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Monday, January 23

11:00 EST

MORNING MEETUP: Career Counsellors Unite - All are welcome
Join the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Career Counsellor Chapter for an online networking and sharing opportunity! Learn about the new chapter vision, and provide your input on what you would like to see from the chapter over the next two years. It might be cold outside but grab a hot beverage and join us for a warm and welcoming event!

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Priscilla Jabouin

President, CCPA Career Counsellor Chapter
I'm passionate about helping professional women who feel unfulfilled and unhappy waking up in the morning to go to work, define their dream career and gain the confidence to make it a reality.

Monday January 23, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

MORNING MEETUP: Insights into EDI - All are welcome
This interactive session will give participants the opportunity to brainstorm and learn from one another. We will explore what Equity, Diversity and Inclusion look like in the workplace and how you may already be implementing these concepts. Join us to gain some additional simple aspects that can be added into your current EDI plan. Participants will have the opportunity to breakout into smaller groups for think-tank sessions.


Jillian George

National Member Engagement Co-ordinator, Canadian Association for Supported Employment

Alex Rascanu

National Employer Engagement, Canadian Association for Supported Employment

Monday January 23, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

MORNING MEETUP: Let’s Talk About Writing!
Are you interested in writing about career development for your peers or clients – but something has been holding you back? Do you already write blogs, articles or social media posts and want to chat about this with others? In this interactive session, we invite aspiring and experienced writers alike to come together to share their writing challenges, brainstorm solutions and connect with colleagues.  

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Lindsay Purchase

Lead, Content, Learning and Development, CERIC

Monday January 23, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

MORNING MEETUP: Regulated Career Colleges – Future of Workforce Development - All are welcome
Labour shortages are not just a 2023 problem and networking and partnerships are the key to building long-term, reliable and sustainable solutions. Let’s put our heads together to discuss best practices and creative solutions.


Dean Tremain

Canadian Business College

Victor Tesan

President, Sprott Shaw College

Ari Laskin

CEO, Career Colleges Ontario

Monday January 23, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

12:00 EST

Keynote Address | Allocution: Two Spirit Diversity - Race, Gender, Sexuality & Unconscious Bias | La diversité bispirituel - Le genre, la sexualité, la race et les préjugés inconscients
Dr. James Makokis has an incredible first-hand experience in growing up as a Two-Spirit in a segregated and marginalized community. He has one of the most unique perspectives on the importance of acceptance and equal treatment regarding cultural, gender, sexuality and racial differences. Two-Spirit is a contemporary English term to reflect gender diversity that Indigenous nations have always had. Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world yet many individuals face personal challenges in achieving success. Dr. Makokis combines his story with practical insights on how to create accepting spaces where EVERYONE can prosper by incorporating an accepting attitude to anyone that is outside of social norms. He will share how to identify and acknowledge our unconscious bias, which often creates and reinforces stereotypes and stigmas which then negatively impact our relationships. Dr. Makokis teaches how to become an ally to refocus our relationships to be accepting, safe and supportive. This presentation will provide key learnings for individuals and organizations that work to create new inclusive programs for diverse populations. 

Le Dr James Makokis a vécu une expérience personnelle extraordinaire en tant que bispirituel qui a grandi dans une communauté ségréguée et marginalisée. Il a une perspective des plus uniques sur l’importance de l’acceptation et de l’égalité de traitement en ce qui concerne les différences liées à la culture, au genre, à la sexualité et à la race. « Bispirituel » est un terme français contemporain qui reflète la diversité de genre qui existe depuis toujours au sein des nations autochtones. Nombreux sont ceux qui doivent encore relever des défis personnels pour réussir au Canada, qui est pourtant l’un des pays les plus diversifiés au monde. Le Dr Makokis nous racontera son histoire en y intégrant des idées pratiques sur la manière de créer des espaces d’acceptation où TOUT LE MONDE peut prospérer en adoptant une attitude d’acceptation à l’égard de quiconque se trouve en dehors des normes sociales. Il nous expliquera comment cerner et reconnaître nos préjugés inconscients, qui créent et renforcent souvent les stéréotypes et la stigmatisation qui ont ensuite des répercussions négatives sur nos relations. Il nous enseignera à devenir un allié pour recentrer nos relations afin qu’elles reposent sur l’acceptation, la sécurité et l’entraide. Cette présentation fournira des apprentissages clés aux personnes et aux organisations qui travaillent à la création de nouveaux programmes inclusifs pour des populations diversifiées.

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Dr. James Makokis

Canada’s Two Spirit, Diversity, Indigenous Health and First Nation Expert I Expert canadien de la bispiritualité, de la diversité, de la santé des Autochtones et des Premières Nations
Dr. James Makokis is a Nehiyô (Neh-hee-yo) two-spirit physician from the Onihcikiskapowinihk (Saddle Lake Cree Nation) in Treaty Number Six Territory. He practices Family Medicine in Kinokamasihk (Kih-no-kum-a-sick) Cree Nation in northeastern Alberta and has a transgender health-focused... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 12:00 - 13:00 EST

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Monday January 23, 2023 13:00 - 13:15 EST

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13:00 EST

(Student Poster) (On-Demand Session Release) Legacy Learning & Career Development: Students as Agents of Change
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Hannah Celinski

Assistant Professor Arts & Integrated Studies, Department Head, University of the Fraser Valley
Hannah Celinski is an Assistant Professor and Department Head at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is a skilled facilitator that uses emerging work-integrated learning and creativity development to help students become future ready.

Monday January 23, 2023 13:00 - 13:15 EST

13:00 EST

(Student poster) (On-demand session released) Study of the Impact of Adaptive Learning, Literature Review

Aziz Mimoudi

PhD Student, second year, Sherbrooke University

Monday January 23, 2023 13:00 - 13:15 EST

13:00 EST

13:00 EST

(Student Poster) (On-demand session released) Winning in Open Learning Relationships: A Partnership in Higher Education with Industry

Sonja Johnston

PhD Candidate, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

Monday January 23, 2023 13:00 - 13:15 EST

13:15 EST

A Roadmap to Success: Equity & Youth Employment
We will be presenting the core areas of delivery for the Black Achievers Program, focusing on understanding the positive impact of employment/education mentorship programs for Black Youth & 2SLGBTQIA+ youth to remove barriers to employment. Furthermore, we will explore how to effectively offer employment programs to racialized newcomer youth.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the positive impact of employment/education mentorship programs for Black youth
  • Work with 2SLGBTQIA+ youth to remove barriers to employment
  • How to effectively offer employment programs for racialized newcomer youth

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Adela Colhon

General Manager, YMCA of Greater Toronto
Adela Colhon, General Manager, Employment and Community at the YMCA of Greater Toronto, is responsible for a variety of programs both national/provincial in scope. Adela has studied Management at the Schulich School of Business, York University, holds a BS in engineering.
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Ellah Mangwiza

Manager, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, YMCA of Greater Toronto
Ellah Mangwiza is a member of the YMCA of Greater Toronto's Black Experience Staff Advisory Committee. She co-develops/facilitates the employee training for "Confronting Anti-Black Racism." Ellah is dedicated to helping improve diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to associations... Read More →
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Naureen Islam

Manager of Newcomer Youth Settlement Programs, YMCA of Greater Toronto
Naureen Islam is the Manager of Newcomer Youth Settlement Programs that oversees the Y's Newcomer Youth Leadership Development and Internship Programs. She is passionate about co-creating opportunities for youth empowerment and self-efficacy.
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Samantha Adebiyi

Program Co-ordinator, Employment and Immigrant Services, YMCA of Greater Toronto
Samantha Adebiyi is the Program Co-ordinator at the YMCA Black Achievers Mentoring Program, a member of the YMCA Black Employees Staff Advisory Committee, an Anti-Black Racism facilitator, and part of the Pickering Library Anti-Black Working Group. Samantha is passionate in developing/delivering... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 13:15 - 14:00 EST

13:15 EST

Career Development as a Lever for Poverty Reduction | Le développement de carrière comme levier de réduction de la pauvreté
The rise in precarious work and the cost of living are threatening to widen Canada's poverty gap. We know anecdotally that career strategies and services can help reduce poverty in our communities, but where's the hard evidence? This session examines the evidence tracked by three demonstration projects and invites participants to share best practices and co-strategize on building the evidence base.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore how career development can contribute to poverty reduction
  • Examine the data points that inform practice and build evidence
  • Co-conceive of ways to create, share and promote an evidence-base

L’augmentation de la précarité de l’emploi et du coût de la vie menace de creuser le fossé de la pauvreté au Canada. Nous savons de manière anecdotique que les stratégies et les services d’orientation professionnelle peuvent contribuer à réduire la pauvreté dans nos collectivités, mais où se trouvent les données probantes tangibles de cette tendance? Cette séance porte sur les données probantes suivies dans le cadre de trois projets de démonstration et invite les participants à mettre en commun leurs meilleures pratiques et à élaborer ensemble une stratégie pour créer une base de données probantes.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Explorer comment le développement de carrière peut contribuer à la réduction de la pauvreté
  • Examiner les points de données qui viennent éclairer la pratique et constituent des données probantes
  • Concevoir ensemble des moyens de créer, de partager et de promouvoir une base de données probantes

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Donnalee Bell

Managing Director | Directrice générale, Canadian Career Development Foundation | Fondation canadienne pour le développement de la carrière
Donnalee Bell is the Canadian Career Development Foundation's Managing Director. She has led and developed many pan-Canadian career initiatives, programs and tools, including the featured project in this presentation: In Motion & Momentum+.Donnalee Bell est la directrice générale... Read More →
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Andrew Reddin

Chief Operating Officer | Chef de l’exploitation, NPower Canada
Andrew Reddin (he/him) is COO of NPower Canada, a charitable organization that launches underserved jobseekers into digital careers. He oversees the expansion of NPower Canada's workforce development programs across Canada.Andrew Reddin est chef de l’exploitation de NPower Canada... Read More →
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director | Directeur général, Canadian Career Development Foundation | Fondation canadienne pour le développement de la carrière
Sareena Hopkins works to strengthen the reach and impact of the career development sector by moving from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity building and advocacy. She is the Chair of the International Centre for Career Development and Public... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 13:15 - 14:00 EST

13:15 EST

L'intervention psychosociale en contexte de nature et d'aventure en orientation
Présentation des bénéfices de l'approche innovante de l'intervention par la nature et l'aventure pour le développement de la connaissance de soi, la prise de conscience des compétences/des limites, le développement de l'estime personnelle, l'autorégulation, la consolidation d'équipe et bien plus. Nous vous ferons découvrir les leviers importants de cette approche et comment l'utiliser à bon escient.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Les bases de l'approche IPNA
  • Les bénéfices de l'approche en orientation
  • Des outils et conseils pour les projets en nature

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Élyse Joubert

Conseillère d'orientation, Élyse Joubert, conseillère d'orientation
Je suis conseillère d'orientation en pratique privée et j'ai développé une expertise pour travailler auprès de la clientèle d'athlètes. Je détiens baccalauréat en psychologie et une Maitrise en science de l'orientation.
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Sébastien Rojo

Directeur général, Ex Situ Expérience
Rattaché au département de psychoéducation de l'UQTR comme chercheur en intervention psychosociale par la nature et l'aventure, Sébastien est directeur général chez Ex Situ Expérience spécialisé en intervention, formation et recherche en IPNA.

Monday January 23, 2023 13:15 - 14:00 EST
  Block - Bloc 1 - Live Concurrent Sessions (Séances concomitantes en direct)

13:15 EST

Reclaim Your Empathy!
Empathy holds the key to greater resilience. As we navigate an unstable labour market and witness global decreases in wellness, reclaiming your empathy and building compassion has never been more important. Whether you're a leader or career practitioner, understanding and developing empathy benefits you and others personally and professionally. Discover strategies for growing your empathy and turning it into action.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define and explore the importance of empathy
  • Review how empathy increases individual, team, and organizational resilience
  • Identify strategies for developing and turning empathy into action

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Crystal Dolliver

Training Co-ordinator, Agilec
Crystal Dolliver has over 20 years' experience assisting individuals to upskill and find new purpose. She is an experienced facilitator, employment coach and certified Emotions and Behaviours at Work facilitator.
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Jacqueline Smith-Jordan

Project Leader, Agilec
Jacqueline Smith-Jordan has over 10 years' experience coaching individuals. Certified as a Work-Life Strategist, with experience in life skills and employment coaching, she has a keen interest in helping individuals achieve their personal and professional goals.

Monday January 23, 2023 13:15 - 14:00 EST

13:15 EST

The New Vocabulary of Careers
Side hustle. New collar job. Breadcrumbing. The Great Resignation. Snaplications. The Internet, post-pandemic era has generated a new language of careers. In this interactive session, familiarize yourself with some of the most common new terms in careers and the implications of the concepts underlying these terms for the clients and others whom you serve.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define at least 7 emerging career development terms
  • Describe the impact of each term on current and future workers
  • Suggest how issues underlying term might affect your work

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Saul Carliner

Professor, Concordia University
Saul Carliner is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Education at Concordia University, President of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education, and co-author of Career Anxiety: Guidance Through Tough Times.

Monday January 23, 2023 13:15 - 14:00 EST

14:00 EST

Break | Pause
Monday January 23, 2023 14:00 - 14:15 EST

14:15 EST

How Does Transformative Reflective Practice Unlock Career Clarity?
From experiential learning to workplace experiences, any "story" contains clarification value. Four leaders embed narrative tools into programs to optimize the interaction among reflection, career development and lived experience: Tech Stewardship for undergrad work-integrated learning, graduate non-academic OPTIONS, Canadian military spouses, US foreign service. Session draws on OneLifeTools' CERIC-funded Wayfinder project. Find and share promising practices to embed in your programs.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand design/outcomes of four career programs embedding HEROIC reflective framework
  • Describe reflective practice benefits, gaps for EL-WIL and lived experience
  • Appreciate usefulness of OneLifeTools' CERIC-funded Wayfinder site for practitioner resources

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Catherine McCormick

Division Director, FSI/TC/Career Transition Center, US Department of State
Catherine A. McCormick, PhD, is a nationally certified Master Career Counselor with 30+ years of experience in career counselling. She oversees the US Department of State Job Search/Transition Program and retirement planning seminars.
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Margaux Wolfe

Employment and Entrepreneurship Manager, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services-Military Family Services
Margaux Wolfe is the Employment and Entrepreneurship Manager with Military Family Services. She oversees a network connecting national employers to qualified military spouses, along with national programs supporting military spouses' careers and professional development.
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Mark Franklin

Co-founder & Sessional Instructor, OneLifeTools & University of Toronto
Mark Franklin, MEd, PEng, leads CareerCycles, co-founded OneLifeTools, co-authored Who You Are Matters! and Online Storyteller, podcasts Career Buzz, and teaches career management at University of Toronto. He received the Stu Conger Career Development Leadership Award.
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Augustina Charles

Stakeholder Relations Manager - Spousal Employment, Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services (CFMWS) | Department: Military Family Services (MFS)
Augustina Charles-Frederiksen is the Stakeholder Relations Manager with Military Family Services. A big part of her portfolio is overseeing the Military Spousal Employment Network (MSEN) which seeks to connect employer partners with a Pan-Canadian presence to a pool of qualified military... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

How to Make Labour Market Information More Inclusive
Timely labour market information (LMI) is important in any discussion about skills development but the question remains how LMI can advance equity, diversity and inclusion. This session will identify the top in-demand skills sought by Canadian employers and draw upon the principles of behavioural economics to discuss how career and skills training services can make LMI more inclusive.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the top skills sought by employers by occupation type
  • Apply a behavioural economics perspective to career services programming
  • Recommendations for designing inclusive skills training and career development services

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Wendy Cukier

Founder and Academic Director, Diversity Institute
Wendy Cukier, Professor in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University, is the founder of the Diversity Institute and Academic Research Director of the FSC and WEKH and other large collaborative projects.

Monday January 23, 2023 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

Indigenous Career Navigators Program (ICNP)
The ICNP assists Indigenous employees, who are working in the federal public service, to navigate their careers. They offer career advice and recommendations. They also support Indigenous recruitment, retention and advancement in a culturally safe environment.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Encourage Indigenous peoples to come work in the public service
  • Showcase Indigenous recruitment, retention, and career advancement efforts
  • Promote supports for Indigenous employees for an inclusive workplace

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April J. Adams (she/her)

Indigenous Talent Advisor (ITA), Indigenous Talent Resource Centre (ITRC) Indigenous Career Navigators Program (ICNP)  Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion (KCII)
As a mom, caregiver, community member, lifelong learner and Cree Nation Indigenous women registered under the Indian Act; April Adams knows first-hand how tough our current situation can seem. Forever the optimist, she sees the amazing opportunity we have to proactively ask positive... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

Real World LMI, the Classroom and Career Development
The Real World LMI Challenge asks high school students to respond to labour market challenges the New Brunswick government faces every day. Using LMI and project-based learning, students offer potential solutions supported by teachers, community leaders and the career development sector. Learn how student solutions to the Real World LMI Challenge spark career conversations in any classroom setting.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Career-connected experiential learning impacts for students and teachers
  • How project/problem based learning can support skill/competency development
  • The positive effects of collaboration between sectors, governments and education

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Rebecca McCarthy

Project Associate, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Rebecca McCarthy makes things work for those who work. A Project Associate at CCDF, Rebecca identifies pathways forward for delivery of quality career services while raising the profile and impact of career development in Canada.
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Tricia Berry

Learning Specialist for Universal Design for Career Education, The NB Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Tricia Berry is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Learning Specialist with the New Brunswick Government. Her work includes career guidance, teacher development within post-secondary education programs, and, currently, provincial advancement of career education K-12.

Monday January 23, 2023 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

Well-being and the Impact of Career l Le bien-être et l’effet du développement de carrière
Crisis often sharpens the impact of the things that matter most. The pandemic accelerated many workplace trends, and intensified many factors that impact well-being and work. There has been an increase in the overlap of work and “life,” which goes well beyond the impact of working from home to include an increase in sensitivity to stress and a sense of instability in the employee-employer relationship.

Learning Outcomes:
  • An understanding of the shift in mental well-being and workplace relationships
  • Knowledge of the key factors that make a difference in work experience and employee well-being
  • Recommendations for both employees and employers

Une crise accentue souvent l’incidence des choses qui comptent le plus. La pandémie a accéléré de nombreuses tendances en milieu de travail et a intensifié plusieurs facteurs ayant une incidence sur le bien-être et le travail. Le travail et la « vie de tous les jours » font de plus en plus partie d’une même réalité et ce phénomène va bien au-delà de l’incidence du travail à domicile. Il se traduit par une sensibilité accrue au stress et par un sentiment d’instabilité dans le cadre de la relation employé-employeur.

