Cannexus conference reaches 1,000 participants!
Last month’s Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference brought together a record 1,000 participants in Ottawa to explore innovative approaches in career development. A very special thank you to all of the delegates, presenters, sponsors, exhibitors and supporting organizations that helped to make it such a success!
Cannexus presentations and handouts available online
All presentations and handouts received from speakers at the Cannexus17 conference have been posted on the Cannexus.ca website. We will continue to add materials as we receive them. If you are a Cannexus presenter, you can send a pdf of your presentation or handouts to email@example.com.
New resources launched at Cannexus
Several new CERIC-funded resources were showcased at Cannexus17 and are now available.
- Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business Playbook authored by Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory, with the support of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Knowledge Champions, can be downloaded as a free pdf or purchased in print.
- Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters documentary film by York University’s Dr Suzanne Cook looking at later life career development can now be viewed. A Redirection Companion Guide is forthcoming.
- Hope-Centred Career Interventions for unemployed adult jobseekers led by a research team that included Dr Norm Amundson of the University of British Columbia has a project Final Report that can be downloaded.
Presentations at Cannexus were also made by the project leaders for Insight into Canadian Post-Secondary Career Service Models (PSE Information Systems), Navigating Maternity Leave Career Transitions (Canada Career Counselling) and Understanding Young Children’s Career Development (Memorial University).
“Outstanding… As a first timer, I was welcomed by all warmly. The enthusiasm of the delegates was contagious. I am originally from a different sector and this was my first conference in career development. I will certainly recommend it to others.”
– Helen Hirsh Spence, Founder, The Top 60 Over 60™, ON
A photo finish at Cannexus
Photographer Fred Cattroll captured many great moments from the remarkable keynotes to the networking and everything in between. Have a look through our photo gallery – to see if you can find yourself, or if you weren’t there, to see what you missed at Cannexus17!
Get Continuing Education Credits
You can obtain Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for a range of professional designations for having attended Cannexus. Some organizations, including CCPA and VRA, have already pre-approved CECs, but many others will approve them upon request. Inquire with your association.
“Sessions had incredible “gems” of information that I will integrate in my practice. I also made some very valuable connections.”
– Erin Holland, Employment Counselor, Stella’s Circle, NL
Cannexus17 app is still live
The popular Cannexus17 app, sponsored by Career Cruising, will continue to be available until June 2017 so delegates can maintain the connections they made. Anyone can download the app to see who was at Cannexus and what people were talking about.
Want to reach Canada’s career professionals?
While Cannexus17 may be over, there are still plenty of opportunities to reach Canada’s career professionals throughout the year. You can take advantage of CERIC’s newsletters, websites, magazine and more to showcase your programs, products and services. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Mark the dates for Cannexus18!
Cannexus18 takes place January 22-24, 2018 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. Watch for the Call for Presenters to open in March; submission deadline is June 15, 2017.