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Wednesday, January 30

08:30 EST

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 EST
Room | Salle 214

08:30 EST

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 EST
Room | Salle 205

08:30 EST

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 EST
Room | Salle 207

08:30 EST

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 EST
Room | Salle 213

08:30 EST

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 EST
Room | Salle 206

08:30 EST

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 EST
Room | Salle 208