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Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s GuideIn the wake of a global mental health movement, career development practitioners now have a new resource to help them understand how career development interventions support positive mental health. Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide – written by Dave Redekopp and Michael Huston of […]

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  • February 18, 2020

WhereDoIStart: Career Growth

Career growth is the stage of career development that focuses on getting the most out of your job. In this stage you likely have a stable job with few barriers to success and are looking to find some meaning and purpose in your job. A great way to find purpose in anything you do is […]

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  • December 5, 2019

WhereDoIStart: Job Maintenance

Job maintenance is the stage of career development that is often forgotten. Most people think career development ends when you get a job, however job maintenance is all about keeping that job and being effective in that job. In this article, we will cover two important things about job maintenance; firstly, how to deal with […]

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  • December 5, 2019

#WhereDoIStart: Work Search

Looking for work can be a daunting process for people. Writing resumes, scrolling job banks online, and preparing for interviews can be stressful. There a million articles out there about writing a resume and preparing for an interview; this article instead aims to go over some other keys to getting a job.Labour Market InformationWe have […]

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  • November 22, 2019

#WhereDoIStart: Skills Enhancement

Skills enhancement is all about developing skills that will serve you in your career pursuits and make you more employable. This article is dedicated to figuring out what skills you should be developing and how you can develop them.How do I know what skills to develop?There are many general skills that are a good idea […]

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  • November 22, 2019

#WhereDoIStart: Job Readiness

This article is all about the Job Readiness stage of the career development journey. In this article we will cover what it means to be in the job readiness stage, examples of what it looks like to successfully move through this stage, and resources to help you in this stage.  What does it mean to be […]

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  • November 12, 2019

#WhereDoIStart: An Introduction

Happy Career Month! Canada Career Month 2019’s tagline is “Explore the Possibilities.” We here at the CEC decided that our interpretation of this messaging would be to spread public awareness of the 6 stages of career development and help people find out what stage they are in and how to continue their journey. To do […]

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  • November 1, 2019

What Are You Doing For Career Month?

November is Canada Career Month, and it is fast approaching! Canada Career Month is a celebration of career development and career practitioners, led by 3CD. To help celebrate the amazing work done by CDPs, people all over the country are holding different events to educate the public about career development and help to connect CDPs. […]

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  • October 20, 2019

Career Month 2019 Launch: Coffee And Cake for Breakfast

November is Canada Career Month and the CEC is celebrating! From 10:30-11:30 on Friday, November 1st join us at Sugar Mama’s bakery on Elizabeth Avenue for a morning of cake, coffee and career celebrations! To register for the event, please visit! 

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  • October 18, 2019

Why Consult? Outlining the Benefits of the Upcoming CCCD Consultation Project

Why Consult? Outlining the Benefits of the Upcoming CCCD Consultation ProjectWhat is Consultation?Consultation is an opportunity for your unique perspective to be shared! This upcoming  CDP Competency Framework consultation project is about the CCCD hearing from a broad range of CDPs about what the delivery of services looks like from their desks and the potential […]

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  • October 11, 2019

Are You A Career Development Professional (CDP)?

Are You A Career Development Professional (CDP)?DefinitionsMost of our work here at the CEC is focused on Career Development Professionals, or CDPs. But, what is a CDP? Below is the Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) definition:“Career Development Professionals help individuals navigate learning and work transitions across the lifespan.  Career Development Professionals enable individuals to […]

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  • October 4, 2019

What Do You Think? A Consultation of Career Development Professionals

The Project The Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD) is looking for the input of Career Development Professionals (CDPs) all across Canada on the new CDP Competency Framework. Consultation sessions will be held in all over the country by different consultation facilitators trained by the CCCD. Our very own Elayne Greeley will be Newfoundland and Labrador’s […]

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  • September 27, 2019

Organizational Profile: Avalon Employment

Subscribe Organizational Profile: Avalon EmploymentWhat kinds of employment programming does Avalon Employment offer? Avalon Employment offers supported employment to its clients. This can range from accommodations at work to compensation for employers and much more.   What groups within the community does Avalon Employment primarily serve? Avalon Employment serves only people in the community with intellectual disabilities. What are […]

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  • November 15, 2018

Organizational Profile: Single Parents Association

Subscribe Organizational Profile: Single Parents AssociationWhat kinds of employment programming does SPAN have? SPAN offers 2 types of employment services in St. John’s and Carbonear: class sessions and individual counselling. Class sessions are 5 week, half-day sessions that cover topics surrounding career planning. Individual counselling allows clients to work one-on-one with a career practitioner and the […]

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  • November 13, 2018

Organizational Profile: Waypoints NL

Subscribe Organizational Profile: Waypoints NLWhat kinds of employment programming does Waypoints offer? Waypoints offers 3 main employment programs: the Youth Are Working program, the Amplify program, and general employment outreach. Youth Are Working (YAW) is a 25 week skills link program for 18-25 year olds. It consists of 5 weeks of skills training and a […]

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  • November 8, 2018

November is National Career Month!

