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Sunday, January 26
 

08:30 EST

09:00 EST

201: Career Development for Social Justice: Developing Emancipatory Practice (Registration required | Inscription requise)
Careers education and guidance is a profoundly political process. It operates at the interface between the individual and society, between self and opportunity, between aspiration and realism. It facilitates the allocation of life chances. Within a society in which such life chances are unequally distributed, it faces the issue of whether it serves to reinforce such inequalities or to reduce them.
– Tony Watts

We all know that life isn’t fair. Career development is often the process of helping people to manage that unfairness and to make the best out of the chances available to you. However, it can be frustrating that the chances that our clients have to build good and meaningful career, to access decent work and create a good life for themselves and their families are so influenced by their position in society, their gender, ethnicity, sexuality and religion. Traditionally career development professionals were encouraged to support people to adapt to what life throws at them and become resilient to challenges and oppression. But, a growing movement for social justice in the field is asking whether this is really the best approach. This workshop will be highly practical and offer a series of resources and exercises that will help career development practitioners engage with social justice and identify new practices and approaches that they can adopt.

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
  • Explain what social justice is and demystify key concepts like opportunity structure, neoliberalism, oppression and responsibilisation
  • Discuss the ethical issues involved in engaging (and not engaging) in social justice as a careers practitioner
  • Identify the five signposts towards socially just career development (build critical consciousness; name oppression; question what is normal; encourage people to work together; and work at a range of levels) and explain their relevance to your practice
  • Make use of a range of resources, models and tools for delivering socially just career development

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tristram Hooley

Director of Research | Directeur de la recherche, The Careers & Enterprise Company
Tristram Hooley is a researcher and writer on career and career guidance. He holds professorial roles in the University of Derby, Canterbury Christchurch University and the Inland Norway University of Applied Science and is the Chief Research Officer for the Institute of Student Employers... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 12:00 EST
Room | Salle 201

09:00 EST

203: Maintaining a Healthy Work/Life Balance – YES It Is Possible! (Registration required | Inscription requise)
Achieving work life balance can be a daily challenge. The demands of today’s workplace, in addition to our responsibilities to family, friends, community, and to ourselves can often create imbalances in this juggling act. However, it is increasingly important that we strive to maintain some work/life balance and more importantly model for our clients how to create “balance” in their lives.

In this workshop, we will answer the following questions:
  • What does work/life balance mean to you?
  • What are some signs that your life is in balance:
  • Out of balance? What can you do to create a more balanced life?

You will create your own individual definition of work/life balance; identify the causes of work/life stress; discover the various roles and responsibilities you have in your life and learn how to prioritize them; and, learn tips and techniques to help create better balance in your life. Come prepared to learn, listen, laugh and enlighten yourself and others!

Pre-Conference | Précongrès
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Rosie Parnass

Parnass Consulting and Coaching Services
Rosie Parnass is currently a consultant offering HR consulting, facilitation and career coaching services to higher education and not-for-profit organizations. Rosie recently retired from the University of Toronto after working there for over 35 years. As Executive Director, Organizational... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 09:00 - 12:00 EST
Room | Salle 203

13:00 EST

201: Trauma-Informed Career Development: Concrete Strategies & Tangible Tools (Registration required | Inscription requise)
Trauma comes in many forms, with clients who have grown up with abuse, homelessness, war or experienced psychological or physical shocks. As more clients come to career services with a history of trauma, it is essential that career development practitioners have the tangible tools to work effectively with these individuals. This in-depth workshop will provide you with information about trauma-informed career development practice and will focus on approaches to work with clients in trauma-informed ways, including how to create trauma-informed spaces and strategies for trauma-informed dialogues. Participants will leave the workshop with tools they can use in their work the following day.

The workshop is not intended to make career professionals competent to diagnose trauma; however, it is designed to assist participants in identifying the signs and signals for clients with a trauma history.

Learning outcomes:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of trauma impacts on career development;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of trauma-informed career development practice;
  • Practice techniques for dosing the career development interventions and conversations;
  • Learn concrete strategies for working with clients with trauma backgrounds
 

Pre-Conference | Précongrès
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Seanna Quressette

Douglas College
Seanna Quressette has over 35 years of experience in career development and has trained for over 10 years as a trauma therapist. Seanna brings to her trauma-informed work lived experience with PTSD. She is the Co-ordinator of Continuing Education at Douglas College Faculty of Child... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 13:00 - 16:00 EST
Room | Salle 201

13:00 EST

203: Career Development Creative Lab – Come Stretch Your Imagination! (Registration required | Inscription requise)
Explore how imagination and creativity can be applied to a variety of career development tools. Work with mapping, drawing, metaphors and physical action to create new possibilities. This workshop moves beyond existing tools to consider new adaptations and applications for individual and group practice. The presenters will both illustrate a process and facilitate experiential learning. The Create Lab takes into account “Active Engagement” and career coaching strategies, and moves to the next level of imaginative career development. Stretch your imagination and come away with new perspectives on the development and application of career development interventions. Appreciate how career development activities can be adjusted to better fit with individual and cultural variation.

Learning outcomes:
  • Understand how to apply imagination and creativity to career development;
  • Gain experience in applying this perspective to existing career development interventions;
  • Exposure to a variety of new career intervention adaptations

Pre-Conference | Précongrès
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Andrea Fruhling

Career/Leadership Coach
Andrea Fruhling is an Organizational Consultant, and a Career and Leadership Coach. She is also a founding partner of Doubleknot Works. Andrea enjoys helping individuals and leaders develop strengths, communication and creative problem-solving skills through workshop facilitation... Read More →
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Norman Amundson

Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia
Norman Amundson is a University of British Columbia Professor Emeritus in Counselling Psychology. His PhD is from the University of Alberta and he also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Umea, Sweden. He has worked in the career development field for over 40 years... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 13:00 - 16:00 EST
Room | Salle 203

13:00 EST

16:00 EST

First-Timers' Session | Séance à l’intention des nouveaux venus
First time at Cannexus? Then this session, designed to help maximize the conference experience, is for you! You’ll have the chance to get an overview of Cannexus, participate in an ice-breaker networking activity and meet other delegates.

If you are part of Cannexus20’s Mentorship Program, Delegate Duos, we encourage you to meet up for this session. Delegate Duos is designed to help support First Timers and pair them with a veteran Cannexus attendee in a comfortable, no-pressure way. This session is a great location for your first on-site meetup!

Please be sure to pick up your delegate badge at the Conference Check-In desk on Level 3 of the Shaw Centre prior to joining the First-Timers' Session.

Vous participez au congrès Cannexus pour la première fois? Cette séance, conçue pour maximiser votre expérience, s’adresse à vous! C’est l’occasion d’obtenir une vue d’ensemble de Cannexus, participer à une activité de réseautage qui brise la glace et rencontrerez d’autres délégués.

Si vous faites partie du programme de mentorat de Cannexus20, Cannexus en binôme, nous vous encourageons à vous réunir pour cette session. Cannexus en binôme est conçu pour aider à soutenir les débutants et les jumeler avec un participant vétéran de Cannexus de manière confortable et sans pression. Cette session est un endroit idéal pour votre premier rendez-vous sur place!

Avant de vous joindre à la séance pour les débutants, n’oubliez pas de prendre possession de votre porte-nom de délégué au kiosque d’enregistrement au 3e étage du Centre Shaw.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Candy Ho

Faculty, Educational Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Candy Ho teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Educational Studies department in the Faculty of Arts. She is keen to explore the convergence between career education and development, teaching and learning, and student success.


Sunday January 26, 2020 16:00 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 205
 
Monday, January 27
 

07:00 EST

07:00 EST

08:00 EST

08:30 EST

Opening Keynote Address | Allocution d'ouverture: Fogo Island: Reviving Small Communities Through Innovative Social Enterprise | Île Fogo : faire renaître les petites collectivités par l’innovation des entreprises à vocation sociale
An eighth-generation Fogo Islander, Zita Cobb will describe the work of the Shorefast Foundation on Fogo Island, including the Fogo Island Inn – an award-winning destination that attracts guests from around the globe. Shorefast is a registered Canadian charity with the mandate to promote cultural and economic resiliency for Fogo Island. The Inn is a 100% social business: all profits are reinvested in the community of Fogo Island through the projects of Shorefast. These projects include a micro-lending fund for start-ups, the Fogo Island Arts artist-in-residence program, and a handcrafted furniture business that ships worldwide. Zita will share her inspiring story of helping to secure a vital economic future for Fogo Island – and the lessons that might be transferrable to other communities. She firmly believes the success achieved by Shorefast illustrates that reviving small communities is possible: there is inherent value in rural places that can be reclaimed and made relevant for 21st-century life, and losing our human sense of community and place is neither inevitable nor necessary.

Zita Cobb, native de l’île Fogo de huitième génération, décrira le travail de la fondation Shorefast sur l’île, notamment le Fogo Island Inn, une destination primée qui attire les touristes de tous les coins de la planète. Shorefast est un organisme de bienfaisance enregistré au Canada ayant pour mandat de revitaliser la culture et l’économie de l’île Fogo. L’Inn est une entreprise à vocation sociale : Shorefast réinvestit tous les profits dans la collectivité de l’île dans le cadre de ses projets. Ces projets comprennent notamment un fonds de microcrédit pour les entreprises en démarrage, le programme d’artistes en résidence Fogo Island Arts et une entreprise de meubles fabriqués à la main qui expédie ses produits dans le monde entier. Zita racontera son parcours inspirant, soit la manière dont elle a contribué à assurer l’avenir économique de l’île Fogo, et les leçons qui pourraient être transmises à d’autres collectivités. Elle croit fermement que le succès de Shorefast démontre que la revitalisation des petites collectivités est concevable : il est possible de reprendre possession de la valeur intrinsèque des milieux ruraux et de les remettre au goût du jour, et il n’est pas nécessaire ni inévitable de perdre notre esprit de communauté et notre appartenance.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Zita Cobb

Founder & CEO | Fondatrice et directrice générale, Fogo Island Inn and Shorefast Foundation | Fogo Island Inn et Shorefast Foundation
Growing up on Fogo Island in Newfoundland and Labrador, Zita Cobb developed a deep belief in the inherent value of place and a profound respect for the human ways of knowing that emerge from respectful relationships with nature, culture and community. After completing high school... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 08:30 - 09:30 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

09:30 EST

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 01: Improving Workplace Stability Through Cross-sector Collaboration
Individuals trying to move from instability to stability face many challenges with obtaining and retaining work. With increased focus on job retention, Peterborough Social Services and Employment Ontario partners collaborated to provide "Workplace Stability" training for our local employers. We will share our challenges and successes of this journey along with concrete strategies of how to improve your workplace stability.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Investigate stability vs instability for employees and businesses;
  • Learn why hidden rules and resources matter in the workplace;
  • Strategies to create an inclusive, supportive and stable workplace

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Suzie Johnson

Supervisor, City of Peterborough Social Services Division
With 27 years' experience in human services and leadership, Suzie Johnson has a passion for improving communication and relationships at all levels. She is excited to share how Peterborough is successfully creating a Bridges Community.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 02: Climbing Trees Instead of Ladders: A Changing World of Work
With 40% of the Canadian workforce contingent by 2025, we need a new model for how we approach work. The Tree Approach gives us a new framework for how we envision our work life. It frees us up to imagine other possibilities besides a full-time, 30-year ladder job, and helps us adjust and adapt to new workforce models such as the contingent, alternative and flexible workforce models that use an on-demand approach to talent sourcing and hiring. The changing world of work doesn't have to be scary if we have effective models and strategies to support us.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply the Tree Approach Model to career planning and work search;
  • Use the Tree Approach Model to help clients navigate new workforce trends such as contingent, alternative, agile and flexible staffing models;
  • Analyze the effectiveness of the model in your work with clients

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Gail Kastning

Owner, Purposeful Careers
Gail Kastning, BEd, CCS, is a Calgary-based Certified Career Strategist and owner of Purposeful Careers. She coaches, facilitates, consults and speaks on the topic of the contingent workforce.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 03: Stop Talking at Them! 5 Ways to Engage
Students feel overwhelmed and confused. But there is hope. You can inspire and intrigue them. How do you get them interested in career exploration? Why should you care? Two words: youth employment. Give students the chance to learn about jobs that may be new to them. ONFE can share ways to get teens interested in jobs in your market.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Encourage attendees to host effective career exploration events for teens;
  • Provide tools and methods to find relevant, cool guests;
  • Provide ideas to ensure the success of your event

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Cathie Edmond

Manager, Employer Connections, Ottawa Network for Education
Cathie Edmond has 25 years' experience working in post-secondary co-op and she has developed in-depth knowledge of business and job opportunities in the market. Cathie now works with ONFE to help high school students explore careers.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 04: Robots vs Humans Dilemma
In recent years, there has been a huge concern that robots will take over our jobs and, as a result, many people will be redundant and unemployed. In this session, participants will have an overview of selected careers that will be endangered and their alternatives in the post-digital era. Furthermore, recommendations for future readiness will be presented.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore selected jobs that are expected to disappear in future;
  • Explore alternative future careers of selected endangered jobs;
  • Identify recommendations and suggested solutions for future readiness

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Abla Krouma

Alumni and Career Guidance Coordinator – Student Services Directorate, Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI)
Abla Krouma is a Global Career Development Facilitator with more than eight years' experience in career and alumni services. Her career has engaged intensively in higher education, student affairs, employer and alumni relation, and training.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 05: Career Centres as Sites of Community Campus Engagement
This session will explore the ways in which career centres can serve as sites of community campus engagement, through work integrated-learning, co-operative education, and partnerships with non-profit and community organizations. With the increased attention and funding at both the federal and provincial levels toward business partnerships, it is important to also emphasize social sector work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Community campus engagement opportunities with the non-profit and social sector;
  • Ways career centres can connect to social sector and non-profits;
  • Finding funding for community campus partnerships with communities

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Nicole Bedford

Steering Committee Member, Community Campus Engage Canada
Nicole Bedford is the Project Manager and Communications Co-ordinator for CFICE. She is a list-maker, a whip-cracker and an Excel sheet-spreader perpetually toiling for a more organized tomorrow.
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Madga Goemans

Postdoctoral Fellow, Community Campus Engage Canada
Magda Goemans develops communities of practice at regional and national scales within Community Campus Engage Canada. Prior to these efforts, Magda provided broad research and evaluation support to a multi-year research project known as Community First: Impacts of Community Engagement... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 06: Women Connecting with Women: Counselling in Settlement Agencies
Launched in June 2018, Skills for Change offers Women Connecting with Women (WCW) crisis counselling and an educational support services program. By supporting and empowering newcomer women, WCW improves psychological and physical well-being, provides life skills and referrals to community services, and promotes adjustment to life in Canada. Qualified staff provide intersectional, anti-oppression, client-centred individual counselling, workshops and support groups.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How the trauma experienced by service users affects outcomes;
  • How wellness/self-care support services result in improved program outcomes;
  • How agencies can work collaboratively to address service gaps

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Narges Khazraei

WCW Counsellor, Skills for Change of Metro Toronto
Narges Khazraei is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Master's in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Narges supports and empowers newcomer women in the WCW program, providing personal counselling, workshops and support groups.
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Grace Ryu

Supervisor, Skills for Change of Metro Toronto
Grace Ryu is a Supervisor at Skills for Change. Grace supervises the Women Connecting with Women program and her areas of research and interest are diversity and access initiatives in the community and higher education.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 07: FoW/NoW: The Future of Work is Now
The 'Future of Work' (FoW) with all the new technologies is no longer in the distant future. It is already here as the Now of Work (NoW). From Alexa to drones, technologies are already affecting toddlers and changing the way adults navigate the world. Discover techniques to prepare young minds to manage the transition to the complex new world of work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Embrace the inevitability of change in your planning;
  • Preparedness and foresight give you a situational advantage;
  • Life design is strategic long-term thinking

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Karena de Souza

Founder, FUTUREcasting
Karena de Souza is a podcaster, strategist, mindset coach and futurist. She uses the skill of observing possible futures five to 15 years in the future to help her audience develop strategies on how to position and pivot for success.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 08: Employment of Blind and Partially Sighted Canadians
We hypothesize that the level of employment for working-age people who are visually impaired remains well below that of the general population despite advances in assistive technology and public awareness campaigns directed to employers. This session will share the results of a survey (email and phone) administered in both French and English with 1,205 respondents.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the employment and unemployment rates of visually impaired Canadians;
  • Understand factors affecting employment success within the visually impaired population;
  • Understand the employment experiences of blind and partially sighted Canadians

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kathleen Forestell

Lead, Advocacy and Community Outreach, CNIB
Kathleen Forestell is the Lead for Advocacy for CNIB in Ottawa. She is passionate about research and promoting accessibility and inclusion. She is presenting on behalf of CNIB’s research team.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 09: Capitalizing on the Power of Multi-Generational Teams
How do you create and manage a cohesive team in this unprecedented five-age group environment? The speaker has assisted employers in creating dynamic onboarding systems that champion the similarities of each peer group through recognition, reward and engagement. She will share her insights from first-hand experiences, allowing you to gain actionable strategies to leverage the power of your multi-generational team!

Learning Outcomes:
  • An understanding of the different generations in today's workplace;
  • Capability to create more harmonious communications between age groups;
  • Ability to conceptualize engaging, multi-generational onboarding processes

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Nicole Miller

Assistant Director of Learning and Professional Development, University of Ottawa
Nicole Miller owns Mil-Roy Consultants, as well as being Assistant Director at University of Ottawa Co-op & Careers. Active in the careers field, she was the only Canadian contributor to a book prefaced by Dick Bolles.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 10: How to Beg/Borrow/Steal a Career Textbook for Students!
TRU's Career and Experiential Learning Department received an Open Education Resource Development Grant to create an open-access career textbook available to all TRU students. This presentation outlines our career textbook, access information and guidelines for how your institution can use or adapt our textbook for your students and institution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Utilizing a textbook resource in career courses with no cost;
  • Adapting an existing textbook for your own institution's use;
  • How to maximize learning resources for your students

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Larry Iles

Senior Faculty Member, Thompson Rivers University
Larry Iles has worked in career development throughout his 22 years with Thompson Rivers University (TRU). He is currently writing two chapters for an online career book with the TRU Career and Experiential Learning Department.
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Jamie Noakes

Career Counsellor, Thompson Rivers University
Jamie Noakes is a faculty member in Career and Experiential Learning at TRU with 10 years of experience in a variety of post-secondary settings. Currently, Jamie is a Career Counsellor and a Co-ordinator for business co-op students.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 12: Difficulties that Immigrants and International Students Are Facing
Our research is on understanding the difficulties immigrants and international students face at workplaces in Canada. Participants were interviewed as individuals or in family settings. International students are defined as those who obtain a student visa and study in Canada. Immigrants are defined as people who have legally immigrated in various ways, excluding refugees. Interview time: 60 to 120 minutes. Age: 10-60 years old. Sample size: over 50.

Learning Outcomes:
  • International students struggle with language, insufficient working experiences, unfamiliar workplaces;
  • Immigrants struggle with expectations of job applications before and after immigration;
  • Immigrants face gender roles issues; hard for women to apply for jobs


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Minzhou Sun

Registered Professional Counsellor, Bright Sun Counselling Services
Minzhou Sun is a Registered Professional Counsellor and the founder of Bright Sun Counselling Services. Minzhou has over 5,000 hours in practice with clients with a diverse background with different issues (eg, mood disorders, anxiety, etc.).


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 13: The "Bright Spots" Strategy: From Haldane to Heath
Career development clients benefit when we focus on the positive experiences in their work histories. This approach is associated with Haldane, and has lately found expression in the work of the Heath brothers and their advice to find the "bright spots." Our clients all have stories of positive work experiences to tell. Our job is to listen and learn.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the benefit to clients of a "bright spots" approach;
  • Identify the positive psychology principles most relevant to career counselling;
  • Discover the history and lasting value of Bernard Haldane's ideas

Speakers | Conférenciers
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John Thompson

Counsellor, LifeSpan Employment Coaching and Counselling
John Thompson graduated from Conestoga College's Career Development Practitioner program in 2017. He has a private practice in Goderich, ON. He holds a PhD in Human Development and Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 14: Preparing College Students for the End of Work
How do we prepare college students for the changing workplace? Despite the predictions for major changes due to automation and digitization, career development scholars and practitioners have been largely quiet about how to best anticipate these seismic shifts. This presentation will describe an undergraduate course that addresses these concerns as well as explore trends influencing work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To discuss a course that examines how technology influences work;
  • To examine and understand inequalities and issues that shape work;
  • To dialogue and learn about practices around future work

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michael Stebleton

Associate Professor of Higher Education, Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development Department, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Michael J. Stebleton, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development (OLPD) department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His research and teaching interests include career development, student development and student persistence.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 15: What Can We Do to Increase Success in Post-Secondary Education
Our session will present an overview of the three-year pilot "NYA Next," which built a 10-month experiential education program offered to 50 youth from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Next provides an intensive experience where youth can explore a broad range of career interests while building skills and experience. We'll focus on best practices and lessons learned.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to support successful transitions to career for Northern youth;
  • What can we do to increase success in post-secondary education;
  • How to use experiential learning to invest in potential

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Rebecca Bisson

Executive Director, Northern Youth Abroad
Rebecca Bisson has spent 20 years working with youth, and in program development and organizational management. She finds NYA the perfect environment to play a meaningful role in a organization with big plans and huge heart.
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Karen Aglukark

Participant Achievement Coach, Northern Youth Abroad
Karen Aglukark is originally from Arviat, NU, but lives in Ottawa. She participated in NYA in 2007 and 2008 and went on to work and volunteer for NYA, serving as Board Chair for four years.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 17: Mapping Digital Skills in Canada
Changing workplace demographics present a challenge as employers struggle to hire recent graduates due to growing recognition of the discrepancy between the skills workers have and the skills required for organizations to remain competitive. This presentation explores a recent Ryerson project that focuses on digital skills mapping to better respond to the changing needs of the workforce.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify systemic barriers for new graduates with ICT education/skills
  • Identify employer needs for "digital skills" across sectors in Canada
  • Critically assess educational program development for alignment with employer demands

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Brian Robson

Director, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University
Brian Robson has been leading the ADaPT (Advanced Digital and Professional Training) Program at Ryerson University for over four years, along with other empowerment projects for entrepreneurs. He earned a PhD in Systematic Theology from the University of Toronto and an MBA (Globalization... Read More →
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Wendy Cukier

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Founder of the Diversity Institute, Ryerson University, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University
Dr Wendy Cukier (MA, MBA, PhD, DU (HC), LLD (HC), MSC) is a leading expert in technology, innovation and diversity. Founder of Ryerson's Diversity Institute, her cutting-edge projects promote social/economic advancement for underrepresented groups.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

(Carrousels) Plénière table 16: Mieux outiller les employeurs pour l’accueil de stagiaires
De plus en plus de Canadiens effectuent des stages en entreprise, que ce soit au cours de leur formation, pour valider leurs compétences développées à l’étranger ou à l’occasion d’une réorientation professionnelle. Les employeurs s’arrachent bien souvent ces potentiels employés, mais ne sont pas toujours prêts à bien les accueillir et les intégrer. Découvrez un nouvel outil pour soutenir ces entreprises en quête de stagiaires!

