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Sunday, January 27
 

08:30

09:00

Unconscious Bias: Understand, Define, Mitigate (Registration required | Inscription requise)
Everyone has bias; it is part of who we are. Bias is best described as a mental shortcut: we often use readily available thoughts and personal views to help us make decisions and establish opinions. Even among knowledgeable and well-intentioned career professionals, hidden blind spots affect our attitudes and perceptions of ourselves, our clients and our teams – and govern our behaviours as a result. Join Elaine Newman, one of North America’s top unconscious bias training providers, as we learn how unconscious bias can create barriers for success that we didn’t even know existed and what we can do about it.

In this workshop, with opportunity for self-reflection, you will:
  • Develop an understanding of the origins and social impacts of bias
  • Define the key concepts and types of unconscious bias, and why it’s important to you and your organization
  • Practice strategies and leverage tools that can assist in recognizing and mitigating unconscious bias as it relates to decision-making, evaluation, management, communication and interpersonal and group interactions

Pre-Conference | Précongrès
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Elaine Newman

Founder & CEO, Global Learning
Elaine Newman’s fine-tuned understanding of workplace complexities and human capital is what has made her one of North America’s most sought-out business-solutions and training experts since 1996. As Founder and CEO of Global Learning and FutureProofing.Today, Elaine engages with... Read More →


Sunday January 27, 2019 09:00 - 12:00
Room | Salle 201

09:00

Use the Power of Stories to Find Gigs and Build Careers! (CANCELLED)
THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED.

Are you wondering how to improve your clients’ ability to survive in a world where they will always be searching for their next opportunity? Clients need to communicate stories that help others understand their value. In employment interviews, they will be asked questions such as “What is your experience?” or “What do you have to offer?” Our clients also need concise language they can use in their marketing materials (resumes, letters, social media profiles, etc.). As the world of work has changed; the majority of opportunities are “gigs,” short-term work arrangements. This new reality requires individuals to engage in their career marketing on an ongoing basis.

In this practical workshop, you will learn to:
  • Use stories (narrative approaches) to guide your clients in their career marketing
  • Practice eliciting stories to identify unique strengths, characteristics, and relationships
  • Leverage these elements to coach your clients to develop creative marketing strategies to find gigs throughout their career

Pre-Conference | Précongrès
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Rob Straby

Professor, Career Development Professional Program, Conestoga College
Rob Straby, MA, has followed his passion for the innovation and development of state-of-the-art professional development coaching, facilitation and training systems since 1986. He has delivered these services to individuals, teams and departments in corporations, human services organizations... Read More →


Sunday January 27, 2019 09:00 - 12:00
Room | Salle 203

13:00

Building Insights and Confidence for Career Development Professionals Using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (Registration required | Inscription requise)
This workshop is for individuals working in the career development field who wish to introduce the key pillars of play (safety, honesty, engagement and universality) to their work for the benefit of their clients’ outcomes as well as their own engagement in the process. Those supporting others in developing their careers cannot be truly authentic in their work if they have not reflected on their own career development process. Furthermore, as workplaces become more diverse, methods such as LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® – which utilize all of the elements of play in a meaningful way – become increasingly important as a means of including this diversity.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn:
  • The benefits of play to career counselling and the science behind LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®
  • A pre-scripted “roadmap” for a short session in career development with clients using the LSP method
  • Insights into your own career development process which will help you to be authentic and genuine in your work with clients

Pre-Conference | Précongrès
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Kristen Klassen

Trainer of Facilitators, Brickstorming
Kristen Klassen is a Certified Facilitator and Trainer of Facilitators in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method. She holds a Phd in applied health sciences, focusing on mental health and an MSc in disability studies, focusing on career development opportunities for children with disab... Read More →


Sunday January 27, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Room | Salle 201

13:00

Engaging Employers to Increase Hiring on Your Campus (Registration required | Inscription requise)
Employers have many options when choosing where and how to hire. In a process that is never as objective or as measured as it may seem, there is a lot that you can do to get their attention and ensure that they give your students their close consideration. Employers are aware that there are highly talented candidates on every campus; therefore, how you connect with them and the customer service you deliver can have a dramatic impact on their hiring decisions. But you have to get their attention first.

In this highly interactive workshop, you will:
  • Gain insights into the “behind the scenes” thinking and processes that employers use when planning their hiring on campus
  • Participate in discussions about employer behaviours and what you can do to engage them more effectively
  • Learn about the latest research into students’ career interests and decisions so that you can be well prepared to provide employers with the most useful insights to help them be more effective as they try to attract and connect with your students

If you are investing energy in attracting more employers to hire your students, don’t miss this workshop.

Pre-Conference | Précongrès
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Graham Donald

President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.
As Canada’s leading expert on student recruitment and engagement, Graham Donald has been providing research, training, and strategic advice to the country’s leading employers and educational institutions for more than 25 years.


Sunday January 27, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Room | Salle 203

13:00

Helping Indigenous Talent Tap into Their Potential (Registration required | Inscription requise)
In this era of reconciliation, practitioners will benefit from gaining new ideas to adapt to their work with the Indigenous community. There is tremendous potential to increase the participation of Indigenous talent into meaningful careers that lead to positive recruitment experiences and workplace inclusion. Trina will impart advice, activities, and strategic tips on how to build good relationships with the community, gathered from her own first-hand experiences.

In this in-depth workshop, you will:
  • Gain insights about how Indigenous teachings and worldview grounds a wholistic perspective of the career/life journey
  • Gather ideas how to weave your story & life experiences into building meaningful relationships with the Indigenous community
  • Become inspired to connect with Indigenous youth and adults in career conversations through exploring new tips and activities for your toolbox

Pre-Conference | Précongrès
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Trina Maher

Chief Creative Spirit, Bridging Concepts
Trina Maher is the Project Co-ordinator for the Ontario Linkages Project, hosted by Indigenous Works. Trina is an Indigenous career development strategic advisor and corporate Indigenous talent inclusion specialist with over 15 years of experience.


Sunday January 27, 2019 13:00 - 16:00
Room | Salle 205

13:00

16:00

First-Timer’s Session | Séance pour les nouveaux venus
First time at Cannexus? Then this session, designed to help maximize the conference experience, is for you! We also encourage veteran delegates interested in “mentoring” new attendees to attend.

Please be sure to pick up your delegate badge at the Conference Check-In desk on Level 3 of the Shaw Centre prior to joining the First-Timer’s Session.

You’ll have the chance to learn more about the work of CERIC, get an overview of Cannexus and participate in an ice-breaker networking activity with other delegates.

Vous participez au congrès Cannexus pour la première fois? Cette séance, conçue pour maximiser votre expérience, s’adresse à vous! Nous encourageons également les habitués désireux de « mentorer » de nouveaux participants à profiter de l’occasion.

Avant de vous joindre à la séance pour les débutants, n’oubliez pas de prendre possession de votre porte-nom de délégué au kiosque kiosque d’enregistrement au 3e étage du Centre Shaw.

Vous aurez l’occasion d’en apprendre davantage au sujet du CERIC, d’obtenir une vue d’ensemble du congrès Cannexus et de participer à une activité de réseautage pour rencontrer les autres délégués.

Sunday January 27, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Room | Salle 210
 
Monday, January 28
 

07:00

07:00

08:00

08:30

Opening Keynote Address | Allocution d'ouverture: My “Useless” Degree and Where It Got Me | Mon diplôme « inutile » et ce qu’il m’a permis de faire
The nature of work is changing, especially given rapid advances in artificial intelligence. Numerous predictions of widescale disruptions due to automation abound for both blue- and white-collar occupations. Public anxiety over so-called “useless” degrees — that is, degrees that lead to no job, lead some to suggest that universities need to re-examine relevance of certain fields of study. This conclusion supposes that the only important outcome of a degree is obtaining a job related to one’s major, a significant factor in the devaluation of arts degrees in favour of STEM disciplines. However, the so-called “soft” skills that are developed during any degree are remarkably robust to disruption. These proficiencies are beyond disciplinary knowledge and include such skills as teamwork, communication, flexibility, independence, conflict resolution, and time management. Thus, to remain relevant, universities need to shift the focus from jobs in today’s economy to how a degree contributes to life-long opportunities.

La nature du travail est en plein changement, notamment en raison des avancées rapides dans le domaine de l’intelligence artificielle. L’automatisation laisse présager de nombreux bouleversements à grande échelle pour les cols bleus et les cols blancs. L’inquiétude de la population vis-à-vis des diplômes soi-disant « inutiles », c’est-à-dire les diplômes qui ne mènent à aucun emploi, amènent un certain nombre de personnes à suggérer que les universités doivent se questionner sur la pertinence de certains champs d’étude. Cette conclusion laisse entendre que le seul objectif important d’un diplôme est l’obtention d’un emploi lié à la matière principale étudiée, un facteur de dévaluation considérable des diplômes ès arts en faveur des disciplines STIM. Toutefois, les compétences dites « non techniques » développées durant les études sont remarquablement résistantes aux bouleversements. Ces aptitudes outrepassent les acquis propres à telle ou telle discipline et englobent des expertises comme le travail d’équipe, la communication, la souplesse, l’indépendance, la résolution de conflits et la gestion du temps. Par conséquent, pour continuer d’offrir des formations pertinentes, les universités doivent recentrer leurs efforts sur les occasions d’emploi à l’échelle d’une vie, plutôt que sur les métiers de l’économie d’aujourd’hui.


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Deborah Saucier

President | Rectrice, MacEwan University | Université MacEwan
Dr Deborah Saucier is an accomplished academic and successful university administrator. In July 2017, Dr Saucier joined MacEwan University as President. Before coming to MacEwan, she spent six years at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, ON, as Provost and... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

09:40

201: A Community of Practice for Employment Counsellors
The Mental Health Commission of Canada and Canadian Association for Supported Employment have launched a national community of practice for employment counsellors who support people living with mental illness. Join us to learn how you can become part of a larger movement to raise awareness and break down barriers to employment for people living with a mental illness.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How supported employment assists people living with a mental illness 
  • How supported employment assists people living with a mental illness 
  • How champions are advancing supported employment in their communities

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Krista Benes

Program Manager, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Krista Benes is a Program Manager in Workplace Mental Health at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She has experience working in front-line mental health and conducting research in career development, unemployment and underemployment.
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Annette Borrows

President, Canadian Association For Supported Employment (CASE)
Annette Borrows has been serving people with disabilities towards employment for 20 years. All of her efforts are focused towards employment equity. She has also written and facilitates over 250 hours of workshops and courses.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 201

09:40

202: MyHomeWorks: Bringing Local Labour Market Information to Students
MyHomeWorks is an interactive online platform providing students with the opportunity to engage with the world of work. Through MyHomeWorks, students connect their interests to local labour market opportunities and explore the environmental factors that can impact their future job search. Equipped with quizzes, challenges and performance-based achievements, MyHomeWorks presents an innovative resource supporting students in their career-planning decisions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students are introduced to local and non-local jobs 
  • Students will learn about careers that relate to their interests
  • Students will learn about careers that relate to their interests

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Madelaine Currelly

CEO, Community Training and Development Centre
Madelaine Currelly is the CEO of Community Training and Development Centre, a not-for-profit organization. She has developed and implemented many new initiatives in employment readiness and was engaged by WDB/LEPC to develop myhomeworks.net.
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Jennifer Lamantia

CEO, Workforce Development Board
Jennifer Lamantia joined the Workforce Development Board in 2017 and has supported the research and development of projects completed under the LEPC pilot. She has over 15 years of management experience including driving business development initiatives for education.
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Kristen Larocque

Project and Marketing Officer, Workforce Development Board
Kristen Larocque began working for the Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council in June 2017. She has been directly involved with the development and marketing of MyHomeWorks.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 202

09:40

203: Open Badges: Digital Credentials for 21C Careers
Open Badge is a standard for digital credentials invented by Mozilla in 2011 as a better way to recognize skills and carry them forward. Innovative organizations like IBM and Doctors Without Borders are starting to use Open Badges in an "Internet of Skills" approach to workforce development. Learn how they are becoming flexible digital credentials for the 21st century careers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • List the benefits of competency-based approaches to workforce development
  • Evaluate the importance of employability skills for 21st century careers
  • Explain how Open Badges make skills more portable and learner-centred

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Don Presant

President, Learning Agents / CanCred.ca
Don Presant is Canada’s leading expert on Open Badges. He is President of Learning Agents, host of CanCred.ca, the premier Canadian service for Open Badges, serving educators, trainers and other organizations across the country.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 203

09:40

204: Expertise and Excellence: Reclaiming the Career Development Sector
Funding and regulatory bodies are mandating the gathering of outcome data as the new “standard of care” across all helping sectors. This drastically changes what is required of career services and career practitioners. The risk is that our purpose can become unhinged from our practice as we strive to hit targets. This session will explore a sector-driven approach to supporting employment organizations and governments in reclaiming their performance story, building the evidence required within a more “holistic” measurement framework.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sarah Delicate

Founding Partner, BBMD Consulting Inc.
Sarah Delicate is a founding partner of Bell Brown Molnar and Delicate Inc. (BBMD), a consulting firm based in Ottawa. As a consultant, coach, trainer and speaker, Sarah has worked with 1000’s of people across 100’s of organizations. Her high-energy style will convince you that... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 204

09:40

205: On-Campus Employment: Route to Top Skills Acquisition
A long-standing on-campus employment program at Memorial University was transformed in 2005 into an experiential learning program. Analysis of data collected since that time identified the top skills and competencies students have developed. Come hear how the program was transformed and learn how the skills students are learning overlap with the top skills employers are seeking.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn to transform any program into an experiential learning program
  • Learn the top skills acquired by students in on-campus employment
  • Learn how skills acquired by students align with employer needs

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jennifer Browne

Associate Director, Student Life, Memorial University
Jennifer Browne is the Associate Director of Student Life at Memorial University. She has a long history with career development in post-secondary and in the community. She is currently Past Chair, CERIC Board of Directors.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 205

09:40

206: Facilitation, Diversity and the Future of Work | L’animation, la diversité et l’avenir du travail
Workplaces are more diverse than ever before. With this comes different points of view, problem-solving strategies and leadership styles. Great facilitation techniques can mitigate conflict, guide agendas and hold individuals accountable in an equitable way. This interactive session will provide you the opportunity to expand your facilitation skills and acquire the tools to work with and engage diverse audiences.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to be equitable in facilitation methods
  • How to create inclusive and engaging learning environments
  • How to adapt and enhance your facilitation skills

Les lieux de travail n’ont jamais été aussi diversifiés. Avec cette diversité viennent des points de vue, des stratégies de résolution de problèmes et des styles de leadership différents. Des techniques d’animation éprouvées peuvent atténuer les conflits, faciliter la préparation des réunions et responsabiliser les employés de façon équitable. Cette formation interactive vous permettra d’améliorer vos compétences en animation et de découvrir des outils pour obtenir la collaboration et l’engagement d’auditoires diversifiés.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Miser sur l’équité dans un contexte d’animation
  • Créer des milieux d’apprentissage inclusifs et stimulants
  • Ajuster et améliorer vos compétences en animation

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Letecia Rose

Letecia Rose

Founder & Lead Facilitator | Fondatrice et animatrice principale, Skill Market
Letecia Rose is an award-winning facilitator and community engagement specialist passionate about creating equitable spaces. Working in social justice for over 10 years, Letecia has trained thousands of individuals in diversity and equitable program design.Letecia Rose est une animatrice... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 206

09:40

207: FAST Track to Apprenticeship Success
Foundational Assessment for Skilled Trades (or FAST) is a digital update of the Evaluating Academic Readiness for Apprenticeship Training (EARAT) developed around 2000. The platform assists students planning to apprentice in skilled trades to identify areas in math, science or communications that may need additional study to ensure success. Instructors can monitor student results and offer resources for further study.

Learning Outcomes:
  • History and purpose of EARAT and FAST
  • How the comprehensive skill assessments help students prepare for apprenticeship
  • How instructors can monitor assessment results

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Rob Shepard

Project Facilitator, Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board
Rob Shepard’s background in media, communications and project management spans over 40 years. His responsibilities at SMWDB cover a number of projects including employment-related online platform development and targeted sector development initiatives.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 207

09:40

209: Coaching Clients to Create a Positive Digital Footprint | Conseiller ses clients sur la création d’une empreinte numérique positive
Job candidates' social media platforms are routinely being critiqued by potential employers. Having a negative or non-existent online image can limit both career and educational opportunities. We as practitioners need to be well-versed in how to teach clients about online etiquette, discretion, and methods for strategically utilizing the Internet as an effective marketing and networking tool.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn tips for maintaining online privacy
  • Understand strategies for cleaning up an undesirable online image
  • Learn how to utilize social media to reach career goals

Les employeurs consultent les pages des médias sociaux des candidats à un emploi. Une image en ligne négative ou non existante peut limiter les occasions d’emploi et de formation. À titre d’intervenants en développement de carrière, nous devons être bien informés pour enseigner les règles de l’étiquette et de la discrétion en ligne, ainsi que les façons d’utiliser l’Internet comme un outil de marketing et de réseautage efficace.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Obtenir des conseils sur la protection de la vie privée en ligne
  • Comprendre les stratégies d’élimination des images indésirables en ligne
  • Utiliser les médias sociaux pour atteindre ses objectifs professionnels

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Anthony Berardi

Web Developer / Marketing Co-ordinator | Concepteur Web et coordonnateur du marketing, EPC Peterborough
Anthony Berardi, Web and Marketing Co-ordinator for EPC Peterborough and Principal at AB Solutions, has been developing websites, branding and managing social media for over a decade.Concepteur Web et coordonnateur du marketing chez EPC Peterborough, ainsi que directeur d’AB Solutions... Read More →
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Jean Giroux

Employment Counsellor | Conseiller en emploi, EPC Peterborough
With a career in assessment, facilitation, and program design; along with education in social media, psychology, and cyber counselling, Jean Giroux helps clients develop networking, job search, personal branding and social media strategies.Détenteur d’une formation en médias sociaux... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 209

09:40

210: Career Chats: A New Group Career Advising Format
Learn about how Career Exploration and Education at U of T developed and implemented a group career advising model and program – Career Chats. We will explore how we combined advising and career development theories to design and assess this new model, as well as the success and lessons learned from our implementation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Articulate the strength and impact of this advising model
  • Describe theories used to design and assess the model
  • Examine challenges and opportunities related to group advising

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Atifa Karim

Co-ordinator, Student Peer Programs, University of Toronto
Atifa Karim is the Co-ordinator, Student Peer Programs for Career Exploration and Education at the University of Toronto. She has an MEd in higher education, and has worked in careers, orientation and transition, and academic advising.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 210

09:40

211: Modernisation de la Stratégie emploi jeunesse
Le gouvernement du Canada est déterminé à transmettre aux jeunes les compétences, les capacités et l’expérience de travail dont ils ont besoin pour démarrer leur carrière du bon pied. Cette présentation portera sur les investissements accrus du gouvernement dans la Stratégie emploi jeunesse, afin de prolonger ses engagements et baliser l’accès des jeunes à des emplois de qualité.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jocelyne Voisin

Directrice générale, Jeunesse et innovation en matière de compétences | Director General of Youth and Skills Innovation, Emploi et Développement social Canada | Employment and Social Development Canada
À titre de directrice générale, Jeunesse et innovation en matière de compétences, Jocelyne Voisin gère des dossiers horizontaux complexes, notamment la transmission des compétences dont les jeunes ont besoin pour réussir dans un milieu de travail en évolution rapide.Jocelyne... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 211

09:40

213: Bridging the Skills Gap for Traditionally Marginalized Groups
This session will discuss the difficulties experienced by traditionally marginalized groups in the labour market, such as discrimination and skill mismatches. In turn, through case studies of several programs, it will explore how emergent forms of social and technological innovation – focused on skills training and job matching – can be used as tools to overcome these labour market challenges.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Better understand skill mismatches in Canada
  • Learn about new technologies for advancing employment of underrepresented groups
  • Learn how to support underrepresented groups to connect to employment

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Wendy Cukier

Academic Director and Professor, Diversity, Ryerson University
Dr Wendy Cukier is founder of the Diversity Institute at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and recently completed her term as Vice-President of Research and Innovation where she helped build the university's innovation ecosystem.
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Mark Patterson

Executive Director, Magnet
Mark Patterson is a changemaker in the career development space, creating opportunities for professionals from diverse educational and career backgrounds and addressing barriers to employment for youth, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and new immigrants.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 213

09:40

214: Students, Careers & the Impact of Post-Secondary Education
How does post-secondary education influence students' career confidence? How does career intention influence students' academic success? And what role do career aspirations play in students' education decisions? Based on new research conducted with more than 11,000 post-secondary students in 2018, this presentation will dig deep into the relationship between career development and post-secondary studies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How students career readiness changes over their course of studies
  • How career development impacts academic success
  • How to build a case for investment in career development

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Graham Donald

Graham Donald

President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.
As Canada’s leading expert on student recruitment and engagement, Graham Donald has been providing research, training, and strategic advice to the country’s leading employers and educational institutions for more than 25 years.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 214

09:40

215: Understanding Interview Anxiety: Causes, Coping and Consequences
We will showcase current and ongoing research to address the following questions about interview anxiety: What happens to job candidates when they feel anxious? How does anxiety influence their interview performance? How can job applicants learn to overcome their anxiety? Is anxiety predictive of job performance? Participants will share their own questions and observations about interview anxiety.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how, when, and why anxiety shapes interview experience
  • Learn how, when and why anxiety predicts job performance
  • Participate in shaping future research on interview anxiety

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Silvia Bonaccio

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Dr Silvia Bonaccio is the Ian Telfer Professor of Workplace Psychology at the Telfer School of Management (University of Ottawa). Her work focuses on how anxiety and emotions influence personnel assessment.
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Deborah Powell

Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Dr Deborah Powell is an Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Guelph. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in personnel selection, and has published numerous articles on employment interviews and interview anxiety.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 215

09:40

208: Breaking Down Barriers: Community-Led Stories of Impact
This interactive session explores exemplary community-based approaches for supporting individuals from populations underrepresented in the workforce to secure meaningful and sustainable employment. Hear stories of impact directly from a panel of pioneering community organizations, discuss successes and challenges arising across your communities, and explore the importance of collaboration, research and capacity-building in generating innovative strategies that can strengthen community development.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore new approaches that support underrepresented individuals in the workforce
  • Identify diverse techniques for bringing innovation into your practice
  • Discuss strategies for supporting more inclusive, diverse and productive workforces

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Mohja Alia

Manager, Employment and Bridging, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Mohja Alia has more than 20 years’ experience in employment counselling and career coaching. She is leading a team of professional staff who are supporting thousands of immigrant newcomers every year. The Employment and Bridging team offer a range of services and programs to support... Read More →
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Carolyn Ferguson

Program Evaluation Analyst, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Carolyn Ferguson is a social sciences researcher specializing in immigration, public policy,and gender. Her current focus is employment and the settlement and integration of newcomers. She currently co-ordinates the NOW and the Career Pathway Loan Fund programs for Immigrant Services... Read More →
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Marcus Jamieson

Client Service C-oordinator, TEAM Work Cooperative
Marcus Jamieson has over 20 years of experience supporting adults with various disabilities in developing life and employment plans. He has worked closely with various healthcare systems as a family advocate providing intervention and supports to individuals with complex needs.
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Jessica Popp

Co-ordinator of Stakeholder Engagement, Centre for Employment Innovation, St Francis Xavier University
Jess Popp is the Co-ordinator, Stakeholder Engagement for the NS Centre for Employment Innovation. She has collaborated with a variety of sectors, working to empower communities and individuals to become critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 208

09:40

212: Leveraging Employer Partnerships for an Inclusive Labour Market
Taking a deliberate approach to employer engagement is critical in creating sustainable solutions for an inclusive local economy. This session will provide practical strategies on how organizations can create and maintain relationships with businesses that support employment opportunities for multi-barrier jobseekers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the need for a dynamic approach to employer engagement
  • Knowing your job seekers
  • Coming to the employer table with confidence

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kayla Brien

Employer Relations, Quint Development Corporation
Kayla Brien is intensely committed to building her community. Through working in employer relations with Quint Development Corporation, she advocates for marginalized jobseekers in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods and their inclusivity in the workforce.
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Kristen Thoms

Progam Manager, Quint Development Corporation
Kristen Thoms is a community-minded professional responsible for managing the Core Neighbourhoods at Work program which assists 1,500+ jobseekers annually. She believes effective communication with community stakeholders is the foundation for inclusive economies.


Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 212

10:30

11:00

201: Dying to Live: Breakthrough Stress and Health Practices
You need to manage well with stress and health to increase success in all of areas of life! Determine
current stress and wellness levels in 5 specific areas. From these benchmarks, specific strategies will be recommended to reduce stress and improve wellness in each. Application includes new directions for growth to improve health, performance and quality of life.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Confirm personal health and wellness levels in 5 categories
  • Learn specific wellness and stress reduction strategies
  • Leave with a personal action plan for improved health and techniques

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Ken Keis

CEO/President, CRG Consulting Resource Group
Dr Ken Keis is an expert on leadership, wellness, assessments and developing your life purpose. An author, speaker and consultant – in 29 years, Ken has conducted 3,000+ presentations and authored 4 million+ words of content.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 201

11:00

202: Practitioner-Based Research: How to Get It Done!
Practitioner-based research (PBR) helps our field by identifying best practices, sharing innovative ideas, and demonstrating to our stakeholders that our work is effective. In this session, the CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter Executive will provide resources on structuring PBR, introduce our organization’s grant that could help fund your project, and lead small group discussions to further develop your research ideas.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Increased awareness of the importance of practitioner based research
  • Obtained access to resources on structuring practitioner research projects
  • Developed their ideas for a practitioner-based research project

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Teresa Francis

Owner - Past President of the Career Counsellors Chapter, Teresa Francis Consulting - CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter
Teresa Francis is a career counsellor and a consultant in career development and RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). She is the immediate Past President of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Career Counsellors Chapter.  
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Rebecca Hudson-Breen

Assistant Professor - President of the Career Counsellors Chapter, University of Alberta - CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter
Dr Rebecca Hudson Breen, Assistant Professor in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta, conducts research on the relational contexts of career, and career and addictions. She is President of the CCPA Career Counsellor's Chapter.
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Jessica Isenor

Past President, CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter
Jessica Isenor is a Past President of the CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter. During her term the chapter launched the Practitioner Research Grant to encourage career practitioners to conduct research to establish their own evidence-based practices.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 202

11:00

203: Indigenous Stories of Success: Academics, Career & Well-Being
Kathy has focused her life's work in the areas of the interconnectedness of Indigenous student success, career development and wellness. She uses success stories to demonstrate how academic and career interventions lead to better wellness, stress reduction and new stories. This interactive session will introduce a model of mental health intervention, highlight stories of success, and invite audience interaction.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Greater awareness of academic and career issues facing Indigenous peoples
  • Understanding of how academic and career success interplay with well-being
  • Awareness of success stories as a career and wellness intervention

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kathy Offet-Gartner

Counsellor, Mount Royal University
Kathy Offet-Gartner is a Counselling Psychologist within Student Counselling Services of Mount Royal University. Working for over three decades with and for Indigenous communities, she believes that academic success, career and well-being are connected and interwoven.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 203

11:00

204: Finding Your Path: Orienting Newcomers with Technical Backgrounds
Have you ever had an internationally trained engineer in your office and not known what to tell them? Newcomers with experience in engineering and the construction/industrial sector may have job titles and backgrounds that are misrepresentative of their Canadian equivalents. Learn successful strategies for orienting new Canadians with technical profiles towards a viable long-term career.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain a better understanding of newcomers’ technical profiles
  • Discover tools to identify newcomers’ most marketable transferable skills
  • Effectively communicate viable alternative career options to newcomers

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Elina Sharkova

Facilitator/Employment Consultant, Power of Trades, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region
Elina Sharkova, Facilitator/Employment Consultant for Power of Trades program, is an Adult Learning Specialist with several years of experience as a group facilitator for diverse audiences of professionals in a variety of industries.
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Madison Watson

Director, Trades Talent Link, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region
Madison Watson, Director of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region’s Trades Talent Link project, has been working directly with newcomers in skilled trades and programs which support them since 2011.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 204

11:00

205: Integrate Career Theories in Practice
This presentation elaborates on the potential and promise of meaningful integration of career theories to understand and promote individuals’ vocational well-being. To this end, a wealth of constructs and tenets from career theories are utilized to frame a meta-framework that comprises several essential themes for career construction. The framework engenders insights to inform and direct career development practice and counselling.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the link between theory and pratice in life-careers
  • See the great potential of theoretical integration in career development
  • Utilize a meta-theoretical framework in career development practice

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Charles P. Chen

Professor, University of Toronto
Charles P. Chen, PhD, is Professor of Counselling Psychology and a Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto. He is a featured social scientist in Canadian Who’s Who and Who’s Who in the World.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 205

11:00

206: Cultivating Leadership | Cultiver le leadership
We are all leaders in our own lives, personally and professionally! Learn practical and effective tools for taking ownership and standing in your power to create the results you want. You’ll gain tangible practices for demonstrating excellence, adopting a successful mindset, and achieving your goals; all of which can be used to advance your own career and for guiding others.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Tangible leadership skills for all work environments
  • Establish and maintain a positive, supporting, successful mindset
  • Empowering self and other to demonstrate excellence and leadership

Nous sommes tous des chefs dans nos vies personnelles et professionnelles. Découvrez des outils pratiques et efficaces pour prendre votre place et le contrôle de votre vie, afin d’obtenir les résultats que vous souhaitez. Vous aurez accès à des méthodes concrètes pour atteindre l’excellence, adopter une attitude gagnante et réaliser vos objectifs – des atouts pour gravir les échelons professionnels et guider vos collègues et vos proches.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Développer des compétences concrètes en leadership pour tous les milieux de travail
  • Acquérir et conserver une attitude positive, empathique et gagnante
  • Se donner et donner aux autres l’occasion de faire preuve d’excellence et de leadership

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Shellie Deloyer

President, Trainer, Coach, Speaker | Présidente, formatrice, mentore et conférencière, Bright Futures Solutions
Shellie Deloyer is a professional development trainer, master coach and business owner. She has extensive experience working with individuals and organizations to unlock their potential, build new skills and achieve their goals.Shellie Deloyer est formatrice en perfectionnement de... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 206

11:00

207: Self-Care for Career Practitioners
This interactive session focuses on a review of the challenges faced by career practitioners by the
nature of their work (including vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout), and how to identify
symptoms. Our focus will be working together to expand and implement evidence-based self-care
strategies in the practitioner's everyday life to increase resilience and remain healthy in their practice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To identify symptoms of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout
  • To develop awareness on both personal and professional self-care strategies
  • To create an implementable evidence-based self-care plan

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michael Sorsdahl

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Canada Career Counselling
Michael is a Registered Psychologist, Clinical Counsellor and Senior Reserve Military Officer. He is the owner of Juvenation Wellness Centre on Vancouver Island, and specializes in trauma, LGBTQ2+, couples, career transitions and counsellor development.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 207

11:00

209: Supporting Global Competencies Through Career Education: Possibilities and Problems | Favoriser l’acquisition des compétences générales par l’éducation au choix de carrière : possibilités et problèmes
This interactive presentation discusses three critical issues in public education: 1. The essential role that "global" competencies in creativity, health, social-emotional learning and citizenship play for student success and life chances, 2. The critical role guidance counsellors play in supporting students in these areas, and 3. Their scarcity as a resource, along with other related infrastructure and resources in schools.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Role guidance counsellors play in supporting students in global competencies
  • Connection of global competencies to infrastructure and resources in schools
  • Scarcity of these resources in elementary and secondary schools

Cette présentation interactive porte sur trois éléments clés de l’éducation publique : (1) l’importance des compétences générales pour la créativité, la santé, le développement social et affectif et la compréhension des droits et des obligations des citoyens dans la réussite et les perspectives de vie, (2) le rôle essentiel des conseillers dans ces domaines, et (3) le manque de conseillers, d’infrastructures connexes et de ressources dans les écoles.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre l’importance des conseillers dans l’acquisition des compétences générales
  • Comprendre la relation entre les compétences générales et les infrastructures et les ressources dans les écoles
  • Constater la rareté de ces ressources dans les écoles primaires et secondaires

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Christine Schandl

Research Manager | Responsable de la recherche, People for Education
Christine Schandl is the Research Manager at People for Education. Christine is an experienced educator with a master's in teaching. She is currently studying for a PhD in education and has expertise in classroom assessment.Christine Corso est responsable de la recherche à l’organisme... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 209

11:00

210: Career Development for Our Field: A National Conversation
As a field, we're not great at promoting our value to Canadians. Join us in conversation with a diverse panel of people who are effectively showcasing the benefits of career development. Learn from perspectives in rural Nunavut, higher education, non-profit, the blogosphere, private practice and even a weekly TV guest expert. Let’s step outside our silos and combine voices.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Learn why more informed and engaged clients help you/your centre
  • Career practitioners are collaborating/communicating. Learn how you can too
  • Learn effective digital marketing/social media strategies for career development

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Donnalee Bell

Managing Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Donnalee Bell is Managing Director with CCDF. Passionate about the career development field, she works to bring its potential to the workforce development goals of governments, employers and communities. As co-moderator, she brings 3CD board experience.
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Ali Breen

Millennials Career Coach, Ali Breen Career Coaching
Ali Breen coaches millennials using narrative, experiential and innovative approaches in her private practice. She brings her experiences as Community Growth Manager for OneLifeTools and Marketing team for 3CD's Canada Career Month as co-moderator of the panel.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 210

11:00

211-1: (Carrousels) Développement de carrière en milieu éducatif pluriethnique
Quelques pratiques des intervenants scolaires liées à l’intégration culturelle, linguistique et socioprofessionnelle des personnes immigrantes en milieu éducatif québécois seront présentées en y montrant les défis des acteurs rattachés à l’inclusion, la résistance face aux mécanismes d’exclusion, l’implication professionnelle pour l’élaboration des connaissances et des stratégies innovantes. Une discussion suivra autour de la question : comment enseigner le développement de carrière pour impliquer davantage d’acteurs dans l’intégration et l’inclusion des personnes issues des minorités?

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Connaître les concepts d’intégration et d’adaptation, les mécanismes d’inclusion, d'exclusion
  • Identifier des attitudes et habiletés appropriées en milieu éducatif pluriethnique
  • Porter un regard sur la conduite éthique en milieu pluriethnique

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Mélissa Bissonnette

Professeure, Université du Québec à Montréal
Mélissa Bissonnette est professeure à la Faculté des sciences de l’éducation de l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Elle s'intéresse à la gestion de la diversité en éducation et au développement d'une compétence interculturelle et inclusive.
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Myra Deraîche

Maître de langue, Université du Québec à Montréal
Myra Deraîche est maître de langue à l’École de langues de l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Elle poursuit un doctorat en éducation et s’intéresse aux jumelages interculturels, à la rhétorique interculturelle et à l’éducation interculturelle.
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Cynthia Martiny

Professeure, Université du Québec à Montréal
Cynthia Martiny est professeure à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Ses intérêts portent sur le jumelage interculturel, les compétences des praticiens de l’orientation en contextes multiethniques, l’intégration professionnelle des immigrants et le travail en group... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 211

11:00

211-2: (Carrousels) Tirer parti des partenariats entre pays : apprentissage interculturel hors de la classe
L’apprentissage par expérience internationale est à la hausse. Les effets de telles expériences sur le développement de compétences comme la résilience, la capacité d’adaptation et la sensibilité interculturelle sont bien connus. Cette séance, qui met l’accent sur la France, explique comment tirer parti des partenariats entre le Canada et d’autres pays afin de favoriser l’apprentissage par expérience internationale et interculturelle hors classe. Elle présente aussi les avantages d’une telle pratique pour les étudiants, les jeunes, ainsi que le milieu universitaire et de l’industrie.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Présenter aux participants les options d’apprentissage international qui s’offrent aux étudiants et aux jeunes
  • Étudier les problèmes auxquels font face les établissements et les étudiants en matière d’activités d’apprentissage international
  • Déterminer les mesures à prendre par le gouvernement pour s’attaquer à ces problèmes


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Karl Napoleon

Directeur adjoint du programme, Expérience internationale Canada
Karl Napoléon est un directeur adjoint du programme Expérience internationale Canada au sein de l’Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada (IRCC). Son équipe, responsable des opérations du programme EIC, encourage la participation des jeunes  de l’étranger au Programme... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 211

11:00

213: Canadian Career Development: Legacies of Leadership
What does leadership mean to you? Canada has had an enviable legacy of career development leadership. In 2017, we lost Bryan Hiebert, one of those leaders who left a powerful legacy. Join a panel of Stu Conger Award recipients who will share their sources of inspiration and influence, and reflect upon the next leadership challenges for career development in Canada.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore what leadership means to you
  • Explore different facets of leadership and how these inspire action
  • Identify leadership gaps and opportunities to strengthen our field

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lynne Bezanson

Executive Director Emeritus, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Lynne Bezanson is Executive Director Emeritus of CCDF, chairs the ICCDPP and serves on the Executive of 3CD. A respected author, researcher and educator, Lynne received the Stu Conger Gold Medal for Leadership in Career Development.
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director | Directrice générale, Canadian Career Development Foundation | Fondation canadienne pour le développement de carrière
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation and founding Executive Officer of 3CD, Sareena Hopkins works to move from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, training and advocacy.À titre de directrice générale de la Fondation... Read More →
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Kris Magnusson

Dean, Faculty of Education | Doyen, Faculté de l’éducation, Simon Fraser University
Kris Magnusson (Dean, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University) is passionate about career development and learning in all forms; 2006 recipient of the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development.Kris Magnusson, doyen de la Faculté d’éducation de l’Universit... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 213

11:00

214: A Better Story’s Answer to Career Foreclosure
Career foreclosure can affect people at any age, especially in later life. The belief that their career journey is over may lead to crippling hopelessness, depression, or anxiety. Cultivating a better story is a life-long journey in which people can rewrite their story at any age in ways that enable them to explore and pursue their future possibilities and opportunities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Present the concept of career foreclosure and its impact
  • Demonstrate that stories are never over, even with age
  • Explore how to rewrite story to discover new possibilities

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Gray Poehnell

Career Consultant, Ergon Communications
Gray Poehnell explores holistic career approaches that cultivate hope, practical spirituality, creativity and imagination. He has extensive experience in working with Aboriginal, immigrant and mainstream clients and currently trains career practitioners nationally and internation... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 214

11:00

215-1: (Carousels) Career Guidance Program for Primary Years
A career guidance program was developed and implemented in Grades 1 to 4, with the purpose to provide students with successful educational experiences. Each career activity was pilot tested before implementation. Focus in the primary years was career awareness and exploration through curriculum enhancement. Activities were evaluated by all stakeholders and were redesigned for future implementation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Importance of career guidance program for primary years 
  • Individual needs of students are met through the program
  • Collaboration of students, teachers, parents, community members and career team

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Mauli Mahajan

Head of Careers, GEMS Modern Academy
Mauli Mahajan earned her master’s in school counselling from University of Scranton, PA and PhD from M.S. University, India. Mauli has over 18 years' experience in the field of teaching, counselling, career development, behavioural science, research and training.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 215

11:00

215-2: (Carousels) Ethnic Identity and Occupational Aspirations in Middle Years
Ethnic identity in adults has been shown to play a role in occupational choices; however, the development of this relationship in Canadian youth is still largely unexplored. In this study, we draw on longitudinal interviews to explore the relationship between the strength of youth ethnic identity and their occupational aspirations in an urban Canadian school district.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Measures of ethnic identity in research
  • Development of the relationship between ethnic identity and career aspirations
  • Exploring person fit models to encourage diversity in employment

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michelle Nilson

Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
Michelle Nilson is an Associate Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University, where she works with community foundations and school districts to understand student transitions to career and post-secondary education.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 215

11:00

215-3: (Carousels) Future of Work: Changing Our Relationship with Change
The speed of innovation continues to accelerate. By coaching students to enjoy the journey en route to their destination, we teach them to observe and respond to changes in the environment around them. Preparedness + Foresight = Situational Advantage.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Embrace the inevitability of change and leverage it
  • Career development is like defensive driving - be prepared
  • Preparedness + Foresight = Situational Advantage

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Karena de Souza

Founder, FUTUREcasting
Futurist. Strategist. Parent. Karena de Souza uses the ability to see possible futures 5-15 years in the future to help her audience develop strategies on when and how to change course and position themselves for success.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 215

11:00

215-4: (Carousels) Informed Career Choices
Participants will gain insight into the need to prioritize career planning among emerging adults (18-26). Many youth go to university or start careers and often too quickly they find that they made the wrong choice since their expectations were not met. I will share strategies that career development professionals can use to ensure a smooth transition for these emerging adults.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Insight into the need to prioritize youth career planning
  • Ways to increase youth career awareness
  • Strategies to increase students’ awareness of their career path

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Hoda Kilani

Career and Academic Coach, The Right School and Career Fit
Hoda Kilani is a Career and Academic Coach. She started The Right School and Career Fit after experimenting with multiple careers but throughout it all, her passion for supporting emerging adults realize their goals was evident.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 215

11:00

208-1: (Carousels) Crossing the Confidence Barrier: Empowering Women for Employment
Lack of confidence, particularly for newcomer women, can be a key barrier in presenting one’s credentials, skills and experience to a prospective employer. This presentation highlights how a clothing bank is being used as a learning platform to build skills in retail and customer service through an innovative training program that weaves confidence-building into all aspects of the curriculum.

Learning outcomes:
  • How hands-on experience can be maximized to build confidence
  • Importance of group settings in fostering confidence
  • Incorporating the Employability Skills Assessment Tool (ESAT)

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Joanna Jaskielewicz

Manager, Employment Programs, New Circles Community Services
Before joining New Circles in 2017, Joanna Jaskielewicsz worked with the YWCA for 15 years, designing and delivering innovative training programs, focused on newcomer women. She has also taught part-time at Centennial College since 2004.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 208

11:00

208-2: (Carousels) Bridging the Skills Gap
We are often told about a skills mismatch between what employers are looking for, and what the labour market is actually able to provide. Learn more about OCWI’s research projects that tackle skills programming. We have a diverse portfolio, from empowered youth mentors, extensive wraparound supports, to competencies for the “future of work.”  We’ll share our research findings and invite you to participate in a facilitated discussion and Q&A.

Learning outcomes:
  • Better understanding of skills that Ontario's employers demand from the community
  • Identifying what gaps exist between employers' and jobseekers' skills expectations
  • Learning about potential programs and the data on its impact on bridging the skills gap

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Denise Rollin

Eastern Regional Co-ordinator, Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation
Denise Rollin is the Eastern Regional Co-ordinator for OCWI. Denise spent two years with the federal government working in Communications for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), supporting the federal Ministry of Science and research at post-secondary institutions... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 208

11:00

208-3: (Carousels) Constructive Insights: Developing Trends in Construction Employment
The Industrial-Commercial-Institutional construction sector offers a wealth of dynamic job opportunities, yet it is often hard to attract new entrants. Join Trent Soholt, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council, to learn about emerging job opportunities, why construction occupations should never be thought of as “second tier,” and the Council’s innovative approaches to youth engagement.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Knowledge of in demand construction careers and emerging opportunities
  • Ability to identify the skills/attributes/qualities needed for success in construction
  • Learn about innovations in engaging youth in career awareness activities

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Trent Soholt

Executive Director, Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council
Trent Soholt is the Executive Director of the NSCSC. He is an internationally certified PMP with over 20 years of project management experience ranging from construction and urban planning to HR, business development, and more.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 208

11:00

212: PANEL: Demographic Shifts, Big Data and Predictive Models
Talk of big data surrounds us, yet many of us find it difficult to wrap our thinking around it. Data informs decisions ranging from simple every day choices to transformative strategies that influence our communities, our careers, our future! Let’s bring big data down a peg and truly understand how WE can use it, what we need to be conscious of when using it, and how might it help us make informed decisions that support workforce development!


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Didier Dubois

HRM Groupe
Didier Dubois is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). Didier has more than 20 years of experience in human resources. After being in charge of Adecco Canada’s Organizational Development Practice for many years and being a Practice Lead, Organizational Development... Read More →
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Jake Hirsch-Allen

Economic Graph and Learning Solutions for Higher Education Lead, LinkedIn
Jake Hirsch-Allen is currently the Economic Graph and Higher Ed Learning Solutions Lead at LinkedIn Canada. He is a Director on the Board of the Canadian Club, teaches Global Health at McMaster University and is on the Advisory Boards of the Hot Docs Cinema and Code for Canada. Jake... Read More →
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Strac Ivanov

President & CEO, Vicinity Jobs
Strac Ivanov is President, CEO and founder of Vicinity Jobs. He is a Canadian technology entrepreneur, innovator, and veteran of Canada’s Big Data analytics industry. At Vicinity Jobs, Strac led the development of some of North America’s earliest job aggregators, one of Canada’s... Read More →
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Trudy Parsons

Executive Vice-President, MDB Insight
Trudy Parsons (Moderator) is the Executive Vice-President of MDB Insight. She joined the organization in 2011 to lead the establishment of a National Workforce Development Division, and continues to work across Canada to create strategic labour market plans and inform on local labour... Read More →
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Steven Tobin

Executive Director, Labour Market Information Council
Steven Tobin is the Executive Director of the Labour Market Information Council whose mandate is to help, through better labour market information and insights, Canadians, stakeholders and policymakers navigate successfully the changing nature of work. Before joining LMIC, Steven... Read More →

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Hamoon Ekhtiari

Founder & CEO | Fondateur et directeur général, Audacious Futures
Hamoon Ekhtiari is the Founder & CEO of Audacious Futures, a global innovation engine for re-imagining the future at the intersection of technology, humanity and philosophy. Previously, he was the Director of Strategy and Innovation at TELUS, and the Founding Director of Studio [Y... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 212

12:15

Luncheon, Student Posters & Exhibitor Showcase | Dîner, affiches des étudiants et visite des exposants
Learn about new research being undertaken by graduate students in career development. View the posters and ask questions of the students.

Découvrez les nouvelles recherches entreprises par les étudiants aux cycles supérieurs en développement de carrière. Vous pourrez examiner les affiches et poser des questions aux étudiants.

  • Front-Line Community Support Workers: Preliminary Findings of a Canada-Wide Feasibility Study on a New Post-Secondary Leadership Certificate
    (Angela Contreras, University of British Columbia)
  • The Role of Contemplative and Reflective Spiritual Practices in Defining Career Purpose and Meaning During Mid-Life Career Transitions
    (Connie Covey, University of Calgary)
  • I Wish I Could Turn Back Time: Why Do University Students Experience Career Regret?
    (Duygu Gulseren , Saint Mary’s University)
  • Exploring Effect of Informed Career Literacy Among Emerging Adults
    (Hoda Kilani, University of Calgary)
  • How Can Dancers Persevere in a Ballet Career?: Personal Wisdom of Retired Professional Ballet Dancers
    (Heejin Kim, Counselling Psychology)
  • Beyond Spoken Words: Encouraging Students to Commit to Professional Development
    (Gina Kemp, McGill University)
  • Project HOPE: Connecting Transformative Learning, Ubiquitous Learning and a Strengths Based Model of Education and Coaching for Multi-Barriered/Marginalized Populations
    (Deborah Miller, Yorkville University)
  • Delayed Gratification: A Double-Edged Sword? A Study on the Relationship Between Work-Life Balance & Career Burnout
    (Brittany Shields, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto)
  • Professional Development After an Individual Psychological Assessment Feedback: From Intention to Behavioural Integration
    (Simon Trudeau, University of Montreal)

  • Intervenants en soutien communautaire de première ligne : constatations préliminaires d’une enquête de faisabilité pancanadienne pour un nouveau certificat postsecondaire en leadership
    (Angela Contreras, Université de la Colombie-Britannique)
  • Rôle des pratiques contemplatives, réflexives et spirituelles dans la définition des objectifs et du sens de la carrière lors des transitions professionnelles à mi-carrière
    (Connie Covey, Université de Calgary)
  • Si seulement je pouvais revenir en arrière… Pourquoi les étudiants universitaires regrettent-ils leur choix de carrière?
    (Duygu Gulseren , Université Saint Mary’s)
  • Explorer les effets de la littératie dans la formation professionnelle des jeunes adultes
    (Hoda Kilani, Université de Calgary)
  • Comment persévérer dans une carrière de ballet? Expérience personnelle de danseurs de ballet professionnels retraités
    (Heejin Kim, Université de Victoria)
  • Au-delà des paroles : encourager les étudiants à s’engager à l’égard du développement de carrière
    (Gina Kemp, Université McGill)
  • Projet HOPE : faire le lien entre l’apprentissage transformatif, l’apprentissage omniprésent, un modèle d’éducation axé sur les forces et l’accompagnement des populations marginalisées ou qui font face à de nombreux obstacles
    (Deborah Miller, Université Yorkville)
  • La gratification différée : une arme à double tranchant? Une étude sur la relation entre l’équilibre travail-vie personnelle et l’épuisement professionnel
    (Brittany Shields, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Université de Toronto)
  • Le perfectionnement professionnel après la réception de commentaires sur l’évaluation psychologique de la personne : passer des intentions à l’intégration des comportements
    (Simon Trudeau, Université de Montréal)

13:30

201: Helping Students Thrive in Post-Secondary and Career Transitions
A strong sense of purpose and well-developed interpersonal and self-management skills are important tools in combating the current mental health crisis on our campuses. We will explore innovative strategies and programs that support youth through experiential learning, self-reflection and intentional skill development. We will also share the Discover Year approach to helping students transfer these lessons to life and career.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Better understanding of the elements of a purposeful transition
  • Tools and programs available to assist students in career transition
  • Best practices for developing intrinsic motivation

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jay Gosselin

Founder and President, Mentor U and Discover Year
Jay Gosselin is a character coach. His mission is to help as many people as possible take action, remain open-minded and build significant lives that align with their authentic interests, values and talents.


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 201

13:30

202: University-to-Work Preparations … Career Readiness Competencies Measure Up!
The survey findings will provide a broad appreciation of the student disposition on career readiness regarding university-to-work preparations. We will explore insights about how USask students view the importance of competencies in their university education, the degree to which they have a sense of self-efficacy in their employability skills and where in their journey they would like to enhance them.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess the importance students attach to career readiness preparation
  • Gauge student reflections on their own state of career readiness
  • Measure demand for preferred sources of career readiness initiatives

Speakers | Conférenciers
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John Ault

Manager - Student Employment and Career Centre | Directeur, Centre d’emploi et de carrière pour étudiants, University of Saskatchewan | Université de la Saskatchewan
John Ault has 23 years’ experience providing leadership, implementing strategic direction, and advocating for career services best practices in PSE. His wealth of experience has come from holding positions in the private, public and government sectors.Depuis 23 ans, John Ault dirige... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 202

13:30

203: Transforming Careers and Experiential Learning: A Trent Perspective
Experiential learning opportunities are critical components in preparing post-secondary students with the necessary skills to enter and succeed in the modern workplace. Follow Trent University as it walks you through its process to expand its service delivery model as it adapts to the needs of its students, and to the workforce needs of our ever-changing communities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Defining experiential learning in the context of career education
  • Developing new outcome measures for experiential learning opportunities
  • Documenting and sharing best practices in career education model redesign

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jason Dennison

Careers and Workforce Analyst, Trent University
Jason Dennison has worked in the career education space in Canada and abroad. His primary interest is helping students learn more about opportunities that exist for them in their local, regional and national labour markets.
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Tom Phillips

Director, Co-op, Careers and Experiential Learning, Trent University
Dr Tom Phillips is an economist with over 30+ years supporting students with skills development and mentorship. Tom is a strategic advisor for local businesses, and is a community advocate for economic growth and vitality.
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Kelly Zatorski

Manager, Co-operative and Experiential Education, Trent University
Kelly Zatorski brings a wealth management expertise and institutional knowledge about Trent University to the Careers and Experiences team. A graduate in educational studies, Kelly is an advocate for improving service delivery experiences for all students.


