Category Archives for "Practitioners"

Women in Trades | WRDC

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. This week we have the pleasure to profile our partner Women in Resource Development Corportation (WRDC).

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  • August 15, 2020


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: 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

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: Choices for Youth

Subscribe Organizational Profile: Choices for YouthWhat kinds of employment programming does Choices for Youth offer? Choices for Youth offers the Jumpstart Pre-Employment Program, a 13 week program offering pre-employment skills such as workplace responsibility, teamwork, financial management, and personal development to clients. Additionally the organization employs at-risk youth through their 3 social enterprises:The Neighbourhood, a secondhand […]

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  • November 20, 2018

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: 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

#RisingYouth – A Community Grant Program

RisingYouth is a grant program that empowers anyone in Canada, aged 15 – 30, to launch a community service project of their very own! Funding can be used to support ideas implemented by one or two youth, for instance; community events or gatherings.

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  • September 13, 2018

LinkedIn and Core Competencies

The core competencies provided by The Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners are the guiding principles for all Canadian career practitioners. There are a variety of best practices  to perform to strengthen their core competencies. Here’s why using LinkedIn is one of them.C1 Professional Behaviour C1.1 Adhere to the Code of Ethics and […]

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  • August 20, 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