career Counselling.
  • People with disabilities, including LDAD.
  • Professional Development.
  • What Resources are Available for New Immigrants?
  • Youth: The “No Experience, No Work” Bind.

There have also been additions to our on-line Registry of Organizations and Agencies. There are now over 260 organizations, agencies and private practices listed from across Canada. Are you listed? It’s free to list at Contact Point.

We have added many new professional development opportunities for 1999. Workshops and Conferences abound! Check the Conference and Workshop Calendars for details.

Don’t forget to check out job postings at the Job Board and messages on the Notice Board. If you have a job vacancy to post, you can do so free of charge using our Job Board posting form.

Through our partnership with YMCA Employment and Career Services, we have added a new resource: Diagnostic Vocational Assessment Procedures for Learning Disabled Individuals.

We have updated our Ad information and have added user comments and user information such as site statistics.

 

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