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Editor’s note

Hello, readers. My name is Lindsay Purchase, and I’m excited to share with you my first Careering issue as CERIC’s new Content & Communications Editor. While you will continue to find the thought-provoking, informative articles that make Careering a must-read, you may also notice some new features (check out our infographic) and design shifts going forward as we continue to look for ways to se... Read More »

How CDPs can help clients with disabilities navigate legislative changes

  Practitioners must stay informed about legislative changes and be aware of provincial programs to best serve their clients By Jaclyn Krane As career development practitioners, we are often tasked with helping people make sense of their lives both within and outside of the workplace. We help people understand who they are and how their talents, skills and abilities fit within the world of wo... Read More »

Self-care can combat burnout for career development practitioners

   How CPDs can develop a self-care plan to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout By Dr Michael Sorsdahl Career development practitioners (CDPs) are helping professionals who get drawn into their line of work due to their desire to help others. Jacobson’s research[1] in 2012 demonstrated that helping professionals often have a tendency to put others’ needs ahead of their own, which puts the ... Read More »

How Mental Health First Aid works and why it’s needed

This interactive program helps participants identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness By Stephen James Landry One in five Canadians will experience a mental-health problem this year with a cost to the economy in excess of $50 billion, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Given the prevalence of mental-health issues, it is crucial that workplaces are educated on ho... Read More »

Evolution of a career development association: Supporting practitioners on the journey toward professionalization

How the Manitoba Association for Career Development has helped CDPs develop skills, share resources and build capacity within the field By Deanna England The first meeting of what would become the Manitoba Association for Career Development (MACD) took place in May of 2013. It was held in a local pub with a total of three attendees. Fast forward five years and the association has passed by-laws (J... Read More »

Building resilience can have a positive impact on career transition

  How clients can learn to recognize stressors and develop strategies to better manage them during career change By Mary Ann Baynton Any transition in life can be stressful. Career transition in particular often happens at the same time as other life stressors, including personal, family, health or financial concerns. Recognizing our current reactions to stress and choosing healthier, more ef... Read More »

Overcoming barriers to returning to work after a mental-health leave

  Career development practitioners can work alongside health professionals to help clients consider all possible return-to-work options during their recovery By Dr Marie-Helene Pelletier  The facts are clear: mental-health issues represent on average more than 30% of long-term disability (LTD) claims (Mental Health Commission of Canada), with half of those claims for depression (Sun Life Fina... Read More »

10 questions for Dr Mary McMahon

Dr Mary McMahon is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Queensland, Australia, where she has lectured in career development and career counselling at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr McMahon is a developer and co-author of the internationally recognized Systems Theory Framework of Career Development, which takes a holistic “individual in context”... Read More »

Career briefs

Filling the research gap on ‘seniorpreneurs’ A CERIC-funded study conducted by the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research investigated the experiences, needs and interests of senior entrepreneurs (or “seniorpreneurs”). The eight-month study collected feedback from 180 senior entrepreneurs through online surveys, in-depth interviews and focus groups. There has been relatively little research, or even i... Read More »

Assisting adults with autism transition from post-secondary into the workplace

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