With the New Year upon us, make a resolution to invest in your own career…
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.
Across the Pond (studyacrossthepond.com) is a free service for students pursuing full degree studies in the UK in nearly any academic field. We work with over 40 partner universities. All students applying through Across the Pond are assigned a dedicated advisor who will provide guidance for the entire application process.
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™.
ApprenticeSearch.com (apprenticesearch.com) continues to connect employers and apprentices in the skilled trades. ApprenticeSearch.com is a free online job search and connecting platform with an exclusive focus on apprenticeship trade positions in Ontario. We’re more than just a technological solution to job searching – we’re also a passionate team of professionals who are available to offer support and guidance to both employers and apprentices.
Audacious Futures (audaciousfutures.co) is a global launchpad for bold innovation. Our purpose is to inspire, instigate and incubate the thinking, people and ideas to build better futures. We consult and advise businesses on how to prepare for the complex future of new high tech innovations and disruptive technologies. Our areas of focus are the future of work, learning and HR; future of technology and humanity; future of government and philanthropy; future of strategy and leadership and; the future of finance and economy.
The BCIT SITE Centre (bcit.ca) aims to reveal the value of life’s work. We undertake prior learning-related research and assessment activities, which result in advanced placement education options for experienced individuals or “mature students.” Among our mature student groups, we specialize in advanced placement and prior learning (APPL) assessments of military members, first responders, tradespeople, and individuals with foreign credentials.
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!
Bright Futures Solutions (shelliedeloyer.com) is a coaching and training company, empowering people to thrive in alignment with purposeful work. We guide individuals solely and within organizations to unlock their unlimited potential, access advanced awareness, find their inner drive and fulfillment, and achieve even greater success.
The Canadian Forces Recruiting Group (CFRC) (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 Colonel J.J.L Sabouri oversees approximately 600 uniformed members and civilians.
CareerCycles (careercycles.com) is a Canadian career management practice. Our team of Associates has helped 4,000+ individual and organizational clients become empowered in their careers and lives using our OneLifeTools narrative assessment system.
Career/LifeSkills Resources (CLSR) (clsr.ca) brings together a comprehensive offering of specially selected resources that explore new challenges and solutions. As a proud Canadian company, we aim to select quality Canadian resources wherever possible. Our catalogue includes new, innovative and exciting resources in career and organizational development; in addition to the tools and the best practices to put these into place. We offer a wide range of books, DVDs, assessments, and curriculums, along with certification and professional development training programs tailored to meet YOUR needs. At CLSR we are your personal, professional, organizational, and career development resource specialists.
The Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) at St Francis Xavier (StFX) University (stfxemploymentinnovation.ca) 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, CareerWise/OrientAction and The Canadian Journal of Career Development.
Our Family of Companies includes CharityVillage, Bmeaningful and TalentEgg. CharityVillage (charityvillage.com) is the HR partner for recruitment in the Canadian non-profit sector with a specialized job board, eLearning courses and webinars. Bmeaningful is the leading Canadian career site for social impact jobs and TalentEgg helps employers attract students, new grads and early career professionals through its employer branding products and services
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.
Cuso International (cusointernational.org) is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors.
A world where all people are able to realize their potential, develop their skills and participate fully in society.
Reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of volunteers, partners and donors.
Discover Year (discoveryear.ca) is a purposeful ‘gap year’ program that helps young adults build essential career and leadership skills. We emphasize the development of self-confidence, self-awareness, adaptability and interpersonal skills such as communication, emotional intelligence and collaboration. We integrate the following components to help students take action, foster open-mindedness and live according to their authentic selves:
DO what you love. Douglas College (douglascollege.ca) provides Career Practitioners with leading edge training as Essential Skills Facilitators and Career Development Practitioners. Our programs are available for customized face-to-face and hybrid delivery across Canada and fully online. We also offer Advanced training for CDPs who wish to enter into Management roles. For your next level of CDP training choose Douglas College.
The Employment + Education Centre (EEC) (eecentre.com) is a charitable, non-profit agency that has been serving Brockville, Leeds and Grenville area for over 33 years. Our mission is to “Empower our clients with employment and life skills to enhance their quality of life through the delivery of excellent service.” Our vision is that clients will be empowered to reach their potential and prepare them to live and compete in an ever-changing environment. Our agency is committed to providing clients with the knowledge, skills, expertise and support they will need to be successful.
ERS Scale Inc. (employmentreadiness.org) assists organizations providing employment or career development services through a unique combination of benefits to clients, agencies & funders provided by the internationally-validated Employment Readiness Scale™ (ERS). The ERS offers an initial employability assessment and repeat administrations to measure change, as well as real-time roll-up reports that document patterns of need and the effectiveness of interventions.
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.
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.
As publisher of the Ontario and British Columbia Labour Market Reports, Labour Market Solutions (labourmarketsolutions.ca) is the preeminent resource for understanding the Canadian labour market through publications, workshops, annual conferences and development of the website portal: “Labour Market Online.”
Let’s Talk Science (letstalkscience.ca) is a national, charitable organization focused on education and outreach to support youth development. We create and deliver unique learning programs and services that engage children, youth and educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Over 70% of the top careers in Canada require some form of STEM.
