These speakers will ignite a “Spark” at Cannexus19! Featuring TED-style talks that “spark” us to…
Accenture (accenture.com) is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
Canadian Business SenseAbility (senseability.ca) is a network of Canadian businesses that recognize the business potential of people with disabilities as customers, investors and employees. SenseAbility offers resources, training and advisory services to assist businesses in employing people with disabilities and attracting them as customers. As a national organization, SenseAbility is focused on the Canadian experience while continuously evaluating and sharing best practices from around the world.
The Canadian Forces Recruiting Group (forces.ca) is responsible for attracting, processing, selecting and enrolling the next generation of soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen. Our headquarters is located in Borden, Ontario. We recruit Canadian citizens from all backgrounds and train them to become soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen within the three elements of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. There are six Canadian Forces Recruiting Centres (CFRC) across Canada with various satellite offices: Pacific, Prairies and the North, Northern and Eastern Ontario, Southern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic. The Commander of CFRG Colonel P.F.A Demers oversees approximately 600 uniformed members and civilians.
Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) (positivepsychologycanada.com) is an organization that is dedicated to improving the psychological health of all Canadians through the dissemination of research, knowledge and applications in positive psychology.
Career Cruising (careercruising.com) engages and inspires students to achieve their full potential in school, career and life. Visit us to experience our Career Cruising for K-12, which is an innovative exploration and planning software program that engages students in building self-awareness, exploring their options, creating actionable plans, and bringing those plans to life.
Career/Lifeskills Resources (clsr.ca) Quality resources for career/work counsellors and HR Professionals. We offer assessments, DVDs, 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.
Careershift (careershift.com) Many career centres struggle getting many students to adopt good career management mindsets early in their programs. Many students wait until the last minute to find work and aren’t proactive. CareerShift can help. This resource compliments any career management system currently in place, making it easy for students, alumni, employer relations teams, career counselors and faculty to find hidden connections and opportunities. We recognize it takes the entire community to be actively engaged in student and alumni success. That is why hundreds of schools and coaches rely on CareerShift to provide easy to use robust search engines, coupled with organizational tools for the career journey.
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.
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.
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.
D.I.C.E.© ASSESSMENT AND EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING SERVICES (diceassessment.com) is committed to helping people with disabilities meet their need for social belonging through productive participation in society. D.I.C.E.© (DISABILITY IMPACT ON CAREER/EMPLOYMENT) is a self-assessment tool designed for people with disabilities of all types to determine how their condition affects their choice of career and ability to sustain employment, as well as what accommodations would be needed in the workplace.
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) (esdc.gc.ca) is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for developing, managing and delivering social programs and services. ESDC’s mission is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada, to support Canadians in making choices that help them live productive and rewarding lives, and to improve Canadians’ quality of life. In very tangible ways, our employees touch the lives of Canadians across the entire country and our operations span Canada, with more than 65 percent of our employees working outside of the National Capital Region.
FirstWork (firstwork.org) Since 1988, First Work: Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres, and our network of organizations offering youth employment services, has been committed to delivering accessible, high-quality, outcomes-based employment services to young people seeking opportunities. By amplifying the voice of the youth employment sector and supporting the work of local youth employment centres across Ontario, First Work strives to help young people find and maintain meaningful employment that will help improve the quality of their lives.
FutureWorx Society (futureworx.ca) a community based non-profit organization with a focus on “Helping People Realize their Potential”. Established in April 1984, the service offerings have evolved to encompass the provision of services to all individuals experiencing difficulties responding to developing labour market trends, either in upgrading their skills or accessing modern job search techniques and supports.
The Access Centre within HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency (HFO MRA) (www.healthforceontario.ca) is the hub for all Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) in Ontario, Canada, seeking information and advice about licensing process and alternative career options. HFO MRA has partnered with the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan School of Pharmacy to develop supports for IEHPs, community support agencies and employers to help IEHPs integrate into the workplace.
IAF (iafcanada.org) supports immigrants, including refugees, who arrive in Canada equipped with professional skills and knowledge but face barriers to employment. IAF provides micro loans of up to $10,000 to internationally trained immigrants, so they can obtain the Canadian licensing or training they need to work in their field.