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Découvrir un nouvel outil pour les employeurs qui accueillent des stagiaires;
  • Explorer les défis et les conditions de réussite des stages;
  • En apprendre davantage sur les bonnes pratiques en matière de stage.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Valérie Roy

Directrice générale, AXTRA
Valérie Roy est directrice générale d’AXTRA, l’Alliance des centres-conseils en emploi. Elle travaille avec les membres et partenaires d’AXTRA pour élaborer de meilleures pratiques et accroître le bassin de connaissances dans le secteur de l’employabilité et de la formation... Read More →
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Gabrielle St-Cyr

Chargée de projet principale – Recherche et analyse, AXTRA
Gabrielle St-Cyr est chargée de projet principale en recherche et analyse chez AXTRA, l’Alliance des centres-conseils en emploi. À ce titre, elle a piloté différentes études depuis huit ans pour favoriser l’intégration en emploi de clientèles diversifiées, comme les jeunes... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:10 EST

201: Integrating Essential Skills for Employment Counsellors
A recent project with employment counsellors in Alberta showed that not everyone in the field is working from a consistent definition of essential skills. This session will summarize the Alberta project findings and provide an overview of a current national project aimed at integrating the essential skills framework and tools into the employment counselling process and services.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Review and clarify the essential skills framework;
  • Show how essential skills relate directly to career development;
  • Unveil a national project partnering with employment counsellors

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Cindy Messaros

Executive Director, Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society
Cindy Messaros has worked in employment initiatives for 30 years as a facilitator, researcher and curriculum developer. As the Executive Director of the Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society, she is an advocate for essential skills development, creating change at organizational... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 201

10:10 EST

202: Career Practitioners' Well-Being: Clinical vs Administration Supervision
Organizational administration policies offer guidance for managers to address clients' needs/service delivery. However, as the demands on career practitioners to address complex client issues continue to increase, are supervisors equipped to prevent professional burnout? This session addresses the skill-set/capacity needed to establish clinical supervision services to foster career practitioners' well-being in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the difference between administration vs clinical supervision;
  • Identifying and narrowing service gaps to administer clinical supervision;
  • Acknowledging practitioners' presenting issues

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sonny Wong

Career Counsellor, Ryerson University
Sonny Wong, MEd, is a Registered Psychotherapist. He uses SFBT and Narrative Therapy to foster clients' healthy career identity development. Over his 20 years of experience, Wong has received numerous service/counselling awards.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 202

10:10 EST

203: Exploring Employment Pathways for Students with Disabilities
Learn how the Onley Initiative has empowered Ottawa post-secondary students, campuses and employers to bridge the employment gap for students with disabilities (SWDs). Bringing best practices for campuses and employers to the forefront, this two-year applied research project set out to explore and mend the gaps in pathways to employment for students and graduates from Ottawa's four post-secondary institutions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about Pathways to Employment for Students with Disabilities;
  • Best practices for career/disability offices to collaborate and serve SWDs;
  • Best practices for employers to access SWDs/graduates on campus

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Julie Caldwell

Assistant Director, Program Operations, Carleton University, David Onley Initiative
Having worked at Carleton University for 24 years, Julie Caldwell has held a variety of roles including managing professional graduate programs (MBA, MAcc); university secretary; chief administrative and accreditation officer; and has specialized in career and employment for stud... Read More →
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Tara Connolly

Assistant Director, Research & Development, Carleton University, David Onley Initiative
Tara Connolly is a Transitions Specialist who has been working with adults and youth on the autism spectrum for 20+ years. She has worked as a teacher, ASD consultant and content expert and is a counsellor in private practice.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 203

10:10 EST

204: Guidance Counsellors and Public Education for the Future
The world is changing rapidly. To thrive in that world, students will need a broad set of adaptable and transferable skills when they graduate. Guidance counsellors play a key, if sometimes poorly defined, role in preparing students for the future. Presenters will discuss the distribution of guidance counsellors and other resources in Ontario schools, and what that means for students.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What competencies students need to develop beyond the 3Rs;
  • How guidance counsellors are distributed in Ontario public schools;
  • How other resources that support competencies are distributed in schools

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Elyse Watkins

Policy and Research Manager, People for Education
Elyse K. Watkins is the Policy and Research Manager at People for Education. She has dedicated much of her professional life to working with both national and provincial governing bodies to enhance public education and has contributed research on measuring the transferable skills... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 204

10:10 EST

206: Career Development & Mental Health: Coping Becomes Hoping | Développement de carrière et santé mentale : transformer l’adaptation en espoir
We know career development intervention contributes to mental health. Far more is not known (but should be known) about how career development processes bolster well-being. This session addresses the key areas we do not know enough about and explores the reasons that career intervention promotes health. Spoiler alert: Stress theory "coping with demands" will enter the discussion.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Main areas in which career development intervention affects mental health;
  • Key gaps in evidence linking career development and mental health;
  • Likely mechanisms that account for career development's mental health impact

Nous savons que les interventions en développement de carrière favorisent la santé mentale. Nous en savons beaucoup moins sur l’effet favorable des mécanismes de développement de carrière sur le bien-être, bien que cela soit nécessaire. Cette séance aborde les principaux aspects méconnus des interventions en développement de carrière et explore les raisons pour lesquelles elles favorisent la santé. Alerte au divulgâcheur : La théorie du stress qui consiste à « composer avec les exigences » sera abordée dans le cadre de la discussion.

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Principaux domaines dans lesquels les interventions en développement de carrière ont une incidence sur la santé mentale;
  • Principales lacunes en matière de preuves établissant un lien entre le développement de carrière et la santé mentale;
  • Mécanismes probables expliquant les effets du développement de carrière sur la santé mentale

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michael Huston

Counsellor | Conseiller d’orientation, Mount Royal University | Université Mount Royal
Michael Huston is a counsellor and focuses on career development with specific interest in counsellor training, career intervention strategies and outcomes, career development as mental health intervention, and work and well-being.Conseiller d’orientation, Michael Huston se spécialise... Read More →
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Dave Redekopp

President | Président, Life-Role Development Group Ltd.
Working for over 30 years in the wide-ranging career development field, Dave Redekopp is still curious about worker-workplace relationships, work-life connections, psychological health, the quirkiness of human behaviour and more.Dave Redekopp, qui travaille depuis plus de 30 ans dans... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 206

10:10 EST

207: Incorporating Designing Your Life into Career Development
The Designing Your Life (DYL) process applies design thinking principles to tackling the "wicked" problems of life and career (Burnette and Evans, 2016). This session will showcase how McGill and UBC have mobilized students, faculty and staff to help students design their lives through a variety of initiatives including staff training, student-facing activities, Individual Development Planning (IDP) and Communities of Practice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the DYL framework for life and career;
  • Describe our prototyping experiences at McGill and UBC;
  • Generate one actionable conversation/experience to prototype at your institution

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kimberley Rawes

Career Educator, UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Kimberley Rawes is the first Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach in Canada. She activates career and learning theories into her practice in curricular and co-curricular settings for all students at the University of British Columbia.
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Lorna MacEachern

Career Planning Service, McGill University
Lorna MacEachern has been a career counsellor for over 10 years, dedicated to helping graduate students and postdocs create meaningful life goals through IDPs (Individual Development Plans) and career exploration. She is the current Chair of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Development... Read More →
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Karla Gouthro

Manager, Career and Professional Development, UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Karla Gouthro (MEd) contributes to the UBC community as the Manager, Career & Professional Development, supporting the Centre for Student Involvement & Career's strategic direction to enhance the university's capacity to prepare career-ready graduates.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 207

10:10 EST

208: Career Self-Determination Theory: Overview and Essentials | La théorie de l’autodétermination appliquée à la carrière : survol et éléments essentiels
This presentation elaborates on the utilization of Career Self-Determination Theory (CSDT) to inform and guide the career development practice in promoting individuals' vocational well-being. To this end, it explains the theoretical foundation and key tenets of CSDT as they pertain to understanding and enhancing vocational well-being in life-career contexts of individuals. Implications for career development practice and counselling are considered.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the link between theory and practice in life-careers;
  • See the great potential of theoretical integration in career development;
  • Utilize a meta-theoretical framework in career development practice

Cette présentation donne des précisions sur l’utilisation de la théorie de l’autodétermination appliquée à la carrière pour informer et guider les intervenants en développement de carrière dans la promotion du bien-être professionnel des individus. Pour ce faire, elle explique le fondement théorique ainsi que les principes de la théorie de l’autodétermination appliquée à la carrière en ce qui a trait à la compréhension et à l’amélioration du bien-être professionnel dans le contexte de la vie personnelle et professionnelle des individus. Les incidences sur le développement de carrière et l’orientation sont abordées.

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Comprenez le lien entre théorie et pratique dans la vie personnelle et professionnelle;
  • Constatez le grand potentiel de l’intégration théorique pour le développement de carrière;
  • Utilisez un cadre métathéorique pour le développement de carrière

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Charles P. Chen

Professor | Professeur, University of Toronto | Université de Toronto
Charles P. Chen, PhD, is Professor of Counselling Psychology and a Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto. He is a featured social scientist in Canadian Who's Who and Who's Who in the World.Charles P. Chen, Ph. D., est professeur en psychologie de l’orientation et titulaire... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 208

10:10 EST

209: PANEL: Disruptors: Activating Growth Potential in Rural Communities
Canada’s rural communities today are dealing with harsh economic realities, but they also offer untapped potential for growth. They are fertile ground for social enterprises based on local disruptors and the unmet needs of the population. A wealth of natural and human resources can support businesses in food production, tourism. and all forms of personal services. The key is to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship that enables the ideas, talent and funds to start and develop firms relating to a community's unique environment.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Madelaine Currelly

CEO, Community Training and Development Centre
Madelaine Currellyhas been the CEO of the Community Training and Development Centre (CTDC) for  20 years. The CTDC works with all levels of government and partners with local agencies to provide community innovation and improvement. The CTDC has undertaken research projects, including... Read More →
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Dan Borowec

Director, Economic Development-Planning-Strategic Initiatives Northumberland County
Dan Borowec brings a broad background of public service in both post-secondary education and community economic development. His support for rural renewal has resulted in numerous initiatives from the creation of the Eastern Ontario Development Program, Prosper Northumberland, Newcomer... Read More →
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Robin Jones

The Village of Westport, Mayor
Robin Jones was acclaimed as the Mayor of Westport in the October 2018 serving her second term as mayor. Robin is a Board member on ROMA and AMO and brings her experience of living in rural Ontario most of her professional life.
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Zita Cobb

Founder & CEO | Fondatrice et directrice générale, Fogo Island Inn and Shorefast Foundation | Fogo Island Inn et Shorefast Foundation
Growing up on Fogo Island in Newfoundland and Labrador, Zita Cobb developed a deep belief in the inherent value of place and a profound respect for the human ways of knowing that emerge from respectful relationships with nature, culture and community. After completing high school... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 209

10:10 EST

210: Yoga & You: Elevate Yourself and Your Clients
Yoga cultivates the creative spiritual potential focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve others. This interactive session provides an opportunity to stop, reconnect and re-engage. It is filled with practical tips and strategies for participants to develop conscious awareness, mindfulness and intentionality. Yoga principles challenge participants to tend to themselves, leveraging their capacity to guide others.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Raise personal energy, focus and awareness;
  • Yogic methods to incorporate on the job and with clients;
  • Ways to decompress and alleviate overextension

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Wayne Pagani

Career Strategist & Guide, W.P. Consulting & Associates
Wayne Pagani brings 23 years' experience in career and workforce development serving clientele through W.P. Consulting & Associates. Member and Senior Advisor of Career Professionals of Canada, Wayne has been a certified yoga instructor since 2015.
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Michelle Precourt

Career Coach & Recruitment Expert, Michelle Precourt Recruitment Coaching
Michelle Precourt is a Career Coach, Recruitment Expert and Yoga Teacher. She has blended her 15 years of recruitment experience with her Hatha and Yin training that provides for a unique approach in her work.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 210

10:10 EST

211: Does the Skills Agenda Apply to Us?
A big part of our job as career development professionals is to help clients be prepared for the emergent labour market. But how prepared are we? What skills do we need? What knowledge do we need to have? Come to this highly interactive session and contribute to building our own skills agenda.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To identify skills and knowledge gaps in our field;
  • To share best practices and resources to address gaps;
  • To proactively take charge of our learning and development

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Donnalee Bell

Managing Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Donnalee Bell is an advocate for career development and a cheerleader for the profession. She brings its potential to individuals, communities, governments and organizations through her work with the Canadian Career Development Foundation.
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Sareena Hopkins works to move from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity-building and advocacy.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 211

10:10 EST

212: Enhance Your Toolkit: Responsive, Inclusive, Accessible Career Advising
Who your client is matters. As career practitioners, we strive to be responsive to the diversity of our clients as they navigate structural barriers in career development and job search. This session will strengthen your professional competencies by introducing career resources for inclusive, responsive and accessible advising practices with a focus on clients with disabilities, LGBTQ+ clients and clients of colour.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Deepen awareness of employment barriers faced by historically disadvantaged clients;
  • Engage with new career resources to support historically disadvantaged clients;
  • Learn and apply approaches to responsive, inclusive, accessible advising

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Karla Gouthro

Manager, Career and Professional Development, UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Karla Gouthro (MEd) contributes to the UBC community as the Manager, Career & Professional Development, supporting the Centre for Student Involvement & Career's strategic direction to enhance the university's capacity to prepare career-ready graduates.
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Jesse Grimaldi

Manager, BCom Careers, UBC Sauder School of Business Career Centre
Jesse Grimaldi supports the development of UBC business students through career advising as a Manager, BCom Careers. They often work at the intersection of career development and social justice. Certified Organizational Coach, MA Sociology.
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Allison Mander-Wionzek

Career Educator, UBC Centre for Student Involvement & Careers
Allison Mander-Wionzek supports students in learning, growing and exploring as Career Educator at UBC's Centre for Student Involvement and Careers. She is also an artist, community activator and curator (BA Art History).


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 212

10:10 EST

213: The 8 Secrets of Career Success Seminar Experience
The 8 Secrets of Career Success Seminar Experience is based on Richard St. John's #1 TED talk on Career Success with 21 million web views. This train-the-trainer session creates a high-impact, peer-to-peer experience on career perceptions, anxiety, quarter-life crisis and, finally, what really leads to career success: "Passion, Work, Focus, Push, Ideas, Improve, Serve, Persist." A training package will be included.

Learning Outcomes:
  • 8 Secrets: "Passion, Work, Focus, Push, Ideas, Improve, Serve, Persist";
  • A train-the trainer seminar to share the "8 Secrets";
  • Access web training resources at TED.com and richardstjohn.com

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Don Fraser

Professor (Ret.) Durham College, The 8 Secrets for Career Success Seminar
Don Fraser is one of North America's leading authorities on student success and retention. He has delivered student motivation, career success and high-performance learning seminars to over 70,000 college staff and students.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 213

10:10 EST

214: Coaching/Counselling: An Integrated Career Development Approach
This father/daughter team will share some of their collaborative efforts using an integrated coaching/counselling approach. Both presenters use "Active Engagement" as a cornerstone, and highlight the importance of mattering, creativity and metaphor. They have been working with organizations and with various disadvantaged and Indigenous groups to create more physical and experiential intervention methods.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Ways to better integrate coaching and career counselling;
  • Understanding of various experiential intervention methods;
  • Learning how to more effectively use drawing and physical activities

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Norman Amundson

Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia
Norman Amundson is a University of British Columbia Professor Emeritus in Counselling Psychology. His PhD is from the University of Alberta and he also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Umea, Sweden. He has worked in the career development field for over 40 years... Read More →
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Andrea Fruhling

Career/Leadership Coach
Andrea Fruhling is an Organizational Consultant, and a Career and Leadership Coach. She is also a founding partner of Doubleknot Works. Andrea enjoys helping individuals and leaders develop strengths, communication and creative problem-solving skills through workshop facilitation... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 214

10:10 EST

215: Maximizing Career Engagement Across a Lifetime of Transitions
With careers often being realized in 18-24 month “chunks,” now more than ever individuals need to seek strategies for maximizing engagement through times of work/life transition. Join co-authors of a chapter in the new Handbook of Innovative Career Counselling to explore strategies for helping individuals take a holistic look at what contributes to being overwhelmed, underutilized or completely disengaged.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore dynamic interaction of challenge and capacity during change/transition;
  • Discover how life and work roles affect career engagement;
  • Learn to utilize the career engagement model with clients

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Roberta Neault

President, Life Strategies Ltd.
Dr Roberta Neault is President of Life Strategies Ltd., Project Director for the Canadian Career Development Foundation and co-developer of the Career Engagement model. With Drs Arthur and McMahon, Roberta co-edited Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice (CERIC... Read More →
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Deirdre Pickerell

Dean, Student Success/Vice-President, Yorkville University/Life Strategies Ltd.
Dr Deirdre Pickerell is a coach, educator and award-winning leader in human resources and career development. She has dedicated her career to helping individuals understand, and create, opportunities to be fully engaged across work/life roles.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 215

10:10 EST

205: PANEL: Enhancing Economic Activity Through Public, Private & Not-for-Profit Collaboration
Moving through the first third of the 21st century, Canada will face a period of significant transformation due to the cumulative effects of multiple societal trends related to demographics, economics, politics and technological change. Ensuring the country’s continuing prosperity in this evolving context largely depends on the ability of individuals, communities, institutions and societal sectors to work together to achieve a more integrated approach to economic growth and human well-being. What role will you play in navigating this significant transformation?  

Learning Outcomes
  • Trends shaping the economic shifts within Canada;
  • How collaboration drives workforce development;
  • Role of individual players in influencing outcomes

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Gladys Okine

Executive Lead, Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity
Gladys Okine is the Executive Lead of the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity - a national initiative designed to support the coordination and infrastructure of Canada's youth workforce development ecosystem. For over 19 years she has successfully developed employment and workforce... Read More →
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Sarah Delicate

Director, BBMD Consulting
Sarah Delicate is a partner of BBMD Consulting, specializing in the results-based measurement of the employment sector. Sarah has worked with 100’s of organizations, governments and educational institutions towards meaningful labour market outcomes.  Sarah intimately understands... Read More →
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John Buck

CEO, CEDEC
John Buck is President and Chief Executive Officer of CEDEC (Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation).  A global thinker and local actor, CEDEC facilitates collaboration across public, private and civil society sectors to help communities innovate, grow and prosper... Read More →
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Jake Hirsch-Allen

North America Academic and Workforce Development Systems, LinkedIn
Jake Hirsch-Allen manages LinkedIn Learning's relationships with North America's workforce development and higher-education systems. Jake teaches at McMaster and founded Lighthouse Labs and Hacking Health.

Mega | Méga
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Jennifer Browne

Director of Student Life, Memorial University
Jennifer Browne is the Director of Student Life at Memorial University providing leadership to a number of areas in the portfolio including career development. She currently holds the position of Past Chair on the CERIC Board.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25 EST
Room | Salle 205

11:40 EST

201: Making Connections: Trial to Triumph, Newcomer Employment
SRDC and Douglas College will share the preliminary findings from their newcomer  employment program research, including the initial challenges and how they have dealt with them successfully. The program aims to give newcomers the best opportunities for sustainable employment while improving their essential skills for work. This session will explore what the stats tell us, and how can they help us early on in this research.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Applying and gaining employment with low literacy and digital literacy    
  • Why stats are important, how can they help us
  • Why research is needed


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Mythra Lagueux

Community and Contract Services Programmer, Douglas College
Mythra Laguex manages Youth Employment and Essential Skills at Douglas College. Programs focus on sustaining employment for persons with barriers to employment for at-risk youth and refugees. She holds a Master's of Educational Administration from University of London.
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Boris Palameta

Chief Behavioural Scientist, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
In his 12 years at SRDC, Boris Palameta has led several projects aimed at facilitating the economic/social integration of marginalized populations. These have focused on using essential skills to design innovative training aligned with employer/learner needs.
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Zach Blumke

Job Developer, Douglas College
Zach Blumke is a Job Developer with Douglas College. Since graduating from the University of Wales, he has been working in employment in BC for the past five years. This is his second time presenting at Cannexus.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 201

11:40 EST

202: Enhancing the Employment Successes of Newcomer-Refugee Youth
Creative program strategies aimed at decreasing employment barriers and increasing the employability and career development of newcomer and refugee youth will be explored. Discussion will focus on key service-delivery methods used to increase client success including flexible and responsive programming, diversity training of employers, and partnerships that provide holistic and wrap-around support from schools, community service providers and employers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand unique employment barriers experienced by newcomer and refugee youth;
  • Explore innovative programming approaches to enhance refugee youths' employability;
  • Analyze best practices to increase employment successes of refugee youth

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Thandiwe Ncube

Employment Program Manager, Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.) Inc.
Thandiwe Ncube manages the Employment Program at N.E.E.D.S. Inc. in Winnipeg. Thandiwe is experienced in youth employment for newcomers and refugees and in settlement, holding an MA in Sociology (York), BA Honours in Sociology (UofW) and a York Graduate Scholarship (2011).
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Margaret von Lau

CEO, Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.) Inc.
Margeret von Lau is the founder of N.E.E.D.S. Inc. 1999. She brings expertise in settlement and employment. Margaret was nominated for Women of Distinction in 2005. She holds a BA in Law (Poland) and HRM and Participative Management, University of Manitoba. She has been honoured by... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 202

11:40 EST

203: Identifying and Planning for Outcomes of Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning, at its best supports learning and career-readiness, and at worst is disruptive busywork. Defining specific EL outcomes shifts the conversation from broad goals and approaches to intentional outcome-based design of specific shared learning outcomes, activities and assessments. By categorizing stated EL goals, we have developed a concise systematic framework for identifying learning outcomes to inform constructively-aligned EL designs.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Carolyn Hoessler

Founder, Higher Education & Beyond
Carolyn Hoessler is a facilitator of interdisciplinary collaborations, dynamic data discussions, curriculum design, and engaged decision-making processes within and beyond higher education. She brings over 14 years' experience in higher education and with over 100 projects. Carolyn... Read More →
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Lorraine Godden

Instructor II, Careers and Employability, Carleton University
Lorraine Godden, PhD, teaches Careers and Employability at Carleton University. Her research includes career planning, work-integrated-learning and adult education. Lorraine serves on the Board of Directors of CERIC and the Asia Pacific Career Development Association.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 203

11:40 EST

204: Students Perspectives on Careers & Career Development: 2020
Featuring insights from a massive survey of more than 23,000 post-secondary students, this presentation will shed light on students' career development and career goals. What career supports do they value most? How does "finding a job" or a "having a career goal" affect students' mental well-being? How does career development affect academic success? We'll explore these and many other topics.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to best support students' career development;
  • How to make a stronger case for student career development;
  • What today's students want from their careers

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Graham Donald

President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.
As Canada's leading expert on student recruitment and engagement, Graham Donald has been providing research, training and strategic advice to the country's leading employers and educational institutions for more than 25 years.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 204

11:40 EST

205: Trades Talent Link: Increasing Access to Good Jobs
We have heard that "good jobs" exist in skilled trades and that there is a growing skills shortage. Trades Talent Link, an evaluative research project from the YMCA-YWCA, is piloting interventions that work with both newcomers and employers to examine why there aren't more newcomers working in these "good jobs," and what can be done about it.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Supports needed to ensure integration of newcomers into trades workplaces;
  • Combination of interventions to best support integration in trades workplaces;
  • Best practices for implementing, evaluating and sustaining interventions

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sazlin Ahmad

Outreach Worker, Trades Talent Link, National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA
Sazlin Ahmad has a background in research and completed her Master's in Economics from the University of Ottawa as an international student, providing her an in-depth understanding of the settlement journey.
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Laurie Beckstead

Director, Trades Talent Link, National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA
Laurie Beckstead, Director – Trades Talent Link is a long-time advocate for careers in the skilled trades with practical experience in the construction industry and teaching in skilled trades programs at the post-secondary level.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 205

11:40 EST

206: The Challenge Mindset: How to Transform Career Development | La mentalité de défi : comment transformer le développement de carrière
The concept of "growth mindset" has changed the education system by reframing our underlying beliefs about human potential. Inspired by this change, the concept of the"challenge mindset" is transforming career development by reframing our beliefs about job titles and refocusing our energy on challenges to solve. Discover interactive "challenge mindset" activities that re-imagine the traditional approach to career preparation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore tools and case studies that foster the challenge mindset;
  • Learn to "flip the model" of career development;
  • Discover a new way to explore labour market information

Le concept de la « mentalité de croissance » a changé le système d’enseignement en reformulant nos convictions au sujet du potentiel humain. Inspiré par ce changement, le concept de la « mentalité de défi » transforme le développement de carrière en redéfinissant nos croyances au sujet des titres de postes et en recentrant nos énergies sur les défis à relever. Découvrez des activités interactives de « mentalité de défi » qui repensent l’approche traditionnelle en matière de préparation de carrière.

