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Tuesday, January 29


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.

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.

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


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.
avatar for Gladys Okine

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


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?

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Annette Borrows

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


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.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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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


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!

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.

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


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!

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Sharon Graham

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


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?

Speakers | Conférenciers
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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


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.

Speakers | Conférenciers
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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


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


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?

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 →

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


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?

Speakers | Conférenciers
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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