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More than 1,200 delegates from across the country and beyond converged in Ottawa from January 28-30 for the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference, exploring the disruption that is changing how we define work, find jobs, develop skills and succeed in the labour market. Conference highlights included: Three thought-provoking keynote speakers: MacEwan University President Deborah Saucier…

With the changing nature of work and labour markets, effective workforce development strategies are increasingly viewed as pivotal to identifying emerging skill needs and supporting economic growth. CERIC’s new literature search Workforce Development highlights important implications for how career services professionals can better prepare their clients in adapting to the future workplace. Topics covered in…

The newest edition of the Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) has just been published, with five articles that range from the vocational needs of adolescents with learning disabilities to a model for how employers might “convert” co-op employees to full-time hires to a new theoretical framework for understanding social anxiety in career development.  Articles…

In recognition of her contribution to the growth of career development, not only in Canada but around the world, Dr Roberta Neault was honoured with CERIC’s Etta St John Wileman Award on January 29 in Ottawa at the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference, attended by close to 1,300 of her peers. The award celebrates leaders…

Expected to inform the practice of career development professionals around the globe, CERIC’s new Career Theories and Models at Work book is launching today at the Cannexus conference and available for purchase online now. This international collection, edited by Nancy Arthur (University of Calgary), Roberta Neault (Life Strategies) and Mary McMahon (University of Queensland) features…

Dr Jan Stewart will be presenting on “Addressing the needs of refugee students: Building trauma-sensitive schools and supportive classrooms” at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 7. The presentation will be livestreamed in Toronto from 5:30- 8:30 pm ET at CERIC’s office in partnership with the Ontario and Manitoba affiliates…

With Canada set to welcome 330,000 new permanent residents this year – the highest levels of immigration since the early 1900s – a timely new research report examines the nature of the settlement sector in Canada and the competencies of the settlement services workers who comprise the sector. Written by Iren Koltermann (eCaliber Group) and…

Cannexus is Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference and will take place January 28-30, 2019 in Ottawa. The conference will bring together more than 1,000 professionals from education, community, government and private sectors to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career development. The Final Conference Programme is now available online, featuring: 1 Workforce…

Though not as flashy as tech companies, working for the government is a top career choice for many, including students. And job prospects are growing with 3.6 million Canadians now working for the public sector. CERIC’s new literature search on Public Sector and Career Development explores the opportunities and challenges with government employment and how…

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CERIC has announced the recipients of this year’s Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP) Award, providing support for four graduate students to attend the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference, January 28-30, 2019 in Ottawa. The recipients are: Duygu Gulseren, PhD Candidate, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Saint Mary’s University Mirit Grabarski, PhD Candidate, Organizational Behaviour, Ivey Business…

CERIC and its partner GRICS today launch the new OrientAction website, « Votre source d’information en développement de carrière », in order to meet the learning needs of Canada’s francophone career development professionals in an innovative and contemporary style, marking the end of Canada Career Month. The new site (orientaction.ceric.ca) brings a curated selection of…

CERIC today launches its new CareerWise website, Your source for career development news and views, in order to meet the learning needs of Canada’s career development professionals in an innovative and contemporary style, marking the end of Canada Career Month. The new site (careerwise.ceric.ca) brings together a curated selection of relevant and thought-provoking articles on…

CERIC will publish an edited international collection of contemporary and emerging career development theories and models from 60 leading career researchers and practitioners in January. The book, Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice, is edited by Dr Nancy Arthur (University of Calgary), Dr Roberta Neault (Life Strategies) and Dr Mary McMahon (The…

In recognition of Elizabeth McTavish’s valuable contribution to the career development field, CERIC is awarding six bursaries to community-based counsellors for Cannexus 2019, courtesy of The Counselling Foundation of Canada. CERIC received a total of 26 applications and wishes to acknowledge all the organizations that applied. Recipients of this year’s Elizabeth McTavish Bursary come from…

The world of work is changing rapidly. With the growth of automation and artificial intelligence in the workplace, what are the implications for today’s talent and tomorrow’s labour market? CERIC’s latest literature search Future of Work examines opportunities and challenges with the Future of Work and how career practitioners can prepare their clients. Topics covered…

The way we find and interact with information online is changing. CERIC is committed to continuing to offer content for career professional communities but is evolving its digital platforms to meet learning needs with a modern and engaging approach, in time for Canada Career Month. An exciting new CareerWise website – that builds on the…

Learn what’s driving the Future of Work and the value of incorporating new career tools into how you address staffing challenges in the non-profit sector in a free webinar. Presented by workforce expert Lisa Taylor, No Time? No Budget? No Problem! Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities takes place on Monday, November…

CERIC will be travelling to locations across Canada starting this month for a series of free networking breakfast meetings. Attendees will be introduced to CERIC’s programs and services and connect with like-minded professional peers. Roadshows are inclusive events, designed to allow conversations between all who have a stake in career development, including career practitioners, educators,…

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It is one of those questions that has been asked countless times since we were little. In today’s rapidly changing labour market, early career preparation and work-based learning experiences are essential in readying youth to enter the future world of work. CERIC’s latest literature search…

CERIC is partnering with the US-based National Career Development Association (NCDA) to offer a 3-part webinar series – Building a Digital Brand: How to Apply Digital Marketing Techniques to Your Personal Brand and Boost Credibility in Your Career with Ryan Rhoten starting November 21, 2018. Today, potential clients and hiring managers carry your reputation with…

CERIC has published a new edition of its popular Retain and Gain Playbook that addresses the challenges faced by charities and non-profits in attracting, retaining and engaging staff. The bilingual publication enhances capacity building across the non-profit sector, which employs close to two million Canadians. Written in an innovative “travel guide” format, the Retain and…

The preliminary programme for the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference is now available online. Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference, Cannexus19 takes place January 28-30, 2019 in Ottawa and is expected to bring together 1,000 professionals in the field. There are more than 130 concurrent education sessions in the programme, exploring innovative approaches in career counselling and career development.…

The newest edition of Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) has just been published, featuring a range of topics from mentorship as a career intervention to the use of technology in career services to international students in the workforce. Articles include: Mentorship as a Career Intervention: An Evaluation of a Peer-Mentoring Program with Canadian University…

Featuring TED-style talks that “spark” us to think differently about our careers, CERIC is pleased to announce the Spark! presenters for the 2019 Cannexus National Career Development Conference: Hannah Alper, Blogger, Activist, Author – Issue + Gift = Change Hamoon Ekhtiari, Founder & CEO, Audacious Futures – Building the Google Maps for the Future of…

The CERIC Board of Directors for 2018-2019 has been confirmed and will steer the charitable organization in advancing career development in Canada. A national volunteer board, its members reflect a broad cross-section of leaders across the career counselling and career development field. John Horn, who leads organizational learning and development at Vancity Credit Union, becomes…

Taking place January 28-30, 2019 in Ottawa, the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference will feature this just-announced lineup of Mega Sessions with well-known presenters on highly pertinent subjects – from Indigenous youth to values-based leadership. Mega Sessions: Kofi Hope, Founding Executive Director, CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals – Values-based Leadership Herky Cutler, President &…

CERIC and the New Brunswick Career Development Association (NBCDA) have partnered on a new webinar series 30 Ways to Shine: A Skillset for Successful Job Retention with popular presenter Denise Bissonnette starting this October. Based on Bissonnette’s celebrated guide to job retention, 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee, this webinar series empowers employment…

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…

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…

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…

Digital technologies are transforming the way we live and work. The potential of our emerging digital economy presents a lot of opportunities as well as challenges. CERIC’s latest literature search Digital Economy and Career Development examines the today’s digital economy and what it means to your future career. Topics covered in the literature search include:…

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…

CERIC and the New Brunswick Career Development Association (NBCDA) have partnered on a new webinar series Looking Beyond Job Titles: How to Prepare People for the Future of Work with SparkPath founder JP Michel, starting this fall. Economic, technological and societal changes are making the concept of job titles obsolete. To prepare people for the…

CERIC will publish a non-profit edition of its popular Retain and Gain Playbook that addresses the challenges faced by charities and non-profits in attracting, retaining and engaging staff. Authored by Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory, the bilingual publication, to be released this fall, will enhance capacity building across the non-profit sector, which employs close to…

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…

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…

The transformation to a gig economy is well underway with an increasing number of short-term positions and self-employed individuals. Are we prepared for a future of freelance work? CERIC’s latest literature search Gig Economy and Career Development explores what the gig economy means to the future world of work and how career professionals can support…

The Etta St John Wileman Award for Lifetime Achievement is designed to recognize and celebrate individuals who have devoted their lives to enhancing the field of career development. If you know a leader who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the field, complete the nomination form by June 30, 2018. The award seeks…

At CERIC, our goal is to provide current resources and information that are useful and relevant to Canada’s career development professionals. We are always looking for new ways to improve in every aspect of what we do. To that end, we are excited to announce the launch of our new website, ceric.ca. The site has…

Career development is important for newcomers and refugees in integrating into a new society and achieving economic well-being. However, making a successful transition is a challenging process. CERIC new literature search on Refugees’ Career Development Issues focuses on this particular group and how career professionals plays a significant role. Topics covered in the literature search…

While we know parents and teachers are important influences on children’s career development, little research has existed around the nature of this influence. New CERIC-funded research from Memorial University shows how the early seeds of career development in children, aged 3 to 8, are planted and how they can best be nurtured. Two free webinars based on…

CERIC is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for Cannexus19, Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference. Cannexus is designed to promote the exchange of information and explore innovate approaches in the areas of career counselling and career development. The conference takes place January 28-30, 2019 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa and is expected…

CERIC is partnering with the US-based National Career Development Association (NCDA) to offer a 3-part webinar series Reclaim Your Soul from Work: Making Choices that Honour Your Authentic Self with renowned career researcher and educator Dr Spencer Niles starting May 29, 2018. The webinar series is based on his highly rated keynote at the Cannexus…

Career assessment helps individuals identify their abilities and interests as part of the career exploration and planning process. They are also important tools for organizations in selection, development and management of employees. CERIC new literature search on Assessment Tools for Career Development explores recent research in the area – from validation to ethical use.

A newly announced CERIC-funded research project aims to positively influence the practice of career educators by enabling them to work better with post-secondary students with disabilities in assisting them through their career transitions. Led by the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), the project seeks to determine the unique barriers and career transition issues…

CERIC is partnering with the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) to offer a 3-part webinar series: Insider Secrets from a Top Recruiter: Results-Driven Resumes That Work Every Time and Tips to Coach Candidates for an Off-the-Charts Interview with the popular author and career expert Sheila Musgrove starting on Thursday, May 24.

CERIC will be travelling to various locations across Canada starting this month for a series of free networking breakfast meetings. Attendees will be introduced to CERIC’s programs and services and connect with like-minded professional peers.

CERIC invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference to submit a brief outline for consideration using the Proposal Form and encourages them to inform colleagues or students of this opportunity.

The world around us is changing fast than ever, implying that we all need to continue to grow and develop in our careers or risk being left behind. This requires us to be adaptable, self-motivated lifelong learners. CERIC’s latest literature search Lifelong Learning and Career Development explores how lifelong learning practices enable successful career transitions…

CERIC is partnering with Challenge Factory to offer a free webinar – A Question of Style: What HR and career professionals need to know about “misunderstood” candidate groups such as veterans on April 27, 2018.

CERIC is partnering with the popular speaker, author and well-being expert Louisa Jewell to offer a two-part webinar series – Building Resilience in Career Transition starting on Tuesday, April 3.

CERIC is offering a free webinar Bridging Two Worlds: Practical Strategies to Support Educators Working to Meet the Needs of Newcomer Student on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 presented by the University of Winnipeg’s Dr Jan Stewart, Kirby Borgardt and Kari McCluskey.

The Cannexus National Career Development Conference brought more than 1,000 participants to Ottawa from Jan. 22-24, 2018 to learn about the career development skills and strategies required for success in the workforce.

