How many Canadians would choose a different career path? | Cannexus18 keynotes lineup | Mental Health Week 2017

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CERIC | 05/02/2017

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Survey: How many Canadians would choose a different career path if they had the chance?

According to a new Monster Canada survey, over half of working Canadians (53 per cent) would choose to pursue a different degree or diploma if they could turn back time. Only less than one-third, however, say they would pursue the same degree or diploma, and one in 10 would skip school altogether and enter straight into the workforce.

via globalnews

Ontario budget career program aims to give teens, 20-somethings a running start

Ontario students will get something to add to their resumé under a new, $190-million “kick-start” career program. The funds, spread out over three years, will go to school boards, colleges, universities and employers to give teens and 20-somethings specialized learning and hands-on job experience.

via thestar

Mental Health Week 2017

The 66th annual Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Mental Health Week began yesterday, May 1. Canadians are hearing the Canadian Mental Health Association’s call to GET LOUD for mental health and they are raising their voices to end discrimination, stigma and shame at

via cmha

Announcing our stellar lineup of Cannexus18 keynotes!

CERIC is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for Cannexus18, Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference: Chantal Hébert (National Affairs Columnist, Toronto Star), Spencer Niles (Dean of Education, The College of William & Mary) and Zarqa Nawaz (Creator, Little Mosque on the Prairie). The conference will take place on January 22-24, 2018 in Ottawa and is expected to welcome 1,000 delegates.

via ceric

Experiential Learning: It’s been happening for years

Research indicates that when students can connect their experiences in the classroom to outside the classroom, engagement increases and the transition to that all important first job becomes much easier. We only have to look at the success of a variety of co-op programs or study-abroad experiences as key reference points. However, what I feel has been missing in much of the current dialogue on experiential learning is that this is not a new phenomenon.

via heqco

How to offer career pathing and growth opportunities at your small business

We hear again and again how career pathing is crucial to retaining star performers. But for small businesses, this idea can be somewhat problematic. After all, how can you offer your employees an attractive, forward-moving career path if your 40-person company only has a couple management positions?

via workopolis

Adding the Spice: A Primer on Developing or Renewing Career Counseling Courses

We have all heard it before, “why do I have to take this class, I don’t want to be a career counselor!” It seems that the consensus for those taking this course is that it is an unnecessary addition to the curriculum. As most counselors in training do not come into our programs with knowledge of the field’s history and the significance of career counseling to its origins, a cultivated sense of respect, regard, and appreciation does not exist.

via ncda

6 Key Career Strategies For Women Of A Certain Age

For nearly two decades, I’ve occasionally wondered: “Am I nearing the end of my rewarding work life?” And often, I see my female coaching clients, despite their considerable success, lose confidence and struggle with fear and anger about their career options as they age in the workforce.

via forbes

Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers

Maybe you dream about switching to a career that’s drastically different from your current job. But it’s rare for such people to actually make the leap. The costs of switching seem too high, and the possibility of success seems too remote. But the answer isn’t to plug away in your current job. I think the answer is to do both. Two careers are better than one. And by committing to two careers, you will produce benefits for both.

via hbr

Book Review: Designing Your Life

There are plenty of books out there that claim to help people find their ‘passion’, something often seen as a prerequisite to finding a perfect job. So when I heard about a book called Designing Your Life that claims to take a very different approach (and happens to be based on one of the most popular elective classes at Stanford University) I knew I had to read it.

via careercaseload

Why workplace diversity depends on engaging millennials

Millennials are the largest generation in the Canadian workplace – estimated to make up more than 50 per cent by 2020. The most educated and diverse generation yet, we believe they have different values and expectations about the workplace. We also believe that in the next decade or two, they have the potential to change the face of leadership in Canadian companies by radically increasing the number of diverse executives in the C-suite and at the board level.

via theglobeandmail


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[Webinar] Employability and Academic Assessment (The Careers Group) / May 16, 2017

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[Conference] 2017 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) / May 16-19, 2017 / St John's, NL

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[Call for Proposals] Cannexus18 National Career Development Conference – Call for Presenters (CERIC) / Deadline: June 9, 2017

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Case Manager/Facilitator (WCG Services) / Sicamous, BC

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Earnings Capacity Assessor (March of Dimes Canada) / Ottawa, ON

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Employment, Education and Transition Facilitator (Saskatchewan Association For Community Living) / Prince Albert, SK

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[Literature Search] Evaluation and Best Practices of Career Services (Updated April 2017)

Topics covered include: Evidence-based practice, Program evaluation, Measuring impact of career services, Frameworks for evaluating effectiveness, Career services in post-secondary institutions, and more.

via contactpoint

[Workshop Curriculum] Empowering the Employment Sector to Serve Youth with Mental Health Issues (Youth Employment Services)

This package provides resources and tools for Employment Specialists who are looking to expand their programming and adapt their practices to better serve youth with mental health issues.

via contactpoint

[Report] Student (Un)Employment in Canada (Canadian Alliance of Student Associations)

This paper calls for governments to invest more in helping students transition into the workforce through provincial roundtables to discuss best practices in addressing youth unemployment.

via contactpoint

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