Subscribe November is National Career Month!In Canada, the month of November is National Career Month! This year, we have the pleasure of working with Canada Career Month and the Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD). The theme of this year’s Career Month is: “I Know I Can Because…” This theme endeavours to have people in […]

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  • November 8, 2018

Organizational Profile: John Howard Society

Subscribe Organizational Profile: John Howard SocietyWhat kinds of employment programming does JHS have? The John Howard Society offers the C-STEP program which provides intensive rehabilitative services to offenders and ex-offenders. There are two main portions to the program: Cognitive Restructuring-Based Group Interventions, and Employability Skills Development.Employability Skills Development mostly refers to career practitioners working one-on-one […]

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  • November 6, 2018

Organizational Profile: WRDC

Subscribe Organizational Profile: WRDCOver the summer, the CEC endeavoured to profile some of our partners. We contacted our partners and asked them a few simple questions about their employment services, as well as their overall organizational mission. The first partner that we have the pleasure to profile is Women in Resource Development aka WRDC.What kinds […]

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  • November 2, 2018

Register for Without a Home 2018 – 2nd National Survey on Youth Homelessness!

Subscribe Register for Without a Home 20182nd National Survey on Youth HomelessnessThe Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, in partnership with the Home Depot Canada Foundation and A Way Home Canada, will be launching the second National Survey On Youth Homelessness this Fall 2018! The first survey is the only pan-Canadian study of young people experiencing homelessness. Now, we’re aiming […]

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  • October 14, 2018

CBDC Trinity Conception’s Annual Review

Subscribe CBDC Trinity Conception’s Annual ReviewCheck out what the CBDC has accomplished this yearWe are pleased to share with your the Newfoundland and Labrador CBDC’s Annual Review for 2017-2018 highlighting the accomplishments of our 15 CBDC’s. Please follow this link to our webpage for download of the Annual Report. CBDC Trinity Conception would like to thank ACOA, […]

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  • October 2, 2018

What is a Connection?

Subscribe What is a Connection?We’ve talked a lot about making and maintaining connections in your professional network via LinkedIn, but we haven’t answered the most important question on the topic: what is a connection? To some, the answer may seem obvious, but the definition of a connection can be quite nebulous and hard to pin […]

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  • August 17, 2018

How to Leverage LinkedIn: Activity

Subscribe How to Leverage LinkedInSo far, we’ve talked about how to make a stunning profile, how to make valuable connections, and, of course, why LinkedIn is the ideal platform for online professional networking. Now, we’re turning our attention to another key part of LinkedIn: what to post. Posting on LinkedIn can be broken down into two […]

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  • August 15, 2018

Youth Opportunities @ Choices for Youth

Subscribe Youth Opportunities @ Choices for youthDo you know a young person between 18-29 who has not been successful with employment? Choices for Youth can help! From pre-employment programs to social enterprise employment, CFY has many opportunities to help youth explore employment and personal development. Opportunities include:Jumpstart Pre-Employment ProgramOngoing employment trainingEmployment within a CFY social […]

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  • August 10, 2018

How to Leverage LinkedIn: Connections

Subscribe How to Leverage LinkedInThe most important thing to remember about LinkedIn is this: LinkedIn is not a social networking platform, LinkedIn is a professional networking platform. This is what makes LinkedIn unique and the ideal place to make and maintain your professional connections.In terms of making connections, LinkedIn offers you the chance to connect with people based on […]

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  • August 10, 2018

R & D that Profile: Advanced

Subscribe R&D That ProfileLast week we gave you some basic tips to ensure your LinkedIn profile is functional and professional. This article is for anyone who wants to shake things up a bit and get the most out of this adaptable social network. Here are _ tips for anyone willing to put just that little […]

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  • August 8, 2018

10 Ways to Stay Motivated When Starting Something New

Here are some top motivational tips from the Women’s Economic Council’s Rachel Tessier on staying motivated!1. Understand your why.Knowing why you want to pursue something new is important, as it gives purpose to everything you do moving forward. Whether it be writing a list or talking to a close friend or family member, try to […]

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  • August 6, 2018

R & D that Profile: Beginner

Subscribe R&D that Profile: BeginnerTell me if this sounds familiar: somewhere along the way you figured that as a professional, you should have a LinkedIn account. So, you made one, 5 or 10 years ago, and over time it’s gathered dust while you turned to Twitter and Facebook for professional networking. Now LinkedIn is the […]

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  • August 3, 2018

LinkedIn is THE Platform

This month, the CEC made the decision to stop using Facebook and begin focusing social media efforts on the platform LinkedIn. But why? Why move from the well-known and widely used platform of Facebook, to the more obscure platform of LinkedIn? Here are 4 reasons why LinkedIn is THE platform for career practitioners.1. LinkedIn is […]

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  • August 2, 2018

Happy 10th Anniversary Hungry Heart Cafe!

Posted April 3, 2018
To celebrate 10 years of fabulous food and amazing work as a social enterprise, the Hungry Heart Cafe is bringing back 10 favourite dishes! One favourite will be offered each day, over the 10 days of celebrations.

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  • April 10, 2018

Open RFP for Social Enterprise

February 20, 2018
Stella’s Circle is inviting qualified consultants with experience writing business plans, community development and social enterprises to write a business plan.

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  • February 20, 2018

YMCA Launches Community Action Network

February 12, 2018
This innovative national program engages local youth (ages 15-30),including those identifying in under-represented groups youth with opportunities to participate in service initiatives that will address community needs.

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  • February 12, 2018

Did you miss the Pathways to Certification Session?

Jan 22, 2018
On January 17th the Professional Development Committee hosted 25 career practitioners from 8 community agencies to learn about the 5 pathways to certification, practical considerations and Q & A. See what we discussed and download the presentation here.

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  • January 22, 2018

OIM Call for Proposals for Multiculturalism Week March 18-24

Jan.19, 2018
This is a time to celebrate the contributions of immigrants and celebrate diversity. The Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (OIM) would like to advise you all of our recently released Call for Proposals for activities during Multiculturalism Week. Find information here on how to apply.

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  • January 19, 2018