Countdown to Cannexus is on!
With the holidays, we know that December is very busy. But before you wind down to celebrate with family & friends, think about giving yourself the gift of professional development by registering for Canada’s National Career Development Conference.
3 new publications launching at Cannexus!
Three new publications from CERIC will debut during the conference:
- Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide – thanks to our Knowledge Champions, each Cannexus delegate will receive a free copy!
- Guiding Principles of Career Development Action Plans – available for purchase at $10/copy
- Updated for 2020! Computing Careers & Disciplines: A Quick Guide for Prospective Students and Career Advisors – available for purchase at $10/copy
These resources either are or will also be available for free download on the CERIC website (ceric.ca).
Last Call for Volunteers
Submit your application by Friday, December 13!
A great way for you to be part of Cannexus or for your clients to gain events experience!
Register for pre-conference workshops before they sell out
These roll-up-your-sleeves workshops are held on Sunday, January 26 before the main conference kicks off. Sign up for one or bundle two together to maximize your learning.
- Tristram Hooley, The Careers & Enterprise Company – Career Development for Social Justice: Developing Emancipatory Practice
- Rosie Parnass, Parnass Consulting and Coaching Services – Maintaining a Healthy Work/Life Balance – YES It Is Possible
- Norman Amundson, University of British Columbia & Andrea Fruhling, Career/Leadership Coach – Career Development Creative Lab – Come Stretch Your Imagination
- Seanna Quressette, Douglas College – Trauma-Informed Career Development: Concrete Strategies & Tangible Tools
Did you know? All Cannexus pre-conference workshops are pre-accredited for CECs from both CCPA and VRA? Tristram’s workshop also provides you with ethics credits from VRA.
Zones are back!
Plan to visit three amazing Zones at Cannexus20 on Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28 in the Parliament Foyer. Zones are tabletop displays from non-profit organizations intended to raise awareness around a theme. This year’s Zones are:
- Reconciliation Zone, sponsored by Laidlaw Foundation
- Social Enterprise Career Marketplace, sponsored by Anonymous in collaboration with The Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED)
- Mental Health Zone
The Social Enterprise Zone features local organizations that sell products as part of training and employment initiatives. So, plan to do some shopping while at Cannexus and support skills development!
KAIROS Blanket Exercise returns to Cannexus
Taking place in the last Block on Tuesday, January 28, the popular KAIROS Blanket Exercise invites you explore the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.Participation is limited to 60 spots on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participate in a Carousel session!
Carousels consist of two 30-minute presentations and are a great way to learn in a less formal setting. There are 3 Blocks of Carousels taking place on Monday and Tuesday.The way a Carousel works is that delegates choose an interactive session at one roundtable and then after 30 minutes rotate to another table of their choice. Carousels accommodate 15 attendees per table and are held in the Plenary Hall.
New to Cannexus: Sector Meetups
Sector Meetups take place on Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 pm. These are gatherings run independently by associations and groups at Cannexus. Each may have a unique format but will generally be informal and discussion-oriented. Anyone with an interest in the subject area is welcome to attend. Note: Any refreshments served are at the discretion of organizers.
Don’t forget to download the Cannexus20 app!
We have a mobile app for Cannexus, powered by Attendify! The app will help you organize your schedule, interact with other participants, stay up-to-date on conference news, and much more. You will be able to network before, during and after the event!
Check out the Exhibitor Showcase!
Cannexus features an extensive Exhibitor Showcase of organizations that offer programs, products and services of interest to career development professionals. The Exhibitor Showcase runs all day Monday and Tuesday in the Exhibitor Hall.
Take a look at our 40+ Cannexus20 exhibitors to see how they can support you in your work – and plan who you’ll want to meet during the conference!
Presenters provide a sneak peak in Cannexus blog series
Read this selection of Cannexus presenter blogs running on our CareerWise website:
- How to rise up and lead on LinkedIn
- Overwhelm and burnout – what’s the difference?
- Supporting newcomers on their path to career success
- The missing link in workforce development
- Bridging the academia-industry gap to boost graduate employability
If any delegates are interested in writing about their experience at Cannexus20, please contact Editor Lindsay Purchase at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to expect at Cannexus20, Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference
Join 1,200 of your colleagues – educators, community service providers, employers, private practitioners and policymakers – to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career counselling and workforce development.
- Inform and invigorate yourself with engaging keynotes from Zita Cobb, Tristram Hooley & Natan Obed
- Enhance your experience with skill-building pre-conference workshops
- Choose from more than 150 education sessions, including informal and interactive Carousels
- Learn about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada with the powerful KAIROS Blanket Exercise
- Be inspired to think differently with TED-style talks at our Spark! Luncheon
“ I feel so privileged to have attended Cannexus. The quality and relevance of presentations was stellar. The attendees were so friendly and helpful. The facility was perfect. I am bringing back a new enthusiasm and more knowledge to my organization and clients. I love Cannexus! “
Anitra Winje, Employment Counsellor, Kootenay Career Development Society, BC
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