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CERIC Welcomes New Marketing, Web Team

Three new employees have joined CERIC to lead marketing of the organization’s programs and projects, including Cannexus, ContactPoint/OrientAction and The Canadian Journal of Career Development.

Bringing an extensive background in non-profit marketing and communications from HR and purchasing associations, Sharon Ferriss is the new Director of Marketing, Web and New Media. Gilles Paquette, an experienced communications and public relations professional, is the Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications and comes most recently from a rubber industry association. A part-time instructor at both the University of Toronto and Sheridan College in communications and design, Norman Valdez is the IT and New Media Specialist and has expertise in managing web content and social media.

Expect to hear more from the new team as they increase outreach to the career development community, raise awareness of the career development field and enhance CERIC’s web presence.

Register Now for Cannexus12

Cannexus12 marks the sixth anniversary of the National Career Development Conference. Cannexus continues to offer delegates robust programming and relevant professional development opportunities at competitive rates. Networking opportunities abound! Conference delegates can choose from over 70 workshops and hear from three renowned keynote speakers: Mark Savickas, Trey Anthony and Michael Adams.

Take advantage of an excellent business opportunity and become one of our conference sponsors or exhibitors. This nationally recognized conference reaches a 600+ delegate audience and receives nationwide media attention. Showcase your organization or business and at the same time support CERIC.

Visit to register and sign up for conference updates.

Graduate Student Engagement Program

Are you a full-time graduate student at a Canadian university whose academic focus is career development/counselling? Or, do you know someone who is a full-time graduate student working in the area of career development?

If so, please visit the Graduate Student Engagement Program at You might be eligible for the GSEP Award, to be on a CERIC Committee or even to have your thesis published. It is worth a look!

Assessment Guide for Career and Guidance Counselling

Through a partnership project with CERIC, Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec has developed a publication on assessment practices. The Guide provides career and guidance counsellors with a general frame of reference to help delineate all aspects of the assessment and evaluation process and associated issues.

The Guide is available in French and English and can be downloaded from the CERIC site:

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