Career Developments

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

  • Join us in creating a Career Development Professional (CDP) Competency Framework that represents you and your practice. We know that the needs of CDPs are as diverse as the topography of our nation.  Please visit our stakeholder landing page where you can have your voice heard by:
    • Completing the stakeholder survey to indicate how you want to become involved;
    • Telling us how you may see yourself in the new CDP definition, or what may be missing; and
    • Ensuring your commitment to the project is counted, by submitting your volunteer hours each month.
  • Please also consider our invitation to upload authentic photos of CDPs at work in our shared google folder.  These photos will be used for marketing and promotion.
  • Visit www.bit.ly/cdpcanada to get involved so we can build this together!

April 2019

  • New from the Brookfield Institute – Turn and Face the Strange: Changes impacting the future of employment in Canada
  • What is happening internationally these days?
    • Australia’s recent budget announcement includes the establishment of a National Careers Institute and several other career development initiatives to ensure every student receives quality career development supports and services.
    • In addition to having highly training career educators, ALL South Korean teachers are not receiving foundational training in career development.
    • The OECD has released Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work with detailed policy recommendations to support equitable and high-functioning labour markets.
    • Wales is investing significantly in hiring more Career Development Professionals
  • Our very own Roberta Neault will be delivering Putting Professionalism into Practice: Why we do what we do, the next webinar in a series being offered by the Careers Industry Council of Australia (CICA) to support the launch of their new Professional Standards.
  • Mark Your Calendars: Call for Presenters for Cannexus20 National Career Development conference now open! Submission deadline: Friday, June 7, 2019

March 2019

  • 3CD has formed Team Canada for the 2019 International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy to be held in Norway in June. Please take some time to review the Canada Country Paper and, if you have input or ideas related to the themes, please contact Sareena Hopkins (Team Canada Lead) at hopkins@ccdf.ca
  • The First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Essential Skills Inventory Project (FIMESIP) is hosting a free webinar on Friday, March 22 from 12-1 pm EST. Join in to learn about best practices in evaluating Indigenous essential skills initiatives and the project’s free Self-Assessment Tool. The webinar will feature panelists Suzanne Klinga (CCDF) and Gabriel Ellis (Yukon College). Registration for the webinar is free, but space is limited so sign up early to save your spot!
  • CERIC supports Canada’s full-time graduate students with an academic focus in career development through the Graduate Student Engagement Program. You have until March 29 to apply. Learn more at https://ceric.ca/grad_program/
  • Share your story of parent/caregiver guilt in an exploratory survey collecting brief anecdotes that illustrate experiences of guilt and coping strategies for dealing effectively (or not). Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3VQQN2Q to learn more and participate.

February 2019

  • The First Nations, Inuit and Métis Essential Skills Inventory Project (FIMESIP) aims to share best practices by profiling innovative Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) projects with Indigenous people.  If you are interested in knowing more about this project CLICK HERE. If you are delivering LES services to Indigenous youth and/or adults and want to profile your project, CLICK HERE.
  • Transitions Canada is now actively seeking input from youth, educators, career practitioners, and the business community on priority topics for inclusion in Transitions Magazine.  Transitions will be distributed free to secondary and postsecondary students and young adults, and the agencies that serve them, in time for Canada Career Month 2019. Please share your thoughts via this survey and encourage your students, clients, and colleagues to as well.
  • LAST CALL to complete the Labour Market Information Council’s survey as it will close February 15th.  If you haven’t done so already, PLEASE invest a little of your valuable time in this important initiative.
  • The Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) is partnering with the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD) to implement the project, Supporting Canadians to Navigate Learning and Work.  We will work closely with career development stakeholders across Canada to update and expand the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs) so that they reflect current and emergent practice in the career development field.  To include the full range of professionals doing career development work across diverse settings in Canada, we need your help!  Please complete the survey to indicate how you may wish to become involved in the project, and have your voice heard!

January 2019

  • We are very pleased to send you (attached) the 3CD 2018 Annual Report. We hope you will take some time to read about the significant accomplishments this past year and to consider our priorities moving forward. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to send them to Fairweather@3cd.ca.
  • 3CD will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, January 30 from 12-4 pm at the Ottawa Shaw Centre (Room 102).  All are welcome!  Please RSVP at Jon.Fairweather@3cd.ca.  The agenda is attached. For reference, we also are pleased to provide the meeting notes from our 2018 annual meeting.
  • We are delighted to announce that the 2019 winner of the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Counselling and Career Development is Tony Botelho! Congratulations to this deserving recipient!  You are invited to celebrate Tony’s leadership at an award ceremony to be held Tuesday, January 29th at the Ottawa Shaw Centre (Room 105) beginning at 5:00 pm.