Objectifs d’apprentissage
  • Une compréhension de l’évolution du bien-être mental et des relations sur le lieu de travail
  • La connaissance des facteurs clés qui changent le cours des choses au niveau de l’expérience de travail et du bien-être des employés
  • Des recommandations pour les employés et les employeurs

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Paula Allen

Global Leader and SVP, Research and Total Wellbeing l Directrice mondiale et première vice-présidente, Recherche et mieux-être global, LifeWorks
Paula Allen is the Global Leader and SVP, Research and Total Wellbeing at LifeWorks. She is a well-recognized expert in workplace mental health, learning strategies, disability management and workplace trends, and a sought-after speaker. Paula has more than 20 years of experience... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 14:15 - 15:15 EST

15:15 EST

Break, Hallway Meetings | Pause, rencontres informelles
These video-based group (4-5 people) matchmaking sessions take place during one break each day. If you sign up for Hallway Meetings, CERIC will randomly match you with other attendees and schedule the Zoom Meeting in your personal schedule in the virtual conference platform. Attendees interested in participating in Hallway Meetings can sign up when they register on the Cannexus registration form.

Il s’agit de séances vidéo de jumelage avec un groupe de 4-5 participants qui ont lieu pendant une pause chaque jour. Si vous vous inscrivez aux réunions informelles, le CERIC vous jumellera au hasard avec un groupe des participants et inscrira une réunion Zoom à votre calendrier personnel dans la plateforme virtuelle du congrès. Les participants souhaitant prendre part aux rencontres informelles peuvent s’y inscrire au moment de remplir le formulaire d’inscription au congrès Cannexus.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:15 - 15:45 EST

15:45 EST

Around the World Session | Séance Autour du monde: Importance of Career Counselling for Migrants’ Social and Professional Integration | L’importance de l’orientation professionnelle pour l’intégration sociale et professionnelle des migrants
Demographic growth, climate change overall globalization impact migration flows, which are constantly increasing. Career counselling has an important role to play to facilitate and help the social and professional integration of migrants and immigrants but the tools and interventions need to be adapted and contextualized for this population. This session aims to present and discuss these challenges, tools, and interventions in providing career counselling services to migrant/immigrant populations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss the role of career guidance for migrants and immigrants
  • Discuss how to adapt interventions for migrants and immigrants
  • Discuss new tools for career guidance for migrants and immigrants

La croissance démographique, les changements climatiques et la mondialisation dans son ensemble ont une incidence sur les flux migratoires, qui sont en constante augmentation. L’orientation professionnelle a un rôle important à jouer pour faciliter et aider l’intégration sociale et professionnelle des migrants et des immigrants, mais les outils et les interventions doivent être adaptés et mis en contexte pour cette population. Cette séance vise à discuter de ces difficultés, de ces outils et de ces interventions dans la prestation de services d’orientation professionnelle aux populations de migrants et d’immigrants.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Discuter du rôle des services d’orientation professionnelle offerts aux migrants et aux immigrants
  • Discuter de la manière d’adapter les interventions pour les migrants et les immigrants
  • Discuter des nouveaux outils d’orientation professionnelle destinés aux migrants et aux immigrants

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Germán A. Cadenas

Assistant Professor | Professeur Adjoint, Lehigh University | Université Lehigh
Germán A. Cadenas (he/his/el) is an Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology at Lehigh University. His research is community-based and embraces the development of interventions to support the educational success, career development and psychological well-being of Latinx immigrants... Read More →
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Jérôme Rossier

Full Professor | Professeur Titulaire, University of Lausanne | Université de Lausanne
Jérôme Rossier is Full Professor of Vocational and Counselling Psychology at the Institute of Psychology and Vice-rector for Human Resources and further training at the University of Lausanne. He is a board member of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance... Read More →
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Lisa Y. Flores

Professor | Professeure, University of Missouri | Université du Missouri
Lisa Y. Flores is a Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri. She is past Editor of the Journal of Career Development, and is Chair-elect of the Society of Vocational Psychology. Her teaching and research interests include vocational and multicultural psychology.Lisa... Read More →
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Shagini Udayar

PhD Student | Étudiante au doctorat, University of Lausanne | Université de Lausanne
Shagini Udayar is a PhD student, and her research focuses on the impact of life events on career sustainability. She is also interested in the professional integration of young refugees and asylum seekers and the impact of MINT career promotion activities on women’s career choices.Shagini... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) "Micro-credentials and Me" for Career Practitioners
Micro-credentials and digital badges are fast becoming a great way to develop and recognize skills in workers and connect them with employer needs for rewarding careers. As a career practitioner, find out how you can harness the power of this recognition technology for your clients, and for your own career. Earn a badge for your professional learning in this session!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define Open Badges with examples such as micro-credentials
  • Describe how micro-credentials and other badges can make skills visible
  • Explain how badges can help under-represented populations advance their careers

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Don Presant

President, CanCred by Learning Agents
Don Presant is an international consultant and advocate for micro-credentials and digital badges using Open Badges. He is President of CanCred by Learning Agents, a leading Canadian Open Badges service for careers and lifelong learning.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) A Multi-Discipline Collaboration in Co-operative Education Course Development
Co-operative education has a long history in Canada and is based on experiential learning (EL) theory. This presentation is inspired by recent research and work, Unlocking the Career Development Value Within Experiential Learning, by One LifeWorks and CERIC (2021). Building on this work and others, this project explores best practices for EL pedagogy to design innovative and inclusive curriculum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify best practices in EL course development
  • Develop new reflective pedagogy for co-op courses
  • Integrate meaningful, innovative and inclusive curriculum

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Leanne Mihalicz

Co-op Instructor, Thompson Rivers University
Leanne Mihalicz is a tenure-track faculty member in Career and Experiential Learning at TRU and has been an educator for over 18 years. She is passionate about connecting students and community through experiential learning opportunities.
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Sarah Gibson

Co-op Instructor, Thompson Rivers University
Sarah Gibson is a tenure-track faculty member in Career and Experiential Learning at TRU and has over 20 years of professional experience in public, private, and non-profit sectors, including 14 years in BC post-secondary education.
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Jamie Noakes

Co-op Instructor, Thompson Rivers University
Jamie Noakes is a tenure-track faculty member in Career and Experiential Learning at TRU with 13 years' post-secondary experience. Currently, Jamie is the Business Co-op Instructor for the Bob Gagliardi School of Business and Economics.
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Harshita Dhiman

Co-op Instructor, Thompson Rivers University
Harshita Dhiman is a Business Co-op Instructor with over two years of experience working with diverse populations. She is passionate about developing instructional, counselling and career coaching skills.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) An Indigenous Skills for Success Journey
Funded by the Office of Skills for Success, Douglas College and Paintedstone & Associates Learning Systems are in the process of refreshing the original "An Aboriginal Essential Skills Journey: Planting the Seeds for Growth" to reflect the new Skills for Success framework. This is a national project and there is an opportunity to pilot the curriculum in spring 2023.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the transition from Essential Skills to Skills for Success
  • Be aware that a new tool will be available
  • Learn about an opportunity to test the material

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Francesca de Bastiani

Skills for Success Co-ordinator, Paintedstone & Associates Learning Systems (PALS)
Francesca de Bastiani has over 30 years' experience in employment and training with a focus on Indigenous adult learners. She is a Skills for Success practitioner and holds a master's of education in curriculum development and diversity.
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Pamela Tetarenko

Associate Director, Douglas College
Pam Tetarenko is a Skills for Success leader and has developed and managed local, national and international projects. Pam holds a master’s of education in work and learning and is a Certified Career Development Practitioner.
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Colleen Yamamoto

Skills for Success Co-Coordinator, Paintedstone & Associates Learning Systems (PALS)
Colleen Yamamoto has been the AESGT project co-ordinator since 2006. She is an Essential Skills/Skills for Success practitioner. She has over 20 years working with First Nations communities in employment and training.
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Danica Isherwood

Programs Co-ordinator, Douglas College
Danica Isherwood has her CCDP and Vocational Rehabilitation designations and is trained in Skills for Success. As a firm believer in lifelong learning and continuous upskilling, she supports clients to build skill and career efficacy.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Building Pathways to Employment and Further Education
Four colleges from across Canada have partnered to address barriers to post-secondary education and employment for equity-deserving communities. They will share their journey of implementing the innovative City School model by Mohawk College. They will examine their experience of building partnerships and sharing knowledge, the importance of creating community-driven programming, and share what is next for the consortium.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The value of pan-Canadian partnerships between institutions and workforce partners
  • Importance of reaching underserved communities and supporting their success
  • Strategies and supports to promote industry success and student success

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Andrew Lafford

Dean, School of Technology and Environment, Nova Scotia Community College
Andrew Lafford has been involved in post-secondary education for almost 20 years. As Dean for the School of Technology and Environment his portfolio includes environmental, engineering, information technology, and natural resource management-based programming.
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Michael Yue

Director, Partnership Development, Vancouver Community College
Michael Yue has over 30 years of experience in post-secondary education and career development. He believes in the power of collaboration and partnership to bring together expertise of educators and career practitioners in serving the community.
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Tracy Brant

Chair, Aboriginal Education and ACCESS Programs, School of Indigenous Education, Red River College Polytechnic
Tracy Brant is Chair of Aboriginal Education and Access Programs at Red River College Polytechnic. She has occupied a variety of roles: Aboriginal Admissions Officer, Aboriginal Centre Co-ordinator and Access Pathway Manager.
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Lorraine McKellar

Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Mohawk College
Lorraine McKellar is the Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Mohawk College. In this role, Lorraine is responsible for developing and managing employer and institutional partnerships, with a special focus on the Future Ready Premium Program and the 4 College Alliance.
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Emily Ecker, B. Comm., M.A. Ed

Associate Dean, Community Partnerships and Learning, Mohawk College
Emily Ecker is responsible for the effective delivery of Access programming at Mohawk College which includes Academic Upgrading/Deaf Empowerment, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), School College Work Initiative (SCWI) and City School by Mohawk. Emily has established... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) CareerAtlas: Unlocking Career Potential Through AI Technology
CareerAtlas is an intelligent online platform specially designed to support career coaches, employment counsellors and jobseekers to unlock their career potential. Using AI and LMI, CareerAtlas guides users through their career journey, providing personalized job recommendations, learning programs and next steps. Join us to learn more about using enhanced LMI data and employment projections to support your clients career path.

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Anja Moore-Heighington

Product Manager, Ontario Tourism Education Corporation
Anja Moore-Heighington leads the planning, development and execution of CareerAtlas at OTEC, a new technology asset designed to improve the access, experience and fluidity of supports forjob seekers and employment service providers.
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Dr. Jane Rowan

Senior Project Manager, Design and Evaluation, Ontario Tourism Education Corporation
Jane Rowan is responsible for the continuous intellectual development of OTEC's data insights, including LMI research and forecasting for Ontario's Tourism Industry. She supports OTEC translate data-led insights into innovative-based solutions.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Championing International Students: A Collaborative Career Development Model
Through two cross-sectoral models and the award-winning Atantic Canada Study and Stay project, EduNova, EnPoint and NSCC International have collaborated to support 1,000+ international students in Atlantic Canada. Sharing learnings from helping students build skills, connections and confidence to start careers here post-graduation, we portray the transformation from international student to international talent and implications for employers and post-secondary institutes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Provide inspiration for cross-sector projects using models pillars and results
  • Understand challenges faced by international students entering the Canadian workforce
  • Share opportunities to engage potential employers in student success

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Ashley Pinsent-Tobin

Manager, International Learning (Incoming), Nova Scotia Community College
Ashley Pinsent-Tobin has worked in international education for over 20 years. In her current role at NSCC International, she supports international students to live and work in Nova Scotia before and after graduation.
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Chantal Brine

CEO, EnPoint
Originally from Bermuda, Chantal Brine graduated from Saint Mary's University and made Nova Scotia home. As CEO of EnPoint, Chantal helps people connect with their passion and build careers that they love through mentorship.
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Jennifer Wesman

Senior Manager, Student Success and Retention, EduNova
Jennifer Wesman has worked in international education across Canada for 15 years. Through EduNova, she led the Atlantic region's Study & Stay program and hundreds of students to successfully settle and work in Atlantic Canada.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Cracking Career Literacy! Engaging Youth in Portfolio Creation
Research continues to show the value of self-knowledge when making career decisions. The reality is that youth don't need to know where they are exactly headed since life throws obstacles and opportunities that change any set career plan. However, they need to be able to confidently make career decisions. Using an Education Career Portfolio will help them do that!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn the value of creating an Education Career Portfolio
  • Tips to determine what to include in a Portfolio
  • Engage youth in creating an Education Career Portfolio

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Hoda Kilani

President & Founder, Right Career Fit
Hoda Kilani is a Certified Professional Career Coach and President and founder of Right Career Fit. She's on a mission to have #careerliteracy trend across social media. If you care to join her, reach out!

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Going Further, Faster. Global Collaboration Powers CareersEd Innovation
This experiential case study showcases how New Zealand educators teamed up with BECOME Education to deliver a technology-infused careers education program that reinvigorated student engagement, transferred across geographical and cultural barriers and prepared a diverse cadre of students for a future that will require them to be more flexible, more self-aware and have mastery over their own future.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learnings from delivering careers education delivered early, often and integrated
  • The positive impacts on student engagement, agency and well-being
  • The power of global collaboration rather than reinventing the wheel

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Leigh Gray

Kaiārahi, Careers and transition Educators NZ Inc (CATE)
Leigh Gray is the Kaiārahi of Careers and Transition Education NZ. Her role is to support and guide career and transition educators in secondary schools by designing resources, piloting initiatives, and delivering professional learning opportunities.
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Liv Pennie

CEO & Co-founder, BECOME Education
Liv Pennie is the co-founder and CEO of BECOME Education. The innovative, tech-infused BECOME platform has been globally recognized as an example of effective K-12 careers education practice by the OECD Career Readiness team.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Leading for Greater Impact: A Systems Approach
Effective leadership within career development organizations is critical to best support staff and community members, especially amidst uncertainty and change. This session will focus on the Nova Scotia Works system's approach to strengthening leadership capacities across the province. We'll highlight the participatory design process as well as key leadership competencies/development opportunities that emerged from interviews, communities of practice and research.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand emerging best practices for effectively leading career development organizations
  • Explore a case study for implementing province-wide, responsive leadership development
  • Resources/approaches to strengthen relationships, collaboration and impact within your organization

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Jess Popp

Manager of Partnerships and Engagement, Centre for Employment Innovation
As the Centre for Employment Innovation's Manager of Partnerships and Engagement, Jess Popp strongly believes that collaboration, critical reflection and learning, and collective action are necessary to create inclusive and thriving communities.
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Jack Kennedy

Future of Leadership Intern, Centre for Employment Innovation
Jack Kennedy is a current StFX student from Antigonish, Nova Scotia double majoring in economics and finance. Jack is presently working within the Centre of Employment Innovation, filling the Future of Leadership intern role.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Living with Mental Illness
This is one person's first-hand experience of living and working with mental illness. Nikki has helped others with career exploration for over 23 years at the Neil Squire Society and through that time shared her journey with her clients. She has published a memoir, Shades, Living with Mental Illness and now speaks publicly about her continual journey.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Destigmatizing mental illness
  • Sharing lived experience
  • Answer questions about living with mental illness

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Nikki Langdon

Prairie Regional Manager, Neil Squire Society
Nikki Langdon is an author who holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology, holds the Registered Rehabilitation Professional Certification, Certified Vocational Professional and Return to Work Disability Manager accreditations from the College of Vocational Professionals.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) New Canadian Food Entrepreneurs: The OAFVC Experience
New Canadians Food Entrepreneurship is a program that trains newcomers in scaling recipes, production, labelling and marketing their own products with a five-week theory course and hands-on production in the Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC).

Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding food entrepreneurship
  • Small-batch production and market testing
  • Measuring the outcome

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Emilio Ojeda

Settlement Services Coordinator, Northumberland County Settlement Services
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Emilio Ojeda graduated as a business administrator in college and university with majors in commercial sciences and business management.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Older Workers: Well-being and Career Engagement
Career engagement and support is important throughout an individual's career life. Career re-engagement of post-retirement age workers is a growing trend and has potential shared benefits for employers and employees, including increased productivity, intergenerational knowledge sharing, and job satisfaction. To support mature workers' career engagement (or re-engagement), an understanding is needed of their motivations, including financial, social and well-being.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Conceptualize the needs and motivations of older workers
  • Practical techniques for supporting well-being and career engagement
  • Promote policy and advocacy for older workers

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Jennifer Luke

Research Fellow, University of Southern Queensland
Dr. Jennifer Luke is a careers, employability and well-beingresearcher at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her main focus on age diversity and inter-generational community and workforce development. She is the Queensland State President of the Career Development Association... Read More →
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William Borgen

Professor (Counselling Psychology), University of British Columbia
William Borgen is Professor, Counselling Psychology (UBC). He has extensive experience researching and developing life transitions and career programs. His work has been adapted for Bhutan, Denmark, Finland, Hungary and Sweden. He recently investigated the experience of people successfully... Read More →
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Roberta Borgen

President, Life Strategies Ltd.
Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault), President of Life Strategies Ltd. is an award-winning career development professional and counsellor-educator. Co-developer of the Career Engagement model and author/co-author/editor of numerous books for career development practitioners and clients, Roberta... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Online Psychological Flexibility Training for Career Development
The study involved future support teachers who participated in a pilot training program on "psychological flexibility" (Hayes et al., 1999), aimed at mindfully contacting the present moment, accepting painful emotions, defusing problematic thoughts, noticing unnecessary self-descriptions – which could impede career development – and engaging in value-based committed action. The pre-post comparison results of the synchronous training will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Future support teachers could benefit from online psychological flexibility training
  • Psychological flexibility could be developed through six online synchronous sessions
  • Create a warm, compassionate and validating relationship with participants

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Angela Russo

PhD Student, University of Catania
Angela Russo is a PhD Student, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Catania, Italy. She is a research collaborator in Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Catania and Social Psychology at the Kore University of Enna.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Preparing for Digitization: Strategies to Support Young Canadians
As a career professional, are you equipped to support your clients with career concerns in a job market increasingly influenced by digitization and technology? An ongoing study sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada identifies helpful strategies and challenges as experienced by career professionals. Insights and tools for application will be shared in this workshop-style presentation

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding shifting priorities for career professionals in a digital economy
  • Raising awareness of career development strategies for young people
  • Applying models of career development in the context of digitization

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Deepak Mathew

Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology, Trinity Western University
Deepak Mathew is an Associate Professor in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University. His research interests include career development and life transitions. Current projects involve immigrant and Indigenous career development, retirement transition and digital economy... Read More →
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Divyasri Chakraborty

Graduate Student in Counselling Psychology, Trinity Western University
Divyasri Chakraborty is a MA student counselling psychology. She is involved in research exploring career decisions in a digital era. Divyasri's research and clinical interests include women's mental health, embodiment and the impact of societal discourses.
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Esther Nordin

Graduate Student in Counselling Psychology, Trinity Western University
Esther Nordin is a graduate student in counselling psychology. She is currently involved in research exploring career decision-making in a digital era. Her research and clinical interests include holistic healthcare, existential well-being and life transitions.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Preparing Jobseekers for the New Normal: Virtual Work
Virtual/hybrid working models are here to stay in the post-pandemic era. Workforce development programs can better prepare participants by adapting their models to fit with new work standards. Ensuring groups under-represented in tech, such as Indigenous individuals or women, have the tools and skills necessary to overcome the digital divide and gain remote employment can diversify and strengthen our workforce.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Virtual/hybrid programs prepare jobseekers for similar work environments
  • VirtRemote training provides barriered groups employment access wherever they are
  • Diminishing digital divide equips all for opportunities to strengthen economy

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Ivana Popadic

Senior Director of Education Strategy and Operations, NPower Canada
Ivana Popadic has over eight years of experience in social services and education. She has brought a diverse, hands-on perspective to programming at NPower Canada, from inception to execution of programs, over the last five years.
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Talitha Pegus

Senior Manager, Employer Engagement, NPower Canada
Talitha Pegus has over six years of experience in the social services sector, with a focus on community and youth workforce development. Talitha works with employers across Canada to connect businesses with individuals from under-represented populations.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) The Role of Accompaniment in Career Practice
Effective career practice cannot be reduced to output. The client has a deep need to be, and to feel, accompanied. This presentation shares qualitative data from clients on what makes them feel accompanied, and whether online work enables a sense of accompaniment. Also covered are practical recommendations for increasing the client experience of accompaniment.

