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This section links to websites that career professionals may find useful for their own professional development. If you know of an interesting website that does not figure in the listings below, you are welcome to add it by clicking on the “Add a listing” button.

2014 Career Professionals Survey Report

The 2014 Career Professionals Survey Report provides insight into the work and life of career practitioners who support the Canadian labour market. In particular, we compare and contrast the work/life of SELF-EMPLOYED Career Professionals versus those who are EMPLOYED by organizations within the sector. By learning about our colleagues, we can gain a new understanding and better perspective, so that we can come together, value, and support each other. By understanding the benefits and challenges of self-employment and employment, we can all make more informed career and business decisions.

A Coming of Age: Counselling Canadians for Work in the Twentieth Century

Compiled by The Counselling Foundation of Canada with foreword written by Stephen Lewis. The past century has seen tremendous transformations to the Canadian workforce. The base of employment has shifted from a focus upon agriculture to an industrial economy and to an increasingly technologically driven reality. This has occurred over a hundred-year period that was also witness to the Great Depression and two devastating world wars. At every turn of this tumultuous time, workers had to adjust and readjust their goals and aspirations about their working lives.

Articles, Research, & Resources in Psychology – Ethics and Malpractice

Compilation of various ethics-related articles and information resources from several sources including: American Psychologist, Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community and the American Psychological Association.

Assessment Guide for Career and Guidance Counselling

  Assessment activities are key components of career and guidance counsellor practice, regardless of their specific area of activity. In view of the modernization of professional practices in the mental health and human relations sectors and the revised scopes of practice, the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (OCCOQ) produced this Guide to offer career and guidance counsellors a frame of reference for assessment practices. This includes information as well as guiding principles to help clarify career and guidance counsellor assessment practices.

Bright Ideas: Crowd-sourcing solutions to improve youth employment in Canada

Bright Ideas is a new initiative by TalentEgg that aims to crowd-source solutions to improve youth employment in Canada. Submit your own idea or vote for others’ to help us improve the youth employment situation.

Canadian Association of Career educators and Employers (CACEE)

The site of the Canadian Association of Career educators and Employers has events listings, resources and Career Options online.

Canadian Council on Social Development

A national non-profit organization conducting research and analysis of economic and social trends and their effects on Canadians. Highlights from their publications catalogue include reports on temporary employment, part-time work, and women’s earnings.

Canadian Human Rights Commission

The Canadian Human Rights Commission administers both the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Employment Equity Act, and ensures that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination are followed in all areas of federal jurisdiction.

Canadian Labour Congress

The Congress is the national voice of the labour movement in Canada. It promotes decent wages and working conditions, improved health and safety laws. The CLC lobbies for fair taxes and strong social programs, including childcare, medicare and pensions as well as lobbying for the development of job training and job creation programs. The CLC maintains a Pride page to address GLBT issues in the workplace.

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