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Explorez des outils et des études de cas qui mettent de l’avant la mentalité de défi;
  • Apprenez à « inverser le modèle » de développement de carrière;
  • Découvrez une nouvelle façon d’explorer les données sur le marché de l’emploi


Speakers | Conférenciers
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JP Michel

Founder | Fondateur, SparkPath
JP Michel founded SparkPath and created the Challenge Cards. He has a master's degree in industrial-organizational psychology and is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Career Professional award from the Career Professionals of Canada.Fondateur de SparkPath, JP Michel a créé les... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 206

11:40 EST

207: Actua’s Future Skills Project: Post-secondary Work-integrated Learning
Actua is a Canadian STEM outreach charity representing 38 post-secondary member institutions. Undergraduate students are hired as instructors to deliver science and technology programs to youth. Future Skills is a two-year project to develop the work-integrated learning experience of those 1,000 instructors. This session shares project learnings and implications for success in the future of work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand skills mapping for a work-integrated learning program;
  • Understand how undergraduate youth gain employability skills with Actua’s program;
  • Understand RBC’s Future Launch, Actua’s project funding partner

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tracy Ross

Director of Network Membership, Actua
Tracy Ross has overseen high-quality, targeted STEM outreach programs at a national level level since 2003. At Actua, Tracy’s portfolio includes the programs and projects that Actua offers its network, including training for instructors.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 207

11:40 EST

208: Computing Disciplines 2.0: What Career Advisors Need to Know | Disciplines informatiques 2.0 : ce que doivent savoir les conseillers en développement de carrière
In 2018, CERIC partnered with our research team to develop and release a Quick Guide for the Computing Disciplines. Here, we will outline the contents of the Guide's second edition, in 2020, including alumni profiles, two new computing disciplines and a broader array of post-secondary pathways into this dynamic field. If you are a career advisor, this session is designed for you.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Update your understanding of the seven computing disciplines;
  • Learn about current trends and programs in the computing field;
  • Walk away with practical tools to aid your advising practice

En 2018, le CERIC s’est associé à notre équipe de recherche afin de rédiger et de publier un guide intitulé Disciplines informatiques : guide rapide. Dans cette séance, nous décrirons le contenu de la deuxième édition du guide, qui paraîtra en 2020 et comprendra notamment des profils de diplômés, deux nouvelles disciplines informatiques et un éventail plus vaste de cheminements postsecondaires menant à ce secteur dynamique. Vous êtes conseiller en développement de carrière? Cette séance a été conçue pour vous.

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Mettez à jour vos connaissances des sept disciplines informatiques;
  • Découvrez les tendances et les programmes de l’heure en informatique;
  • Obtenez des outils pratiques pour faciliter votre prestation de conseils

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Randy Connolly

Professor | Professeur, Mount Royal University | Université Mount Royal
Randy Connolly is a Professor of Mathematics and Computing and has authored 38 peer-reviewed papers as well as three textbooks used by thousands of students annually at over 100 universities worldwide.Professeur de mathématiques et d’informatique, Randy Connolly est l’auteur... Read More →
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Janet Miller

Counsellor & Professor | Conseillère et professeure, Mount Royal University | Université Mount Royal
Dr Janet Miller is a counselling psychologist with expertise in post-secondary students' health and career development. In addition to having a thriving practice, Janet is an accomplished author, public speaker and scholar.Janet Miller, Ph. D, est psychologue-conseil et possède une... Read More →
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Faith-Michael Uzoka

Professor | Professeur, Mount Royal University | Université Mount Royal
Dr Faith-Michael Uzoka is a Full Professor at Mount Royal University and has published extensively in the following areas: medical information systems, computing personnel and disciplinary studies, multi-criteria decision support systems, technology adoption and innovation.Professeur... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 208

11:40 EST

209: A Career Mentoring Tale: Assumptions, Assessment and Action
In 2009, Thompson Rivers University created a Career Mentoring Program to bring career development expertise, from mentors' personal experiences, to students through career mentoring activities. This session will outline the evolution of the program, the mistakes and partnerships that influenced the evolution, and how a formal applied research project solidified the learning program organizers assumed was happening.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn innovative and replicable applied research on career mentoring programs;
  • Empowering alumni as co-career educators – the partnership and preparation;
  • Review strategies to increase student's career knowledge, confidence and action

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Arlene Olynyk

Manager, Alumni Relations, Thompson Rivers University
Arlene Olynyk manages TRU's alumni relations, formerly from student affairs and years in the non-profit sector. Partnerships and engagement drive this shop, leading to this Career Mentoring Program being recognized internationally for Innovative and Creative Partnerships.
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Susan Forseille

Director, PLAR, Thompson Rivers University
Susan Forseille is the Director of Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition at Thompson Rivers University. Susan's career has centred on career development and experiential learning, focusing on prior learning and how students transition from post-secondary education to career.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 209

11:40 EST

210: Using Introvert Strengths for Effective Job Search
Do you know how to recognize an introvert? And how to customize your advice to help the introverted clients become more successful? Based on the award-winning book Introverts: Leverage Your Strengths for an Effective Job Search, this eye-opening presentation will equip you with tips and strategies to help your clients overcome their job search challenges more easily.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand why introverts' job search is more challenging;
  • Job interview tips and strategies for introverts;
  • Networking - the introvert's way!

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Gabriela Casineanu

Certified Professional Coach, ORSC, Thoughts Designer
Award-winning author and professional coach Gabriela Casineanu has helped thousands of professionals find jobs and advance their careers by applying coaching to employment counselling. Her broad background includes an MBA, engineering, IT, experiential learning and entrepreneursh... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 210

11:40 EST

211: Labour Market Trends in the Age of Disruption
Rapid advances in technology are poised to disrupt many of the sectors of Canada's economy. Devant is using Burning Glass Technologies for detailed job market analytics. This presentation will focus on identifying trends in the labour market and offer crucial insights, such as in-demand jobs, specific skills employers need and the career directions that offer the highest potential for workers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify labour market trends in the age of disruption;
  • Describe in-demand jobs and specific skills employers need;
  • Provide career directions that offer the highest potential for workers

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Denis Gravelle

Chief Strategist, Devant
Denis Gravelle is an experienced educator/trend-setter focused on workforce development/skills training in the age of disruption. As Devant's Chief Strategist, he leads career/skills development projects in collaboration with industry/academia.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 211

11:40 EST

212: La supervision en counseling et orientation : une clé pour un développement durable
Cette communication vise à présenter le bien-fondé de la supervision en counseling et orientation. Elle permettra aux participants de mieux se situer au regard des différentes formes de supervision. Vous serez amenés à réfléchir vos modèles d’intervention et de supervision (Goyer, 2018; 2019); tout en examinant des considérations éthiques, juridiques (réglementaire) et évaluatives de la supervision en counseling et orientation.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre les différentes formes de supervision;
  • Réfléchir vos modèles d'intervention et de supervision;
  • Anticiper les considérations éthiques, juridiques et évaluatives de la supervision

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Liette Goyer

Liette Goyer

Professeure en counseling et orientation, Université Laval
Liette Goyer est Ph.D et elle enseigne en counseling et orientation à l'Université Laval. Elle est superviseure et elle réalise des travaux sur les dispositifs d'accompagnement et la compétence à s'orienter.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 212

11:40 EST

213: Reducing Risk: Career Skills Impact for International Students
In this session you will learn about current career counselling theories and how they are put into practice in the pilot of Simon Fraser University's Job Search Success with Fraser International College students who are on academic probation. We will share the results and how it has positively affected both their GPA and retention over time.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply international, psychological and career foundational frameworks to your work;
  • Relate an EAL/ESL curriculum-design model to your own work;
  • Appreciate how career interventions affect students from international pathways

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Kris Magnusson

Kris Magnusson

Dean, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
Education Dean at Simon Fraser University since 2009, Dr Kris Magnusson's award-winning work in counselling psychology and career development led to roles in research of evidence-based practice, provincial assessment, education internationalization and Aboriginal reconciliation. She... Read More →
avatar for Sharla Reid

Sharla Reid

Director & Principal, Fraser International College
Sharla Reid is the College Director and Principal of Fraser International College at Simon Fraser University. Sharla has built a robust student leadership community that has both award-winning student support programming and community leaders.
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Heather Williams

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Curriculum Manager, Simon Fraser University
Heather Williams (MEd Equity Studies in Education) received the 2017 CBIE Excellence Award for her work in online curricula designed specifically to meet students "at the place where they are."


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 213

11:40 EST

214: Design Thinking for Career Development
Discover how design thinking can be applied to career development, creating new possibilities. Participants will engage in an interactive design sprint, experiencing a new way to develop creative interventions and activities for clients. Presenters will also use active engagement and career coaching techniques to explore how to effectively weave design thinking into the client career development process.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand tools and practices employed in the design sprint process;
  • Explore how design thinking compliments and intersects with career interventions;
  • Participate in interactive design thinking activities, developing understanding and creativity

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Nick Fruhling

Product Design Lead, Bananatag
Nick Fruhling is the Product Design Lead for Vancouver tech startup Bananatag and a founding partner of Doubleknot. His 20-year design career has been defined by creative leadership, product strategy and desk toys.
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Andrea Fruhling

Career/Leadership Coach
Andrea Fruhling is an Organizational Consultant, and a Career and Leadership Coach. She is also a founding partner of Doubleknot Works. Andrea enjoys helping individuals and leaders develop strengths, communication and creative problem-solving skills through workshop facilitation... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 214

11:40 EST

215: Activating Potential: Applying Mindset Tools for Empowered Success
Truly empower your clients to achieve their desired goals and results. It all begins with you, as their guide. Access new tools for helping people see what they're truly capable of, believe in their own potential and take action toward it. With these tools, you'll be able to take your own results and your clients to the next level.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn the transformative assumptions required to truly empower people;
  • Learn new skills for helping people access their potential;
  • How to achieve desired results regardless of uncertainty or fear

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Shellie Deloyer

Founder, Trainer & Lead Coach, Bright Futures Solutions
Shellie Deloyer is a personal and professional growth trainer, master coach and entrepreneur. She has extensive experience working with individuals and organizations to access their potential, build new skills and accomplish huge goals.


Monday January 27, 2020 11:40 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 215

12:30 EST

14:00 EST

201: Working Together: Employment & Language Training for Refugees
Many refugees come to Canada with low language skills but with a desire to fit in and to find employment. We are looking for employers who are: 1. Willing to hire refugees; 2. Willing to invest in training; and 3. Willing and able to be flexible. The desired outcomes are to improve the employment situation for refugees and to improve the connection of employers to the talent pool of refugees.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Strategies for working with employers;
  • Supporting refugees in an employment context;
  • Best practices in language and employment training

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Bashir Shabaz

Bashir Shabaz

Manager, Employment Services, Reception House Waterloo Region
Bashir Shahbaz has a master's degree in economics and since 2007 has been at Reception House helping refugees with their settlement and integration processes. This work has helped him gain in-depth knowledge of the settlement sector.
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Carl Cadogan

CEO, Reception House Waterloo Region
Carl Cadogan has served on numerous boards, committees and task forces, including the CBA, the Premier's Council on the Voluntary Sector (that redesigned the OTF). He is currently the CEO of Reception House Waterloo Region.


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 201

14:00 EST

202: "Reviewing Resumes is Hard": Flipping the Classroom
Do you want to engage students in the career development process? Instead of multiple lectures, we flipped the classroom using peer learning with student teams in a day-long session where teams researched labour markets, developed job descriptions (JDs), applied for the JDs they developed, developed interview questions based on the JDs, applied and interviewed for the job.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn a new way to flip the post-secondary career classroom;
  • Develop a strategy to engage MBA students;
  • How to structure a day-long career workshop

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Larry Iles

Larry Iles

Senior Faculty Member, Thompson Rivers University
Larry Iles has worked in career development throughout his 22 years with Thompson Rivers University (TRU). He is currently writing two chapters for an online career book with the TRU Career and Experiential Learning Department.
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Jamie Noakes

Career Counsellor, Thompson Rivers University
Jamie Noakes is a faculty member in Career and Experiential Learning at TRU with 10 years of experience in a variety of post-secondary settings. Currently, Jamie is a Career Counsellor and a Co-ordinator for business co-op students.


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 202

14:00 EST

203: Programme de Mobilité Francophone : comment convaincre les employeurs d'embaucher de la main d'oeuvre qualifié et bilingue à l'internationale?
Le programme de Mobilité Francophone est une réelle option pour les employeurs. L’employeur n’a pas besoin d’obtenir une Étude d’Impact sur le Marché du Travail (EIMT) pour embaucher un travailleur qualifié en provenance des pays de la francophonie. Découvrez les avantages de ce programme et les techniques pour obtenir la collaboration des employeurs.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Technique de promotion d'un programme favorisant l'embauche des immigrants francophones; Développement de partenariats privés et communautaires;
  • Participer au développement économique de votre clientèle francophone

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Aissatou Sonko

Gestionnaire du Programme Employabilité et Immigration, Société Économique de l'Ontario
Aissatou Sonko est dotée d'une expertise de plus de 5 ans en RH. Ses fonctions premières consistent à gérer une équipe de conseillers pour accompagner les immigrants francophones qui désirent trouver un emploi ou de créer une entreprise.


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 203

14:00 EST

204: ISSofBC and Vancity: Re-imagining Financial and Career Services
ISSofBC and Vancity Credit Union have reimagined financial services by bringing banking to community. Vancity supported the development of a Welcome Centre for refugees and immigrants to the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. It is a fully integrated and co-ordinated regional services hub that addresses the immediate needs of newcomers, such as housing and language training, and also offers bank account starts and financial literacy services. This session will share the story of the unique partnership between the two organizations as well as explore specific examples of the career services provided for newcomers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how to build a community partnership;
  • Understand the career needs of immigrants and refugees;
  • Identify innovative ways to provide services to newcomers

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Chris Friesen

Director, Settlement Services, ISSofBC
Chris Friesen is a recognized mover and voice within the refugee and immigrant settlement sector and is a sought-after speaker, media resource person and research collaborator on immigration-related policies and programs. As Settlement Services director at ISSofBC for over 25 years... Read More →
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John Horn

Director, Talent Acquisition and Learning, Vancity Credit Union
John Horn leads recruitment and learning at Vancity Credit Union and has been involved with CERIC for over a decade as a committee and board member. At Vancity, John oversees sourcing, acquiring and developing talent in service of the co-operative’s purpose of building healthy communities... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 204

14:00 EST

205: What Career Practitioners Want
Labour market information is central to every career practitioner's toolbox. Yet, it is not always easy to find or integrate in services. Nor does it always match what individuals want. The LMIC surveyed nearly 900 professionals in the field of career development to better understand their challenges. Join us to discuss our findings and what can be done.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How career practitioners use labour market information in their practice;
  • What information challenges career practitioners face in supporting their clients;
  • Best practices to provide clients with actionable information

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Tony Bonen

Tony Bonen

Director, Research, Data and Analytics, Labour Market Information Council
Tony Bonen is a seasoned economist with deep knowledge of quantitative analyses. Since 2018, he has overseen research initiatives at the Labour Market Information Council to provide all Canadians with timely, reliable and relevant data
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Steven Tobin

Executive Director, Labour Market Information Council
As the Executive Director of the Labour Market Information Council, Steven Tobin works to improve labour market information in Canada. He previously worked at the International Labour Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 205

14:00 EST

206: PANEL: Future Skills: Preparing for the Future of Work | Compétences futures : se préparer pour l’avenir du travail
This session will highlight how Future Skills supports the Government of Canada's efforts to respond to the changing nature of work and ensure Canadians are prepared for the future. Panellists will provide an overview of the Future Skills Council and the Future Skills Centre, share insights from early implementation and discuss how practitioners can get involved.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about Future Skills progress (Council and Centre);
  • Understand the importance of evidence for policy and programming;
  • Acknowledge the role of actors in ecosystem for system change

Cette séance expliquera comment l’initiative Compétences futures appuie les efforts déployés par le gouvernement du Canada pour s’adapter à la nature changeante du monde du travail et veiller à ce que les Canadiens et Canadiennes soient préparés pour l’avenir. Des panélistes offriront un aperçu du Conseil des Compétences futures et du Centre des Compétences futures, feront part des apprentissages tirés des premières étapes de la mise en œuvre de l’initiative et discuteront de moyens de participation des intervenants.

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Renseignez-vous sur les progrès réalisés en matière de Compétences futures (Conseil et Centre);
  • Comprenez l’importance des preuves pour les politiques et les programmes;
  • Reconnaissez le rôle des acteurs de l’écosystème de changement systémique


Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Valerie Walker

Valerie Walker

Executive Director, Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) | Directrice générale, Table ronde du milieu des affaires et de l’enseignement supérieur, Co-Chair, Future Skills Council | Coprésidente, Conseil des Compétences futures
Valerie Walker is the Co-chair of the Future Skills Council, a council to provide advice on emerging skills, workforce trends and pan-Canadian priorities. Valerie also leads the Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER). Made up of the heads of Canadian companies, universities and... Read More →
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Pedro Barata

Executive Director | Directeur exécutif, Future Skills Centre | Centre des Compétences futures
As Executive Director of the Future Skills Centre, Pedro Barata works with key project partners to realize the Centre’s mandate to prepare Canadians for employment success in a changing workplace and lead in cutting-edge research and innovation. Prior to his appointment at the Future... Read More →
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Rhonda Fernandes

Executive Director | Directrice exécutive, Future Skills Office and Skills Innovation, Employment and Social Development Canada | Bureau des Compétences futures and Innovation en matière de compétences, Emploi et Développement social Canada
Rhonda Fernandes is Executive Director, Future Skills Office and Innovation, Employment and Social Development Canada. She is responsible for the Government of Canada's Future Skills initiative, which will promote innovation in skills policy and programs.Rhonda Fernandes est directrice... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 206

14:00 EST

207: Digital Credentials for Robot-Proof 21C Careers
Open Badges are a standard for portable micro-credentials invented by Mozilla in 2011 as a better way to recognize skills and transfer them into new education and career situations. Leading organizations like IBM, Shopify and eCampusOntario are using badges in innovative approaches to workforce development. Learn how badges are fast becoming digital credentials for "robot-proof" 21st-century careers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • List the benefits of competency-based approaches to workforce development;
  • Describe the skills needed for success in 21st-century careers;
  • Explain how Open Badges make skills more portable and learner-centred

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Don Presant

Don Presant

President, CanCred by Learning Agents
Don Presant is Canada's leading expert on Open Badges, speaking at conferences across Canada and abroad. He is President of Learning Agents, host of CanCred.ca, the premier Canadian service for Open Badges.


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 207

14:00 EST

208: PANEL: Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound (UIHB)
UIHB is a multi-year initiative that aims to systematically address barriers sole-parenting urban Indigenous women face when trying to find meaningful employment, enhanced well-being, and prosperity for themselves and their children. UIHB is founded on the provision and co-ordination of key supports including housing, access to culture, childcare, education and life-skills, transportation, case co-ordination, health access and mental-health supports.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Community-led learnings regarding career development for urban Indigenous populations;
  • Results of UIHB process evaluation outcomes;
  • Exploration of self-determined career goals

Initiative échelonnée sur plusieurs années, UIHB s’attaque de manière systématique aux obstacles auxquels font face les mères monoparentales autochtones vivant en milieu urbain qui sont à la recherche d’un emploi gratifiant, et qui tentent d’améliorer leur sort et celui de leurs enfants. L’initiative UIHB est fondée sur la prestation et la coordination de moyens de soutien clés, dont l’hébergement, l’accès à la culture, les services de garde d’enfants, les études et les compétences de vie, le transport, la coordination de cas, ainsi que l’accès aux soins de santé et aux services de santé mentale.

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Apprentissages communautaires liés au développement de carrière pour les populations autochtones urbaines;
  • Résultats du processus d’évaluation de l’initiative UIHB;
  • Exploration d’objectifs de carrière fixés par les femmes elles-mêmes

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Joshua Litwin

Manager, Community of Practice, Homeward Bound | Directeur, communauté de pratique, Homeward Bound, WoodGreen
Joshua Litwin manages the Homeward Bound Community of Practice, working to grow WoodGreen's Homeward Bound program across Canada to support single mothers in achieving education, employment and a sustainable future for their families.Administrateur de la communauté de pratique Homeward... Read More →
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Lorie Arias

Program Coordinator/Section Manager/Assistant Executive Director, N’Amerind Friendship Centre
Lorie Arias has been employed at the N’Amerind Friendship Centre, in London, ON for approximately 8 years. She is a member of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and is Bear Clan. She brings extensive professional experience working for over 35 years at several Indigenous and... Read More →
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Lauren Howse

Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound Program Co-ordinator | Coordonnatrice du programme Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound, Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
Lauren Howse supports OFIFC member Friendship Centres with the implementation of Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound (UIHB) in urban Indigenous communities across Ontario.Lauren Howse soutient les centres d’amitié membres de l’OFIFC grâce à la mise en place de l’initiative Urban... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 208

14:00 EST

209: Career Developers to Career Connectors
Interested in engaging your local business and community sectors to develop the networking skills of jobseekers? Attend this session and you'll hear of the story of why Connector NL was started and how two former career advisors take the best of career services and the business world to help new residents and upcoming graduates find professional connections.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Importance of building and sharing your network;
  • Utilizing networking events to promote jobseekers;
  • Engaging local business and community sector for connections

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Shanna Mugford

Shanna Mugford

Program Co-ordinator, Connector NL
Shanna Mugford is the Program Co-ordinator for Connector NL in the western region. After completing her studies at Memorial University she moved back to her hometown of Corner Brook to bring Connector NL to the west coast. Shanna loves Newfoundland and Labrador and she is delighted... Read More →
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Ashley Verge

Central NL Co-ordinator, Connector NL
Ashley Verge is the Central NL Co-ordinator for Connector NL. She is passionate about the region and being a force to help its residents find meaningful connections while promoting the hiring of newcomers to local businesses.


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 209

14:00 EST

210: Converting Potential into Prosperity: Microloans for Newcomer Success
We've all met a taxi driver who was a medical doctor in their previous life. For almost 15 years, Windmill Microlending has been helping internationally trained professionals convert their potential into prosperity by providing microloans toward re-licensing so they can get back to work in their field. This session will focus on sector collaboration and explore different approaches for greater impact.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover impact of a $15,000 microloan for foreign-trained professionals;
  • Understand the role of financial literacy coaching in newcomer career success;
  • Explore the value of collaboration within newcomer support services

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Robert Ndoping

Manager, Client Success, Windmill Microlending
Robert Ndoping joined Windmill in 2014 as Loan Facilitator, during which time he spearheaded research on dental re-licensing plans and helped set up their interest-free Refugee Loan Program. Robert holds a double master's from Lund University.
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Lindsay Morris

Manager, Intake and Data Collection, Windmill Microlending
Lindsay Morris joined Windmill in 2017 and has supported its clients and her team ever since, focusing on setting clients up for success right from the application process. Lindsay holds an MA/MBA from York University.


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 210

14:00 EST

211: Collaborating for Career Success: Psychology and Career Services
The Department of Psychology at Queen's University has created a series of targeted career supports for undergraduate psychology students, including a new course about careers in psychology, a mentorship-model careers conference and an open-source textbook. Learn about these initiatives and the collaboration with Career Services to integrate career development supports into the curriculum and student experience.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about initiatives that provide targeted career supports;
  • Explore strategies for collaboration between academic and career units;
  • Identify opportunities for new approaches in your own setting

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Cathy Keates

Cathy Keates

Director, Career Services & Experiential Learning, Queen's University
Cathy Keates, Director of Career Services and Experiential Learning at Queen's University, leads development and delivery of cross-institution programs and services. Two recent projects, the Major Maps and It All Adds Up, were recognized with CACEE Innovation Awards.
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Meghan Norris

Undergraduate Chair in Psychology, Queen's University
Meghan Norris (PhD in Social Psychology) is the Chair for Undergraduate Studies in Psychology at Queen's University. A former business owner and professor in consumer science, Dr Norris' work focuses on translating science into practice.


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 211

14:00 EST

212: Grow Your Career: JAC Employee Career Development Program
The John Abbott College career development program provides a support mechanism for identifying and tracking employee career advancement goals. This unique employee program promotes self-reflection, recognition of employability skills and competencies and preparation for future career transitions. This session will inspire strategic planning for educational institutions and offers an example of a personal development program for attracting and retaining employees.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Model a program developed for identifying employee career advancement goals;
  • Plan a career development roadmap for educational institution employees;
  • Align employee career development efforts with professional and organizational goals

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lois Dion

HR Coordinator, John Abbott College
Lois Dion  (MS Ed) is the Co-ordinator of Human Resources at John Abbott College with over 10 year' management experience in the public sector. She brings a solid background in conflict resolution and career coaching.
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Marianne Côté-Jacques

Professional Development Technical Advisor, John Abbott College
Marinane Côté-Jacques is the Professional Development Advisor (BAdmin) for faculty and non-teaching staff at John Abbott College. She is proficient in career development training, institutional research in higher education, program initiatives and staff/employee development.
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Susan Ajersch

Professional Development Specialist, John Abbott College
Susan Ajersch is an educational developer (MEd) and co-ordinator of professional development training opportunities for faculty and non-teaching staff at CEGEP John Abbott College. She is adept and creative in curriculum development, new faculty training and teaching and learning... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 212

14:00 EST

213: Building Bridges to Employment Through Social Enterprise
Supportive programming and business development combined can drive successful outcomes for at-risk youth. Learn about the approach utilized by Choices for Youth, which leverages social enterprises, experiential training and wrap-around support to create diverse and transitional employment for youth who cannot access the traditional labour market. Three social enterprises – Impact Construction, Neighbourhood and The Shop – will be highlighted throughout.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Connect career development with transitional employment through social enterprise;
  • Understand the complexities required to start a social enterprise;
  • Encourage a person-centred design in career development through social enterprise

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Chelsey MacNeil

Director of Social Enterprise, Education and Employment, Choices for Youth
Chelsey MacNeil is an entrepreneur, business developer and social innovator. She has 10+ years of experience developing business models through through social and place-based business.