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 203

13:30

204: Language Matters: Better Word Choices = Better Outcomes
Discover the assumptions behind your language and how they can adversely affect your ability to counsel your client with a disability. Help your clients re-frame their abilities and skills in a new light. Walk away with a deeper awareness of how different word choices can change the perceptions of both clients with disabilities and employers in the job search process.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify common terms that may negatively impact employment outcomes 
  • Practice better word choice when working with clients with disabilities
  • Discuss what terminology will better market your client to employers

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lisa Kelly

Director, Learning Programs | Directrice, Programmes d’apprentissage, Canadian Business SenseAbility | Entreprises Canadiennes SenseAbility
Lisa Kelly is the Director of Learning Programs for Canadian Business SenseAbility. SenseAbility provides Canadian businesses with the resources and tools they need to both employ people with disabilities and attract them as customers.Lisa Kelly est directrice des Programmes d’apprentissage... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 204

13:30

205: Impact Analysis of Innovative Career Education Activity: Results
Are your students feeling anxious and unprepared for the future of work? Schools are under pressure to help students build career plans and the skills/financial literacy needed to achieve those plans. The Canadian Career Development Foundation evaluated the impact of ChatterHigh, a gamified career exploration tool. Hear results and find out how career education can be both powerful and painless.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore the importance of classroom-based career education
  • Discover a strategy for promoting student engagement in career exploration
  • Discuss results of an impact study highlighting best practice

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kathy McDonald

Project Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
After 31 years in the public education sector working in diverse roles at the school, school board and ministry levels, Kathy McDonald is thrilled to be working as Project Director with the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF).
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Lee Taal

Founder & CEO, ChatterHigh
TEDx alumni Lee Taal is the founder of 2017 EdTech of the Year: ChatterHigh. Drawing from diverse career experiences, his mission is to help inspire students to make mindful decisions about life after high school.


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 205

13:30

206: STEM Careers: Essential for a Comprehensive Career Program | Formation en STIM : un élément essentiel de tout programme de services d’orientation professionnelle
Today 70% of the top jobs in Canada require some science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) education. Some STEM careers are obvious (eg, health and medical professionals, engineers, scientists), but many are not (eg, journalists, welders, computer animators, chefs). Students limit their career options by opting out of STEM courses. Discuss the issues, explore free resources and experience 360 virtual reality workplaces.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize how prevalent and important STEM is in the workforce
  • Understand the impact when students opt out of STEM courses
  • Explore student and teacher resources available to address this issue

Aujourd’hui, au Canada, 70 % des meilleurs emplois demandent une formation en sciences, en technologie, en ingénierie ou en mathématiques (STIM). Certains métiers font clairement partie des carrières dans les STIM (professionnels des soins de santé, ingénieurs, scientifiques, etc.), mais pour d’autres, le lien est moins évident (journalistes, soudeurs, concepteurs d’animations par ordinateurs, chefs cuisiniers, etc.). Les étudiants qui décident de ne pas suivre de cours de STIM limitent leurs choix de carrière. Discussion des enjeux, présentation de ressources gratuites et visite en réalité virtuelle à 360° de certains milieux de travail.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Reconnaître l’importance des formations en STIM chez les employés
  • Comprendre ce que vivront les étudiants qui ne suivent pas de cours en STIM
  • Explorer des ressources qui peuvent aider les étudiants et les enseignants à remédier à cette lacune

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Craig White

Education Program Consultant | Conseiller en programmes d’éducation, Let's Talk Science | Parlons sciences
Over the last 35 years Craig White has worked from elementary to post-secondary as instructor, science teacher, curriculum support, principal, district co-ordinator and Department of Education consultant. He has presented and led workshops across Canada.Craig White travaille dans... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 206

13:30

207: Bridges: The Generations and Career Development
Today’s workplace is intergenerational, with Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, Generation Z and even the World War II Generation all working together. Bridging the generations and helping each one learn from the other can benefit everyone. Learn about intergenerational career development and how it can improve the way you work with your clients.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Meet other CDPs who are working across the generations
  • Start an intergenerational conversation about career development
  • Learn about the job search from intergenerational perspectives

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Suzanne Cook

Adjunct Professor, York University
Dr Suzanne Cook is a career development scholar. Her work focuses on later life career development and redirection, as well as youth transitions from education to employment. Her recent project examines inter-generational career development.


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 207

13:30

209: Front-Line Worker Profile in the Settlement Sector | Profil des travailleurs de première ligne dans le secteur de l’établissement des nouveaux arrivants
In this session, we cover the journey of a pan-Canadian, CERIC-funded research project examining the career pathways and competencies of front-line workers in the settlement sector. The research aims to better understand what front-line workers do, what steps they have taken to enter the settlement field, and what educational and work experiences have shaped their career paths.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain general understanding of the settlement sector and its workforce
  • Understand the work and profile of front-line settlement workers
  • General overview of the career pathways for front-line settlement workers

Cette formation porte sur la réalisation d’un projet de recherche pancanadien, financé par CERIC, qui vise à évaluer le cheminement professionnel et les compétences des travailleurs de première ligne dans le secteur de l’établissement. L’étude vise à favoriser une meilleure compréhension des tâches des travailleurs de première ligne, des étapes qu’ils ont franchies pour faire leur entrée dans le domaine et des expériences scolaires et professionnelles qui ont façonné leur cheminement de carrière.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre le secteur de l’établissement des nouveaux arrivants et ses acteurs
  • Comprendre le travail et le profil des travailleurs de première ligne du secteur de l’établissement
  • Mieux connaître le cheminement de carrière des travailleurs de première ligne dans le secteur de l’établissement

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Iren Koltermann

Managing Director | Directrice générale, eCaliber Group
A senior management consultant with expertise in talent management, diversity, program development and training, Iren Koltermann has 20 years of experience assisting organizations develop diverse talent management strategies. Iren has an MA in intercultural communication.Conseillère... Read More →
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Daniel Scott

Principal | Consultant principal, Calience Research and Consulting
A seasoned consultant with more than 15 years experience in organizational development, content and program delivery, Dan Scott helps build capacity in non-profit community organizations to improve their program delivery. Dan holds a BA in law.Consultant chevronné, Dan Scott a plus... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 209

13:30

210: Exploring Unique Programming for Graduate Students
Graduate student career development needs are very unique and diverse. Join us for a facilitated conversation to share best practices, successes, challenges and strategies to create transformative learning experiences for graduate students. We welcome a participatory conversation so that we can share knowledge and build community among career development professionals that serve graduate students.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover programming strategies through facilitated discussions
  • Discuss and analyze best practices to meet graduate student needs
  • Build community and connections with professionals serving graduate students

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Frances Humphreys

Associate Director, Career Development and External Relations, Wilfrid Laurier University
Frances Humphreys is the Associate Director of Career Development and External Relations at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she is operationally responsible for career services and employer relations. Frances facilitates faculty partnerships and the integration of comprehensive... Read More →
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Dorota Rams Skazinski

Career Consultant, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dorota Rams Skazinski is a Career Consultant supporting graduate business students and alumni. Prior to transitioning to career development, Dorota worked in human resources in areas of recruitment, employee relations, and learning and organizational development.


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 210

13:30

211: La simplicité intelligente
Nos systèmes de gestions n'ont guère changé depuis 50 ans. Il est temps de réfléchir ensemble à un nouveau modèle concret, qui prendra en ligne de compte les nouvelles technologies, leurs utilisateurs (nous), nos clients et nos bailleurs de fonds. Guy Lucas vous propose un atelier interactif, pendant lequel nous définirons ensemble ce dont nous avons besoin pour mieux fonctionner dans notre travail au quotidien et ce dont nous devons nous débarrasser pour un futur plus attrayant! Pendant cet atelier, nous développerons ensemble un plan efficace pour coopérer avec moins de ressources! Nous définirons ensemble nos nouvelles règles de fonctionnement.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Où et comment communiquer vos attentes
  • Agilité stratégique, pourquoi vs comment
  • Définir ce dont on a besoin pour mieux réussir

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Guy Lucas

Directeur, Immigration et Employabilité, Société Économique de l’Ontario (SÉO)
Guy Lucas est le Directeur, Immigration et Employabilité pour la Société Économique de l'Ontario (SÉO). Il est un entrepreneur dynamique, avec de nombreux succès à son actif. De nature positive, il aime partager des idées nouvelles, défier les valeurs traditionnelles et contester... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 211

13:30

213: Innovative Learning Experiences as Preparation for Workplace Innovation
How do we prepare post-secondary students to be innovative in their workplaces? This session discusses how students’ experiences with – and reflections on – innovations in our teaching and learning can prepare them for innovations in future professions. Results from English, History, Educational Studies courses, etc. highlight how these opportunities might be structured to empower students for effective engagement with workplace innovation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to integrate workplace innovation into employability programming
  • How in-course innovation experiences prepare students for work-integrated-learning
  • How educators can model innovation skills, knowledge and mindsets

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Candy Ho

Faculty, Educational Studies, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Candy Ho teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Educational Studies and Co-operative Education departments. A doctoral candidate (educational leadership) at Simon Fraser University, she is keen to explore the convergence between career development and student success.


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 213

13:30

214: What Career Services Do International Students Wish They Had?
Many international students study in Canada with the goal of permanent immigration. We provide practical suggestions for improving career services for these international students, based on recent research evidence. We describe services and resources from their self-reported “wish list” for transitioning from university to post-degree employment in Canada. Case illustrations and time for interactive discussion will be included.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the career situation and life context of international students 
  • Learning what they want from on-campus, off-campus, and employer-based services
  •  Considering practical ways to improve career services for this population

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Nancy Arthur

Professor | Professeure, University of Calgary
Nancy Arthur (Moderator) is a Professor, Educational Studies in Counselling Psychology, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Nancy’s research interests include culture-infused counselling, social justice practices, and the international transitions of students and... Read More →
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José Domene

Professor, University of Calgary
José Domene is a Professor in Educational Studies in Counselling Psychology, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. His research interests include the relational contexts of career development/counselling, and the intersection of technology and counselling.
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Natalee Popadiuk

Associate Professor, University of Victoria
Natalee Popadiuk is an Associate Professor, Counselling Psychology Program, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria. Natalee's international student research interests include relational aspects of transition and adjustment, mentoring programs, and university-to-work transit... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 214

13:30

215: Engaging Students Early: A Post-Secondary Career Planning Group
University of Manitoba is engaging students in career planning sooner - even before university. We’ll discuss how we attract students to our workshop and the tools used. Integration of established assessment tools, campus resources, and career information to identify occupations will be shared. The session emphasizes supporting students in creating a list of occupations connected to subject preferences, values and interests.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the challenges and successes of early engagement
  • Learn new ways to support students in identifying occupations
  • Learn how to integrate campus resources into service delivery

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Rebecca Balakrishnan

Career Consultant, Career Services, University of Manitoba
Rebecca Balakrishnan is a Career Consultant at University of Manitoba, where she has worked with students for six years. She is also working towards her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, focusing on career development.


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 215

13:30

208: Labour Market Trends and Employer Expectations
This session will address why it is important to research the labour market, and what jobs and skills employers are looking for. Specifically, we'll explore: which industries are hiring and where they are located; where to find employers who are hiring; when to enter the labour market; what are employers' expectations; and how to impress and engage an employer.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What jobs and skills employers are looking for
  • When to enter the labour market
  • How to impress and engage an employer

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Muhammad Saeed

Program Manager (YIT)/ Employment Marketing Consultant, Progress Career Planning Institute
Muhammad Saeed is a responsible and focused professional with over 10 years' experience in project management, program development, co-ordination and capacity building. Quality details, thoroughness and precision are consistently evident in his planning, team building, staff supervision... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 208

13:30

212: Becoming an Ally for Inclusion in the Workplace
Almost 14% of working-age Canadians identify having a disability, representing a large marginalized group in the workplace and the most diverse group by far. With an aging workforce, many of us will acquire a disability that will impact work teams and organizations. Taking a more inclusive approach to leadership, mentoring and career development results in win-win solutions at work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate inclusion, acceptance and tolerance within diverse groups
  • Assess disability bias (both visible and invisible disabilities)
  • Create an effective disability (or other) disclosure plan for work

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lisa Moon

Chief Impact Officer, Dynamic Diversity
Lisa Moon is the CIO of Dynamic Diversity. Working closely with teams to create diverse and inclusive workplaces, Lisa believes we can enhance our approach. She is passionate about developing more Inclusion Allies at work.


Monday January 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 212

14:30

201: What's Known About Career Development & Mental Health
Building on last year’s Mega session on mental health, this session reviews a model of career development/well-being relationships, summarizes the research on mental health outcomes related to work and career development, identifies areas in which research is still needed, and offers practical ways by which practitioners can build mental health outcomes into their promotion and evaluation practices.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand a framework connecting career development and mental health
  • Learn recent comprehensive research findings on work and mental health
  • Learn ways to promote/evaluate well-being outcomes arising from career interventions

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michael Huston

Counsellor, Mount Royal University
Michael Huston is a counsellor and focuses on career development with specific interest in counsellor training, career intervention strategies and outcomes, career development as mental health intervention, and work and well-being.
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David Redekopp

President, Life Role Development Group Ltd.
Working for over 30 years in the wide-ranging career development field, Dave Redekopp is still curious about worker-workplace relationships, work-life connections, psychological health, the quirkiness of human behaviour, and more.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 201

14:30

202: Get Ready ICCDPP 2019: Here Comes Canada!
In this interactive session, members of Team Canada will share progress on the Country Action Plan formulated at the 8th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy (ICCDPP) in Seoul, Korea. Session participants will be invited to review Canada’s 2017 Action Plan and provide input into the Country paper for Canada heading into ICCDPP 2019 Symposium in Norway.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine highlights of the International Symposium relevant for your practice
  • Examine progress on Canada’s Country Action Plan 2017
  • Contribute to Canada’s County Paper for ICCDPP 2019

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lorraine Godden

Assistant Professor, Queen's University
Lorraine Godden, PhD, is an Assistant Professor (Queen’s University), and Co-Chair of the Practical and Academic Research Committee at CERIC. Lorraine investigates career development policy and was a proud member of Team Canada, ICCDPP 2017.
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Kathy McDonald

Project Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
After 31 years in the public education sector working in diverse roles at the school, school board and ministry levels, Kathy McDonald is thrilled to be working as Project Director with the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF).
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Paula Wischoff Yerama

Executive Director, Career Development Association of Alberta
Paula Wischoff Yerama, CCDP, is Executive Director of the CDAA and Chair of the 3CD Certification Working Group. She is proud to have served on Team Canada at two ICCDPP Symposia (2015 and 2017).


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 202

14:30

203: Extending Promising Practices: Updating the FIMES Inventory Project
The session focuses on the updating of the First Nations, Inuit, Métis Essential Skills (FIMES) Inventory
Project (www.fimesip.ca). We will report on the inventory of innovative Aboriginal Essential Skills
Initiatives across Canada and highlight the 12 Markers of Promising Practices, sharing a self-assessment tool based on the 12 Markers that can be used to develop and strengthen FIMES programming.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Current innovative FIMES initiatives: examples and models
  • The 12 Markers of Promising Practice in FIMES programming
  • Using the 12 Markers to strengthen your FIMES initiatives

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Suzanne Klinga

Project Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Suzanne Klinga is a master trainer with expertise in research, program design and essential skills profiling. She has developed and delivered competency-based professional development training programs for Aboriginal career development practitioners throughout Canada.
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Lisa Semchuk

Project Analyst, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Lisa Semchuk has a BA and MA in anthropology. She is a Project Analyst with the Canadian Career Development Foundation and is currently researching First Nations, Inuit and Métis Essential Skills initiatives across the country.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 203

14:30

204: Helping Career Seekers Navigate the New Work Order
With automation and globalization, workforce disruption is driving opportunities for economic and personal growth. Our emerging role will be to help individuals navigate new, unpredictable and ambiguous career landscapes. We will contrast old work order concepts with newer ones highlighted in current Canadian and Australian research. This perspective emphasizes that career seekers carry more portable skills into future work.

Learning outcomes:
  • Understand and apply new approaches to career development
  • Integrate new research into career practice
  • Share knowledge of career development challenges in today's workforce

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Clarence DeSchiffart

Career Consultant
Clarence DeSchiffart works as an Adjunct Professor at Acadia University, teaching career courses in the MEd (Counselling) program. Clarence, alongside Laurie Edwards, are recipients of the Stu Conger Award in Career Development and the Nova Scotia Career Development Association's... Read More →
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Laurie Edwards

Manager, Student Advisors, Nova Scotia Community College
Laurie Edwards, BA, MPA, is the Manager of Student Advisers, Student Services for the Nova Scotia Community College. Laurie leads the college’s advising and diversity staff located in 13 NSCC student services campuses.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 204

14:30

205: Career Counselling with Soul
This interactive session highlights strategies for encouraging clients to make career choices to honour their souls or authentic selves. Soul-based choices are grounded in authenticity, meaning and purpose. Emphasizing the psychology of use, we can facilitate the consideration of the most essential questions that guide us toward achieving our unique purpose.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn the importance of making soul-based career choices
  • Learn soul-based career counseling techniques
  • Apply soul-based techniques to your own career choices

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Spencer Niles

President, National Career Development Association
Spencer Niles is the Dean and Professor, School of Education, College of William & Mary. Previously, he was Distinguished Professor and Department Head at Penn State and Professor at the University of Virginia. He also currently serves as President of NCDA.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 205

14:30

206: Retention Skills Assessment Tool (R-SAT): Improving Workforce Retention | Outil d’évaluation des capacités de rétention des employés (R-SAT) : améliorer le maintien en poste de l’effectif
R-SAT is the first systematic and objective post-employment assessment tool in Canada. This tool assists employers and case workers to create structured, individualized post-employment and retention supports to vulnerable entry-level workers. Learn about how the R-SAT tool works and how it can better help you support highly barriered workers to retain employment and to advance in their careers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What are post-employment retention supports 
  • How does this tool support workers and employers
  • What is R-SAT and how does it work

R-SAT est le premier outil d’évaluation post-embauche systématique et objectif au Canada. Il aide les employeurs et les responsables de dossiers à créer des programmes structurés et personnalisés pour favoriser le maintien en poste des employés débutants plus vulnérables.   Apprenez-en plus sur l’outil R-SAT et sur la façon dont il vous permettra d’aider les travailleurs qui doivent relever de grands défis pour conserver leur emploi et gravir les échelons.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Définir ce qu’est l’aide au maintien en poste
  • Comprendre les avantages de l’outil pour les travailleurs et les employeurs
  • Connaître et comprendre le fonctionnement de l’outil R-SAT

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Mandie Abrams

Executive Director | Directrice générale, Hospitality Workers Training Centre
Mandie Abrams is the Executive Director of the Hospitality Workers Training Centre where she is responsible for supporting organizational growth and development. She has worked in the non-profit sector in Canada and internationally for over 20 years.Mandie Abrams est directrice générale... Read More →
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Randy Lindsay

CEO | Directeur général, Futureworx
Randy Lindsay is the Executive Director of Futureworx, a community-based organization dedicated to helping people overcome obstacles to employment. Randy has worked extensively in the field, both at the front line and in his current role.Randy Lindsay est directeur général de Futureworx... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 206

14:30

207: I Can’t Go Because Reasons
Career counsellors at Saint Mary’s University conducted narrative research to explore how students engage with career services, and are now using the stories collected to improve service delivery. Join us for this interactive, activity-based presentation! Learn to work intuitively with student stories to draw out themes that inspire change, and hear about steps we’ve taken to translate research into action.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the complexity of student processes around accessing career services
  • Recognize the value of narrative research as an assessment tool
  • Learn how to apply narrative research to improving career services

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Donnie Jeffrey

Career Services Manager, Saint Mary's University
Donnie Jeffrey is the Manager of Career Services at Saint Mary's University. He is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a master's degree in counselling psychology and over 20 years of experience in clinical therapy.
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Karen Schaffer

Career Counsellor, Saint Mary's University
Karen Schaffer has 20+ years of experience in Career Counselling, holds a master's in counselling psychology, and has published three books on careers and job searching. She is a Career Counsellor at Saint Mary's University.
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Juliana Wiens

Career Counsellor, Saint Mary's University
Juliana Wiens is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with master's degrees in counselling and women's studies, and over 12 years of experience in career development. She is currently a Career Counsellor at Saint Mary's University.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 207

14:30

209: Infusing Career Across the Curriculum | L’intégration du développement de carrière aux programmes d’études
Several K-12 jurisdictions are engaging in curricular revisions. These times of revision provide excellent opportunities for infusing career principles and practices, both within specific “career” courses as well as across subject and grade levels. Doing so requires a way to conceptualize age and stage appropriate activities and interventions. Come explore one framework for infusing modern career practices across curricular contexts.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identification of the critical career challenges all learners face
  • Application of the 5 core processes of career interventions
  • Organizing information in a dynamic portfolio (a “true cv”)

De nombreux administrateurs du milieu scolaire, de la maternelle à la 5e secondaire, ont entrepris de réviser les programmes. Cette période de révision est une excellente occasion d’incorporer les principes et les méthodes de choix de carrières aux cours d’orientation professionnelle, ainsi qu’aux cours plus généraux, à tous les niveaux d’études. Il faut pour ce faire concevoir des activités et des interventions appropriées à l’âge et au niveau d’études. Étude d’un cadre de travail qui permet d’incorporer le développement de carrière aux programmes d’études.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Cibler les défis que tous les étudiants doivent relever dans leur choix de carrière
  • Utiliser les cinq processus clés des interventions dans le développement de carrière
  • Organiser l’information dans un document dynamique (approche True CV)

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kris Magnusson

Dean, Faculty of Education | Doyen, Faculté de l’éducation, Simon Fraser University
Kris Magnusson (Dean, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University) is passionate about career development and learning in all forms; 2006 recipient of the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development.Kris Magnusson, doyen de la Faculté d’éducation de l’Universit... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 209

14:30

210: An Ecosystem Approach to Career Development
There are many factors that influence a student's career development. UBC's Centre for Student Involvement & Careers has adopted an accessible framework for conceptualizing career development, which values the breadth and depth of these influences across and beyond the university. The session will showcase how this approach has mobilized students, faculty and staff to helps students design their lives.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Articulate a broad conceptual framework for career development
  • Explain student-facing career development outcomes
  • Describe core theories and approaches that underpin the framework

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Karla Gouthro

Manager, Career & Professional Development, University of British Columbia
Karla Gouthro contributes to the UBC community as the Manager, Career & Professional Development, supporting the Centre for Student Involvement & Career’s strategic direction on career education to support the university’s capacity to prepare career-ready graduates.
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Kim Kiloh

Director, Centre for Student Involvement & Careers, University of British Columbia
Kim Kiloh leads UBC’s Centre for Student Involvement & Careers, which facilitates career-building experiences, connects students to alumni and employers, and helps students become successful university learners, prepared to achieve their academic, personal and career goals.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 210

14:30

211: L’advocacie professionnelle chez les conseillers d’orientation
L’advocacie est devenue une compétence-clé de la pratique du développement de carrière (Arthur, 2013). Intervenir sur les contraintes systémiques nuisibles à l’exercice de sa profession fait partie des défis à relever pour assurer une réponse pertinente, juste et adaptée aux besoins des personnes, groupes ou organisations desservies. À partir d’une recherche menée auprès de groupes de conseiller.e.s d’orientation, cette communication présentera un portrait qualitatif de certaines pratiques pouvant être associées à des actions d’advocacie professionnelle.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Connaitre les fondements de l'advocacie sociale et professionnelle
  • Découvrir de nouvelles manières concrètes de pratiquer l'advocacie professionnelle
  • Conscientiser et partager les défis de sa pratique d'advocacie professionnelle

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Patricia Dionne

Professeure, Université de Sherbrooke
Professeure adjointe à l'Université de Sherbrooke au département d'orientation professionnelle. Thèmes de recherche : analyse de l’activité, counseling de carrière groupal, immigration, orientation professionnelle d’adultes en situation de pauvreté et de précarité, bilan... Read More →
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Simon Viviers

Professeur | Professor, Université Laval
Les recherches et enseignements de Simon Viviers portent sur les enjeux psychiques et sociaux du travail dans le monde contemporain et sur les pratiques de recherche et d’accompagnement en groupe et en collectif.Simon Viviers’ research and teaching is concerned with contemporary... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 211

14:30

213: Embedding Career Education in the University Curriculum
Embedding career in curriculum is a powerful strategy for reaching new students – especially those reluctant to seek out career services. Hear from our panel on their experiences embedding career into curriculum, strategies for building partnerships and instructional design, and career content and activities. Get new ideas and share in the discussion of moving career readiness forward on our campuses!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Exposure to ideas and activities for use in career curriculum
  • Strategies for forming collaborative partnerships and navigating the university structure
  •  Working with instructional design principles to align with faculty objectives

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Marisa Brown

Career Curriculum Specialist, Brock University
Marisa Brown leads and develops career curriculum for Co-op, Career & Experiential Education at Brock University. With 10 years of experience in post-secondary career programming, Marisa’s speciality is grounded in integrating career theory into practice.
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Leigha Covell

Instructional Designer, Queen's University
Leigha Covell is an Instructional Designer with Queen’s Engineering Teaching and Learning Team where she provides pedagogical support for course design and development. Leigha is an active member of the LEAP Network on campus.
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Miguel Hahn

Head Career Counsellor, Queen's University
Miguel Hahn is Head Career Counsellor at Queen’s University. His training includes education, counselling psychology, and business, with 14 years experience in Career Education leading successful projects like the CACEE award-winning Major Maps.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 213

14:30

214-1: (Carousels) Career Counsellor or Business Coach? Evaluating Self-Employment
By 2020, nearly half of Canadians will be self-employed. How do we help people transition from the gig economy to sustainable self-employment? What new skills are required to accommodate the changes in career and employment options? What resources exist (or should exist) to support the increase in self-employment and entrepreneurship?