Findings of a CERIC-funded research project have identified employer bias regarding veteran working style and point the way for how career professionals can best support veterans in making the transition from military to civilian careers. The research, which has implications for veteran job exploration, search and retention was undertaken by Challenge Factory, sponsored by the…

The latest issue of Careering magazine focuses on the theme “2025: Future of Work.” As work becomes increasingly automated, it allows humans to take on more complex tasks with robots handling the repetitive ones. At the same time, we see a decrease in the number of full-time positions available and the rise of more contract…

Higher education means more than advancing students’ knowledge and skillsets. It is important for students to understand and participate in meaningful community service and develop a sense of social responsibility. Increasingly, academic institutions are incorporating service learning as part of curriculum. CERIC’s latest literature search Service Learning explores why service learning matters and how it…

The newest edition of the Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) has just been published, kicking off the journal’s 17th year of disseminating the work of career researchers from Canada and around the world. Featuring an exciting new cover design, this issue explores a range of topics, many probing the career and employment experiences of…

Canadian schools now have a new resource to enable them to deliver more culturally responsive career guidance and better integrate the growing number of newcomer and refugee students who have lived through the trauma of war, family separation and loss. The CERIC-published guide was released at the Cannexus National Career Development Conference in Ottawa where…

CERIC will fund the development of a new international collection, Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice, to be edited by Dr Nancy Arthur (University of Calgary), Dr Roberta Neault (Life Strategies) and Dr Mary McMahon (The University of Queensland, Australia). The goal of the project is to provide career practitioners with training…

Cannexus is Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference and will take place January 22-24, 2018 in Ottawa. The conference will bring together 1,000 professionals from education, community, government and private sectors to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career development.

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CERIC is partnering with the Ontario Association of Career Management (OACM) for the first time to offer a three-part series – Effectively Managing Psychological Health Issues as a Career Coach with Dr Joti Samra starting February 20, 2018.

As we look ahead to 2018, we see that the workplace is changing faster than ever. From demographics and diversity to digital skills, CERIC’s latest literature search Changing Workplace highlights what organizations and individual career professionals need to know to prepare for the future of work.

CERIC is partnering with the US-based National Career Development Association (NCDA) for the first time to jointly offer webinars and will launch with a three-part series – Preparing Your Clients to Successfully Embrace a Non-Traditional, Entrepreneurial Career Path with Ron Elsdon, starting February 14, 2018.

CERIC has a refreshed brand identity to better reflect who we are and what we do. Recognizing that the scope of career development encompasses counselling and more, the charitable organization will use the name CERIC (to replace Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling) and add the descriptor “Advancing Career Development in Canada” to communicate…

For the first time, the What I Know in My Bones: Practical Wisdom for Success in Employment and Training webinar series from internationally renowned trainer Denise Bissonnette is now available “on demand.” The online course allows you to benefit from Bissonnette’s hard-won wisdom at your own pace.

Career development is a lifelong process. It is important for students to understand themselves, explore future options, and build career competencies at an early stage. What are the implications for guidance counsellors and the school system in developing career education programs? CERIC’s new literature search Infusing Career Development into K-12 Curriculum underscores some important aspects.

A CERIC-funded research project has produced a free guide to explain the fast-changing field of computing and to inform decision-making around related education and career paths. Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide for Prospective Students and Career Advisors was developed by an international research team led by Calgary’s Mount Royal University.

How career development professionals find and interact with resources on the web today is changing. CERIC is committed to continuing to offer content online for Canada’s career professional communities, but is seeking to evolve its digital platforms to meet learning and information needs in the most modern and engaging way.

There has been much focus recently on the difference between diversity and inclusion – and where they overlap. CERIC newest literature search on the Intersection of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace focuses on the benefits, barriers and best practices in building both diverse and inclusive organizations.

CERIC is offering a free webinar series: “Impressive” Post-Secondary Career Service Models: What Have We Learned? from November 13 to 17 (Monday to Friday) presented by Dr Peter Dietsche and a group of career service leaders across Canada.

CERIC roadshows are back this fall for a series of networking meetings, where, this time, participants are invited to attend a free documentary screening on career development for older adults, and to learn more about CERIC’s programs.

CERIC is offering a free webinar Pinasuutitsaq – An Intervention Guide for Career Development Practitioners Working with Inuit on Tuesday, November 21 with career development consultant Sophie Mathers of AXTRA (formerly known as RQuODE). The same webinar will be offered in French on Thursday, November 23.

The latest issue of Careering magazine focuses on the theme “Generation Next – Pitfalls, Promise and Potential” and explores current topics including underemployment among young Canadians, the benefits of professional networking, and young people’s expectations of the future job market. It also features two articles based on recent CERIC-funded research, one on impressive Canadian post-secondary…

Every child dreams about what they will be when they grow up, but career development in childhood is often downplayed. A new set of CERIC-funded resources seeks to address this. The Early Years: Career Development for Young Children – a Guide for Educators and a Guide for Parents/Guardians – are the result of Memorial University research…

CERIC has announced the recipients of this year’s Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP) Award, providing support for four graduate students to attend the Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference, January 22-24, 2018 in Ottawa.

A new report presents case profiles of 15 Canadian post-secondary institutions that have been recognized for having best practices in career service delivery. Insight into Impressive Practices in Career Services: A Reference Guide expands on a CERIC-backed research study, released this spring, that sought to establish the importance that publicly funded universities and colleges place…

In recognition of Elizabeth McTavish’s valuable contribution to the career development field, CERIC is awarding six bursaries for Cannexus 2018, courtesy of The Counselling Foundation of Canada.

Volunteering is a great tool to help develop both practical and social skills. In many cases, volunteering expands networks and eventually leads to full-time employment. How can career professionals provide advice on meaningful volunteering opportunities so that their clients can move forward professionally and personally? CERIC’s latest literature search Volunteerism and Career Development explores the…

The preliminary programme for the Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference is now available online. Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference, Cannexus18 takes place January 22-24, 2018 in Ottawa and is expected to bring together 1,000 professionals in the field.

While definitions vary, social enterprises are businesses or non-profits that seek to achieve social, cultural, environmental or community economic goals through selling goods or services that generate revenue. Often in the realm of career development, social enterprise involves creating training or employment opportunities for marginalized populations. CERIC’s latest literature search explores the implications of social…

CERIC is partnering with BC Career Development Association to present a three-part webinar series ­– Resumes 2017: What You Need to Know About Current Trends, Employer Expectations and Crafting Outstanding Resumes for Client Career Success with Kristin Vandegriend and Lisa Stephen starting October 26, 2017.

Today’s business success goes beyond the concept of high-quality products and services. Forward-thinking organizations need to embed social responsibility into their core strategy and address the shared values of our well-being. CERIC’s latest literature search reviewed the research and practice of corporate social responsibility and the implications for career professionals.

The final report of a CERIC-funded University of Winnipeg project into how career development can make school more meaningful for newcomer and refugee youth is now available. The report provides details of a three-year research program led by Dr Jan Stewart that investigated schools and communities in Calgary, Winnipeg and St John’s. It contains recommendations…

The newest edition of The Canadian Journal of Career Development has just been published with 10 briefs that focus on the thought-provoking research of current and past graduate students in Canada and internationally. Topics range from the Future of Work to Athletic Identity to Immigrant Job Satisfaction.

The Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference, taking place January 22-24, 2018 in Ottawa, will feature the return of Spark!, our highly popular TED-style talks. Four speakers will each give a 10-minute presentation on a diverse topic to “spark” you to think differently about your work.

CERIC is partnering with Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) to present a new 3-part webinar series: From Classroom to Community: Implementing Experiential Learning for Career Development with a group of experts in the career development field starting October 11.

In a series of new videos, project partners discuss their experiences working with CERIC and provide recommendations to others seeking funding. CERIC provides funding and other support in its efforts to improve the economic and social well-being of Canadians through advancing career development knowledge and skills.

Taking place January 22-24, 2018 in Ottawa, the Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference will feature this just-announced lineup of Mega Sessions with well-known presenters on highly pertinent subjects – from the role of career development in mental health to career service innovation in the post-secondary sector:

A new CERIC-funded research study led by the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research will address the gap in knowledge about the state of senior entrepreneurship in Canada by investigating the experiences, needs and interests of individuals who have either launched or would like to start their own business after age 50. With the country’s demographic…

The CERIC volunteer Board of Directors for the upcoming year is now in place, reflecting a broad cross-section of the diverse career development field from across Canada.

With a theme of “Extending our Reach, Expanding our Impact,” the 2016 CERIC Annual Report highlights our efforts as a charitable organization to engage new audiences with our proactive research and learning partnerships. Our overarching vision for this work continues to be increasing the economic and social well-being of Canadians through career development.

Military veterans and employers are invited to participate in a 30-minute confidential online assessment as part of a CERIC-funded project that will bridge the career interests of recently released veterans and the staffing needs of Canadian businesses. If you work with any of these groups, please share this link and ask them to complete the…

CERIC is partnering with New Brunswick Career Development Association to present a new webinar series – Why Aren’t You More Like Me?™ Discover How Personal Style Impacts All Our Career Choices, Relationships and Life Decisions with Dr Ken Keis, an expert in leadership, purpose and wellness, starting this fall.

As part of this first collaborative edition between CERIC and the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the Spring-Summer 2017 issue of Careering magazine highlights “The Changing Nature of Careers.” Topics covered include ethical practice in the gig economy, entrepreneurship as a must-have career skill, and the “pivoting” strategy of career change. A feature interview with…

The Etta St John Wileman award for lifetime achievement in career development is designed to recognize and celebrate individuals who have devoted their lives to enhancing the field of career development. If you know a leader who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the field, complete the nomination form by June 30, 2017.

Registration for Canada18 National Career Development Conference is now open with both 3-day ($450) and 1-day ($225) packages available! Take advantage of special rates for presenters, members of supporting organizations, students and groups. Super Saver deadline is September 6, 2017.

New CERIC-funded research will produce one of the first quantitative studies of veteran career transition and help us understand how communication style may be affecting how military candidates are hired for civilian positions. The project titled “A Question of Style – Does Working Style Impact Hiring Success Among Veterans in Canada?” is being led by…

The 2017 Summer Skills Academy will feature a special one-day intensive and interactive training opportunity: Life Reimagined: Career Development for Living the “Good Life” on purpose with Rich Feller. The seminar will be held on Thursday, July 20 at the CERIC office in Toronto.

CERIC is offering a free webinar with Dr Norman Amundson and Tannis Goddard on Hope-Centred Career Interventions on June 5, 2017. The Hope-Centred Career Interventions project wrapped of earlier this year with a final report showing how deploying specific hope-centred career interventions can positively influence the actions of unemployed adult jobseekers with low hope and…

CERIC is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for Cannexus18, Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference. Cannexus is designed to promote the exchange of information and explore innovate approaches in the areas of career counselling and career development. The conference takes place January 22-24, 2018 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa and is expected…

A new national CERIC study has identified seven publicly funded Canadian universities and colleges with the most “impressive” models of career services. The study, undertaken by Dr Peter Dietsche and Jim Lees of PSE Information Systems, also examines the level of institutional commitment across the country to providing career services for post-secondary students.

Ryerson University will be hosting author and workforce expert Lisa Taylor for a free interactive morning event to launch CERIC’s Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business Playbook, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at The Chang School of Continuing Education.

Adding its voice to the call for stronger, positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, CERIC has joined a group of Canada’s leading philanthropic organizations in signing a Declaration of Action committing to ensuring that positive action on reconciliation will continue.

The Counselling Foundation of Canada is hosting a free webinar series: Canadian Millennials Social Values Study conducted by the Environics Institute for Survey Research from April 19 to April 21, 2017. The study was conducted in partnership with CERIC’s funder The Counselling Foundation of Canada, along with RBC, the McConnell Family Foundation and Apathy is…

CERIC invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at the Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference to submit a brief outline for consideration using the Proposal Form and encourages them to inform colleagues or students of this opportunity.

