A group of committed individuals from across Canada met in Toronto to map out a new organization that through timely research and education would assist career development professionals in their day-to-day work. Called the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), the organization would be supported financially by The Counselling Foundation of Canada.

CERIC is to become the funding body for the ContactPoint and OrientAction online communities, The Canadian Journal of Career Development and a national conference. A non-partisan umbrella under which all segments of career counselling can flourish in Canada, CERIC will take on the stewardship of a growing and changing field.