In recognition of his leadership and contributions to career development in Quebec, Canada and around the world for over 30 years, Michel Turcotte received the Etta St John Wileman Award at the Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference on January 24 in Ottawa in front of 1,000 of his peers. The award celebrates individuals who have devoted their lives to furthering the field of career development. Past recipients have included Marilyn Van Norman, Denis Pelletier, Norman Amundson, Mildred Cahill, Bryan Heibert and Donald Lawson.
A new national survey released by the Environics Institute for Survey Research reveals a bold portrait of Canada’s Millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995), that for the first time presents the social values of this generation, and the distinct segments that help make sense of the different and often contradictory stereotypes that so frequently are applied to today’s young adults.
A new CERIC-funded documentary examines career shift, transition and occupational change in later life. Called Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters, the film shares the stories of five people who have shifted into second or third careers at age 50 or older. It is part of a national Redirection research project on Work and Later Life Career Development led by Dr Suzanne Cook of York University.
The Cannexus National Career Development Conference brought together a record 1,000 participants to Ottawa from Jan. 23-25, 2017 to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in career counselling and career development.
The theme of the Winter issue of Careering magazine is “Cultural Perspectives on Career and Work: Understanding International Students and New Canadians.” Articles discuss opportunities and challenges that international students and newcomers facing in transitioning into Canadian workplaces and support that career development professionals can provide.
The latest issue of The Canadian Journal of Career Development is now available to view online. This edition of the journal provides new research in several topical areas including the benefits of a gap year before starting university and and the impact of labour market information on achieving individual career goals (this article is written in French and will be published in English in the next issue).