We are pleased to announce this year’s roster of Spark! speakers at Cannexus18! Speakers: Dr…
Athabasca University (athabascau.ca), Canada’s Open University, is dedicated to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing equality of educational opportunity for adult learners worldwide.
Career/Lifeskills Resources (clsr.ca) Quality resources for career/work counsellors and HR Professionals. We offer assessments, DVD’s, curriculum, and other materials from: Personality Dimensions, JIST Publishing, ASPECT, and many others. Our mission is to promote life skills and career development by providing the highest quality resources, services and training to meet the needs of career counsellors, human resource professionals, psychologists, educators, and their clients.
Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) (cccda.org) is a self-initiated and self-funded umbrella group for career development associations and related partner groups from across Canada. It provides a national advocacy voice for the career development field and promotes provincial/territorial collaboration on common issues such as certification, training, practitioner mobility, quality service indicators and building the career development evidence base. The Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario, Nova Scotia Career Development Association, British Columbia Career Development Association, and Career Development Association of Alberta will be representing CCCD and providing information about provincial certification options available to Career Development Practitioners.
CERIC — the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) (ceric.ca) is a charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development. We support the creation of career counselling-related research and professional development for a cross-sectoral community through funding project partnerships and our strategic programs. Our strategic programs are Cannexus, ContactPoint/OrientAction and The Canadian Journal of Career Development.
Canadian Forces Recruiting Group‘s (www.forces.ca) mission is two-fold:
ChatterHigh.com (ChatterHigh.com) is a free 10-minute activity that makes exploring “What are my opportunities” fun! Discover how teachers are integrating a simple ChatterHigh assignment into Education and Career/Life Planning courses to help create real exploration and engagement with current post-secondary and career options.
All Canadian High Schools and Middle Schools are invited to the first National Post-Secondary & Career Exploration Competition, Oct. 26 – Dec. 4, 2015. Schools raise funds while students explore!
CRG Consulting Resource Group International, Inc. (crgleader.com) If you are a professional practitioner in career counselling and career development, we ask you to challenge your current thinking in regards to assessments. Over the past 30 years, CRG has established a switch rate of over 80% from other options such as MBTI, DiSC, True Colors, and other assessments in the marketplace. We are dedicated to providing the best possible solutions.
ESAT (futureworx.ca/content/esat) is a cloud-based tool for assessing, tracking and supporting the development of key “soft” skills. Whether looking for work, upgrading or currently employed, ESAT helps people optimize their potential. Designed to be integrated with any existing adult learning or training program, ESAT is currently used in multiple organizations across Canada and in the USA. ESAT is a product of Futureworx, a community-based social enterprise that has worked with people seeking to connect with the workplace for over 30 years. We specialize in the development of “soft” skills as an integral part of any adult learning opportunity.
The CWA Foundation (cwa-foundation.org) was founded in 2013 and has since continued to engage various Canadian youth demographics in education and the promotion of welding. Key groups that the CWA Foundation focuses on include elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education as well as support for women, Aboriginal peoples, at-risk-youth, disabled, and visible minorities that are interested in the field of welding for their futures. The CWA Foundation has implemented many programs to create awareness and provide support their key groups. The CWA Foundation’s key mandates are to support public safety awareness, and to address the skilled welding labour shortage in Canada.
Douglas College (douglascollege.ca) is one of BC’s largest public post-secondary institutions. The Training Group at Douglas College provides customized labour-market services and training to more than 4,000 clients annually through career management, employment attachment and workplace skill enhancement services. A leader in Essential Skills training and curriculum development, it offers the only Essential Skills Practitioner Certificate in Canada.
International Experience Canada (IEC) (canada.ca/iec-eic) is a Government of Canada youth travel and work mobility program for Canadian and foreign young adults, aged 18 to 35. The IEC helps Canadian and foreign youth gain valuable international work and travel experiences in Canada’s 32 partner countries, for up to two years. Youth can choose to participate in any of IEC’s three categories: Working Holiday, International Co-op Internship and Young Professionals.
JIST Career Solutions (jist.emcp.com) provides organizations with efficient and effective resources to help youths achieve employment, develop soft skills and enhance essential life skills. Our solutions will help you deliver personalized career and job search services. If you’re looking for resources that aid in the intake process, career counselling or developing individual employment plans, we can help.