The recently released documentary Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters, which examines career shift, transition and occupational change in later life, now has a new Companion Guide. Along with the film, the guide is intended to be used by career development professionals in their work with clients age 50 plus. Both film and guide are part…

CERIC is partnering with Challenge Factory on a free webinar: Small Businesses: Who They Hire and How to Engage Them on April 13, 2017. Lisa Taylor, the founder and President of Challenge Factory, is also the author of CERIC’s new Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business Playbook.

First released for sale a little over a decade ago as a DVD, the CERIC-funded “A Difference of Ability: Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities” documentary can now be viewed for free online. While awareness of this talent pool has grown, the employment rate for people with disabilities remains low. The employment rate of…

CERIC is partnering with the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) to present a new 3-part webinar series: How to Leverage Hot Jobs to Your Client’s Advantage with Kristen Cumming starting May 24, 2017.

In recognition of his leadership and contributions to career development in Quebec, Canada and around the world for over 30 years, Michel Turcotte received the Etta St John Wileman Award at the Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference on January 24 in Ottawa in front of 1,000 of his peers. The award celebrates individuals who have…

A new national survey released by the Environics Institute for Survey Research reveals a bold portrait of Canada’s Millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995), that for the first time presents the social values of this generation, and the distinct segments that help make sense of the different and often contradictory stereotypes that so frequently…

A new CERIC-funded documentary examines career shift, transition and occupational change in later life. Called Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters, the film shares the stories of five people who have shifted into second or third careers at age 50 or older. It is part of a national Redirection research project on Work and Later Life…

The Cannexus National Career Development Conference brought together a record 1,000 participants to Ottawa from Jan. 23-25, 2017 to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career counselling and career development.

The theme of the Winter issue of Careering magazine is “Cultural Perspectives on Career and Work: Understanding International Students and New Canadians.” Articles discuss opportunities and challenges that international students and newcomers facing in transitioning into Canadian workplaces and support that career development professionals can provide.

The latest issue of The Canadian Journal of Career Development is now available to view online. This edition of the journal provides new research in several topical areas including the benefits of a gap year before starting university and and the impact of labour market information on achieving individual career goals (this article is written in French…

CERIC is today launching a new publication to help the more than 4 in 5 small- and medium-sized enterprises who worry about engaging and developing the talent to grow their businesses. Entitled Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business, this action-oriented Playbook enables small business owners and entrepreneurs to use career management as a…

CERIC is partnering with BC Career Development Association to present a special 3-part webinar series – Career Launch Reboot: New Approaches & Tech-Savvy Tools to Help Millennials Avoid the Underemployment Trap starting April 11, 2017.

New CERIC-funded research shows that deploying specific hope-centred career interventions can positively influence the actions of unemployed adult jobseekers with low hope and high barriers. In the study, 70% of clients reported that after participating in the interventions they were able to develop new perspectives on job search, craft better career plans, and be more…

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CERIC is creating a new bilingual resource for the 9 out of 10 private sector businesses in Canada that are small- and medium-sized enterprises seeking to keep and develop talent. Entitled Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business, the concise Playbook is intended for owners and managers of SMEs to use as a practical…

Finishing your graduate thesis? Currently working on it? Or have you graduated already but never published your work? Feel intimidated about publishing a full article? The Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) is publishing a special issue in 2017 that focuses only on research-in-brief of current and past graduate students.

CERIC will be offering a free webinar, Redirection Project: Career Development and Job Shifts for the 50+ on Thursday, January 12, 2017 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET). A national CERIC-funded research initiative, Dr Suzanne Cook led the Redirection Project and will present her findings on later life career development among adults age 50 and…

With a goal of bringing greater clarity and consistency to our national conversations about career development, CERIC has developed a set of “Guiding Principles of Career Development.” These Guiding Principles reflect multiple voices at CERIC and underpin its vision to increase the economic and social wealth of Canadians through career counselling and career education. They…

CERIC will be hosting a free documentary preview screening of Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Toronto. Funded by CERIC, the Redirection: Work and Later Life Career Development project is a study focused on older workers, and now culminates in a film and forthcoming companion guide.

With the Early Bird deadline only 1 week away (Tuesday, November 1, 5:00 pm ET), now is the time to take advantage of registering to attend the full 3-day Cannexus conference for only $500. For an additional 10% discount, check if you are a member of one of our growing list of 34 supporting organizations.…

In recognition of Elizabeth McTavish’s valuable contribution to career development, CERIC is providing six bursaries for Cannexus 2017 courtesy of The Counselling Foundation of Canada.

Careers involve numerous transitions, and everyone faces uncertainty at one point or another. The new Fall 2016 edition of Careering magazine delves into the issue of conquering indecision and anxiety during times of uncertainty. Articles explore strategies for helping clients – from students to retirees – with career decision making.

CERIC has engaged PSE Information Systems to study career services delivery in Canadian post-secondary institutions with the following major goals: To understand the landscape of career service models across Canada, and To examine the level of institutional commitment to the provision of career services to students.

CERIC has announced the recipients of its Graduate Student Award, providing support for four graduate students to attend the Cannexus National Career Development Conference, January 23-25, 2017 in Ottawa.

CERIC roadshows are back this fall, across three cities in Canada for a series of free networking breakfast meetings, where attendees will hear from Dr Laura Hambley, author of CERIC’s Making It Work! How to Effectively Manage Maternity Leave Career Transitions: An Employer’s Guide.

Along with The Counselling Foundation of Canada, CERIC is supporting the Metcalf Foundation in partnership with the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program to launch the Toronto Sector Skills Academy.

CERIC is now making available regional breakdowns of its 2015 CERIC Survey of Career Service Professionals for Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and British Columbia. The survey provides a demographic snapshot (education, experience, salary) as well as examines professional development needs and research trends.

CERIC’s Insight into Canadian Post-Secondary Career Service Models project has been awarded to PSE Information Systems, led by Dr Peter Dietsche and Jim Lees. The project will establish the importance that both Francophone and Anglophone universities and colleges place on the provision of career development services to their students and highlight “impressive models” of career…

CERIC is governed by a pan-Canadian volunteer Board of Directors reflecting a broad sectoral representation in the field of career development. Jennifer Browne, Associate Director of Student Life at Memorial University of Newfoundland, takes over as Chair of the CERIC Board.

CERIC is partnering for the first time with the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) to offer a special 3-part webinar series on Measuring and Managing Performance-Based Outcomes in Post-Secondary Career Centres, presented by renowned consultant and trainer Sarah Delicate.

Transformative workplaces are those that make us better as human beings living lives of greater purpose and passion at the same time as accomplishing the goals of the organization and addressing the needs of the larger society. This is the focus of CERIC’s newest literature search.

The Fall edition of The Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) has just been published with four peer-reviewed articles as well as a feature interview with Marilyn Van Norman, the former Director of the University of Toronto Career Centre.

All 22 chapters of CERIC’s Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles, and Professionalism can now be downloaded individually for free, opening up access to this valuable resource for students, educators and practitioners alike.

CERIC has partnered with the Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA) for the first time to present a new webinar series – Strategies for Finding, Serving and Retaining Employers starting October 18.

The Super Saver deadline for the Cannexus17 National Career Development conference is only two weeks away. Registering at the Super Saver rate of $450 will save you $125 off the regular price. For an additional 10% discount, check if you are a member of one of our 30+ supporting organizations. Special rates are also available for…

Making It Work! How to Effectively Navigate Maternity Leave Career Transitions: An Employee’s Guide is now available for free download. Funded by CERIC, Canada Career Counselling developed this guide for women taking a maternity leave, which is inclusive of maternity, parental and adoption leave, and equally applicable to women who are experiencing their first or…

Taking place January 23-25, 2017 in Ottawa, the Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference will feature this just-announced lineup of Mega Sessions with well-known presenters on highly pertinent subjects:

The newest section on the ContactPoint online community lists certifications and designations of interest to career development professionals across Canada. It provides brief descriptions of professional certifications offered, provincially, nationally and internationally with links to more information.

Showcasing another year of achievements, the 2015 Annual Report reflects on CERIC’s continued commitment to advancing the body of knowledge in career development in order to increase the economic and social well-being of Canadians.

A reference guide – Pinasuutitsaq – ᐱᓇᓲᑎᑦᓴᖅ – which aims to improve career development interventions with Inuit clients, in urban and northern settings, is now available for free download. The guide was developed by Regroupement québécois des organismes pour le développement de l’employabilité (RQuODE) with project funding support from CERIC and the Kativik Regional Government.…

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re bringing you an exciting line-up of all-Canadian luminaries to share their knowledge and experience at the Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference!

For the first time CERIC is partnering with the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) on a new webinar series – Make A Difference: Creativity, Courage and Community Impact with Dr Norman Amundson and Dr Kris Magnusson starting September 8.

The theme of this Spring-Summer 2016 issue of Careering magazine is “Youth Unemployment and Underemployment,” Articles discuss issues revolving around the challenges that today’s young adults facing in transitioning into the labour market.

Registration for the Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference is now open. We offer a variety of packages at very competitive rates! Take advantage of the Super Saver rate by registering by September 7 for only $450. Special discounts are available for members of supporting organizations, students and groups of five or more.

Making It Work! How to Effectively Manage Maternity Leave Career Transitions: An Employer’s Guide is now available for free download. Funded by CERIC, Canada Career Counselling developed this guide for anyone who employs, leads, manages, trains, coaches or supports pregnant, adoptive and parenting women at work, including but not limited to HR professionals, managers, business…

Be part of Cannexus17 by joining us as a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser. Learn how you can showcase your products, services or programs on a national stage. Past exhibitors have included universities, career assessment publishers, government departments, community agencies and national associations. Our new Opportunities Package details different options to suit every budget starting at…

CERIC will be hitting the road again this spring, travelling to various locations across Canada for a series of networking breakfast meetings, where attendees will be introduced to CERIC’s programs and learn about key findings from the CERIC 2015 Survey of Career Development Professionals.

The field of career development is continuously evolving driven by technological advancements, economic and social changes, and other key influences. It is essential for career professionals to understand what has changed and what is emerging in this field. CERIC’s latest literature search on Trends in Career Development 2011­-2016 reviews some highlights from the past five…

CERIC is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to establish the importance that publicly funded universities and colleges place on the provision of career development services to their students and to highlight particularly impressive models of career service provision across the country.

The 2016 Summer Skills Academy will feature a special one-day intensive and interactive training opportunity: Constructing Careers in the Digital Age with Mark Savickas. The session will be held Wednesday, July 13 at the CERIC office in Toronto.

CERIC invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at the Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference to submit a brief outline for consideration using the Proposal Form and encourages them to inform colleagues or students of this opportunity.

How career development professionals and their clients can best use social media is the subject of the latest “wiki” to be added to the ContactPoint website. From research to personal branding to networking, the wiki covers the do’s and don’ts of social media across a range of the most popular platforms such as LinkedIn as…

CERIC is offering a free 1-hour webinar to hear the findings of its new 2015 Survey of Career Service Professionals. The online survey was completed by more than 1,000 career professionals across Canada from October 19-November 20, 2015 and provides a snapshot of the country’s career services community.

A detailed breakdown of the 2015 CERIC Survey of Career Service Professionals has been posted online along with an infographic featuring some of the key survey findings. The online survey was completed by 1,004 career service professionals across Canada from October 19-November 20, 2015.

CERIC and the New Brunswick Career Development Action Group (NBCDAG) have partnered on a new webinar series from popular presenter Denise Bissonnette based on her decades of career development experience.

Caregiving is especially challenging when individuals are also engaged in the workplace. The latest literature search from CERIC reviews existing studies related to the impact of caregiving on careers in today’s fast-paced work environment.

Marking the 10th anniversary of Canada’s National Career Development Conference, Cannexus16 brought together a record 900+ delegates in Ottawa from Jan. 26-28 to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career counselling and career development.