Learning Outcomes:
  • An understanding of what the client perceives as accompaniment
  • Acquire actionable recommendations regarding accompaniment in practice
  • A sense of how accompaniment works in delivering services online

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Bernie McFarlane

Career Development Practitioner, Find Your Way to Work
A CICA-registered practitioner, Bernie McFarlane manages the post-secondary career education of hospitality students, and assists them into employment. She also runs her own business, working with clients from various industries, including people from refugee backgrounds.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) The Shape of Career Practice in Aotearoa NZ
This is a tale of difference: from a survey conducted in late 2021, we look at what career development professionals look like in Aotearoa New Zealand today, and how have things changed since we last surveyed ourselves in 2012. Join us to hear the story of the findings from CDANZ President, Heather Lowery-Kappes and NMIT researcher, Sam Young.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The shape of career development in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • The differences in views across the survey groups
  • Common challenges across the sector and ideas for future-proofing

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Heather Lowery-Kappes

President, CDANZ
Heather Lowery-Kappes is a career development professional who works in private practice, for The University of Waikato and serves as the National President and Fellow of the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ).
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Sam Young

Lecturer, NMIT
Sam Young's work is in "mirroring alternate futures,"guiding and coaching clients to advance in their chosen careers. As a private career practitioner, and an NMIT lecturer, Sam is a CDANZ (Fellow) and an Asia Pacific Career Development Association member.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) They're Here! Generation Z Career Directions
As Generation Z continues its entry into the workforce, its members bring fresh perspectives for work, along with unique career expectations. In this session, we tap into what is known so far about this Generation, and how this information informs effective career development support for Gen Z, now and into the future.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define who Generation Z is and what makes them unique
  • Separate the facts from some myths about Generation Z
  • Identify what Generation Z values most about their career futures

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Tara Beaton

Independent Consultant, Tara Beaton
With over 25 years of combined experience in training and supporting the career development of people with disabilities, Tara Beaton is passionate about lifelong learning, and about diverse and accessible workplaces.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Understanding the Government Narrative Around Work-integrated Learning
Based on research into post-structural analysis of government WIL policies and discussions with WIL practitioners about the narrative in their provinces, this session will explore the practical implications of work-integrated learning governmental policy and initiatives from British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. It will critically examine the purposes and intended outcomes of WIL and the underlying assumptions of government WIL policy.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify how governments across Canada discuss the purpose of WIL
  • Respond to the narratives presented with current research into WIL
  • Reflect the future of WIL as accessible and transformative

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Hilary Krygsman

Instructor, Bow Valley College
Hilary Krygsman is currently faculty, formerly Lead WIL at Bow Valley College. She holds a MEd in Educational Research from the University of Calgary, a BEd from Queen's University, and a BA from Trent University.
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Noah Arney

Career Services Co-ordinator, Thompson Rivers University
Noah Arney is a Career Services Co-ordinator and faculty member at Thompson Rivers University. He is a Certified Career Development Professional with 10+ years of experience in career development in both Alberta and BC.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Why Communicating What You Do Matters
Career development work is important. As CDPs, we often excel at supporting our clients, but focus less on communicating the value we bring to other audiences such as funders, employers, senior leadership and the broader community. This session focuses on how all CDPs can tell their stories, share meaningful metrics, and leverage communications and marketing techniques to reach key stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identifying your key stakeholders and what's important to them
  • Adjusting your stories/metrics so that they resonate with stakeholders
  • Understanding practical strategies you can implement right away

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Kristin Vandegriend

Senior Consultant, Career Story
Kristin Vandegriend is a strategic learning consultant with 15+ years of experience in career development, employer engagement and training. She brings expertise in communications strategies for career development organizations.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Wild West or Way of the Future: Navigating Micro-credentials
Globally we have seen the growth of micro-credentials as a means of validating skills and competencies. HWTC has been exploring the micro-credentialing ecosystem and asking; What is the impact of micro-credentials on workers and employers? Who validates what and how? How equitable and accessible are micro-credentials for our most vulnerable workers? Join us in a discussion of our learnings.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What are micro-credentials
  • What does the current Canadian micro-credential landscape look like
  • What do workers and employers have to say about micro-credentials

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Mandie Abrams

Executive Director, Hospitality Workers Training Centre
Mandie Abrams has enjoyed a 20+year career in the non-profit sector.Many of those years have been spent in the field of workforcedevelopment. Currently Mandie is the Executive Director of the Hospitality Workers Training Centre.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Workforce Development Initiatives in Supporting Under-Represented Individuals
We'll share successes and learnings in supporting under-represented, unemployed, and/or under-employed individuals in skills training and/or post-secondary education. By providing supported programming, individuals were able to participate and complete education/training, while also developing their Skills for Success, and make a positive and meaningful connection to the Saskatchewan labour market.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The importance of human connection across different modalities of learning
  • Ways to incorporate Skills for Success into career training
  • Comprehensive support techniques to bridge individuals from education/training to employment

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Ann Reinhart

Continuing Education Consultant, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Ann Reinhart is a Continuing Education Consultant with Saskatchewan Polytechnic delivering funded program opportunities to people from under-represented groups, ensuring they are supported through their education into employment.
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Lori Hall

Program Head/Continuing Education Consultant, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Lori Hall is Program Head with Career Enhancement at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, delivering employment programming to residents of Saskatchewan in a diverse, inclusive learning environment committed to innovative enhancement of fundamental workplace skills for success.
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Michele Ellingsen Ailsby

Manager, Innovative Training Solutions, Continuing Education, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Michele Ellingsen Ailsby is the Manager of Innovative Training Solutions at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Michele has a background in educational psychology and has worked for over 15 years supporting under-represented/underemployed individuals, connecting them to the Saskatchewan labour... Read More →
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Rhonda Kitsch

Continuing Education Consultant, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Rhonda Kitsch is a Continuing Education Consultant in the School of Continuing Education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Through funded projects, she provides underrepresented students the life-changing opportunity to obtain post secondary education and secure meaningful employment

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Workforce Development: Pathways to Work for Youth with Disabilities
This session presents highlights of an initiative led by PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs in partnership with George Brown College, to create an integrated workforce program model with the goal of achieving direct, measurable and sustainable employment for youth with intellectual disabilities. The partnership model supports youths' seamless transition from skills training and employment services through to gainful employment.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Better understand the PTP-GBC program model currently in pilot phase
  • Learn about the unique approaches used by employment services staff
  • Learn about the unique integration of education, services and supports

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Aleksandra Popovic

Partnership Liason, PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs
Aleksandra Popovic's experience includes co-ordination, management and research, as well adult educational resource development. A faculty member and assessor at George Brown College, Aleksandra is the partnership liaison on the PTP-GBC project for the College Vocational Program... Read More →
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Bernadette Beaupre

Project Manager, PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs
Bernadette Beaupre has over 25 years’ experience in project design/management, implementation and evaluation of adult education, employment, language training and essential skills programs. Bernadette has worked as an Executive Director of several non-profit provincial advocacy... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(Séance sur demande diffusée) Accompagnement distance: transfert et adaptation des savoirs professionnels
Les mesures sanitaires imposées afin de contrer la Covid 19 ont fait en sorte d'accélérer l'apport des technologies numériques dans l'accompagnement de diverses clientèles. Nous présenterons les résultats d'une recherche menée avant la Covid 19 auprès de conseillères et conseillers d'orientation du Québec, portant sur le transfert et l'adaptation des savoirs professionnels acquis de la formation initiale et de l'expérience.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Réfléchir aux enjeux déontologqiues
  • S'informer sur les données probantes portant sur accompagnement à distance
  • Réfléchir sur sa propre pratique

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Michel Turcotte

Doctorant, Université Laval
Michel Turcotte est conseiller d'orientation et psychologue. Michel a entrepris depuis 2013 à l'Université Laval une thèse de doctorat sur l'accompagnement en orientation professionnelle à distance.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(Séance sur demande diffusée) Le CV tendance: du prêt-à-porter à la haute couture!
Les bouleversements du marché du travail exigent que les conseillers adaptent leurs façons de faire. Les candidats ont dorénavant besoin de faire connaître leur plein potentiel d'une nouvelle façon. Les traditionnels CV ont été repensés et des CV tendances leurs sont maintenant offerts. Ce nouvel outil a fait ses preuves partout au Québec et ce, dans tous les secteurs d'activité.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Répondre au besoin actuel en matière de CV
  • Faciliter le recrutement avec des outils renouvelés
  • Faire rayonner la profession

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Catherine Plante

Conseillère en développement professionnel, Espace carrière
Catherine travaille en employabilité depuis 2009 et détient un baccalauréat en animation et recherche culturelle. Toujours en mode solution, elle ose sortir du cadre grâce à sa créativité et son efficacité.

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(Séance sur demande diffusée) Les expériences de la transformation numérique des gestionnaires et des employées du secteur des services
Au courant des dernières années, le marché du travail et les organisations ont subi d'importantes mutations. Cette communication propose d'étayer les résultats d'un projet de recherche qui témoignent des facettes de la transformation numérique à partir des expériences vécues par les gestionnaires et les employées. Elle outillera les participant.e.s afin qu'ils.elles puissent intégrer ces dimensions à l'intervention.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre les réalités de la transformation numérique
  • Cerner les spécificités pour les gestionnaires et les employées
  • Réfléchir aux apports de la recherche pour penser l'intervention

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Émilie Giguère

Professeure, Université Laval
Émilie Giguère est professeure à la Faculté des sciences de l'éducation de l'Université Laval.
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Jade Avoine

Étudiante à la maîtrise avec mémoire, auxiliaire de recherche, Université Laval
Jade Avoine est étudiante à la maîtrise en sciences de l'orientation, membre étudiante au CRIÉVAT, auxiliaire de recherche et stagiaire en orientation en pratique privée. Ses travaux actuels portent sur les expériences subjectives des femmes en réorientation professionnelle... Read More →

Mireille Sirois Gagné

Candidate au doctorat, auxiliaire de recherche, Université Laval
Mireille Sirois Gagné est c.o., étudiante au doctorat en sciences de l’orientation, membre étudiante au CRIÉVAT et auxiliaire de recherche. Ses intérêts portent sur le vécu de la transformation numérique, les formes de travail atypique, ainsi que le travail sur les plateformes... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 15:45 - 16:30 EST

16:30 EST

A New Canadian Occupational and Skills Information System
Employment and Social Development Canada produces labour market information to help Canadians make informed career and labour market decisions. This session will be presenting the Occupational and Skills Information System (OaSIS), which is the new source of information that describes the competencies, work characteristics and other information required by Canadian occupations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • User increased awareness of ESDC OaSIS resources
  • User increased ability to navigate through ESDC OaSIS resources
  • Feedback received on the user needs for future updates

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Diane Lemieux

Senior Policy Analyst, Employment and Social Development Canada
Diane Lemieux is a Senior Analyst in the Labour Market Information Division of ESDC. She is leading the work on ESDC Skills and Competencies Taxonomy, which is one of the OaSIS pillars.
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Laura Sauer

Senior Research Advisor, Employment and Social Development Canada
Laura Sauer is a Senior Research Advisor in the Labour Market Information Division of ESDC. She is leading the development of occupational profiles within the Occupational and Skills Information System, a new Canadian dataset.

Monday January 23, 2023 16:30 - 17:30 EST

16:30 EST

Career Building for Changemakers: 10 Strategies for Shaping Change
Career educators will have a chance to participate in a popular Career Building for Changemakers workshop – one of the first of its kind in Canadian post-secondary. Originally developed at Simon Fraser University, participants will be guided through 10 Career Building Strategies for changemaking and be equipped with actionable tools and ideas to support both themselves and their clients in shaping change.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore actionable strategies for embedding JEDI principles into career workshops
  • Design a plan for elevating social impact as career professionals
  • Co-create ways to incorporate social justice into career education programming

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Albert Fung

Career Education Manager, Simon Fraser University
Albert Fung (MEd) is a career education manager at Simon Fraser University. As a post-secondary career educator for over 10 years, Albert strives to be a student-centred scholar-practitioner who centres his practice with a social justice approach.
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Jill Eddy

Changemaker Careers Lead, Simon Fraser University
Jill Eddy is a Changemaker Careers Lead at SFU. She has a Certificate in Social Innovation, is a member of SFU's Climate Leadership Education and Skills working group, and leads entrepreneurial workshops for YELL Canada.

Monday January 23, 2023 16:30 - 17:30 EST

16:30 EST

Exploring Strategies for Building Anti-oppressive Service Systems
As our campuses embark on the important and necessary work of anti-racism and decolonization, one lens with which to analyze our service delivery is through anti-oppression. Presenters from the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo and York University will highlight strategies that their units have embedded within the service ecosystem to better support clients with differing identities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe how service systems can both oppress and empower
  • List five strategies for building anti-oppressive service systems
  • Identify opportunities for growth within one's unique service system

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Dinuka Gunaratne

Director, Centre for Graduate Professional Development, University of Toronto
Dinuka Gunaratne has worked in post-secondary education for the last 15 years across six universities. He is the Director, Center for Graduate Professional Development at University of Toronto that supports graduate students across its three campuses.
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Jessica Lang

Associate Director, Undergraduate Services, Centre for Career Action, University of Waterloo
Jess Lang has worked in post-secondary education for 14 years in a variety of student affairs contexts. She is passionate about career, transformative and experiential education. In her current role Jess oversees undergraduate career education at UWaterloo.
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Tammy Kim-Newman

Associate Director, Employer and Alumni Engagement, York University
Tammy Kim-Newman has 10+ years of experience supporting early talent throughout their career development journey. She has provided strategic advice to companies and industry partners on their talent attraction, retention, development and branding strategies.

Monday January 23, 2023 16:30 - 17:30 EST

16:30 EST

La génération Z et sa vision du travail | Generation Z and Their Vision of Work
Pendant que de nombreuses organisations tentent toujours de s'adapter à l'arrivée des milléniaux parmi leurs employés, les jeunes de la génération Z s'apprètent déjà à prendre d'assaut le marché du travail. Cette présentation vous amènera à mieux connaître la vision des jeunes quant à leur vie professionnelle future.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comment les intervenants peuvent mieux préparer au marché du travail
  • Quelles sont leurs attentes face à la vie professionnelle?
  • Quels métiers souhaitent-ils exercer?

While many organizations are still trying to adapt to the arrival of millennials among their employees, the young people of Generation Z are already about to take the job market by storm. This presentation will give you a better understanding of how young people see their future professional life.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How the stakeholders can better prepare for the job market
  • What are their expectations for working life?
  • What jobs do they want to do?

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Maude Lajeunesse

Conseillère principale au marketing | Senior Marketing Consultant, Academos
Maude Lajeunesse croit profondément en l'importance d'accompagner les jeunes au quotidien dans leur développement personnel et professionnel. Sa motivation est de leur proposer des ressources afin de répondre aux enjeux actuels.Maude Lajeunesse believes deeply in the importance... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2023 16:30 - 17:30 EST

16:30 EST

Research Circle: Teaching Careers to Grades 4-6? Pilot Our Toolkit!
In this community consultation interactive session, we propose to pilot a teacher toolkit we have developed to support the teaching of career-related constructs with students in grades 4-6. Evidence gathered to support toolkit development will be shared with attendees, who will also sample different class-based activities and will provide feedback to support development of the final toolkit.

Learning Outcomes
  • Assess toolkit designed for grades 4-6    
  • Examine current practices for teaching careers in grades 4-6
  • Know current career-related educational policies and curriculum

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Heather Coe-Nesbitt

Adjunt Assistant Professor, Queen's University
Dr. Heather Nesbitt is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queen's University, Faculty of Education. She is passionate about play and thriving across the lifespan, and serves on the board of the International Play Association.
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Nicki Moore

Senior Lecturer in Career Development, International Centre For Guidance Studies at the University of Derby
Nicki Moore works at the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby as a senior lecturer and researcher. She is a Fellow of the Career Development Institute and of NICEC
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Stefan Merchant

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queen's University
Stefan Merchant is an Adjunct Professor and researcher who focuses on the assessment of vital, but difficult to measure skills such as collaboration, responsibility and self-regulation.

Monday January 23, 2023 16:30 - 17:30 EST
Tuesday, January 24

10:00 EST

Quality Workforce Opportunities: Bringing Youth and Employers Together
Using key findings from the Future of Work Survey (a collaboration between Tamarack Institute, Youthful Cities, The Co-Operators and CCYP), participants will learn more about what youth want in the workforce and how organizations can best support young workers. This session will include a discussion on current practices, emerging strategies, and how to recruit, retain and develop young talent effectively.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand what youth and employers prefer in a work environment
  • Discover youth feelings about how their skills match employer's requirements
  • Discover what the "New Normal" of work could look like

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Ashley Igboanugo

Engagement Specialist, Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity
Ashley Igboanugo is currently a student at Carleton University. She works as an Engagement Specialist. Ashley is passionate about promoting the academic and economic achievements of youth who experience marginalization.
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Dane Ferry

Engagement Specialist, Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity
Dane Ferry has a background in operations and project support. She received a BA in political science and philosophy from Western University. Dane is an Engagement Specialist with the YWC team.
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Nathalie Blanchet

Director, Communities Building Youth Futures, Tamarack Institute
In her role at Tamarack Institute, Nathalie Blanchet works closely with city managers and Tamarack staff to ensure communities have the knowledge and coaching needed to design mechanisms for youth to be engaged and supported.
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Nicole Stogrin

Project Officer, Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity
Nicole Stogrin is a Project Officer with CCYP and holds a Certified Career Development Professional designation. Nicole is responsible for overseeing the Youth Workforce Consultancy team.