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the impact of self-employment and entrepreneurship on career development
  • Identify the additional skills required to counsel self-employed individuals
  • Identify and understand the resources available to support self-employed clients

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Nancy Wilson

CEO, Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce
Nancy Wilson (CPA, CGA) is the co-founder and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC). CanWCC is a national, not-for-profit organization that advocates for the economic priorities of women-owned businesses.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 214

14:30

214-2: (Carousels) Crafting Your Job to Increase Well-Being at Work
Job crafting is about changing your job to make it more meaningful. It will build on research on how crafting your job can improve your well-being, performance and meaning at work. Through a series of exercises the objective of this session will be to have participants craft their own job, and learn how to help their clients craft theirs. Empirical data from my thesis will also be presented.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to craft your job
  • How to increase your well-being at work
  • How to help your clients craft their jobs

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jessica Londei-Shortall

Consultant, Leadership Assessment and Development, Optimum Talent
Jessica Londei-Shortall focuses on individual evaluations for selection and development purposes, team interventions and the development of other solutions for organizations of various sizes. She has a PhD in organizational psychology from Université de Montréal.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 214

14:30

214-3: (Carousels) Kindling "Ignite": A Post-Secondary Experiential Learning Employment Program
In 2017, the University of Windsor re-designed its on-campus work study program to focus on the principles of experiential learning. This new employment model, branded as “Ignite,” provides students with opportunities to build skills relevant to their career development. Discover the University of Windsor’s journey in “programizing” work study, including lessons learned, future plans, and the impact on international students.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define experiential learning and its importance in enhancing career development
  • Apply experiential learning strategies to campus employment programs
  • Examine experiential learning's impact on the employability of international students

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sydney Murray

Program Co-ordinator, University of Windsor
Sydney Murray is the Ignite (work study) Program Co-ordinator at the University of Windsor. She has three years of experience co-ordinating student life programming at various post-secondary institutions, with a focus on career development services.
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Kerri Zold

Manager, Career Development & Experiential Learning, University of Windsor
Kerri Zold is a career development professional with 15 years of experience in higher education. She is currently the Manager of Career Development & Experiential Learning at the University of Windsor.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 214

14:30

214-4: (Carousels) Portfolio – One Amazing Career Development Tool!
The Trenton MFRC (Military Family Resource Centre) has been offering Portfolio Development Courses designed specifically for the unique needs of the military community for years. We are in awe realizing how amazing this tool is and the successes we have witnessed. Join us as we share our experiences and a chance to build your own “portfolio development toolbox.”

Learning Outcomes:
  • See how Portfolio Development helps the Canadian Armed Forces community in Trenton
  • Customize the Portfolio Development Process to fit your clientele
  • Create a Portfolio Development toolbox of resources

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Helene Cadotte-Gagnon

Welcome & Family Transition Program Coordinator, Trenton Military Family Resource Centre
Helene Cadotte-Gagnon is a true champion of the Trenton MFRC’s Portfolio Development Program. Part of the initial launch of this program, Helene consistently brings her expertise, enthusiasm, positivity and passion for working with and supporting our military families in the Trenton... Read More →
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Elizabeth Nicholas

Employment & Education Co-ordinator, HR Support, Trenton Military Family Resource Centre
Elizabeth Nicholas, CHRL, combines her natural passion for empowering others with 18+ years of professional employment/educational counselling. A self-proclaimed PLAR Goddess, she thrives on assisting the military community to successfully attain their transitional goals.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 214

14:30

214-5: (Carousels) Translating the Warrior: Supporting Military Career Transitions
This session will provide career practitioners with insight into military culture and equip participants with strategies to engage military clients in career planning/development/transition conversations. Areas of focus will include: beliefs and messages (stemming from and about military), translating military skills into complimentary civilian skills, counselling do's and don’ts, key questions for military clients, and research resources for clients and practitioners.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Increased understanding of military culture to support rapport building
  • Career resources for clients with military experience/their career practitioners
  • Increased awareness of marketable transferrable military skills

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Meghan Reid

Toronto Team Lead, Registered Psychologist, Canada Career Counselling
Meghan Reid is a Registered Psychologist who focuses on career and workplace psychology. She leads the Toronto office of Canada Career Counselling, having supported hundreds of clients across Canada to make strategic and informed career decisions.
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Michael Sorsdahl

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Canada Career Counselling
Michael is a Registered Psychologist, Clinical Counsellor and Senior Reserve Military Officer. He is the owner of Juvenation Wellness Centre on Vancouver Island, and specializes in trauma, LGBTQ2+, couples, career transitions and counsellor development.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 214

14:30

215-1: (Carousels) Is the Dream Job a Ludicrous Idea?
In today’s society and status quo mentality, it’s challenging to imagine how to make your
dream “career” become a reality, especially when you have bills to pay and one or many
mouths to feed! But, anything is possible when you have the right tools and method to set a
strong foundation to create positive change in your and your client’s career.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Why it's time to strive for the dream job
  • 3 key tenets for a positive career change
  • How to take action before you're ready to take action

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Priscilla Jabouin

The Dream Job Catcher, My Map to Happiness
Priscilla Jabouin is a career and personal development coach with a master's in counsellingpsychology. She developed her trademark, a unique self-discovery method for clients todiscover their heart’s desires and pursue a “career” they love.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 215

14:30

215-2: (Carousels) Making Self-Employment A Realistic Option
Traditional secure, full-time, year-round jobs are disappearing. How can you recognize if and when self-employment is the best fit? With the discontinuation of the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program, what do you look for and how do you access training to ensure long-term success past startup? Come to this session to learn your clients' options.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How you can help your clients consider self- employment
  • What are the best resources available to help
  • Learn how to set your client up for real success

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Karen McDonald-Hurley

Lead Consultant/Founder, Opportunity Group
Recognized small business expert, Karen McDonald-Hurley has worked with hundreds of businesses throughout Eastern Ontario assisting them with start-up, growth and exit strategies. She is the creator of Business Plan BootCamp, an innovative planning tool.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 215

14:30

215-3: (Carousels) So You Want to Write a Book
Have you ever wondered about writing a book or had a client ask about making a living as an author? Are you curious about where to begin for yourself or your client? Come explore the world of writing and publishing with the author of Lost & Found: Empowering Teens To Make The Best Career Decisions and demystify this career/income option.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Various processes for completing a manuscript
  • Resources available to help with writing and publishing
  • Publishing options and the pros and cons of each option

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sarah-Jane VandenBerg

Chief Motivator & Joy Officer, Passionate Income
Sarah-Jane VandenBerg, a published author and popular facilitator, has empowered thousands of people to make successful life changing career decisions. She is known for her humorous and realistic approach in sharing her knowledge and wisdom.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 215

14:30

215-4: (Carousels) Strategies and Tips for Leading Excellent Team Meetings
Team meetings are opportunities for colleagues to come together and pool their talents, knowledge and creativity to help move the team towards achieving its goals. All too often, though, they become just part of the regular routine, making less than optimum use of that valuable resource - time. Participants will learn how to lead productive, engaging and motivational team meetings.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the keys to well-organized team meetings
  • Balance the need for task-based and social-based priorities in meetings
  • Engage all the talent on the team for productive meetings

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Cathy Ginsberg

President, People Focus Training Inc.
Cathy Ginsberg is an engaging facilitator who recently launched People Focus Training, offering leadership development programs for non-profits. She worked over 15 years in the non-profit field, most recently as Manager of an Employment Ontario site.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 215

14:30

215-5: (Carousels) Using Digital Portfolios to Enhance Career Education
Join this session to learn more about using digital portfolios as a highly effective career education tool. Beyond its role in assessment, portfolio building supports reflective and strategic thinking, and preparing for jobs and the world of work. We will also share creative implementation ideas for using portfolios with your students/clients.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how digital portfolio building relates to career exploration
  • Understand how portfolios support reflective, strategic thinking
  • Gain digital portfolio implementation ideas for career education

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Colin Asuncion

Marketing Communications Manager, myBlueprint
Colin Asuncion is the Marketing Communications Manager for myBlueprint.ca, a leading edtech company and developer of digital portfolios and career/life planning software for K-12 and post-secondary.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 215

14:30

208: Indigenous Engagement in IT & Advanced Manufacturing Sectors
The IT & Advanced Manufacturing sectors in Canada are growing at exponential rates. However, Indigenous talent has been a largely untapped talent source to meet this demand. The Ontario Linkages Project rose to this challenge and created opportunities for employers, post-secondary, and Indigenous employment/higher education organizations to connect and collaborate to share best practices, and innovate new career development strategies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the barriers for Indigenous engagement in these sectors
  • Glean insights about what innovative Indigenous and industry partnerships need
  • Be introduced to an inventory of resources from the project

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Trina Maher

Chief Creative Spirit, Bridging Concepts
Trina Maher is the Project Co-ordinator for the Ontario Linkages Project, hosted by Indigenous Works. Trina is an Indigenous career development strategic advisor and corporate Indigenous talent inclusion specialist with over 15 years of experience.


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 208

14:30

212: PANEL: Micro-Training in an Age of Macro-Disruption
Human beings have never been expected to learn so much so quickly. And we’ve never had so little time for learning. More than ever, learners are expecting just-in-time, self-directed, and one-size-fits-one ways to build new skills and stay relevant amid spectacular disruptive forces. Join this panel discussion to understand the changing learning environment, how sectors and organizations are adapting, and what this means for your practice and your clients/constituents.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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JD Dillon

Chief Learning Architect, Axonify
JD Dillon is one of the most prolific authors and speakers in workplace learning today. For 20 years, he has executed strategies for global organizations, including The Walt Disney Company, Kaplan, Brambles and AMC Theatres. JD is now Chief Learning Architect with Axonify, where he... Read More →
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Denis Gravelle

deVant Professional Group
Denis Gravelle is an experienced educator and trendsetter focused on technology in teaching and learning, workforce development initiatives and skills training in the age of AI. Denis is an advocate for new immigrants and international students seeking permanent employment in Canada... Read More →
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John Horn

Manager, Learning & Development, Vancity
John Horn (Moderator) is the Manager, Learning & Leadership at Vancity Credit Union. He's also Co-Founder of The Potentiality, a CERIC Board Member, a volunteer for Vancouver’s Writers’ Exchange, and loves exploring neighbourhoods on his bicycle.
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Sandra Larwill

Academic Manager, Centre for Continuing and Online Learning, Algonquin College
Sandra Larwill has over 20 years of experience in both private and public sectors, including 13+ years working in the higher education industry in continuing and online education. Sandra brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in innovative educational models for non-traditional... Read More →
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Jackie Pichette

Senior Researcher and Manager, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)
Jackie Pichette is a Senior Researcher and Manager of Special Projects at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, responsible for research projects that explore methods of improving post-secondary access and outcomes. Her current focus is a province-wide evaluation of Lynda.com... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Room | Salle 212

15:45

16:10

201: Client-Focused E-Learning
Employment and training organizations are being urged to cut back on face-to-face programs and enable learners to access resources and activities online at the time of need. Regardless of the format you use to deliver your e-courses, sound learning strategies are essential. Are clients acquiring new knowledge, developing skills or altering their perceptions? This is the challenge.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Deborah Bromley

CEO, ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd.
Deborah Bromley is President/CEO of ETHOS; in this industry for over 28 years. She has worked for government, non-profit and for-profit organizations in program development and delivery, as Program Officer, Executive Director, CEO and other roles.
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Tamara Cameron

General Manager/Director of Learning Innovations + Technology, ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd
Tamara Cameron is a Learning Specialist with a special interest in the design and development of instructional technology. Tamara’s experience ranges from creating targeted training, to conceptualizing blended learning programs, to designing more comprehensive learning environm... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 201

16:10

202: Professional Mentoring, Professional Practice and Employer Engagement
We'll share best practices leading to the success of the Professional Mentorship Program, which matches internationally trained immigrants with established professionals - pre-arrival and after landing. The Professional Practice Program connects employers with skilled immigrants who offer up to six weeks of meaningful volunteer work. Skills Match online and on-site recruitment sessions helps employers to connect with pre-screened skilled immigrants.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Successful mentoring partnerships
  • Mentoring through professional practice opportunities
  • Mentoring through professional practice opportunities

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Ritu Ganju

Team Lead & Mentorship Program Co-ordinator, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Ritu Ganju has over 20 years' experience in the field of education and career development. A Certified Employment Strategist, she passionately empowers and motivates new immigrants to take ownership and achieve their career goals.
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Kyle Turner

Co-ordinator Employer Engagement Program, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
Kyle Turner has been working at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) since January 2012 as Co-ordinator, Employer Engagement. He works in partnership with employers and ISANS staff to plan, develop and deliver supports to companies of all sizes on issues related to... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 202

16:10

203: Case Management: An Essential Specialization in Employment Services
Recognizing the emergence of Case Management as a critical specialization within employment services, the Nova Scotia Career Development Association has developed a modular learning system that provides comprehensive, online content suitable for new and experienced career practitioners. The system supports the development of case management competencies through the demonstration and assessment of knowledge.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand Case Management as a specialization within the career development field
  • Be acquainted with content and process of the NSCDA approach
  • Experience the program through "snapshot" of a module

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Connie Corse

Training Manager, Nova Scotia Career Development Association
Connie Corse is Training Manager, Nova Scotia Career Development Association. She has over 20 years in the Human Services industry and is both a Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) and a Mental Health Champion.
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Teresa Francis

Owner - Past President of the Career Counsellors Chapter, Teresa Francis Consulting - CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter
Teresa Francis is a career counsellor and a consultant in career development and RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). She is the immediate Past President of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Career Counsellors Chapter.  


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 203

16:10

204: Career Pathways in K-12 at Edmonton Public Schools
Career Pathways is about supporting all students from early learning through to high school completion and beyond, by engaging students in meaningful and relevant learning opportunities that reduce barriers and open doors. Students develop a curiosity about the world around them through rigorous and relevant projects, activities and experiences, that also make important connections to potential career pathways. These learning experiences elicit enduring understandings which, in turn, help students to become competent, successful and contributing citizens.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to link curriculum to programming
  • How to use data to support our work
  • How to engage community stakeholders

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Chelsea Erdmann

Supervisor, Career Pathways, Edmonton Public Schools
An educator with Edmonton Public Schools for 11 years, Chelsea Erdmann has supervised Career Pathways since its inception. Chelsea is passionate about career development that better prepares students to be capable, confident, contributing citizens.
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Sean Jones

Research Consultant, Edmonton Public Schools
After managing professional conferences for over a decade, Sean Jones moved into the field of public education after completing his master’s degree at the University of Alberta in communications and technology three years ago.
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Ann Parker

Director,nResearch and Innovation for Student Learning, Edmonton Public Schools
Ann Parker, BEd, has been an educator for 25 years. Ann has served as a teacher, supervisor, principal and director with Edmonton Public Schools (EPS). Ann is currently the Director of Research and Innovation for Student Learning supporting the areas of Research, FNMI and Career... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 204

16:10

205: Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work
HOT OFF THE PRESS! In early 2019 Lisa's newest book hits shelves challenging outdated career thinking. Published by University of Toronto Press, this book delves into how demographic change is the catalyst for today's talent revolution with field notes, theories and tips for practitioners, managers and leaders. Come be among the first audiences to dig into this new Canadian resource.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how longevity is transforming the world of work
  • Gain insight into the future of work through field examples
  • Challenge outdated career thinking

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lisa Taylor

President, Challenge Factory
Lisa Taylor is an author, entrepreneur, volunteer and community leader focused on making sense of the changing world of work. She is the President of Challenge Factory and lives in Toronto.


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 205

16:10

206: Career Services for Students with Disabilities: From Post-Secondary to Rewarding Careers | Orientation professionnelle pour les étudiants handicapés : des études postsecondaires à un travail enrichissant
As part of NEADS’ Landscape of Accessibility and Accommodation for Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities in Canada project, career service professionals at Canadian post-secondary institutions were surveyed to better understand current practices for students with disabilities. Findings from our career educators survey - with funding support from CERIC - will be shared. Presenters will also provide insight from an extensive analysis of the Canadian Survey on Disability (StatsCan, 2012). The presentation will conclude with a discussion of innovative practices in career transition programming.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding unique career challenges and opportunities for students & grads with disabilities
  • Gaining key insight from significant data in this area
  • Collaborating with Canada's only national organization that represents college and university students with disabilities

Dans le cadre de son projet Accessibilité, conception universelle et de services d’orientation professionnelle, NEADS a posé des questions à des spécialistes de l’orientation professionnelle dans des établissements postsecondaires canadiens afin de mieux comprendre le quotidien des étudiants handicapés. Les résultats du sondage transmis aux spécialistes de l’orientation professionnelle, avec l’appui financier de CERIC, seront bientôt diffusés. Les présentateurs proposeront également une analyse approfondie des résultats de l’Enquête canadienne sur l’incapacité (Statistique Canada, 2012). La présentation prendra fin sur une discussion des nouvelles pratique en matière de programmes de réorientation professionnelle.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre les défis et les occasions professionnels propres aux étudiants et diplômés handicapés
  • Obtenir de précieux renseignements tirés de données importantes dans le domaine
  • Collaborer avec la seule organisation nationale canadienne qui représente les étudiants handicapés du niveau postsecondaire

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Roxana Jahani Aval

Acting Chair/Ontario Director | Présidente intérimaire et directrice pour l’Ontario, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) | Association nationale des étudiant(e)s handicapé(e)s au niveau postsecondaire (NEADS)
Roxana Jahani Aval is pursuing a BA in human rights and equity studies at York University and has a BA in psychology from York. She is Acting Chair/Ontario Director, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) and a member of the executive of the Council of Canadians... Read More →
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Frank Smith

National Coordinator | Coordonnateur national, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) | Association nationale des étudiant(e)s handicapé(e)s au niveau postsecondaire (NEADS)
Frank Smith is the National Co-ordinator of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), a position he has held since 1986 when the group was founded. NEADS is the only non-governmental organization of its type in Canada that represents post-secondary students... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 206

16:10

207: Conestoga Career Course Partnership Embeds Gamification, Experiential Learning
Conestoga College streamlined 25 career development courses in a pilot supported by MAESD’s “Career Ready” project, resulting in four common-core courses featuring inventive localization, better aligned to the student context. Embedding narrative assessment tools-- Who You Are Matters! game and Online Storyteller, in partnership with OneLifeTools, into curriculum engages students in career clarification, experiential learning and authentic workplace exposure.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Review the unique partnership that led to streamlined curriculum
  • Assess OneLifeTools Game and Storyteller alignment with MAESD’s experiential learning
  • Review the partnership plan for future sustainability

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lisa Bauman

Curriculum Consultant/ Career Development Instructor, Conestoga College
With over 10 years of tenure at Conestoga College, Lisa Bauman has worn many hats: Career Work Coach, Peer Services Consultant, Curriculum Consultant and Instructor. In 2015, she completed MEd from the University of Calgary.
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Mark Franklin

Co-founder, OneLifeTools
OneLifeTools co-founder, Mark Franklin, is the Stu Conger award-winning CareerCycles practice leader. He co-authored Who You Are Matters!, teaches a University of Toronto for-credit career course. With others, he wants to unlock career management’s potential.


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 207

16:10

209: Granted You Have a Great Idea… Now What? | Vous avez une bonne idée. Et maintenant?
You’ve identified a need that must be met. You’ve got a project idea that addresses the need and you’re ready to move forward but not sure where to go. Could it be to CERIC? Explore CERIC’s current funding priorities for Project Partnerships, our online application portal and review processes, hints and tips, and supports available to applicants. Current project partners will also share their experiences.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand CERIC’s Letter of Intent and Project Partnership Application process
  • Learn about tips and hints to make the application process easier
  • Learn about reporting and dissemination requirements and supports that are available from CERIC

Vous avez décelé un besoin à combler. Vous avez un projet qui répondrait à ce besoin et êtes prêt à aller de l’avant, mais n’êtes pas bien certain de la suite. Le CERIC pourrait-il vous aider? Explorez les priorités de financement actuelles du CERIC en ce qui a trait aux partenariats de projets, son portail de demandes en ligne, ses processus, conseils et astuces en matière d’examen, ainsi que son soutien aux demandeurs. Les partenaires des projets actuels parleront aussi de leurs expériences.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre la lettre d’intention du CERIC et les étapes à suivre pour présenter une demande de partenariat de projet
  • Obtenir des trucs et des astuces pour optimiser sa demande
  • Connaître les exigences relatives aux rapports et à la diffusion des connaissances, ainsi que les ressources offertes par le CERIC

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Riz Ibrahim

Executive Director, CERIC
Riz Ibrahim is the Executive Director of CERIC. Riz works with CERIC’s cross-sectoral Board and Advisory Committees to develop strategic and functional partnerships that enhance the body of knowledge for Canada’s career professional communities.


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 209

16:10

210: Making Meaningful Career Connections: Leveraging Your Community Mentors
Since 2014, Career Exploration and Education has engaged more than 1,800 co-educators, exponentially leveraging and diversifying career conversations. Through this presentation, you will learn about mentor recruitment strategies, how community professionals were equipped as career co-educators in experiential learning programs, the challenges of managing stakeholder expectations while maintaining program integrity, and how students benefited from impactful conversations with career co-educators.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand how to meaningfully engage community professionals as career mentors
  • How to best prepare mentors to have impactful career conversations
  • Manage stakeholder expectations (mentors & learners) while maintaining program integrity

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Carol Lam

Co-ordinator, Career Exploration, University of Toronto
As a Co-ordinator of Career Exploration Programs at University of Toronto's Career Exploration and Education, Carol Lam develops and implements programs and services with community co-educators to help students explore careers and clarify their career direction.
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Amelia Merrick

Director, Career Exploration and Education, University of Toronto
Amelia Merrick is the Director of Career Exploration and Education at the University of Toronto. She is currently pursuing a PhD to understand how first generation university students create their career paths in the knowledge economy.


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 210

16:10

211: Advocacy, femme immigrantes et counseling de carrière groupal
Plusieurs travaux de recherche mettent en lumière les injustices et la double stigmatisation vécue par les femmes immigrantes eu égard à l’appartenance ethnique et de genre. Dans un perspective d'advocacy et de justice sociale nous présentons des résultats d'une recherche et une vignette pratique traitant de l'intervention en counseling de carrière groupal auprès de cette population.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Discuter les résutats d'une recherche aurpès des femmes immigrantes 
  • Identification des interventions favorisant le développement de carrière des immigrantes
  • Établir des liens entre advocacy et counseling de carrière groupal

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Patricia Dionne

Professeure, Université de Sherbrooke
Professeure adjointe à l'Université de Sherbrooke au département d'orientation professionnelle. Thèmes de recherche : analyse de l’activité, counseling de carrière groupal, immigration, orientation professionnelle d’adultes en situation de pauvreté et de précarité, bilan... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 211

16:10

213: Collaborative Innovations in Career Development for Distinct Groups
Laurier’s Career Development Centre celebrates diversity by offering unique programming, expert advice, and additional support and resources for distinct student groups on campus. Learn from two dedicated career consultants as they share their programming ideas, strategies, successes and the challenges experienced while working with campus partners including: Accessible Learning, Laurier International, Indigenous Student Centre, and the Diversity and Equity Office.

Learning outcomes:
  • Understand a collaborative approach to career development with district groups
  • Learn new methods and resources to use with distinct groups
  • Network with other professionals who support distinct groups

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Korrie Belanger

Career Consultant, Wilfrid Laurier University
Korrie Belanger (MSW) offers engaging and unique programming as well as meets with diverse students to help them find meaningful career paths. Outside of work, she thoroughly enjoys spending time staying active with her dog.
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Jessie Eulenberg

Career Consultant, Wilfrid Laurier University
Jessie Eulenberg (MSW) is a Career Consultant who enjoys meeting students and collaborating with Laurier International to develop innovative programming for the growing international student population. Jessie also volunteers in her neighbourhood as a community builder.


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 213

16:10

214: Work-Integrated Learning: Exploring Challenges & Solutions
This session will explore the paradoxical challenge of "jobs without people and people without jobs."
The Diversity Institute will share its research exploring barriers and enablers to work-integrated learning faced by post-secondary students from marginalized groups across Ontario. Two innovative programs driving equitable access to skills training and employment, Advanced Digital Professional Training Program (ADaPT) and Magnet, will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identification of barriers and enablers to work-integrated learning
  • Understanding partnership models for addressing barriers
  • Access to tools to augment career development of underrepresented groups

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Wendy Cukier

Academic Director and Professor, Diversity, Ryerson University
Dr Wendy Cukier is founder of the Diversity Institute at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and recently completed her term as Vice-President of Research and Innovation where she helped build the university's innovation ecosystem.
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Roger Pizarro-Milian

Senior Research Associate, Diversity, Ryerson University
Dr Roger Pizarro-Milian is an organizational sociologist who studies how social inequality is produced through education systems and within work organizations.
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Brian Robson

Director, Business Development and Training Programs, Diversity, Ryerson University
Dr Brian Robson provides management of the business development operations and delivery of training programs at the Diversity Institute, Ted Rogers School of Management. His work focuses on leadership development, training, culture-shaping and people-building in a corporate envir... Read More →


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 214

16:10

215: Careers of the Future and Challenges to Overcome
Nowadays, there is a huge concern whether today’s careers will be available in 10 years. This is due to the rapid technological development which dictates a remarkable transformation in tomorrow's labour market. In this session, participants will have an overview on careers which are expected to vanish or to be created. Additionally, challenges and suggested solutions will be presented.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore current jobs which are expected to disappear in future
  • Explore future careers which are predicted to exist
  • Identify challenges and solutions from higher education institutions' perspective

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Abla Krouma

Alumni and Career Guidance Co-ordinator, Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI)
Abla Krouma is a Global Career Development Facilitator with more than eight years’ experience in career and alumni services field. Her career has engaged intensively in higher education, student affairs, employer and alumni relation and training.