The newest edition of The Canadian Journal of Career Development has just been published with articles that explore career engagement, life story writing, and how middle managers are handling change, as well as a feature interview with Dr Norman Amundson.

Two popular career centre management guides – one for university and college career centres and the other for career and employment centres – have been revised by author Marilyn Van Norman and newly released.

Featuring a fresh design, the new Winter 2016 edition of Careering magazine delves into “Resilience” and what it means for both career development professionals as well as clients.

The 2015 CERIC Survey of Career Service Professionals – recently completed by more than 1,000 respondents across Canada – paints a picture of a female-dominated field that is highly educated but only modestly compensated. These career professionals report that the top issue “keeping them up at night” is the public’s lack of understanding of career…

CERIC is pleased to publish a free French-language version of its popular Career Services Guide Supporting People Affected by Mental Health Issues. The English guide has already been downloaded more than 3,500 times since being released in May 2015. While taking a national perspective, the guide does not necessarily reflect specific provincial regulations, such as…

CERIC has partnered with Canada Company, the leader in military employment transition, to provide the over 100,000 Canadian career service professionals with the tools they need to help veterans transitioning into civilian careers. In 2016, there will be approximately 5,000 new, highly skilled veterans entering the competitive job market, and one in four will have…

For the first time CERIC is partnering with the British Columbia Career Development Association (BCCDA) on a new webinar series – Strengthening the Skills of Career Development Leaders, starting March 1.

The University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg are working with Career Trek to undertake a CERIC-funded research study that will extend our knowledge of children’s career development theory, and allow us to better understand how youth make career-related decisions and how to best support the process.

Cannexus is Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference and will take place January 25-27, 2016 in Ottawa. The conference will celebrate its 10th anniversary and bring together more than 800 professionals from education, community, government and private sectors to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career development.

CERIC’s new bilingual guides for Canadian career professionals working with veterans will launch at the Cannexus16 National Career Development Conference on Monday, January 25 in Ottawa. Military to Civilian Employment: A Career Practitioner’s Guide focuses on the unique needs of transitioning veterans into civilian careers.

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For the first time, the Resilience Webinar Series: Strategies for Staying the Course from internationally renowned trainer Denise Bissonnette is now available “on demand.” The on-demand online training allows you to benefit from Denise’s wisdom at your own pace.

Anyone who registers for the 2016 Cannexus conference by December 31 will be automatically entered in a draw to win a free return ticket anywhere Porter Airlines flies! If you have already registered for Cannexus, forward this offer to your colleagues to join us.

CERIC’s next Career Development Mini-Forum will take place on January 15, 2016 in Vancouver, BC in partnership with the British Columbia Career Development Association (BCCDA) and feature popular presenter Gray Poehnell on how to cultivate resilience.

The mobile app for Cannexus16 is now available to download, allowing delegates to organize their conference schedule, see who else is participating and start networking!

Our Black Friday special is back! Register for the Cannexus16 National Career Development Conference before midnight ET on Monday, November 30 and receive $50 off the regular registration price of $550 by using the promo code CXBLACK.

CERIC is pleased to announce that a panel of experts will discuss the results of the 2015 Survey of Career Service Professionals at the Cannexus16 conference in Ottawa. The breakfast discussion will take place on Wednesday, January 27 where panellists will gaze into their crystal balls to interpret what the survey results mean for the…

When it comes to career planning – athletes are extremely devoted to their athletic careers and athletic identity, often neglecting to plan for the next stage in their life. CERIC’s latest literature search on Transitions from Athletic Careers focuses on this issue, one that is receiving increased attention today from sports organizations.

In partnership with Mount Royal University, CERIC will fund a new project to improve career counselling for students interested in information and computer technology. The project will produce both a Practitioner’s Guide and Student’s Guide.

A new literature search on the Economic Benefits of Career Guidance pulls together existing research related to the impact of career development, a timely topic as governments and others seek evidence for policy and funding decisions.

Six bursaries have been awarded to community-based counsellors to attend the Cannexus16 National Career Development Conference, thanks to the support of The Counselling Foundation of Canada.

A selection of top-rated presentations from past Cannexus conferences (a “Virtual Cannexus”) are now available for free viewing online, offering high-quality, no-cost learning for career professionals and their teams. Virtual Cannexus consists of videos from 37 education sessions at the 2012 and 2013 Cannexus National Career Development conferences.

The Fall 2015 issue of Careering magazine is out and this edition’s theme is “Soft Skills and Intergenerational Issues.” Articles discuss issues revolving around the importance of soft skills and the challenges faced by an intergenerational workforce:

With the Early Bird deadline less than two weeks away (Monday, November 2, 5:00 pm ET), now is the time to take advantage of registering to attend the full 3-day Cannexus conference for only $500. For an additional 10% discount, check if you are a member of one of our growing list of 38 supporting…

The landscape in career services continues to evolve as funding service models change, new technologies emerge, and shifting economic conditions persist. Our 2015 Survey of Career Service Professionals will provide an accurate picture of today’s career services community in Canada, and allow us to compare results to our 2011 survey (completed by over 1,000 practitioners).

Author Cathy Campbell will be offering a free webinar on Wednesday, November 4 exploring the highlights of her popular new book, Career Crafting the Decade After High School: Professional’s Guide.

CERIC has announced the recipients of its Graduate Student Award, providing support for four graduate students to attend the Cannexus National Career Development Conference, January 25-27, 2016 in Ottawa.

The Cannexus16 Preliminary Programme is now available, with more than 130 education sessions on the latest research, trends and best practices in career development. Topics range from coaching techniques to marginalized populations to entrepreneurship. The 2016 conference will also include a series of sessions focused around workforce planning and development.

On average 5,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel will exit the military each year and face unique challenges and opportunities in successfully transitioning to civilian careers and further educational opportunities. To help meet this need, a set of bilingual resources, Military to Civilian Employment: A Career Practitioner’s Guide, will be developed for Canadian career service professionals…

The latest issue of The Canadian Journal of Career Development has just been published and is available to view online. This edition of the journal provides new research in several topical areas including career education at the junior high level, job development for internationally educated professionals and the increasingly popular narrative method of practice.

CERIC is partnering with the Career Development Association of PEI (CDA PEI) to support its “Career Matters 2015” conference, taking place on Thursday, October 8 in Summerside, PE.

A new study funded by CERIC will examine how Canadians in their 50s, 60s and 70s are seeking out second and third careers as “retirement” is redefined. The project, led by York University’s Suzanne L. Cook, will also look at how career professionals can best assist older adults in their career development.

CERIC will once again be offering a series of roadshows, this time travelling within Ontario. The events feature Cathy Campbell, author of CERIC’s newly released book Career Crafting the Decade After High School: Professional’s Guide.

The Super Saver deadline for the Cannexus16 conference is only three weeks away. Register by September 9 at the best rate and be part of Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference, as Cannexus celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016!

Marking 10 years of advancing the body of knowledge in career development in Canada, CERIC has released its 2014 Annual Report. The annual report charts CERIC’s growth over the past decade and highlights key milestones, showcases major projects and reflects on the impact it has had on career development professionals and the Canadians they support.

In partnership with Regroupment Québécois des organismes pour le développement de l’employabilité (RQuODE), CERIC will fund a new guide to assist those working with Inuit clientele in Montreal and Nunavik (Northern Quebec). The guide is to be available in both English and French.

CERIC is pleased to announce ChatterHigh as the organization’s first Title Sponsor. As the exclusive Career Community Leader Sponsor, ChatterHigh will have a presence across CERIC’s programs for the next year, including as the Platinum Sponsor of the Cannexus16 National Career Development Conference.

A new CERIC volunteer Board of Directors for the upcoming year is now in place, reflecting a broad cross-section of the career development field from across Canada.

The Cannexus16 National Career Development Conference, taking place January 25-27, 2016 in Ottawa, will feature the return of Spark!, our highly popular TED-style talks. Five speaker will each give a 15-minute presentation on a diverse topic to “spark” you to think differently about your work.

Featuring a fresh, modern design, CERIC has launched a new ceric.ca website to showcase its projects, programs and events for Canada’s career development professionals. The fully bilingual site is available in both English and French versions.

CERIC is working with the Quebec-based CEDEC (Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation) to offer a symposium on integrating mature workers into the labour market. This Symposium on the Maturing Workforce will be embedded into the first day of the bilingual Cannexus16 National Career Development Conference, taking place January 25-27, 2016 at the Shaw Centre…

You only have 2 weeks to register for CERIC’s Summer Skills Academy. Taking place July 7, 8 & 9 in Toronto, the Summer Skills Academy meets your need for training that is face-to-face, in-depth, and, importantly, fits your budget.

The theme of the Spring-Summer 2015 issue of Careering magazine is “Career Development in Organizations” and is full of articles exploring career issues in the corporate world: Corporate Career Development: Art Meets Science, by Bill Huffaker Career Development in Organizations: A Lost or an Emerging Opportunity? by Deirdre A. Pickerell and Roberta A. Neault When…

You only have until this Friday to get your proposal in for Cannexus16! We welcome submissions that explore innovative approaches in career development. With 800 delegates expected, this is an excellent opportunity for you to profile your research, promising practice or expertise.

CERIC and the New Brunswick Career Development Action Group have partnered together on a new webinar series. Presented by Roxanne Sawatzky, Motivation to Work: How to Support Your Clients to Get Unstuck and Get Working will provide attendees with practical techniques to support clients in moving towards employment. Participants will be introduced to James Prochaska…

A new CERIC-funded Career Services Guide is seeking to improve the employment outcomes for people living with mental health problems and illnesses at a time when one in five Canadians experience a mental health issue, with an annual cost to the economy of more than $50 billion.

CERIC’s Summer Skills Academy meets your need for training that is face-to-face, in-depth, and, importantly, fits your budget. The 2015 Summer Skills Academy will be held July 7, 8 and 9 at the CERIC office in mid-town Toronto.

Registration for the Cannexus16 National Career Development Conference is now open. We offer a variety of packages at very competitive rates! Take advantage of the Super Saver rate by registering by September 9 for only $425. Special discounts are available for members of supporting organizations, students and groups of five or more.

Grade matters. That’s the key finding of a new CERIC-funded research report that shows that grade is significant for career exploration with Grade 5/6 students scoring significantly higher on career planning, interest and curiosity.

A new CERIC literature search explores the topic of Workforce Planning. Workforce planning describes how various regions prepare for the types of industries, talent and skills they will need to keep their economy thriving. On an organization level, workforce planning may also encompass the kinds of individuals a business will need to ensure their organization…

CERIC’s Summer Skills Academy 2015, featuring experts on narrative counselling, labour market trends and motivating jobseekers, is now open for registration. Taking place July 7, 8 and 9 at the CERIC office in midtown Toronto, the seminars offer training that is face-to-face, in-depth, and, fits your budget.

CERIC’s newest literature search focuses on Career Counselling Competencies. Career counselling competencies outline the knowledge and skills that career developoment professionals possess.

CERIC is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for Cannexus16, which marks the 10th anniversary of Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference. The conference takes place January 25-27, 2016 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa and is expected to welcome 800 delegates.

CERIC will be hitting the road this spring, travelling to Atlantic Canada to offer a series of networking meetings. The events will feature Cathy Campbell, author of CERIC’s newly released book Career Crafting the Decade After High School: Professional’s Guide.

Mark July 7, 8 and 9 on your calendars and plan to join us in Toronto for the 2015 Summer Skills Academy. The Summer Skills Academy is back with a new format and new location but with the same intensive high-quality learning you have come to expect.

Canada’s largest employers are more likely to say that the skills gap has become worst compared to their small business counterparts, according to CERIC’s latest analysis of its Career Development in the Workplace: National Business Survey. The new findings present a breakdown of survey results by employer size—fewer than 10 employees, 10 to 49 employees,…

If you are a full-time graduate student whose focus is career development or a faculty member working with full-time grad students in career counselling or a related field, then you want to know about the CERIC Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP). Applications for 2015 are due by April 30.

