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2019

New CERIC guide will address impact of career development practice on client mental health

CERIC will publish a book in the new year that makes the case that career development practice is a mental health intervention, and provides skills and strategies to support career development practitioners in their work. Written by Dave Redekopp and Michael Huston, Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide explores how practitioners…

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2019

Gamification for career development? CERIC’s new literature search explores the impact of interactive play on learning

Gamification is “the use of game mechanics and experience design to digitally engage and motivate people to achieve their goals”. (Gartner, 2014). What does gamification mean to career service practices? CERIC’s new literature search, Gamification and Career Development, highlights the concept and implications of gaming in career education. Topics covered in the literature search include:…

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2019

McTavish bursaries awarded for Cannexus20 conference

In recognition of Elizabeth McTavish’s valuable contribution to the career development field, CERIC is awarding six bursaries to community-based counsellors for Cannexus20, courtesy of The Counselling Foundation of Canada. CERIC received a total of 44 applications and wishes to acknowledge all the organizations that applied. Recipients of this year’s Elizabeth McTavish Bursary come from across…

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2019

Complete your 2019 national Survey of Career Service Professionals

The 2019 Survey of Career Service Professionals is a national survey run by CERIC, a charitable organization that advances career development in Canada. With the start of Canada Career Month, the survey is now open! This comprehensive survey will take approximately 25–30 minutes to complete. Your responses will help CERIC, and the field at large, to better…

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2019

CERIC to host a series of roadshows during Canada Career Month

CERIC is pleased to be partnering with local associations and organizations across the country to present several roadshows throughout November for Canada Career Month. These FREE breakfast meetings will engage career development professionals as well as related stakeholders in the communities where they work and provide networking and learning opportunities linked to new CERIC research and…

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2019

Free webinars in November on universal design in career services and settlement counsellor competencies

CERIC will be offering two free webinars to share the findings of CERIC-funded research projects: Accessibility and Universal Design in Career Transitions Programming and Services on November 15 and Redefining the Role of Front-Line Settlement Counsellors: 8 Critical Competencies for Success on November 22. CERIC supported the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) to carry…

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2019

Settlement counsellors need 8 critical competencies as role changes with rising immigration levels

There is a pressing need for greater training of settlement counsellors – those on the front lines of welcoming newcomers to Canada – as their role changes in response to rising immigration levels and an increasingly complex settlement landscape, according to a new CERIC-funded project research report. The pan-Canadian research from two Toronto-based consultants identifies…

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