Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Dear Ontario Counsellors,
Greetings from Sheridan College! I am sending along information regarding the upcoming Canada Career Month 2017; the CCM executive have been busy behind the scenes planning the Career Month campaign and creating a new website which will list ideas and activities to help celebrate the month. The CCM site: www.careermonth.ca is planned to be available mid-August. There will be space available for organizations to list their events.
Below is background regarding the month and this year’s theme.
Hopefully your organization can participate.
Have a wonderful summer!
Judith E. MacKinnon
Counsellor, Career Education
Sheridan College, Brampton, Ontario.
Greetings from The Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD). We hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather.
3CD is a self-initiated and self-funded umbrella group for career development associations and related partner groups from across Canada. It provides a national advocacy voice for the career development field and promotes provincial/territorial collaboration on common issues such as certification, training, practitioner mobility, quality service indicators and building the career development evidence base. It is also the organizing body for Canada Career Month. .
This is a preliminary email to inform your organization regarding the upcoming Canada Career Month theme for November, 2017.
- 2017 Canada Career Month theme: What’s Next? As in, what’s next for me, for the economy, for how technology will change the world of work, for the field of career development and for Canada. The theme revolves around “change” and has many creative possibilities for your organization to celebrate the month. The theme also aligns well with the “The Challenge of Change” recent federal budget.
Canada Career Month was first launched in 2016 by 3CD. The purpose of Canada Career Month is to raise awareness of the values of lifelong career development and of its role in empowering Canadians to navigate changes throughout their life & work. Career education and career development services positively empower citizens to manage the living, learning and earning throughout their lives and supports the economic health of nations who invest in quality career development services.
We’re inviting you to think about events and activities that you can do to celebrate the theme of What’s Next? and to share with us what you decide to do on the Canada Career Month 2017 website (http://www.careermonth.ca/). Promotional materials and a calendar of events will be available on the site mid-August, 2017. As an early teaser, one free, innovative event to mark in your calendars that is open for all middle and high schools in Canada is Canada’s ‘Most Informed’ School Competition, from November 1-30, 2017. This event raises funds for schools while students, parents and teachers explore opportunities in post-secondary and careers!
We look forward to celebrating the month with you!
Mark Franklin and Paul Smith, Co-Chairs of the Outreach and Advocacy Working Group of 3CD