Organizations seeking to reach Canada’s career development professionals can now consult CERIC’s new media kit with options that suit every budget. Opportunities range from full-page magazine advertisements to website banners and enewsletters sponsorships.

CERIC invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at Cannexus16 to submit a brief outline for consideration using the Proposal Form and encourages them to inform colleagues or students of this opportunity.

CERIC looks at Vocational Education and Training in Canada and Prior Learning Assessment Recognition, as the topics for its latest literature searches. Vocational education focuses on individuals in school for a specific trade, while prior learning assessments take previous education and/or life experiences into account when considering whether or not someone can obtain credit in…

One in two Canadians who have not had career counselling say they would have sought professional career planning or employment advice if they could do it over again, a newly released CERIC survey has found.

Materials produced from the Legitimate Opportunities to Work from Home project are now available for free online. Created to educate career professionals, these resources allow practitioners to work confidently with clients who are seeking work-from-home opportunities and want to avoid the scams. The project also helped practitioners to engage traditionally underserved client groups including people…

CERIC and the New Brunswick Career Development Action Group have partnered on a new webinar series. Presented by Denise Bissonnette, The Resilience Webinar Series: Strategies for Staying the Course will provide attendees with practical tips and techniques for achieving goals with greater resolve, resilience and self-renewal, whether for themselves or their clients.

Canada Career Counselling and The Vanier Institute of the Family have extended the survey deadline for their CERIC-funded project on Maternity Leave Career Transitions to March 31, 2015.

CERIC’s most recent literature search focuses on Persons with Disabilities and Career Development. Career development professionals often work with clients who have a range of disabilities and issues in finding meaningful employment. According to a 2012 Government of Canada survey, 13.7% of Canadian adults have a disability that limits their daily activities.

With a record 750+ attendees, the Cannexus15 National Career Development Conference brought together career development professionals from across Canada and beyond to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in the field.

Our popular Career Development Matters t-shirts are available once again, now in orange! The shirts are intended to raise awareness of career development and start conversations about its value in schools, workplaces and neighbourhoods.

Now available, the latest edition of The Canadian Journal of Career Development (Volume 14, Issue 1) explores social justice competencies for practitioners, narrative approaches to career guidance, the role of hope in vocational identity, and the transition to retirement for emergency services workers.

Career Crafting the Decade After High School: Professional’s Guide dispels the “Career Myth” that those in their late teens and 20s should follow a linear, predictable route from high school to post-secondary training, and then on to permanent, full-time jobs. Straightforward and accessible, the guide provides practical counsel and effective tools that professionals can use…

An accomplished businessman and community leader, Donald Lawson is the recipient of the 2015 Etta St John Wileman Award, in recognition of his lifetime of achievement in supporting the career development sector across Canada.

The theme of the Winter 2015 issue of Careering magazine is “Global Careers,” and is full of articles that will help you and your clients explore international opportunities: How Can Young Professionals Find International Jobs?, by Jean-Marc Hachey International Careerists: Who works across borders and why?, by Roberta Neault Lessons Learned from Working and Living…

Start off the new year by committing to your career development! You’ll join nearly 800 of your peers from January 26-28  in Ottawa at Cannexus15, Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference. Student, group and 1-day rates are available. Plus, benefit from a discount if you are a member of one our 36 supporting organizations.

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Having lived through the trauma of war, family separation and loss, thousands of refugeee children arrive in Canada each year and struggle to fit into classrooms. Led by the University of Winnipeg’s Jan Stewart, a new study will aim to help these refugee youth navigate school and find meaningful careers. The study is funded by…

Canadians recognize that differences and similarities exist regarding career development in the workplace between regions in this country. However, newly released breakdowns of CERIC’s National Business Survey by location – Rural setting, Outside Major Cities and Major Cities – likewise show that perspectives on career development are also shaped by urban vs. more remote setting.

CERIC is pleased to offer a Black Friday discount on the Cannexus15 conference regular registration rate. Register for Cannexus before midnight ET on Monday, December 1 and receive $50 off the regular registration rate of $550 by using the promo code CXBLACK.

Following a successful Mini-Forum in Prince George, BC, CERIC is partnering once again with the British Columbia Career Development Association to host a Career Development Mini-Forum on January 16, 2015 in Nanaimo.

CERIC is pleased to announce funding for an update of The Decade After High School: A Professional’s Guide. Led by researcher Cathy Campbell, the project will undertake a substantive revision of the popular guidebook that is targeted primarily at career development professionals and educators who work with young people.

The final episode in the Texttalks podcast series features an interview with Brian Hiebert and Kris Magnusson on demonstrating the value of career development services.

The online community for Cannexus15 is now available for registered conference delegates to participate in. Sponsored by MixtMode and powered by Pathable, the online community allows delegates to begin conference networking now. Registered delegates will receive an email to join the online community.

CERIC has announced the recipients of its Graduate Student Award, providing support for four graduate students to attend the Cannexus National Career Development Conference, January 26-28 in Ottawa.

To coincide with Canada Career Week, CERIC and the Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) have collaborated to launch the Glossary of Career Development.

As a part of the continuing celebrations of CERIC’s 10th anniversary in 2014, we are pleased to present a series of FREE webinars with some of our project partners, offering updates and insights in key areas of career development research.

CERIC is pleased to announce support for the Hope-Centred Career Interventions project . Led by Tannis Goddard, Dr Norman Amundson, Dr Spencer Niles and Dr Hyung Joon Yoon, the project is a follow up to an earlier CERIC-funded exploratory project on the

CERIC’s most recent literature search explores Qualitative Assessment Techniques for Career Counsellors. Assessment is an important part of career counselling, however, until recently, assessment has taken a mainly quantitative approach. New resources are now being developed to focus on the qualitative side of assessment.

The Cannexus15 Early Bird deadline is fast approaching on November 3! Now is the ideal time to register to get the discounted rate of $475.

The Fall 2014 edition of Careering magazine is out and the theme is “Disruptive Ideas.” This issue is full of ideas that will make you think:

If you are a full-time graduate student whose focus is career development or a faculty member working with full-time grad students in career counselling or a related field, then you want to know about the CERIC Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP).

CERIC’s most recent literature search focuses on a meta-analysis approach to understanding career development . Meta-analysis bring together results from various studies to identify patterns or points of difference. This literature search aggregates articles that look at the success or failure of career interventions.

The preliminary programme for the Cannexus15 National Career Development Conference has now been posted online. Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference, Cannexus15 takes place January 26-28, 2015 in Ottawa and is expected to bring together 800 professionals in the field.

CERIC is pleased to announce its next Career Development Mini-Forum will take place on October 20, 2014 in Prince George, BC in partnership with the British Columbia Career Development Association. With a theme of “Inspiring Hope, Rekindling Passion”, the full-day event brings together two leading experts in career development research and practice.

The latest installment of the Texttalks podcast interviews Dr Nancy Arthur, Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. The discussion focuses on Arthur’s chapter (with Athabasca University’s Sandra Collings)

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CERIC is once again hitting the road, travelling to various locations throughout Canada for a series of networking breakfast meetings, where attendees will be introduced to CERIC’s programs and learn about the key findings from CERIC’s recent Environics National

The latest issue of The Canadian Journal of Career Development is now available online. The articles within, written by leading researchers and practitioners, contain a vast array of topics that are gaining increasing attention in the career development world.

Helping career clients negotiate salary, compensation and raises is an important part of the job for career development professionals, whether clients are executives, recent college/university graduates or hourly workers. Yet very few career development

Are you a mother who has taken a maternity leave from work or an employer who has experienced employees within your organization taking maternity leave(s)?

The CERIC Board of Directors has been confirmed for 2014-2015 and is comprised of pan-Canadian volunteers reflecting a broad sectoral representation of leaders in the field of career counselling and career development.

The fourth episode of CERIC’s Texttalks podcast features an interview with Knightsbridge’s Sandra Boyd and Kim Spurgeon on the new rules of career management in the changing world of work. Co-leaders of Knightsbridge’s career management practice,

Register by September 3 to save big on the Cannexus15 National Career Development Conference with a rate of $425. For an additional 10% discount, check if you are a member of one of our growing list of 28 supporting organizations. Special rates are also available

The third installment of CERIC’s Texttalks podcast with leading contributors to its new textbook features an interview with Mark Franklin. The practice leader of CareerCycles,

Illustrating a busy and productive year, the 2013 Annual Report reflects on CERIC’s continued commitment to providing enhanced and accessible support to career

September 3 is the deadline to save big on Cannexus15, Canada’s National Career Development Conference, with our best available rate of $425. For an additional 10%

Learn how you can open up new avenues of employment for your clients in a free 30-minute webinar. Hosted by Anne-Marie Rolfe, a Work from Home Champion, this webinar

Episode 2 of CERIC’s monthly Texttalk podcast with leading contributors to its new textbook features an interview with Roberta Neault. The President of Life Strategies Ltd.

Keeping up with trends in technology, CERIC’s newest literature search provides information on e-counselling. With the aim of providing services to those who may not be

CERIC’s Summer Skills Academy meets your need for training that is face-to-face, in-depth, and, importantly, fits your budget. It takes place August 19-20, 2014 in Toronto.

With the recent homecoming of Canadian troops who served in Afghanistan, the transition from military to civilian life will be an important concern facing the Canadian career

You only have until this Friday to get your proposal in for Cannexus15! We welcome submissions that explore innovative approaches in career development. With 800

The Spring-Summer 2014 edition of Careering magazine is out and the theme is “Barriers to Employment.”

CERIC’s Summer Skills Academy meets your need for training that is face-to-face, in-depth, and, importantly, fits your budget. The 2014 Summer Skills Academy will be held August 19-20 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel.

Featuring a fresh, clean design, CERIC has launched a new Cannexus.ca website to showcase Canada’s National Career Development Conference. The new Cannexus site

Registration for the Cannexus15 National Career Development Conference is now open. We offer a variety of packages at very competitive rates! Take advantage of the Super Saver

Three prominent Canadians will keynote at Cannexus15, Canada’s National Career Development Conference, taking place January 26-28 in Ottawa.

Be part of Cannexus15 by joining us as a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser. Our new Opportunities Package details options to suit every budget, starting at $100.

CERIC is turning 10 this year and we want you to celebrate with us! In recognition of this milestone, you are invited to sign our online anniversary card and share how CERIC has

CERIC is launching a monthly podcast featuring interviews with leading contributors to its new textbook

CERIC’s Summer Skills Academy meets your need for training that is face-to-face, in-depth and, importantly, fits your budget. The 2014 Summer Skills Academy will be held

Registration rates for the Cannexus15 National Career Development Conference have now been posted, allowing you to budget your attendance. Plan now to join us January 26-28,

CERIC is once again hitting the road, travelling to various locations throughout Canada for a series of networking breakfast meetings, where attendees are introduced to CERIC’s

What region of Canada is being hit hardest by skills shortages? Where are employee referrals the most common recruitment practice? In what part of the country are

Individuals who wish to continue receiving free resources and information from CERIC must resubscribe to CERIC mailing lists. Under

If you are a full-time graduate student whose focus is career development or a faculty member working with full-time grad students in career counselling or a related field, then

The state of career development in the Canadian workplace was the focus of an interview with Sharon Ferriss, CERIC’s Director of Marketing, Web & New Media, on the Career

If you are looking for best practice information in career development, a new literature search has been posted to the CERIC website.