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 213

14:00 EST

214: Discover the Path From Skills Development to Mastery!
Have you heard about the 10,000-hour rule? Is it true? How do we develop mastery of a skill? What do the realms of chess and music have to teach us? Come join a fascinating investigation into what enables a person to master their craft. Participants will have an opportunity to revisit their own skills and leave with an action plan.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Review the research on learning and skills development;
  • Investigate what enables a person to master their craft;
  • Develop an action plan to build your skills

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Rob Straby

Professor, Conestoga College
Rob Straby has followed his passion for innovation in career development since 1986. A professor in the Career Development Practitioner program at Conestoga College, this unique program trains career professionals via the internet with interactive webinars.


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 214

14:00 EST

215: The Power of LinkedIn and Social Reciprocity
People think LinkedIn is about getting a job. But in reality LinkedIn is about the power and art of networking and reciprocity. LinkedIn takes content, consistency and commitment. It also requires people to jump out of their comfort zone because that is where the magic happens. LinkedIn is powerful and we have no choice but to become LinkedIn Go-Givers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn to go from profile-building to community-building;
  • Learn the art of online social reciprocity;
  • Learn to use LinkedIn to successfully reach your goals

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Shelly Elsliger

Career Educator and LinkedIn Super-Woman, Linked-Express and University of Toronto
A globally recognized LinkedIn trainer and speaker as well as a Woman You Need to Know. Shelly Elsliger uses the Power of LinkedIn to build presence, brand, confidence and master the ART of social reciprocity


Monday January 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Room | Salle 215

15:00 EST

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 01: Providing Career Supports for Students with Disabilities
Laurier’s Career Development Centre celebrates diversity by offering unique programming, expert advice, and additional support and resources for students with disabilities. Learn from a dedicated career consultant as she shares programming ideas, strategies, successes and challenges experienced while working with campus and community partners to provide high-quality support and services to students who face barriers while navigating career development.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn simple methods and resources for students with disabilities;
  • Tackling the issue of disclosure and how to support students;
  • Understand collaborative approaches to career development for students with disabilities

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Korrie Belanger

Career Consultant: Diversity Programs, Wilfrid Laurier University
Korrie Belanger (MSW) offers engaging and unique programming as well as meets with diverse students to help them find meaningful career paths. Outside of work, she thoroughly enjoys spending time staying active with her dog.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 02: Innovative Pilot Projects: Improving Adult Learner Employment Pathways
The 2017-2018 ERPAE Capacity Building sessions helped Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) staff learn about ACE within and outside their region, supporting the development and implementation of innovative pilot projects to improve adult learner pathways to employment. Data provided valuable insights about the effectiveness of this project. Key components of a collaborative coalition model for professional development (CCMfPD) will be shared.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about innovative work undertaken to support adult education learners;
  • Understand how collaboration was used to build capacity;
  • Learn about the collaborative coalition model for professional development

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lorraine Godden

Instructor II, Careers and Employability, Carleton University
Lorraine Godden, PhD, teaches Careers and Employability at Carleton University. Her research includes career planning, work-integrated-learning and adult education. Lorraine serves on the Board of Directors of CERIC and the Asia Pacific Career Development Association.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 03: Classroom to Career: Bridging Career Guidance Gaps
Learn to enhance the support you provide to students without needing extra hours in your day! This presentation identifies ways to bridge the gaps in student career planning. Based on the presenters' experience in post-secondary career planning, private practice and school board consulting, we will share practical strategies to improve the effectiveness of career planning supports for students.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify challenges and opportunities for career counselling with students;
  • Explore effective collaboration between career practitioners, guidance counsellors and teachers;
  • Enhance your student support career planning toolkit!

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Nina Hornjatkevyc

Registered Psychologist, Calgary Career Counselling
Nina Hornjatkevyc is a Registered Psychologist specializing in career and personal counselling. She has worked with thousands of clients, is practice lead at Calgary Career Counselling and for 10 years counselled students in post-secondary settings.
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Meghan Reid

Registered Psychologist, Canada Career Counselling
Meghan Reid is a Registered Psychologist focusing on career and workplace psychology. She leads Canada Career Counselling's Toronto and Oakville, ON, offices, and has supported hundreds of clients across Canada to make strategic and informed career decisions.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 04: Comprehensive Career Programs Must Include STEM Information
Most jobs in Canada require, or benefit from, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) background. Some STEM careers are obvious (eg, health and medical professionals, engineers, scientists), but many are not (eg, journalists, welders, computer animators, chefs). Students limit their career options by opting out of STEM courses. Discuss the issues, explore free resources and experience 360 virtual reality workplaces.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Appreciate the relationships between STEM skills and the workforce;
  • Understand the impact when students opt out of STEM courses;
  • Explore student and teacher resources to address this issue

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Craig White

Education Program Consultant, Let's Talk Science
Craig White has worked from elementary to post-secondary as instructor, teacher, principal, district curriculum co-ordinator and Department of Education consultant. Craig leads the LTS STEM Careers project, promoting the importance of STEM for youth career options.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 05: The 10 Options After High School
While most high school graduates and their parents can name four, there are actually 10. Come explore all of the options post-high school graduation and learn valuable statistics to enable clients to make informed decisions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The 10 options;
  • Concerns about each option;
  • Positives about each options

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sarah-Jane VandenBerg

Career Coach, Passionate Income
Published author Sarah-Jane VandenBerg has empowered thousands of people over 25 years to make successful, life-changing career decisions. Workshop participants describe her style as refreshing, fun, genuine and engaging.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 06: Coaching iGen/Gen Z: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies
Participants will gain insight into the challenges, opportunities and strategies involved in coaching iGen/Gen Z (14-25). Generation Z brings new challenges to the workforce. They are the digital natives who want to telecommute and be self-employed. As their coaches, we can utilize their technical talents to help them build their brand. Strategies to empower this group will also be shared.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Challenges that Generation Z requirements bring;
  • Opportunities within the "digital native" label are highlighted;
  • Strategies to increase clients' awareness of their career path

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Hoda Kilani

iGen Coaching Expert, Right Career Fit
Dr Hoda Kilani is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC). She is the founder of career coaching company Right Career Fit. She brings up-to-date expertise to coach iGen/Gen Z to realize their dream careers.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 07: Big-Picture Thinking for Job Developers
You'll learn the tricks of the trade and some effective ways to build employer relationships that will last for a lifetime. The role of a job developer can be challenging one, but not anymore, because you'll have everything you need to know to make your role as a job developer an easy and enjoyable one.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Knowledge on how to meet targets every single time;
  • Build effective employer relationships;
  • Learn how to facilitate meaningful placements and job matching

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Narine Dat Sookram

Job Developer, Empower Employment
Narine Dat Sookram is a World Record Holder and an RBC's Top 25 Canadian Immigrant. He has received over 200 awards, including the Global Public Peace Prize, an International Customer Service Director of the Year Award and an Honouree Doctorate.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 08: Effective In-Class Exercises for Mature & International Students
After teaching employment preparedness for five years, Anita has developed in-class exercises that have proven to be effective for a range of students. You will receive a free workbook with 30-minute in-class exercises that you can use for your own learners. Exercises include: a template to perfect your elevator pitch, career action plan template, writing effective achievement sentences and more.

Learning Outcomes:
  • A free template for the perfect elevator pitch;
  • Exercises on how to write achievement sentences for your resume;
  • How to get ESL students proactive in their classes

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Anita Agrawal

Professor, Centennial College
Anita Agrawal is a Professor of Career Development for post-graduate jobseekers at Centennial College. Professor Agrawal has been teaching part time for the past five years and has taught over 1,000 students.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 09: Mindful Practices for Teaching Employability Skills
This presentation will share ABC's teaching philosophy and provide a detailed look at the training we offer to practitioners who host our popular UP Skills for Work program. We will look at withholding judgment, confidentiality, validating learner experiences, incorporating adult learning theory and other key concepts. We will also have a five-to-10-minute discussion with participants about their own best practices.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How does adult learning theory fit into career development;
  • How to connect with learners through empathy and validation;
  • How to mindfully teach employability skills

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Erica Ruth Kelly

Programs Co-ordinator, ABC Life Literacy Canada
Erica Ruth Kelly has been working in the literacy sector since 2015. She is the Programs Co-ordinator for Quebec and Atlantic Canada at ABC Life Literacy Canada, a national literacy non-profit.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 10: Adapting Services to Optimize the International Student Experience
International enrolments are climbing across Canadian post-secondary institutions. Since 2016, the University of Waterloo's career centre has analyzed and adapted how its services support students in this heterogeneous group. This session will highlight enhancements we have made to usher in universal design across career education contexts, offering the opportunity to apply this process to your own career education environments.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about one institution's service adaptations to engage international students;
  • Explore the themes that characterize successful initiatives in this realm;
  • Identify opportunities to tailor services and resources in your organization

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jennifer Woodside

Director, Centre for Career Action, University of Waterloo
Jennifer Woodside is Director of the University of Waterloo's Centre for Career Action, leading the design and development of career education programming across campus. CCA was recognized for its Career Leader program's innovation in leadership by CACEE in 2018.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 11: Integrated? Holistic? How Do These Apply to FCR?
Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) is a hot topic in Canada with so many Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs) from various countries across the world having immigrated to our great nation. How can we ensure all professionals are rightfully integrated and how do we fit all the pieces of the puzzle together in a holistic way? Come join us and learn more.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Review the integration of ITPs in the Canadian workforce;
  • Discuss the advantages of approaching FCR in holistic ways;
  • Explore what can be included in future FCR programming

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michael Lam

Director of Employment Services, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Michael Lam, with his bachelor and master's degrees in public administration and Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) qualifications, started his credentials in the employment services and vocational training field in 1990.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 12: Experience More Access
This presentation is intended to provide some clarity on how post-secondary institutions can support students with disabilities in transitioning from an academic to a career or experiential learning environment. The information included in this presentation is gathered using an anti-oppressive practice lens and in the spirit of honouring equity, diversity and inclusion.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Reframing disability on campus and in the workplace;
  • Disentangling accommodations from bona fide learning/skill requirements;
  • Understanding the student experience and resilience

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jennifer Mei

Accessibility Experiential Learning Co-ordinator, Thompson Rivers University
Jennifer Mei is a registered social worker with a strong history of working with diverse populations living with disabilities. More specifically, she has worked in the context of providing academic and employment accommodations.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 13: Preparing Youth for Work in the Bio-Economy
We'll explore the success of BioTalent Canada's wage-subsidy programs. In particular, with a focus on the importance of essential and technical skills and how they are needed (and yet lacking) in the industry and how wage subsidies help employers bridge the risk of hiring youth. Additionally, we'll discuss how BioTalent Canada is working with employers, students and post-secondary institutions to augment curriculum to help make youth more job-ready for work in the industry.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Needed steps to get more youth working in the bio-economy;
  • How to get involved/participate in the Student Work Placement Program;
  • Benefits of job readiness

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Pamela Gray

Director of Project Development, BioTalent Canada
Pamela Gray is the Director of Project Development with BioTalent Canada, the HR partner of the bio-economy. She is responsible for the development and delivery of its programs including the Student Work Placement Program.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 14: Real-time Assessment of Learning in Career Workshops
It doesn't matter if you taught it, it matters if they got it. So, how can we be sure? In this discussion, I share how Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) can collect and assess rich detail about student learning as a fundamental part of workshop delivery and one-to-one advising.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Review Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) and how they assess learning;
  • Describe how to collect and analyze data generated by CATs;
  • Brainstorm opportunities to prototype CATs to enhance existing assessment practices

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kimberley Rawes

Career Educator, UBC Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Kimberley Rawes is the first Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach in Canada. She activates career and learning theories into her practice in curricular and co-curricular settings for all students at the University of British Columbia.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 16: On-campus Job Shadowing: Exploring PhD Career Pathways
PhD students have unique career considerations. The University of Waterloo's job-shadowing program explores diverse careers in university settings with experiential cases and reflection to enhance learning. Hear about the creation of this program, and the impact it had on PhD student self- and career awareness, while also discussing how to bring reflection into graduate student programming on your campus.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the process and considerations that went into program creation
  • Experience the case study/experiential component of program first hand
  • Explore how reflection could be added to your graduate programming

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kira Bruschke

Career Advisor, University of Waterloo
Kira Bruschke, RP, CCC is a career counsellor with 10 years' experience in post-secondary settings. At the University of Waterloo, she provides support to graduate students and post-docs in their career development and employment goals.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carrousels) Plénière table 15 : Explorer les identités en développement de carrière : pourquoi et comment
Les travailleurs font face à un environnement complexe et en évolution continuelle. En conséquence, ils vivent généralement plusieurs transitions professionnelles et extraprofessionnelles au cours de leur vie. Des outils d’évaluation qualitative ont été développés pour leur accompagnement, néanmoins, aucun n’explore les identités professionnelles et extraprofessionnelles d’un client. C’est pourquoi cette communication vise à présenter une méthode qui pallie ce manque.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Approfondir ses connaissances à propos du concept d'identité en orientation;
  • Se familiariser avec des outils d'évaluation qualitative utilisés en orientation;
  • Pratiquer une méthode d'exploration des identités professionnelles et extraprofessionnelles

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Philippe Jacquin

Professeur adjoint en orientation, Université de Moncton
Phillipe Jacquin est professeur adjoint en orientation professionnelle à l'Université de Moncton. Il possède un Ph.D. en psychologie de l'Université Rennes 2.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

201: Career Reading (to Support Career Writing)
This session will introduce a website with books for triggering career reflection and career moulding; with books for reading with pleasure; and (if possible) with one or more stories from the writer. We try to convince visitors to take the ladder to a sustainable career and a satisfying life built on career wisdom.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Show that reading career books is informal learning and pleasure;
  • Make concrete the abstract concept of career-building;
  • Show how to chose books for your career

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Crit Jamin

Director, Loopbaanpaleis.nl
Crit Jamin is a professor at a university of applied studies in the Netherlands, translator of two books of Norm Amundson's, organizer of workshops for Gray Poehnell and others in the Netherlands, and trainer for the Belgian/Flemish labour market organization.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 201

15:45 EST

202: Math@venir : un soutien au projet vie-carrière d’élèves
Le projet Math@venir offre un appui aux élèves francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick quant à leur choix de parcours en mathématiques. L’incidence de cette décision sur la carrière a motivé le développement d’un programme orientant à l’intention d’élèves et de parents. La problématique, des extraits d’activités ainsi que quelques résultats préliminaires du projet seront présentés lors de cette séance.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Saisir l’incidence du choix des parcours en mathématiques au Nouveau-Brunswick;
  • Découvrir le programme Math@venir à l’intention d’élèves et de parents;
  • Situer le potentiel de continuité du projet Math@venir

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Diane LeBreton

Professeure, Université de Moncton
Diane LeBreton est professeure au programme d’orientation à la Faculté des sciences de l’éducation de l’Université de Moncton. Parmi ses champs d’intérêts se trouvent le développement vie-carrière et les démarches éducatives en orientation.
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Natasha Léger

Chargée d'enseignement, Université de Moncton
Natasha Léger est chargée d’enseignement au programme d’orientation à la Faculté des sciences de l’éducation de l’Université de Moncton. Elle s’intéresse au développement des compétences chez les individus.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 202

15:45 EST

203: Non-Cognitive Factors as Predictors of College Adaptation Process
The college adaptation process can be challenging for first-year, post-secondary students. This is especially true for members of an ethnic or linguistic minority. This presentation will explore two non-cognitive factors that facilitate the process of college adaptation. More specifically, we'll demonstrate how vocational readiness and having pride in being part of a minority group positively affects this process.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The importance of developing a strong ethnolinguistic identity;
  • How a strong ethnolinguistic identity facilitates college adaptation;
  • What tasks students should complete before starting post-secondary studies

Speakers | Conférenciers
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André Samson

Professor, University of Ottawa
André Samson is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Since 2002, he has specialized in the area of career and guidance counselling in a minority context.
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Alexander Maisonneuve

PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa
Alexander Maisonneuve is a PhD candidate within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on health education in child and adolescent populations.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 203

15:45 EST

204: Changing Lives: Creating Hope for a Better Future
Young mothers in high school are making important decisions about their future aspirations. This presentation will share Career Trek's innovative approach to engaging young mothers in experiential programming and skill-building at post-secondary institutions. M Program creates positive change for mothers and their children, addressing the cycle of poverty and improving educational outcomes and career satisfaction on a multi-generational level.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Design career development programs for young mothers and their children;
  • Recognize experiential learning as a method of career development;
  • Identify career development and skill-building tools and strategies

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Rhonda Taylor

CEO, Career Trek Inc.
Rhonda Taylor is the CEO of Career Trek Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping young people realize their educational, career and life potential.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 204

15:45 EST

206: Millennial Leadership: Career Management as the Gateway | Le leadership chez les membres de la génération Y : la gestion de carrière comme passerelle
Is leadership only positional? Do we need titles to become leaders? What about intrinsic leadership qualities and roles we embody in work/life? Career development provides gateways for millennials to level up into leadership. Learn how, through managing their own careers and adopting HEROIC mindsets at University of Toronto's Troost ILead and beyond, millennials lead themselves, others, organizations and society.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Review formal and informal career approaches to facilitate millennial leadership;
  • Learn diverse approaches from a program co-ordinator, university instructor and career coach;
  • Adopt strategies from Troost ILead programming and OneLifeTools narrative framework

Le leadership est-il seulement positionnel? Avons-nous besoin de titres pour devenir des leaders? Qu’en est-il des qualités de leader intrinsèques et de nos rôles dans la vie professionnelle et personnelle? Le développement de carrière représente une passerelle pour les membres de la génération Y qui veulent accéder au leadership. Apprenez comment les membres de la génération Y, par la gestion de leurs propres carrières et l’adoption d’une attitude héroïque à l’institut Troost ILead de l’Université de Toronto et au-delà, se dirigent eux-mêmes et dirigent les autres, les entreprises et la société.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Étudier des approches formelles et informelles en matière de carrière pour faciliter le leadership des membres de la génération Y;
  • Apprendre diverses approches enseignées par une coordonnatrice de programmes, un enseignant à l’université et une accompagnatrice en gestion et transition de carrière;
  • Adopter les stratégies des programmes Troost ILead et du cadre narratif OneLifeTools.


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Ali Breen

Community Growth Manager/Millennials Career Coach | Directrice de la croissance des collectivités/Accompagnatrice en gestion et transition de carrière pour membres de la génération Y, OneLifeTools/Ali Breen Career Coaching & Digital Consulting
Ali Breen coaches millennials using narrative, innovative approaches. A trusted social media expert among her career development peers, she brings her experiences as Community Growth Manager for OneLifeTools, 3CD Board Technology Lead and NCDA Marketing Co-ordinator.Ali Breen accompagne... Read More →
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Teresa Didiano

Special Programs Co-ordinator | Programmes spéciaux, Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead), University of Toronto | Université de Toronto
Teresa Didiano is the Special Programs Co-ordinator at the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) at the University of Toronto. She develops and co-ordinates leadership programs for engineering students and professionals.Teresa Didiano est coordonnatrice... Read More →
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Mark Franklin

Co-Founder/Practice Leader/Instructor | cofondateur/chef de pratique/instructeur, OneLifeTools/CareerCycles/University of Toronto
OneLifeTools co-founder Mark Franklin is a Stu Conger award-winning CareerCycles practice leader. He co-authored Who You Are Matters!, teaches career courses at University of Toronto, and consults on using structured narrative, gamification, technology and blended delivery.Cofondateur... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 206

15:45 EST

207: Trauma-Informed Strategies for CDPs
This session will provide career development practitioners (CDPs) with information about Trauma-Informed Career Development Practice and will focus on strategies to work with clients in trauma-informed ways. Participants will leave with tools they can use in their work the following day.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Trauma-Informed CD Practice;
  • Practice techniques for dosing the CD conversation;
  • Learn concrete strategies for working with clients with trauma backgrounds

Pre-Conference | Précongrès
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Seanna Quressette

Douglas College
Seanna Quressette has over 35 years of experience in career development and has trained for over 10 years as a trauma therapist. Seanna brings to her trauma-informed work lived experience with PTSD. She is the Co-ordinator of Continuing Education at Douglas College Faculty of Child... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 207

15:45 EST

208: Opening the Door Wider for Clients with Disabilities | Ouvrir plus grand la porte aux clients handicapés
Help jobseekers "own" their disability and bring their whole selves to work, unleashing their full potential. Learn to coach jobseekers with disabilities to appropriately disclose and ask for accommodations, while focusing on their strengths and skills. Identify strategies to navigate the barriers jobseekers with disabilities face.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify common barriers to employment for clients with disabilities;
  • Create an effective branding statement for clients with disabilities;
  • Evaluate effective job search techniques for clients with disabilities

Aidez les chercheurs d’emploi à assumer leur handicap et à se donner pleinement au travail de manière à réaliser leur plein potentiel. Apprenez aux chercheurs d’emploi handicapés la manière adéquate de divulguer leur handicap et de demander des accommodements, tout en se concentrant sur leurs forces et leurs compétences. Déterminez des stratégies pour surmonter les obstacles auxquels font face les chercheurs d’emploi handicapés.