Layla Belmahi

Manager, Cities, Quebec and Communities Building Youth Futures
Layla Belmahi is passionate about supporting and connecting individuals and groups to achieve greater social justice. She joined the Tamarack team to support the Communities Building Youth Futures program, and Tamarack’s partnerships with francophone communities. Layla is also currently... Read More →

Tuesday January 24, 2023 10:00 - 10:30 EST

10:00 EST

#ImmigrantsWork: Activating Employers in Co-Designing Inclusive Hiring Practices
Activating employers and industry/employer-facing organizations in building inclusive recruitment and hiring strategies that incorporate immigrant talent is critical to Canada's economy. WES has partnered with several communities to implement a community engagement initiative driven by local stakeholders focused on immigrant employment. As WES scales the initiative across the country, some participants will share their experience, insights and lessons learned.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Approaches to engaging local employers on co-designing strategies and tools
  • Strategies to support relationship-building among employers and community organizations
  • How to build employer awareness about skilled immigrant talent pools

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Angelique Reddy-Kalala

Immigration Strategy Officer, City of Moncton
Angelique Reddy-Kalala leads the implementation of the City of Moncton's immigration strategy. She is an experienced economic, immigration and community development professional with a demonstrated history of working in government and the not-for-profit sector.
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Daniel Cervan-Gil

Senior Manager, Employer Initiatives, World Education Services
Daniel Cervan-Gil leads WES' work with employers, employer-facing organizations, regional and municipal actors to create and socialize solutions, strategies and new tools related to the recruitment, retention and reskilling of immigrants.
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David Yan

Manager, Employer Solutions, World Education Services
David Yan manages WES placed-based solutions initiatives that mobilize and support employers. With lived experiences across three continents, he is enthusiastic in exploring pathways that enable people from diverse backgrounds feel respected and belonged in workplaces.
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Nora Whittington

Community Engagement Co-ordinator, Immigration Partnership, Region of Waterloo
Nora Whittington leads the co-ordination of the "Working" pillar of the Immigration Partnership. She works closely with various service providers, employers and the community to promote change in the area of hiring immigrants.
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Sarah Hickman

Policy Officer, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division, Regional Municipality of Durham
Sarah Hickman helps to co-ordinate the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), a community-based, multi-sector partnership to prepare the community to participate in attraction, settlement and inclusion of newcomers across Durham.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

Climate-aware Careers: Cultivating Hope Amidst the Climate Crisis
Concerned about the environment? Us too! Join us in exploring how mental health and ecological change impact career decision-making and how we can respond effectively. Learn how to help clients motivated or resistant towards to ecological change through times of transition and towards a more equitable and socially just future.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about potential career impacts of ecological change
  • Participate in exercises exploring our feelings about a changing world
  • Explore practices for self-care and supporting others

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Trevor Lehmann

Career Consultant, University of Manitoba, Convergent Careers
Trevor Lehmann (MEd, CCC) is a Career Consultant with the University of Manitoba. He also explores best practices around career development as it relates to climate change, life transitions and hope. Learn more at www.trevorlehmann.ca
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Brian Hutchison

Core Faculty - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Walden University
Brian Hutchison (PhD, LPC, CCCE) is a Core Faculty in Mental Health Counselling at Walden University and provides career focused clinical supervision, trainings (including his ACF21 Program), and consultations/ speeches for career professionals and organizations.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

Navigating a Post-Pandemic Job Market I Naviguer dans un marché du travail post-pandémique
The pandemic has brought both positive and challenging changes to the local job market where new industries have emerged and older industries have had to evolve. Priority industries have changed in hierarchy and professionals have had to adjust or diversify their skillset to stay employed. We will be going over some of these changes and how to navigate them successfully.

Learning Outcomes
  • Importance of skills development (hard, soft and transferrable)
  • Newcomer job market integration points for success
  • Diversifying skillsets and wearing multiple hats (age of technology)

La pandémie a apporté des changements à la fois positifs et négatifs au marché du travail local : de nouvelles industries sont apparues et les anciennes ont dû évoluer. La hiérarchie a changé au sein des industries prioritaires et les professionnels ont dû s’adapter ou diversifier leurs compétences pour garder leur emploi. Nous allons passer en revue certains de ces changements et la manière de s’y retrouver.
Objectifs d’apprentissage
  • Importance du perfectionnement des compétences (techniques, non techniques et transférables)
  • Points pour favoriser la réussite de l’intégration des nouveaux arrivants sur le marché du travail
  • Diversification des compétences et port de plusieurs chapeaux (ère de la technologie)

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Sunee Samuel

Career Services Manager / Employment Training Consultant I Gestionnaire des services d’orientation professionnelle/conseillère en formation à l’emploi, Niagara College - Toronto / GUS Canada
Sunee Samuel is a career development specialist with certifications in diversity equity & inclusion, image consulting and leadership development. Sunee has been an employment training curriculum developer with the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and is passionate about helping... Read More →

Tuesday January 24, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

Professionalizing CD: Investigating the Potential for Royal Chartership
The UK Career Development Institute is investigating the question "should career development be a chartered profession?? This is fundamentally a question about professionalizing the workforce, raising the profile of career development workers and ensuring excellent outcomes for clients. The session will explore the outcomes of the research and the implications for the global career workforce.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the history and processes associated with Royal Charters
  • Understand the implications of Chartership for the career's workforce
  • Relate the arguments for professionalization to the Canadian context

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Nicki Moore

Senior Lecturer in Career Development, International Centre For Guidance Studies at the University of Derby
Nicki Moore works at the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby as a senior lecturer and researcher. She is a Fellow of the Career Development Institute and of NICEC

Tuesday January 24, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

11:00 EST

Around the World- Session I Séance Autour du monde: Finding Career Clarity Beyond Vocational Assessments I Trouver la lucidité professionnelle au-delà des évaluations professionnelles
This session will focus on how to build on the contribution provided by vocational assessments, what's changed post-pandemic, where the career planning industry is heading and how to use new methods to help clients find careers with a purpose that also pays well.

These methods are also proven to help people bounce back from unemployment faster and manage toxic environments so they're "recession/pandemic proof".

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand how to adjust vocational assessments for today's market
  • Learn the 5 pillars for finding career clarity
  • Apply one tool to help clients bounce-back from unemployment faster

Cette séance portera sur les sujets suivants : tirer profit des évaluations professionnelles, ce qui a changé après la pandémie, l’orientation du secteur de la planification de carrière et comment utiliser de nouvelles méthodes pour aider les clients à trouver une carrière enrichissante et bien rémunérée.
Ces méthodes sont également éprouvées pour aider les gens à se remettre plus rapidement d’une période de chômage et à gérer les milieux toxiques, de sorte qu’ils sont « à l’épreuve des récessions et des pandémies ».

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprenez comment adapter les évaluations professionnelles au marché d’aujourd’hui
  • Apprenez les cinq piliers pour trouver la lucidité professionnelle
  • Utilisez un seul outil pour aider vos clients à se remettre plus rapidement d’une période de chômage

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Silviu Cojocaru

President, Career Hero
Silviu Cojocaru is a UK-based career coach specializing in helping fellow millennials find and transition into meaningful careers collaborated with Steve Miller to create Career Hero Academy, an online program designed specifically for employment agencies.Silviu Cojocaru du Royaume-Uni... Read More →
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Steve Miller

President, Implicit Career Search
Steve Miller is a renowned expert in Canada and creator of Implicit Career Search, a purpose-driven career planning program. For 30 years, he has helped thousands of people from prisoners to CEOs develop meaningful careers.Expert renommé au Canada, Steve Miller est le créateur d’Implicit... Read More →

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Addressing Talent Gaps in Emerging Fields: Cybersecurity Example
This interactive session discussess lessons learned related to cybersecurity talent generation in Canada and presents an example of a proven cohort-based talent pipeline strategy that draws from non-traditional talent pools to meet industry need. The session with finish with an exploration of how the model can be applied to different emerging fields.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify talent development requirements in emerging fields
  • Explore using different talent pools to address skill gaps
  • Examine alternative pathways for talent development

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Rushmi Hasham

Director of Development, Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Programs, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Toronto Metropolitan Univeristy
Rushmi Hasham is the Director of Development, Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Programs at the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Toronto Metropolitan University. An innovative cybersecurity thought leader, she focuses on developing unique cybersecurity workforce development solution... Read More →
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Randy Purse

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Toronto Metropolitan Univeristy
Randy Purse is the Senior Cybersecurity Advisor for training and education at the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Toronto Metropolitan University. He has a PhD in education and over two decades experience in learning and workforce development.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Career Launcher Internships: The Evolution of EDI
Funded by the Government of Canada as part of their Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS), Career Launcher gives jobseekers access to training and meaningful employment. As YESS evolved, increasing its focus on supporting youth facing barriers to employment, our program has shifted to meet new targets and increased representation of these youth to help launch their careers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand Career Launcher's approach to EDI
  • Impact on internships provided
  • Strengthening college/partner relationships through EDI

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John Thomas

Senior Program Officer, Colleges and Institutes Canada
John Thomas is a Senior Program Officer with Career Launcher. His experience spans recruitment in post-secondary (Odyssey & Explore Official Languages Programs, Memorial University, Université de Moncton and the CPA Atlantic School of Business).
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Mireille Watts

Senior Program Officer, Colleges and Institutes Canada
Mireille Watts, a Senior Program Officer with Career Launcher, has over a decade of project management and communications experience in the not-for-profit and public sectors (CICan, the Ottawa Hospital and HOPE - Helping Other People Everywhere).

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Certification: Does It Really Improve Practice?
With growing interest in a national Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certification program, this session will share preliminary findings of a research project examining the impact of Nova Scotia's CCDP Certification process on career development practice in the province. Project partners are the Nova Scotia Career Development Association and the Centre for Employment Innovation, Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand impacts of the practitioner-led approach to program development
  • Connect the use of recognition of prior learning (RPL) and mentorship to program success
  • Examine the CCDP process's impacts on career development practice

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Marian Turniawan

Research Co-ordinator, Centre for Employment Innovation, Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University
Marian Turniawan, Research Co-ordinator at the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI), Coady Institute, StFX, has a background in qualitative research and supports community-based projects at the CEI through research and developmental evaluation.
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Lindsay Guitard

Certification Manager and Registrar, Nova Scotia Career Development Association
Lindsay Guitard, Registrar and Certification Manager, Nova Scotia Career Development Association, has a background in hospital administration, human resources and eight years' experience in the management and delivery of certification programs.
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Paula Romanow

Manager of Research and Evaluation, Centre for Employment Innovation, Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University
Dr. Paula Romanow, Manager of Research & Evaluation, Centre for Employment Innovation, StFX, and former Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Career Development Association, has been deeply involved with certification both nationally and in Nova Scotia since 2012.
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Teresa Francis

Director of Learning and Professional Practice, Nova Scotia Career Development Association
Teresa Francis, Director of Learning and Professional Practice, Nova Scotia Career Development Association, is a specialist in the Recognition of Prior Learning and has extensive experience in the training and certification of career development practitioners.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Changing the Conversation for Career Readiness
Student debt, doubts about degrees, and fears of unemployment are three components that I have identified as the challenges faced by the youth when considering their future career aspirations. Education builds knowledge and capacity, but poor career guidance makes career readiness unachievable.This presentation will discuss the importance of closing the gap between secondary education and the world of work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To create career readiness awareness
  • To ignite intentions to build career guidance
  • To inspire actions for collaboration

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Maria Vitoratos

Careers Educator, Self-Employed
Maria Vitoratos is the founder of the UAE Careers Community, an independent careers consultant and an active member of the global careers community. She continues to disrupt the careers conversation from degree-focused to employability-driven.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Co-Designing a Youth Engagement Framework
This session highlights the Centre for Employment Innovation's new Youth Engagement Framework, and how youth voices were the driving force in bringing it to life. It will cover the process of co-creation, key learnings and offer insight on the impact of doing youth engagement well. Participants will be provided with tools to take away and apply to their own contexts.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the benefits of co-creation when working with youth
  • Hear about strategies for deepening youth engagement in practice
  • Gain tools to apply learnings to different contexts

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Addy Strickland

Youth Engagement Specialist, Centre for Employment Innovation
Addy Strickland is a Youth Engagement Specialist at the Nova Scotia Centre for Employment Innovation. Addy has more than 10 years of experience in youth-led spaces, and adopts a story-based, first-voice approach to youth engagement.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Don't Forget Your Sunscreen! Post-Pandemic Interview Strategies
While many elements of how we work have changed, one thing remains the same. The fear and anxiety associated with job interviews! During this session, participants will learn to adapt to the SPF (Skills, Passion & Fit) interview philosophy. By applying "sunscreen," we can learn more about ourselves and be able to answer all sorts of job interview questions effectively.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop a sense of self-awareness
  • Review how to answer difficult interview questions
  • Apply the SPF concept to any kind of job interview

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Lidia Siino

Employment Counsellor, YWCA
Lidia Siino is a career development practitioner with over 20 years of experience. As a career educator, she enjoys teaching and coaching jobseekers of all ages and at all levels of their respective journeys.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Dysfunctional Beliefs and Career Counselling: A Case Study
This presentation focuses on the issue of career-related dysfunctional beliefs. Although among the most frequently experienced difficulties, clients are often unaware of their dysfunctional beliefs, which may lead to premature commitment, stress or regret. The case of a 20-year-old woman who failed medical school and sought career counselling will be discussed to explore assessments and interventions relevant to dysfunctional beliefs.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify different types of career-related dysfunctional beliefs
  • Make use of quantitative and qualitative assessments of dysfunctional beliefs
  • Develop competence in delivering interventions to address dysfunctional beliefs

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André Borges

Doctoral Student, Université de Lausanne
André Oliveira Borges is a doctoral student at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research interests include career counselling interventions, occupational stigma, well-being at work, and the career paths of vulnerable workers.
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Marine Cerantola

Doctoral Student, Université de Lausanne
Marine Cerantola is a doctoral student at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Her research interests include the impact of environmental issues as well as meaning in life and work on career development and choice.
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Nimrod Levin

Postdoctoral Researcher, Université de Lausanne
Nimrod Levin is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research interests include the cognitive, personality and emotional mechanisms underlying career decision-making, diagnostic procedures in career counseling, and intervention research and as... Read More →

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Effective Communication in the Multi-generational Workplace
Every generation is shaped by the shared experiences of their respective eras, resulting in unique "generation personalities." Our collective experiences impact how we adapt to change, what we think will motivate a colleague and how we communicate with one another. Bridging the gap of communication between generations starts with understanding what differentiates and unites the five generations in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between the five working generations
  • Examine tools for how to bridge communication gaps
  • Discuss the "millennial bias" and how to overcome it

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Erin Fenton

Literacy Facilitator, Prospect Human Services
With a background in sociology and education, and experience working in human resources and career development, Erin Fenton is passionate about helping clients improve their behavioural competencies to reach their employment goals.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Emerging Insights: Supporting Autistic Jobseekers in Employment
Autistic individuals experience significant un/underemployment rates. Vocational services offer support to address the needs of autistic jobseekers in the workplace. This presentation explores findings from a scoping review of research on the experiences of autistic adults in the workplace. Presenters describe barriers and facilitators in the workplace, and strategies for services to better prepare autistic jobseekers for employment.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn key barriers and facilitators experienced by autistic adults
  • Discuss considerations gleaned from research and clinical practice
  • Gain practical strategies for use in employment counselling practice

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Sarah Southey

Therapist and Employment Coach, Sarah Southey Counselling and Coaching
Sarah Southey has worked as an employment coach and therapist specializing in neurodiversity for 15 years. She is pursuing a PhD at Wilfrid Laurier in social work, focusing on workplace inclusion for autistic professionals.
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Rae Morris

PhD Candidate and Lecturer, University of British Columbia
Rae Morris is a clinical social worker in private practice and a PhD candidate in the UBC School of Social Work. Her clinical and research work focuses on the intersection of neurodivergence and mental health.
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Megan Pilatzke

Self Advocate, Private Consulting
Megan Pilatzke is an autistic advocate and public speaker who is passionate about employment inclusion for all neurodiverse individuals. In her blog, The Autistic Lady, she discusses her personal experiences as a late-identified autistic woman.

David Nicholas

Professor, Associate Dean, University of Calgary
Dr. David Nicholas is a leader in nurturing capacity building, addressing vocational issues in ASD, and building partnerships in Canada. His current research focuses on seeking more equitable opportunities for employment for persons with ASD

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Empowering Doctoral Students to Own Their Future Careers
The employment landscape for PhD graduates has changed, with non-academic careers increasingly relevant. Doctoral career workshops designed to address their career needs are few. With funding from HEQCO, Western University has designed, piloted, and evaluated a Career Preparation Series that helps doctoral students understand, articulate, and assess their competencies and skills, while gaining experience networking and in interview settings.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Motivate doctoral students to understand the value of their degree
  • Recognize what doctoral students find valuable in career workshops
  • Identify successful and unsuccessful career workshop components

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Nafisa Gillani

Doctoral Professional Development Co-ordinator, Western University
Nafisa Gillani is the Doctoral Professional Development Co-ordinator at Western University. She co-ordinates, designs and delivers skills-based programming to doctoral students to prepare them for success in their doctoral degree and in their future career transition.
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David Feeney

Career Coach, Graduate & Postdoctoral, Western University
Holding undergraduate and graduate degrees from both Western University and Queen's University in English, David Feeney is committed to creative career development, currently supporting graduate students in his role as a Career Coach at Western University.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Impact of a Formative Approach to Skill Development
We will present results from research at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology that used the Employment Readiness Scale and a measure of self-efficacy to validate the impact of the Employability Skills Assessment Tool on skill development. Findings demonstrate the relationship between soft skills and employment readiness as well as provide support for a formative approach to skill development.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the relationship between soft skills and employment readiness
  • Consider how formative approach to skill development impacts employment readiness
  • Apply this knowledge to the needs of future jobseekers

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Jeffrey Landine

Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick
Dr. Jeff Landine is an Associate Professor at the University of New Brunswick where he spends his time teaching students about the world of counselling and exploring career development and employability in his research.
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Mukhtar Rahemtulla

CEO, ERS Scale Inc.
Mukhtar Rahemtulla is the CEO of ERS Scale. He is also a Board member of several non-profit international development organizations. He holds a BASc. in electrical engineering and an MBA from UBC.
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Sandi Howell

Director of Business Development and Innovation, Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Sandi Howell, BA, MEd, has long focused on the skills needed for work, particularly essential and employability skills. Sandi is currently at MITT as Director, Business Development/Innovation.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Innovation and the Future: New Career Opportunities
This in-depth session explores how practitioners can help clients of all ages align themselves with exciting new innovations in industry. We will explore the fourth industrial revolution and how it is creating opportunities in the fields of transportation, education, the arts and customer service. We will explore career opportunities for a wide range of clients.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore how innovation is creating many new career opportunities
  • Identify what clients need to know beyond basic LMI
  • Explore in depth career opportunities in four major industries

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Ann Nakaska

Career Consultant, Constructive Career and Life Designs
Ann Nakaska BA, MEd, CDF is a career consultant specializing in career decision-making and career planning with a focus on industry trends. She loves reading about business, the 4IR and innovation.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Knowledge and Skill Translation in Interdisciplinary Educational Communities
Canada is ranked 10th of 36 countries in preparedness for the demand of future skills (OECD, 2022). What are future skills? Advanced knowledge/technology societies value human, interdisciplinary and higher order thinking skills. How can knowledge and skills be developed, identified, and translated to support employability as individuals prepare for changing economies? How can career development professionals support individual career advancement?

