The Bulletin

Practitioner’s Corner

Job Developers By Rachel Banks Hello Everyone; This article is the first of what I hope will be many more to come in the Practitioner’s Corner being submitted by individuals who work in the placement department of their organization. Job Development is a unique area of employment that in many circumstances does not receive the recognition that is so deserved for individuals working in the fi... Read More »

Green Jobs for Canadians

  by Khaled Islaih As governments, groups and individuals around the world work to ease the impact of climate change on our lives and planet, new environment-friendly policies, products and lifestyles are emerging.  This worldwide environmental awareness is accelerating demand for new jobs, new practices and new skills. In fact, it is creating a new economy driven by an emerging workforce and... Read More »

Are the Voices in My Head Hindering My Career Advancement? Exploration of Cognitive Scripts and Career Identity

by Sonny K. H. Wong The Canadian labour market has become more complex over the last few decades. The unemployment rate is an indicator of economic recovery. However, it does not address the effects job loss has on individuals in society. The everyday conversations around why people are unemployed and how those messages are cognitively processed by job-seekers can hinder positive career identity d... Read More »

Upcoming Events

  Upcoming Canadian Events Work Wise 2004: Changes and Challenges in the Workplace Career Development Conference , Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) Southern Alberta Chapter, Lethbridge, AB. November 5, 2004 16th Annual OAAPT Conference, Ontario Association for the Application of Personality Type – OAAPT, Mississauga, ON. November 6 – 7, 2004 OSCA 2004: Polishing th... Read More »

Book Club

  Starting Point for Mentoring Christine Cuerrier Les Éditions de la Fondation de l’entrepreneurship, 2003 ISBN: 2-89521-055-1 Christine Cuerriers’ Staring Point is the first guide in 6-part series on mentoring. This introductory guide to mentoring offers a basic tool for learning about the concept of mentoring and more critically it provides the means to distinguish mentoring fro... Read More »

New Programs and Initiatives

  WoodGreen Launches Homeward Bound Program by Katherine Halpenny In 2002 alone, more than 2,700 single mothers and their children were forced to live in Toronto’s shelter system. Research clearly shows that families experiencing homelessness need a number of essential supports in order to maintain a stable home and achieve financial independence. The Homeward Bound program provides the... Read More »

Publications and Products

  Where’s My Oasis?: The essential handbook for everyone wanting the perfect job Rowan Manahan Vermillion, September 2004 ISBN: 0091899982 How To Ace The Brain Teaser Interview John Kador McGraw-Hill, September 2004 ISBN: 0071440011 What Color Is Your Parachute? 2005: A Practical Manual For Job-Hunters and Career-Changers  Richard Bolles Ten Speed Press, September 2004 ISBN: 1580086152 ... Read More »

Snapshot

  International Personnel Management Association – Canada IPMA-Canada … national presence, national voice, international connections. IPMA-Canada is a national human resources association with eight Chapters and members in all provinces. We are globally connected through our affiliation with other IPMA associations throughout the world. Our mission is to promote excellence in the practi... Read More »

Hot Sites

  Vanier Institute of the Family — CONNECTIONS – Tracking the links between jobs and family www.vifamily.ca/library/cft/connections.html The Centre for Families Work & Well-being www.worklifecanada.ca Families and Work Institute www.familiesandwork.org/index.html Work-Life Balance Information and Advice www.ivillage.co.uk/workcareer/worklife Work Life Balance Centre www.workli... Read More »

Voluntary Simplicity and Work

  by Ashley Kiani Coming home from work in the midst of Toronto rush hour, in the smog heat of July, with a gaining headache, I had a crazy thought. It arose while overhearing a conversation of two middle-aged working women sitting next to me on the subway. It went something like this: “Well, as you know, my son Eric just finished his Master’s degree last spring. He’s spent 6 long... Read More »

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