Advisory Committees

Practical & Academic Research Committee:

  • Plays a central role in the development of CERIC’s internal and external research agenda by reviewing materials to determine what research needs to be done in Canada and supporting the development of internal and external stakeholder surveys.
  • Determines and recommends to the Board the most effective way that CERIC can support the growth and development of practical and academic career-related research in Canada and its application.
  • Recommends priorities and guidelines for all practical and academic research efforts.
  • Chooses and recommends a relevant graduate thesis from works submitted through a contest to be considered for publication by CERIC.
  • Finds ways to communicate the fact that CERIC is supportive of career-related research and will lend its support and resources to both practical and academic research for the benefit of all Canadians.
  • Promotes and advocates the need for increased practical and academic research in this field across Canada.
  • Identifies partners to participate in and contribute to research projects.
  • Collaborates with researchers to advance career-related research in Canada.

Committee Members

Content & Learning Committee:

  • Provides content currency support to staff and input on new content for the CERIC group of periodical publications (Careering magazine, formerly ContactPoint Bulletin and OrientAction Bulletin) and other CERIC assets by utilizing results from surveys, polls, user feedback as well as other qualitative inputs.
  • Suggests possible leads for content submissions and learning opportunities that are in line with identified content streams or themes and suggest ways they can best be organized and presented in order to be useable and engaging (articles, links, blogs, webinars, social media and other channels) in both English and French.
  • Upon request, provides editorial support by reviewing draft publication content to ensure that the overall tone and quality of material is of a high standard, in line with CERIC’s mission and mandate, engaging and appropriate.
  • Promotes and educates career professionals on the need for, and sharing of information, ongoing learning and professional development across Canada.
  • Provides support and advise to staff in the review of Partnership Proposals, as required.
  • Actively champions and promotes CERIC periodical publications and learning initiatives to colleagues and networks.

Committee Members

Marketing, Communications & Web Services Committee:

  • Acts as a sounding board on the implementation of CERIC Strategic Marketing Plan and related strategies for utilizing online technologies, including social media tools, for engaging current CERIC user bases and the broader community, including sector development initiatives such as the CERIC road show, community engagement strategies, and sponsorship and partnership development.
  • Helps to identify strategies to enhance the exposure and awareness of all CERIC assets throughout its suite of websites (,,,,
  • Provides feedback on usability and functionality for the various web-based asset audiences.
  • Suggests general, affiliate and other online opportunities to enhance the awareness and usage of CERIC assets such as ContactPoint, OrientAction, CJCD, Cannexus as well CERIC projects and publications, avenues for the dissemination of CERIC’s identified Funding Priorities and Potential Project Partners.
  • Actively champions and promotes CERIC assets to colleagues and networks.

Committee Members