Job Bank (jobbank.gc.ca) is a federal service delivered by Employment and Social Development Canada. It is the Government of Canada’s leading source for jobs and labour market information such as: job opportunities; education and job requirements; employment trends and outlooks; and wage information. The Job Bank website helps Canadians workers search for suitable jobs and make informed education and career decisions. It also allows employers to advertise their job vacancies for free in order to find qualified candidates.
Military Career Transition Zone, sponsored by British Columbia Institute of Technology
The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) is recognized as the leader in the development and implementation of national human resources (HR) solutions in Canada’s mining sector. MiHR convenes industry stakeholders, which include Canadian mining employers, contractors, industry associations, organized labour, educational institutions and Aboriginal communities, to increase the awareness of industry-wide HR challenges and to facilitate collaboration on national solutions. For more information, visit www.mihr.ca.
Ontario Network of Employment Skills Training Projects (onestep.ca) is a province-wide umbrella organization for non-profit agencies that deliver training and employment programs with 100 member agencies across the province. We work closely with government on issues that concern our members. We are committed to continued professional development of the career and employment sector.
Ontario School Counsellors’ Association (osca.ca) As leaders in guidance and career education in Ontario, we provide resources and support for teacher/counsellors, students, parents and the community. We liaise with other like-minded organizations and associations to provide cohesive and relevant messaging around guidance, career education and trends. ONECA (oneca.com) is an organization comprised of First Nation Education Counsellors that was incorporated in 1985. The Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA) is founded upon principles that recognize that, although a variety of counselling and educational tools and programs exist in Ontario, the development of Native communities requires tools and programs designed specifically to improving Native Counselling and Education services.
ONTransfer.ca (ONTransfer.ca). Established in 2011, the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) was created to enhance student pathways and reduce barriers for students looking to transfer among Ontario’s 44 publicly funded postsecondary institutions.
Prospect Human Services (prospectnow.ca) works with individuals and employers to create a diverse and inclusive workforce. At the heart of our efforts is a desire to break down barriers that prevent people from finding meaningful work. In doing so we help people fulfil their employment potential and help employers broaden their talent pool.
Ryerson University (ryerson.ca) is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move. It is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Ryerson has a mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community. Magnet (magnet.today) Magnet is a not-for-profit social initiative co‐founded by Ryerson University and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Magnet uses powerful job-matching technology to connect jobseekers to employers based on skills, preferences and talent needs. It is also a unique and valuable source of real-time labour market information for decision-makers and community planners.
Social Enterprise Career Marketplace, in collaboration with The Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development
SPHERE-Québec (sphere-qc.ca/en) (Support for people with disabilities seeking employment) is a national non-profit organization based in the city of Québec. Our goal is to foster the integration into the labour market of people with all kinds of disabilities. We work with hundreds of partners to foster integration in the workforce, implement adapted training with internships in the workplace, support self-employed workers and promote innovative integration models.
The Center for Work Ethic Development (workethic.org) is the only institution focused on the research and advancement of work ethic. We have discovered that work ethic is a trainable set of behavioural competencies that are the foundation of workplace success. The Center for Work Ethic Development partners with more than 550 organizations across North America and internationally, to give teachers, trainers and supervisors practical tools for building work ethic. With curriculum specifically tailored for adults, youth, veterans and managers, we have solutions that meet every need.
Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (tru.ca) is a public institution and a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. We are mandated by the Government to provide open learning programming and an educational credit bank. TRU-OL opens the door to accessible, recognized and quality post-secondary education, offering 57 programs and over 500 courses.
The Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada) (vracanada.com) is the leading national organization representing and advocating for vocational rehabilitation professionals. Our focus is to assist in removing barriers and returning individuals to work, or the best possible outcomes.
Webfolio (webfolionational.ca), created by the Service de placement de l’Université Laval (SPLA), is now available nationwide! This online tool for self-reflection is helping students to know themselves better and build a career plan, as well as making strategic choices regarding their transition to the labour force.
We are pleased to announce this year’s roster of Spark! speakers at Cannexus18! Speakers: Dr…
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