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2021

Only 2 weeks to go until virtual Cannexus21

Cannexus is Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference and will take place on January 25 & 27 and February 1 & 3, 2021 online. This year the conference will bring together more than 2,000+ professionals from across the country and around the world to reimagine career development, refresh skills and renew hope in 2021.…

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2020

CERIC releases winter/spring 2021 webinar calendar: Diversity & inclusion, motivational interviewing, experiential learning and more

CERIC is announcing its 2021 webinar calendar and will be offering a variety of webinar series in the next few months to support the career development community on a range of timely topics. Register now to plan ahead for your professional development in the new year. The winter/spring webinar schedule features: Integrating Motivational Interviewing into…

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Young Professional Bursary awarded for virtual Cannexus21 conference

Ten young professionals will receive bursaries to attend the virtual Cannexus21 conference thanks to a new partnership between CERIC and the Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA) designed to support emerging employment and career development practitioners. A total of 27 applications for the Young Professionals Bursary were submitted. Recipients of the bursary come from across…

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2020

Graduate students win award to attend virtual Cannexus21 conference

CERIC has announced the recipients of this year’s Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP) Award, providing support for four graduate students to attend the Cannexus21 National Career Development Conference, January 25 & 27 and February 1 & 3, 2021 online. The recipients are: Roxy Merkand, PhD Candidate, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Waterloo Gabrielle Beaupré, PhD Candidate, Education,…

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2020

New evidence that career education changes high school student pathways

A new CERIC-funded study has found evidence to support that career education in high school changes students’ career choices and pathways. The research by Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) uncovered that career interventions particularly help lower-income students in clarifying their career plans. The research project, “Role of career education on students’ education choices and…

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2020

New webinar series to help school counsellors support Black students

CERIC is pleased to be partnering with the Ontario School Counsellors’ Association (OSCA) for the first time to offer a 2-part webinar series – Shifting the Trajectory for Black Students: The Role of School Counsellors in Supporting Positive Outcomes for Black Students with Nicole Baxter-Lyn and Kamilah Clayton. School counsellors play a pivotal role in…

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2020

Marilyn Van Norman Bursary awarded for virtual Cannexus21 conference

In recognition of Marilyn Van Norman’s valuable contribution to the career development field, CERIC is awarding 13 bursaries to community-based counsellors for Cannexus21, courtesy of The Counselling Foundation of Canada. CERIC received a total of 21 applications and wishes to acknowledge all the organizations that applied. Recipients of this year’s Marilyn Van Norman Bursary (formerly the…

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2020

Fall issue of Careering highlights Career Superpowers

CERIC’s Career Superpowers issue of Careering magazine highlights the many ways career professionals can help clients and students become the heroes of their own career journeys. Authors provide tools to help get you and your clients through tumultuous times, and offer guidance on navigating barriers to career success, such as discrimination. As we all continue…

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2020

Survey shows career professionals finding new ways to support clients, but mental health concerns and burnout emerge as risks

Canada’s career and employment services practitioners continue to find innovative ways to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the needs of their clients and students but challenges remain. Nearly half of respondents in a new survey of career and employment services (49.4%) identified developing new partnerships or services over the summer compared to 25.9%…

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