December 2018

  • Check out the first edition of GUIDANCE MATTERS, a free bi-annual publication of the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE).
  • Funding opportunity: The IRCC is accepting expressions of interest until January 4th under their Visible Minority Newcomer Women pilot.  For more information, click here.
  • 3CD’s Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 30 from 12-4 pm at the Ottawa Shaw Centre (Room 102).  All are welcome! Please RSVP: Fairweather@3cd.ca.
  • If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to the Board of 3CD, please notify Jon Fairweather (Fairweather@3cd.ca) before December 29th.

November 2018

  • 3CD’s Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 30 from 12-4 pm at the Ottawa Shaw Centre (Room 102).  All are welcome! Please RSVP: Fairweather@3cd.ca.
  • Happy Day 15 of Canada Career Month 2018! Visit ca and our 2018 CCM theme page to get involved!  Also be sure to check out Atlantic Canada Career Week’s amazing Real World Learning Site. #careermonth #iknowicanbecause #realworldlearning
  • If you haven’t already done so, PLEASE consider taking a few moments to complete this important LMIC survey.
  • Free downloadable resources are available at https://myfutureproject.eu/resources/, including Ronald Sultana’s new Handbook: Enhancing the Quality of Career Guidance in Secondary Schools

October 2018

  • PLEASE consider taking a few moments away from the career development magic you’re creating today to complete this important survey.  The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) is working on our behalf to strengthen Canada’s LMI system and they need our input.  The survey won’t take more than 15 minutes…so PLEASE invest a little of your valuable time in this important initiative. The survey will be live until November 7, 2018.  But no need to wait, it’s ready for you right now! In addition to completing the survey yourself, we’d be very grateful if you could encourage your members, staff/colleagues and folks in your professional network to complete it as well.
  • We are just hours away from the launch of Canada Career Month 2018!  In addition to events and #IknowIcanbecause pledges happening throughout the month of November, we are also exploring the feasibility of creating an online, searchable directory of career/employment service providing agencies across Canada.The purpose is twofold:
    • to provide a mechanism for you, as 3CD members, to connect with one another; and
    • even more important in the long run, to help the general public to know how to find excellent services in their local communities.

    We’d like to invite you to participate in populating the online inventory and in pilot testing it with us during CCM 2018. If you would like to have your association/organization included, please send details to Rob LeForte at rob@impactcanada.com with the subject line: “Canada Career Map”

September 2018

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:  The 9th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY will be held in Tromse, Norway from June 17th to 20th, 2019, bringing together career development leaders, researchers and policy influencers to work across international borders to strengthen career development.  The Symposium website is https://www.kompetansenorge.no/iccdpp2019. The Symposium vision, which has guided all symposia from the first one held in Canada in 1999, is to provide a forum to bring together policy, research and practice by inviting country teams representing each of these areas.

The 2019 Symposium 2019 focus is Leading career development services into an uncertain future: Ensuring access, integration and innovation. The four organizing themes of the Symposium will be:

  • Theme #1: Context and challenges for career development policy.
  • Theme #2: What and who is career development for?
  • Theme #3: Integrating career development into wider society.
  • Theme #4: Leading innovative change for the future.

The Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD) is pleased to accept nominations from those interested in putting their names forward as potential members of Team Canada.  Some important information for your consideration:

  • This is not a typical conference at all.  There is considerable work prior to, during and after the Symposium.  As a team member, you should be prepared to commit approximately 15 days of your time:
  • Before the Symposium: Writing Canada’s Country Paper covering the Symposium four themes listed above and reading all Synthesis Papers. Synthesis Papers are summaries of the key points in each theme across all country papers received. Each is less than 20 pages in length.  All Country Papers will also be available on the website and delegates are encouraged to review these as well, time permitting.
  • During: Actively participating in all aspects of the Symposium, including daily meetings with teammates to develop Canada’s Action Plan
  • After: Mobilizing stakeholders and implementing Canada’s Action Plan.
  • We are currently exploring possible funding avenues and there may be some limited support to cover some costs associated with participation.   However, even if successful, funds will not cover all costs and delegates will need to self-fund or find alternate sources of financial support.
  • Teams are small (2-6 individuals) and are ideally constituted to be balanced among leaders in the career development field who are in tune with front-line practice realities and priorities, applied  researchers with expertise in career and labour market issues, policy influencers drawn from education, labour, mental health and employer representatives.  Team members should ideally also have expertise/experience relevant to the Symposium themes/sub-themes.