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Repérez les obstacles courants à l’emploi auxquels font face les clients handicapés;
  • Créez un énoncé de marque efficace pour les clients handicapés;
  • Évaluez des techniques de recherche d’emploi efficaces pour les clients handicapés


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lisa Kelly

Partner | Partenaire, Abilocity
Lisa Kelly has experience in training, employment and disability. For the past three years, she has been Director of Training at Canadian Business SenseAbility, where she has delivered disability training to employers, educators, non-profits and jobseekers.Lisa Kelly possède de l’expérience... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 208

15:45 EST

209: Indigenous Youth Self-Discovery and Development Through International Experience
Indigenous youth can build employable skills, gain confidence and learn more about other Indigenous peoples across the world through international work and travel experiences. Global Affairs Canada and International Experience Canada will share stories of how international work and travel are benefiting the personal and professional development of Indigenous youth in Canada.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about two programs that help the development of youth;
  • Learn how international experience helps youth compete for employment opportunities;
  • Learn about intercultural experience with Indigenous communities outside of Canada

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tanya Tulus

Policy Analyst/Program Advisor, International Experience Canada
Tanya Tulus is a Program Advisor and Policy Analyst with International Experience Canada (IEC). She is responsible for advancing a key component of IEC's broad engagement and promotion strategy – engaging Indigenous youth and communities.
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Louise White

Analyst, Global Affairs Canada
Louise White currently works in International Development at Global Affairs Canada. Since 2017, she has managed youth programs including the International Aboriginal Youth Internships initiative. She previously worked as a peacekeeping advisor and trade commissioner.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 209

15:45 EST

210: Experiential Learning Resources for Students with Disabilities
Through external partnerships, the Acquire Career Connections, Employability Skills and Support (ACCESS) program provided students registered with a disability, access to a quality experiential learning opportunity. The career and disability services jointly have developed a video series on the career development process, rights under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and communicating accommodation needs effectively at work.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Wei Huang

Career Counsellor, University of Toronto Scarborough
Wei Huang has been working in career counselling in higher education and non-profit organizations for over 15 years. Wei is a strong believer in experiential learning programming and its value in students’ career development and employability.
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Jen Davies

Manager, Career Development Services, University of Toronto Scarborough
Dr Jen Davies, CCC-S, has worked in post-secondary and community career development services since 2007. A lifelong learner and educator, her current purpose is to find ways for members of under-represented groups to access appropriate employment, both for increasing equity and social... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 210

15:45 EST

212: Innovating Employment and Settlement Services with Behavioural Insights
Employment and settlement practitioners are always looking for ways to improve service delivery. The Biz Hub and EASIEST projects provided a space for practitioners to collaborate and try out new ideas in their settings. Hear about how the projects incorporated a Discover/Diagnose/Design/Deliver framework using design thinking and Behavioural Insights strategies to identify and test innovations in client engagement.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Lessons from innovative approaches in client outreach and engagement;
  • A framework for testing/evaluating small nudges to your service delivery;
  • An introduction to behavioural insights and design thinking

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Chris Callanan

Regional Manager of Employment Services, North Island Employment
Chris Callanan is Regional Manager of Employment Services at North Island Employment in Campbell River, BC. In Biz Hub, he tested client innovations at NIEFS and was the subject matter expert in employer engagement.
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Susanna Gurr

Research Director, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
Susanna Gurr is a Research Director at SRDC. She has extensive experience in research and evaluation, including designing, implementing and reporting on local and national studies within the social policy areas. She is a Credentialed Evaluator.
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Greg Lockwood

Research Associate, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
Greg Lockwood is a Research Associate at SRDC. He has experience co-designing and testing innovative projects in the employment and social services sector. He is passionate about capacity-building, learning what works and making research accessible.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 212

15:45 EST

213: PANEL: Bridging Career and Mental Health in Clinical Supervision
This panel presentation will share the case study of one Canadian college counselling staff that has successfully bridged the gap between career and mental health concerns in group clinical supervision using an external supervisor. Counsellors who received supervision will share process factors, specific techniques and tips for maximizing practice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants can identify 3 optimal supervision process factors;
  • Participants can identify three techniques for bridging the gap;
  • Participants leave with a plan for better clinical/career supervision

Speakers | Conférenciers
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David Glickman

Counsellor, Algonquin College
As a counsellor at Algonquin College, David Glickman serves both prospective and current students. He has an interest in the intersection of career counselling and therapeutic interventions, with a focus on newcomer and international students.
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Karen Barclay-Matheson

Counsellor, Algonquin College
Karen Barclay-Matheson, BA Psych, BSW, MA in counselling & spirituality, has been in the field of social services for 20 years. She moved into practice in post-secondary (university & college) in 2007.
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Brian Hutchison

Associate Professor and Department Chair, New Jersey City University
Brian Hutchison, PhD, LPC, CCCE is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Counselor Education at New Jersey City University, USA.
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Melissa Spears

Counsellor, Algonquin College
Melissa Spears, MEd (Counselling) RP, has 15 + years in the field of career development, primarily in post-secondary institutions. Melissa works as a counsellor at Algonquin College, providing career counselling to prospective and current students.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 213

15:45 EST

214: Building Our Competency Framework and Certification Program Together
As we build our new CDP Competency Framework and Certification Program, every practitioner has an important role to play in ensuring this initiative truly reflects their evolving practice and is inclusive of all who work in our field. Participants will recommend how the new framework could be adopted and implemented, and will explore possibilities for a pan-Canadian approach to certification.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore how the new competency framework reflects their practice;
  • Explore how the framework might be implemented in diverse workplaces;
  • Consider potential models for national certification

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sharon Graham

Executive Director, Career Professionals of Canada
Sharon Graham is Executive Director of CPC, 3CD Board Executive and CDP Competence Technology Program Lead. Best-selling author and architect of online courses and websites, she has pioneered certification, awards, networking and professional development programs.
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Kathy McDonald

Project Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Kathy McDonald has worked in educational leadership roles at school, school board and ministry levels. She has accomplishments in the research, design, development and implementation of provincial, regional and pan-Canadian curriculum, programs, frameworks, strategies and policie... Read More →
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Paula Wischoff Yerama

Owner, Career Designs for Life
Paula Wischoff Yerama, CCDP, is Executive Director of CDAA, Secretary / Certification Working Group Chair of 3CD, and CDP Competency Framework project communication lead. Her passion for career development has been described as "infectious."


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 214

15:45 EST

215: Broadening a Hope-Filled, Strength-Based Approach to Career Education
This session will present the recent Victorian Government (Australia) investment in transforming career education in Victorian Government schools and the rollout of a suite of career education reform initiatives on capacity building of careers practitioners and students. It will also outline Gray Poehnell's work in Victoria with career practitioners in a hope-filled, strength-based approach to career education to support the reforms.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding of the impetus for the career education reforms;
  • Exploring ways to reach marginalized young people;
  • Using hope-centred, strength-based approaches to skill career practitioners

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Leela Darvall

Manager, Department of Education and Training, Victoria, Australia
Leela Darvall manages the Career Education Unit, Department of Education and Training Victoria and is a Life Member of the CEAV. A former Careers Teacher, Leela has been on state and national career education committees.
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Gray Poehnell

Career Consultant, Ergon Communications
Gray Poehnell explores holistic career approaches that cultivate hope, practical spirituality and imagination. He has extensive experience in working with Aboriginal, immigrant and mainstream clients and currently trains career practitioners nationally and internationally.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 215

15:45 EST

CANCELLED | 211: Creative Ways to Build Online Career Services
THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED.

Hoping to find the perfect technology to design and deliver interactive career services? Odds are there isn’t one. The unique learning needs of career development requires us to integrate multiple and appropriate technologies to create services that make sense for clients, practitioners, agencies and funders. Join this practical session for insights and examples to inspire innovative and effective online services.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Complete a design framework for integrating online technology-enabled services;
  • Integrate career learning principles when designing and delivering services;
  • Learn about developing working alliances using multiple communication channels

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tannis Goddard

CEO, MixtMode
Tannis Goddard has spent over two decades launching face-to-face and online career services and regularly collaborates with governments, agencies and research partners. She is CEO of MixtMode and is completing her PhD on online career interventions.


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 211

15:45 EST

205: Transforming Workforce Systems
Big workforce problems require innovative, transformative, and lasting solutions. The Workforce Funder Collaborative was formed in Toronto to catalyze and support systemic change for a more inclusive workforce. Representatives from the Collaborative will share insights on how funding and programming approaches can support quality jobs and economic mobility for disadvantaged workers, while meeting employers' talent needs, and how the Collaborative hopes to advance workforce systems change.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Ben Liadsky

Program Manager | Gestionnaire de programme, The Counselling Foundation of Canada
Ben Liadsky is the Program Officer at The Counselling Foundation of Canada and an Evaluation Consultant at Taylor Newberry Consulting. He has 10 plus years of experience in the non-profit sector in a variety of roles from evaluation to program management to communications. Ben also... Read More →
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Nation Cheong

Vice-President, Community Opportunities & Mobilization, United Way Greater Toronto
Nation Cheong is a respected partnership builder, strategic thinker, community animator, artist, musician and teacher who has dedicated his professional and personal time to community development strategies with a focus on supporting young people in communities across the GTA. In... Read More →
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Adriana Beemans

Director, Inclusive Local Economies Program, Metcalf Foundation
Adriana Beemans leads the Metcalf Foundation’s Inclusive Local Economies program, supporting long-term strategies that create sustainable economic opportunities for low income people in Toronto. With 20 years of program design and project management experience in the non-profit... Read More →


Monday January 27, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 205

17:00 EST

 
Tuesday, January 28
 

07:00 EST

07:00 EST

08:00 EST

08:20 EST

Keynote Address | Allocution: Take Back Control. Why Politicians Should Care About Career Development | Reprenez le contrôle. Pourquoi les politiciens devraient se préoccuper du développement de carrière
Career development focuses on how individuals interact with the labour market, the economy and society. In times of political, social and economic stability career guidance can empower the individual and offer a boon to society. In this keynote Professor Tristram Hooley will set out the evidence for the social and economic impact of career development. He will argue that the career development field should be much more assertive about its value and think far bigger. He will also argue that politicians have a lot to gain by engaging more seriously with the idea of career and supporting calls to provide lifelong career development services.

Le développement de carrière met l’accent sur la manière dont les individus interagissent avec le marché du travail, l’économie et la société. En période de stabilité politique, sociale et économique, l’orientation professionnelle peut autonomiser chacun et offrir un avantage à la société. Dans ce discours liminaire, le professeur Tristram Hooley exposera les preuves de l’impact social et économique du développement de carrière. Il soutiendra que le domaine du développement de carrière devrait faire preuve de plus d’assurance quant à sa valeur et viser beaucoup plus grand. Il fera également valoir que les politiciens ont beaucoup à gagner en se mobilisant plus sérieusement à l’égard du concept de carrière et en appuyant les appels visant la prestation de services de développement de carrière tout au long de la vie.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tristram Hooley

Director of Research | Directeur de la recherche, The Careers & Enterprise Company
Tristram Hooley is a researcher and writer on career and career guidance. He holds professorial roles in the University of Derby, Canterbury Christchurch University and the Inland Norway University of Applied Science and is the Chief Research Officer for the Institute of Student Employers... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 08:20 - 09:20 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

09:30 EST

World Cafe: Youth Empowerment – A Journey of Learning and Discovery, sponsored by RBC Future Launch | Café du monde : Préparer les jeunes – Une démarche d’apprentissage et de découverte , commanditée par Objectif avenir RBC
CERIC is introducing a very special plenary session, a World Cafe on Tuesday, January 28 from 9:30 am - 10:45 am – with the help of RBC. A World Cafe is a structured conversational process based on small group discussions and crowdsourcing that taps into our collective intelligence.

Through open dialogue, we’ll tackle one of the major issues of our day: Overwhelmingly, Canadian youth are feeling anxious and unprepared to enter the workforce. But there’s a silver lining – they also possess an underlying optimism and excitement for the future. A recent RBC survey of more than 2,000 Canadians aged 15-24 found that youth are feeling hopeful, but nervous about their future employment prospects. Canada’s prosperity is directly linked to our ability to prepare the next generation to succeed in a fast-changing global economy. If young people succeed, we all succeed.

However, preparing youth for the changing world of work isn’t something any of us can do alone. How can we co-create with governments, educators, youth-serving organizations, and companies large and small to foster change that makes a real difference? How can we equip allies including parents, guidance counsellors and teachers who want to provide support and make a difference? In short, how can we help empower youth for the jobs of tomorrow?

In this World Cafe, you’ll experience learning and discovery in an entirely new way through creative thinking and the power of your peers. We’ll access the wisdom of 1,000 plus Cannexus attendees to tackle these critical questions. Join this all-attendee discussion to connect around common concerns, hear personal insights and develop solutions together.

Le CERIC présente une séance plénière très particulière : une séance Café du monde qui aura lieu le mardi 28 janvier de 9 h 30 à 10 h 45, avec l’aide de RBC. Le World Cafe se caractérise par des échanges structurés entre petits groupes et une production participative qui tire parti de notre intelligence collective.

Par des échanges ouverts, nous nous attaquerons à l’un des plus grands problèmes de notre époque : la vaste majorité des jeunes Canadiens ressentent de l’anxiété à l’idée d’entrer sur le marché du travail et ont l’impression qu’ils ne sont pas prêts. Mais, il y a aussi un bon côté : ces jeunes sont malgré tout optimistes et enthousiastes face à l’avenir. Un récent sondage mené par RBC auprès de plus de 2 000 Canadiens âgés de 15 à 24 ans révèle que les jeunes ressentent de l’espoir, mais aussi de l’inquiétude face à leurs perspectives d’emploi. La prospérité du Canada est directement liée à notre capacité d’aider la nouvelle génération à réussir dans un contexte économique mondial en pleine métamorphose. La réussite des jeunes est notre réussite à tous. Cependant, il faut un effort collectif pour les préparer au monde du travail en constante évolution.

Comment nous associer aux élus, aux éducateurs, aux organismes au service de la jeunesse et aux entreprises, petites et grandes, pour favoriser des changements véritablement transformateurs? Comment outiller nos alliés – parents, conseillers d’orientation professionnelle et enseignants –, qui veulent offrir du soutien et contribuer à changer le cours des choses? En résumé, comment préparer les jeunes aux emplois de demain?

Cette séance Café du monde vous fera vivre l’apprentissage et la découverte d’une toute nouvelle façon par la pensée créatrice et le pouvoir de vos pairs. Nous mettrons à profit la sagesse de plus d’un millier de participants au congrès Cannexus pour nous attaquer à ces questions critiques. Participez à cette discussion à laquelle sont convoqués tous les participants pour entrer en relation sur des préoccupations communes, entendre des opinions personnelles et formuler des solutions ensemble.

Tuesday January 28, 2020 09:30 - 10:45 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

10:45 EST

11:15 EST

201: Career Clarity: Investing in Future Students
A career and education decision-making initiative was developed at Algonquin College in 2016 with the dual goals of helping future students make more informed program choices, thus leading to greater program retention. From this, the Career Clarity Project was developed. This interactive session will focus on the tools developed, and successes and challenges of this program.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Overview of the project's creation, including partnerships and funding;
  • Review of the tools created and incorporating into practice;
  • Evidence collected to demonstrate value of the program

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for David Glickman

David Glickman

Counsellor, Algonquin College
As a counsellor at Algonquin College, David Glickman serves both prospective and current students. He has an interest in the intersection of career counselling and therapeutic interventions, with a focus on newcomer and international students.
avatar for Melissa Spears

Melissa Spears

Counsellor, Algonquin College
Melissa Spears, MEd (Counselling) RP, has 15 + years in the field of career development, primarily in post-secondary institutions. Melissa works as a counsellor at Algonquin College, providing career counselling to prospective and current students.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 201

11:15 EST

202: PANEL: Innovating NL Workforce Development: Tip of the Iceberg
Canada faces significant labour market challenges. The Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre (NLWIC) supports the research, testing and sharing of innovative models of workforce development that positively affect attachment to the workforce. This session will provide updates on three of 20 research projects funded by NLWIC that highlight early results and impacts: the tip of the iceberg.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Innovative models tested in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Knowledge of early wins and challenges of the research projects;
  • Awareness of how to engage throughout and after the projects

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Christina Hackett

Senior Research Associate, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
In her role at SRDC, Christina Hackett leads research and evaluation projects at the intersection of youth development, health and well-being, education, and employment, with a particular focus on Indigenous peoples and racialized youth.
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Sareena Hopkins works to move from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity-building and advocacy.
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Sharon McLennon

Director, NL Workforce Innovation Centre
Sharon McLennon joined NLWIC in 2018 and has 35 years' experience in start-up and leaderships roles working with industry, community, government and education focused on applied research/innovation, business and economic development in NL and Qatar.
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Boris Palameta

Chief Behavioural Scientist, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
In his 12 years at SRDC, Boris Palameta has led several projects aimed at facilitating the economic/social integration of marginalized populations. These have focused on using essential skills to design innovative training aligned with employer/learner needs.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 202

11:15 EST

203: Soft Skills for Employment Retention: ReSET the Dial(ogue)
"I just can't find people with good soft skills!" "We just want employees who are a good fit." Service industry employers report challenges in attracting and retaining entry-level employees with industry-specific soft skills. ReSET assists employers to assess and address soft-skill gaps within their workforce so as to improve retention and build employee engagement.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What is ReSET and how does it work;
  • Results from three pilot efforts in hospitality;
  • Learnings regarding effective retention interventions

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Mandie Abrams

Executive Director, Hospitality Workers Training Centre
Mandie Abrams is the Executive Director of the Hospitality Workers Training Centre, where she is responsible for supporting organizational growth and development. She has worked in the non-profit sector in Canada and internationally for over 20 years.
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Randy Lindsay

CEO, Futureworx
Randy Lindsay is the CEO of Futureworx, a community-based organization dedicated to helping people overcome obstacles to employment. Randy has worked extensively in the field, both on the front-line and in his current role.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 203

11:15 EST

204: Hire a Robot: Digital Hacks for Career Practitioners
You got this! You already have the offline skills to make online gizmos and game-changers work for you. What simple, easy-to-integrate tools are available to you right now? We have something for all levels – from beginners to gurus. Make action-oriented and informed choices to feel confident adding digital and social media shortcuts to your skillset.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand benefits and detriments of digital tools in career development;
  • Identify one social media platform that speaks to your practice;
  • Assert your capacity to adapt to ever-changing digital tools

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Ali Breen

Community Growth Manager/Millennials Career Coach | Directrice de la croissance des collectivités/Accompagnatrice en gestion et transition de carrière pour membres de la génération Y, OneLifeTools/Ali Breen Career Coaching & Digital Consulting
Ali Breen coaches millennials using narrative, innovative approaches. A trusted social media expert among her career development peers, she brings her experiences as Community Growth Manager for OneLifeTools, 3CD Board Technology Lead and NCDA Marketing Co-ordinator.Ali Breen accompagne... Read More →
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Rebecca McCarthy

Project Analyst, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Rebecca McCarthy believes that learning and technology is accessible to users at all levels. Having helped develop CCDF's VOCO Training Centre, she identifies solutions that lift and grow with career development professionals, without creating hurdles.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 204

11:15 EST

206: Client-Centred Approach Model: Holistic & Practical Application | Modèle d’approche axée sur le client : application globale et pratique
This model provides best practices through the medicine wheel, life cycles, barriers, honouring 7 sacred teachings and understanding our healers. It is adaptable to any setting and promotes holistic vision while supporting lifelong learners. We will provide "hands-on" and group exercises on how this can be implemented in your organization today!

Learning Outcomes:
  • To be able to implement the client model within their work;
  • To add more tools in your toolbox;
  • To be able to include cultural content within your program

Grâce à la roue médicinale, aux cycles de vie, aux obstacles, à la célébration des sept enseignements sacrés et à la compréhension de nos guérisseurs, ce modèle fournit des pratiques exemplaires. Il s’adapte à tout contexte et favorise une vision globale tout en soutenant les adeptes de l’éducation permanente. Nous offrirons des exercices pratiques et de groupe pour vous expliquer comment mettre en œuvre ce modèle au sein de votre organisation!

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Pour être capable de mettre en œuvre le modèle client dans votre milieu professionnel;
  • Pour ajouter des outils à votre trousse;
  • Pour que vous puissiez incorporer du contenu culturel à votre programme

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tammy Martin

Centre Director & Vocational Co-ordinator | Directrice générale et coordonnatrice de la formation professionnelle, First Nation Regional Adult Education Center | Centre d’éducation des adultes régional Premières Nations
Tammy Martin provides guidance to vocational programs, employability, training and adult education learning. Her background is in administration, non-profit organizations, business and human resources. Her passion is connecting employees with employers.Tammy Martin fournit des conseils... Read More →
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Brenda Ross-Jerome

Adult Education Instructor/Counselor/Consultant | Instructrice, conseillère et consultante en éducation des adultes, First Nation Regional Adult Education Center-Gesgapegiag | Centre d’éducation des adultes régional Premières Nations-Gesgapegiag
Brenda Ross-Jerome works in education and career counselling and is a consultant using the model daily. Her background is in curriculum development and education and she is a certified psychological health & safety advisor for mental health. Trust is essential.Consultante utilisant... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 206

11:15 EST

207: Happiness: The Soul of CD and Well-Being
In reviewing literature on successful mental well-being and career development (CD), one comes to understand that principles of both are closely linked. At the core of career development and mental well-being intervention is helping others achieve a happier life! Together, we'll examine the benefits and implications of merging career development and mental well-being principles in career services.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Create dialogue among career professionals on connecting CD and well-being;
  • Encourage integration of mental well-being in quality career development;
  • Identify benefits of linking CD and well-being

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Clarence DeSchiffart

Consultant/Trainer, Self-Employed
Clarence DeSchiffart has over 34 years' experience in career counselling and teaching. He is part of Canada's gig economy as a consultant and recent retiree from NSCC. Service to others and being outdoors feeds his soul.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 207

11:15 EST

208: Work Ethic: Foundation of the 21st-Century Workforce | L’éthique de travail : fondement de la main-d’œuvre au 21e siècle
The modern workplace is constantly evolving, but the pace of change has never been faster. With this rapid change taking place in every sector of the workforce, a set of skills has emerged as the building blocks for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Learn how to develop these soft skills – or what employers simply call "work ethic."

Learning Outcomes:
  • Be able to understand the research around work ethic;
  • See the impact of the skills gap in the workforce;
  • Apply at least three tactics to improve work ethic

Le milieu de travail moderne évolue sans cesse et à un rythme sans précédent. Comme ce changement rapide touche tous les aspects du marché du travail, un ensemble de compétences a émergé comme composantes essentielles pour les emplois d’aujourd’hui et de demain. Apprenez à développer ces compétences générales, ou ce que les employeurs appellent tout simplement « l’éthique de travail ».

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Comprenez la recherche entourant l’éthique de travail;
  • Voyez l’incidence des lacunes en matière de compétences sur la main-d’œuvre;
  • Mettez en application au moins trois tactiques pour améliorer l’éthique de travail


Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Josh Davies

Josh Davies

Chief Executive Officer | Directeur général, The Center for Work Ethic Development
Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make differences in their lives, jobs and community. His engaging and connecting speaking style makes him an in-demand speaker, giving more than 75 keynote presentations and workshops annually.Josh Davies met tout en œuvre pour aider... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 208

11:15 EST

209: Canada Career Month Matters! Come and See Why
Canada has been celebrating careers for over 25 years. What began as a week is now a month-long celebration of careers and the profession. Join members of the Outreach and Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD) to find out what we have planned for 2020 and how you can contribute to making it the best yet.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about how CCM has evolved over time;
  • Find out what is planned for CCM 2020;
  • Consider what contribution you can make to the event

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Donnalee Bell

Donnalee Bell

Managing Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Donnalee Bell is an advocate for career development and a cheerleader for the profession. She brings its potential to individuals, communities, governments and organizations through her work with the Canadian Career Development Foundation.
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Jennifer Fraser

Founder, C2Careers
Jennifer Fraser is a researcher, published author and educator. She is specifically interested in ways that neuroscience can provide applicable insights into career-launching for youth.
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Rob LeForte

Director, Government Relations and Campaigns, Impact Public Policy
Rob LeForte is a public affairs professional, based in Ottawa, who has led some of Canada's most dynamic social media and awareness campaigns. Rob's favourite skill is turning big ideas into well-functioning plans.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 209

11:15 EST

210: Project SEARCH: A Transition and Recruitment Best Practice
Project SEARCH offers total workplace immersion for students who have disabilities with the goal of competitive employment for every program graduate. Worldwide at 600 job sites, 80% of Project SEARCH graduates achieve employment with over 70% meeting their strict criteria for competitive employment. Learn how Manitoba and Ontario have adopted this model and how you could, too.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Multi-sectoral partnerships: How to? (service providers, school boards, industry, government);
  • Learn what the Project SEARCH model is;
  • Learn foundational steps to start a Project SEARCH site

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Oly Backstrom

President and CEO, SCE LifeWorks
Oly Backstrom is celebrating 25 years in the world of supporting employment for people with developmental disabilities. Oly spearheaded the Project SEARCH effort in Winnipeg, developing the first two Project SEARCH sites in Canada.
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Robyn Persaud

Life Skills Coach, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Robyn Persaud began at Holland Bloorview in 2005 as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She is passionate about coaching and involving youth with disabilities in meaningful employment opportunities. Robyn is excited to be part of Project SEARCH.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 210

11:15 EST

211: Predictors of Newcomer Employment Success: Evidence and Practice
Learn about recent research evidence on skilled immigrant employment outcomes. Reflect on using evidence to better design and deliver programs to support skilled newcomers. World Education Services will present the results of an employment outcomes study of over 5,000 newcomers to Canada. TRIEC will discuss how they use outcomes evidence to strengthen mentoring program design. Participants will share experiences.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Increase knowledge of evidence on skilled immigrant employment outcomes;
  • Incorporate up-to-date outcomes evidence in information for clients;
  • Reflect on using available evidence for program design

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Joan Atlin

Manager, Policy and Research, World Education Services
Joan Atlin has served in a variety of program, policy and advocacy roles to improve workplace inclusion of internationally trained professionals for over 20 years.
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Yilmaz Dinc

Research and Partnerships Specialist, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council
Yilmaz Dinc has significant research and cross-country project management experience in sustainable development and workforce participation.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 211

11:15 EST

212: Who in the World: Giving International Students the Tools to Succeed
Working with students from many different countries requires us to be nimble in our approach to career counselling and employment preparation. As career practitioners we need to develop a broad understanding of ways to facilitate trust, build cultural safety and prepare them for the Canadian workplace. In this interactive session we will explore effective practices for post-secondary career counselling and job readiness with international students. Join Fanshawe College and University of Victoria as we share creative and effective approaches to preparing international students for academic and career success.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn effective practices for career counselling and employment preparation with international students;
  • Learn creative and effective ways to facilitate trust and cultural safety with international students;
  • Deepen understanding of ways to prepare international students for the Canadian workplace

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sue McKittrick

Communications and Recruitment Co-ordinator, Fanshawe College, Fanshawe College
Sue McKittrick has been with Fanshawe International for three years. Her career path includes working with the Vinyl Cafe's Stuart McLean, 15+ years in radio broadcasting and two years as a Broadcast-Journalism Professor at Fanshawe.
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Darlene O'Neill

Director, Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services, Fanshawe College
Darlene O'Neill is the Director, Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services at Fanshawe College. Darlene holds a BA (Psychology), an MEd (Adult Education) and a CDP post-graduate certificate.
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Dawn Schell

Training Specialist/Counsellor, University of Victoria
Dawn Schell, MA, CCC, CCDP, specializes in career counselling at the University of Victoria. Over the past 30 years she has worked with students from many countries and learned from all of them.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 212

11:15 EST

213: Pre-Marketing: The Essential Story of Your Career Enterprise
To clearly and confidently express what an enterprise does, in terms that engage with the people it needs to reach and in alignment with its leadership, is a critical foundation for any marketing or promotion to be effective. Begin to craft powerful core messages, differentiation and value statements – the Essential Story that will connect your enterprise with customers, employees and stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the process for developing an Essential Story;
  • Learn a critical tool for crafting on-point business messages;
  • Begin to draft the Essential Story of your enterprise

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Maria Ford

Chief Phraseologist, Phrase Strategy
A writer, teacher, mentor and entrepreneur with expertise in voice discovery, writing coaching and substantive editing, Maria Ford helps leaders engage with the transformative power of great communication.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 213

11:15 EST

214: Let's be Revolutionary: A Working Session for Trailblazers
Despite significant focus on technologies, the future of work is human. HR and career practitioners are uniquely capable to lead today's Talent Revolution and it takes courage. Minor tweaks to outdated systems, structures and thinking are no longer good enough. Leading revolutionary change is challenging. What are others doing? What are their tools? How might being revolutionary shift your thinking?