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 215

16:10

208: #NLWIC Innovation Jam
NL Workforce Innovation Centre provides a co-ordinated, central point of access to engage government, career and employment providers, skills development organizations and stakeholders in business and community sectors. The Centre’s goal is to promote the research, testing and sharing of ideas and models of innovation in workforce development that will positively impact individual employability, entrepreneurship and attachment to the workforce.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Share our ideas of workforce development and innovation
  • Explore models of innovation in workforce development
  • Explain how we impact employability, entrepreneurship and attachment to workforce

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Susanne Dawe

Stakeholder Engagement Co-ordinator, NL Workforce Innovation Centre (NL WIC)
Susanne Dawe joined NL WIC in 2018 and has 30 years with College of the North Atlantic & Newfoundland Advanced Education Skills & Labour. She has demonstrated skills in community engagement, public speaking, economic development and workshop facilitation.
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Joanne Kendrick

Research Associate, NL Workforce Innovation Centre (NL WIC)
Joanne Kendrick joined the NL Workforce Innovation Centre in 2018, and has 20 years of experience working with government departments and agencies, with proven skills in career development, facilitation, human resource development and research.
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Sharon Mclennon

Director, NL Workforce Innovation Centre (NL WIC)
Sharon Mclennon joined NL WIC in 2018 and has 35 years’ experience in start-up and leadership roles working with industry, community, government and education-focused on applied research/innovation, business and economic development in NL and Qatar.


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 208

16:10

212: Service Co-ordination and Community Partnership
The Durham Workforce Authority and Literacy Network of Durham Region has expanded service co-ordination activities for Employment Service, Literacy & Basic Skills and Job Development agencies. This session will provide a history of how support was extended beyond Literacy Service Planning to include employment and job development, and an overview of how strategic planning and design thinking have been utilized.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Overview of what service co-ordination is and how it’s useful
  • How strategic planning/design thinking is utilized in service co-ordination
  • Examples of how service co-ordination benefits delivery agencies

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jennine Agnew-Kata

Executive Director, Literacy Network of Durham Region
Jennine Agnew-Kata is the Executive Director of the Literacy Network of Durham Region. She is experienced in program service planning, program evaluation and local partnership development. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
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Paige Marlow

Director of Research, Durham Workforce Authority
Paige Marlow is Director of Research with Durham Workforce Authority. Her focus is on local labour market information, employment and training and community development. Paige is a graduate of Bishop’s University.


Monday January 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 212

17:00

 
Tuesday, January 29
 

07:00

07:00

08:00

08:30

Keynote Address | Allocution: Systems Thinking, Storytelling, Identity and Career Counselling | Pensée systémique, récit, identité et orientation de carrière
Systems thinking is found all around us through applications such as education systems, computer systems and transport systems. Even the human body is comprised of interconnected systems including the skeletal, muscular, nervous and respiratory systems. As we know, people live and work in complex familial, social, historical, cultural, geographic and socio-political systems. During their daily lives people interact with these systems and construct and tell stories to make meaning of their experiences. Identity is constructed in context and through the telling of stories. Storytelling is a valuable process in career guidance through which clients can construct future stories. Systems thinking can support career practitioners to avoid over-simplification and make sense of the complexity of their clients’ lives and their own work. The Systems Theory Framework of career development provides a map that can guide career practitioners to think systemically about their clients and also about themselves and their work contexts. Through examples and stories, this presentation will explore the relationship between systems thinking, storytelling, identity and career counselling.

La pensée systémique fait partie intégrante de notre monde, trouvant des applications concrètes dans le système d’éducation, les systèmes informatiques et le système de transport. Le corps humain lui-même est fait de systèmes interconnectés, dont les systèmes squelettique, musculaire, nerveux et respiratoire. De même, les gens vivent et travaillent au sein d’un réseau complexe de systèmes familiaux, sociaux, historiques, culturels, géographiques et sociopolitiques. Dans leur quotidien, les gens interagissent avec ces systèmes, et ils construisent et racontent des histoires pour donner un sens à leur expérience. L’identité se bâtit ainsi en interrelation avec l’environnement et par le truchement de récits. Le récit constitue un processus utile en orientation de carrière, permettant aux clients de construire l’histoire de leur avenir. La pensée systémique aide les intervenants en développement de carrière à éviter le piège de la simplification excessive et à comprendre plus clairement la complexité de la vie de leurs clients et de leur propre travail. L’approche systémique en développement de carrière aide les intervenants en développement de carrière à appliquer la pensée systémique dans la compréhension de leurs clients et de leurs propres pratiques professionnelles. Au moyen d’exemples et d’histoires, cette présentation explorera la relation entre la pensée systémique, le récit, l’identité et l’orientation de carrière.


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Mary McMahon

Honorary Senior Lecturer | Chargée de cours principale honoraire, School of Education, The University of Queensland (Australia) | Faculté d’éducation, Université du Queensland (Australie)
Dr Mary McMahon is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Australia where she lectured in career development and career counselling at undergraduate and post-graduate level. She is a developer and co-author of the internationally recognized... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 08:30 - 09:30
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

09:40

201: Engage Clients with eLearning: Getting Started
A traditional learning approach is said to suit baby boomers while recent research suggests that millennials embrace technology in their learning experience. Transferring some of your instructor-led training (ILT) to elearning is a great way to engage clients of all ages, and it doesn’t need to be complicated and expensive to be effective.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to design an online course that appeals to all learning styles
  • How to reorganize and repurpose your classroom training material
  • Learn about easy to use and affordable software options

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Christine Brown

Consultant, BBMD Consulting Inc.
With expertise in Human Resources, Christine Brown is a consultant with BBMD Consulting Inc. Christine develops and delivers e-learning programs to agencies across Canada. Christine is the founder of Click Learning Online.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 201

09:40

202: What's So Different About Autism Anyways?
Invisible disabilities speak to bigger challenges in the workplace because many of the features inherent in diagnosis may appear to be an attitude or behaviour problem rather than a disability. As a result, people living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have the lowest employment rates among any disability groups in North America, even when controlling for impairment severity, household income and social demographics.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To clarify the workplace challenges that are specific to ASD
  • To provide strategies for effective disclosure for people with ASD
  • To provide tools for who work with individuals with ASD

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sarah Taylor

Project Manager, Autism Calgary
Sarah Taylor began her career in autism treatment in 1996. Her many years of experience in assessment, consultation and advocacy helps provide a framework for curriculum development and ASD sensitivity training for employers.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 202

09:40

203: Adult and Continuing Education: A Culture of Care
This presentation will draw upon the findings of a year-long investigation into Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) provision in the eastern Ontario region. We highlight that when career and life planning is provided within a culture of care, ACE becomes a vehicle to provide appropriate and ongoing education, lifelong learning, and career development opportunities for Ontarian adults.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What is a culture of care?
  •  Why is culture of care vital for adult career planning?
  • How does ACE provide a culture of care?

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Lorraine Godden

Assistant Professor, Queen's University
Lorraine Godden, PhD, is an Assistant Professor (Queen’s University), and Co-Chair of the Practical and Academic Research Committee at CERIC. Lorraine investigates career development policy and was a proud member of Team Canada, ICCDPP 2017.
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Sandy Youmans

Assistant Professor, Queen’s University
Dr Sandy Youmans is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queen’s University. Recently she has undertaken Ministry -funded investigations into Adult Education, Youth Job Connection, and Full-Day Kindergarten programs.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 203

09:40

204: Big Picture Learning: One Student at a Time
The Big Picture Learning model has been breaking down the walls between education and the working world since 1995, with the mission of putting students directly at the centre of their own education. Learn about the only two Met Schools in Canada and their journey towards promoting and creating personalized education programs for each student through relationships, relevance and rigour.The Big Picture Learning model has been breaking down the walls between education and the working world since 1995, with the mission of putting students directly at the centrer of their own education. Learn about the only two Met Schools in Canada and their journey towards promoting and creating personalized education programs for each student through relationships, relevance, and rigour.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding Big Picture Learning and its philosophy
  • Identify best practices in the Big Picture Learning model
  • Strategies to inspire clients to practice lifelong learning

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Maribeth Tabanera

Learning Through Internship Co-ordinator, Seven Oaks Met School and Maples Met School
Maribeth Tabanera is a lifelong learner and educator based in Winnipeg. She is an industrial arts teacher with a BEd and five years of experience working in the education field. She is also a dancer and choreographer with over 20 years of training and a focus in street styles.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 204

09:40

205: You’re Hired: No Resume, Just Resiliency and Skills
Youth with disabilities face high unemployment rates and barriers to work. The Abilities Centre and SenseAbility have partnered on a pilot program that combines Therapeutic Recreation with a unique job matching technology and experiential learning. No resume is required - just resiliency and skills. Learn about the pilot program and explore the implications for all jobseekers.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Identify the benefits of Therapeutic Recreation for youth with disabilities
  • Identify the benefits to employers when seeking skills not resumes
  • List the benefits of early work-related experiences for youth

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Pinder DaSilva

Manager, Skills Development and Social Innovation, Abilities Centre
Pinder DaSilva is the Manager, Skills Development and Social Innovation at the Abilities Centre, a charitable organization that delivers enriching sports and fitness, arts, research and education, and life skills opportunities for people of all abilities.
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Lisa Kelly

Director, Learning Programs | Directrice, Programmes d’apprentissage, Canadian Business SenseAbility | Entreprises Canadiennes SenseAbility
Lisa Kelly is the Director of Learning Programs for Canadian Business SenseAbility. SenseAbility provides Canadian businesses with the resources and tools they need to both employ people with disabilities and attract them as customers.Lisa Kelly est directrice des Programmes d’apprentissage... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 205

09:40

206: When Career Development Meets Curriculum | Quand l’orientation professionnelle fait partie du programme d’études
Bringing career development concepts into post-secondary classrooms can offer students powerful learning experiences, assist faculty in meeting course objectives, and broaden career services’ reach. This session will explore our experiences as we have worked with faculty to embed career development learning into curriculum and help students bridge the connection between course work and career.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduce theories and best practices for connecting career to curriculum
  • Explore strategies for partnership development, course design, implementation and evaluation
  • Present challenges, successes and lessons learned

Intégrer les concepts de développement de carrière à la formation postsecondaire donne aux étudiants des occasions d’apprentissage exceptionnelles, aide les professeurs à atteindre les objectifs du programme et élargit la portée des services d’orientation. Cette séance porte sur notre travail avec les professeurs visant à intégrer les principes du développement de carrière aux programmes d’études en vue de faciliter la transition entre les études et le travail.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre les théories et les meilleures pratiques pour établir un lien entre le travail et le programme d’études
  • Étudier des stratégies sur la formation de partenariats ainsi que sur la préparation, la mise en œuvre et l’évaluation d’un cours
  • Découvrir des défis, des réussites et des leçons apprises  

Speakers | Conférenciers
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John Ault

Manager - Student Employment and Career Centre | Directeur, Centre d’emploi et de carrière pour étudiants, University of Saskatchewan | Université de la Saskatchewan
John Ault has 23 years’ experience providing leadership, implementing strategic direction, and advocating for career services best practices in PSE. His wealth of experience has come from holding positions in the private, public and government sectors.Depuis 23 ans, John Ault dirige... Read More →
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Kimberly Matheson

Career Counsellor, Student Employment and Career Centre | Conseillère d’orientation, Centre d’emploi et de carrière pour étudiants, University of Saskatchewan
A long-time Career Counsellor at University of Saskatchewan, Kim Matheson loves the diversity, challenge and incredible sense of satisfaction that comes from supporting and empowering students to live their best lives.Conseillère d’orientation chevronnée à l’Université de... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 206

09:40

207: From Barriers to Resilience: Building Sustainable Youth Employment
SEED is delivering youth employment services for at-risk youth in BC and achieving sustainable employment. Using innovative and responsive approaches, SEED helps at-risk youth re-frame barriers and develop resiliency. This session will review the successes and best practices of the program, with a focus on hidden barriers, support systems, action planning, and job carving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the scope of barriers and their impact on employability
  • Build responsive employment services using a person-centered approach
  • Foster resilience through empowering activities and guided risk-taking

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Zach Blumke

Job Developer, Douglas College
Zach Blumke is a Job Developer with Douglas College who works with youth with barriers to employment. After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from the University of Wales in 2013, Zach moved immediately into onboarding and preparing youth for employment. In late 2018... Read More →
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Mythra Lagueux

Community and Contract Services Programmer, Douglas College
Mythra Lagueux manages Youth Employment and Essentials Skills at Douglas College.Her portfolio focuses on sustained employment for youth at-risk. She holds a master's of education administration and over 20 years of educational experience working with youth.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 207

09:40

209: Resilience: Key to Work-Life Success | La résilience : clé de l’équilibre travail-famille
Resilience, or the ability to bounce back from adversity, is a key factor in work-life success. Low resilience is characteristic of individuals caught in a cycle of intergenerational poverty and social assistance dependence. But one’s resilience is not static. This session will present data on the links between resilience and key soft skills, and the implications for employment services.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the links between resilience and work life success
  • Describe the relationship between resilience and key soft skills
  • Explore the implications for providing career counselling and employment services

La résilience, ou la capacité à se remettre d’une épreuve, est un élément essentiel de l’équilibre travail-famille. Les personnes prisonnières du cycle de la pauvreté intergénérationnelle ou d’une dépendance à l’aide sociale ont souvent une faible résilience. Mais la résilience n’est pas statique. Cette séance porte sur les liens entre la résilience, les compétences non techniques essentielles et la participation des services d’emploi.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre les liens entre la résilience et l’équilibre travail-famille
  • Décrire la relation entre la résilience et les compétences non techniques essentielles
  • Évaluer les impacts de l’orientation professionnelle et des services d’emploi

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Valerie Ward

President & CEO | Présidente-directrice générale, Valerie G. Ward Consulting Ltd.
Valerie Ward, MA, co-developer of the Employment Readiness Scale™ (EmploymentReadiness.info), has over 30 years’ experience developing programs, learning resources, partnerships and strategies to address the career and employment-related needs of service providers and their clients.Valerie... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 209

09:40

210: Virtual Reality: The Future Tools for Career Practitioners
Making career decisions is tough, especially with all the choices out there. Career Labs, our virtual reality (VR) tool, puts jobseekers in the driver's seat to not only get tailored job information, but to see, hear and experience the job itself.... without ever leaving the career coach's office. Career savvy decision-making has never been so hands-on or easy.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Experience virtual reality technology first-hand
  • Awareness of applications of VR tool including real time coaching
  • Best fits for using this VR tool

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Karen Caldwell

CEO, Caldwell Training and Development
Dr Karen Caldwell is a 21st century education innovator and developer with 20+ years of experience in knowledge mobilization, applied research, and the science of learning internationally and in Canada.
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Harrison Olajos

CEO, UP360
Harrison Olajos founded UP360 in 2015 to challenge the way people perceive technologies and highlight how to solve industry problems by adopting new tech. UP360 has found its niche in developing virtual reality solutions.
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Sue Watts

Executive Director, Employment + Education Centre
Sue Watts, Executive Director of the Employment + Education Centre, prides herself on being innovative and bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to the employment services sector. Sue has received provincial and national awards for her work.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 210

09:40

211: Indigenous Engagement & Economic Inclusion
In addition to fundamental content such as cultural sensitivity training, recruitment & retention, soft skills training for the workplace, and cultural support for hired candidates, this enhanced presentation will also cover: request for proposals (RFPs), National Indigenous Hiring Week, the Indigenous workforce vs the new “gig” economy, Indigenous women in non-traditional roles (trades) - and ongoing systemic & cultural barriers to employment.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Addressing systemic barriers for employment
  • The benefits of Indigenous engagement
  • Innovative ways to enhance Indigenous inclusion

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sherman Kong

Business Development & Industry Engagement Manager, AMIK
Sherman Kong's area of expertise is business development within the Indigenous community in conjunction with industry to bring awareness to mutually beneficial synergies that promote Indigenous inclusion in the Canadian economy.
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Christie Spencer

HR Specialist, AMIK
Christie Spencer is an experienced HR Specialist working with Indigenous communities in partnership with companies like CN, Great West Life and Assiniboine Credit Union - bridging the gap between industry and the Indigenous labour force.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 211

09:40

213: Graduate Student Internship Program: Insights from Four-Year Pilot
In 2016, the U of A launched a paid internship program (GSIP) to provide graduate students with work outside of academia. We have seen the program strengthen students’ skills and confidence, and act as a bridge to employment. We presented at Cannexus 2017 on first year insights. This is an update as we enter the final year of the pilot.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Learn GSIP's strategies to overcoming challenges in piloting this program
  • Learn how GSIP addresses career challenges unique to graduate students
  • Learn how GSIP creates bridges to employment for graduate student

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Andrea Spevak

Graduate Student Internship Advisor, University of Alberta
Andrea Spevak is the University of Alberta’s Graduate Student Internship Advisor responsible for developing and managing the Graduate Student Internship Program. Andrea has a BSc and an MEd, both from the U of A.
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Tyree McCrackin

Graduate Student Career Advisor, University of Alberta
Tyree is the University of Alberta's Graduate Student Internship Career Advisor responsible for supporting GSIP applicants and interns. Tyree has a BA and BEd, and is enrolled in graduate studies at the U of A.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 213

09:40

214: From Hidden Sorrow to Acknowledgement and Support
Individuals feeling unseen and unheard in the context of their losses may experience disenfranchised grief. This can negatively impact their ability to find meaning in their life and career journey. This session will define disenfranchised grief, identify typical ways that career professionals may unknowingly contribute to it, and provide alternatives to better support our clients in any sense of loss.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define disenfranchised grief
  • Identify typical ways career professionals unknowingly contribute to disenfranchised grief
  • Identify and demonstrate alternatives to better support clients with losses

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Catherine Hajnal

Grief Educator, Life Fundamentals
As a grief educator, speaker and consultant, Dr Catherine Hajnal facilitates an understanding of loss, supports the process of healthy grieving for individuals and organizations, and taps into the transformative potential of grief.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 214

09:40

215: A Professional Development Accelerator: Achieving Engagement and Results
Increase your student engagement and success by starting early and providing a guided roadmap. Dartmouth College created a customized Professional Development Accelerator (PDA) to capture students even before they step onto campus. This session will review the planning, implementation, adjustments, results and key takeaways. Join an interactive discussion on how this model can be implemented across public and private campuses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Techniques to engage incoming students and keep them engaged
  • How to implement and adapt new technology for career development
  • Criteria and measurement unique to each school when evaluating success

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Roger Woolsey

Director & Senior Assistant Dean, Dartmouth College - Center for Professional Development
Prior to joining the Dartmouth community, Roger directed Career Services at Colby College, was a Professor of Communication at Boston College and held adjunct roles at Emerson College, Suffolk University and Northeastern University.
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Kate Yee

Career Consultant, University of Manitoba - Career Services
As a Career Advisor at Dartmouth College, Kate worked closely with the technology developers and colleagues to create the PDA. She continues her passion for early engagement in career development at the University of Manitoba.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 215

09:40

208: Popular Vote Goes to ESC’s Common Assessment Process!
Service providers, communities and funders are increasingly seeking common, effective approaches to consistently assess clients and ensure appropriate and responsive employment planning. For 25 years, the 40+ organizations of the Employment Sector Council in Southwestern Ontario have voluntarily adhered to their own collaborative Common Assessment Process model which delivers respectful, thorough client-centred assessment, and builds supportive relationships across organization networks.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Concepts, principles and skills that support ESC’s Common Assessment Process
  • Community benefits resulting from a collaborative, consistent assessment model
  • Resources for building a common community approach to assessing clients

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Wendy Richards

Employment Counsellor, WIL Employment Connections
Wendy Rochards is an Employment Counsellor and Common Assessment Process trainer in London, ON, and works at WIL Employment Connections, an immigrant-serving organization. She is committed to sharing good practice in client assessment across our sector.
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Carol Stewart

Project Manager, Employment Sector Council
Carol Stewart has managed Employment Sector Council (ESC) since 2007, providing co-ordination support and resources for this network of Southwestern Ontario community organizations to enhance capacity to deliver excellent, co-ordinated and collaborative employment service deliver... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 208

09:40

212: New & Critical Skills Competencies for Employment Practitioners
As career counsellors and job developers, we are no longer able to adequately prepare youth for the
workforce by delivering employment preparation training and matching them with open vacancies.
The growing skills gap demands more of us and requires new ways of engaging with employers in
designing solutions that directly train young workers and address the real labour market needs.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Identify critical and emerging skills needed for employment practitioners
  • Learn how to create valuable relationships with industry leaders
  • Explore workforce development strategies to scale up solutions across sectors

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Evelyn Akselrod

Director, Partnerships, First Work
With extensive management expertise, Evelyn Akselrod supports not-profits, businesses, boards and associations to develop their organizations. With particular interest in serving women and youth, Evelyn promotes opportunities for their advancement through entrepreneurship and workforce... Read More →
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Gladys Okine

Executive Director, First Work
Gladys Okine is the Executive Director of First Work. Gladys has led workforce development programs in the community, municipal and academic environments. She provides advisory support to local, provincial and national career development bodies.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 09:40 - 10:30
Room | Salle 212

10:30

11:00

201: Linking Improved Career Development & Mental Health Together
In reviewing mental health and career development concepts, it appears the principles are striving for the same outcome – helping someone to a better and happier life! A detailed examination and comparison of specific core mental health and career development principles will be reviewed. Together, we’ll re-think the mutual delivery of career and mental health rather than separate causes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply mental health awareness to career development sustainability
  • Reflect on combining mental health and career development principles
  • Demonstrate connection between MH-CD by sharing literature reviews

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Clarence DeSchiffart

Career Consultant
Clarence DeSchiffart works as an Adjunct Professor at Acadia University, teaching career courses in the MEd (Counselling) program. Clarence, alongside Laurie Edwards, are recipients of the Stu Conger Award in Career Development and the Nova Scotia Career Development Association's... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 201

11:00

202: The Brain Science of Communication in Today’s Workplace
Psychometric assessment tools serve to effectively accelerate success for individuals, teams and entire organizations. This session explores the use of a cutting-edge, neuroscience-based assessment called Emergenetics, the best tool for team and culture development that we’ve come across in 20 years. We will share the fascinating neuroscience behind the model, and how it has helped organizations worldwide.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Understand the ability of psychometric assessment to transform organizational culture
  • Learn how brain science impacts both career and organizational development
  • Explore strategies to support workplace collaboration and communication

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Laura Hambley

Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Canada Career Counselling
Laura Hambley is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist with over 15 years of consulting experience. She is founder of Canada Career Counselling, Leadership Success Group, and Work EvOHlution, and is a thought leader on career and workplace psychology.
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Meghan Reid

Toronto Team Lead, Registered Psychologist, Canada Career Counselling
Meghan Reid is a Registered Psychologist who focuses on career and workplace psychology. She leads the Toronto office of Canada Career Counselling, having supported hundreds of clients across Canada to make strategic and informed career decisions.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 202

11:00

203: Expanding Horizons: Creating Middle Schoolers' Career Paths
The middle years are an often neglected but powerful time to engage in meaningful career exploration. The Expanding Horizon’s Program immerses young learners in authentic community career experiences and exposes them to the potential training pathways. Has this had an impact? Learn about the program design, the founding principles, and the essential findings in the 10-year longitudinal research.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Middle years career program design
  • Middle years career program evaluation
  • Middle years career program impacts

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Elisa Carlson

Chief Operating Officer, Cmolik Foundation
Elisa Carlson is a former Director of Instruction at Surrey Schools and is the current Chief Operating Officer at the Cmolik Foundation, where she works to improve outcomes for vulnerable students.
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Michelle Nilson

Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
Michelle Nilson is an Associate Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University, where she works with community foundations and school districts to understand student transitions to career and post-secondary education.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 203

11:00

204: Career Practitioners’ Well-Being: Clinical vs Administration Supervision
Organizational administration policies offer guidance for managers to address clients’ needs/service delivery. However, as the demands on career practitioners to address complex client issues continue to increase, are supervisors equipped to prevent professional burnout? This session addresses the skill set/capacity needed to establish clinical supervision services to foster career practitioners’ well-being in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the difference between administration vs clinical supervision
  • Identifying and narrowing service gaps to administer clinical supervision
  • Acknowledging the practitioners’ presenting clinical issues

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sonny Wong

Registered Psychotherapist, Ryerson University Faculty of Arts
Sonny Wong, MEd, is a Registered Psychotherapist. He uses SFBT and Narrative Therapy to foster clients’ healthy career identity development. Over his 20 years’ of experience, Wong is a recipient of numerous service/counselling awards.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 204

11:00

205: Job Search Zombies
A workshop for front-line practitioners and managers, focused on how to cure the unmotivated jobseeker, ie, Job Search Zombie. An unmotivated jobseeker is doomed to wander the job market like a Job Search Zombie. Participants will leave prepared to motivate themselves and to cure their next Job Search Zombie.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Diagnosis of motivational problems
  • Motivational coaching
  • Understanding importance of motivation and its sources

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Dan Walmsely

Facilitator/Coach, KEYS Job Centre
Dan Walmsely is a facilitator, performer and coach. A gifted and engaging speaker from KEYS Job Centre in Kingston, ON, his workshops have received rave reviews and high ratings at conferences across the province.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 205

11:00

206: Let’s Talk About Ethics! Navigating Ethical Dilemmas | Parlons éthique! Composer avec les dilemmes éthiques
Ethical codes tend to be static; however, ethical practice is dynamic and, at times, messy. In practice, ethical challenges aren’t black and white but rather shades of grey. Come prepared to collaboratively work through real-world ethical dilemmas in a safe environment. Leave with a deepened understanding of how ethical conversations can help maintain ethical practice and address/avoid ethical dilemmas.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore dynamic nature of ethics in practice 
  • Examine real ethical dilemmas
  • Understand the importance of continued ethical discussions

Les codes d’éthiques sont souvent statiques, mais les pratiques d’éthique sont dynamiques et parfois même complexes. Dans la réalité, les questions d’éthique ne sont pas noires ou blanches; elles prennent plutôt plusieurs nuances de gris. Un atelier où les participants travailleront en collaboration pour résoudre des dilemmes éthiques réels dans un environnement sûr. Au terme de l’atelier, les participants comprendront comment des conversations sur l’étique peuvent aider à maintenir des pratiques éthiques tout en réglant ou évitant les dilemmes éthiques.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Explorer la nature dynamique de l’éthique
  • Étudier des dilemmes éthiques réels
  • Comprendre l’importance des discussions continues sur l’éthique