If you are interested in putting your name forward for consideration, please send an email to k.mcdonald@ccdf.ca with your name, organization & title, contact information and a brief paragraph delineating why you believe you are well-positioned to contribute to Team Canada by October 22/2018. 

The 3CD will ensure that the key discussions, promising policies and practices and the Symposium 2019 Communiqué are all widely shared,  so while very few can actually attend, the planning and follow-up will be as inclusive as possible.

We look forward to receiving nominations by October 22.

Canada Career Month (CCM) is almost here!

The 2018 CCM theme for November 2018 is “I Know I Can Because”.  Throughout the month, Canadians will be invited to share their skills on social media using the hashtag #iknowicanbecause. We also want Canadians to know that, if they are having difficulty articulating their skills, our field ready to help. You can learn more about how to get involved in CCM at careermonth.ca.

Also, be sure to visit our 2018 CCM theme page to make a skills pledge, become a champion and much more!

In addition to posting about your skills and visiting careermonth.ca, there are lots of ways to get involved this year such as:

  • Sponsorship: 3CD is seeking sponsors for Canada Career Month to help us promote career development across Canada.  Attached is a flyer explaining the benefits of sponsorship.  We are still seeking sponsors, so if you know anyone that might be interested in this opportunity, please contact rob@impactcanada.ca
  • Events: Having events throughout the month of November that let Canadians know that career development matters is critical to the success of Canada Career Month.  We invite you to promote the month by hosting an event and co-branding the event with Canada Career Month logos (logos attached).  A few ideas to consider…
    • Host a skill demonstration marathon;
    • Organize a reverse career fair where employers are invited to learn about the skills of local community members;
    • Invite local community members to talk about the skills they use at work through a human library event.
    • Take part in a local career fair, or host your own!
    • Post videos about what career development means to you, your clients, or your local community using the hashtag #iknowicanbecause

Really, the sky is the limit!  You can also ask others in your network to host or attend events in their communities.  For this, we’ve attached a poster and a soft-launch letter that you can use to let your networks know about planning events with CCM.  If you plan on hosting an event, please let us know about it so that we can post it on the career month web site.  Contact events@careermonth.ca with your details.

  • Media: To help you profile your event in the media, we’ve attached a media outreach guide and a social media guide to support you.

Whether you are sponsoring, hosting an event or just spreading the word about CCM 2018, please use the Career Month hashtag (#careermonth) as much as possible in your social media feeds throughout November (and in the lead up to Canada #careermonth).

Check out www.iknowicanbecause.com  to get involved in CCM 2018 and visit www.careermonth.ca to find out more about the CCM initiative.

Here are some important deadlines and events to consider:

June 2018

  • The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) are committed to broadening the awareness and importance of Supported Employment programs in eliminating barriers to employment for people living with a mental illness. They invite you to express your interest in a National Community of Practice for Supported Employment practitioners by July 10th, 2018.
  • The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) conducted an environmental scan of supported employment agencies across Canada to determine where and how evidence-based approaches (such as the Individual Placement Support model) are being implemented to support individuals living with a mental illness get into the workforce. Explore the interactive map and let MHCC know if you don’t see your organization included.
  • Consider nominating a deserving professional for the Manitoba Career Development Award of Excellence (deadline September 14)

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

  • Please help our colleagues at Université Laval by completing their survey on people’s relationship to work and by sharing this link with your colleagues, family and friends.  Respondents can enter to win 1 of 5 mini-tablets. They need 150 more respondents by April 7.
  • Check out this Academica posting: The Case for Course-Based Career Education
  • Call for Presenters for Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference is now open!