Learning Outcomes:
  • To understand preliminary research findings of a career-integrated educational framework
  • To understand human, interdisciplinary and higher order thinking skills
  • To understand the interconnections between these interdisciplinary mindsets and skillsets

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Colleen Knechtel

PhD Candidate, University of Alberta
Colleen Knechtel is working towards completing her PhD research project at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Education with a focus on career-integrated learning, interdisciplinarity, and higher order thinking in educational communities.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Making Workplaces More Inclusive for Persons with Disabilities
Persons with disabilities remain far too excluded from workplaces in Canada despite being ready and willing to work. Improving the lives and livelihoods for persons with disabilities is a key priority for the Government of Canada. This panel will explore how employers can champion inclusive workplaces by helping to remove barriers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Increasing awareness of workplace barriers; promising practices to address them
  • Exploring possibilities for employers' actions to facilitate PWD workplace inclusion
  • Raising awareness of invisible disabilities (i.e., learning disabilities)

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Lori Leach

Director, Virtual Learning Strategist (VLS) Program, Government of New Brunswick
Lori Leach and her team have developed the innovative, holistic VLS Program that is increasingly recognized across Canada. It addresses learning barriers and supports students to be successful in the skilled trades.
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Pina D'Intino

Accessibility Strategist and Consultant, Aequum Global Access
A long-time disability inclusion champion and Senior Accessibility Consultant and Strategist for Statistics Canada, Pina D'intino provides strategic advice to companies on workplace best practices for disability inclusion. Pina is a member of ESDC’s Service Advisory Committee.
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Rich Donovan

CEO, Return on Disability
Rich Donovan created the Return on Disability concept and model. Considered an expert on the economic value in designing from disability for all users, he is 4th reviewer of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Mapping the Future of Career: A New Textbook
Life design, first-generation students, global citizenship, the challenge mindset, narrative approaches, and the future of work. Meet the authors of Mapping the Future of Undergraduate Career Education‚ published by Routledge, 2022) and discover the unique insights and promising practices for addressing the need for equity and innovation in career education. Authors will share their insights and contributions in this engaging session.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain strategies to incorporate social justice practices into current work
  • Learn more about current trends impacting the career development profession
  • Engage in dialogue with authors from the new career textbook

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Michael Stebleton

Professor of Higher Education, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Michael J. Stebleton, PhD, is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He is co-editor of the new text, Mapping the Future of Undergraduate Career Education, published by Routledge (2022).
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Mark Franklin

Co-founder & Sessional Instructor, OneLifeTools & University of Toronto
Mark Franklin, MEd, PEng, leads CareerCycles, co-founded OneLifeTools, co-authored Who You Are Matters! and Online Storyteller, podcasts Career Buzz, and teaches career management at University of Toronto. He received the Stu Conger Career Development Leadership Award.
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JP Michel

Founder, Mysparkpath
JP Michel is the creator of the Challenge Cards. He holds 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.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Neurodiversity at Work
Neurodiversity encompasses highly skilled individuals with limited supports in education and the workplace. Autism CanTech! bridges gaps in employment, specializing in autistic youth. The program provides individualized supports to transition learning into earning. We will discuss program design, outcomes, successes, lessons learned and best practices. Our hope is to guide future practitioners in curriculum design, supports and inclusive practices.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand various methods to provide supports to neurodiverse students
  • Learn about benefits of supports to neurodiverse participants and employers
  • Find ways to support neurodiverse students for WIL and employment

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Alison Reaves

Manager Work-Integrated Learning and Career Education Centre, NorQuest College
Alison Reaves is the Academic Program Manager for the Work-Integrated Learning and Career Education Centre at NorQuest College. Alison brings over 10 years of experience in career development, supporting university and college students and engaging industry.
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Amelia Hone

Autism CanTech! Career Coach, NorQuest College
Amelia Hone is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst currently working as a Career Coach on the Autism CanTech! Program. Amelia brings over 10 years' experience supporting individuals, families and third-party professionals in the special needs community.
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Selena Seguin

Project Co-ordinator, NorQuest College
Selena Seguin is the Project Co-ordinator for Work-Integrated Learning on the Autism CanTech! Program at NorQuest College, and acts as an advocate and driver for student empowerment to remove barriers to employment for neurodivergent youth.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Overview of the Soft Skills Solutions© Program
Participants will learn about the Soft Skills Solutions© program and how to become a certified facilitator. The SSS program addresses the soft skills gap that employers have stated exists in the potential labour pool. Participants will learn how to become certified to train their clients in this 30-hour specialized curriculum, and gain insight into the need for soft skills.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain knowledge regarding importance of soft skills in the workforce
  • Understand how to become a Soft Skills Solutions certified facilitator
  • Apply soft skills learning to one's own workplace team

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Samantha Timbers

Lead Facilitator, Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board and Literacy Network
Samantha Timbers is a Lead Trainer for Soft Skills Solutions© and over four years has trained more than 900 facilitators in Ontario both virtually and in person. Samantha has 25 years' experience working in the employment sector

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Preparing International Students to Work in North America
Graduate-level international students bring forth a wealth of expertise and past industry experience, yet they face several hurdles acclimatizing to and finding work in the North American workplace. This session will offer an understanding of the challenges this population faces and how educators and industry professionals can support them in bringing their talents to the workforce.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the challenges International students face finding employment
  • Understanding the organizational value and globalized perspectives international students bring
  • Identify and break the bias of interviewing/hiring ESL workers

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Farzaneh Irani

Assistant Co-op Co-ordinator, Northeastern University
Farzaneh Irani is a Co-op Coordinator at Northeastern University - Toronto. Having worked in higher education for over seven years, Farzaneh brings forth insight on international student needs, coupled with co-op and career services.
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Josie Cucciniello

Assistant Coop Coordinator, Northeastern University
Prior to joining Northeastern University in September 2021, Josie Cucciniello completed her studies in Italy, earning a bachelor's in political science and a master's in international studies. Her current work surrounds international students and co-op.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Promising Practices: Knowledge Translation in Developmental Services
Designed with busy service providers in mind, the Real Xchange is a knowledge transfer hub for people in the developmental and employment services sector. It contains resources and learnings to promote promising practices and collaboration in the sector. This presentation will explore how to engage with the Real Xchange, and will promote new and exciting content on the platform.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What is Real Xchange? How does it serve developmental services sector?
  • Learn why knowledge transfer and collaboration are essential to sector
  • Learn how to use and support Real Xchange hub

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Ingrid Muschta

Director Special Projects & Innovation, Ontario Disability Employment Network
A Licensed Professional Engineer with 20 years of combined working experience in corporate, entrepreneurial and not-for-profit settings, Ingrid Muschta’s work has helped 250 people who have a disability gain employment. She has delivered disability training to over 500 business... Read More →
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Derek Roy

Project Manager, REAL Xchange KTT
Derek Roy is currently the Project Manager, REAL Xchange KTT at Community Living Essex County where he oversees the KTT roadmap. He started his career with the agency in 2010 beginning as a direct support employee, later moving on to various leadership roles including Manager, Community... Read More →

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Rainbow Resumes: Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ Jobseekers
Rainbow resumes are resumes that include content that out one's 2SLGBTQIA+ identity. In this session, we will use community research and case studies to discuss the importance of applying client-centred practices. Participants will receive tips and access resources to help build their confidence in providing 2SLGBTQIA+ informed career support.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify common employment barriers experienced by 2SLGBTQIA+ people
  • Practice providing client-centred support on rainbow resumes
  • Access resources and information on supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ jobseekers

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Bri Denicola

Educational Researcher, McMaster University
Bri Denicola works to increase career development professionals' capacity for providing 2SLGBTQIA+ informed services. They are a volunteer with LGBT YouthLine and have conducted community-engaged research on 2SLGBTQIA+ peer support programming, supportive housing and gender-affirming... Read More →

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Supporting Military-connected Students in Post-Secondary Career Pursuits
Military-connected learners are an understudied group of students in higher education. Recent operations in the 21st century and the introduction of a federal benefit have reinvigorated interest. Fanshawe College with the support of Release Point Education is unlocking the potential of these students and has created unique partnerships and strategies to support their career decisions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand why military-connected students are an underserved group
  • Create a military-connected campus that provides holistic services
  • Build a culture that supports military-connected students in career transitions

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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 and a part-time teacher in the Fanshawe CDP program. Darlene leads Fanshawe's military-connected college initiative.
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Darryl Cathcart

Education Consultant, Release Point Education
Darryl G. Cathcart retired from the Canadian Army in 2017. Darryl holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Western University. In 2018, Darryl founded Release Point Education.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Transforming Rural Immigrant Attraction and Career Development
Connecting Canada is researching how pre-arrival employer engagement and customized career development supports influence the landing decisions of skilled immigrants. This presentation will explore the challenges and opportunities of rural immigration, highlight the importance of evidence-based research into rural immigrant attraction and spur action on helping more immigrants gain the benefits of living, working and growing in rural communities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will outline challenges and opportunities of rural immigration
  • Participants will explore how to integrate evidence-based research into practice
  • Participants reimagine immigrant attraction/career supports in rural communities

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Julie Rodier

Senior Research Associate, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC)
Julie Rodier has 10+ years of experience in research and evaluation. Much of Julie's work focuses on ensuring the vitality of French-language minority communities, improving employment for newcomers, and improving access to post-secondary education.
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Cameron Moser

Director of Services and Program Development, ACCES Employment
Cameron Moser has spent the past 15 years supporting the career aspirations of newcomers to Canada. He is currently focused on pre-arrival employment services, integrated evidence-based research into programming and supporting rural immigration.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Unmasking Imposter Syndrome
Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon where high-achievers think they're inadequate or incapable, despite their accomplishments. It is estimated to impact 70% of people in their lifetime, yet it is often still misunderstood. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of their imposter syndrome origin story, build confidence to take on new assignments and make a greater contribution in the workplace.

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Greguyschka Félix

Founder, Behavioral Change Expert, Greguyschka
Greguyschka Félix is a behavioural expert who shares tangible skills using evidence-based methods to beat imposter syndrome and improve communication, including her insights on how people navigate and cultivate relational intelligence towards well-being and success.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Work-integrated Learning in a Post-Pandemic World
Work Integrated Learning is changing in response to pandemic-induced shifts towards remote work and broader labour market trends in workplace culture and location. HEQCO surveyed employers, WIL administrators and students to learn about evolutions in WIL practice and experience. Findings from the survey provide insights regarding challenges and opportunities in remote/hybrid WIL. These findings can help inform WIL's future.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Best practices for remote WIL
  • Where challenges remain in remote WIL
  • Employer, student and WIL administrator perspectives on the remote shift

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Amy Kaufman

Director, Policy, Research and System Improvement, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)
Amy Kaufman is a Director of Research and Policy at HEQCO who focuses on post-secondary education system design and improvement. Amy has 20 years of experience in policy development, government relations and institutional accountability.
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Ken Chatoor

Senior Researcher, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)
Ken Chatoor is a Senior Researcher at HEQCO who works on universal design for learning, social mobility and work-integrated learning. He has led projects on students with disabilities, first generation students and apprenticeships.
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Lena Balata

Researcher, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)
Lena Balata is a Researcher at HEQCO who is passionate about supporting equity of access in post-secondary education for underrepresented groups. Lena has worked to develop policies and procedures that support student transfer pathways and success.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Working Together to Support Youth Work Abroad Experiences
International Experience Canada allows Canadians aged 18-35 to obtain a work permit to work and travel for up to two years in one of Canada's partner countries. As a reciprocal program, youth citizens from these countries can do the same in Canada. Hear from IEC youth ambassadors about how this cultural program supports the outbound mobility of Canadian youth.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding of the youth mobility arrangements available through IEC
  • Youth mobility partnerships and how they can be leveraged
  • Opportunities to work together so youth are aware of IEC

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Daniel Pang

Policy Analyst, International Experience Canada
Daniel Pang is a Policy Analyst with International Experience Canada (IEC) at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. He is the lead on marketing and promotion for the IEC.

Maggie Darling

Youth Ambassador, International Experience Canada, IRCC, Government of Canada
Maggie Darling is a Youth Ambassador for International Experience Canada at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Her background is in communications and public relations which she developed during a year living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Mikaela Vandell

Youth Ambassador, International Experience Canada, IRCC, Government of Canada
Mikaela Vandell is a Youth Ambassador for International Experience Canada. She's a Dene and Inuvialuit woman from the Northwest Territories and has been studying for her bachelor's degree in Indigenous studies at Vancouver Island University.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Young Professionals and the Transition into the Workforce
This session will present findings from a research study that aimed to better understand the experiences of young professionals transitioning from post-secondary education into the workforce. A number of challenges and employer actions were identified as being especially relevant to the transition experience. The presentation will present these challenges and actions, along with important context.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain an understanding of the challenges young professionals face.
  • Gain an understanding of what contributes to these challenges.
  • Gain an understanding of ways to support young professionals.

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Hannah James

Impact Student Intern, Centre for Employment Innovation
Hannah James is in her final year at St. Francis Xavier University, completing a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health. She is working as the Impact Student Intern for the Centre for Employment Innovation.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(Séance sur demande diffusée) Accès au soi en contexte de counseling de carrière
« Je ne sais pas ce que je veux » voilà un constat souvent entendu par les professionnels en counseling de carrière, alors que la majorité des gens qui consultent en orientation manifestent un niveau de détresse psychologique élevé. Cette présentation abordera le rôle de l'accès au soi pour guider la prise de décision, incluant ses antécédents et retombées.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Connaître le concept d'accès au soi en contexte de carrière
  • Identifier les antécédents et les prédicteurs de l'accès au soi
  • Cibler les retombées de l'accès au soi sur le bien-être

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Gabrielle Beaupré

Doctorante en éducation, Université du Québec à Montréal
Gabrielle Beaupré est doctorante en éducation à l'UQAM et conseillère d'orientation. Ses intérêts de recherche portent sur l'accès au soi, la présence attentive et la motivation envers les objectifs de carrière.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

(Seance sur demande diffusée) L'approche ludique comme moteur d'exploration et d'introspection
On sait depuis longtemps que le jeu permet d'intégrer les apprentissages. Comment en tirer profit dans un contexte de développement vocationnel? Cet atelier permettra de découvrir plusieurs façons d'intégrer le jeu dans le cadre d'une démarche d'orientation, autant chez les tout-petits qu'auprès de jeunes adultes.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • S'initier à l'approche ludique
  • Comprendre le rôle du jeu en développement vocationnel
  • Découvrir de nouveaux outils

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Lucie Demers

Directrice éditoriale, c.o., Septembre éditeur
Lucie Demers (c.o.) a joint l'équipe de Septembre éditeur en 2012. En plus de codiriger la maison d'édition depuis 2017, elle accompagne les auteurs de publications et collabore au développement de projets numériques.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 EST

12:00 EST

Tuesday January 24, 2023 12:00 - 12:30 EST

12:30 EST

Spark! Session | Séance Spark!
Conquering Fears, Building Resilience and Skyrocketing Potential

Drawing from his personal journey of overcoming adversity, from holding back immensely due to a debilitating stutter to performing on stages worldwide, Joze Piranian will deliver his concrete blueprint for confronting challenges, building unshakeable resilience, defeating the discomfort of learning new skills to thrive, and reframing our relationship with fears in order to thrive amidst uncertainty. Moreover, Joze will share mental wellness strategies and empowering mindset shifts with actionable steps. The transformational insights of his award-winning talk will be infused with comedic moments

Spark! is the Cannexus-version of TED Talks. You will have the opportunity to listen to a unique speaker who will “spark” you to think differently about your work.

Vaincre ses peurs, renforcer la résilience et faire monter son potentiel en flèche

Joze Piranian s’est inspiré de son parcours personnel face à l’adversité. Souffrant auparavant d’un bégaiement très handicapant, il évolue désormais sur des scènes du monde entier et présentera son plan concret pour relever les défis, développer une résilience inébranlable, vaincre l’inconfort lié à l’apprentissage de nouvelles compétences et redéfinir notre perception des peurs afin de nous épanouir malgré l’incertitude. Joze abordera également des stratégies de bien-être mental et de changements d’état d’esprit stimulants, avec des mesures réalisables. Les idées transformatives présentées dans sa conférence primée sont accompagnées de touches d’humour.

Il s’agit de la version Cannexus des conférences TED. Vous aurez l’occasion d’entendre une allocution qui pourrait vous amener à penser différemment à votre travail.

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Joze Piranian

Global Inclusion & Resilience Speaker l Conférencier mondial sur l’inclusion et la résilience
Joze Piranian is a lifelong stutterer turned Forbes and TED-featured global speaker on inclusion and resilience. Born and raised in Lebanon, Joze avoided speaking for more than 25 years out of the fear of being judged for being different. Then, everything changed. He won the Inspirational... Read More →

Tuesday January 24, 2023 12:30 - 13:20 EST

13:15 EST

Presentation of Wileman Award | Remise du prix Wileman
CERIC’s Etta St. John Wileman Award is designed to recognize and celebrate individuals who have devoted their lives to enhancing the field of career development.

The latest recipient of the prestigious Wileman Award was previously announced as Lynne Bezanson, Executive Director Emeritus of the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF). Lynne was recognized for a remarkable career, devoting herself to strengthening the reach and impact of career development in Canada and internationally.

