Case Study: Job-shadowing program helps LGBTQ2+ students navigate workplace concerns

A University of Alberta program is connecting professionals with students to share career experiences through an identity-related lens Amy Roy Gratton More post-secondary institutions are developing resources to support career questions from LGBTQ2+ students who feel the stakes are high as they prepare for their careers and sometimes their first entry into the workforce. LGBTQ2+…

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How to engage in ethical advocacy work in career development

When encouraging client self-advocacy or advocating on a client’s behalf, it is vital that career professionals be aware of ethical considerations such as informed consent Andrew Bassingthwaighte While career development practitioners (CDPs) help clients navigate their career journeys, often we are also called upon to help these individuals deal with other issues that may impede…

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10 Questions for the Fogo Island Inn’s Zita Cobb

Zita Cobb is Innkeeper of Newfoundland’s Fogo Island Inn and Founder and CEO of Shorefast, a registered Canadian charity with the mandate to promote cultural and economic resiliency for Fogo Island. She previously worked with JDS Fitel, subsequently JDS Uniphase, where she contributed to building the company into one of the most successful high-tech innovators…

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Infographic: CERIC 2019 Survey of Career Service Professionals

View PDF here: CERIC 2019 Survey of Career Service Professionals Plain text below image. CERIC 2019 Survey of Career Service Professionals  What is the highest level of education you have completed? Some high school 0.1% High school diploma or GED 1.7% CEGEP/College certificate/diploma 18.2% Bachelor’s degree 41.3% Master’s degree 35.3% Doctoral degree 3.3% What is…

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Principles in Action: Environmental supports key to students’ self-directed career success

Students should be the drivers of their learning and career planning, but that doesn’t mean they have to do it alone Libby West With a goal of bringing greater clarity and consistency to our national conversations about career development, CERIC developed a set of “Guiding Principles of Career Development” that have been enthusiastically embraced across…

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Career development and mental health: How can I practise ethically?

Career practitioners can help generate positive mental health outcomes for clients without overstepping professional boundaries Michael Huston and Dave Redekopp There is an important premise with respect to the ethical implications of practising career development with mental health awareness: Whether intended or not, career development intervention brings about positive mental health outcomes. The focus of…

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Beyond binarism: Countering gender identity discrimination in the workplace

Five practices for creating inclusive work environments Julie-Christine Cotton and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon Everyday life in professional environments rarely escapes the heteronormative and cisnormative structures[1] that dominate Quebec society. Indeed, workplace washrooms, dress codes, administrative records and even email salutations usually adhere to the gender binary of man or woman. It is no surprise that professional…

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Understanding ethical risk for co-op practitioners

Career professionals working in co-op have to manage a complex landscape in co-ordination with students, employers and educational institutions Craig Cameron, Christine Dodds and Cynthia Maclean Career practitioners encounter ethical issues, dilemmas or conflicts (“risks”) in the delivery of their work. Ethical risks that are not properly managed can have reputational, legal and financial consequences…