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Cannexus 2009 – A Huge Success!

CANNEXUS 2009, hosted in Toronto on April 6 – 8 was an overwhelming success! Thank you to all the delegates, session presenters and exhibitors for making this, our 3rd national conference, a success. Thanks also to our Sponsors as well as the many Partnering and Supporting Organizations.

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2019

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

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

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How will climate change affect the future of employment in Canada?

Brookfield Institute report raises questions about the implications of four environmental trends on the labour market Yasmin Rajabi and Erin Warner The floods and tornado that hit Ottawa this past spring have cost the city $5.6 million and counting in damages (Chianello, 2019). Similar instances of climate change have devastated communities across Canada and will…

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Principles in Action: Elementary career education equips students to navigate complex world of work

Ed Hidalgo 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.…

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Career development will help equip children to take on climate change

Helping young people think critically about how employment and the environment intersect can shift their sense of fear to a feeling of empowerment Stefania Maggi Our coastlines are being redefined, forests and grasslands destroyed, homes, schools and critical infrastructure damaged. Livelihoods are endangered, our way of life is challenged and our traditions threatened. This is…

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Case Study: Helping a client conquer doubts and determine next steps after post-secondary

Career counsellor Connie Covey guides an overwhelmed liberal arts graduate through identifying her transferable skills, interests and potential pathways In this recurring Careering feature, career professionals share their real-life solutions to common problems in the field. I recently had the opportunity to meet with an intelligent young woman who had just completed university. Laura felt…

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Careering

10 Questions with Senator Murray Sinclair

Senator Murray Sinclair served the justice system in Manitoba for over 25 years. He was the first Aboriginal judge appointed in Manitoba and Canada’s second. He served as Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and as Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). As head of the TRC, he participated in…

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How climate change will shape the future of environmental professions – for better and for worse

The consequences of a warming planet will create opportunities in ‘green’ jobs while also putting new demands on environmental protection workers Melissa Drury and Paul Richard Climate change will have important impacts on society, including the workplace. Environmental professions will be both negatively and positively affected in ways that are unique to this field, as…

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