Learning Outcomes:
  • Create a Talent Trailblazer "job description" for your organization;
  • Learn about other trailblazers – you aren't alone!;
  • Explore how to spark revolutionary results, even in conservative organizations

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lisa Taylor

President, Challenge Factory
Lisa Taylor has spent her entire career at the edge of disruptive change. Starting in the tech sector as the internet was dawning and now as President of Challenge Factory that is sparking the Talent Revolution.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 214

11:15 EST

215: Career Concepts That Work: Theory-Informed Practice
CERIC’s theories text, launched at Cannexus 2019, provides theory/model-specific practice points at the end of each of the 43 chapters. Qualitative analysis of those practice points, conducted by the book’s editors, revealed several common themes. Join us to learn more about unique, internationally informed and trans-theoretical elements that inform effective career interventions with diverse clients and presenting concerns.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To make career theory more accessible through common/key concepts;
  • To equip practitioners to better integrate theory with practice;
  • To inform career practitioner educators of trans-theoretical, internationally derived elements

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Nancy Arthur (via video)

Dean: Research and Innovation, Division of Education, Arts, and Social Sciences, University of South Australia
Dr Nancy Arthur is Dean: Research and Innovation, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, University of South Australia. Her recent research focuses on the Culture-Infused Career Counselling model and international student transitions to employment.
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Mary McMahon (via video)

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland
Dr Mary McMahon is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Queensland (Australia) and a developer and co-author of the Systems Theory Framework of Career Development.
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Roberta Neault

President, Life Strategies Ltd.
Dr Roberta Neault is President of Life Strategies Ltd., Project Director for the Canadian Career Development Foundation and co-developer of the Career Engagement model. With Drs Arthur and McMahon, Roberta co-edited Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice (CERIC... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 215

11:15 EST

205: PANEL: Unlocking the Potential of Canada’s Newcomers
For most of this century we have heard that immigrants are Canada’s ticket to economic growth. Still, over the last 25 years the economic position of newcomers relative to the Canadian-born population has declined. What promising practices and innovation led by career practitioners, settlement workers and others within the settlement industry are creating the community capacity for newcomers to overcome systemic barriers and reach their individual and collective potential?

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the complex journey of newcomers to Canada across sectors, geography and communities;
  • Define community capacity building and what sorts of collaboration and programming it entails;
  • Identify what is required to make the experience effective, efficient and engaging for your clients

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Corinne Prince

Director General, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Corinne Prince first joined Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) 10 years ago as the Director General of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO). She has served as the Director General for Settlement and Integration Policy Branch with IRCC since January 2013... Read More →
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Jennifer Watts

CEO, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
Jennifer Watts is CEO of Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), Atlantic Canada’s largest immigrant-serving agency. ISANS services include resettlement, language, employment, business development, employer engagement, community integration and online programs both... Read More →
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Medina Puskar

Manager, Career Services, Manitoba Start
Medina Puskar is a Registered Social Worker and Manager of Career Services at Manitoba Start. Medina has over six years of experience guiding immigrants and refugees in qualification-recognition processes and finding meaningful employment using a cultural competence and strength-based... Read More →
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John Horn

Director, Talent Acquisition and Learning, Vancity Credit Union
John Horn leads recruitment and learning at Vancity Credit Union and has been involved with CERIC for over a decade as a committee and board member. At Vancity, John oversees sourcing, acquiring and developing talent in service of the co-operative’s purpose of building healthy communities... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 205

12:30 EST

Breakin' Down Barriers Around Mental Health in the Workplace | Faire tomber les barrières entourant la santé mentale en milieu de travail
Michael “Piecez” Prosserman shares his personal story on how he built a non-profit from the ground up over 15 years that uses hip hop to improve youth mental health. Unity grew from a grassroots idea to a national charity with 80 staff reaching over a quarter of a million youth across Canada. It was built from the dreams of artists, youth and eventually a long list of supporters. In this talk, Michael addresses navigating mental health challenges in a leadership role, building authentic team culture that supports well-being and simple strategies for self-care in teams.

Michael « Piecez » Prosserman raconte comment il a mis sur pied, à partir de rien et en une quinzaine d’années, un organisme sans but lucratif qui utilise le hip-hop pour améliorer la santé mentale des jeunes. Parti d’un projet très local, Unity est devenu un organisme national comptant 80 employés à l’écoute de plus d’un quart de millions de jeunes partout au Canada. L’organisme a pris de l’ampleur grâce aux rêves d’artistes et de jeunes ainsi qu’à de nombreux donateurs. Dans cette conférence, Michael parle de l’art de gérer les questions de santé mentale lorsqu’on occupe un poste de direction, du développement d’une culture d’équipe authentique favorisant le bien-être, et de stratégies simples pour l’autogestion de la santé au sein des équipes.

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Michael Prosserman

B-boy & Founder | Bboy et fondateur, Unity Charity
Michael “Piecez” Prosserman empowers social impact leaders to grow and thrive. Michael founded Unity Charity (www.unitycharity.com) out of his passion for breakdancing (“b-boying”) and mental health. By high school, Michael was accepted into Cirque Du Soleil and was featured in the major motion picture “Honey.”  Michael speaks from lived experience, bringing a practical, innovative approach to coaching... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 12:30 - 14:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

12:30 EST

How an International Experience Just Might Change Your Life | Comment une expérience internationale peut changer votre vie
Listen to Laëtitia Damonsing as she shares her story of working and travelling abroad through International Experience Canada.  As a fervent believer in the power of youth in action, social inclusion and education for all, she will showcase how she contributed to the communities abroad where she worked.  Laëtitia will also share how her journeys helped her develop both personally and professionally, giving her those sought-after global competencies employers are looking for.   Going abroad and working in a different country is not without its challenges and Laëtitia will  leave you inspired to send your students abroad.

Écoutez Laëtitia Damonsing raconter l’histoire de ses voyages et de son travail à l’étranger grâce à Expérience internationale Canada. Laëtitia, qui croit fermement au pouvoir de la jeunesse en action, de l’inclusion sociale et de l’éducation pour tous, expliquera comment elle a contribué aux collectivités au sein desquelles elle a travaillé à l’étranger. Elle indiquera aussi de quelle manière son parcours a favorisé son développement personnel et professionnel, lui procurant les compétences générales qui sont recherchées par les employeurs. Se rendre à l’étranger et travailler dans un autre pays comporte son lot de défis et Laëtitia vous inspirera à envoyer vos étudiants à l’étranger.

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Laëtitia Damonsing

Youth Ambassador | Ambassadrice jeunesse, International Experience Canada (IEC)
Laëtitia Damonsing is a young Mauritian-Canadian, born and raised in Montreal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international development, and international relations from McGill University. She is a social activist and youth advocate. Over the last four years, she has lived in... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 12:30 - 14:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

12:30 EST

How to Ikigai | Comment vivre son ikigai
How to Ikigai is a fun, thought-provoking talk with author Tim Tamashiro. He teaches the ancient practice of Ikigai (EE-KEE-guy) that originates from Okinawa, Japan. Ikigai is your “life’s worth” in four simple directions:
  1. Do what you love
  2. Do what you’re good at
  3. Do what the world needs
  4. Do what you can be rewarded for

The biggest challenge in finding more meaning in life is that we tend to focus on our “jobs” each day and forget about our “work.” Our job provides us with an income in exchange for our time. Our work is to become self-actualized so that we gain a deeper understanding of who we are and what brings us joy.

Tim will encourage each person to “Do More You” each and every day. He’ll give you some solid direction to take your first steps toward understanding your own Ikigai.

Comment vivre son ikigai est un entretien amusant et stimulant avec l’auteur Tim Tamashiro. Celui-ci enseigne l’ikigai (prononcer i-ki-gaï), une pratique ancienne qui provient d’Okinawa, au Japon. L’ikigai est « la valeur de votre vie » en quatre orientations simples :
  1. Faites ce que vous aimez
  2. Faites ce dans quoi vous excellez
  3. Consacrez-vous à ce dont le monde a besoin
  4. Faites ce pour quoi vous pouvez être récompensé

La principale difficulté que nous rencontrons quand nous cherchons à donner plus de sens à notre vie, c’est notre propension à ne penser qu’à nos « emplois » plutôt qu’à notre « travail ». Notre emploi est la garantie d’un revenu en échange de notre temps. Notre travail consiste à nous réaliser pour mieux comprendre qui nous sommes et ce qui nous apporte de la joie.

Tim incitera tout un chacun à assumer davantage son authenticité, jour après jour. Il vous guidera avec assurance dans vos premiers pas sur la voie de la compréhension de votre propre ikigai.


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Tim Tamashiro

Author, How To Ikigai
Tim Tamashiro is the author of the non-fiction book How To Ikigai. He's a speaker, singer and former CBC Radio host. He departed from CBC in 2017 to study positive psychology and Ikigai (life's worth).


Tuesday January 28, 2020 12:30 - 14:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

12:30 EST

Using Your Indoor Voice - Success Through Boldness | Utiliser sa voix d’intérieur - Réussir grâce à l’audace
In life there are many rooms that we find ourselves in. These rooms are found within our careers, our relationships and even within the way we think about ourselves. Most of the time within these rooms and environments we follow certain rules regarding what is socially acceptable. Most specifically, a rule that many of us have grown to follow is to use our “indoor voices” within the workplace and other places where we strive for success. We are taught to be quiet about our imperfections and experiences in order to appeal to others. This talk will challenge that idea by showing you that on the other end of being vocal about your story and who you are, is success on levels you may have never dreamed of, not only in the workplace but in every part of your life.

Dans la vie, nous sommes confinés dans toutes sortes d’espaces : notre carrière, nos relations, même notre perception de nous-mêmes. Le plus souvent, nous évoluons dans ces espaces et environnements selon certaines règles concernant ce qui est acceptable socialement. Bon nombre d’entre nous avons en particulier grandi en suivant l’idée selon laquelle il faut utiliser ses « voix d’intérieur » au travail et ailleurs lorsqu’on s’efforce de réussir. On nous apprend à taire nos imperfections et nos expériences afin de plaire aux autres. Cette conférence remettra en question cette idée en montrant que faire entendre son histoire et ce que l’on est, c’est s’ouvrir à des niveaux de réussite qu’on n’a jamais osé imaginer, au travail comme dans tous les domaines de sa vie.

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MayaSpoken

Spoken Word Artist | Artiste en création parlée
MayaSpoken is an award-winning spoken word artist, singer-songwriter, author, activist and speaker. At 21 years old, she has given her first Ted Talk and become the author of poetry novel Warriors in Broad Daylight. MayaSpoken is also the founder of Tell ‘Em Girl Women’s Spoken... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 12:30 - 14:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

14:15 EST

201: Projet «Tu viens d'où? »
Le Y des femmes vous invite à découvrir une expérience de réalité virtuelle destinée à promouvoir l’inclusion et la diversité en milieu de travail.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Partage de l'expérience de développement du projet;
  • Sensibilisation aux défis d’intégration socioprofessionnelle des nouveaux arrivants;
  • Meilleure compréhension de l'impact des biais inconscients

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Marlyne Michel

Agente de projet ou Project officer organisme, Y des femmes de Montréal
Marlyne Michel est détentrice d’un diplôme en administration des affaires et d’un DESS en gestion entrepreneuriale des Hautes Études Commerciales. Elle a évolué dans le milieu corporatif notamment au sein des sociétés Deloitte et RBC pour ensuite s’intéresser au milieu... Read More →
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Lou Patouillard

Agente de projet, Y des femmes de Montréal
Lou Patouillard est diplômée en sciences sociales et détentrice d’une maitrise en développement international. Elle possède une expertise en développement de projets et sur les questions migratoires. Après avoir travaillé dans plus de cinq pays, elle a rejoint le Y des femmes... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 201

14:15 EST

202: A Truly Community-Connected Experiential Learning Experience
There are a number of ways that we can help youth be more prepared for post-secondary/careers through in-person processes and EdTech. These tools can help students get involved in the community while getting the parents and students engaged in early career exploration.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about novel ways to engage youth online;
  • Learn ways to connect to community to enhance employable skills;
  • Learn how we can prepare for the future of work

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Janelle Hinds

Executive Director, Helping Hands Platform
Janelle Hinds is the founder of Helping Hands. She is an advocate for social innovation, encouraging others to pursue entrepreneurial endeavours and a consultant helping organizations create inclusive workforces, products and services.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 202

14:15 EST

203: Graduate Attributes and Success
Loyalist College is helping its graduates to better understand the breadth and depth of learning that they encounter during their time with us. We are providing our students with a vocabulary to share the breadth of their learning with others. We exhibit the value that learning is lifelong and life-wide. This is the Graduate Attributes Project.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Investigate innovative programming in higher education;
  • Understand graduate employment as an accountability;
  • Learn about change management in higher education

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Paul Smith

Graduate Attributes Co-ordinator, Loyalist College
Paul Smith is the Graduate Attributes Co-ordinator at Loyalist College. You may also know him from his time with CACEE, or at Queen's, Memorial or CNA. He has contributed research, innovative programming and leadership.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 203

14:15 EST

204: Canada's Next Generation of Digital Economy Workers
With the advent of transformative technologies like 5G, AI, blockchain and automation, we are witnessing a rate of change that is scaling at a phenomenal pace. We'll explore these emerging trends and their impact on career development, and share information about some of our initiatives that introduce innovative pathways to employment for youth and underrepresented communities into Canada's digital-based economy.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding of latest economic, social and digital labour market trends;
  • Pathways that may help underrepresented/ underserved communities access digital opportunities;
  • Knowledge about the programs and resources available and accessing them

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Diana Barbosa

Director Education & Standards, Information and Communications Technology Council
Diana Barbosa spent 20 years working in the financial service industry focused on adult education. At ICTC, Diana's focus has been on implementing programs that expose youth to the growing opportunities within the digital-based economy.
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Elizabeth Mills

Director, Information & Communications Technology Council
Elizabeth Mills retired from the from the Nova Scotia Government in September of 2018. She served as a senior official of the Nova Scotia Government for over 35 years.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 204

14:15 EST

205: Best Practices from the Aboriginal Peoples Employment Program
Learn best practices from the Aboriginal Peoples Employment Program (APEP) of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Indigenous Services Canada. Regarded as a role model program in a growing number of federal circles, APEP is a cutting-edge program designed to increase Aboriginal workforce representation and enhance cultural competency within the federal department of Indigenous Services Canada.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about becoming an "employer of choice" for Indigenous candidates;
  • Learn about programs and supports that can support Indigenous employees;
  • Learn about the importance of career navigation for Indigenous employees

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Rodney Hester

Manager - Aboriginal Peoples Employment Program, Indigenous Services Canada
Rodney Hester is a member of the Cree Nation of Waskaganish and is the Manager of the Aboriginal Peoples Employment Program (APEP) at Indigenous Services Canada.
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Jerry Lanouette

Senior Manager, Aboriginal Programs Unit, Indigenous Services Canada, Indigenous Services Canada
Jerry Lanouette is an Anishinabeg Inini from the Algonquin's of Barriere Lake First Nation and has worked with First Nations for over 40 years. He is the Manager of the Aboriginal Programs Unit at Indigenous Services Canada.
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Karen Roach

Indigenous Navigator, Indigenous Services Canada
Karen Roach has worked in Indigenous programming for over 20 years and works as an Indigenous Navigator. She is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario and holds an MA in Indigenous studies.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 205

14:15 EST

206: Hired! How to Get the Zippy Gig | Comment être Le candidat engagé
Did you know that 80% of resumes FAIL within 11 seconds! This session will share Sheila's insider secrets, including: 6 surprising resume sections that get ZERO attention; a 2-step resume formula will get you noticed; terminations and tough conversations; 1 question you need to answer; 5 smart interview questions; 1 thing you can do to stand out!

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to create a success-driven resume that gets noticed!;
  • Creative ways to handle gaps, terminations and lay-offs;
  • How to coach candidates to deliver an incredible interview!

Saviez-vous que 80 % des curriculum vitæ sont REJETÉS dans les 11 secondes? Au cours de cette séance, Sheila partagera ses secrets de spécialiste, notamment : les six parties d’un curriculum vitæ qui ne reçoivent AUCUNE attention; un modèle de curriculum vitæ en deux étapes pour vous faire remarquer; les congédiements et les conversations pénibles; LA question à laquelle vous devez répondre; cinq questions d’entrevue futées; et une chose que vous pouvez faire pour vous démarquer.

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Comment rédiger un curriculum vitæ efficace qui se démarquera du lot!;
  • Moyens créatifs de composer avec les trous dans votre curriculum vitæ, les congédiements et les mises à pied;
  • Comment aider les candidats à réussir leur entrevue?

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sheila Musgrove

CEO & Author, Hired! & Unexpected Mentors | Chef de la direction et auteure des ouvrages Hired! et Unexpected Mentors, TAG Recruitment Group
Sheila Musgrove runs a top recruitment firm in Canada. Author of international best-selling book, Hired! and her newest, Unexpected Mentors. She regularly appears on CTV to provide expert advice on job searching and resume writing.Sheila Musgrove dirige l’un des plus importants... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 206

14:15 EST

207: Shaping the Future of Employment: Virtual Reality
Capitalizing on the success of their Career Labs launch last year at Cannexus, Harrison and Elisabeth will be sharing where the project is one year later and the advancements that have been made in shaping the world of career decision making through virtual reality. In addition, they will be sharing insights with regard to effectiveness of the technology to teach.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The progress the technology has made in the last year     
  • Future advancements and changes to come    
  • How the leverage this technology for client/student decision making

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Cecilia Clapson-Anderson

Manager, Employment Services, Employment & Education Centre
Cecilia Clapson-Anderson is the Manager of Employment Services with the Employment + Education Centre in Brockville, ON. and she is also the Lead Facilitator for CareerLabsVR Training. Originally from Scotland, UK, Cecilia brings over 9 years of front-line client service and has a... Read More →
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Elisabeth Meyer

Program Manager, Employment & Education Centre
Elisabeth Meyer is the Program Manager at the Employment & Education Centre and project manager for a virtual reality program that assists with career exploration and development.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 207

14:15 EST

208: Helping Students Thrive in Post-Secondary and Career Transitions | Favoriser le succès des étudiants de niveau postsecondaire en transition de carrière
A strong sense of purpose and well-developed interpersonal and self-management skills are important tools in combating the current mental-health crisis on our campuses. We will explore innovative strategies and programs that support youth through experiential learning, self-reflection and intentional skill development. We will also share the Discover Year approach to helping students transfer these lessons to life and career.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identification of barriers to students thriving in the knowledge economy;
  • Understanding of what organizations can do to improve thriving;
  • How to create purposeful experiences away from formal education

Le sentiment d’avoir un but précis ainsi que de solides compétences en gestion de soi et en relations interpersonnelles sont des outils importants pour lutter contre la crise de santé mentale qui touche actuellement nos campus. Nous explorerons des stratégies et programmes novateurs qui soutiennent les jeunes au moyen de l’apprentissage par l’expérience, la réflexion sur soi et le développement intentionnel de compétences. Nous parlerons aussi de l’approche Discover Year qui aide les étudiants à appliquer ces leçons à leur vie personnelle et professionnelle.

