An expanding Cannexus19 hosted a pan-Canadian dialogue on career and workforce development
More than 1,200 delegates from across the country and beyond converged in Ottawa from Jan. 28-30 for the Cannexus19 National Career Development Conference, exploring the disruption that is changing how we define work, find jobs, develop skills and succeed in the labour market.
From three inspiring keynotes to 150 information-rich education sessions and the sold-out exhibitor showcase, read about all the highlights of this year’s Cannexus.
Cannexus presentations and handouts available
All presentations and handouts received from speakers at the Cannexus19 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.
Career Theories and Models at Work launched at Cannexus
Delegates at Cannexus received a complimentary copy of the CERIC-published book, Career Theories and Models at Work. This international collection edited by Nancy Arthur (University of Calgary), Roberta Neault (Life Strategies) and Mary McMahon (University of Queensland) – featuring contemporary and emerging career development theories and models from 60 leading researchers and practitioners – is now available for purchase. Details can be found at ceric.ca/theories.
The Cannexus19 conference also featured updates on other new CERIC-funded research and publications:
- Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities, with Challenge Factory
- Settlement Services Workers Profile, with ECaliber Group and Calience Research and Consulting
- Accessibility and Universal Design in Career Transitions Programming and Services with National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Cannexus Dispatches gather key takeaways
Our CareerWise Editor Lindsay Purchase liveblogged select sessions at Cannexus. Read what she reported in these Cannexus Dispatches:
- Building a better country with David Johnston
- Community collaboration for a thriving workforce
- Micro-training in an age of macro-disruption
- Students, careers and the impact of post-secondary education
- Preparing youth to thrive in an age of disruption
Multiple presenters also contributed blogs in advance of the conference. You can read them on the new CareerWise website, which was showcased at Cannexus, along with its French-language sister site OrientAction.
Stay connected on the Cannexus app
App is still live!
The popular Cannexus app – downloaded more than 1,000 times – will remain available in the coming months. Keep connected with Cannexus delegates, presenters and exhibitors, and continue to access all of the valuable content shared in the activity stream.
“Best conference of my year! Cannexus always gives me an energy boost and great new ideas to bring back to my practice/teaching.”
– Linda Pardy, Associate Professor, University of the Fraser Valley, BC
“Cannexus is an exciting way to engage with more than 1,000 other career practitioners from all over North America. It will rejuvenate you and encourage you to go back and put everything you learned to use in your daily work!”
– Angie Pittman, Executive Director, Genesis Employment Corp., Placentia, NL