Free webinar will share new research on supporting senior entrepreneurs

In our current era of longevity the realities of aging have changed, but attitudes, especially about work and retirement, have not kept pace. Despite the growing number of older adults pursuing entrepreneurial activities, this cohort has been largely ignored in entrepreneurship research and by funders or service providers. A free webinar from the Sheridan Centre…

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Senior entrepreneurs in Canada need greater access to funding, supports

Nearly four in 10 older entrepreneurs face gaps in the support they need to launch or develop their businesses, according to a new CERIC-funded study on The Status of Senior Entrepreneurship in Canada. The research report from the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research found that 37% of the respondents aged 50+ had challenges in accessing…

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Cannexus19 Super Saver registration now open!

Registration for Cannexus19, Canada’s National Career Development Conference is now open with both 3-day ($450) and 1-day ($225) packages available! Take advantage of special rates for members of supporting organizations, students and groups. Super Saver deadline is September 5, 2018. Cannexus is designed to promote the exchange of information and explore innovative approaches in the…

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A Journey of Collaboration: CERIC’S 2017 Annual Report

Along its 13-year journey, CERIC has come to be known as an enabling organization, a convening body, a research hub and a knowledge mobilizer. CERIC’s 2017 Annual Report captures how that journey continued in 2017 with an emphasis on collaboration, whether it was project funding partnerships, co-development of learning opportunities, community building through supporting organizations…

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CERIC releases French version of popular quick guide to computing careers

CERIC has now released Disciplines informatiques : guide rapide à l’intention des étudiants et des conseillers en orientation, a French version of its popular free guide that explains the fast-changing field of computing and informs decision-making around related education and career paths. Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide for Prospective Students and Career Advisors was originally…

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Research to identify competencies that settlement services workers need to support newcomers in pursuing meaningful careers

A newly announced CERIC-funded project will map the career pathways and identify competencies of front-line workers in the settlement sector. Led by eCaliber Group and Calience Research and Consulting, the Settlement Services Workers Profile research project aims to better understand what front-line workers do, what steps they have taken to enter the settlement field, and…

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