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Roberta Neault

President | Présidente, Life Strategies Ltd.
Dr Roberta Neault, President of Life Strategies Ltd., is an award-winning career development thought leader in Canada and internationally. She speaks, consults and writes extensively on career-related topics including supporting professionals navigating complex ethical dilemmas.Roberta... Read More →
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Deirdre Pickerell

Vice-President | Vice-présidente, Life Strategies Ltd.
Dr Deirdre Pickerell is an award-winning career development and human resource professional. She speaks, writes and consults on a wide-range of career-related topics and is known for a practical, to-the-point and engaging facilitation style.Deirdre Pickerell, Ph. D., est une professionnelle... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 206

11:00

207-1: (Carousels) Creating & Delivering Integrated Programming- A Guide
Futureworx will present their proven Integrated Program Model (IPM) for connecting people to employment opportunities through the development of the right soft, essential and technical skills. Discussion will cover working with employers to build and deliver programming, key element and tools, and practical suggestions for success.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the principles of the Futureworx IPM
  • Appreciate key factors of success in Integrated Program design/delivery
  • Explore a detailed IPM example

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Ann Boyd

Project Manager, Futureworx
Ann Boyd is a Project Manager with the Futureworx Society. As a member of the Futureworx team, Ann helps programs thrive in tough, outcome-based competitive environments using the Integrated Program Model.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 207

11:00

207-3: (Carousels) Quality Assurance for Supported Employment Services
We know we do good work but can we validate it? Tell clients, funders and employers that we provide superior service? In 2018 ODEN launched an initiative focused on the key components of vision, mission and values of our employment service providers who serve people with a disability. Findings, benchmarks and methods for other provinces to engage in similar work will be shared.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduce the service quality guidelines 
  • Share performance indicators developed to date including principles and benchmarks
  • The Service Quality Scorecard and Community of Practice in Ontario

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jeannette Campbell

General Manager, Centre for Excellence, Ontario Disability Employment Network
Jeannette Campbell has 20+ years of demonstrated success providing service, program design, evaluation and partnership development with educational institutions, service agencies, all levels of government, and private sector stakeholders.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 207

11:00

207-4: (Carousels) The Disability Confident Employer Program
Funded by the Government of Canada, CCRW will produce the pilot Disability Confident Employer Program consisting of an interactive online training of best practices that will educate and train 50 employers, collectively, in Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick who are currently hiring persons with disabilities and recognize them as Disability Confident.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The foundation and purpose of the training
  • What the training entails
  • How to use the training as a resource

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tiffany Kelly

Project Lead - Disability Confident Employer Program, The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
With a background in disability, Tiffany Kelly knows of the employment struggles persons with disabilities face. Her goal is to create a program to educate and support those who hire and recruit to help increase disability-inclusiveness.
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Ciara Williams

Project Collaborator - Disability Confident Employer Program, The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
Ciara Williams has a background in social work and completed an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention at the University of Oxford. She has been applying her research skills to the program's development and evaluation.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 207

11:00

207-5: (Carousels) The Soft Skills Edge: Training for Resilience
We know soft skills are in demand. So how do we train for them? Research shows that these are the skills that employers are seeking, and the skills that workers need to thrive and adapt to change. This session presents the results of a new, workplace-embedded soft skills training program piloted by non-profit ABC Life Literacy Canada in fall 2018.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn the results of ABC’s workplace soft skills training pilot
  • Explore why soft skills are so relevant to today’s workforce
  • Discuss best practices in soft skills training

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Maddy Macnab

Project Manager, ABC Life Literacy Canada
Maddy Macnab is a Project Manager at ABC Life Literacy Canada. ABC Life Literacy Canada is a national charitable organization that provides workplace training and essential skills programs for adult learners across Canada.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 207

11:00

209: Comment saisir les rapports au travail contemporains? | Understanding Contemporary Attitudes Toward Work
Les transformations structurelles (p.ex., nouvelles formes d’organisation du travail) et culturelles (p.ex., valeurs en émergence) du travail contemporain ont engendré une diversification des rapports au travail (Mercure & Vultur, 2010). Cette communication présentera le questionnaire développé par notre équipe de recherche avec l’objectif de saisir plus finement les différentes facettes de la relation de l’individu au travail en général et à sa vie de travail ainsi que les nuances possibles dans leurs articulations.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Explorer les fondements des transformations contemporaines du rapport au travail
  • Comprendre les différents aspects que recouvre le rapport au travail
  • Découvrir un questionnaire novateur pour évaluer le rapport au travail

Contemporary transformations in work, both structural (such as new forms of work organization) and cultural (such as emerging values), have diversified attitudes toward work (Mercure & Vultur, 2010). This session will present the questionnaire that our research team has developed in order to more clearly understand the various facets of individuals’ attitudes toward work in general and toward their work lives, as well as possible nuances in how these facets are manifested.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore the foundations of contemporary transformations in attitudes toward work
  • Understand the various aspects of attitudes toward work
  • Learn about an innovative questionnaire for assessing attitudes toward work


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Geneviève Fournier

Professeure | Professor, Université Laval
Professeure en sciences de l'orientation, Geneviève Fournier mènent depuis plus de 20 ans des recherches sur les trajectoires professionnelles atypiques, l'insertion et les transitions socioprofessionnelles. Elle s'intéresse également aux transformations contemporaines du rapport... Read More →
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Simon Viviers

Professeur | Professor, Université Laval
Les recherches et enseignements de Simon Viviers portent sur les enjeux psychiques et sociaux du travail dans le monde contemporain et sur les pratiques de recherche et d’accompagnement en groupe et en collectif.Simon Viviers’ research and teaching is concerned with contemporary... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 209

11:00

210: Using Metaphors for Exploration, Extension and Engagement
Metaphors are commonly used in conversation and can be incorporated as an effective career counselling tool. In this presentation, I will be focusing on how to identify metaphors, how to explore their meaning, finding ways to extend this exploration over time, and finally how to engage and work with metaphors to develop effective action planning strategies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how to explore the meaning behind metaphors
  • Learn how to use extension to consider ongoing development
  • Learn how to actively engage with changing metaphors

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Norman Amundson

Professor, University of British Columbia
Norm Amundson has just "refired" from the University of British Columbia. He has presented at many conferences and focuses his work on creativity, hope, metaphor, affirmation and active engagement. He is a widely published author.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 210

11:00

211: Look Beyond Job Titles - A New Approach
To prepare youth for the future of work, we need to move them away from considering only the jobs and careers available to them, and shift their attention to the problems and opportunities that exist in the world. This simple shift will unlock new opportunities, a different way to see the world and a powerful approach to preparing for success.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe important work problems, challenges and opportunities
  • Learn why we should 'flip the model' of career development
  • Integrate the Challenge Method in their career development work

Speakers | Conférenciers
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JP Michel

Founder, SparkPath
JP Michel is SparkPath's founder and is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Career Professional award from the Career Professionals of Canada. JP has an MSc in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Manchester.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 211

11:00

213: Future Skills: Preparing for the Future of Work
New and emerging technologies (e.g. automation, artificial intelligence) affect every aspect of Canadians' lives, including the workplace. This session will highlight how the Government of Canada is responding to the changing nature of work by encouraging collaboration amongst public, private and not-for-profit organizations to identify emerging skills and effective skills development approaches to ensure Canadians are prepared for the future.

Learning outcomes:
  • Learn about Future Skills, including the Council and the Centre
  • Encourage collaboration amongst actors in the skills development ecosystem
  • Understand importance of evidence-based policy and program adoption

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Rhonda Fernandes

Executive Director, Skills Innovation, Employment and Social Development Canada
Rhonda Fernandes is Executive Director, Skills Innovation, at Employment and Social Development Canada. She is supporting the Government’s launch of Future Skills, which will promote innovation in skills policy and programs.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 213

11:00

214-1: (Carousels) Career Boost Connections: Holistic Support for Student Success
Ryerson University’s work-study program, Career Boost, has grown from strength to strength. Building on that success, a wrap-around model of support has been designed to offer student staff and employers a range of resources and support. Learn how your institution can create a similar model of support to maximize the benefits student staff gain from your work study program.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand steps taken to implement a student staff development program
  • Gain tools to develop experiential learning opportunities for student staff
  • Learn about support for students and employers during placement

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Emily Jones

Manager, Assessment & Development, Ryerson University Career & Co-op Centre
Emily Jones, Ryerson University Career & Co-op Centre’s Manager, Assessment & Development has over 10 years of experience leading teams and working as an educator in the non-profit, academic and government sectors.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 214

11:00

214-2: (Carousels) Employer Engagement: Tips and Tools for Success
Job developers work with two caseloads, our clients and employers. Engaging employers is critical in order to successfully match clients. Understanding how to engage employers is key for anyone working in employment services. This presentation shows how inclusion of employers as central stakeholders will open more doors for all clients.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Have an understanding of the importance of employers
  • Have tips to successfully engage with employers
  • Understand why employers want to work with you

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Catherine Tosello

Team Lead Job Development, Sault College
Catherine Tosello has worked for Sault College for over 27 years in various positions. An instructor in the Developmental Services Worker program, she is a Team Lead in the CICE program and Team Lead in Job Development.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 214

11:00

214-3: (Carousels) How to Adapt Concept-Mapping Intervention to Client Needs
The "It All Adds Up" concept-mapping intervention is designed to foster student wellness in the realm of careers. Learn how Queen’s University and the University of Waterloo have each adapted and refined it to meet their distinct campus/student cultures and needs, and identify how your organization, too, can play with this method to support client wellness.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize how this concept-mapping intervention works
  • Identify how to adapt intervention to different institutional/client cultures/needs
  • Discuss how to target intervention to support your clients' needs

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Katie Denomme

Manager, Career Education and Post-Graduate ServicesnCentre for Career Action, University of Waterloo
Katie Denomme is the Manager of Career Education and Post-Graduate Services at the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Career Action. She co-ordinates the development, delivery and evaluation of career programming for Waterloo’s undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs... Read More →
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Amy Evans

Communications, Digital Marketing and Projects Intern, Queen’s University Career Services and Division of Student Affairs
Amy Evans is a marketing and communications intern with Career Services at Queen’s University, where she is studying public health and environmental studies.
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Miguel Hahn

Head Career Counsellor, Queen's University
Miguel Hahn is Head Career Counsellor at Queen’s University. His training includes education, counselling psychology, and business, with 14 years experience in Career Education leading successful projects like the CACEE award-winning Major Maps.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 214

11:00

214-4: (Carousels) Pre-Employment Training for Job Fit and Retention
Based on a pilot project funded by the Local Employment Planning Council, and overseen by South Essex Community Council, we will share lessons learned and best practices developed by a pre-hiring soft skills training initiative. The program was supported by employers with job sampling, in the agri-business sector in small town Ontario. Pre- and post-testing helped to validate results.
 
Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand challenges and successes in developing and running the program
  • Create awareness of research structure for the pilot program
  • Identify best practices for employee recruitment and retention

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michelle Suchiu

Executive Director, Workforce Windsor Essex
Michelle Suchiu is the Executive Director of Workforce WindsorEssex. Michelle works with the staff and a volunteer board of directors to foster a stronger understanding of current and future workforce needs in Windsor Essex.
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Carolyn Warkentin

Executive Director, South Essex Community Council
Carolyn Warkentin has been the Executive Director at South Essex Community Council for the past 10 years. She has 18 years of experience working in the employment and settlement sectors, having both delivered front line services, as well as managed a variety of programs .


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 214

11:00

215-1: (Carousels) Accessing Credit: How Microloans Are Getting People Jobs
Despite the availability of career practitioners and resources, many people are not finding work. Often, the barriers to employment are not because of a lack of opportunities, but rather the financial costs of obtaining employment. This session will discuss the Job Boost program, and how issuing small microloans to under/unemployed individuals who need financial assistance is improving their employability.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Value of micro-lending in career services
  • Understanding how micro-lending can lead to better/ more fulfilling employment
  • Understanding of how accessing small credit can increase employability

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Laura Diaz

Trades Training Program Facilitator, Momentum Community Economic Development Society
Laura Diaz is a Program Facilitator at Momentum Community Economic Development Society. Trained as a social worker, Laura has 12+ years of extensive experience in human services, managing group homes, facilitating ESL and supporting marginalized individuals in the field of employment... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 215

11:00

215-2: (Carousels) Mobilizing Work Study Supervisors as Career Champions
U of T’s Work Study program provides diverse work integrated learning opportunities for 3,500 students each year. Learn about the resources and training program, Career Exploration and Education, U of T has developed to equip and support staff and faculty Work Study supervisors in having meaningful career conversations throughout the Work Study period.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Articulate how Work Study is a meaningful work integrated learning opportunity
  • Describe the role and importance of mentorship in work integrated learning
  • Understand the impact of support tools and resources for supervisors

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Atifa Karim

Co-ordinator, Student Peer Programs, University of Toronto
Atifa Karim is the Co-ordinator, Student Peer Programs for Career Exploration and Education at the University of Toronto. She has an MEd in higher education, and has worked in careers, orientation and transition, and academic advising.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 215

11:00

215-3: (Carousels) Designing for Student Career Development and Success
UVic applied design thinking to develop an experiential learning program; students discover their purpose by reflecting on these questions: What do you love? What are you great at? What does the world need? What can you be paid for? Learn how these questions engaged students, faculty and staff across campus, resulting in a program that supports student and institutional success.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain an overview of the program and results
  • Learn how students, faculty and staff contributed to the design
  • Understand the research methods used to evaluate the program

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Joy Andrews

Career Educator, Special Projects, University of Victoria, Co-op and Career
Joy Andrews, Career Educator, UVic Co-op + Career, and Certified Career Development Practitioner with 20 years of experience in post-secondary and community. She holds a master’s degree in adult education and is co-ordinating UVic’s program.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 215

11:00

215-4: (Carousels) Employment Factors Enhancing Organization-Based Self-Esteem Among PWD
16% of Canadians have a disability. Previous studies have mostly focused on workplace accommodation. This study will investigate job factors as predictors of organization-based self-esteem (OBSE) among employees with disabilities. The expected result is that the greater the satisfaction that PWDs find in the selected job factors, the higher the OBSE level. Hence, if organizations succeed in optimizing these factors, they will engage and retain PWDs.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gaining knowledge about job factors as predictors of OBSE
  • Identify research gaps in the field of disability
  • How this research will help organizations to engage and retain PWDs

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Amani Hitimana

Director -at-Large, Ontario Disability Employment Network
Amani Hitimana is Directeur-at-Large at ODEN, PhD researcher in adult education and community development at the University of Toronto, and works at Christian Horizons as a Program Manager.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 215

11:00

215-5: (Carousels) The Begin Again Group: Empowering Refugee Women Through Microenterprise
The Begin Again Group represents a new beginning for both the eight participants and the recycled rubber used to fabricate unique purses. The BAG project was made possible by leveraging the talents and resilience of refugee women in combination with the enthusiasm of an artist-mentor, contributions from community partners, and the creative vision and co-ordination provided by KEYS staff.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Designing a creative model to better serve multi-barriers clients
  • Building up the resilience of vulnerable clients
  • Addressing psychosocial barriers to employment of refugee women

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Wessam Ayad

Senior Newcomer Women's Mentoring Co-ordinator, KEYS Job Centre
Wessam Ayad is the Senior Newcomer Women's Mentoring Co-ordinator at KEYS Job Centre. Wessam believes strongly in the talents, creativity and persistence of newcomer women and how they can contribute enormously to the Canadian economy.
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Madeleine Nerenberg

Newcomer Services Manager, KEYS Job Centre
Madeleine Nerenberg is the Manager responsible for newcomer services at KEYS Job Centre, overseeing creative and culturally-competent and solution-focused employment, language and (re)settlement services for immigrants, refugees and other newcomers.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 215

11:00

208-1: (Carousels) ALiGN: A Sector-Based Model for Addressing Talent Shortages
In 2017-18, OTEC and its partner, Magnet, developed an online talent assessment and job-matching system and delivery network that could respond to labour shortages. This session will introduce the core components of the ALiGN model, review key research findings and case studies from the field, and explore how community and sector-based partners can leverage the system as it expands nationally.

Learning Outcomes:
  • A new methodology for assessing and matching clients without skills/experience
  • How to build local sector-based industry-community employment training consortia
  • How to engage a growing national network of sector-based practitioners

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Adam Morrison

Vice-President, OTEC
As OTEC’s Vice-President, Projects and Partnerships, Adam leads the organization’s workforce development initiatives by working with industry, government, educators and the not-for-profit sector to design and implement innovative client-focused labour market solutions.
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Gladys Okine

Executive Director, First Work
Gladys Okine is the Executive Director of First Work. Gladys has led workforce development programs in the community, municipal and academic environments. She provides advisory support to local, provincial and national career development bodies.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 208

11:00

208-2: (Carousels) Digital Disruption and the Supply Chain Labour Force
The Canadian supply chain industry employs nearly a million people, and is currently undergoing massive disruption from technology such as blockchain, big data analytics and AI/machine learning. This session will examine the skills gap these changes are creating and discuss concrete ways supply chain professionals can develop their skills to remain competitive and in-demand.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Appreciate how technology is reshaping the supply chain profession
  • Understand current and future skills gaps in supply chain
  • Learn the best professional development strategies for SC professionals

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Pina Melchionna

President & CEO, Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation
Pina Melchionna is President & CEO of CITT, Canada’s leading source of supply chain professional development. Prior, she was a senior executive at a number of financial institutions. She began her career as a lawyer.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 208

11:00

208-3: (Carousels) Northern Ontario: The Sleeping Giant Awakening
Northern Ontario is the land of career opportunity; a region the size of France where the number of jobs is greater than the number of qualified candidates. Whether you’re looking for a professional career or have a skilled trade, Northern Ontario needs you. Offering well-paid employment and a high quality of life, Northern Ontario is the final career frontier.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about the diverse socio-economic conditions in Northern Ontario
  • Understand current and projected workforce needs in diverse sectors
  • Learn how to participate in career, business opportunities in Northern Ontario

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Stephanie Ash

CEO & Founder, Firedog Communication
Stephanie Ash emigrated to Canada in 2001. She has won national marketing and business awards. She manages the "Move to Northwestern Ontario" project and is formerly Head of Organizational Capability for Bombardier.
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Yaye Peukassa

Employability and Entrepreneurship Counsellor, Société économique de l'Ontario
Yaye Peukassa moved to Northwestern Ontario as Employability and Entrepreneurship Counsellor for La société économique de l’Ontario (SEO) and is currently piloting the "International Matchmaker Project," an applied research initiative co-ordinated by the Northern Policy Institute... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 208

11:00

208-4: (Carousels) Outcomes-Based Contract Management: Empowering Saskatchewan Suppliers
The Ministry of Immigration and Career Training implemented an Outcomes-Based Contract Management process focused on the achievement of client outcomes. Ministry contracts: Identify specific client outcomes that are being purchased, incorporate rating criteria and acceptability standards to ensure that quantifiable improvements are made for clients, and provide flexibility for suppliers to adopt innovative practices to achieve client outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding of the Outcomes-Based Contract Management model
  • Greater clarity around contract expectations and supplier responsibilities
  • Awareness of how to incorporate the Employability Dimensions into contracts

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Yessica Ascencio

Manager, Workforce Development, Ministry of Immigration and Career Training, Government of Saskatchewan
Yessica Ascencio is a Workforce Development Manager with the Labour Market Services Branch for the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training in Saskatchewan. Yessica has supported the implementation of the Outcomes-Based Contract Management model.
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Shannon Macoretta

Regional Manager, Ministry of Immigration and Career Training, Government of Saskatchewan
Shannon Marcoretta is a Regional Manager with the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training in the Labour Market Services Branch. Currently, she manages a team responsible for Outcomes-Based Contract Management within the Ministry.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 208

11:00

208-5: (Carousels) The Superpower of Success Stories
In the job market of tomorrow, career development professionals need to see beyond the ways the younger generation of jobseekers explore career opportunities. How can we inspire our clients to navigate confidently in the new reality of career search and be prepared for any unexpected turn?

Learning Outcomes:
  • Rethink the way we provide resume assistance
  • Master using success stories as a powerful coaching tool
  • Boost client engagement while building a strong personal brand

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Ana Lokotkova

Job Search Advisor, Resume Writer, Career Workshop Developer, CV LABS
Ana Lokotkova is a Calgary-based career search advisor, resume writer and interview coach. Having lived, studied and worked in three different countries, Ana uses her international experience to help jobseekers step up their job search strategies.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 208

11:00

212: PANEL: Community Collaboration for a Thriving Workforce
With today’s labour market and changing demographics, system-focused responses are needed to have a sustainable workforce and thriving communities. How might communities intervene and collaborate to ensure economic inclusion and community prosperity? Join our panellists as they share their expertise in advancing decent work, a living wage, workforce development, attraction and retention strategies, and the community intervention and collaboration that is required.

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Adriana Beamans

Inclusive Local Economies Program Director, Metcalf Foundation
Adriana Beemans (Moderator) is the Inclusive Local Economies Program Director at the Metcalf Foundation. She is responsible for program strategy, grantmaking and community partnerships, policy and research. She leads planning and delivery of the Toronto Sector Skills Academy. Adriana... Read More →
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Ryan Deska

Project Lead, Community Development Specialist, Rural Ontario Institute
Ryan Deska is an experienced community development professional, focusing specifically on the issues and trends affecting rural Ontario. As we have seen demographics shifting and changing in a variety of ways throughout rural Ontario, one particular issue that continues to rise to... Read More →
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Peter Honeywell

Executive Director, Ottawa Arts Council
Peter Honeywell's visual artist career specialized in textile design from 1973 to 1988, often working through collaborative and cooperative models. He has held leadership positions at the Ottawa Arts Council since 1990 and has acted as an advisor to the Ottawa Community Foundation... Read More →
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Catherine Ludgate

Manager, Microfinance, Vancity
Catherine Ludgate is a manager of community investment at Vancity. She has accountability for the delivery of the credit union’s microfinance programs as tools for poverty reduction and financial inclusion. She supports partnerships related to facing poverty in our communities... Read More →
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Rosemarie Powell

Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network
Rosemarie Powell is a passionate advocate for social, economic and environmental justice. She has led for over 20 years from the grassroots up,  to support under-represented group’s access to the labour market. Her community engagement work in Jane Finch earned several awards... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 212

12:15

12:15

201: Career Counselling: Experiences of Entering the Profession
Career counselling is exciting and transformative work, and yet there remain questions about public perceptions of career supports and services and the nature of the profession. This session is designed for new career practitioners to connect about their hopes, concerns, questions and ideas for advocacy for clients and the future of the profession.

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Teresa Francis

Owner - Past President of the Career Counsellors Chapter, Teresa Francis Consulting - CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter
Teresa Francis is a career counsellor and a consultant in career development and RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). She is the immediate Past President of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Career Counsellors Chapter.  
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Rebecca Hudson-Breen

Assistant Professor - President of the Career Counsellors Chapter, University of Alberta - CCPA Career Counsellors Chapter
Dr Rebecca Hudson Breen, Assistant Professor in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta, conducts research on the relational contexts of career, and career and addictions. She is President of the CCPA Career Counsellor's Chapter.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:15 - 13:30
Room | Salle 201

12:15

202: Inspire to Aspire: An Employment Practitioners' Challenge
As leaders in the career development and employment sector, the world in which we operate is so driven by outputs and outcomes that, at times, we miss the opportunity to help young people aspire for greatness. Join us as we explore how we can encourage and support the career aspirations of young people?

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Chris Duff

President, CD Ventures Group
Christopher 'Mr. Inspired' Duff is a speaker, youth advocate, entrepreneur and trailblazer fiercely committed to helping young people re-discover, re-explore and re-imagine the trueness of their identity and human potential.
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Gladys Okine

Executive Director, First Work
Gladys Okine is the Executive Director of First Work. Gladys has led workforce development programs in the community, municipal and academic environments. She provides advisory support to local, provincial and national career development bodies.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:15 - 13:30
Room | Salle 202

12:15

203: Serving Clients with Disabilities: Doing My Job on Purpose
When serving people with disabilites to employment, do you find yourself waiting for jobs to happen by accident? It can be daunting to find the right time, method and match for employment success. Being purpose driven, whether you are a consumer, investor, employee or employer is becoming more prevalent. Are you capitalizing on this purpose-driven society?

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Annette Borrows

President, Canadian Association For Supported Employment (CASE)
Annette Borrows has been serving people with disabilities towards employment for 20 years. All of her efforts are focused towards employment equity. She has also written and facilitates over 250 hours of workshops and courses.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:15 - 13:30
Room | Salle 203

12:15

204: On Our Terms: Meaningful Employment for Indigenous Youth
Indigenous populations are the youngest and fastest-growing in Canada, with increasing educational accomplishment. However, Indigenous youth rarely see their aspirations reflected in the labour market. Participants will share challenges and opportunities for Indigenous youth to find careers that advance their personal and community values and goals.

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Andrew Biteen

Manager, Learning Initiatives, Rideau Hall Foundation
Andrew Biteen manages Learning Initiatives at the Rideau Hall Foundation, including the QES program. He has 15 years of experience managing programs in educational access in Canada and abroad.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:15 - 13:30
Room | Salle 204

12:15

205: Shoemaker's Children? Career Management for Your Team
You know the old adage: shoemaker's children often go without new shoes. This conversation is for Executive Directors who are curious to learn how others approach career management with staff. Come ready to share practices and challenges. This session will use CERIC's new resource: Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities. Come to receive your copy!

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Lisa Taylor

President, Challenge Factory
Lisa Taylor is an author, entrepreneur, volunteer and community leader focused on making sense of the changing world of work. She is the President of Challenge Factory and lives in Toronto.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:15 - 13:30
Room | Salle 205

12:15

207: Optimizing Resumes: Extinguishing Myths and Misconceptions
Many of our assumptions about résumé writing are outdated and need to be updated. It’s time to get beyond myths and misconceptions. Join us for a robust discussion on current strategies for resume writing. We’ll uncover new ideas in resume optimization for client barriers, applicant tracking systems (ATS), social media and more. Let’s optimize our clients’ resumes!