The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at Cannexus15 to submit a brief outline

CERIC has developed the Canadian Career Development Researcher Database to answer the question: “Who is doing what research in Canada”? Canada is home to many leading

CERIC’s 10th anniversary year started off on a high note with a successful Cannexus14 National Career Development Conference! Over 750 career development professionals

With CERIC’s new Career Development Matters toques, you can help continue the conversation about the value of career development – and protect yourself from a polar

In recognition of his lifetime of achievement in career development, Bryan Hiebert accepted the Etta St John Wileman Award at the

In 2013 CERIC hosted a series of roundtable events across Canada to discuss fixing our “talent disconnect,” where individual skills and interests don’t always line up with

Survey finds 71% of employers agree they have a responsibility to provide career management programs but only 29% offer them A shortage of skilled workers is the single biggest issue facing Canadian executives in 2014 but employers are split on how to address the skills gap, according to a new survey

The latest issue of The Canadian Journal of Career Development has just been published online. The articles within contain a vast array of topics that are gaining increasing

A first in Canada, CERIC is publishing a comprehensive career development textbook, designed to be used as a learning tool for students, a resource for educators and a reference

CERIC is pleased to announce funding for Setting the Compass: A Career Service Training Manual for Supporting Mental Health Clients, a web-based training manual for career

Mark Venning, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), and Bruce Lawson, President,

The Winter 2014 edition of Careering magazine is out and the theme is “Looking Back, Reaching Forward”.

With the Cannexus conference taking place January 20-22, these are your final days to register. Plan to join us at the Ottawa Convention Centre for three days of professional

A new CERIC-funded partnership project with Canada Career Counselling and the Vanier Institute of the Family will develop user-friendly career development resources for women

The three entries that received the most votes during the online voting period of CERIC’s National Challenge to Promote Career Development in Canada were announced today and

With the start of 2014, CERIC is marking 10 years as a national charitable organization, advancing education and research in the field of career development in Canada. A full

The Cannexus National Career Development Conference gets underway in less than 3 weeks. There is still time to register and join 700 of your colleagues for the largest annual

Your work as a career development professional is in constant flux. And so is your online community! Since ContactPoint’s relaunch last year, the website has continued to evolve to

In 2014, CERIC will mark 10 years as a national charitable organization, advancing education and research in the field of career development in Canada. A full calendar of

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Voting in the National Challenge to Promote Career Development has ended with a remarkable 4,500 votes cast for the Top 10 Finalists. The top 3 winners will be announced

CERIC has announced the recipients of its Graduate Student Award, providing support to four graduate students to attend the

With the start of Canada Career Week, CERIC is pleased to announce the Top 10 Finalists in its National Challenge to Promote Career Development. They are (in no particular

A total of six bursaries has been awarded to community-based counsellors to attend the Cannexus14 National Career Development Conference, thanks to the support

A new CERIC-funded study by Memorial University researchers will examine the influence that parents and teachers have on the career development process of young

The Cannexus14 Early Bird deadline is fast approaching! Now is the ideal time to register. Hosted by CERIC, Cannexus is Canada’s largest national bilingual career development

The Fall 2013 issue of Careering magazine is now out and the theme is “Transitions.” Inside you’ll find all sorts of great articles:

CERIC’s National Challenge to Promote Career Development has received an enthusiastic response. When the entry period closed on Friday, exactly 80 creative ideas had been

Come and learn about ContactPoint (contactpoint.ca), the multi-sector online community for career development professionals. In this webinar, we will walk you through the new

CERIC’s cross-country roundtable discussions are continuing this fall, heading to both the west and east coasts. In early 2013 CERIC began hosting a series of events to discuss fixing

Career Trek and CERIC are proud to announce the second annual Let’s Get to Work symposium will be held November 21, 2013 at the Delta Winnipeg.

Entries continue to be accepted until October 11 for CERIC’s National Challenge to Promote Career Development. Submit your idea to enhance and

The latest issue of The Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) has just been published online, and is the longest edition of the Journal in its history. The articles within

CERIC is pleased to announce its next Career Development Mini-Forum will take place on November 5, 2013 in Kelowna, in partnership with

View the preliminary programme, including abstracts and presenter bios for all the concurrent education sessions that are part of the Cannexus14 conference. Cannexus takes

Entries are being accepted for CERIC’s National Challenge to Promote Career Development. Submit your idea to enhance and promote the image of career development

There are less than two weeks left to save! Register by September 4 to get the Super Saver rate of $395 for Cannexus, January 20-22, 2014.

CERIC is pleased to be partnering with the New Brunswick Career Development Action Group (NBCDAG) to offer a new series of webinars. Webinars are open to any interested

Entries are now being accepted for CERIC’s National Challenge to Promote Career Development. Submit your idea to enhance and promote the image of career development

The CERIC Board of Directors for 2013/2014 was confirmed following its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June. CERIC is directed by a pan-Canadian volunteer Board reflecting a

A new online competition, CERIC’s National Challenge to Promote Career Development will open for entries on August 12 with prizes of $5,000 for each of the top three ideas that

Earlier this month, CERIC’s Director of Marketing, Sharon Ferriss, spoke with Job Talk Radio – BC about CERIC’s work as a charitable organization supporting career and

Depicting a very busy and fruitful year, the 2012 Annual Report reflects on CERIC’s continued commitment to providing enhanced and accessible supports to career

An article written by CERIC to give an overview of career development in Canada has been published in the launch issue of Career Matters, the magazine of the new

The Summer 2013 issue of Careering magazine is now available and it explores the theme of  “Mental Health.”

In recognition of CERIC’s 10th anniversary in 2014, The Counselling Foundation of Canada is funding the launch of an online competition this summer to solicit ideas and create a

The Counselling Foundation of Canada and Enterprising Non-Profits (enp) are pleased to

In 2013 CERIC has begun hosting a series of roundtable events across Canada to discuss fixing our “talent disconnect,” where individual skills and interests don’t always line up

A comprehensive guide to the growing trend of self-employment is now being made available at no cost. The book

You only have until this Friday at midnight PT to get your proposal in for Cannexus14! We welcome submissions that explore innovative approaches in career development. With

The Counselling Foundation of Canada has completed a year-long strategic review process leading to the adoption of a new Strategic Plan (pdf) that reaffirms its focus on

Register by May 31 for the best rates at the new CERIC Summer Skills Academy, to be held August 20-21, 2013 in Toronto. This event meets your need for training that is face-to-face,

Registration for the Cannexus14 National Career Development Conference is now open. We offer a variety of packages at very competitive rates! Take advantage of the Super Saver

CERIC is pleased to present a free webinar on Hope-Centred Career Development with Dr Norman Amundson of the University of British Columbia and Dr Spencer Niles from

Four inspirational leaders will keynote at Cannexus14, Canada’s National Career Development Conference, taking place January 20-22 in Ottawa.

A new project supported by CERIC will produce webinars for career development professionals and others interested in engaging a virtual workforce so that clients can

You asked. We listened. CERIC’s Summer Skills Academy meets your need for training that is face-to-face, in-depth, and, importantly, fits your budget. The Summer Skills

A sense of hopefulness is a significant pathway to school engagement and vocational identity for post-secondary students, new CERIC-funded research has found. The research

CERIC was recognized for its leadership in the field of career development with an award by George Brown College. The Crystal Award for Learning and Leadership Organization

CERIC is pleased to be working with the Association of Career Professionals (ACP) International to once again present an event that will inform practitioners about the best

The work of CERIC as well as the current landscape of career development in Canada are the subjects of a wide-ranging interview with CERIC Vice-President and General Manager

CERIC invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at Cannexus14 to submit a brief outline using the Proposal Form for consideration and encourages them to

The debut of the Career Development Matters t-shirts was a resounding success! We were excited to receive many group sales with people buying the shirts for all their colleagues to

If you couldn’t attend the Cannexus13 National Career Development Conference held January 28-30 in Ottawa, this is your chance to catch up! If you were there, now you can

Starting later this week, CERIC will be heading across the country showcasing its redesigned ContactPoint and OrientAction websites at a range of conferences for career

A new manual supported by CERIC and funded by The Counselling Foundation of Canada offers a roadmap for how to create a successful youth employment program. Developed by

Family Service Toronto (FST) is offering a unique opportunity for an LGBTQ Counselling Internship, for up to 12 months, in its

Career development professionals recognize they are missing critical skills and knowledge to effectively support an increasing number of clients with mental illness in their job search

With a record number of delegates and rave reviews, the Cannexus13 National Career Development Conference was another outstanding professional development experience

Canada’s virtual community dedicated to the professional development needs of career practitioners has relaunched, harnessing the power of social media, offering an updated

We are pleased to present the first issue of Careering magazine! Published by CERIC, this is a resource by and for career development professionals in Canada. Careering will be

Cannexus13, January 28-30 in Ottawa, is the place to be to discuss hot topics in career development, learn from key career theorists and challenge current thinking!

CERIC wants to start a conversation. A conversation about why career development matters. And we want you to be part of this initiative!

In 2013, CERIC will launch Canada’s Career Imperative, bringing together leaders from business, education and government for a series of cross-country roundtables to find some

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CERIC will be introducing a brand new magazine – a resource by and for career development professionals in Canada. Called Careering, the publication will launch in

In 1997 the contactpoint.ca website was launched as an innovative virtual community dedicated to the needs of career development professionals. ContactPoint has been around

Join the more than 700 of your colleagues who will be attending Cannexus13, Canada’s National Career Development Conference, January 28-30 in Ottawa. Register by

The newest edition of The Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) features perspectives from Ontario secondary school guidance staff on their perceptions of students

The launch edition of OrientAction en bref was published today! Every two weeks, our colleagues at OrientAction will put together the best of the Web in career development in

CERIC VP & General Manager Riz Ibrahim was interviewed for an article appearing this week in newspapers across Canada that calls career counselling a “choice profession”.

CERIC has announced the recipients of its Graduate Student Award, providing support to three graduate students to attend the

CERIC is pleased to announce that the career service community has responded with great enthusiasm to its online survey delving into sector-related research and education issues

CERIC is pleased to be bringing career practitioners two new webinars on important and emerging topics in the field, offering convenient and cost-effective professional

The Cannexus Early Bird deadline is a week away! This is your last opportunity to get the discount on conference registration available to all delegates, students and members of

A total of eight bursaries have been awarded to community-based counsellors to attend Cannexus13, thanks to the support of The Counselling Foundation of Canada.

The latest issue of the ContactPoint Bulletin is out and takes an in-depth look at cyber and distance counselling.

If you are looking for best practice information in career development, one new and one updated literature search have now been posted to the CERIC website.

An article contributed by CERIC to the Fall 2012 issue of Career Options magazine aims to help students understand the full value of their university or college career centres – beyond the resume review.

Canada’s career professionals now have a new resource at their disposal! Each week CERIC’s ContactPoint web site will put together some of the most interesting articles on

Start your networking early by getting involved in this new and exciting interactive online community created around the conference and exclusive to Cannexus13 participants.

CERIC is pleased to be working with the Association of Career Professionals International (ACPI) to present an evening with Paul Hill author of The Panic Free Job Search. The

There is growing pressure in every sector for career professionals to see more clients – and to do this with fewer resources. Whether you are in a university, community agency or

CERIC is partnering with Career Trek to bring an innovative new career development forum to Manitoba. The Let’s Get to Work symposium will take place between 9:00 am

CERIC’s road shows will be making stops across Ontario this fall. The networking meetings bring together professionals from the career development field to learn about CERIC

Back by popular demand, CERIC is pleased to once again offer a series of webinars on Positive Psychology for Career Counsellors and Coaches, starting October 3. The webinars

The programme for Cannexus13 offers more great learning than ever! Delegates will have over 140 great education sessions to choose from including: 

Get the inside scoop on the philanthropic sector and learn first-hand how foundations work in a free webinar on Sept. 13 at 1:00 pm ET. Moderated by Elisha Muskat, Executive Director, Ashoka Canada, the webinar features

A new presentation explains what you need to know to submit a project funding proposal to CERIC. Both individuals and organizations (e.g. education, community-based, non-profit

Are you up-to-speed on emerging green jobs? Can your community host a green jobs training project?

The CERIC Board of Directors for 2012/2013 was confirmed following its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June. CERIC is directed by a pan-Canadian volunteer Board reflecting a

The latest edition of The Bulletin is now out with a special focus on labour market information.