Lynne will now be presented with the award in-person in Ottawa at the Cannexus23 conference.

The award is given in the name of Etta St. John Wileman, a champion and crusader of career, work and workplace development in Canada in the early 20th century.

Le prix Etta St. John Wileman du CERIC vise à souligner et à célébrer l’apport des personnes qui ont consacré toute leur vie à améliorer le domaine du développement de carrière.

Le prestigieux prix Wileman a déjà été décerné à Lynne Bezanson, directrice générale émérite de la Fondation canadienne pour le développement de la carrière (FCDC). Lynne a reçu ce prix en reconnaissance de sa remarquable carrière à renforcer la portée et l’incidence du développement de carrière au Canada et à l’international.

Lynne recevra maintenant le prix en personne à Ottawa lors du congrès Cannexus23.

Ce prix rend hommage à Etta St John Wileman, championne et militante du développement de carrière, du travail et du milieu du travail au Canada au début du XXe siècle.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 13:15 - 13:30 EST

13:30 EST

Tuesday January 24, 2023 13:30 - 13:45 EST

13:45 EST

Addressing the Skills Awareness Gap Through On-campus Employment
Employers indicate many new graduates lack career readiness to enter the workforce due to a skills gap. It is more likely a skills awareness gap, with graduates unaware/unable to articulate the skills gained through experiences. With RBC Future Launch funding, Memorial University redesigned on-campus employment to increase skills awareness. Presenters will share program changes and findings captured over multiple semesters.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will identify actions to increase students' skills awareness
  • Participants will examine on-campus employment as a high-impact practice
  • Participants will examine data related to the skills debate

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Danielle Jackson

Manager (Acting), Memorial University
Danielle Jackson has over 12 years' experience in the areas of student engagement, employer outreach and career advising.
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Jennifer Browne

Director, Student Life, Memorial University
Jennifer Browne is Director of Student Life at Memorial University. She has spent her career supporting student success and actively researching the impact of on-campus employment as a high-impact practice for skills acquisition.
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Lisa Russell

Associate Director, Student Life, Memorial University
Lisa Russell has been immersed in the work of experiential learning and student success for 20 years. This has fuelled her passion for excellence, commitment to students, and her relentless drive for enhancement and innovation.
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Mher Mardoyan

On-Campus Employment Co-ordinator, Memorial University

Tuesday January 24, 2023 13:45 - 14:30 EST

13:45 EST

Hiring Across All Spectrums: Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ Jobseekers
Barriers to employment for 2SLGBTQIA+ people continue to be high in Canada despite the creation of legal protections. During this session presented by Pride at Work Canada we will review current barriers to employment for 2SLGBTQIA+ jobseekers are in Canada. The session will also cover legal rights of jobseekers, and how to advocate for a more inclusive workplace environment.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ jobseekers
  • How to build an inclusive workplace
  • How to support 2SLGBTQIA+ jobseekers advocate

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Jade Pichette

Director of Programs, Pride at Work Canada / Fierté au travail Canada
Jade Pichette (they/them) is an inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility professional who serves as Director of Programs at Pride at Work Canada where they work with employers around gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 13:45 - 14:30 EST

13:45 EST

How a Continuum of Learning Continues to Learn
Student success is dependent on navigating a disconnected, disjointed set of systems from early childhood through to post-secondary education and employment. We convened cross-sector experts to talk about how broken our systems are, and how we can work together to start fixing it. In this session, we'll share what we've learned and give you the opportunity to teach us something more.

Learning Outcomes:
  • A disruptive perspective on the public education system
  • Questions to ask youth in your lives
  • Resources to talk about the continuum with your networks

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Robin Liu Hopson

Director, Policy and Research, People for Education
Robin Liu has worn many hats in the field of education: classroom teacher, public policy researcher, published author, and curriculum designer. She is currently the Director of Policy and Research at People for Educaiton.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 13:45 - 14:30 EST

13:45 EST

Self-care for Career Development Practitioners
This presentation focuses on a review of the challenges faced by career professionals by the nature of their work (including stress, compassion fatigue and burnout), and how to identify symptoms within themselves. Based on current research, the emphasis of this presentation is on the development of practical self-care and personal wellness strategies as an ethical imperative to remain competent as practitioners.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the challenges of working in a helping field
  • Identify stress, compassion fatigue and burnout in self and others
  • Learn key building blocks of self-care strategies to build resilience

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Michael Sorsdahl

Psychologist/Educator, Juvenation Wellness
Michael Sorsdahl is a practicing psychologist, educator, author and is the founder of Juvenation Wellness providing counselling, coaching and education to residents of BC and Alberta.
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Michael Partridge

Career Counsellor/Coach, Juvenation Wellness
Mich Partridge is an award-winning career practitioner, author and a member of the BC Career Development Association Board of Directors.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 13:45 - 14:30 EST

13:45 EST

Social-emotional Skills for Career Development Service Providers | Les compétences socioémotionnelles que doivent acquérir les prestataires de services de développement de carrière
In this presentation, AWES and partner, RAD Science Solutions, will discuss the initial findings related to building reliable measures for the new Skills for Success domains of collaboration, communication, adaptability, and creativity. Through the Guided Pathways project, 100 career practitioners and 500 clients will have used the pool of test items. This presentation will discuss the findings.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify sub-skills within collaboration, communication, adaptability and creativity
  • Understand how science-based assessment of skills can inform pedagogical content
  • Learn the value of testing skills for matching employment goals

Dans cette présentation, AWES et son partenaire, RAD Science Solutions, discuteront des premiers résultats liés à l’établissement de mesures fiables pour les nouveaux domaines du cadre « Compétences pour réussir » : la collaboration, la communication, l’adaptabilité et la créativité. À la fin du projet Guided Pathways, 100 intervenants en développement de carrière et 500 clients auront utilisé le bassin d’éléments pilotes. Cette présentation portera sur les résultats de ce projet.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Déterminer les compétences de base en matière de collaboration, de communication, d’adaptabilité et de créativité
  • Comprendre comment l’évaluation scientifique des compétences peut éclairer le contenu pédagogique
  • Découvrir l’importance de l’examen de compétences pour assurer l’adéquation entre ces dernières et les objectifs d’emploi

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Cindy Messaros

Executive Director | Directeur général, Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society
Cindy Messaros, Executive Director of AWES since 2008, creates organizational change through innovative employment and essential skills advocacy. She has been in the field of employment initiatives for over 30 years.Cindy Messaros, directrice générale de l’AWES depuis 2008, crée... Read More →
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Micah Myers

Co-founder, Director Operations | Cofondatrice et directrice des opérations, RAD Science Solutions
Micah Myers is a co-founder at RAD Science, heading up operations and business development. Her experience includes K-12 assessment, global university preparation programs, and development and delivery of both cognitive and noncognitive international workforce solutions.Micah Myers... Read More →
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Richard Roberts

Co-founder, Director | Cofondateur et directeur, RAD Science Solutions
Richard Roberts is co-founder at RAD Science. He specializes in developing science-based interventions and assessments. Working in industry and academics, Richard has published a dozen books and 200+ peer-review articles on these topics in diverse sub-disciplines.Richard Roberts est... Read More →
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Tamara Jorgic

Director of Projects | Directrice de projet, Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society
Tamara Jorgic is the Director of Projects with AWES. Over the years, she has lead programs and initiatives in the fields of adult learning, essential skills, literacy and ESL/LINC.Tamara Jorgic est directrice de projet à l’AWES. Au fil des ans, elle a dirigé des programmes et... Read More →

Tuesday January 24, 2023 13:45 - 14:30 EST

14:30 EST

Break, Hallway Meetings | Pause, rencontres informelles
These video-based group (4-5 people) matchmaking sessions take place during one break each day. If you sign up for Hallway Meetings, CERIC will randomly match you with other attendees and schedule the Zoom Meeting in your personal schedule in the virtual conference platform. Attendees interested in participating in Hallway Meetings can sign up when they register on the Cannexus registration form.

Il s’agit de séances vidéo de jumelage avec un groupe de 4-5 participants qui ont lieu pendant une pause chaque jour. Si vous vous inscrivez aux réunions informelles, le CERIC vous jumellera au hasard avec un groupe des participants et inscrira une réunion Zoom à votre calendrier personnel dans la plateforme virtuelle du congrès. Les participants souhaitant prendre part aux rencontres informelles peuvent s’y inscrire au moment de remplir le formulaire d’inscription au congrès Cannexus.

Tuesday January 24, 2023 14:30 - 15:00 EST

15:00 EST

Keynote Address | Allocution: Working it Out: How to be Ready for the Redefined World of Work | Comment se préparer à évoluer dans un monde du travail redéfini
The pandemic has upturned our economy and our lives, and it has upturned work as well. We can work anywhere if we choose and that is a huge and dramatic development that many organizations are still not ready to navigate. As well, a series of megatrends including climate change, demographics and the fourth industrial revolution are about to disrupt work and force further changes. What should we expect and how should we get ready for what is ahead? In this presentation based on her upcoming book of the same title, economist and futurist Linda Nazareth gives you a succinct preview of what comes next and how to best get ready for a future of work that looks little like the past.

La pandémie a bouleversé notre économie et nos vies, mais le monde du travail également. Nous pouvons désormais travailler de n’importe où si nous le souhaitons, et il s’agit d’un changement considérable et radical auquel de nombreuses organisations ne sont pas encore prêtes à faire face. En outre, une série de grandes tendances, qui concernent notamment les changements climatiques, la démographie et la quatrième révolution industrielle, sont sur le point de bouleverser le monde du travail et d’imposer de nouveaux changements. À quoi s’attendre et comment se préparer pour l’avenir? Dans cette présentation fondée sur son prochain livre intitulé Working it Out: How to be Ready for the Redefined World of Work, l’économiste et futurologue Linda Nazareth présente un aperçu de ce qui va suivre et de la meilleure façon de se préparer à un avenir du travail qui ne ressemblera guère au passé.

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Linda Nazareth

Economist and Author | Économiste, futurologue et experte de l’avenir du travail
Linda Nazareth is an economist, futurist and expert on the future of work. The author of four books, the most recent of which is Work Is Not a Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy (2018) she is also a regular columnist for The Globe and Mail and CBC Metro... Read More →

Tuesday January 24, 2023 15:00 - 16:30 EST

16:00 EST

FRANCOPHONE MEETUP : Rencontre virtuelle et discussions entre acteurs de l’orientation et du développement de carrière : grand réseautage franco-canadien animé par le CERIC et l'AQPPDC
Le format hybride de Cannexus nous offre de nouveau l’opportunité d’organiser une rencontre virtuelle entre francophones et francophiles du secteur venant des quatre coins du pays et d’au-delà.  

Cette séance virtuelle sera l’occasion de discuter, réfléchir et d’échanger ensemble sur notre pratique en tant que spécialiste francophone de la carrière (défis, enjeux, similitudes, etc.). C’est LE réseautage francophone de Cannexus que vous ne voulez pas manquer, à travers lequel vous serez accompagné dans le partage de votre réalité, afin d’apprendre et de grandir ensemble. 

Plan de la rencontre :  
  • Courtes présentations des organismes organisateurs : CERIC et l’AQPDDC 
  • Séance de réseautage et conversations thématiques en sous-groupe 
    • Rôle et identité des praticiens de carrière, qu’est ce qui a changé et comment s’y adapter 
    • Impacts sur la collaboration et réseautage entre praticiens de carrière - Comment vos besoins/préférences de réseautage ont changé? 
  • Retour en grand groupe et échange collectif par le biais de Mentimeter  
  • Mots de clôture et partage de contacts 
Avantages de participer :  
  • Faire une pause 100% francophone pendant Cannexus23! 
  • Élargir votre réseau de contacts en revoyant ou rencontrant de nouveaux collègues francophones d’à travers le pays et d’au-delà  
  • S’engager dans des discussions thématiques passionnantes en lien avec votre réalité en tant que praticien de carrière 
  • Échanger sur vos réalités et apprendre des uns et des autres 

Conseils de participation :
  • Comme tout évènement de réseautage, soyez prêts à présenter votre organisation et votre parcours en quelques minutes (quelques mots : votre nom, titre professionnel, nom de l’organisation que vous représentez, région du Canada que vous desservez, missions/valeurs, etc.)  
  • Nous vous invitons à avoir avec vous les coordonnées et liens (sites internet, réseaux sociaux, etc.) de ceux-ci, pour le partager si vous le souhaitez en fin de rencontre. 
  • Enfin, préparez-vous à utiliser votre cellulaire ou ordinateur durant la session pour vous rendre sur www.menti.com. Nous utiliserons cet outil collaboratif lors de la rencontre. 

Présentateurs : 
  • Maxime Dumais, conseiller d’orientation, coach et membre professionnel de l’AQPDDC, président-fondateur de Création Carrière 
  • Cyrielle Filias, Chef Programmes, apprentissage et développement, CERIC 
  • Amélie Almonacil, Spécialiste, Réseautage avec les partenaires, Marketing et communications, CERIC 

Pour rejoindre et participer à la rencontre, veuillez RSVP à l'événement ici. Vous nous rejoindrez ensuite de la même manière que pour les autres séances de Cannexus, c'est-à-dire en vous connectant à votre profil Cannexus et en cliquant sur "Joindre la réunion" depuis la plateforme.
Au plaisir de vous voir nombreux vous joindre à nous! 
L'équipe du CERIC et de l’AQPDDC. 

Tuesday January 24, 2023 16:00 - 17:30 EST

16:00 EST

16:00 EST

STUDENT MEETUP: Connecting Beyond Studies: Opportunities in the Career Development Field
This meetup is designed to provide students in the career development field a chance to connect with each other, as well as to learn about CERIC's resources and programs and how to benefit from and integrate them into their career paths. (Hint: You'll want to have known this sooner! )

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Norman Valdez

Director, Technology and Design, Marketing and Communications, CERIC
Norman Valdez is the Director, Technology and Design, Marketing and Communication at CERIC. He has over a decade and half experience in digital marketing and years of experience as an educator.
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Alexandra Manoliu

Manager, Research Initiatives, CERIC
Alexandra Manoliu is the Manager, Research Initiatives, at CERIC. Her responsibilities include advancing the national research goals and funding priorities of CERIC. Alexandra brings more than seven years of experience in research and knowledge dissemination in both academic and not-for-profit... Read More →

Tuesday January 24, 2023 16:00 - 17:30 EST
Wednesday, January 25

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) A Catalyst for Accessibility: Innovating Experiential Learning Programs
A presentation on the development and implementation of provincially funded Experiential Learning Programs (ELPs) for post-secondary students with disabilities. Hear presenters from three separate institutions discuss the Accessible ELP unique to their regions. Discover their job development strategies, setbacks and solutions, lessons learned and the unexpected benefits of the post-pandemic job market for job seekers with disabilities.

Learning Objectives:
  • How to create accessible ELPs in a changing labour market
  • Understand the benefits of hiring students with disabilities
  • Review variations in rural vs urban ELP opportunities

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Emily Duffett

Co-ordinator- Work Integrated Learning, Accessible Learning Services, Acadia University
Emily Duffett is the Co-ordinator for the Work-Integrated Learning Program for Accessible Learning Services at Acadia University. Through this she has developed the WIL Program and assists students and employers with employment related needs.
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Kimberly Drisdelle

Accessibility Employment Co-ordinator, Nova Scotia Community College
Kimberly Drisdelle is a passionate Accessibility Employment Co-ordinator with the Nova Scotia Community College. Through this unique, provide-wide position, she supports students with disabilities in finding meaningful employment in their industries and in their communities.
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Nicholas Collishaw

Employment Specialist - Accessibility, Cape Breton University
Nicholas Collishaw holds a Bachelor of Arts Community Studies and a Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University. Areas of interest include continuing education, student retention and experiential learning.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Adapting Skills for Success for Marginalized Groups
Skills for Success helps create opportunities for foundational and transferable skills training to support Canadians to adapt to changing labour market needs. To ensure adequate supports are in place for the most vulnerable population groups, SFS has undertaken research projects to better identify specific needs. Join us to learn more about how practitioners are working to address these.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the learning needs of marginalized populations
  • Identifying key approaches for gender-based analysis (GBA+)
  • Highlighting key approaches of several specific sectors

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Cam Nguyen

Senior Research Associate, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC)
Cam Nguyen is knowledgeable in employment and skills training, adult learning, workplace training, and economic integration of disadvantaged groups. She co-authored the research report to support the launch of Skills for Success in 2019.
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Angela Briscoe

Director of Government Relations, Frontier College
Angela Briscoe is well-versed in working with various levels of government on program and policy priorities related to education and training, workforce development projects and northern and Indigenous communities, as well as in program evaluation
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Adam Morrison

President and CEO | Président et directeur général, Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC) |
Adam Morrison is CEO of the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC), a workforce development organization that offers evidence-based consulting, data solutions, award-winning training and insightful research.Adam’s commitment to workforce innovation has resulted in a broad... Read More →
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Pamela Tetarenko

Associate Director, Douglas College
Pam Tetarenko is a Skills for Success leader and has developed and managed local, national and international projects. Pam holds a master’s of education in work and learning and is a Certified Career Development Practitioner.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Anchoring Mentorship to Workforce Development Programs
WoodGreen Community Services has implemented mentoring to programs that focus on workforce development for newcomers and women so that they may have support in alleviating the feeling of isolation as they navigate a new labour market. This presentation shares the evaluation findings of the effects of mentorship in supporting marginalized communities in their search for meaningful work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Best practices when delivering mentorship to internationally trained professionals
  • Identify the characteristics of mentorship programs for women in male-dominated careers
  • Describe the importance of wrap-around services in mentor-based programs

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Azfar Islam

Manager, Workforce Development Community, Woodgreen Community Services
Azfar Islam knows and understands the complexity of poverty rooted issues in marginalized communities.This is his eighth year working in service deliveries and has taken part in mentor-based programs for his entire career.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Anticipating a Successful Launch from Incarceration
Correctional institutions have long provided vocational programming to prepare inmates for successful transitioning into their communities. Yet recidivism, a common measure of correctional program effectiveness, remains high. Employers of ex-inmates cite lack of soft skills as the main impediment to durable employment. By embedding soft skill training into its curriculum, NCircle is using a novel method to change outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Challenges facing ex-inmates in seeking sustainable employment
  • Creating partnerships with employers
  • Measuring program effectiveness and how to track client progress

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Mukhtar Rahemtulla

CEO, ERS Scale Inc.
Mukhtar Rahemtulla is the CEO of ERS Scale. He is also a Board member of several non-profit international development organizations. He holds a BASc. in electrical engineering and an MBA from UBC.
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Heather Rolin

Co-Founder & Consultant, Goshen Consulting Inc
Heather Rolin is the co-founder of Goshen Consultants. Goshen provides employment counselling and programs, outreach, lifeskills, mentorship and residential programs. Goshen serves individuals with disabilities, multiple barriers, youth, and those experiencing homelessness, poverty... Read More →
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Lee Jost

