and are two social enterprises that are making a difference in career development, specifically employing refugees and newcomers to Canada to give them the experience they need to succeed. Cannexus17 participants were able to stop by the Social Enterprise Career Marketplace. It didn't take long for CEDEC to invite these two SMEs to share their expertise with its network during our on February 22, 2017. The power of Cannexus at work!
As a proud Cannexus Supporting Organization, worked with CERIC to sponsor the Diversity Engagement Zone, which was expertly staffed by our partners from , , , -FCA and .
Thanks to for sponsoring travel voucher prizes for Zone visitors. Merci à VIA Rail!
Conference organizers acknowledged that the conference was being held on unceded Algonquin territory and introduced Algonquin Elder Annie Smith St-Georges who offered opening and closing blessings. was a key part of the discussion at Cannexus once again.
Keynote speakers Roberta Jamieson of , UQAM's and of shared their insights with participants and inspired plenty of us!
CEDEC connected with researchers and career counsellors and learned about inclusion - disclosure & disability, women in STEM with & , how interview strategies help internationally-trained professionals, building bridges with Indigenous talent wiht , advancing women in non-traditional trades with , and tackling a multi-generational workplace through its Diversity Engagement Session stream.
was so much more together with so many more participants this year...
Tools, books and resources were launched, discussed and celebrated during Cannexus17, too. Lisa Taylor's Retain and Gain: Career Management for SME's playbook, the Redirection Project by and the -sponsored Hope-Centred Career Interventions work.