For the first time this year, Virtual Cannexus brought you a selection of top-rated presentations from our Cannexus National Career Development Conference. Now, new

CERIC is partnering with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Career Practitioners (NLACP) to offer a half-day Career Development Mini-Forum on September

The latest issue of The Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) is now available. Articles include: 

Register as a delegate or book an exhibitor booth at Cannexus13 by June 29, 2012 and be eligible to win a weekend for two at The Westin Ottawa. Experience the essence of renewal

How do Canada’s career service professionals differ across the country, in terms of their education, salary or professional development needs? CERIC has undertaken a Regional

With the support of the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), the Green Skills Network has published Emerging Green Jobs in Canada, a

Interested in sharing your research, projects or real-life success stories at Cannexus13? Don’t miss this great opportunity to join our fast growing list of presenters!  

These world-class keynote speakers are going to share their wisdom and inspire you at Cannexus13:

A CERIC-funded project designed to help university career centres better evaluate the impact of their activities has been recognized with a 2012 Outstanding Achievement

An international research team under the leadership of Dr. Norman Amundson (University of British Columbia) and Dr. Spencer Niles (Penn State University) is undertaking a

A new report that has just been completed will assist employment counsellors, job developers and job-seekers in gaining a better understanding of opportunities for

If you are looking for best practice information in career development, two updated literature searches have now been posted to the CERIC web site.

Register now for Cannexus13 and take advantage of our “Super Saver” rate, which offers delegates a savings of over $100 off the regular registration price!

Our new Cannexus13 Opportunities Package is now available online.

The Spring issue of The Bulletin is now out, bringing you the latest career development best practices, information and strategies. The theme is “Spring into Fresh Ideas!”

Winners have now been announced for the Ashoka Changemakers Initiative: Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning.

The first CERIC-sponsored Career Development Mini-Forum will examine how to support the growing number of Canadian workers living with chronic illness in a workshop on April

Two books on career centre management are now available for free download from CERIC. Written by Marilyn Van Norman, former Director of the Career Centre at the University of

Voting is now open for the Ashoka Changemakers Initiative: Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning, co-sponsored by The Counselling Foundation of Canada.

The Cannexus Program Committee seeks to bring diverse and informative content to delegates for Cannexus13, January 28-30, 2013.

“A Multi-Sectoral Approach to Career Development: A Decade of Canadian Research,” celebrates The Canadian Journal of Career Development 10th anniversary. The book is a

We told you that Virtual Cannexus was coming – and it’s now here! This is your chance to catch some of the great sessions you may have missed at

We are very excited to announce “Virtual Cannexus”! Virtual Cannexus will bring you some of the top-rated presentations from Cannexus12

Canada’s career practitioners are likely to be female and well-educated but only modestly compensated. Many are evaluating the work they do by tracking client satisfaction or

Renowned researcher and educator, Dr Mildred Cahill has been recognized for her work with marginalized groups and distance career counselling with the Etta St John Wileman Award for Lifetime Achievement in Career Development. The highest honour in the profession,

CERIC will be partnering with select associations and organizations across Canada to present a series of ½-day professional development events, beginning in the spring of

An impressive 263 entries have been submitted for the Changemakers Initiative: Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning, co-sponsored by The Counselling

Cannexus12 was a resounding success, with a record-breaking attendance and 2.5 days of outstanding learning, networking and community-building.  Thank you to all of the

The final deadline to submit an idea or project for Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning is quickly approaching. Enter now!

The Winter issue of our quarterly newsletter, The Bulletin, is now out! The theme is “Career Development in the Workplace”. Just some of the highlights in this issue include:

Cannexus12 is the place to be to discuss hot topics in career development, learn from world-renowned career theorists, and challenge current thinking! More than 600 of your

CERIC has begun to partner with leaders in career development to present webinars, as part of our mandate to continue to advance knowledge in the field of career counselling.

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More than 1,200 delegates from across the country and beyond converged in Ottawa from January 28-30 for the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference, exploring the disruption that is changing how we define work, find jobs, develop skills and succeed in the labour market. Conference highlights included: Three thought-provoking keynote speakers: MacEwan University President Deborah Saucier…

With the changing nature of work and labour markets, effective workforce development strategies are increasingly viewed as pivotal to identifying emerging skill needs and supporting economic growth. CERIC’s new literature search Workforce Development highlights important implications for how career services professionals can better prepare their clients in adapting to the future workplace. Topics covered in…

The newest edition of the Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) has just been published, with five articles that range from the vocational needs of adolescents with learning disabilities to a model for how employers might “convert” co-op employees to full-time hires to a new theoretical framework for understanding social anxiety in career development.  Articles…

The Right Honourable David Johnston was Canada’s 28th Governor General. During his mandate, he established the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), a registered charity that supports and amplifies the Office of the Governor General in its work to connect, honour and inspire Canadians. Today, he is actively involved as Chair of the RHF Board of Directors,…

In this Careering feature, jobseekers reflect on success and struggles in their career development. Scientist Leola Chow takes us on a journey through her career, from showcasing her work at elementary school science fairs to a career pivot into industrial research I love science because my career allows me to learn something new and exciting every…

Editor’s note

By Lindsay Purchase, CERIC Content & Communications Editor I have mixed feelings about engaging children in STEM. On one hand, it’s a vital exercise that builds confidence and facilitates career exploration. On the other, as someone who spent three summers working at an engineering and science camp, I hope to never again spend an afternoon…

View PDF here: The ICT workforce today and in 2021

STEM needs diversity of all kinds to survive and thrive By Christin Wiedemann Diversity has become a buzz word; there are diversity councils, diversity festivals and job titles that have the word diversity in them. Everyone is talking about diversity, but does it really matter – or is it just hype? Does diversity matter when…

The manufacturing sector offers many opportunities – and they’re not always what you’d expect By Alysha Dominico Isn’t it wonderful when we can set our kids up for a career success, encouraging them to take courses they love and that will lead to meaningful work? That could start to happen a lot more in Canada,…

Policy makers, educators and career advisors have worked to remove barriers, but stereotypes still contribute to low numbers of women in the field By Beverlie Stuart Across the country, we have seen an increase in the number of forums and discussions regarding gender disparity in STEM fields. These efforts symbolize a movement to change the…

Initiatives to encourage girls and women to pursue technical careers haven’t translated into the realities of the workplace Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren This is an exciting time for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) industries. However, there are still lots of challenges to overcome before true systemic change results in women being treated equally. What…

From Indigenous students to military applicants, there are several special application categories related to identity, descent and status By Christine Fader Do you have students who are interested in medical school in Canada? Many advisors are excited to learn that there are special application categories that can benefit particular demographics. These include categories related to…

Career briefs

CERIC launches new book on how career theory informs practice Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice is a collection of contemporary and emerging career development theories and models that aims to inform the practice of career development professionals around the globe. The book was published by CERIC and edited by Dr Nancy…

By Gloria Welton 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 Canada. These eight Guiding Principles are intended as a starting point to inform discussions with clients, employers, funders, policymakers and families.…

Changes in every sub-sector of this industry are creating new or emerging opportunities for jobseekers By Breanne O’Reilly Economic ups and downs are not new for Canada’s energy industry. However, the market downturn that started in late 2014 hit the industry particularly hard.[i] In response, the energy industry focused on gaining efficiencies through the implementation…

These four fundamentals are key to success in a rapidly changing field By Caroline Burgess The number of disciplines and sub-disciplines in STEM already seems overwhelming and new fields continue to emerge. How can career development practitioners help their STEM clients navigate a diverse and increasingly digital economy? The answer, in my mind, is to focus…

It is widely assumed that sciences offer students a ‘safe’ future. While there are many opportunities available, expectations do not always align with reality By Lucie Demers They are passionate about science: they read, examine, experiment. They are high achievers in mathematics, chemistry and physics. They dream of contributing to the improvement of health and…

In this recurring Careering feature, career professionals share their real-life solutions to common problems in the field. Successfully matching clients with mentors requires a lot of preparation, but the outcome can make it all worthwhile By Ritu Ganju For close to eight years I have worked with immigrants, matching them with professional mentors in their field…

In recognition of her contribution to the growth of career development, not only in Canada but around the world, Dr Roberta Neault was honoured with CERIC’s Etta St John Wileman Award on January 29 in Ottawa at the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference, attended by close to 1,300 of her peers. The award celebrates leaders…

Expected to inform the practice of career development professionals around the globe, CERIC’s new Career Theories and Models at Work book is launching today at the Cannexus conference and available for purchase online now. This international collection, edited by Nancy Arthur (University of Calgary), Roberta Neault (Life Strategies) and Mary McMahon (University of Queensland) features…

Dr Jan Stewart will be presenting on “Addressing the needs of refugee students: Building trauma-sensitive schools and supportive classrooms” at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 7. The presentation will be livestreamed in Toronto from 5:30- 8:30 pm ET at CERIC’s office in partnership with the Ontario and Manitoba affiliates…

Ottawa, Jan. 16, 2019 – There is a new work order and 1,200 career development professionals from across the country will converge in Ottawa from Jan. 28-30 to tackle how to help Canadians navigate it. The largest conference of its kind in Canada, Cannexus 2019 will explore the disruption that is changing how we define…

With Canada set to welcome 330,000 new permanent residents this year – the highest levels of immigration since the early 1900s – a timely new research report examines the nature of the settlement sector in Canada and the competencies of the settlement services workers who comprise the sector. Written by Iren Koltermann (eCaliber Group) and…

Cannexus is Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference and will take place January 28-30, 2019 in Ottawa. The conference will bring together more than 1,000 professionals from education, community, government and private sectors to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career development. The Final Conference Programme is now available online, featuring: 1 Workforce…

Though not as flashy as tech companies, working for the government is a top career choice for many, including students. And job prospects are growing with 3.6 million Canadians now working for the public sector. CERIC’s new literature search on Public Sector and Career Development explores the opportunities and challenges with government employment and how…

CERIC has announced the recipients of this year’s Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP) Award, providing support for four graduate students to attend the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference, January 28-30, 2019 in Ottawa. The recipients are: Duygu Gulseren, PhD Candidate, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Saint Mary’s University Mirit Grabarski, PhD Candidate, Organizational Behaviour, Ivey Business…

CERIC and its partner GRICS today launch the new OrientAction website, « Votre source d’information en développement de carrière », in order to meet the learning needs of Canada’s francophone career development professionals in an innovative and contemporary style, marking the end of Canada Career Month. The new site (orientaction.ceric.ca) brings a curated selection of…

CERIC today launches its new CareerWise website, Your source for career development news and views, in order to meet the learning needs of Canada’s career development professionals in an innovative and contemporary style, marking the end of Canada Career Month. The new site (careerwise.ceric.ca) brings together a curated selection of relevant and thought-provoking articles on…

CERIC will publish an edited international collection of contemporary and emerging career development theories and models from 60 leading career researchers and practitioners in January. The book, Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice, is edited by Dr Nancy Arthur (University of Calgary), Dr Roberta Neault (Life Strategies) and Dr Mary McMahon (The…

In recognition of Elizabeth McTavish’s valuable contribution to the career development field, CERIC is awarding six bursaries to community-based counsellors for Cannexus 2019, courtesy of The Counselling Foundation of Canada. CERIC received a total of 26 applications and wishes to acknowledge all the organizations that applied. Recipients of this year’s Elizabeth McTavish Bursary come from…

The world of work is changing rapidly. With the growth of automation and artificial intelligence in the workplace, what are the implications for today’s talent and tomorrow’s labour market? CERIC’s latest literature search Future of Work examines opportunities and challenges with the Future of Work and how career practitioners can prepare their clients. Topics covered…

How the Manitoba Association for Career Development has helped CDPs develop skills, share resources and build capacity within the field By Deanna England The first meeting of what would become the Manitoba Association for Career Development (MACD) took place in May of 2013. It was held in a local pub with a total of three attendees.…