Executive Director, NCircle
Lee Jost is founder and Executive Director of NCircle. For the past decade, Lee has worked to provide data-driven solutions to support successful workforce engagement for those returning to society post-incarceration.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Build an Online Personal Brand for Counsellors
This presentation shares benefits and methods to help a career counsellor build an online personal brand. The presentation helps viewers understand how to make the most of existing social media platforms to reach more customers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Benefits of building an online personal brand
  • 5 steps to build an effective online personal brand
  • Method to build a target public profiles

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Tuan Anh Le

Career Manager, TopCV Vietnam
Tuan Anh Le is Career Manager at TopCV – the #1 recruitment platform in Vietnam. One of the first generation of career practitioners in Vietnam, Tuan Anh published four books with 16,000 copies about personal branding and career development.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Career Integration for Job-ready Post-secondary Graduates
In 2016, Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology introduced integrated career services in every post-secondary program, resulting in every MITT student having career conversation as a part of their certificate or diploma program. In this session, we will outline the opportunities this presents for international and domestic post-secondary students, and ways to implement training in all programs on campus.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn what skills employers are looking for from post-secondary students
  • Learn different methods to implement training for all students
  • Gain ideas and strategies to establish an integrated career framework

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David Driver

Acting Co-ordinator, Career Development Services, Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology
David Driver has been with MITT since 2012, and helps students develop industry-specific work skills and career development skills for their future careers. David holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Closing the Skills Gap with Co-curricular Micro Experiences
Micro-ExP was designed as an ideal solution for early-year undergraduate students with no prior work experience who missed out on career-building opportunities due to COVID-19. Access to this free co-curricular WIL program allowed students to build essential career skills, develop networks and provide asynchronous experience in just one week.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify resources for micro-programs incorporating practical career training/experience
  • Create an online community through the Community of Inquiry framework
  • Assess participants' career confidence and interest in future career readiness

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Amelia Slone

Skills Development Advisor, McGill University - Career Planning Service
A Skills Development Advisor with 10+ years of training and change management experience, Amelia Slone's work focuses on creating meaningful student employment experiences by offering strategic onboarding and career skills training based on experiential learning and reflection.
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Darlene Hnatchuk

Director, McGill University - Career Planning Service
Darlene Hnatchuk, MSc, is Director, CaPS, McGill University. A connecter, she develops and nurtures relationships internally and externally to pave the way for new experiential learning opportunities to support student career readiness and development.
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Karla Perez

Industry Liaison Associate, McGill University - Career Planning Service
Karla Perez, Industry Liaison, creates micro-WIL opportunities to connect students with our industry partners. She previously worked as a business instructor and educational content developer where she developed and managed internships and graduate projects.
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Lina Di Genova

Director of Strategy, Assessment and Evaluation, McGill University - Student Services
Dr. Lina Di Genova is the Director, Strategy, Assessment and Evaluation in Student Services at McGill University. She is a licensed organizational psychologist and accredited change management practitioner with 20+ years' experience translating data into action.
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Susan Ajersch

Associate Director, Career and Professional Development, McGill University - Career Planning Service
Susan Ajersch, MEd, Associate Director, CaPS, McGill University: An experienced educational developer, with expertise in curriculum and program development within higher education institutions. Susan is specialized in experiential learning and career and workplace skills development... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) EDI: The Importance of a Brave Space
I will go over the importance of creating a brave safe space for individuals to come to when engaging in their career and job search. Students engage more and partake in an environment that puts them at ease so that they can share stories of their job search journey, ask for additional help when needed, and listen and network.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Safe confidential environment leads to more engagement
  • Students thrive in an environment focused on them
  • More networking and employer engagement

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Angeli Mehrotra

EDI Employment Engagement Specialist, University of Guelph
Angeli Mehrotra is mixed between Indian and Caucasian, and has worked in employment and EDI for over 10 years. Angeli has always realized the importance of inclusion, accommodations and accessibility and equity in work and school.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Foundational Learning - Addressing the Skills Gap
One in five adult Canadians have inadequate or below-average literacy skills. The literacy gap is not limited to English as a Second Language. Literacy is the great enabler and the foundation on which more sophisticated skills are built. There are people without jobs and jobs without people. Knowledge of foundational learning can bridge the skills and employment gap.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define foundation learning as it applies to skills gap
  • Define trauma and resilience for creating safe learning
  • Learn about pathways to upskill for foundational learners

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Rochelle Galeski

Co-ordinator, Medicine Hat College
Rochelle Galeski is the Co-ordinator of Adult Basic Literacy, Medicine Hat College, Red Cross Certified Psychological First Aid Instructor and a foundational learning consultant for organizations wishing to bridge the skills and employment gap.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) From Brain Injury to Thriving: Getting Encouraged
In this session, I will be discussing my journey from brain injury in Grade 12 to finding work and a purpose. I hope to provide ideas for people who need to get out of a place of confusion and feeling in a rut, to finding hope and purpose.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discovering your superpower
  • Finding your voice
  • Learning to soar during difficult times

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Brent Pudsey

Employment Coach Freelance, Canadian Mental Health Association Winnipeg/Manitoba Branch
A survivor of brain tumor surgery and a career practitioner, Brent Pudsey is an engaging speaker with an important message about the inclusion of persons with disabilities into the Canadian labour market.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Future-proofing Students Through Work-integrated Learning
Colleges and institutes are at the forefront of educational change. We provide lifelong, skills-based learning and training opportunities that are highly accessible and rooted in employer needs. We are champions of work-integrated learning through internships, on-the-job learning, and applied research that provides students with hands-on experiences to jump-start their careers. We are vital to making Canada future-proof.

Learning Outcomes:
  • A deeper understanding of the applied research ecosystem in Canada
  • Learning what it means to be futureproof
  • Introduction to CICan programs supporting student success

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Denise Amyot

President, Colleges and Institutes Canada
Denise Amyot is President & CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada, the voice of Canada's colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education in over 25 countries.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Inclusive Career Education in New Brunswick
Learn about New Brunswick's journey in addressing career education inequities' and the development of a new
model for an inclusive pre-K to 12th grade career development framework.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How a career education framework can be inclusive
  • How NB is a model for OECD Career Readiness research
  • The role of career guidance in addressing inequitites

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Tricia Berry

Learning Specialist for Universal Design for Career Education, The NB Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Tricia Berry is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Learning Specialist with the New Brunswick Government. Her work includes career guidance, teacher development within post-secondary education programs, and, currently, provincial advancement of career education K-12.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Leveraging Experiential and Informal Learning: Creating a Currency
Formal schooling is not the only (or the most powerful) way to develop skills, explore potential careers or gain relevant experience. HOWEVER, many youth don't know how to translate their experience into a currency that employers, schools and scholarship grantors use. Come learn why BIPOC youth sign up with CanGap to authenticate their gap year and how they benefit.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover why BIPOC youth benefit from third-party skill authentication
  • Understand multiple methods to foster self-awareness of informal skill development
  • Practice connecting youth experiential learning to tangible career development practices

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Michelle Dittmer

President & Co-Founder, Canadian Gap Year Association
Combining youth's need for experiential learning and developing reflective and values-aligned practices, Michelle Dittmer, an educator, founded the Canadian Gap Year Association as a solution to mental health, lack of clarity and the skill gap.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Meeting Diverse Needs with Strength-Based, Learner-Centred, Trauma-Aware Practice
Most career development focuses on the "What." What's the curriculum? What is this person missing? Change it Up (CiU) shifts focus to the "How." How to deliver content? How to approach career development? How to help learners recognize their existing strengths. Make a difference! You're invited to experience the CiU approach and learn about the ESDC-sponsored online professional development.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Why your approach matters even more than your content
  • Why the Change it Up approach works
  • How to access the Change It Up professional development, free

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Heather MacTaggart

Executive Director, Classroom Connections
Heather MacTaggart founded Classroom Connections in 1997 to create education systems that are more human-centred, holistic and optimally designed to serve marginalized and rationalized learners. The latest project cascades professional development to serve thousands of Canadians... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Onboarding: The Key to Successfully Integrating Immigrant Workers
Throughout Canada, employers promote immigration as the key to filling vacant positions. But getting the workers is only a small part of the challenge. Immigration is only successful when workers integrate into their workplaces. This session presents the insights from a recent study of the onboarding of immigrant workers into small and medium enterprises in non-gateway communities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Working with newcomer and refugee communities
  • Distinguish the onboarding needs of different categories of immigrant workers
  • Distinguish onboarding needs of all workers from those of immigrants

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Alicia Piechowiak

PhD Candidate, Concordia University
Alicia Piechowiak is Project Director of Groupe Engram and a PhD candidate at Concordia University. She is currently completing a study of the integration of immigrant workers that is funded by the Future Skills Centre.
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Saul Carliner

Professor, Concordia University
Saul Carliner is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Education at Concordia University, President of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education, and co-author of Career Anxiety: Guidance Through Tough Times.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Person-Centered Care & Information Dense Environments
The Rogerian person-centered therapy has found its usefulness in career development spaces. However, practising active listening is challenging in information-dense environments. We aim to tackle two such scenarios: career development workshops and one-on-one appointments where CD practitioners are expected to provide core information for their clients to thrive in their careers while simultaneously maintaining a care-filled, empathetic space.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Applying a person-centered approach in information-dense environments
  • Understanding diverse clients' needs and providing accurate and necessary support
  • Applying active listening in both workshops and one-on-one appointments

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Vanya Gnaniah

Career Advisor, University of Waterloo
Vanya Gnaniah (she/her) is an Undergraduate Career Advisor at the Centre for Career Action at the University of Waterloo. She is also an International PhD Scholar at the Department of English Language and Literature, UWaterloo.
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Alicia Flatt

Career Advisor, University of Waterloo
Alicia Flatt (she/her) holds a master's degree in higher education from the University of Toronto, CDP diploma from Conestoga College, and worked in student services for over a decade, currently at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Re-entry Moms: Untapped Talent at its Finest
In the age of pandemic-induced resume gaps + global skills gaps, re-entry moms are prime untapped talent. Recent employer surveys reveal an increased preference to hire candidates with soft skills to meet "culture fit" and a willingness to hire/train candidates with promising transferrable skills. This data paints a clear picture of the caregivers who comprised the bulk of the "she-cession."

Learning Outcomes:
  • Moms have gaps #gapscreateNextGentalent. Can we acknowledge this unpaid work?
  • Be curious about resume gaps: Interview parents with transferrable skills
  • Childcare shortages mean moms/parents need flexible, part-time or remote arrangements

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Rebecca Tromsness

Workforce Re-Entry & Job Search Educator / Resume Gap Whisperer, Rebecca Joy @ joybeforework.com
I'm a full-time caregiver mama‚ "turned re-entry prospect," turned entrepreneur & educator. After years moonlighting as a copy editor, resume-polisher and research junkie, I help fellow caregiver parents land call-backs against crappy odds.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Review of JEDI's Indigenous Reconciliation Employer Action Plan
A look at JEDI's Indigenous Reconciliation Employer Action Plan, the research, findings, tools and best practices. Examining the process for the project and how the outcomes will structure the future of Indigenous career development in New Brunswick.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Barriers to employment and how it affects career opportunities
  • The research methodologies and findings of the IREAP project
  • Tools and best practices for career development of Indigenous peoples

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Nisa Kennedy

Provincial Indigenous Employment Co-ordinator, Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI)
Nisa Kennedy is a Wolastoqiyik woman and mother who works as the Joint Economic Development Initiative's Provincial Indigenous Employment Co-ordinator. Her role works closely with employment training officers, industry partners, and she is passionate about Indigenous inclusion.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) STEM Hands-on Learning for Career Development
The pandemic has created a two-year gap and one of the main sufferers has been hands-on STEM learning. Using basic STEM hands-on learning practices, Science North will showcase two projects that aim to put experiential learning at the forefront of career exploration. This session will highlight engaging activities that students experience with our programs and our industry partners.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Benefit of involving industry partners in student programming
  • How to use hands-on learning to promote STEM careers
  • Utilizing sector specific real-world challenges as an engagement tool

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Tina Leduc

Senior Manager - Informal STEM Programs, Science North
Tina Leduc is the Senior Manager of Informal STEM Learning for Science North. She leads the informal education initiatives that engage students through camp programs, after school learning and other interest-based programs throughout Northern Ontario.
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Sarah Chisnell

Senior Manager - STEM Education, Science North
Sarah Chisnell is the Senior Manager STEM Education at Science North. She leads the programming with the formal education system and is responsible for overall student and teacher engagement throughout Northern Ontario.
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Joseph Bertrand

Founder/Director, Maker North Inc.
Joseph Bertrand is the founder of Maker North. Maker North created a curriculum to educate youth using 3D technology. This group is intent on solving local problems using the latest technology, This included developing and manufacturing face shields during the pandemic.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Stop & Go Group Counselling: A Practical Handbook
Stop & Go (SG) is an integrative group counselling method enhancing dialogical communication among the participants by dialogical episodes. The SG approach has a solid conceptual background (Keskinen & Spangar 2013, "Stop and Go": In search of new ecology) and it has been successfully applied in practice. The presentation will introduce a hands-on SG handbook now released in English.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The presentation describes the methods of organizing dialogical episodes
  • The presentation describes SG process as 5-+1 day process
  • SG rhythm consists of thematic dialogical episodes, spaces and methods

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Timo Spangar

Researcher, Spangar Negotiations Co
Timo Spangar, PhD, Adjunct Professor, has actively developed career counselling methods. His doctoral dissertation introduced activity-based approach with "here and now" life-space mapping. His latest counselling method is the "Stop and GO" group counselling approach.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Understanding Technology and Marketing: A System Thinking Approach
New tools and trends are coming up every day. It can be a challenge to follow up with that especially for career development professionals and educators who want to focus on working with clients. So what are some ways to understand how technology and marketing actually work so we can always be ahead and make the right changes?

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand what all tech and marketing trends have in common
  • Apply insights to build a better digital marketing presence
  • Apply insights to transform an organization digitally more efficiently

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Abdullah Al Qayyim

Founder. Artist. Consultant, Abdullahandbeyond
Abdullah Al Qayyim is an Iraqi award-winning social innovator and a proud immigrant in Canada. He founded several initiatives and worked in the US, UAE, India and Jordan both in the full-profit and non-profit sectors.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Universally Designed Career Services
Access to universal design and accessibility resources are scattered across campus unit websites. Throughout 2021, staff at the Centre for Career Action created a living universal design toolkit for staff. The document served to consolidate those resources and detail why they are relevant to Centre for Career Action, and career advising and workshops in particular.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss process of integrating universal design in career advising spaces
  • Describe how to efficiently and effectively approach the process
  • Identify why/how universally designed career services support individuals

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Becky Anderson

Career Advisor, Centre for Career Action
Becky Anderson (she/her) is a Career Advisor at the University of Waterloo. She supports folks to navigate: barriers to graduate/ professional schools; safe supervisors; if/how to disclose lived experiences in an application; and many other topics!
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Phil Miletic

Career Advisor, Centre for Career Action
Phil Miletic (he/him) is a Career Advisor for Graduate Students and Postdocs at the University of Waterloo. His current portfolio focuses on grad WIL, collaborating with faculty/staff/students to integrate work-integrated learning opportunities within graduate programming.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Who Logic: A Practical Valuation Tool
As our clients grapple with recent tumultuous career experiences and clarify their future turbulent paths, they must remain capable of articulating their value to grasp opportunity. WHO Logic offers a deceptively simple format, deep in personal meaning. The presenters will give examples of their use of the remarkably flexible WHO Logic format from their own work with hands-on, take-home learning.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand WHO Logic framework
  • Understand the importance of valuation
  • Learn to apply the WHO Logic framework

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Tammison Smith

Associate Director, St. Cloud State University
Tammison Smith is the Associate Director of Career Development at St. Cloud State University. Her favourite role is training and supervising graduate students in the Center. Tammison received her doctorate in counsellor education and supervision.
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Jane Evarian

Director, Workplace Mentoring, Big Brothers Big Sisters - Columbia Northwest
Jane Evarian worked in university administration for 20+ years and is the author of WHO Logic, a career management book focused on helping individuals uncover, articulate and promote the value of their skills and experiences.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Women & Girls Circle Project: Addressing Gender-Based Violence
A collaboration of six community organizations was formed to support 300+ women and girls from primarily racialized communities with holistic supports counselling services, wellness programs and referral supports. The report on the findings of the project summarizes and captures programmatic learnings that can be shared with others who are interested in supporting women and girls impacted by gender-based violence (GBV).

