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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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Four graduate students receive awards to attend Cannexus19 conference

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…

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New OrientAction website is now here to provide modern career development content and learning

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…

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New CareerWise website is now here to provide modern career development content and learning

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…

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New book on how career theory informs practice to launch in January

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…

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McTavish bursaries awarded for Cannexus19 conference

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…

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New “Future of Work” literature search marks CERIC’s 50th

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…

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How Mental Health First Aid works and why it’s needed

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…

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Self-care can combat burnout for career development practitioners

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…

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How CDPs can help clients with disabilities navigate legislative changes

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…

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