This interactive program helps participants identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness By Stephen James Landry One in five Canadians will experience a mental-health problem this year with a cost to the economy in excess of $50 billion, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Given the prevalence of mental-health issues, it is…

How CPDs can develop a self-care plan to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout By Dr Michael Sorsdahl Career development practitioners (CDPs) are helping professionals who get drawn into their line of work due to their desire to help others. Jacobson’s research[1] in 2012 demonstrated that helping professionals often have a tendency to put others’ needs…

Practitioners must stay informed about legislative changes and be aware of provincial programs to best serve their clients By Jaclyn Krane As career development practitioners, we are often tasked with helping people make sense of their lives both within and outside of the workplace. We help people understand who they are and how their talents, skills…

By Lisa Noonan 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 Canada. These eight Guiding Principles are intended as a starting point to inform discussions with clients, employers, funders, policymakers and…

Many people who live on the autism spectrum are under- or unemployed, but with some support, this differently talented group can offer a lot to the workforce By Sarah Taylor and Dr Anna-Lisa Ciccocioppo Autism Spectrum Disorder is commonly thought of as a childhood condition but in fact, ASD is a life-long neurological difference. Children…

Career development practitioners should take a holistic approach, supporting their clients’ mental health while helping them navigate career planning By Derrick McEachern Career planning is a mental-health intervention and a well-being practice. What people do each day shapes who they are and how they feel about their daily lives. People who are disengaged from their…

View PDF here: Myths and misconceptions about hiring people with disabilities

In this recurring Careering feature, a career professional shares their real-life solution to a common problem in the field. Identifying skills and successes to help illuminate a new, meaningful career path By Teresa Francis Change has been a recurring theme in my own career journey, so it is perhaps fitting that adult career transition became…

  How clients can learn to recognize stressors and develop strategies to better manage them during career change By Mary Ann Baynton Any transition in life can be stressful. Career transition in particular often happens at the same time as other life stressors, including personal, family, health or financial concerns. Recognizing our current reactions to…

  Career development practitioners can work alongside health professionals to help clients consider all possible return-to-work options during their recovery By Dr Marie-Helene Pelletier  The facts are clear: mental-health issues represent on average more than 30% of long-term disability (LTD) claims (Mental Health Commission of Canada), with half of those claims for depression (Sun Life Financial).…

Dr Mary McMahon is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Queensland, Australia, where she has lectured in career development and career counselling at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr McMahon is a developer and co-author of the internationally recognized Systems Theory Framework of Career Development, which takes a…

Career Briefs

Filling the research gap on ‘seniorpreneurs’ A CERIC-funded study conducted by the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research investigated the experiences, needs and interests of senior entrepreneurs (or “seniorpreneurs”). The eight-month study collected feedback from 180 senior entrepreneurs through online surveys, in-depth interviews and focus groups. There has been relatively little research, or even interest, in…

The way we find and interact with information online is changing. CERIC is committed to continuing to offer content for career professional communities but is evolving its digital platforms to meet learning needs with a modern and engaging approach, in time for Canada Career Month. An exciting new CareerWise website – that builds on the…

Learn what’s driving the Future of Work and the value of incorporating new career tools into how you address staffing challenges in the non-profit sector in a free webinar. Presented by workforce expert Lisa Taylor, No Time? No Budget? No Problem! Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities takes place on Monday, November…

CERIC will be travelling to locations across Canada starting this month for a series of free networking breakfast meetings. Attendees will be introduced to CERIC’s programs and services and connect with like-minded professional peers. Roadshows are inclusive events, designed to allow conversations between all who have a stake in career development, including career practitioners, educators,…

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It is one of those questions that has been asked countless times since we were little. In today’s rapidly changing labour market, early career preparation and work-based learning experiences are essential in readying youth to enter the future world of work. CERIC’s latest literature search…

Editor’s note

Hello, readers. My name is Lindsay Purchase, and I’m excited to share with you my first Careering issue as CERIC’s new Content & Communications Editor. While you will continue to find the thought-provoking, informative articles that make Careering a must-read, you may also notice some new features (check out our infographic) and design shifts going…

In Client Side, a new Careering feature, jobseekers reflect on successes and struggles in their career development. After she was diagnosed with a progressive condition, Rebecca McMurrer feared the time and effort she had put into building a nursing career would go to waste By Rebecca McMurrer Jobseeking can be difficult in the best of…

CERIC is partnering with the US-based National Career Development Association (NCDA) to offer a 3-part webinar series – Building a Digital Brand: How to Apply Digital Marketing Techniques to Your Personal Brand and Boost Credibility in Your Career with Ryan Rhoten starting November 21, 2018. Today, potential clients and hiring managers carry your reputation with…

CERIC has published a new edition of its popular Retain and Gain Playbook that addresses the challenges faced by charities and non-profits in attracting, retaining and engaging staff. The bilingual publication enhances capacity building across the non-profit sector, which employs close to two million Canadians. Written in an innovative “travel guide” format, the Retain and…

The preliminary programme for the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference is now available online. Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference, Cannexus19 takes place January 28-30, 2019 in Ottawa and is expected to bring together 1,000 professionals in the field. There are more than 130 concurrent education sessions in the programme, exploring innovative approaches in career counselling and career development.…

The newest edition of Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD) has just been published, featuring a range of topics from mentorship as a career intervention to the use of technology in career services to international students in the workforce. Articles include: Mentorship as a Career Intervention: An Evaluation of a Peer-Mentoring Program with Canadian University…

Featuring TED-style talks that “spark” us to think differently about our careers, CERIC is pleased to announce the Spark! presenters for the 2019 Cannexus National Career Development Conference: Hannah Alper, Blogger, Activist, Author – Issue + Gift = Change Hamoon Ekhtiari, Founder & CEO, Audacious Futures – Building the Google Maps for the Future of…

The CERIC Board of Directors for 2018-2019 has been confirmed and will steer the charitable organization in advancing career development in Canada. A national volunteer board, its members reflect a broad cross-section of leaders across the career counselling and career development field. John Horn, who leads organizational learning and development at Vancity Credit Union, becomes…

Taking place January 28-30, 2019 in Ottawa, the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference will feature this just-announced lineup of Mega Sessions with well-known presenters on highly pertinent subjects – from Indigenous youth to values-based leadership. Mega Sessions: Kofi Hope, Founding Executive Director, CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals – Values-based Leadership Herky Cutler, President &…

CERIC and the New Brunswick Career Development Association (NBCDA) have partnered on a new webinar series 30 Ways to Shine: A Skillset for Successful Job Retention with popular presenter Denise Bissonnette starting this October. Based on Bissonnette’s celebrated guide to job retention, 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee, this webinar series empowers employment…

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…

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…

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…

Digital technologies are transforming the way we live and work. The potential of our emerging digital economy presents a lot of opportunities as well as challenges. CERIC’s latest literature search Digital Economy and Career Development examines the today’s digital economy and what it means to your future career. Topics covered in the literature search include:…

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…

CERIC and the New Brunswick Career Development Association (NBCDA) have partnered on a new webinar series Looking Beyond Job Titles: How to Prepare People for the Future of Work with SparkPath founder JP Michel, starting this fall. Economic, technological and societal changes are making the concept of job titles obsolete. To prepare people for the…

CERIC will publish a non-profit edition of its popular Retain and Gain Playbook that addresses the challenges faced by charities and non-profits in attracting, retaining and engaging staff. Authored by Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory, the bilingual publication, to be released this fall, will enhance capacity building across the non-profit sector, which employs close to…

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…

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…

Editor’s Note

By Lucie Morillon There’s no doubt that Canada is a diverse country, in its landscapes but also, and more importantly, in its people. More than 20% of Canada’s 35 million people were born outside this country, helping to make it one of the world’s most socially diverse societies, according to the Global Centre for Pluralism.

By Michaela Burton, Natalie Geiger and Mahadeo Sukhai How to meet the needs of students with a wide range of cultural experiences, socioeconomic backgrounds, and cognitive and physical abilities

By Ron Wener Learning about Indigenous history to better embrace diversity within career development

One of the greatest challenges we face as career development practitioners is helping our clients understand options, navigate their careers with purpose and make informed choices.

By Josephine Hendricks Overcoming lack of awareness of career and education options in the Army, Navy and Air Force The Canadian Forces Recruiting Group Headquarters (CFRG HQ) is all about diversity. Putting words into action, diversity at CFRG HQ is approached in a number of ways: First, is the building of meaningful relationships with community…

Dr Deborah Saucier is an accomplished academic and successful university administrator. In July 2017, Dr Saucier joined MacEwan University as President. Before coming to MacEwan, she spent six years at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, ON, as Provost and Vice-President, Academic and also as the former Dean of Science.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) The is the home for all the material gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Those affected by Indian residential schools wanted their families, communities and all of Canada to learn from these hard lessons so they would not be repeated.

Career Briefs

Google launches new job search feature in Canada Google has introduced new search capabilities for Canadian users, allowing jobseekers to browse postings that can be filtered by commute distance, job title and time commitment within the Google search engine. It works in conjunction with employment sites, including Monster, LinkedIn and GlassDoor, to offer a “one-stop…

By Natalie MacLellan Overcoming employment gaps and lack of confidence for a successful transition back to work

By Brien K. Convery Diversity is understood by many as “the condition of being different” whereas inclusion is thought to be “the act of making a person part of a group.” These two concepts hinge together as a dynamic force for innovative business leaders and employees to embrace. The positive returns to individuals, business and…

By Lisa Taylor A look at employer and veteran perception of workplace style, culture and skill expectation

By Judy Braun How do we support our own staff in meeting their career goals?

The transformation to a gig economy is well underway with an increasing number of short-term positions and self-employed individuals. Are we prepared for a future of freelance work? CERIC’s latest literature search Gig Economy and Career Development explores what the gig economy means to the future world of work and how career professionals can support…

The Etta St John Wileman Award for Lifetime Achievement is designed to recognize and celebrate individuals who have devoted their lives to enhancing the field of career development. If you know a leader who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the field, complete the nomination form by June 30, 2018. The award seeks…

At CERIC, our goal is to provide current resources and information that are useful and relevant to Canada’s career development professionals. We are always looking for new ways to improve in every aspect of what we do. To that end, we are excited to announce the launch of our new website, ceric.ca. The site has…

Career development is important for newcomers and refugees in integrating into a new society and achieving economic well-being. However, making a successful transition is a challenging process. CERIC new literature search on Refugees’ Career Development Issues focuses on this particular group and how career professionals plays a significant role. Topics covered in the literature search…

Question Catherine Mossop: Jennifer Browne: Tell us about yourself. What is your job title and description of your role? I am the President sage Mentors Inc. We design Mentoring programs to accelerate the development of talent within Corporate, Government and Health Services organizations. I am currently the Director of Career Development & experiential Learning at Memorial…

  Where’s My Oasis?: The essential handbook for everyone wanting the perfect job Rowan Manahan Vermillion, September 2004 ISBN: 0091899982 How To Ace The Brain Teaser Interview John Kador McGraw-Hill, September 2004 ISBN: 0071440011 What Color Is Your Parachute? 2005: A Practical Manual For Job-Hunters and Career-Changers  Richard Bolles Ten Speed Press, September 2004 ISBN:…

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  Contact Point Launches its 2004 Survey! As practitioners in this fast paced, ever changing field of career development, we focus most of our attention on those we provide services to, and rarely have the chance to step back and reflect on our field. Here is an opportunity for you to do just that. Share…

    Building Groups and Warm Ups, YWCA Over 50 warm-ups, over 25 lessons including trust, group building and communications. Available from the YWCA of Metropolitan Toronto, Life Skills Department, (416) 487-7154 x238 Scholarship Finder 98 – a comprehensive Canadian scholarship resource – search over 20,000 Canadian entrance and in-school scholarships worth $20,000,000. Includes a…

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