CERIC is excited to announce these inspiring keynote speakers at Cannexus20! Natan Obed, President, Inuit…
Helping young Canadians (14 to 30 years old) prepare their professional future and persevere in their academic endavours, our charity has launched two unique platforms specifically designed for Generation Y and Z. ENIO (enio.ca) offers a structured, interactive, personalized, and mobile career exploration opportunity and ACADEMOS (academos.qc.ca), a connection to the job market via e-mentoring. Both products will lead to youth’s academic success and independence while meeting the needs of school’s professionals and today’s working world.
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.
Agilec™ (agilec.ca) offers a fast, sustainable approach that helps organizations adapt to change, move forward, and succeed. With 30+ years of experience, 19 locations across Ontario, and a team of 170+ professionals, we meet the evolving needs of our customers through flexible, cost-effective solutions. We offer Organizational Services, Corporate Training, and Outplacement/Career Transition Services as well as a range of services to support employees with disabilities, from assessments to return-to-work solutions. In addition, we provide free services and programs on behalf of the Government. Change is a good thing. We’ll help you embrace it with agility and optimism because…we are Agilec™.
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.
Brickstorming (brickstorming.ca) is a facilitation and coaching company specializing in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method – a strategic thinking, communication, and problem solving technique. Participants use LEGO® bricks and a unique process to tap into the natural human ability and desire to play, to imagine, to describe, to make sense of a situation, to initiate change and improvement, and even to create something radically new!
At Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) (cfmws.com), we take pride in helping Canadian Armed Forces members and their families handle many unique aspects of the military lifestyle. Our services are tailored to help families with the challenges they may face due to postings and deployments, and make the most of everyday activities such as recreation and sports. TOGETHER, WE ARE ONE COMMUNITY, ONE MILLION STRONG.
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.
Trusted since 1940, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) (chs.ca) provides industry-leading programs, products and services to people who are Deaf and hard of hearing to ensure barrier-free access, independence and increased quality of life. CHS is an independent, registered non-profit, with proceeds from product sales invested back into community programs. CHS offers a continuum of support and solutions, including mental health and hearing care counselling, audiology, employment and training, interpreting services, captioning, communication devices and hearing aids.
Christian Horizons’ (christian-horizon.org) vision is to see people with exceptional needs belonging in communities in which their god given gifts are valued and respected. To promote this vision, Christian Horizons offers Employment Support Services (Innovative Employment Supports) and a day program that focusses on skill development through Social Enterprise. Christian Horizons also works in partnership with Algonquin College to deliver certificate programs to students with exceptional needs, promoting post-secondary education and career-based employment.
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/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.
The Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) at St Francis Xavier (StFX) (stfxextension.ca/centre-for-employment-innovation)University provides leadership, fosters best practices, conducts research and encourages collaboration in the development and delivery of employment services across the Province of Nova Scotia. Operating within and supported by the StFX Extension Department and working in partnership with government, service providers, community agencies and researchers, it strives to bring people and knowledge together to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of employment services. The aim of the CEI is to foster a skilled, resilient and productive workforce across Nova Scotia.
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.
CLFA (canadalawfromabroad.com) provides application assistance for Canadians applying to top tier UK law schools. Canadian accreditation of UK law degrees is an easily attainable routine process. High school graduates and university/college students can enrol in three-year LLB degree programs, while university graduates qualify for two-year “accelerated” LLB degree programs. Students with relevant degrees are also eligible for one-year graduate level LLM degree programs and become legal specialists for multi-disciplinary careers in governments, NGOs and consultancies.
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.
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.
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.
GRICS (grics.ca) offers a full portfolio of software solutions that are used in all the school boards and by educational institutions in Québec. In addition, GRICS offers a wide array of implementation, consultation, training and online support services. GRICS is a non-profit company. Over the past three decades, we have successfully developed extensive knowledge of Quebec’s education system.