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn the impact of community partnerships in addressing GBV
  • Design intergenerational content and approaches to deepen GBV understanding
  • Discuss systematic issues impacting women's choices and decision-making

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Nidhi Khanna

Director, Program Operations, Skills for Change
Nidhi Khanna is the Director, Programs Operations at Skills for Change. Nidhi brings 20 years of non-profit sector experience in program development, operations, social enterprise and event management.
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Surranna Sandy

CEO, Skills for Change
Surranna Sandy is the CEO of Skills for Change, an agency serving 20,000 immigrants and refugees annually. Having first-hand perspective of an immigrant, Surranna found her calling in advocating for the needs of immigrants and refugees.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Youth, Work and Post-Pandemic Futures
This session will address the question of how can we realign employer approaches to hiring youth so that we can overcome Canada’s disrupted labour markets? Youth-led solutions to barriers to employment are essential for equitable economic prosperity. Leveraging youth-led solutions for employer approaches to hiring and retention are equally important. The presenters will invite discussion on recommendations to reduce barriers to employment for youth and showcase a solutioning example Ontario is taking on. 
Learning outcomes:
  1. Youth-led and other research insights into hiring/work experiences
  2. Employer approaches for hiring & retention
  3. Utilizing marketing approaches to realign employer-worker motivations

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Carmine Chen

Manager, Finance and Operations, First Work
Carmine Chen is the Operations and Finance Manager at First Work, originally joining through the Canada Summer Jobs Program in 2017. First Work reignited her passion for social equity, evident in all her work.
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Sophia Koukoulas

Manager, Communications & Stakeholder Relations, First Work
Sophia Koukoulas is the Communications and Stakeholder Manager at First Work. Previous experience: Issues Manager and Legislative Assistant, Ontario Finance Minister; Senior Government Relations Consultant, focused on Ontario government mandates; frontlines, homeless youth in Tor... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(Séance sur demand difusée) L'EMT (eye movement technique) et ses applications en orientation
Les personnes en processus d'orientation ou de recherche d'emploi vivent parfois des anticipations négatives: peur de ne pas trouver un emploi, peur de faire le mauvais choix, etc. Comment les aider de façon efficiente, autant en personne qu'en ligne? Dans ce contexte, l'EMT s'avère un outil pertinent et prometteur.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Décrire l'EMT et ses origines
  • Situer l'EMT par rapport à l'EMDR, l'IMO et l'EFT
  • Nommer des applications de l'EMT

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Stéphane Migneault

Psychologue, Stéphane Migneault, psychologue
Stéphane Migneault est psychologue, formateur et conférencier en pratique privée au Québec. Il enseigne l'EMT depuis 2010. À ce jour, plus de 1300 professionnel.le.s de la santé mentale, dont des c.o., ont suivi la formation.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(Séance sur demand difusée) Problèmes de santé chez les personnes en transition de carrière
Suite un accident au travail (milieu de la construction, manufacturier ou clinique/hospitalier), les individus ayant des limitations physiques et psychologiques rencontrent plusieurs problèmes d'apprentissages. La présentation permettra de dresser un portrait de ces limitations tout en mettant de l'avant des solutions pour pallier à ces difficultés.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Aider un individu selon ses limites physiques et psychologiques
  • Promouvoir le droit des personnes au travail
  • Documenter les conséquences physiques et psychologiques sur les individus

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Mélanie Betty

Directrice générale, Jocam consultants
Êtant diplômé de l'UQAM en bacc, Ude MTL en cert. SST, Université de Sherb. en réadaptation professionnelle, médiatrice accrédité, 20 ans d'expérience en dév. d'employabilité.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(Séance sur demande diffusée) Conseil en LD et compétences à s'orienter en situation d'immigration
Les services d'orientation offerts aux migrants leur offrent-ils la possibilité d'accéder à un emploi qui correspond à leurs choix de vie fondamentaux? Malgré l'importance de ce questionnement, peu d'études nous renseignent sur l'impact des pratiques en ouvre. Pour y remédier, la prêsente communication propose une analyse des effets d'un dispositif d'accompagnement basé sur une approche constructiviste.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Modèle d'intervention favorisant l'expertise du consultant
  • Méthode sur la narration, le récit de vie et l'autoconfrontation
  • Développement des compétences à s'orienter

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Marcelline Bangali

Professeure, Université Laval
Marcelline Bangali : professeure titulaire à l'Université Laval et directrice du Centre de recherche et d'intervention sur l'éducation et la vie au travail. Ces recherche portent sur l'analyse des processus de reconstruction identitaire chez les migrants.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(Séance sur demande diffusée) Quand l'employabilité et la psychiatrie ne font qu'un!
Cet atelier présente les résultats d'un projet pilote de collaboration entre le centre d'emploi de Prescott-Russell et le centre de santé mentale de l'hôpital de Hawkesbury visant l'intégration professionnelle des personnes atteintes de troubles de santé mentale. Le modèle théorique Individual Placement and Support (IPS) sur lequel s'appuie le projet, les résultats obtenus, les avantages et les obstacles seront discutés.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Connaitre le modèle théorique de l'IPS
  • Partager un projet novateur et prometteur
  • Discuter des défis et éléments importants à considérer

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Lynda Tessier

Conseillère en emploi et en orientation, CSEPR
Lynda Tessier, c.o. accompagne les personnes en situation de handicap vers l'emploi depuis 23 ans. Elle s'est spécialisée auprès des personnes vivant des troubles de santé mentale et a obtenu un DESS en santé mentale.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

On-demand Session: Disadvantaged Backgrounds Impact Career Choices in Nepal, Pakistan and Taiwan
Representatives from Nepal, Pakistan and Taiwan will each discuss the impact of social inequities in their own country on secondary youth as they are making career choices.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand how social inequities impact career choice
  • Greater awareness of career issues in three Asian countries
  • Understand the variety of approaches adopted in this region

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Dr. Gulnaz Zahid

Head of the Department of the Behavioural Sciences, National University of Sciences & Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan | Université nationale des sciences et de la technologie d’Islamabad, Pakistan
Gulnaz Zahid, PhD, started her career journey with advocacy in child rights and worked extensively to promote vocational development of out-of-school children. Dr. Zahid continues to uplift the status of career guidance in Pakistan through research, advocacy and networking.
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Mohit Jain

Founder, Discover Within
Mohit Jain, founder of Discover Within, is an International Certified Career Coach who believes in pursuing the soul purpose. He coaches high school students and undergraduates to discover their career paths.
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Hsiu-Lan (Shelley) Tien

Department Chair, Drake University
Hsiu-Lan (Shelley) Tien, PhD, as a professor, dean, career centre director and journal editor, has served as president of several career development associations and won numerous international awards for her research and service.Hsiu-Lan (Shelley) Tien, Ph. D., a été professeure... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:45 EST

Break, Hallway Meetings | Pause, rencontres informelles
These video-based group (4-5 people) matchmaking sessions take place during one break each day. If you sign up for Hallway Meetings, CERIC will randomly match you with other attendees and schedule the Zoom Meeting in your personal schedule in the virtual conference platform. Attendees interested in participating in Hallway Meetings can sign up when they register on the Cannexus registration form.

Il s’agit de séances vidéo de jumelage avec un groupe de 4-5 participants qui ont lieu pendant une pause chaque jour. Si vous vous inscrivez aux réunions informelles, le CERIC vous jumellera au hasard avec un groupe des participants et inscrira une réunion Zoom à votre calendrier personnel dans la plateforme virtuelle du congrès. Les participants souhaitant prendre part aux rencontres informelles peuvent s’y inscrire au moment de remplir le formulaire d’inscription au congrès Cannexus.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:45 - 11:15 EST

11:20 EST

Keynote Address | Allocution: Resiliency Through Diversity | La résilience malgré l’adversité
Join Tareq on an emotional journey from Syria to Canada with heart-breaking and perspective-shaping stops along the way. From sunny days in Syria where the scent of roses filled the air to the beginning of conflict and war. Listen as Tareq shares the fear and confusion that came when violence and danger begin to slowly surround his family. Understand what it is really like to spend days hiding in your basement, praying for safety and food and medicine. Learn how a family made the decision to leave everything behind in search of safety outside of their homeland only to find more uncertainty and desperation as refugees in Lebanon. Witness the life-changing impact of being granted a family ticket to Canada and watch as that country's Prime Minister singles out the Hadhad family and their community for its perseverance and kindness. This is an emotional rollercoaster that will leave you feeling inspired and resolved to make your own impact on the world. 

Accompagnez Tareq dans un voyage émouvant de la Syrie au Canada, ponctué d’arrêts qui brisent le cœur et ouvrent de nouvelles perspectives. Des journées ensoleillées en Syrie où le parfum des roses embaume l’air jusqu’au début du conflit et de la guerre, écoutez Tareq parler de la peur et de la confusion qu’il a ressenties lorsque la violence et le danger ont commencé à entourer lentement sa famille. Comprenez ce que signifie passer des jours à se cacher dans son sous-sol, à prier pour être en sécurité, pour avoir de la nourriture et des médicaments. Découvrez comment une famille a pris la décision de tout laisser derrière elle en quête de sécurité hors de son pays d’origine, pour finalement trouver plus d’incertitude et de désespoir en tant que réfugiée au Liban. Soyez témoin de l’impact de l’octroi d’un billet familial pour le Canada, qui a changé sa vie, et regardez le premier ministre de ce pays reconnaître la famille Hadhad et sa communauté pour leur persévérance et leur gentillesse. Cette montagne russe émotionnelle vous inspirera et vous donnera envie d’avoir à votre tour un impact sur le monde.

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Tareq Hadhad

Founder and CEO | Fondateur et PDG, Peace by Chocolate
Tareq Hadhad is telling his story. He was a Syrian refugee and now living his new life in Nova Scotia. He is the founder and CEO of Peace by Chocolate, the recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 for Atlantic, named one of the Top 25 Immigrants in the Maritimes and awarded... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2023 11:20 - 12:20 EST

12:30 EST

Building the Client-Practitioner Relationship | Tisser des liens avec vos clients en tant qu’intervenant
Do you ever find yourself wondering how you can better engage or connect with a client? Do you have clients who seem stuck and you're not sure what to do next? You are not alone! While we won't be doling out magic bullets, this session will be an opportunity to explore strengths-based approaches to counselling along with advanced communication skills.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand what "stuck" looks like for us and for clients
  • Understand role of "fight, flight, freeze and fawn" responses
  • Draw from strengths-based approaches to build our relationships

Vous demandez-vous parfois comment améliorer votre communication avec un client? Aimeriez-vous avoir des conseils pour aider certains de vos clients qui semblent tourner en rond? Vous n’êtes pas seul! Bien que cette séance ne vise pas à vous présenter des solutions miracles, elle vous donnera l’occasion d’explorer des approches d’orientation fondées sur les points forts de vos clients, ainsi que des compétences avancées en matière de communication.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre la signification de « tourner en rond » pour nous et pour les clients
  • Comprendre le rôle des réactions de « lutte, de fuite, de paralysie et de servilité défensive »
  • S’inspirer des approches axées sur les points forts de nos clients pour tisser des liens avec ces derniers

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Karen Begemann

Career Consultant | Conseiller d’orientation, Work Matters Consulting
Karen Begemann, MEd, CCDP, has been in the career development sector for over 20 years; career consultant in private practice, instructor for Douglas College in the CDP Certificate Program and curriculum designer (contract basis).Karen Begemann, M.Éd., CCDP, travaille dans le secteur... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2023 12:30 - 13:15 EST

12:30 EST

Designing Sustainable and Equitable Blended EL and WIL
After so many changes, how do you sustainably and equitably design for EL and WIL long-term? Based on the Outcome-Based Experiential Learning (OBEL) Framework and examining capacity and access implications, our workshop will engage attendees in considering their outcomes, wrestle with the elements of social and physical context needed, and examine existing practices and options for sustainable and equitable blending.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Distinguish benefits of online and in-person for achieving EL-WIL outcomes
  • Plan for social and physical context, intensity and other factors
  • Examine equity implications for EL-WIL design decisions

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Carolyn Hoessler

Senior Specialist, Higher Education and Beyond
Carolyn Hoessler is an educator (research and interdisciplinary teams), curriculum designer, evaluator and facilitator of engaged decision-making processes within and beyond higher education. Carolyn has over 17 years' experience in higher education, over 100 projects. She is the... Read More →
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Lorraine Godden

Instructor, Carleton University
Lorraine Godden is Academic Supervisor for international placements at Carleton University. Her research spans career development, experiential learning and adult education. Lorraine serves on the Boards of Experiential and Work-Integrated Learning Ontario (EWO) and the Asia Pacific... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2023 12:30 - 13:15 EST

12:30 EST

How Mindfulness Can Support the Job Search
For many, the job search process can be overwhelming and stressful. This session will introduce mindfulness as an effective tool for jobseekers in cultivating self-awareness and reflection, reducing burnout, increasing motivation, and ultimately, helping refocus energy into a positive career search plan. Participants will be given an opportunity to practice mindfulness and experience its benefits directly.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize mindfulness as an effective tool for managing emotions
  • Understand how mindfulness can support the job search
  • Identify mindfulness tools and resources to support students/clients

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Taryn Greig

Accounting Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Taryn Greig is a faculty member in the Accounting department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Melville School of Business, as well as a certified teacher of meditation and mindfulness.
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Lindsay Sasaki Wood

Business Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Lindsay Sasaki Wood has over 15 years' experience in career education, work-integrated learning and teaching. As a champion for DEI and emotional intelligence, Lindsay is also a business instructor at KPU and a training consultant.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 12:30 - 13:15 EST

12:30 EST

Ontario's Evolving Employment Services: Impact on the Ground
Ontario's modernization of employment services has created unique challenges. This new system must be flexible enough to cater to all jobseekers in various localized social and economic agencies to achieve the integrated workforce development ecosystem vision ascribed. As governments aim to strengthen inclusive talent development, the prosperity of community-based employability sectors must be recognized as vital to economic health.

Learning Outcomes:
·  Understanding the effects of the transformation on social assistance clients
·  Performance-based funding and lessons learned in Year 2 of transformation
·  Understanding the change in partnerships in the workforce development sector

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Akosua Alagaratnam

Executive Director, First Work
With over six years of experience in government and seven years as board representative for the Region of Peel Women's Centre, Akosua Alagaratnam is an established driver of effective policymaking, communications, government affairs and community engagement.
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Karen Wilson,

Executive Director, EEC
Karen Wilson has worked in the field of career and employment services since 1995. During that time, her roles have included: vocational rehabilitation counsellor, career and employment counsellor, job developer, vocational evaluator, facilitator, and for the past 16 years, Executive... Read More →
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Deanna Villella

Senior Manager, Job Gym, a division of the John Howard Society of Niagara
Deanna Villella is currently a Senior Manager of Employment Services at the John Howard Society of Niagara. She has over 30 years of experience working in the non-profit sector, with a focus on youth employment and the diverse ecosystem that supports them. Skilled in a variety of... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2023 12:30 - 13:15 EST

12:30 EST

The Solution-Focused Career Practitioner
Our rapidly evolving global workforce requires career practitioners to move beyond a focus on immediate outcomes to creating collaborative solution-focused conversations that build client confidence and competence. By developing a reflective practice, career practitioners engage in a series of solution-focused tools and resources that encourage clients to harness their strengths and resources to achieve their career goals.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore core principles and assumptions of the solution-focused approach
  • Understand the power of harnessing jobseeker's preferred employment future
  • Learn simple and effective solution-focused tools and techniques

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Belinda Deenik

Director of Learning and Development, Canadian Association for Supported Employment
Belinda Deenik has over 20 years' experience working alongside individuals who experience disability. Throughout her career, she has fulfilled extensive training, coaching and facilitation roles. Belinda is passionate about creating responsive training resources and curriculum.
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Ashley Hammond

National Trainer, The Canadian Association for Supported Employment
Ashley Hammond brings a wealth of skills and knowledge with over nine years of experience in community development, program co-ordination and communications. Throughout her career, she has been actively engaged in supporting individual growth and experience. She deeply enjoys connecting... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2023 12:30 - 13:15 EST

12:30 EST

Designing Engaging Career Learning Using Multi-modal Delivery
Modern career development learning can be enhanced by conscious and thoughtful blending of face-to-face and online delivery to leverage the power of multi-modal learning. This session examines evidence-based opportunities for creating and delivering blended services that incorporate multiple forms of communication and connection. Explore strategies for designing effective services while considering specific practice approaches to enhance these new delivery channels.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define a comprehensive model of blended career development services
  • Understand online pedagogical design practices that promote client engagement
  • Learn how to effectively facilitate online career practice relationships

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Tannis Goddard

CEO, Speaker, Educator, Advisor & Researcher, MixtMode Consulting
Dr. Tannis Goddard has extensive experience researching, designing and delivering f2f and online career development services. Tannis works as a researcher, consultant and trainer to advance and strengthen the career development sector.

Wednesday January 25, 2023 12:30 - 13:45 EST

13:30 EST

What Employers Need from Career Development Professionals | Les attentes des employeurs à l’égard des professionnels du développement de carrière
We’ve all heard it: “I want to hire young people, but can’t find them.” Career development professionals and employers are natural partners in the youth workforce development ecosystem. Join us to discuss the disconnect between what employers say they look for and their current hiring practices. Panellists will give insight into what employers want from career development professionals.

Goals of this session:
- To moderate a conversation with employers and employment service providers
- Explore the biggest challenges employers are facing in regards to hiring, training and retaining young people
- Deep dive into uncovering what has changed since March 2020
- Explore employers' long-term goals for investing in young talent

Learning outcomes:
  • Gain insight into what employers require from talent and what their nice-to-haves are in candidates
  • Identify common skill gaps employers perceive
  • Explore best practices for how employers, career development practitioners and employment service providers can work more cohesively together

Nous l’avons tous entendu : « Je souhaite embaucher des jeunes, mais je n’arrive pas à en trouver. » Les professionnels du développement de carrière et les employeurs sont des partenaires naturels dans l’écosystème du développement de la main-d’œuvre jeunesse. Venez discuter avec nous du décalage entre les critères de recherche des employeurs et leurs pratiques d’embauche actuelles. Les experts invités vous donneront un aperçu des attentes des employeurs à l’égard des professionnels du développement de carrière.

Objectifs de cette séance :
- Animer une conversation avec les employeurs et les prestataires de services d’emploi
- Explorer les principales difficultés auxquelles les employeurs font face en matière de recrutement, de formation et de fidélisation des jeunes
- Examiner la situation en profondeur pour obtenir un portrait des changements survenus depuis mars 2020
- Explorer les objectifs à long terme des employeurs en matière d’investissement dans les jeunes talents

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre les attentes des employeurs à l’égard des talents et leurs critères de recherche de candidats
  • Déterminer les lacunes courantes en matière de compétences perçues par les employeurs
  • Explorer les meilleures pratiques afin que les employeurs, les intervenants en développement de carrière et les prestataires de services d’emploi puissent travailler ensemble avec plus de cohésion

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Adam Morrison

President and CEO | Président et directeur général, Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC) |
Adam Morrison is CEO of the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC), a workforce development organization that offers evidence-based consulting, data solutions, award-winning training and insightful research.Adam’s commitment to workforce innovation has resulted in a broad... Read More →
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Brooke Cromar

Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion Executive Director | Directrice de la responsabilité sociale de l’entreprise et de l’inclusion et Directeur général, Randstad Canada/Randstad Canada Charitable Foundation | Randstad Canada / Fondation caritative Randstad Canada
Brooke is the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion at Randstad Canada and the Executive Director of the Randstad Canada Charitable Foundation. In this dual role, she spearheads strategic development and implementation of programs and initiatives that have a positive... Read More →
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Christopher Duff

Executive Lead | Directeur général, Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity | Conseil canadien pour la réussite des jeunes
Christopher Duff is a speaker, author, entrepreneur and trailblazer fiercely committed to helping people live and work in purpose.Currently, Chris serves as the Executive Lead at the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity, he works to improve policies and system infrastructure in the... Read More →
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Corey Shaw

AVP Talent Acquisition | Vice-président associé, Acquisition de talents, The Co-operators Group Limited | Le Groupe Co-operators limitée
Corey Shaw is a seasoned talent acquisition leader with diverse experience at iconic financial services organizations including TD, Canada Life and the Co-operators. Corey has been honored to lead expert talent teams with a passion to connect leaders with exceptional, diverse talent... Read More →
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Evelyn Akselrod

Vice President of Strategic Development, Community & Corporate Relations | Vice-présidente au développement stratégique et aux relations communautaires et d’affaires, The Career Foundation
Evelyn Akselrod has been in the employment and workforce development sector since 2001. With nearly 20 years of experience in non-profit management and strategy consulting, Evelyn specializes in people and project management, organizational development and public-private partnerships... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2023 13:30 - 14:40 EST

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