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Détermination des obstacles empêchant les étudiants de prospérer dans l’économie du savoir;
  • Compréhension de ce que les organisations peuvent faire pour aider les étudiants à prospérer;
  • Comment créer des expériences valorisantes en dehors du système d’éducation formel


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jay Gosselin

Founder and President | Fondateur et président, MentorU & Discover Year
Jay Gosselin is a character coach. His mission is to help as many people as possible take action, remain open-minded and build significant lives that align with their authentic interests, values and talents.Jay Gosselin est coach en matière de caractère. Sa mission consiste à aider... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 208

14:15 EST

209: PANEL: Addressing Changing Requirements for University Career Centre Staff
Within university career centres, a shift has emerged. Career practitioners are now required to be more sophisticated in their core skills while also being skilled in curriculum development, consulting and having high levels of institutional acumen. Join other directors/managers to hear panellists share their strategies for hiring, retention, skills assessment and development. Participants will also discuss their own strategies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about the changing number and nature of skills required;
  • Explore examples of strategies from three different campuses;
  • Identify opportunities for new approaches in your own setting

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tony Botelho

Director, Simon Fraser University Career & Volunteer Services
Tony Botelho is the Director of SFU Career and Volunteer Services, an office that was named the Career Development Association of the Year by the BC Career Development Association in 2018.
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Cathy Keates

Director, Career Services & Experiential Learning, Queen's University
Cathy Keates, Director of Career Services and Experiential Learning at Queen's University, leads development and delivery of cross-institution programs and services. Two recent projects, the Major Maps and It All Adds Up, were recognized with CACEE Innovation Awards.
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Jennifer Woodside

Director, Centre for Career Action, University of Waterloo
Jennifer Woodside is Director of the University of Waterloo's Centre for Career Action, leading the design and development of career education programming across campus. CCA was recognized for its Career Leader program's innovation in leadership by CACEE in 2018.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 209

14:15 EST

210: Les savoirs professionnels des conseillers/ères en accompagnement à distance
De plus en plus de conseillères et conseillers accompagnent à distance leurs clients. Nous discuterons les résultats d'une recherche qualitative menée auprès de conseillers/ères d'orientation, portant sur les savoirs professionnels transférés d'une pratique en face à face à une pratique à distance et les nouveaux savoirs développés par l'utilisation du numérique en intervention.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Examiner des savoirs professionnels associés à la pratique à distance;
  • Se familiariser avec une méthodologie de recherche qualitative;
  • Se familiariser avec certains enjeux déontologiques

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michel Turcotte

Doctorant, Université Laval
Michel Turcotte est conseiller d'orientation et psychologue. Il a entrepris depuis 2013 à l'université Laval une thèse de doctorat sur l'accompagnement en orientation à distance. Il a reçu le prix Etta St.John Wileman en 2017.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 210

14:15 EST

211: Reconciliation in NB: Indigenous Reconciliation Awareness Module
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission included Calls to Action for the corporate and business sector to improve their awareness of Indigenous history, treaties, policies and issues. In response, the Joint Economic Development Initiative developed the Indigenous Reconciliation Module (IRAM). This session will provide information on IRAM and JEDI’s experience with its implementation in New Brunswick, Canada.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify TRC Calls to Action relevant to corporations and business;
  • Overview of Indigenous history and treaties in New Brunswick;
  • Sharing experiences delivering Reconciliation Awareness Module to government and business

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Alexa Metallic

Indigenous Reconciliation Awareness Module (IRAM) Co-ordinator, Joint Economic Development Initiative
Alexa Metallic is Mi’gmaq from Listuguj First Nation. As a recent graduate, she holds her BA from St Thomas University with a double major in Communications and Public Policy. Currently, Alexa works as the Indigenous Reconciliation Awareness Module (IRAM) Co-ordinator for the Joint... Read More →
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Ashley Nash

Provincial Indigenous Employment Co-ordinator, Joint Economic Development Initiative
Ashley Nash is a proud Indigenous woman from the Wolastoq territory. Her passion for helping others led to her role as the Provincial Indigenous Employment Co-ordinator at the Joint Economic Development Initiative.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 211

14:15 EST

212: Habits for Self-Care
This session will outline the latest research on habits for self care, for both professionals in the field and their clients. Practical strategies will be offered.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Good habits for self-care;
  • How to make or change habits;
  • How to motivate yourself and your clients

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michael Allan

Psychologist, Private Practice
Michael Allan is a psychologist in private practice who works with adults in cognitive therapy and professionals who need help with self-care.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 212

14:15 EST

213: Marketable Skills: Training Programs with Measured Impact
Incomplete LMI and tight budgets to support individuals means that strain is widely felt by providers. LinkedIn brings a better way through real-time insights, skills-based content and access to the largest employment network. We'll share workforce trends, a vision for economic opportunity for all and recent workforce development partnerships across North America to better support the workforce systems.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding of Canada's economic trends;
  • Summary of LinkedIn's network and economic data;
  • Articulation of how LinkedIn Learning currently partners with governments/ non-profits

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jake Hirsch-Allen

North America Academic and Workforce Development Systems, LinkedIn
Jake Hirsch-Allen manages LinkedIn Learning's relationships with North America's workforce development and higher-education systems. Jake teaches at McMaster and founded Lighthouse Labs and Hacking Health.
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Kate Ovington

Government Account Manager, LinkedIn
Kate Ovington works for LinkedIn Learning, partnering with government clients across Canada. This division of LinkedIn focuses on closing employment skills gaps through on-demand skills-based training content across a variety of topics.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 213

14:15 EST

214: Getting It Right Without the Righting Reflex
Change causes a variety of reactions in clients and us. One of the hardest reactions to change is the fixing instinct that creates resistance in others. The instinct to solve and correct our client's situation can be strong – known as the righting reflex. This interactive session will provide you with Motivational Interviewing (MI)-inspired tools and takeaways to transform resistance into engagement.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize coaching practices that do not work;
  • Identify the "righting reflex" and how to replace it;
  • Practice ways to re-engage with individuals

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Crystal Dolliver

Corporate Trainer, Agilec
Crystal Dolliver draws on 17 years as a coach, facilitator and recently as a corporate trainer. Crystal has various areas of expertise including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Ethics, Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Awareness and Prevention.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 214

14:15 EST

215: Creating Careers with Hope, Resilience and Soul
The contexts out of which our careers arise provide the opportunity for considering crucial life questions. Those who "live the questions" often demonstrate wisdom through being open to opportunities that are presented and having the courage to take action grounded in self-reflection, self-clarity and visioning. We discuss and demonstrate how to do this.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn the process of self-reflection;
  • Learn the importance of "living the questions";
  • Learn how to construct a future vision

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Spencer Niles

Dean and Professor, National Career Development Association/College of William & Mary
Spencer Niles is Dean and Professor at the College of William & Mary and NCDA President (2018-2019). He has taught in 27 countries, has 130 publications related to career practice, and is the recipient of many awards.
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Norman Amundson

Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia
Norman Amundson is a University of British Columbia Professor Emeritus in Counselling Psychology. His PhD is from the University of Alberta and he also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Umea, Sweden. He has worked in the career development field for over 40 years... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 14:15 - 15:15 EST
Room | Salle 215

15:15 EST

15:45 EST

(CANCELLED) | 212: Façonnez votre métier idéal
65 % des écoliers pratiqueront un métier qui n’existe pas aujourd’hui. Le système de formation ne permet plus aux salariés de s’adapter aux perpétuelles évolutions. L’apprentissage doit se faire autrement. Connaissez-vous votre potentiel? Savez-vous comment atteindre votre projet professionnel? Nous avons tous des talents cachés qui ne demandent qu’à éclore. Vos talents sont vos richesses professionnelles!

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Découvrir son métier idéal;
  • Connaître ses talents cachés;
  • Créer et développer son itinéraire d’épanouissement professionnel


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Philbert Corbrejaud

Avocat des Talents Latents, La Tribu Maâtura
Philbert Corbrejaud a 40 ans d'expérience professionnelle à tous les niveaux hiérarchiques. Ses diplômes et distinctions comprennent : Maître de cérémonie et Animateur ; Réseaux de Dirigeants et Managers : APM, TILT, CEDEF ; Lauréat en Management d'Excellence ; Médaille... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 212

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 01: Taming the Overwhelm Dragon
We lead busy lives. Juggling multiple priorities, adapting to constant change, contending with challenging targets, working with limited resources - and striving to meet clients needs. The resulting overwhelm can drain energy, stifle motivation and contribute to burnout. Explore the keys to balancing and managing responsibilities while maintaining your energy and enthusiasm in this interactive session.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Appreciate the significance and pervasiveness of overwhelm in the workplace;
  • Recognize circumstances and habits that can cause overwhelm;
  • Develop personal strategies to avoid overwhelm

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Cathy Ginsberg

President, Coach & Trainer, People Focus Training Inc.
Cathy Ginsberg is an engaging speaker, coach and trainer specializing in developing leaders to inspire commitment and achieve results. She has extensive training and development experience in the business world and in non-profit organizations.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 02: Teaching Career Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Inspired by the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a university career transition course introduced the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its curriculum. Learn how the introduction helped students identify local and global issues they hoped to help address in their communities, which in turn enabled them to better articulate their life purpose and career aspirations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine possible connections between SDGs and career education;
  • Identify benefits/challenges of incorporating SDGs in the curriculum;
  • Devise ways to incorporate SDGs in their context and practice

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Candy Ho

Faculty, Educational Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Candy Ho teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Educational Studies department in the Faculty of Arts. She is keen to explore the convergence between career education and development, teaching and learning, and student success.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 04: First Canadian Work Experience Pilot: Early Implementation Lessons
The need for Canadian work experience comes up repeatedly as a key barrier for many newcomers seeking employment upon arrival. The Canadian Work Experience Pilot is testing innovative approaches to help skilled newcomers gain their first Canadian work experience in their professions, including the use of temporary wage subsidies. Reflect and participate in discussions on early findings from the evaluation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Lessons from innovative approaches to help skilled newcomers find work;
  • Applying a GBA+ lens to the evaluation and learnings;
  • Lessons for career development for skilled newcomers

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Julie Rodier

Research Associate, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
Julie Rodier is a Research Associate at SRDC. She has extensive experience collaborating with community stakeholders in carrying out evaluations that are evidence-based and feasible in real-world settings to produce useful and relevant results for stakeholders.
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Greg Lockwood

Research Associate, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
Greg Lockwood is a Research Associate at SRDC. He has experience co-designing and testing innovative projects in the employment and social services sector. He is passionate about capacity-building, learning what works and making research accessible.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 05: Road Map to Manifest Your Dreams
What steps can help you build a solid foundation to SOAR in life, personally and professionally? Join Dave Urichuck to find out. You'll learn and better understand five specific topics to help create the life, career and business you want and deserve.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Defining your own version of success;
  • Defining your own attitude;
  • Defining what truly motivates you

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Dave Urichuck

International Speaker, Professional Coach and Author, DaveUrichuck.com
Dave Urichuk is an international speaker, professional coach and published author. He helps his clients to further explore their goals, increase their personal beliefs and self-confidence, and achieve a balanced lifestyle.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 06: How to Ikigai
How To Ikigai is a fun, interactive session with author Tim Tamashiro. He teaches the ancient practice of Ikigai (EE-KEE-guy). From Okinawa, Japan, Ikigai is your "life's purpose" in four simple directions: 1. Do what you love; 2. Do what you're good at; 3. Do what the world needs; 4. Do what you can be rewarded for.

Learnig Outcomes:
  • To learn a new method for living your life's purpose;
  • To learn psychology that supports Ikigai for well-being;
  • To gain renewed interest and passion for self-actualization

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tim Tamashiro

Author, How To Ikigai
Tim Tamashiro is the author of the non-fiction book How To Ikigai. He's a speaker, singer and former CBC Radio host. He departed from CBC in 2017 to study positive psychology and Ikigai (life's worth).


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 08: Career Pathways for Visible Minority Newcomer Women
Visible minority newcomer women often face multiple barriers to employment. In Canada, gaps in labour-market outcomes are typically wider for core-aged immigrant women, both as compared with their male counterparts and Canadian-born women. We will discuss a three-year pilot designed to support employment-related programming for visible minority newcomer women. Learnings from the pilot will help inform policy and programming.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about employment innovations to support visible minority newcomer women;
  • Foster innovation through partnerships;
  • Use evidence-based decision-making to strengthen employment and other outcomes

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tim Foran

Senior Director, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Tim Foran is a Senior Director; Settlement and Integration Policy Branch with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Tim has over 25 years of experience in strategic policy, federal-provincial-territorial relations and program policy development.
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Susanna Gurr

Research Director, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
Susanna Gurr is a Research Director at SRDC. She has extensive experience in research and evaluation, including designing, implementing and reporting on local and national studies within the social policy areas. She is a Credentialed Evaluator.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 09: How Career Development Discussions Can Increase Employee Engagement
Knowing how to increase employee engagement remains elusive for many people managers. What can you do in your job to increase engagement, regardless of your position in an organization? Learn what new research tells us are necessary key components to increasing employee engagement, and how to strategically use career discussions as an effective and low-cost tool to do so.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand why increasing employee engagement remains (unnecessarily) elusive;
  • Learn how to use career discussions to increase employee engagement;
  • Understand why building emotional intelligence as managers is vital

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Colleen Egli

Associate Director, BCom Careers & Work-Integrated Learning, UBC Sauder School of Business
Colleen Egli is the Associate Director, BCom Careers and Work- Integrated Learning at UBC Sauder School of Business. She has an MA in Organizational Psychology, and specializes in the intersection between career development and engagement.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 10: Findings from Data Analysis of First Nations Employment
There is an increasing desire to better understand challenges faced by First Nations' peoples in finding sustainable employment. This presentation answers the question, what interventions lead to successful outcomes? It draws on recent data on Indigenous groups. The data shows Indigenous peoples' employment readiness, the challenges they face, and the interventions that have improved their soft skills and employability factors.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Challenges facing First Nations people in seeking sustainable employment;
  • Challenges by demographics and geography within First Nations' communities;
  • Successful interventions and quantitative analysis

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Mukhtar Rahemtulla

President, ERS Scale Inc.
Mukhtar Rahemtulla is CEO of ERS Scale and HTI Consulting Inc. Rahemtulla is a successful businessman and a volunteer and Board member of several non-profit organizations. He obtained his BASc Electrical Engineering and MBA from UBC.
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Nadine Montour

Employment and Training Counsellor, Kahnawake Economic Development Commission
Nadine Montour is an Employment and Training Counsellor at the Kahnawake Economic Development Commission. Prior to this she was the Aboriginal Student Resource Centre Co-ordinator at Concordia and post-secondary counsellor at the Kahnawake Education Centre.
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Roiahtate Horn

Youth Engagement and Workforce Development Counsellor, Tewatohnhi’saktha, Kahnawake’s Economic Development Commission
Roiahtate Horn achieved a Bachelor of Arts with a major in First Peoples studies and a minor in Education from Concordia University. Roiahtate works directly with the youth of Kahnawake by providing career counselling, employment support and training opportunities.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 11: Addressing Labour Needs for Persons with Disabilities
In an increasingly diverse society, the aspiration to include persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the workforce at all levels is more critical than ever before. Most companies have policies of diversity in place. But they do not live up to them. Hiring PWDS will reap multiple advantages – both for themselves in terms of qualified personnel as well as for the public.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Increase awareness of challenges faced by employees with disabilities;
  • Understand how not hiring PWDs has implication for the economy;
  • The benefit of including employees with disabilities in the workforce

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Amani Hitimana

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Amani Hitimana is a PhD candidate in adult education and community development with a collaborative specialization in workplace learning and social change.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 12: Stop Your Job Search: Start Business Planning
Can you make something to sell or have knowledge others are willing to pay for? These are reasons to consider self-employment – but don't know where to start? Needing flexible hours or anxiety working with others may preclude your clients from participating in the workforce. It may be time to stop the job search and start the business planning.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Is self-employment right for your clients?;
  • How to realistically assess an opportunity;
  • What is involved in business planning for success

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Karen McDonald-Hurley

Owner/Lead Consultant, Opportunity Group
A recognized business expert, Karen McDonald-Hurley regularly speaks to audiences about planning in your business and is known for "out-of-the-box" thinking. Karen has helped hundreds of small businesses and has created "Business Plan BootCamp."


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 13: Welcome to Canada: Journey to Qualification Recognition
Moving to a new country is an exciting journey; however, finding out that your credentials are initially not recognized in Canada can create uncertainty. Manitoba Start works with internationally educated professionals belonging to regulated professions. We assist newcomers in navigating the credential recognition process, while leveraging business partners in finding stepping-stone jobs in their profession or alternative career options.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Data and trends of Manitoba Start clients (statistics);
  • What the qualification recognition process is for internationally educated professionals;
  • Learn about alternative careers and training for internationally educated professionals

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Medina Puskar

Manager, Career Services, Manitoba Start
Medina Puskar is a Registered Social Worker and Manager of Career Services at Manitoba Start. Medina has over six years of experience guiding immigrants and refugees in qualification-recognition processes and finding meaningful employment using a cultural competence and strength-based... Read More →
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Sonya Hince

Supervisor, Special Projects, Manitoba Start
Sonya Hince is a career development professional possessing 10 years' experience working for employment and training organizations within the non-profit sector, supporting diverse clients including immigrants, refugees and individuals with disabilities with their career goals.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 14: Exploring Stakeholders' Perceptions of Graduate Employability Skills
This small-scale study explored UAE faculty members’ and employers’ perceptions of key employability skills in fresh graduates and the reasons for their importance. Participants’ views were elicited using a novel concept-mapping approach, along with semi-structured interviews. Results indicate that both groups were aligned in their views. However, their operationalization of skills was misaligned, raising concerns about the academia-industry gap.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand employability research in an international context;
  • Critically analyze possible reasons behind the academia-industry gap;
  • Investigate stakeholder views using novel qualitative research techniques

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Alizeh Batra

Assistant Director, Research Operations & Academic Relations, New York University Abu Dhabi
Alizeh Batra has a professional role at New York University Abu Dhabi. Passionate about exploring the industry-academia gap using novel research techniques, she is pursuing a professional doctorate in Educational Research from the University of Bath.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 15: Career Mapping: Expanding Innovative Pathways for Employment Security
In partnership, the University of the Fraser Valley has developed a new way to map non-linear career pathways. This new mapping project shows students how they can expand their career options. It works especially well for demonstrating the potential of liberal arts, humanities and social science degrees. Students report it gives them hope for the future.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore non-linear career pathway planning;
  • Discover ways to expand career choices for students;
  • Promote the career value of a liberal arts education

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Linda Pardy

Associate Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr Linda Pardy teaches communications and is a workplace learning specialist. She is responsible for creating an innovative career mapping resource and is excited to begin implementing it across a wide variety of disciplinary areas.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

(Carousels) Plenary Table 16: New Ecology of Work
The Basic Income debate is a symptom of widespread worries about work and money, and helps shine a media spotlight on AI, robotics and automation. Technogical, economic and global forces are shaping a new ecology of work, which is an interesting research topic, but does it require a pro-active response now from front-line career practitioners? Share your ideas and experiences.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How disruptors are influencing labour market;
  • Where the jobs are;
  • New skills in demand by employers

Speakers | Conférenciers
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George Dutch

Chief Practitioner, JobJoy
George Dutch, MA (Cultural Studies), CCDP is founder and Chief Practitioner at JobJoy in Ottawa for the past 25 years.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

202: WES Gateway Program: Assessing Credentials for Displaced Individuals
Millions are forced to flee their country of education without complete records of their academic accomplishments and face barriers in building their lives in a new country. WES will introduce a solution: The WES Gateway Program seeks to enable those living in Canada after fleeing political unrest, conflict and natural disasters to achieve their educational and professional goals.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand refugees' contribution to economic integration;
  • Learn how refugees benefit from the WES Gateway Program;
  • Identify opportunities to partner to expand the WES Gateway Program

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Beatrice Kohlenberg

Senior Manager, WES Gateway Program, World Education Services
Beatrice Kohlenberg manages the WES Gateway Program, which supports refugees and displaced individuals achieve their academic and career goals. She has worked in the non-profit sector for over 10 years supporting immigrants' connection with meaningful employment.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 202

15:45 EST

203: Moving Ontario Works Clients Towards Employment
The province is moving towards increased collaboration between Ontario Works and other organizations to support these individuals toward their employment goals. This session will provide the understanding on how to effectively work with individuals who have numerous perceived and real employment barriers. Various tools to support these jobseekers will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Provide a greater understanding of Ontario Works recipients' employment challenges;
  • Explore positive strategies to help Ontario Works clients;
  • Sharing of feedback and tools from learners regarding their experience

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michael Simon

President, Association for Municipal Employment Services
Michael Simon is currently an Ontario Works Manager in Wellington County, ON. He has overseen employment programs since 1999 with post-secondary training from the universities of Windsor, Western and Waterloo.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 203

15:45 EST

204: Self-Care for Career Development Practitioners
This interactive session focuses on an updated review of the challenges faced by career practitioners by the nature of their work (including vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout), and how to identify symptoms in self. Let's work together to expand and implement updated evidence-based self-care strategies in the practitioner's everyday life to increase resilience and remain healthy in their practice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To identify symptoms of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout;
  • To develop awareness of both personal and professional self-care strategies;
  • To create an implementable, evidence-based self-care plan

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michael Sorsdahl

Psychologist/Educator, Juvenation Wellness
Michael Sorsdahl is a psychologist and founder of the Juvenation Wellness Centre and Spa in BC. His focus is to increase personal and professional wellness for clients and practitioners through counselling, coaching, supervision and education


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 204

15:45 EST

206: Merging Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Values for Student Success | Combiner valeurs autochtones et non autochtones pour favoriser le succès des étudiants
Programming for Indigenous student success often shows very little impact on student experience, persistence, graduation rates and employment outcomes. A continuous improvement process informed by Indigenous values may be a key to better results. Participants will practice incorporating Indigenous values into their processes for positive educational and employment outcomes for Indigenous youth.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Fundamental Indigenous values and how they affect student performance outcomes;
  • Indigenous-informed approaches to designing and evaluating student success programming;
  • Basic steps for merging Indigenous and non-Indigenous values into processes

Les programmes favorisant le succès des étudiants autochtones ont souvent peu d’incidence sur l’expérience, la persévérance, les taux de diplomation et les résultats d’emploi. Un processus d’amélioration continue s’appuyant sur les valeurs autochtones pourrait être la clé de résultats améliorés. Les participants s’exerceront à intégrer les valeurs autochtones à leurs processus dans le but d’obtenir des résultats positifs en matière d’éducation et d’emploi pour les jeunes autochtones.

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Valeurs autochtones de base et incidence sur les résultats des étudiants;
  • Approches axées sur l’aspect autochtone en matière de conception et d’évaluation de programmes de mesure de la réussite des étudiants;
  • Étapes fondamentales d’intégration des valeurs autochtones et non autochtones aux processus

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Linda Manning

Intercultural Economist | Économiste interculturelle, CultureScapes Consulting and Training
Born in America, raised internationally, intercultural economist Linda Manning is a champion of growth through inclusion and an expert on inclusive teaching/management practices. She creates customized training and evaluations to improve processes for education and employment outcomes... Read More →
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Dwight Powless

Intercultural Performance Professional | Professionnel de la performance interculturelle, CultureScapes Consulting & Training
Dwight Powless is a Mohawk from Six Nations Reserve; Canada Post retiree from Technical Services Management and its first Aboriginal Relations Manager; and a program developer for Algonquin College Indigenous Student Success. Dwight has been deeply involved with Indigenous culture/practices... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 206

15:45 EST

207: An Experiential Journey Through the CERIC Guiding Principles
Look more closely at the Guiding Principles in order to reflect on how you work and why you approach career-related issues in particular ways. Discover how the Organic Career Support Framework captures the complexity of career work, and see how the Action Plans translate Guiding Principles into concrete actions. Engage in reflections, discussions and in-session activities together with your colleagues.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Experience the Guiding Principles as a reflective tool for professionals;
  • Understand how the Organic Career Support Framework captures career complexity;
  • Learn new strategies and client interventions through the Action Plans

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Juliana Wiens

Juliana Wiens

Career Counsellor, Saint Mary's University
Juliana Wiens (RCT) is a seasoned career professional with master's degrees in counselling and women's studies. She is a Career Counsellor at Saint Mary's University and is co-author of the CERIC Guiding Principles Action Plans.
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Karen Schaffer

Career Counsellor, Saint Mary's University
Karen Schaffer holds a Master's in Counselling Psychology, and has previously published three career books. She is a Career Counsellor at Saint Mary's University and is co-author of the CERIC Guiding Principles Action Plans.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 207

15:45 EST

208: Strengths, Hope and Resources Program for Schools | Programme de forces, d’espoir et de ressources pour les écoles
Hope serves as an essential and sustaining factor in overcoming challenges in educational and career-life contexts. This session will introduce a multi-phase, collaborative, mixed-methods research project involving a strengths-, hope- and resources-based program to support the mental health and career-life development of teachers and students. Several sample interventions will be presented. Co-authors: Regan Holt, Denise Larsen, Wendy Edey, Chelsea Hobbs.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define hope and its connections to career and mental health;
  • Learn about hope-, strengths- and resources-based programming for students, teachers;
  • Experience hope- and strengths-focused interventions for supporting career development and well-being

L’espoir est un facteur essentiel de soutien pour la résolution de problèmes dans des contextes d’études et de vie personnelle et professionnelle. Cette séance présentera un projet de recherche collaborative en plusieurs phases et par méthodes mixtes caractérisé par un programme axé sur les ressources, l’espoir et les forces afin d’appuyer la santé mentale et le développement de la vie professionnelle et personnelle des enseignants et des étudiants. Plusieurs exemples d’interventions seront présentés. Coauteurs : Regan Holt, Denise Larsen, Wendy Edey, Chelsea Hobbs.