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Sharon Graham

Executive Director, Career Professionals of Canada
Sharon Graham, founder of CPC and author of Best Canadian Resumes, has pioneered resume certification, awards and training.
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Maureen McCann

Career Professionals of Canada, ProMotion Career Solutions
Master-Certified Rresume Strategist, Maureen McCann is principal consultant at ProMotion Career Solutions and senior advisor at CPC.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:15 - 13:30
Room | Salle 207

12:15

208: Experiential Learning: The Changing Landscape of Career Development
With over four decades of leading the national discussion between educators, employers and community partners, CACEE has seen a recent shift from a transactional relationship in the career space to a growing ecosystem of interdependant professionals. Join us for a conversation on experiential learning. How is it changing the career development landscape, employer expectations and, most importantly, how we can build a stronger ecosystem together?

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Lauren Shanahan

Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)/SSENSE, Talent Attraction, Director
Lauren Shanahan is the Director of Talent Attraction at the luxury brand retailer SSENSE in Montreal. She is also the incoming President of the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE). She has spent almost two decades in talent management, strategy and attraction... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:15 - 13:30
Room | Salle 208

12:15

210: Language in the Era of Reconciliation
Canada is actively building collective knowledge about our true shared history with Indigenous peoples, language, identity and nationhood. With national movements underway, have you found yourself tongue-tied trying to find the right language to engage Indigenous peoples and start meaningful conversations? Become a better ally by exploring how language can strengthen relationships with First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples.

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Victoria Grant

President and Owner, Moving Red Canoe
Victoria Grant is of the Loon Clan, Teme-Augama Anishnabai, and a member of the Temagami First Nation. President and owner of Moving Red Canoe, Victoria operates a unique professional services firm focused on Aboriginal affairs. Victoria is founding Chair of the Temagami Community... Read More →
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Bruce Lawson

President, The Counselling Foundation of Canada
Bruce Lawson is the President of The Counselling Foundation of Canada. In addition to his professional life, Bruce is an active volunteer. He is an Advisory Council member of Carleton University’s Indigenous Public Policy & Administration program; a past Chair of Philanthropic Foundations... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:15 - 13:30
Room | Salle 210

12:15

211: Mentorat et nouvelles générations : défis et opportunités
79% des milléniaux voient le mentorat comme crucial à leur succès professionnel. Le mentorat devient donc populaire dans les milieux de travail et auprès des étudiants. Or, les formules traditionnelles conviennent-elles à cette génération impatiente, qui souhaite être connectée et recevoir de la rétroaction en continu? Cette table-ronde permettra d'explorer ces enjeux et de partager de nouvelles pratiques en mentorat.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Catherine Légaré

Academos, Présidente
Catherine Légaré, PhD, est présidente-fondatrice d’Academos, une application de mentorat qui aide les étudiants à trouver le métier de leurs rêves, et cofondatrice d’Élo, une application offrant du mentorat aux professionnels et entrepreneurs.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:15 - 13:30
Room | Salle 211

12:15

212: Career Decisions of Immigrants: Who Is Choosing?
Immigrants have career goals and aspire to secure meaningful work. In this discussion, we will explore how employment counsellors communicate, perceive and explore the career goals of new immigrants? How do they guide immigrants through the systemic barriers that limit them from reaching their goal of meaningful employment? What is needed to address consistent unemployment and underemployment of new immigrants?

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Iren Koltermann

Managing Director | Directrice générale, eCaliber Group
A senior management consultant with expertise in talent management, diversity, program development and training, Iren Koltermann has 20 years of experience assisting organizations develop diverse talent management strategies. Iren has an MA in intercultural communication.Conseillère... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:15 - 13:30
Room | Salle 212

12:15

213: Mobilizing Locally to Step-Up Globally: The 2030 Challenge
The UN's fourth SDG goal for 2030 aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, extending for the first time to post-secondary education. Canada is called on to ensure our own cradle-to-career learning systems are inclusive, equitable and enabling of learning access and success for everyone. Communities play an important role. How can we mobilize locally? With what support?

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Diana Wickham

Civilis Consulting, President
Diana Wickham has worked on community-based contributions to learning outcomes through such projects as the Canadian Post-Secondary Access Partnership, the 1st Community Access Challenge and internationally with NCAN' EAN and GAPS. She co-chairs Catapult 2030.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:15 - 13:30
Room | Salle 213

13:30

201: Our Career Practitioner Role in Mental Health Intervention
Our work has impact far beyond assisting clients with career plans. In fall 2018, the Career Development Association of Alberta hosted professional-development workshops linking career intervention with mental health outcomes. This session presents an overview of the of the workshop, feedback gathered from practitioners about their role supporting client mental health and wellbeing, and implications for practitioner training and practice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Career intervention’s relationship to and role in mental health intervention
  • Knowledge competencies and professional boundaries of mental health support
  • Implications of research for practitioner training and practice

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michael Huston

Counsellor, Mount Royal University
Michael Huston is a counsellor and focuses on career development with specific interest in counsellor training, career intervention strategies and outcomes, career development as mental health intervention, and work and well-being.
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David Redekopp

President, Life Role Development Group Ltd.
Working for over 30 years in the wide-ranging career development field, Dave Redekopp is still curious about worker-workplace relationships, work-life connections, psychological health, the quirkiness of human behaviour, and more.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 201

13:30

202: A LEAN Career Canvas
Adriano has created the LEAN Career Canvas to help students engage problem-solving in their career development processes. The Canvas is an adaptation of the entrepreneurial LEAN Canvas that emphasizes problem-solving, planning and customer focus. The session will include an explanation of the Canvas and examples of how it has been used in primarily a high school setting. Adriano invites feedback about how to pivot and iterate with this entrepreneurial career development tool.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Career development insights for students in grades 9-12
  • A career development tool to use with their students
  • Entrepreneurial adaptation for career development

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Adriano Magnifico

Career and Entrepreneurship Consultant, Louis Riel School Division
Adriano Magnifico has been an English teacher, career practitioner and entrepreneurship advocate in the K-12 school system for the past 35 years. His sense of career development involves connecting students to classrooms outside of school settings.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 202

13:30

203: Creating a Strengths-Based, Coaching Climate with Multi-Barriered Clients
The EDGE at Brands for Canada is a pre-employment program for people with disabilities where participants benefit from the latest science in character strengths, applied positive psychology interventions and support in a 1 to 1 coaching relationship. This workshop will help you explore these tools which enable clients to realize their full potential in the world of work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover more about the latest science in applied positive psychology
  • Adapt applied positive psychology interventions for multi-barriered clients
  • Consider a practical model for client support through 1-to-1 coaching

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Patricia King

Vice President, DIG Insights
Patricia King, Vice President, DIG Insights is a Credentialed Evaluator, a board member with Canadian Evaluation Society (CES-Ontario), Past-President of the CES-Newfoundland, and member of the Qualitative Research Council for the Marketing Research Intelligence Association.
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Deborah Miller

Managing Director, PersonaGrata Consulting
Deborah Miller, CCDP, ACC, MEd (2019), is an educator, certified career practitioner and coach, deeply invested in bringing together the essential elements to help create a productive and meaningful life in the world of work.
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Cindy Roemer

Programs Director, Brands for Canada
Cindy Roemer is Programs Director at Brands for Canada, a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides Canadians living below the poverty line with new brand name clothing and other basic essentials.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 203

13:30

204: Client-Centred Approach Model
The model supports the rebuilding of policies around the clients needs to ensure success. It is designed with the client at the centre, working through their needs, building services around their barriers to empower successful independent citizens. The model is based around the 7 sacred teachings of a community. The end result is an action plan based on client's needs.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify and acknowledge client barriers to encourage a successful future
  • Take existing policies and make them work for clients
  • How to work with partners to eliminate barriers for clients

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tammy Martin

Career Development Practitioner, Center Director & Vocational Coordinator, First Nation's Regional Adult Education Center
Founder of the client-centred approach, Tammy Martin provides guidance to employability, training and education. Her background is in administration, non-profit organizations, business and human resources. Her passion is connecting employees with employers.
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Brenda Ross-Jerome

Career Development Practitioner, Counsellor /Instructor, First Nation's Regional Adult Education Center
Brenda Ross-Jerome works in education, career counselling and as consultant using the client-centred approach daily. Her background is in curriculum development, management, special education, teaching and is an advocate for mental health. Trust is essential.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 204

13:30

205: Entrepreneurship: If You Build It, Will They Come?
You have a business name, you have a website, but where are your clients? Join us to learn about establishing and sustaining a successful career coaching practice. Hear from two independent practitioners on what’s worked and what hasn't. Learn how to establish referral partners, refine your business infrastructure, and use strategies and tactics to build or improve a profitable business.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand how to define and target your ideal client
  • Discuss the importance of getting out from behind your computer
  • Explore ways and tools to create referral marketing partners

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jill Kirson

Owner, The Kirson Group
Jill Kirson is a Certified Coach with doctoral-level education in counselling and experience in all aspects of career management, executive and leadership development, with a caring heart and a professionally trained ear. Her specialties are in serving clients with LD/ADHD.
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Barbara Wilson

Principal, Thrive Career Consulting
Barbara Wilson is a career development and learning professional with a 20-year track record of improving individual capability, and helping organizations achieve their objectives. Barbara serves as Board Chair of the Ontario Association of Career Management.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 205

13:30

206: Navigating the Development of an Online Career Course | Savoir préparer un cours d’orientation professionnelle en ligne
In 2017, MacEwan University developed an online career course, Navigating My Career Journey. Like a hiker climbing up a mountain, we faced challenges in determining the course focus, gathering institutional support, and getting “buy-in” from the university community. Post-secondary career practitioners will gain insights through the mutual sharing of our experiences navigating the vagaries of the career course development process.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Ideas for setting up and accessing supports for course development 
  • Ideas to determine your focus for content in course development
  • Ideas for buy-in to provide the course within your institution

En 2017, l’Université MacEwan a créé le cours en ligne Navigating My Career Journey. Comme un randonneur qui grimpe une montagne, nous avons dû déployer de nombreux efforts pour établir l’objectif du cours, obtenir l’appui de l’administration et mobiliser la communauté universitaire. Les intervenants en développement de carrière au niveau postsecondaire obtiendront des renseignements précieux grâce au partage mutuel des expériences liées à l’affrontement des aléas du processus de création d’un cours sur l’orientation professionnelle.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Trouver les ressources de soutien pour la préparation d’un cours
  • Établir le contenu du cours
  • Savoir obtenir l’engagement requis pour offrir le cours dans son établissement

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Cynthia Gracey Dunch

Career Development Specialist | Spécialiste du développement de carrière, MacEwan University
Cynthia Gracey Dunch (MA, CCDP) is a Career Development Specialist. She advises post-secondary students, delivers workshops and plans career events. She co-wrote Navigating My Career Journey, an online career course for MacEwan University students.Cynthia Gracey Dunch (M.A., CCDP... Read More →
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Dorothy Ritz

Manager, Career Development and Experiential Learning | Directrice, Développement de carrière et apprentissage par l’expérience, MacEwan University
Dorothy Ritz, Manager of Career Development and Experiential Learning, MacEwan University, is interested in helping students manage their career journey. She served as a Board member and Chair of the Career Development Association of Alberta.Dorothy Ritz, directrice, Développement... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 206

13:30

207: From 21 Million Web Views to a Classroom Experience
"The 8 Secrets of Career Success Seminar" Based on Richard St John’s #1 TED talk on Career Success. This train-the-trainer seminar creates a high-impact experience on career perceptions, anxiety, the Quarter Life Crisis and finally to what really leads to career success. "Passion, Work, Focus, Push, Ideas, Improve, Serve, Persist". Every participant will receive a complete training package.

Learning Outcomes:
  • 8 secrets "Passion, Work, Focus, Push, Ideas, Improve, Serve, Persist"
  • Be able to train other staff and share with students
  • Access web training resources TED.com, richardstjohn.com, makingyourmark.com

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Don Fraser

Professor (Ret), Durham College
Don Fraser is one of North America’s leading authorities on student success and retention. He has delivered student motivation, career success and high-performance learning seminars to over 70,000 college staff and students. .


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 207

13:30

209: Brand Building for Clients with No Work History | Créer une image de marque pour les clients sans expérience de travail
How do you build a credible employment story or resume for clients with little to no work history? For youth, jobseekers with a disability, or those out of the workforce a long time, it can be a challenge. Discover how to successfully pitch any client to a potential employer, and how to build that message across multiple platforms.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify seven tools that interact to convey the client brand 
  • Discuss how to coach clients to uncover their marketable "story"
  • Practice breaking job search "rules" for maximum messaging impact

Comment créer un profil d’emploi ou un curriculum vitæ crédible pour des clients qui ont très peu, voire pas du tout, d’expérience de travail? Pour les jeunes, les chercheurs d’emploi handicapés et les personnes qui ont quitté le marché du travail depuis un bon moment, cette tâche peut être un défi. Découvrez comment bien « vendre » un client à un employeur potentiel et diffuser le message sur différentes plateformes.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :

  • Découvrir sept outils à faire interagir pour diffuser l’image de marque du client
  • Discuter de la méthode à suivre pour permettre aux clients de dévoiler des pans de leur vie qui favoriseront leur embauche
  • Briser les « règles » de la recherche d’emploi pour maximiser l’impact de votre message

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Deirdre Millin

Program Co-ordinator and Training Specialist | Coordonnatrice des programmes et spécialiste en formation, Canadian Business SenseAbility | Entreprises Canadiennes SenseAbility
Deirdre Millin is a certified Career Counsellor with 5 years’ experience delivering impactful job search training. Drawing from deep corporate marketing experience, she brings job search tools to youth, newcomers and clients with a disability.Deirdre Millin est une conseillère... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 209

13:30

210: The Learning Cycle, Culture Shock and Change Adaptation
Career practitioners work with clients adjusting to change. One example is immigrants learning and adapting as part of cultural integration. This presentation uses learning and culture shock as examples of change adaptation. We'll look at how these link together, and examine other client contexts where learning cycle knowledge can be applied to help clients understand and adapt to change.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about cycles of learning, culture shock and change
  • Look at change from a culture shock and learning perspective
  • Consider change and diversity contexts relevant to practitioners and clients

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Eric Pye

Career Advisor, CPA Alberta
Eric Pye works with Canadian and immigrant accountants and students. He has lived in six countries on four continents. In Japan he experienced profound cultural difference and used this experience to develop and deliver intercultural skills training.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 210

13:30

211: Perceived Competence of School Counsellors of Ontario
This presentation describes tasks accomplished by 73 career and guidance counsellors working in secondary schools. Results suggest that participants spend a great deal of time on tasks unrelated to career and guidance counselling. Furthermore, results suggest that participants often perceive themselves as being incompetent when it comes to some of the essential tasks associated with career and guidance counselling.

Learning Outcomes
  • Perceived level of competence
  • Description of tasks
  • Need for additional training

Speakers | Conférenciers
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André Samson

Professor, University of Ottawa
Dr Samson is a professor at the University of Ottawa. His research focuses on the practices of Ontario School Counselors. He is a member of the College of career and guidance Counselors of Quebec.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 211

13:30

213: Gap Years as Skill-Building Experiences
With an understanding of the value of experiential learning, people are taking gap years before entering post-secondary, mid-post-secondary, prior to entering the workforce or as a sabbatical or mid-career break. We will discuss who is benefiting, what specific foundational skills are learned and why more people should pursue this pathway.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Who benefits from taking gap years
  • What foundational skills are learned
  • Current market trends

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michelle Dittmer

President and Co-Founder, Canadian Gap Year Association
Michelle Dittmer (OCT, BSc, BEd, MA) is a teacher by training, experiential learning facilitator by passion. She is driven by connecting people to experiences that lead to fulfilling lives, personally, professionally and that will, in turn, make the world a better place.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 208

13:30

214: Innovative Approaches to Supporting Newcomer Jobseekers
This interactive workshop will explore innovation in program design and delivery to respond to emerging client needs, test concepts, and capitalize on career counsellors' skills. It will cover programs for both internationally-trained professionals and refugees, using proven examples from ACCES Employment’s experience. Small group discussions will allow participants to identify clients' needs, program gaps and how to engage local partners.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover new ways to serve the same clients
  • Identify partnership opportunities to strengthen program delivery
  • Enable career counsellors to use a broader set of skills

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Suzana Belan

Director, Quality Assurance, ACCES Employment
Suzana Belan has over 10 years of experience in non-for-profit sector and extensive background in program development, evaluation and management. Suzana is currently the Director of Quality Assurance at ACCES Employment.
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Aimee Holmes

Director, Services, Toronto, ACCES Employment
Aimee Holmes specializes in program development, management and grant writing. She has played a critical role in launching several successful newcomer integration projects over the last 10 years.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 214

13:30

215: Engaging the Online Generation by Gamifying Career Development
Almost all generations are now online, especially the internet “natives.” This gives career professionals opportunities to gamify the career development process to increase engagement and motivation. Research demonstrates the power of gamification to utilize both intrinsic motivation and extrinsic rewards for task completion. This presentation will provide gamification strategies, trends and tools to enhance career services and increase engagement.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe at least 3 gamification strategies for career development
  • Identify when gamification is appropriate to further career goals
  • Identify at least 2 online tools to support gamification strategies

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Ronda Ansted

CEO and Career Consultant, Be the Change Career Consulting
Dr Ronda Ansted is the founder of Be the Change Career Consulting. She is also the creator of My Career Design Studio, an online, gamified coaching program designed to support under-resourced communities and individuals.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 215

13:30

208: It's Time to Get Decent: Advocacy in Action
Canada has an immense talent pool ready for action. We have one of the most educated and skilled populations in the world. Yet, underemployment, temporary, precarious, contract and gigged work is on the rise. This session looks at why this is happening and invites participants to explore the field’s role in advocating for a decent work agenda.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore emergent trends in the labour market
  • Consider the core elements of fair and quality work
  • Discuss our field’s role is in advocating for decent work

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Donnalee Bell

Managing Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Donnalee Bell is Managing Director with CCDF. Passionate about the career development field, she works to bring its potential to the workforce development goals of governments, employers and communities. As co-moderator, she brings 3CD board experience.
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director | Directrice générale, Canadian Career Development Foundation | Fondation canadienne pour le développement de carrière
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation and founding Executive Officer of 3CD, Sareena Hopkins works to move from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, training and advocacy.À titre de directrice générale de la Fondation... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 208

13:30

212: Creating a Canadian Soft Skills Consensus: Project Results
Futureworx will present results of their OLES project on creating a pan-Canadian soft skills consensus. The presentation will share results of a national survey on "soft" skills, a literature review, and recommendations made regarding the integration of soft skills with the essential skills, language suggestions etc. The project will form the basis for the next step in building the consensus.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the reasons for seeking a pan-Canadian soft skills consensus
  • Appreciate different Canadian perspectives on soft skills
  • Understand the next steps in making a consensus a reality

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Paul Brinkhurst

Innovations Developer, Futureworx
Paul Brinkhurst brings experience in teaching and naval engineering to his role in creating tools and curriculum for the development of employability skills.
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Randy Lindsay

CEO | Directeur général, Futureworx
Randy Lindsay is the Executive Director of Futureworx, a community-based organization dedicated to helping people overcome obstacles to employment. Randy has worked extensively in the field, both at the front line and in his current role.Randy Lindsay est directeur général de Futureworx... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
Room | Salle 212

14:30

Building the Google Maps for the Future of Work & Learning | Créer le Google Maps de l’avenir du travail et de l’apprentissage
Beginning with an exploration of automation and demographic trends defining the future of work and learning, this talk will explore why most of our approaches to upskilling and reskilling are flawed and propose a fundamentally different model for closing the talent and opportunity gap in life, organizations and society.

Partant d’une exploration de l’automatisation et des tendances démographiques de l’avenir du travail et de l’apprentissage, cette conférence abordera les raisons de la faillibilité de la plupart des approches de perfectionnement ou de rééducation professionnels, et proposera un modèle fondamentalement différent pour pallier la pénurie de talents et d’occasions dans la vie, les entreprises et la société.

Spark! | Spark!
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Hamoon Ekhtiari

Founder & CEO | Fondateur et directeur général, Audacious Futures
Hamoon Ekhtiari is the Founder & CEO of Audacious Futures, a global innovation engine for re-imagining the future at the intersection of technology, humanity and philosophy. Previously, he was the Director of Strategy and Innovation at TELUS, and the Founding Director of Studio [Y... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

14:30

Own Your Genius | Déployer son génie
What happens when a teacher tells a 12-year-old he probably won’t graduate high school? Abenezer took responsibility for his dreams, taught himself to make the music he loves and in the process became a software engineer. He shares how his passion for music drove his curiosity for technology, business and beyond. Soundtracking the talk with songs from his journey, he demonstrates how to own your genius.

Qu’arrive-t-il lorsqu’un enseignant dit à un jeune de 12 ans qu’il n’obtiendra probablement jamais son diplôme d’études secondaires? Abenezer a pris ses rêves en main, en apprenant par lui-même comment produire la musique qu’il aime, ce qui l’a amené à devenir ingénieur en logiciels. Il raconte comment sa passion pour la musique a éveillé son intérêt pour les technologies, les affaires et plus encore. Lors de ses conférences, qu’il agrémente de pièces musicales découvertes durant son parcours, il explique comment mettre ses talents en valeur afin de déployer son génie.


Spark! | Spark!
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Abenezer Abebe

Abenezer Abebe is a Canadian software engineer and TEDx speaker based in Stockholm,Sweden. Previously he has consulted for Universal Music and participated in Spotify’s developerexperience and innovation awards. He is an advocate for self-directed learning and lectures studentsat... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

14:30

Say Yes to Hardships | Dites oui aux épreuves
This talk focuses on the importance of sacrifice and dedication. You will hear Sekou speak about how he transformed all the negative energy in his life into something greater and impactful by taking the hard road to success. His message: We are all hurdlers. We will all encounter setbacks and we will all have to overcome many hurdles to accomplish our goals.

Cette conférence se penchera sur l’importance du sacrifice et du dévouement. M. Kaba parlera de la façon dont il a su transformer toute l’énergie négative dans sa vie en quelque chose de plus positif et de plus significatif alors qu’il était engagé sur l’éprouvante voie du succès. Son message : nous sommes tous des coureurs de haies. Nous ferons tous face à des revers et nous aurons tous à surmonter de nombreux obstacles pour accomplir nos objectifs.

Spark! | Spark!
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Sekou Kaba

Olympian & Motivational Speaker | Athlète olympique et conférencier motivateur
Sekou Kaba is a 2016 Olympian, professional speaker and Canada 150 award recipient. He represented Canada in the 110m Hurdles at the Rio Games. Having a long history of overcoming obstacles, Sekou shares his tools of looking beyond barriers to accomplish lifelong goals. When he is... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

14:30

Social Media for Social Good | Les médias sociaux au service de la société
As a youth activist, Hannah uses the most powerful tools available to her: her voice + social media. At 16 years old, she knows the many things that her generation gets called out for includes the time spent on their screens. What people miss is that they are using social media for social good. Hannah shares how she has used digital platforms to amplify her voice, create positive change and encourage others to do the same.

En tant que jeune activiste, Hannah utilise les outils les plus puissants à sa disposition : sa voix et les médias sociaux. À 16 ans, elle sait bien que sa génération se fait reprocher de passer trop de temps devant les écrans. Mais les gens passent à côté du fait que les jeunes utilisent les médias sociaux pour le bien de la société. Hannah explique comment elle utilise les plateformes numériques pour amplifier sa voix, créer des changements positifs et encourager les autres à faire de même.

Spark! | Spark!
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Hannah Alper

Blogger, Activist, Author | Blogueuse, activiste et auteure
Hannah Alper is an impassioned public speaker, activist and author. In November 2017 Hannah released her book, Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change, based on her conviction that one person, one action, one moment can make a difference. Through sharing her own journey and stories from... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 14:30 - 15:45
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

15:45

16:10

201: Trauma-Informed Career Development Practice
This session will present strategies for career practitioners to create a trauma-informed practice in their service delivery settings. As more clients come into career services with a history of trauma it is essential that career practitioners have the tools to work effectively with these clients. The session will provide tangible tools for working with clients who have experienced trauma.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify symptoms of clients living with trauma
  • Practice concrete strategies to address trauma
  • Build trauma-informed processes

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Seanna Quressette

Co-ordinator - Continuing Education, Douglas College - Child, Family & Community Studies
Seanna Quressette has over 30 years of experience as a career practitioner. She has trained practitioners since 1999. Seanna is trained as a trauma therapist. Seanna currently works in private practice and at Douglas College.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 201

16:10

202: Beyond Generation Jobless: Successfully Navigating the School-to-Work Transition
Obtaining meaningful employment is a common goal for university graduates; however, students are finding the school-to-work transition increasingly difficult. This presentation will explore how recent graduates who are meaningfully employed have navigated the job search process. Implications for students and practitioners will be considered, inviting a discussion about how professionals can support the success of future graduates in finding work.

 Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand how recent university graduates are finding meaningful employment
  • Explore factors that help and hinder the job search process
  • Discuss implications for practitioners in supporting the school-to-work transition

Speakers | Conférenciers
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April Dyrda

Registered Provisional Psychologist and Workplace Consultant, Calgary Career Counselling
April Dyrda is a Registered Provisional Psychologist, specializing in career and personal counselling. Her interests include the career development needs of students and their transition from academia to the workforce.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 202

16:10

203: Using Credential Evaluation to Integrate Internationally Educated Professionals
The Government of Canada has announced its intention to settle nearly one million immigrants by 2020. Now more than ever, practitioners need tools to help internationally educated professionals meet their career goals. This session will provide career practitioners with resources, tips, and tools to help prepare clients for their career in Canada.