February 2018

  • First – a big THANK YOU to all who so actively participated in the 2018 3CD Annual General Meeting!  With almost 50 leaders in our field, it was a very rich and productive meeting!  Here are detailed meeting notes.  If you are not already registered as a member and/or actively involved in a Working Group, we’d welcome your participation!
  • Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS now for the 2019 3CD Annual General Meeting, to be held 12-4 pm, Wednesday January 30th, 2019.
  • Check out this recent Big Think posting: The social brain: Culture, change and evolution with Bret Weinstein.  It includes some interesting thoughts on current realities on the demand side of our labour market.
  • Registration is now open for the Career Development Association of Alberta’s ACDC Conference (to be held May 1-2, 2018 at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre in Calgary, AB).  Register before March 15th for the early-bird discount.

January 2018

  • IAEVG has just released its latest  communiqué (also attached).  SAVE THE DATE: IAEVG’s next conference will be held in Sweden, October 2-4, 2018!
  • We are very pleased to send you (attached) the 3CD 2017 Annual Report. We hope you will take some time to read about the significant accomplishments this past year and to consider our priorities moving forward.
  • 3CD will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, January 24 from 12-4 pm at the Ottawa Shaw Centre (Room 102).  All are welcome!  Please RSVP at Jon.Fairweather@3cd.ca.  The agenda is attached. For reference, we also are pleased to provide the meeting notes from our 2017 annual meeting and the 3CD by-laws.

November 2017

  • Happy DAY 7 of Canada Career Month!!
  • We are delighted to announce that the 2018 winner of the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Counselling and Career Development is Laurent Matte! Congratulations to this deserving recipient!  You are invited to celebrate Laurent’s leadership at an award ceremony to be held Tuesday, January 23th at the Ottawa Shaw Centre (Room 105) beginning at 5:00 pm.
  • 3CD will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, January 24 from 12-4 pm at the Ottawa Shaw Centre (Room 102).  All are welcome!  Please RSVP at Jon.Fairweather@3cd.ca.
  • Calling all Atlantic career professionals! Please pass along this survey on transitions to Atlantic youth 18-24: https://www.research.net/r/transitiontoPSE. Respondents will be contributing to important research and will have chance to win an iPad Pro!
  • It’s DAY 14 of Canada Career Month!!  To celebrate, Maureen McCann and Kamee Gilmore are offering a free podcast, with tips and strategies for resume writing. Listen to the full Podcast and read the preliminary Resume Research Report.
  • Listen to a Live Webinar on THE CHAOS THEORY OF CAREERS with JIM BRIGHT, Nov 21-Nov 22. Click here for more information.
  • If you have not already done so, visit https://careermonth.ca/ and send your CCM activities to events@careermonth.ca …and keep on being loud and proud all month on social media #careermonth!
  • Check out this feature article on ChatterHigh, CCM 2017’s Platinum sponsor.

October 2017

September 2017

We encourage you to take a moment to reach out via social media, phone or good old-fashioned mail to your federal representative to thank them for these important investments.