Objectifs d’apprentissage:
  • Définissez l’espoir et son lien avec la carrière et la santé mentale;
  • Découvrez des programmes axés sur les ressources, les forces et l’espoir pour étudiants et enseignants;
  • Vivez l’expérience d’interventions axées sur les forces et l’espoir pour soutenir le développement de carrière et le bien-être

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Rebecca Hudson Breen

Assistant Professor | Professeure adjointe, University of Alberta | Université de l’Alberta
Rebecca Hudson Breen is an Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta and current President of the Career Counsellors Chapter of CCPA. Her research focuses on career-life development and mental health.Professeure adjointe en psychologie de l’orientation... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 208

15:45 EST

209: Leadership in Action: Stories of Ninja Career Development
Canadians need career development more than ever, but our field often encounters barriers. Whether it's insufficient funding, closed and inflexible systems or lack of awareness of the value of career development, we are often thwarted. A few stealth leaders from our field will share a big challenge they've faced and the ninja move they used to overcome the odds.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify big challenges/barriers currently faced by our field;
  • Examine creative approaches to overcoming these challenges/barriers ;
  • Explore Ninja Career Development and its potential applications

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lynne Bezanson

Executive Director Emeritus, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Lynne Bezanson is Executive Director Emeritus of the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF). “Emeritus” means she has been contributing to the career development field for a very long time and nobody wants her to stop!
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Tony Botelho

Director, Simon Fraser University Career & Volunteer Services
Tony Botelho is the Director of SFU Career and Volunteer Services, an office that was named the Career Development Association of the Year by the BC Career Development Association in 2018.
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JP Michel

Founder | Fondateur, SparkPath
JP Michel founded SparkPath and created the Challenge Cards. He has a master's degree in industrial-organizational psychology and is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Career Professional award from the Career Professionals of Canada.Fondateur de SparkPath, JP Michel a créé les... Read More →
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Deirdre Pickerell

Dean, Student Success/Vice-President, Yorkville University/Life Strategies Ltd.
Dr Deirdre Pickerell is a coach, educator and award-winning leader in human resources and career development. She has dedicated her career to helping individuals understand, and create, opportunities to be fully engaged across work/life roles.
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Sareena Hopkins works to move from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity-building and advocacy.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 209

15:45 EST

210: Exploring a Social Enterprise Model to Essential Skill-Building
The Achieving Concrete Essentials (ACE) program is a Service Canada Skills and Partnership-funded project that began in October 2017. Tewatohnhi’saktha is Kahnawake’s Economic Development Commission, and the Employment & Training Division partnered with Income Security and Business Services to create an innovative project for our clients in need of building workforce skills.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Building essential skills though practical learning, 26-week program outline;
  • Economic development though the emergence of a social enterprise;
  • Challenges, successes and best practices of our four cohorts

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Angie Marquis

Director of Employment & Training, Tewatohnhi'saktha
Angie Marquis is the Director of Employment & Training at Tewatohnhi'saktha. She has worked since August 2007 as an Employment & Training Counsellor/ Youth Programs Co-ordinator. Angie holds a BA in Human Relations & Sociology and a graduate diploma in business administration.
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Keisha Goodleaf

Program Manager, Kahnawà:ke's Economic Development Commission
Keisha Goodleaf graduated from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Commerce, Major in Management. She has been working at Tewatohnhi’saktha since 2016, and as of August 2018, advanced into the position of Economic Development... Read More →
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Cheryl Lahache

Youth Support Worker for the Aging-Out of Foster Care Children, Kahnawake Shakotiia’kehnhas Community Services
Cheryl Kwaronhia:wi Lahache is a Turtle Clan woman of the Kanienkeha’ka Mohawk Nation of Kahnawake. She is currently Youth Support Worker for the Aging-Out of Foster Care Children (16-18 years) at Kahnawake Shakotiia’kehnhas Community Services. Formerly, she was the Achieving... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 210

15:45 EST

211: Career Development Elevated: Collective Learnings from System Transformation
Join stakeholders leading the human and digital transformation of employment services in NS. Learn about challenges, opportunities and innovations that are strengthening the system as they continue to shift to a model focused on quality service, accountability, and diversity and inclusion. Resilience, strife and celebration are the reality while NS doubles down on achieving service excellence and improved outcomes for all.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduction to the frameworks that supported system transformation;
  • Understand stakeholder engagement; collaboration that fostered and strengthened system outcomes;
  • Identify methods strengthening diversity and inclusion outcomes within employment services

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Aime Haughn

Director, Employment Programs, Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education
In 2016, Amie Haughn joined the government team that led transformation of employment services, where she was tasked and challenged to balance priorities and desires of stakeholders within a rapid change-management process.
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Kathy McKee

Executive Director, Nova Scotia Career Development Association
Kathy McKee is the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Career Development Association and the co-author of the Career Services Guide: Supporting People Affected by Mental Health Issues.
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Jaime Smith

Executive Lead, Centre for Employment Innovation, St FX Extension, St Francis Xavier University
Jaime Smith is an advocate for meaningful citizen engagement, social justice, women's leadership and lifelong learning. As Director, Social Innovation, Jaime leads the Centre for Employment Innovation, fuelling systems transformation of employment services.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 211

15:45 EST

213: The Rules of Engagement
The 21st century poses amazing opportunities for practitioners and their clients. As demands for workplace skills change rapidly, practitioners and clients need to be more "organic" in nature, responding to employer needs quickly. The key to being ready amidst this chaos is ENGAGEMENT! Herky will present his 6 Rules of Engagement that will create synergetic relationships between client and practitioner.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To understand the importance of engagement in career development;
  • To learn how engagement leads to practitioner and client commitment;
  • To discover, and apply, the 6 rules of engagement

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Herky Cutler

President/CEO, herkycutler.com
Herky Cutler wants people to break through barriers and move forward to improve their performance. Herky will push your buttons and challenge you. If you want to stay where you are, don't come to this session.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 213

15:45 EST

214: PANEL: Narrative Career Management Reflection: Today's On-Campus Tools
Career planning needs to continue to shift across higher education. Engaging students using innovative interventions and reflection tools remains vital. How can a college career course, credit-bearing university undergraduate and graduate course, disability advocate and career educator use comparable post-modern approaches to facilitate career conversations? Can facilitated technology and games create transformation? Learn about embedding narrative tools across campus.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn 15 narrative and reflection approaches being used on campus;
  • Hear challenges and best practices from diverse higher-ed contexts;
  • Adopt strategies for integrating these tools into career development services

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Mark Franklin

Co-Founder/Practice Leader/Instructor | cofondateur/chef de pratique/instructeur, OneLifeTools/CareerCycles/University of Toronto
OneLifeTools co-founder Mark Franklin is a Stu Conger award-winning CareerCycles practice leader. He co-authored Who You Are Matters!, teaches career courses at University of Toronto, and consults on using structured narrative, gamification, technology and blended delivery.Cofondateur... Read More →
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Jessica Isenor

Coordinator: Career & Advising Services, Nova Scotia Community College
Jessica Isenor is a counsellor, researcher and educator. She sits on the Board of the 3CD and is President Emerita of the CCPA’s Career Counsellors Chapter. She has also worked with the CCDF, NCDA, and APCDA.
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Kerry Till

Professor of Career Development, School of Liberal Studies, Conestoga College
Lead professor for the Career Development courses at Conestoga College, Kerry Till has 13 years in the field delivering career-focused workshops, courses and counselling. Main interest areas include: skill identification, career planning and workplace happiness.
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Michael Stebleton

Associate Professor of Higher Education, Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development Department, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Michael J. Stebleton, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development (OLPD) department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His research and teaching interests include career development, student development and student persistence.
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Kris Magnusson

Dean, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
Education Dean at Simon Fraser University since 2009, Dr Kris Magnusson's award-winning work in counselling psychology and career development led to roles in research of evidence-based practice, provincial assessment, education internationalization and Aboriginal reconciliation. She... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 214

15:45 EST

215: Career Resolutions? You've Got This!
Having challenges working with people who have lost hope or are struggling with motivation? Learn how to help people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to make life and work decisions. We'll examine a constructivist approach to meaning making as we consider how to help people move through the emotional stages of change.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine indecisiveness and the impact on career choice;
  • Expose people to a constructivist approach in career development;
  • Create interaction and inspiration for the telling of one's story

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Laurie Edwards

Director, Student Advising, Nova Scotia Community College
Laurie Edwards is a nationally recognized career development specialist who builds services and programs to help students and others connect with the lives they want. Laurie designs and leads career and advising services at NSCC.
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Clarence DeSchiffart

Consultant/Trainer, Self-Employed
Clarence DeSchiffart has over 34 years' experience in career counselling and teaching. He is part of Canada's gig economy as a consultant and recent retiree from NSCC. Service to others and being outdoors feeds his soul.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 215

15:45 EST

CANCELLED | (Carousels) Plenary Table 07: Nova Scotia Works Digital: Delivering Online Employment Services
THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED.

The Nova Scotia Works Digital Channel will operate as a service access point for Nova Scotians seeking career and employment support services, as well as a mechanism for our Nova Scotia Works Employment Service in-person sites to integrate digital services into the experience of new and existing users.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Implementing service design in employment support services;
  • Digital employment services;
  • Collaborating with partners and users

Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45 EST

205: PANEL: Giving Students the Tools to Succeed in a Global Workforce
This panel will discuss how international experiences contribute to the personal and professional development of young Canadians and, consequently, equip them for today’s global workforce. As “internationalizing” education continues to include not only inbound movement – ie, the recruitment and retention of international students – but also outbound mobility, we find ourselves in this new space navigating how best to support domestic students in gaining global skills and competencies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The existing landscape of outbound mobility in the Canadian context;
  • Steps Canada needs to take to keep up with internationalization efforts in other countries;
  • How to support a shift where going abroad is a natural step in a young Canadian’s career path

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Michelle Dittmer

Michelle Dittmer

President, Canadian Gap Year Association
Michelle Dittmer is an educator  and  youth advocate that has taught grades 4 through college, developed international service learning programs, nurtured educational partnerships with school boards from coast to coast, and developed youth policy.  Having a finger on the pulse... Read More →
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Clark Goodman

Director of the International Experience Canada Program, Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Clark Goodman is the Director of the International Experience Canada program at the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The International Experience Canada program supports Canada’s economic and cultural interests by facilitating bilateral, reciprocal agreements... Read More →
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Jean-Marc Hachey

Founder & Author, MyWorldAbroad.com
Jean-Marc Hachey is the founder of MyWorldAbroad.com, a bestselling author, and a trusted partner working with 45 universities and colleges. He is a long-time enthusiast of work and travel abroad, helping students to develop international skills and prepare for jobs in a global economy... Read More →
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Norah McRae

Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education, University of Waterloo
Norah McRae, PhD, is Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education at the University of Waterloo. Her involvement in co-operative and work-integrated education spans more than 25 years, over which time she has led strategic program development and research on student... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:00 EST
Room | Salle 205

15:45 EST

201: KAIROS Blanket Exercise | Exercice des couvertures par KAIROS
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise invites you explore the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Participation is limited to 60 spots on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the KAIROS Blanket Exercise and how it works:

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that builds awareness and understanding of our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by having participants literally walk through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance.

Participants step onto blankets representing the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. They are drawn into their roles by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcomes. Facilitators read a script and assume the role of Narrator and European settlers.

By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise effectively educates while increasing empathy. It reaches both the mind and the heart. It is contributing to a movement for reconciliation through education across the country.

Note: this session runs until 5:45 pm.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 15:45 - 17:45 EST
Room | Salle 201

17:30 EST

202: A Conversation About Career Development in the North by the North
Host: Memorial University

This sector meet up is an opportunity for people who are doing career development work in the North to discuss challenges, opportunities and future needs. Through a facilitated conversation, this session will be opportunity to meet others doing similar work. The session will be a wonderful gauge to share lived experiences in doing such important work and what potential next steps we should be considering to enhance our work.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 17:30 - 19:00 EST
Room | Salle 202

17:30 EST

203: Enabling Public Policy for the Non-Profit & Charitable Sector
Hosts: Hilary Pearson, Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector and Bruce Lawson, The Counselling Foundation of Canada

The first months of any government are critical to lay the groundwork for a successful term. Many non-profits and charities want to change their way of operating and generally have more flexibility to cope with the pressures on them to work smarter, more flexibly and more sustainably. Contribute thoughts and ideas to help build a stronger public policy environment for non-profits and charities.

Tuesday January 28, 2020 17:30 - 19:00 EST
Room | Salle 203

17:30 EST

207: Une rencontre informelle entre délégués francophones et francophiles
Organisateur : CERIC

Nous sommes heureux de vous convier à une rencontre informelle entre délégués francophones et francophiles afin de partager votre expérience en tant que francophone à Cannexus, d'échanger sur les besoins du secteur de l'orientation et du développement de carrière francophone et de réseauter avec vos pairs.

Nous poursuivrons avec ceux qui le souhaitent dans un bar proche de l'hôtel pour une activité de réseautage en français avant l’heure de souper.

Des rafraichissements seront offerts lors de la rencontre. Les consommations au bar ne sont pas inclues.

Tuesday January 28, 2020 17:30 - 19:00 EST
Room | Salle 207

17:30 EST

208: Facilitating Employment Inclusion in Canada - Supported Employment Essentials
Host: Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)

Currently over 15% of Canadians identify themselves as having a disability. While we know they possess a wide range of diverse skills, knowledge and abilities, people experiencing disability remain significantly under-represented in the workforce. CASE is committed to equipping employment professionals with the tools they need to increase employment inclusion for Canadians with disabilities. Join us in conversation about the essentials of supported employment, and training resources that are available to support you in your work.

Tuesday January 28, 2020 17:30 - 19:00 EST
Room | Salle 208

17:30 EST

210: Rural Communities Share: Building Jobs Using Disruptors
Host: The Community Training and Development Centre, Northumberland and Peterborough Counties

A growth in aging populations and a coinciding out migration of youth are two important “disruptive” elements in rural areas. How have you used the disruptors to create jobs and new social solution models in your community? Come and share your rural concerns and new possibilities that arise in employment and economic growth as a result of these “disruptors.”

Tuesday January 28, 2020 17:30 - 19:00 EST
Room | Salle 210

17:30 EST

212: Big Data: Opportunities, Challenges and Risks
Host: CERIC

Big data may be one of the fastest-growing topics in the tech industry. In this digital era, more and more businesses are relying heavily on data. The challenges of managing and leveraging data will leave few organizations untouched. This is an open discussion to share/learn from each other; we can talk in a "think tank" format about emerging technologies, including AI.

Tuesday January 28, 2020 17:30 - 19:00 EST
Room | Salle 212
 
Wednesday, January 29
 

07:00 EST

07:00 EST

08:00 EST

CERIC 2019 Survey of Career Service Professionals: Who We Are and Where We're Going | Sondage 2019 du CERIC auprès des spécialistes en développement de carrière : qui sommes-nous et où allons-nous?
The results are in! In this session, get a first-hand look at the results from CERIC’s 2019 Survey of Career Service Professionals. This national survey, now in its third iteration, engaged career service professionals from across Canada on their perspectives of their own career journey as well as the field of career development and career counselling. We’ve sifted through the data and pulled out a few key insights for reflection and discussion. Learn how the field has changed since the first edition of this survey back in 2011 and offer your thoughts on the issues that are top of mind for you today.

Nous avons reçu les résultats du sondage réalisé auprès des spécialistes en développement de carrière! Soyez les premiers à les découvrir en participant à cette séance. Dans le cadre de ce sondage mené à l’échelle nationale, et qui en est à sa troisième mouture, nous avons demandé aux spécialistes du développement de carrière de partout au pays de partager leur point de vue à la fois sur leur propre parcours professionnel, mais aussi sur le domaine du développement de carrière et de l’orientation professionnelle.
Nous avons épluché les données et en avons dégagé les points principaux afin d’y réfléchir et d’en en discuter ensemble. Découvrez ce qui a changé dans notre domaine depuis le premier sondage de 2011 et donnez votre avis sur les enjeux prioritaires actuels.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Ben Liadsky

Program Manager | Gestionnaire de programme, The Counselling Foundation of Canada
Ben Liadsky is the Program Officer at The Counselling Foundation of Canada and an Evaluation Consultant at Taylor Newberry Consulting. He has 10 plus years of experience in the non-profit sector in a variety of roles from evaluation to program management to communications. Ben also... Read More →


Wednesday January 29, 2020 08:00 - 09:00 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

09:00 EST

205: A Movement of Changemakers: 2 Stories of Youth-Led Organizations
This Mega session will focus on two inspirational stories of youth-led grassroots organizations who saw gaps in service and decided to make a difference – so that every young person can confidently pursue their aspirations for the future.

Tamer will focus on the journey of UforChange, a youth-led arts organization in the Toronto neighbourhoods of St James Town and Regent Park. UforChange mentors young people in pursuit of their artistic passions through programs that are unique in providing them not only with foundational skills, but also access to professional mentors, employment opportunities, a sense of community, education support and more.

A group of Indigenous youth that came together from Idle No More, A7G started from a gap in services and grew into a movement. Giving a national voice and platform to young people across Turtle Island not only contributes to their own success and healing today but also to that of the next seven generations. Gabrielle will speak to the need for grassroots programming and how Indigenous youth still carry the burden of reconciliation.

Mega | Méga
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Gabrielle Fayant

Co-founder, Co-CEO, Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G)
Gabrielle Fayant originates from Fishing Lake Métis Settlement in Alberta and identifies as a proud Michif woman. She currently resides in Ottawa  on the traditional territory of the Algonquin peoples. Gabrielle is the cofounder and Co-CEO of a youth-led, youth driven non-profit... Read More →
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Tamer Ibrahim

Youth Collective Impact Program Manager, Laidlaw Foundation
Tamer Ibrahim oversees the Youth Collective Impact program at the Laidlaw Foundation: an initiative in partnership with Innoweave that helps organizations in local communities across Ontario develop, launch and implement collective impact approaches that directly improve outcomes... Read More →


Wednesday January 29, 2020 09:00 - 10:30 EST
Room | Salle 205

09:00 EST

206: Wired for Innovation: Tapping into Unique Abilities of Millennial and Gen Z Employees
Young people in every organization are uniquely positioned to innovate and effectively engaging them can help organizations tackle the challenges they face. An inspiring call-to-action and practical guide; through stories, data and original research Ilona will explain what neuroscience and developmental psychology can tell us about young people’s unique abilities, what is holding us back from tapping into their potential and why intergenerational collaboration is essential in an era of rapid change.

Mega | Méga
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Ilona Dougherty

Managing Director, Youth & Innovation Project, University of Waterloo
Ilona Dougherty is the Co-creator and Managing Director of the Youth & Innovation Project at the University of Waterloo. She co-founded Apathy is Boring, a non-partisan social enterprise that encourages youth to vote. Ilona was named an Ashoka Fellow, a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth... Read More →


Wednesday January 29, 2020 09:00 - 10:30 EST
Room | Salle 206

09:00 EST

207: What Do You Really Value? What Motivates Us?
Most people do not truly understand what their core values might be and how to live them out. Confusion, lack of congruence in operational values, and inability to make timely decisions hinders success. Dr Keis will share breakthrough research on why values clarification is foundational to anyone’s success. This session is consistently rated the top session in any conference!

Mega | Méga
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Ken Keis

President & CEO, Consulting Resource Group International Inc.
Ken Keis, PhD, is a foremost global authority on behavioural assessment strategies and an expert in leadership, purpose and wellness. He has authored over four million words, including 500 articles, four books and 12 assessments.


Wednesday January 29, 2020 09:00 - 10:30 EST
Room | Salle 207

09:00 EST

208: Overcoming "Stuckness" – Helpful Strategies for Self and Clients | Des stratégies pour vous aider et aider vos clients à lever les blocages
It happens time and again. You, a client, friend, colleague or relative declare that it is time to leave the job that’s making you/them crazy, end that bad relationship, return to school, write that book, tackle that bucket list… For a hot minute there is a frenzy of talk, research, data collection, and sometimes even a plan. And then nothing. No action, no progress. What happened? This session will address the factors that keep us “stuck” and strategies for overcoming them.

Cela se produit trop souvent. Vous, un client, un ami, un collègue ou un membre de votre famille déclare vouloir démissionner de l’emploi qui le rend malade, mettre fin à une relation toxique, retourner à l’école, écrire enfin ce livre, s’attaquer à sa liste de vie… Pendant une minute, c’est l’effervescence des discussions, des recherches, de la collecte de données. Parfois même, un plan est dressé. Puis, plus rien. Rien n’est entrepris, rien ne change. Que s’est-il passé? Cette séance aborde les blocages qui nous empêchent d’aller de l’avant et propose des stratégies pour les surmonter.

Mega | Méga
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Yvonne Rodney

Career and Personal Development Consultant | Conseillère en carrière et en développement personnel, Inner Change Consulting
Yvonne Rodney, currently a career and personal development consultant at Inner Change Consulting (innerchangeconsulting.com), is also a proud introvert, an author, public speaker, playwright, theatrical director and many other life roles. She is the former Director of the University of Toronto Career Centre.Conseillère en matière de cheminement de carrière et de développement personnel à Inner Change... Read More →


Wednesday January 29, 2020 09:00 - 10:30 EST
Room | Salle 208

09:00 EST

213/215: Above the Noise: Making Our Voices Heard
Clients often come to us with a cacophony of voices in their heads and we are challenged to speak with a voice that can be heard above all that noise. This session will unpack reasons why some clients tune out. We will explore the possibility of engaging clients in such a way that we get the attention of people and that all the noise won’t drown out our voice.


Mega | Méga
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Gray Poehnell

Career Consultant, Ergon Communications
Gray Poehnell explores holistic career approaches that cultivate hope, practical spirituality and imagination. He has extensive experience in working with Aboriginal, immigrant and mainstream clients and currently trains career practitioners nationally and internationally.


Wednesday January 29, 2020 09:00 - 10:30 EST
Room | Salle 213

09:00 EST

214: PANEL: Taking the Career Development Ninja Challenge
At Cannexus19, keynote panelist Sareena Hopkins from CCDF challenged us to “go ninja” and influence career development throughout our institutions. This panel did just that! From coast-to-coast the various panel members have been career development ninjas all year. Come learn what tactics, strategies and projects they have put into action. You’ll gain creative ways to promote career education.

Mega | Méga
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Atifa Karim

Lead Co-ordinator, Career Education, University of Toronto
Atifa Karim is Lead Co-ordinator, Career Education at University of Toronto. She is passionate about using a system-thinking and collaborative approach to curriculum design, with a focus on integrating career education, student and academic affairs.
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Candy Ho

Faculty, Educational Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Candy Ho teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Educational Studies department in the Faculty of Arts. She is keen to explore the convergence between career education and development, teaching and learning, and student success.
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Jennifer Browne

Director of Student Life, Memorial University
Jennifer Browne is the Director of Student Life at Memorial University providing leadership to a number of areas in the portfolio including career development. She currently holds the position of Past Chair on the CERIC Board.
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Linda Pardy

Associate Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr Linda Pardy teaches communications and is a workplace learning specialist. She is responsible for creating an innovative career mapping resource and is excited to begin implementing it across a wide variety of disciplinary areas.


Wednesday January 29, 2020 09:00 - 10:30 EST
Room | Salle 214

10:30 EST

10:50 EST

Closing Keynote Address | Allocution d'clôture: Inuit Self-Determination During a Time of Reconciliation | L’autodétermination des Inuits à l’ère de la réconciliation
Inuit are implementing their right to self-determination through a broad range of initiatives within Inuit Nunangat – the homeland of Inuit in Canada. As President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Natan Obed leads an organization that is the national voice of Canada’s 65,000 Inuit. According to the ITK, most Inuit live in 51 communities spread across the Inuit Nunangat, which is comprised of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Northwest Territories), Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec) and Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador). This territory encompasses roughly 35% of Canada’s land mass and 50% of its coastline. Natan oversees the many programs and initiatives focused on improving the day-to-day lives of Inuit, including health, food security, suicide prevention, and the implementation of the transformational National Strategy on Inuit Education, while also leading ITK’s advocacy with federal, provincial and territorial governments. Despite these efforts, Inuit continue to face systemic barriers to equality, and often earn less than southerners who come to work in the North. He will talk about the practical, political and visionary aspects of how Inuit are self-determining during this time of reconciliation.

Les Inuits affirment leur droit à l’autodétermination grâce à un vaste éventail d’initiatives dans le Nunangat inuit, la terre ancestrale des Inuits au Canada. À titre de président de Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Natan Obed dirige un organisme qui est la voix à l’échelle nationale des 65 000 Inuits du Canada. Selon l’organisme ITK, la plupart des Inuits habitent au sein de 51 communautés réparties dans tout le Nunangat inuit, qui est composé de la région désignée des Inuvialuits (Territoires du Nord-Ouest), du Nunavut, du Nunavik (Nord du Québec) et du Nunatsiavut (Nord du Labrador). Ce territoire couvre environ 35 % de la superficie terrestre du Canada et 50 % de son littoral. Natan est responsable des nombreux programmes et initiatives visant à améliorer le quotidien des Inuits, dont la santé, la sécurité alimentaire, la prévention du suicide et la mise en œuvre de la stratégie nationale transformative sur l’éducation des Inuits. Il est également responsable de défendre les intérêts d’ITK auprès des autorités fédérales, provinciales et territoriales. Malgré ces efforts, les Inuits continuent de faire face à des obstacles systémiques à l’égalité et sont souvent moins bien rémunérés que les personnes originaires du Sud venues travailler dans le Nord. Il parlera des aspects pratiques, politiques et visionnaires associés à la manière dont les Inuits assurent leur autodétermination à l’ère de la réconciliation.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Natan Obed

President | Président, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Canada’s National Inuit Leader | Chef national des Inuits du Canada
Natan Obed is the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. He is originally from Nain, the northernmost community in Labrador’s Nunatsiavut region, and now lives in Ottawa. For 10 years he lived in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and worked as the Director of Social and Cultural Development for... Read More →


Wednesday January 29, 2020 10:50 - 11:50 EST
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

11:50 EST