 Learning Outcomes: 
  • Identify the purpose and function of a credential evaluation
  • Explore tools and resources that will help meet clients’ goals
  • Advocate career opportunities for internationally educated professionals

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jodi Tingling

Program Manager, World Education Services
Jodi Tingling has over 10 years of experience leading and empowering others within the field of education, career services and immigration. She is passionate about developing programming and content that helps individuals meet their career goals.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 203

16:10

204: Engaging Faculty: The Good, the Challenges, the Unexpected
Have you had challenges or unexpected outcomes working with faculties? Hear about our unique model in combining academic and career services to get faculty buy-in. This model helps us to deliver high-impact services directly in-class to students. We will share our experience in building collaborative working relationships with the academic departments at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Collaborative and holistic impact of academic and career advising
  • Learn about collaborative projects and workshops with faculty
  • Identify the benefits and challenges of working with faculty

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Esther Chung

Academic and Learning Strategist, University of Toronto Scarborough
Esther Chung completed her MEd in counselling psychology and has been working in career, academic, and learning skills advising roles for the last 11 years. Her professional interests include online resources development, first-year success and peer programs.
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Byung Oh

Career Strategist, University of Toronto Scarborough
Byung Oh is a Career Strategist at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He has worked in areas including career advising, program development & social media content management. He’s passionate about lifelong learning and #JobsintheFuture.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 204

16:10

205: How Effective Are You at Connecting?
We are all very different, therefore connecting with everyone is not always easy! In 90 seconds, you can now identify your clients' values and customize your approach accordingly. This proven and easy-to-use personality-based, people-focused and profit-driven communication tool helps you develop strong relationships and connect with ease through respect and understanding. Increase your success and help them do the same!

 Learning Outcomes:
  •  Learn to connect faster and with ease within 90 seconds!
  • Identify your clients' values and customize your approach!
  • Become even more successful and guide others do the same!

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Linda P. Cousineau

Founder and President, LPC and Associates Inc.
An entrepreneur for 20+ years, Linda Cousineau has extensive consulting, coaching and training experience with clients in Europe and North America. Her mission is to guide people to connect with ease, build relationships and achieve success!
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Jay Gosselin

Founder and President, Mentor U and Discover Year
Jay Gosselin is a character coach. His mission is to help as many people as possible take action, remain open-minded and build significant lives that align with their authentic interests, values and talents.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 205

16:10

206: 19 Productivity Hacks Every Career Practitioner Should Know | Dix-neuf conseils pour améliorer la productivité des intervenants en développement de carrière
Do you sometimes struggle to serve your clients while bogged down by constant distractions? Productivity hacks could provide the answer you are looking for. These tools are becoming more popular as people seek to work faster and smarter. This session introduces you to free and inexpensive online tools that will significantly increase your productivity and support the work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Experiment with resources that facilitate productivity for you and clients
  • Implement productivity strategies to become more efficient
  • Build a robust toolkit of time management tools and resources

Vous arrive-t-il d’avoir de la difficulté à servir vos clients à cause de sources de distractions permanentes? Ces conseils pour améliorer la productivité pourraient vous aider. Ces outils connaissent une popularité croissante en cette ère où nous voulons tous travailler plus rapidement et plus intelligemment. Cette formation présente des outils en ligne gratuits ou peu coûteux qui augmenteront vraiment votre productivité et faciliteront votre travail.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Essayer des outils qui amélioreront votre productivité et celle de vos clients
  • Adopter des stratégies qui rendront votre travail plus efficace
  • Bâtir un coffre rempli d’outils de gestion du temps et d’autres ressources


Speakers | Conférenciers
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Daisy Wright

Chief Encouragement Officer | Directrice principale, Encouragement, The Wright Career Solution
Daisy Wright is author & Chief Encouragement Officer at The Wright Career Solution. She offers career transition, resume writing and job search coaching. As a Certified Career Management Coach, Daisy helps clients find satisfying careers.Daisy Wright est auteure et directrice principale... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 206

16:10

207: Hired! How to Get the Zippy Gig
Did you know that 80% of resumes FAIL within 11 seconds! I'll share my insider secrets including: 6 surprising resume sections that get ZERO attention; a 2-step resume formula that will get you noticed; terminations, gaps & tough conversations; 1 question you need to answer; your 5 smart interview questions; social media & job searching; and 1 thing you can do that no one else is.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Creating a 2-step resume that will make you a stand-out!
  • How to handle: terminations, gaps and other tough conversations!
  • Interview-ending questions: 5 to NEVER an 6 to MUST ask!

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Sheila Musgrove

Founder & CEO, Author of "Hired!", TAG Recruitment Group Inc.
Sheila Musgrove runs one of the most successful recruitment firms in Canada, TAG Recruitment. Her first book, Hired! How To Get The Zippy Gig. Insider Secrets From A Top Recruiter,became an Amazon bestseller.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 207

16:10

209: Maximize Impact of e-Career Services: A Research-Based Model | Maximiser l’impact des services de développement de carrière en ligne : un modèle fondé sur la recherche
Although integration of technology and online services continues to grow in our field, there is little empirical research about the most effective ways to design and deliver client-centred online services. Sharing findings from recent doctoral research on the perceptions of practitioners and clients engaged in e-career services, this session will provide tangible design and practice recommendations for online career counselling.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand how to form a working alliance in online counselling
  • Understand impact of e-career service design factors on client engagement
  • Consider how online delivery may enhance your current service model

Même si l’intégration de la technologie et des services en ligne connaît une croissance continue dans notre secteur, il y a peu de recherches empiriques sur les méthodes de conception et de livraison efficaces des services en ligne axés sur le client. Cette séance porte sur les résultats de récents travaux de recherche doctorale sur la perception des intervenants et des clients qui utilisent des services d’orientation en ligne. Elle présente des recommandations concrètes pour concevoir et proposer un programme d’orientation professionnelle en ligne.  

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Savoir comment créer un partenariat en vue d’offrir des services de consultation en ligne
  • Comprendre l’impact de la conception des outils de consultation en ligne sur l’engagement des clients
  • Étudier la possibilité d’améliorer le modèle de service actuel par l’ajout de services en ligne

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Tannis Goddard

CEO | Directrice générale, MixtMode
Tannis Goddard is CEO of MixtMode and has spent the last two decades launching career development services online. She is completing her PhD on this topic and provides consultation to governments, agencies and research projects.Directrice générale de MixtMode, Tannis Goddard a consacr... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 209

16:10

210: Addressing Ageism in Older Entrepreneurs
Presenters will share findings from their research study done in 2018 supported by OCWI and Ryerson with older and retired workers considering entrepreneurial activity. The qualitative research considers the implications of ageism and the entrepreneurial mindset.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Role of ageism in 55+ potential entrepreneurs
  • Who is attracted to entrepreneurship in 55+ cohort
  • Gain insight into needs of older entrepreneurs

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Helen Hirsh Spence

Founder/CEO, Top 60 Over 60
As an educational leader for over 35 years in public/private education, Helen Hirsh Spence is using her expertise to research and develop programming for older adults. She is the founder of the TopSixtyOverSixty.com.
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Debra Yearwood

CEO, CommStorm
Debra Yearwood is a senior communications professional with more than 20 years as an executive in the for-profit and not-for profit sectors. She is an expert at balancing public priorities and market realities.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 210

16:10

211: Stages en entreprise : vecteurs d’intégration en emploi?
Au cours des dernières années, les stages ont fait l’objet de nombreux débats et controverses, tant sur la scène médiatique qu’académique. La multiplication des occasions de stage, dans divers environnements et secteurs d’activité, a projeté cette pratique à l’avant-plan, en mettant en lumière ses effets bénéfiques et les défis associés. Dans ce contexte, il apparaît important d’identifier les facteurs de succès et les bonnes pratiques qui favorisent une intégration durable sur le marché du travail.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Apprendre davantage sur les bonnes pratiques en matière de stage
  • Discuter de l’impact du contexte actuel du marché du travail
  • Explorer les défis et les éléments importants des stages

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Mylène Mattei

Chargée de projet - Développement et partenariats, AXTRA | Alliance des centres-conseils en emploi
Mylène Mattei s’est jointe à AXTRA en tant que chargée de projet pour le développement et les partenariats. En plus de gérer différents projets d’intervention, elle contribue au déploiement de nouvelles opportunités pour les organismes.
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Gabrielle St-Cyr

Chargée de projet principale - Recherche et analyse, AXTRA | Alliance des centres-conseils en emploi
Gabrielle St-Cyr est chargée de projet principale en recherche et analyse au sein d’AXTRA. À ce titre, elle a mené, depuis 2011:00, plusieurs projets de recherche visant à faciliter l’insertion professionnelle de diverses clientèles.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 211

16:10

213: Finding Meaning & Motivation
Connecting with your WHY allows you to connect your work with purpose, fulfillment and motivation. Learn the secrets that top leaders have known for generations. You’ll gain clarity on your WHY as well as HOW best to achieve it. Then use this process to guide your clients, colleagues and students toward connecting with their meaningful and motivating work as well.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover your WHY (finding purpose, fullfillment & motivation)
  • Identify how best to achieve your WHY
  • Guide your clients and/or colleagues to discover their WHY

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Shellie Deloyer

President, Trainer, Coach, Speaker | Présidente, formatrice, mentore et conférencière, Bright Futures Solutions
Shellie Deloyer is a professional development trainer, master coach and business owner. She has extensive experience working with individuals and organizations to unlock their potential, build new skills and achieve their goals.Shellie Deloyer est formatrice en perfectionnement de... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 213

16:10

214: Your Organization and People with Disabilities
This session will focus on your organization’s opportunities to work with people with disabilities, as employees and as your clients. The presenters will outline what to expect when working with persons with disabilities, some resources available to you, and your legal requirements as an employer of a person with a disability. The session will also look at the benefits of building relationships with this diverse group of 1.3 billion people worldwide.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Knowledge transformation
  • Information exchange
  • Concrete resources

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Kristen Klassen

Trainer of Facilitators, Brickstorming
Kristen Klassen is a Certified Facilitator and Trainer of Facilitators in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method. She holds a Phd in applied health sciences, focusing on mental health and an MSc in disability studies, focusing on career development opportunities for children with disab... Read More →
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Peter Tonge

Robert Rasmussen Consulting
Peter Tonge has been certified in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method since October 2015 (also with Robert Rasmussen Consulting). Peter is a Lego devotee. He regularly builds and redesigns Lego projects. He is also a member of the Manitoba Lego Users Group. Peter likes to give back to... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 214

16:10

215: Creating a Career Learning Framework and Curriculum Map
Learn how Career Exploration and Education created a career-learning framework and adapted a curriculum-mapping process and to organize all our services. We will share how we used the framework to create 3 pathways to help students navigate our services and how the framework created a shared and consistent approach across all our teams in working with students and partners.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the process of developing a learning framework 
  • Identify how it can be used to deepen student engagement 
  • Examine its internal and institutional impact and value

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Karen McCrank

Lead Co-ordinator, Career Education, University of Toronto
Karen McCrank is the Lead Co-ordinator, Career Education at Career Exploration and Education at the University of Toronto. She has a MEd in adult education and a background in careers, service learning and graduate education.
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Amelia Merrick

Director, Career Exploration and Education, University of Toronto
Amelia Merrick is the Director of Career Exploration and Education at the University of Toronto. She is currently pursuing a PhD to understand how first generation university students create their career paths in the knowledge economy.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 215

16:10

208: Demystifying the Demand Side
Career development professionals are uniquely positioned to help employers build workplaces that support career development, as workers adapt and reinvent their careers in an ever-changing market. Yet, many CDPs struggle to understand the realities of business and make a compelling case for career services. Let’s explore how business views careers and “talent," helping solve the mystery of the "demand side."

Learning Outcomes:
  • Promote an increased understanding of corporate career management services
  • Explore the “language of business” (eg, ROI, engagement, talent pipelines)
  • Inspire CDPs to offer career services to employees and organizations

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Deirdre Pickerell

Vice-President | Vice-présidente, Life Strategies Ltd.
Dr Deirdre Pickerell is an award-winning career development and human resource professional. She speaks, writes and consults on a wide-range of career-related topics and is known for a practical, to-the-point and engaging facilitation style.Deirdre Pickerell, Ph. D., est une professionnelle... Read More →
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Barbara Wilson

Principal, Thrive Career Consulting
Barbara Wilson is a career development and learning professional with a 20-year track record of improving individual capability, and helping organizations achieve their objectives. Barbara serves as Board Chair of the Ontario Association of Career Management.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 208

16:10

212: Internationally Trained Professionals: They’re Here, Now What?
Immigration is vital to Canada’s future economic growth. As a nation, we recruit the “best of the best.” Professionals arrive ready to put their education and expertise to work, only to find there may be many barriers to overcome. Take a peek into how this award-winning program supports them through their pursuit of licensure and into the workforce.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Strategies for assisting internationally trained professionals into the workforce
  • How to build professional support structures for newcomers to Canada
  • Gain insights into a successful, results-driven program

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Jeff Brownrigg

Manager of Immigrant Services, Bredin Centre for Learning
As Bredin Centre for Learning’s Manager of Immigrant Services, Jeff Brownrigg strives to create diversity in the workforce by preparing internationally trained professionals and promoting their education and expertise to potential employers.
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Colin Jakubec

Program Co-ordinator, Bredin Centre for Learning
As Program Coordinator for the Centre for Skilled and Internationally Trained Professionals program, Colin Jakubec seeks to support staff in a manner that creates a positive and open environment to best serve foreign trained professional clients.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 16:10 - 17:00
Room | Salle 212
 
Wednesday, January 30
 

07:00

07:00

07:30

PANEL: Preparing Youth to Thrive in an Age of Disruption | Préparer les jeunes à prospérer dans une ère de perturbations
In the coming decade, half of all jobs will be disrupted by technology and automation. Some will change dramatically. Others will disappear completely, replaced by jobs that are yet to be invented. We are living through an era of radical change, with the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and automation transforming the way we work, even in unexpected fields such as law and customer service. How will we prepare Canadian youth for the workplace of the future? Join us for a discussion, as panellists share their perspectives on topics including: thriving in a skills economy; employers hiring for skills over credentials; the role of post-secondary institution and the impact of meaningful work-integrated learning; and how education, training and employment programs need to evolve to help youth succeed in the future of work.

Au cours de la prochaine décennie, la moitié des emplois connaîtront des perturbations causées par la technologie et l’automatisation. Certains emplois subiront une transformation radicale. D’autres disparaîtront complètement, remplacés par des emplois qui n’ont pas encore été inventés. Nous vivons une époque de métamorphose, alors que les plus récents progrès en intelligence artificielle et en automatisation transforment notre façon de travailler, même dans des domaines inattendus comme le droit et le service à la clientèle. Comment allons-nous préparer les jeunes Canadiens au marché du travail du futur? Joignez-vous à nous pour une discussion où des experts nous feront part de leur point de vue sur des sujets comme : prospérer dans une économie axée sur les compétences; les employeurs qui favorisent les compétences plutôt que les diplômes au moment de l’embauche; le rôle des établissements d’études postsecondaires et les effets d’un apprentissage significatif intégré au travail; et la manière dont les programmes d’éducation, de formation et d’emploi doivent évoluer pour aider les jeunes à réussir sur le marché du travail de l’avenir.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Madeleine Barker

Senior Director, Strategic Workforce Initiatives | Directrice générale principale, Initiatives stratégiques, RBC
Madeleine (Moderator) is the Senior Director, Strategic Workforce Initiatives at RBC where she leads strategies focused on building a future ready workforce. A passionate advocate for young people, she and her team develop programs and initiatives that positively impact the work readiness... Read More →
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Jan Basso

Assistant Vice-President, Experiential Learning & Career Development | Vice-présidente adjointe, apprentissage par l’expérience et développement de carrière, Wilfrid Laurier University
Jan Basso is Assistant Vice-President: Experiential Learning & Career Development at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is Past Chair of the CERIC Board and held leadership roles with the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers.Jan Basso est vice-présidente adjointe... Read More →
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director | Directrice générale, Canadian Career Development Foundation | Fondation canadienne pour le développement de carrière
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation and founding Executive Officer of 3CD, Sareena Hopkins works to move from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, training and advocacy.À titre de directrice générale de la Fondation... Read More →
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Shaun Thorson

CEO | PDG, Skills/Compétences Canada
Shaun Thorson was named CEO of Skills/Compétences Canada in 2005. As an advocate of skilled trades and technology careers and skills development for Canadian youth, Shaun currently oversees the activities of the national organization including partnership development with stakeholders... Read More →
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Jocelyne Voisin

Directrice générale, Jeunesse et innovation en matière de compétences | Director General of Youth and Skills Innovation, Emploi et Développement social Canada | Employment and Social Development Canada
À titre de directrice générale, Jeunesse et innovation en matière de compétences, Jocelyne Voisin gère des dossiers horizontaux complexes, notamment la transmission des compétences dont les jeunes ont besoin pour réussir dans un milieu de travail en évolution rapide.Jocelyne... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 07:30 - 08:15
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

08:30

KAIROS Blanket Exercise: The Relationship Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that builds awareness and understanding of our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by having participants literally walk through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Participants step onto blankets representing the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. They are drawn into their roles by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcomes. Facilitators read a script and assume the role of Narrator and European settlers. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the exercise contributes to a movement for reconciliation through education across the country.

Note: Participation is limited to 80 spots on a first-come, first-served basis. No pre-registration is available.

Wednesday January 30, 2019 08:30 - 10:00
Room | Salle 214

08:30

Non-Traditional Assessment Tools That Rock!
Assessment is the most important aspect of the career development process. Everything stems from assessment and “formal” assessments leave much to be desired. In this session, participants will experience a variety of sure-fire “informal” (yes, they’re FREE!) assessment tools that are fun, engaging and out of the box. You’ll be so happy you came that you’ll want to cry!

Mega | Méga
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Herky Cutler

President & CEO, Herkycutler.com
Herky Cutler creates rich experiences for his clients by providing relevant and provocative content through a lens of humour, music, enthusiasm and authenticity. Participants will laugh, cry, they may leave, but they will never fall asleep!


Wednesday January 30, 2019 08:30 - 10:00
Room | Salle 205

08:30

OYÀ:NA: Building Futures in Indigenous Youth Employment
This session will focus on the continuum of training to employment in relation to the unique needs and experiences of urban Indigenous youth. The presenters will identify the steps to employability and successful attachment to the labour market that frame the work of NPAAMB, the only Indigenous employment and training organization in Ontario that focuses solely on youth career development. A long-term lens will examine five key areas for successful outcomes: 1. Employability skills building 2. The need for coaches and mentors 3. Experiential learning opportunities. 4. Evaluation and reflection 5. Reciprocal partnership development.

Mega | Méga
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Brandi Jonathan

Strategic Partnership Lead, Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board
Brandi Jonathan is Mohawk, turtle clan and lives on the Six Nations Reserve in Southern Ontario. She has worked in employment and training over the past 15 years and has been very successful in developing and coordinating various Indigenous youth programs. In 1999, she graduated with... Read More →
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Shari St Peter

Executive Director, Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board
Shari St Peter is the Executive Director of NPAAMB – Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board, one of 18 ASETS agreement holders in Ontario. NPAAMB serves the employment and training needs of urban Indigenous youth in southern Ontario, offering service to youth ages 15-30... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 08:30 - 10:00
Room | Salle 207

08:30

PANEL: Future Ready: Young Leaders on Keeping the Next Generation in School
K-12 systems across Canada are not meeting the needs of all young people. Many of these underserved youth are missing education milestones and are not staying in school. Successfully engaging these youth can be a challenge, but several innovative programs have emerged to work with these young people. This panel will showcase bold young leaders whose programs move beyond the classroom to keep the next generation in school and open up future career pathways. Their fresh perspectives will be explored and panellists will offer their recommendations to address systemic challenges.

Mega | Méga
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Annalie Bonda

Executive Director, The Remix Project
Annalie Bonda is an entrepreneur working at the helm of the charitable sector. Since joining The Remix Project as Executive Director, she initiated the expansion of programming nationally and brought in high-profile social enterprise opportunities for Remix's graduates.
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Fabrice Vil

Co-Founder & President, Pour 3 Points
Fabrice Vil is the co-founder and President of Pour 3 Points, an organization that transforms sports coaches so that they also play a role as life coaches for young athletes in underprivileged areas. He is a member of the Order of Excellence in Education as well as Ashoka Fellow... Read More →
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Jasmine Doig

Akwego Co-ordinator, Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre
Jasmine Doig finds joy in motivating movement and change in her community. A few of her interests are suicide prevention and anti-racism projects. She is an active advocate for Inuit children and youth, she recognizes the value of culture and believes that with regular access to traditions... Read More →
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Rebecca Darwent

Non-Profit Consultant
Rebecca Darwent (Moderator) is a dedicated civic leader and non-profit consultant with over10 years of community development experience. Her career has included roles at all levels such as front-line intervention, program and grants management, and public policy development.
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Tesfai Mengesha

Executive Director of Operations, Success Beyond Limits
Tesfai Mengesha is part of senior leadership at Success Beyond Limits, an organization based in the Jane and Finch community of Toronto, that re-imagines education and schools as sites of possibility. He is a Civic Action DiverseCity Fellow and a Maytree’s Public Policy School... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 08:30 - 10:00
Room | Salle 213

08:30

PANEL: Theories and Models at Work - Ideas for Practice | Application pratique de la théorie et des modèles de développement de carrière
Update your love/like/reluctance about theory and learn new ways to enhance your career development practices! In this Mega session, five contemporary theories and models are featured from the new edited collection, Theories and Models at Work, launching at Cannexus19. The presenters will showcase what is new, what is different, and what is practical.

Apprenez à aimer la théorie et faites l’apprentissage de nouvelles façons d’améliorer vos pratiques de développement de carrière! Au cours de cette méga séance, cinq théories et modèles contemporains tirés du nouveau recueil Theories and Models at Work, qui sera lancé au congrès Cannexus19, seront présentés. On mettra en évidence les aspects nouveaux, différents et pratiques de ces théories et modèles.

Headset Required
Note: Some panellists will present in English and others in French, so please acquire a headset in advance (available Level 3, Plenary) to benefit from simultaneous interpretation.

Écouteurs requis
Remarque : Certains panélistes s’exprimeront en anglais ou en français. Veuillez vous procurer des écouteurs à l’avance (à la salle plénière, au 3e étage) pour profiter d’une interprétation simultanée.

Mega | Méga
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France Picard

Professor | Professeure, Université Laval
France Picard is Professor, Département des fondements et pratiques en éducation at Université Laval, and Director of the Centre de recherche et d’intervention sur l’éducation à la vie au travail (CRIEVAT). France’s scientific investigations centre on the challenges faced... Read More →
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Louis Cournoyer

Professor | Professeur, Université du Québec à Montréal
Louis Cournoyer is a Professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His main area of research includes career decision-making processes for youth and adults, the influence of social relationships on career projects, and professional career development practices. As a career... Read More →
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Mary McMahon

Honorary Senior Lecturer | Chargée de cours principale honoraire, School of Education, The University of Queensland (Australia) | Faculté d’éducation, Université du Queensland (Australie)
Dr Mary McMahon is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Australia where she lectured in career development and career counselling at undergraduate and post-graduate level. She is a developer and co-author of the internationally recognized... Read More →
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Michel Turcotte

Career Counsellor, Psychologist & Researcher | Conseiller d’orientation, psychologue et chercheur
Michel Turcotte is a career counsellor, psychologist and doctoral student. Michel is a member of the Centre de recherche et d’intervention sur l’éducation et la vie au travail (CRIEVAT). His current doctoral research is on distance career counselling.Michel Turcotte est conseiller... Read More →
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Nancy Arthur

Professor | Professeure, University of Calgary
Nancy Arthur (Moderator) is a Professor, Educational Studies in Counselling Psychology, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Nancy’s research interests include culture-infused counselling, social justice practices, and the international transitions of students and... Read More →
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Roberta Neault

President | Présidente, Life Strategies Ltd.
Dr Roberta Neault, President of Life Strategies Ltd., is an award-winning career development thought leader in Canada and internationally. She speaks, consults and writes extensively on career-related topics including supporting professionals navigating complex ethical dilemmas.Roberta... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 08:30 - 10:00
Room | Salle 206

08:30

Putting Values at the Centre of Your Leadership
Kofi will draw on his work at CEE, where the heart of the initiative was a focus on reaching youth who could be labelled “hard to serve” and were facing significant barriers to employment, as well as his time as a student activist and his graduate studies on Canadian non-profits in Africa. He will provide his views on how to be a values-based leader, explore how values are critical to success in social change work, and consider the challenge of turning values into daily practice.

Mega | Méga
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Kofi Hope

Founding Executive Director, CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals
Kofi Hope is a Rhodes Scholar and Doctor of Philosophy in Politics. Starting in September 2018, he will be working as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Wellesley Institute, and as a Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning at University of Toronto’s School of Urban Planning. Kofi... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 08:30 - 10:00
Room | Salle 208

10:00

10:30

Closing Keynote Address | Allocution d'clôture: Trust: Building a Better Country | Bâtir un meilleur pays
The Right Honourable David Johnston, in conversation with Alex Johnston
After serving seven years as Canada’s 28th Governor General and a life-long career in academia, The Rt Hon David Johnston has some ideas about the importance and status of trust in Canada today. He speaks on stage with one of his five daughters, Alex Johnston, to talk about his lessons learned and unique experiences to help us better understand how to be more worthy of trust, and in doing so build a better Canada for all.

Le très honorable David Johnston, en entretien avec Alex Johnston
Après sept ans de service en tant que 28e gouverneur général et une longue carrière dans le milieu universitaire, le très honorable David Johnston partage ses idées sur l’importance et l’état de la confiance envers le Canada aujourd’hui. Sur scène, avec l’une de ses cinq filles, Alex Johnston, il nous fait découvrir son expérience unique et les leçons qu’il a apprises, afin de nous aider à comprendre comment être plus dignes de confiance, et ainsi, bâtir un Canada meilleur pour tous.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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The Right Honourable | Le très honorable David Johnston

Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation | Président du conseil de la Fondation Rideau Hall, Governor General of Canada, 2010-2017 | Gouverneur général du Canada, 2010-2017
The Right Honourable David Johnston was Canada’s 28th Governor General. During his mandate, he established the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), a registered charity that supports and amplifies the Office of the Governor General in its work to connect, honour and inspire Canadians... Read More →


Wednesday January 30, 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière

11:30