International Experience Canada (IEC) (canada.ca/iec-eic) is a youth mobility program of the Government of Canada, which allows Canadian youth (aged 18-35) to work and travel in one of Canada’s 33 partner countries for up to two years. As a reciprocal program, it also allows youth from these partner countries to travel and work in Canada. IEC provides youth with an opportunity to experience different cultures, create new connections and develop professional skills that will contribute to their future success. With the increasing importance on the value of work-integrated and experiential learning, and global competencies for youth, IEC is uniquely positioned to support these objectives.
Magnet (magnet.today) Magnet is a not-for-profit social initiative co‐founded by Ryerson University (ryerson.ca) 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.
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.
myBlueprint (www.myblueprint.ca) is Canada’s leading and only mobile-friendly online education, career and life planner, K-12 and beyond. The myBlueprint team now supports student success in close partnership with 300+ School Districts with a reach of nearly 1 million Canadian students. One of our most recent projects has allowed us to work closely with our partners and stakeholders to develop a unique solution to meet the needs of the Post-Secondary market. Drop by to learn more about the Post-Secondary Edition (PSE) and why a partnership with myBlueprint is about more than just the software.
Office to Advance Women Apprentices (OAWA) (womenapprentices.ca), funded by the government of Newfoundland & Labrador, was created in 2009 with a mandate of increasing employment opportunities for females in the skilled trades. OAWA works with female apprentices to assist them in finding employment with the ultimate goal of achieving journeyperson status. This is accomplished by: Established partnerships with employers, unions, government and training institutions; Registry database of over 1,500 female tradespersons which identifies trade, level of apprenticeship, employment status, electronic resumes, etc.; and Mentorship Program where female tradespersons mentor new women entering the trades, women interested in taking a trade and high school girls.
Ontario Center for Workforce Innovation (OCWI) (http://www.ocwi-coie.ca/) is a research and innovation centre that identifies, develops, and shares information and knowledge on the best practices in employment and training services, along with up-to-date resources and tools. Through our $7.3 million investment from the Government of Ontario, we fund and conduct research on service delivery and evaluation, and run pilot projects and demonstrations to test new and innovative ideas. We work with employers, service providers, academics, and policymakers to lower the barriers to sustainable employment for unemployed, underemployed, and underrepresented groups. OCWI is committed to developing a more skilled, resilient, and productive Ontario workforce through evidence-based research and cross-sector collaboration.
OneLifeTools (onelifetools.com) puts the power of story in your hands. Narrative games, Online Storytelling tools and training allow you to scale up career management in career and employment centres, post-secondary, high schools, organizations and independent practice. The OneLifeTools evidence-based narrative assessment system brings together practice-tested methods and contemporary career theory. Our tools & training offer a practical, proven and easy to learn method of practice which career counsellors and specialists, HR professionals, coaches and helping professionals can easily adopt. CareerCycles (careercycles.com) is a Canadian career management practice. Our team of Associates has helped 4000+ individual and organizational clients become empowered in their careers and lives using our OneLifeTools narrative assessment system.
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.
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.
The Petroleum Labour Market Information (PetroLMI) Division of Enform (formerly the Petroleum Human Resources Council) (enform.ca) is a leading resource for labour market information and trends in the Canadian petroleum industry. PetroLMI’s mandate is to collaborate with industry, government, educators and training agencies to support and advance the development of a sustainable, skilled and productive workforce in the upstream and midstream sectors. Besides providing petroleum labour market data and insights, PetroLMI also specializes in profiling oil and gas occupations for workforce and career planning in its new Careers in Oil + Gas online tool.
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.
Vocational Solutions (www.vocationalsolutions.ca)is a full-service vocational firm located in the BC lower mainland offering both forensic and vocational rehabilitation services. Our service offerings include medical-legal, divorce and rehabilitation vocational assessments, vocational counselling, placement services, job coaching, and transferable skills analysis. Our clientele includes insurance companies, workers compensation boards, legal firms, private organizations, government ministries, and individuals. The Vocational Solutions’ team is comprised of vocational professionals accredited by organizations including the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA) of Canada, the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE), and the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP). Vocational challenge? Vocational solutions.
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.
These speakers will ignite a “Spark” at Cannexus19! Featuring TED-style talks that “spark” us to…
Ready to meet your Mega? Featuring well-known thought leaders on trending topics in career development,…