  • The 3CD Certification Working Group has been VERY active these past few months!  Attached you will find National Certification and Re-Certification Standards that have been approved by all member career development associations.  This is an exciting and important step in building pan-Canadian cohesion and promoting mobility in our field.
  • The intrepid Certification Working Group has also been working to update our Inventory of Career Development Education/Training Programs and Courses. Please review the attached and send any updates/comments/suggestions to ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca
  • As you know, an ad hoc 3CD Working Group has been established to update the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners and has been meeting regularly throughout the summer.  For more information, don’t hesitate to contact hopkins@ccdf.ca
  • 3CD formed Team Canada for the 2017 International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy held in Seoul, Korea in June.  The Symposium culminated in each participating country presenting a Country Action Plan delineating national priorities. Please take some time to review the Team’s Canada Action Plan and consider how you might get involved as an individual practitioner, an agency or network to ensure Canada succeeds in implementing a strong Action Plan!  For more information or to get involved, please contact Paula Wischoff-Yerama (Team Canada Lead) at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca
  • Canada Career Month (CCM) 2017 is almost here! If you have not already done so, please start planning your CCM event for November.
  • Speaking of November, be sure to check out ASPECT’s conference being held November 2-3, 2017 and Manitoba’s “Let’s Get to Work” Conference taking place November 10, 2017.
  • CANNEXUS Super Saver deadline ends on September 6. 3CD members are eligible for an additional 10% discount on the already low Super Saver rate of $450!!
  • OECD and PISA data show the significant positive impact of career development on student engagement.  Access the study here.
  • The Call for Presenters for Saskatchewan’s CONTACT Conference (to be held April 17-18, 2018) is out!  The deadline for submissions is October 10, 2017.
  • It’s not too late to register for the IAEVG Conference in Mexico November 29-December 1, 2017.
  • Don’t miss BCCDA’s upcoming free webinar: Intrinsic Motivation: The Key to Employee Engagement, Incredible Teams and Thriving Corporate Cultures – Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 12:00 pm PST.
  • As you know, an ad hoc 3CD Working Group has been established to update the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners and has been meeting regularly throughout the summer.  For more information, don’t hesitate to contact hopkins@ccdf.ca
  • Canada Career Month (CCM) 2017 is almost here! If you have not already done so, please start planning your CCM event for November.
  • APCDA is offering webinars over the next few months with Eric Anctil, Jim Bright and Rich Feller.
  • Canada Career Month is just around the corner! This year’s theme is What’s Next? …as in: What’s next for me, for the economy, for how technology will change the world of work, for the field of career development and for Canada?  The theme revolves around “change” and has many creative possibilities for your organization to celebrate the month. We’re emailing with some suggestions for promoting the month within your networks.   There are a range of things that you can do to get involved such as:
    • Sponsorship: For the first time, 3CD is seeking sponsors for Canada Career Month to help us promote career development across Canada.  We are enormously grateful to our Platinum sponsor, ChatterHigh for coming onboard to help make Canada Career Month a success.  Attached is a flyer explaining the benefits of sponsorship.  We are still seeking sponsors, so if you know anyone that might be interested in this opportunity, please contact rob@impactcanada.ca
    • Events: Having events throughout the month that let Canadians know that career development matters is critical to the success of Canada Career Month.  We invite you to promote the month by hosting an event and co-branding the event with Canada Career Month logos (logos attached).  You can also ask others in your network to host or attend events in their communities.  For this latter request, we’ve attached a poster and a soft-launch letter that you can use to let your networks know about planning events with CCM.  If you plan on hosting an event, please let us know about it so that we can post it on the career month web site.  Contact events@careermonth.ca with your details.
    • Media: To help you profile your event in the media, we’ve attached a media outreach guide, a press release template and a social media guide to support you.

    Whether you are hosting an event or not, please use the Career Month Hashtag as much as possible in your social media feeds throughout November.  The person/organization who hashtags #CareerMonth the most during the month of November will win a career resources book package worth $150.00.

    Keep checking the Career Month website for news about events taking place during the month. ChatterHigh will be launching a great quiz challenge for students during CCM 2017.  From November 1 – 30, 2017, every high school and middle school student, parent, and teacher across Canada is invited to participate in ChatterHigh’s 3rd annual post-secondary and career exploration competition with $15,000 in grand cash prizes for top schools!  Please encourage youth, educators and parents in your network to participate.

August 2017

  • Five reports have been released by the Foundation for Young Australians as part of their New Work Order research series highlighting implications of labour market disruptions on young adults.
  • You may be interested in this interview with Dr. Temple Grandin: Why Employment Should be Meaningful
  • Canada Career Month (CCM) 2017 is around the corner! Have you planned a CCM event for November?  More to come on this very soon!

July 2017

  • The official Communique from the 8th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy held in Seoul June 19-21 is now available! This represents the collective observations and recommendations of 107 delegates from 21 countries, international labour market experts, and officials of international policy research and development organisations: the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), and the European Training Foundation (ETF).
  • See this latest infographic on Australian school-based Career Professionals.
  • New  joint OECD-ILO publication provides guidance on how local and regional governments can foster business-education partnerships in apprenticeship programmes and other types of work-based learning, drawing on case studies across nine countries.
  • Released today by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada: Reference Framework for Successful Student Transitions
  • 3CD Members: Get an additional 10% off the Super Saver rate for CANNEXUS 2018 when you register by Sept 6.
  • Two very interesting UK reports just released:

June 2017

  • The Expert Panel on Youth Employment just came out with its latest  report: 13 Ways to Modernize Youth Employment in Canada.  We have reviewed it and, while we applaud a number of their recommendations, we were surprised and disappointed to see no reference at all to career development.  We have sent the attached letter to the Expert Panel (copied to Prime Minster Trudeau and Minister Hadju).

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Career Developments profiles progress in the field of career development nationally and internationally, including updates on training, certification, evidence-based research, policy and practice. Career Developments is published quarterly by CCDF in collaboration with the Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD).

Career Developments – Volume 6, Issue 1

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Career Developments – Volume 5, Issue 3

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