With a goal of bringing greater clarity and consistency to our national conversations about career development, CERIC has developed a set of “Guiding Principles of Career Development (ceric.ca/principles).” Career professionals are encouraged to use and share this document widely. These Guiding Principles are intended as a starting point to inform discussions with clients, employers, funders, policy-makers and families.
The HIRE for TALENT (hirefortalent.ca) awareness campaign aims to increase employer awareness about how people with disabilities are a talented part of the workforce. It will also provide resources to help employers tap into this talent pool during their search for skilled workers. By understanding how to create inclusive workplaces, employers and workers can discover many benefits, while encouraging economic growth – a “win-win situation” for everyone.
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 mihr.ca.
myBlueprint (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.
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 Centre for Workforce Innovation (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.
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 Power Generation (OPG) (opg.com) produces almost half of the electricity that Ontario homes, schools, hospitals and businesses rely on each day. We are committed to ensuring our energy production is reliable, safe and environmentally sustainable for Ontarians today and for the future. A key initiative to maintain our clean generation mix is the refurbishment of Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (GS). This project, which is the largest clean energy project in Canada, will create thousands of direct and indirect jobs in Ontario, and ensure a key part of the province’s infrastructure continues to safely produce clean, reliable, low-cost power for another 30 years.
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.
Optimum Talent (optimumtalent.com) enables organizations to achieve success through people. We collaborate with leading organizations to recruit, develop, engage, retain and transition talent. The result for our clients is a stronger employer brand, and a team of leaders and talent with the capability to achieve their business goals. With origins dating back over 40 years, Optimum Talent has grown to over 200 employees operating in 15 offices from coast to coast. We provide expertise in Executive Search and Recruitment Solutions; Leadership, Assessment and Development; and Career Transition and Outplacement.
Prospect Human Services (prospectnow.ca) is an innovative and principled organization offering programs and services that break down barriers preventing individuals from finding meaningful work. Prospect promotes change within employment environments by designing solutions that bring out the best in individuals, employers and ourselves.
Psychometrics Canada (psychometrics.com) has been providing the very best in assessments for over 40 years. Our assessments help guide career exploration, improve team performance, develop leaders, resolve conflict, and select better employees. Psychometrics Canada’s provides effective and trusted products and training solutions to large and small organizations, federal and provincial ministries, school boards, universities and colleges, psychologists, human resource consultants, recruitment specialists and organizational consultants.
Royal Roads (royalroads.ca) is a unique Canadian public research university that specializes in leading-edge applied and professional programs. We pride ourselves on approaching things a little differently because we recognize every student is different. RRU’s graduate programs focused on Sustainability and Higher Education are delivered primarily online, enabling students to keep working full-time while they upgrade their education.
Social Enterprise Career Marketplace sponsored by Anonymous in collaboration with The Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development.
Note the Marketplace consists of vendors selling wares from their social enterprises, so plan to do some shopping that supports skills development!
SparkPath (mysparkpath.com) helps young people discover their true potential and choose the education program that leads to an extraordinary career. SparkPath is known for developing the Challenge Method and Challenge Cards, which have been featured on BBC.com and CBC Radio. SparkPath’s founder, JP Michel, is the winner of the 2017 Outstanding Career Professional from the Career Professionals of Canada.
SPHERE-Québec (sphere-qc.ca) (Support for people with disabilities seeking employment) is a national non-profit organization based in the city of Quebec. 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.
Established in 1997 by the University of Warwick, Unitemps (unitemps.com) is a university-owned staffing service that is reinventing the Higher Education approach to student working and institutional employment. With a global network of franchised branches, the Unitemps solution has been tailored and developed specifically to meet your institutions financial, HR and student employability challenges.
WES (wes.org) alidates international academic credentials and provides Canadian academic equivalents. With International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP), WES delivers evaluation reports and verified transcripts, in one package, to academic institutions and regulatory bodies. WES is widely used by employers, academic institutions and regulatory bodies. WES is recognized by the Government of Ontario and is a designated service provider of educational credential assessment (ECA) for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
CERIC is excited to announce these inspiring keynote speakers at Cannexus20! Natan Obed, President, Inuit…
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