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Sharon Ferriss

  • Our July 13 Summer Skills training, Constructing Careers in the Digital Age with Mark Savickas, has just sold out its 40 seats! But Dr Savickas has agreed to offer his session again the next day on July 14 if a minimum of 10 people register.
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  • Canada’s MDB Insight along with the U.S.-based National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) is exploring establishing a Canadian Workforce Forum – a pan-Canadian, grass roots conversation and connection around workforce development and labour market planning. They ask you to complete a short survey:

  • The University of British Columbia is currently seeking research participants for a study that aims to better understand the decision making process of Indigenous and immigrant youth who believe they are doing well with their career decision making.
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  • Free Military to Civilian Employment: A Career Practitioner’s Guide is now available! CERIC has partnered with Canada Company to provide Canadian career service professionals with the tools they need to help veterans transitioning into civilian careers.

  • Monday (Nov. 2, 5 pm ET) is your last chance to register for the Cannexus National Career Development Conference at the Early Bird rate. Don’t miss this chance to save! Conference takes place Jan. 25-27, 2016 in Ottawa.

  • With the Early Bird deadline only 1 week away (Monday, November 2, 5:00 pm ET), now is the time to take advantage of registering to attend the full 3-day Cannexus conference for only $500. Cannexus is Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference and will take place January 25-27, 2016 in Ottawa.

  • Roberta Neault and Yorkville University are investigating the viability of a Master’s in Career and Workforce Development. They ask that prospective students complete this short survey by October 5.

  • The Preliminary Programme for the Cannexus National Career Development Conference is now available online. Check out the 130+ education sessions on the latest research, trends and best practices in the field at

  • New guides to help career practitioners transition veterans from military to civilian employment:

  • In the Vancouver area or want to travel there for a great PD event? Along with BCCDA, we are supporting NCDA in hosting a Career Practitioner Institute in Vancouver on Oct. 16. Keynotes from Mark Savickas and Kris Magnusson.

  • A new study funded by CERIC will examine how Canadians in their 50s, 60s and 70s are seeking out second and third careers as “retirement” is redefined. The project, led by York University’s Suzanne L. Cook, will also look at how career professionals can best assist older adults in their career development.

  • Join us for the 10th anniversary Cannexus16 National Career Development Conference, taking place in January in Ottawa. Register by tomorrow’s Super Saver deadline, Wed. Sept. 9, 5 pm ET,

  • Emily, if this time or location doesn’t work for you, Dan is also holding a half-day version as a post-conference workshop at Cannexus16 in January in Ottawa:

    As well in terms of webinars, you may be interested in this one from Roxanne Sawatzky: Motivation to Work: How to Support Your Clients to Get Unstuck…[Read more]

  • CERIC has just released the findings of a new survey of 1,500 adult Canadians that looks at how they use career and employment counselling services. What strikes you most about the survey results?

    Here are the highlights:

    Three groups emerge from the findings – those who define themselves as having a “career,” those who define themselves as h…[Read more]

  • Survey of 1,500 adult Canadians looks at how they use career and employment counselling services
    [bpfb_link url=’′ title=’Half of Canadians wish they had sought more career planning advice, CERIC survey finds | CERIC’ image=”]Half of Canadians wish they had sought more career planning advice, CERIC survey finds…[Read more]

  • Career Development Matters t-shirts are back, now in a vibrant orange! Buy one (or several) today to start conversations about why Career Development Matters in your schools, workplaces and neighbourhoods. Be sure to also add your thoughts to this group on the value of career development.

  • Career Development Matters t-shirts are back, now in a vibrant orange! These have been popular for orientation weeks, outreach events and team-building. Buy one (or several) today to start conversations about why Career Development Matters.…[Read more]

  • Our new Career Crafting the Decade After High School: Professional’s Guide (2015) is now available! Straightforward and accessible, the guide provides practical counsel and effective tools that professionals can use to help reduce young adults’ anxiety and to assist them to take action in the face of uncertainty.
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  • Thinking about joining us for Cannexus, Canada’s National Career Development Conference? Register by Dec. 24 for a chance to win a Porter Airlines flight! Be where your peers will be – in Ottawa, Jan. 26-28, 2015!
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  • Having lived through the trauma of war, family separation and loss, thousands of refugeee children arrive in Canada each year and struggle to fit into classrooms. Led by the University of Winnipeg’s Jan Stewart, a new study will aim to help these refugee youth navigate school and find meaningful careers.
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