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Join Us for Cannexus13!

There are so many ways for you or your organization to get involved at the next Cannexus conference, to be held January 28-30, 2013 in Ottawa: as a delegate, a presenter or a sponsor!

We are expecting more than 750 attendees this year—the networking possibilities alone are well worth the admission price! Featuring more than 100 concurrent sessions, keynotes from Cindy Blackstock, Roxanne Sawatzky, Debbie Muir and Mark Tewksbury, as well as an exhibitor showcase, Cannexus is a priceless occasion for learning and professional development. Add a pre-conference workshop (or two!) to maximize your Cannexus experience.

Register as a delegate or an exhibitor before August 31st to save $100 off the regular registration price! Visit for more information.


New Sections Added to ContactPoint; Redesign Underway

In addition to the new Reports & Trends section, the website features a new Awards section, focused on the different bursaries and prizes available for career practitioners in Canada. Also, new types of events were added to our Events board: you can now promote Career Weeks and Career Fairs on ContactPoint.

ContactPoint will not be taking any vacation this summer, as we are busy with the redesign of our website. The new site is anticipated to launch in December. As part of this process, the ContactPoint Task Force, made up of prominent volunteers from the Canadian career practitioner community, is helping us to review and update the resources available on the site.

Have any suggestions for the redesign? Contact us at



Career Centre Evaluation Guide Recognized

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 Award by the Canadian Association of Career Educators & Employers (CACEE).

Career Centre Evaluation: A Practitioner Guide is a customized online resource to help university career centres design effective evaluation strategies. This resource provides a look at how five different career centres have tried to understand the components of evaluation and how they developed tools to use in their settings.

This project was created through a partnership between CERIC and a working group of the career centre leaders at the University of Toronto, Trent University, the University of Waterloo, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Windsor. The evaluation guide can also be used by career centres in other post-secondary as well as community settings.

Access the free guide at



Hope-Centered Career Development with College Students

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 CERIC-funded research project on the importance of “hope” for the career exploration and decision-making of entry-level college and university students.

This study will use the Hope-Centered Career Inventory (HCCI) and in-depth interviewing to create a better understanding of how hope contributes to career outcomes such as vocational identity, school engagement, academic achievement and career aspirations.

Follow this research at and click on “Projects.”


Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:16

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  1. December 9, 2012, 7:29 am   / 

    […] What’s New – Updates and Information from ContactPoint and CERIC […]

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