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.
Training is a critical component for supporting Métis people in their career aspirations and advancing the interests of Métis communities. MNO (metisnation.org) provides a comprehensive suite of employment programs and services that include career counselling, readiness training, subsidies, apprenticeship support, mobility assistance, self-employment and services for clients with disabilities. Programs and services are delivered through community-based service sites across the province.
The Nova Scotia Career Development Association(NSCDA) (nscda.ca) is an inclusive not-for-profit organization that provides strategic leadership to Nova Scotia professionals in career development. We promote effective practices through the communication of information, providing professional development, and encouraging the adoption of frameworks promoting enhanced client-centred services. We achieve our goals and continue to help career development practitioners to improve through membership, certification, professional development, conferences and events, and the development of various special projects.
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.
The Ontario Association of Career Management (OACM) (ontarioassociationofcareermanagement.org) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to advancing the knowledge, service delivery and the livelihood of career management professionals across Ontario. The business and service worlds are constantly changing, and with it, the needs of clients and expectations of employers. OACM members understand this and are dedicated to providing high-level servicing to get their clients back on their feet in the best way possible. They also know that staying on top of trends, training and networking as an independent career management practitioner takes a great deal of time and effort – and, let’s face it, building a solo business can get lonely. That’s where OACM fits in.
Ontario Center for Workforce Innovation (OCWI) (ocwi-coie.ca) is a bilingual research centre based out of Ryerson University’s Office of the Vice-President of Research and Innovation, committed to driving change in Ontario’s employment and training sector. OCWI works with the agencies and other partners that build skills, provide training, and connect people looking for jobs with employers looking for employees.
The Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) (odenetwork.com) is a professional body of employment service providers united to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability.
ODEN’s work focuses on:
ONESTEP (onestep.ca) is Ontario’s voice for the community-based employment and training sector. For over 30 years, we have worked alongside our members to ensure labour market development practices build a vibrant economy for all Ontarians. We provide our members with the supports, opportunities, and resources they need as career development practitioners and professionals.
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) (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.
Opportunity Group (opportunitygroup.ca) provides skillful facilitation, coaching, design and delivery of business training, and self-employment workshops. Business Plan BootCamp™- created by Opportunity Group – is a customizable step-by-step planning system that guides participants to complete a business plan using an easy-to-follow fill-in-the-blank template. BootCamp is now available online and can be adapted for special client groups such as youth, older entrepreneurs, or persons with disabilities.
Pearson (pearson.com) is the world’s learning company, with a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. Our new digital tool, Career Success Program, allows students to build their career skills, and connect with potential employers effectively. Stop by booth #131 to learn more about how the CSP can help with your career prep, academic success, and experiential learning management initiatives and goals.
THE WORLD OF WORK IS CHANGING. WE NEED OUR YOUTH TO SUCCEED.
Despite their drive, determination and capability, Canada’s youth will soon find it increasingly difficult to navigate and succeed in an ever-evolving job market. Along with our youth-focused partners, RBC® is focusing our capabilities, assets and resources to ensure youth have greater access to skills development, networking opportunities and work experience. Because when Canada’s youth succeed, we all succeed.
RBC Future Launch (rbc.com/futurelaunch). Empowering Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow.
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.
Saint Paul University (ustpaul.ca) (1848) is the founding college of the University of Ottawa, with which it has been federated since 1965. Bilingual and on a human scale, it offers programs in canon law, conflict studies, counselling and psychotherapy, human relations, philosophy, public ethics, social communication, social innovation, and theology.
Social Enterprise Career Marketplace sponsored by Anonymous in collaboration with The Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development (CSED).
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.
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 (vracanada.com) is the leading national organization representing and advocating for vocational rehabilitation professionals. Our members focus on removing barriers and returning individuals to work, or the best possible outcomes. Knowledge and experience, coupled with dignity and compassion, form the foundation upon which our association is built. We promote professional excellence, education and work for the advancement of the profession and the professionals we represent. We believe all persons should have the right and opportunity to participate in society, fully and with dignity, and have the opportunity to advance their vocational and life goals.
Worxica (worxica.com) is North America’s first Big Data labour market research platform available online to all jobseekers, students and employers. It provides access into detailed regional hiring demand insights extracted from millions of Canadian online job postings. Worxica is powered by Vicinity Jobs – a Canadian data analytics firm recognized nationally for its real-time labour market tracking technology solutions.
YES on Demand (yes.on.ca/yes-on-demand) is an exciting new knowledge transfer and training program offered by Youth Employment Services YES. YES on Demand seeks to address the persistent issue of youth unemployment with three proven, evidence-based solutions: mentorship, online employability and entrepreneurship skills training and programming for youth with mental health issues. Community agencies are provided with an innovative online mentorship hub, online training portal access and specialized employment curriculum to support youth with mental health issues. Partners also receive rigorous training on the use of these resources, as well as support throughout their implementation, at no cost to the partner organization.
With the New Year upon us, make a resolution to invest in your own career…
Countdown to Cannexus is on! With the holidays, we know that December is very busy….
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