About Career Professionals of Canada
Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) is a member-run, volunteer-driven social enterprise.
We are a leading national association for career practitioners supporting the Canadian labour market. We create opportunities for our members to gain contacts, credentials, and credibility within the field.
Our mission is to inspire practitioners across Canada by providing the support and tools they need to advance their career, business, and professional development goals.
CPC operates virtually, capitalizing on the internet, online technology, and social media. We offer members a range of programs including professional development, certification, and weekly eNews. Networking opportunities include mastermind mentoring programs, tele-networking discussions, online forums, regional meet-ups, LinkedIn and Facebook groups, webinars, and online courses.
There are volunteer opportunities, too – all of these offerings are available for the benefit of our members. As a bonus, CPC members often develop meaningful business and personal relationships through their online connections with other members.
In addition to helping members connect with colleagues, we provide business services such as liability insurance. We also help members to connect with individuals and organizations seeking their services.
The bottom line: we work with our members to help them to achieve success as they take their career and business to new horizons.
Career Professionals of Canada’s mission is to inspire practitioners across Canada by providing the support and tools they need to advance their career, business, and professional development goals. Working together, we:
- Promote quality, ethics, and expertise within the field.
- Raise the capabilities, profile, and visibility of our members.
- Help members develop meaningful professional relationships.
- Encourage members to advance their career service goals.
- Give back to the Canadian career community and labour market.
We work together for career success!
Career Professionals of Canada is a caring and sharing community of professionals. Our culture is one of “engagement,” which is characterised by candour and community among members.
We are inclusive, supportive, and collaborative. We maintain open lines of communication and respect the perspectives of all members. Our members are encouraged to actively participate in all of our initiatives and programs, and take full advantage of every benefit of being a CPC member.
Relationship building is important to us. CPC helps members share and grow through a variety of interactions. We strive to provide forums for members to build long-lasting friendships, so casual conversation is welcomed and encouraged.
We understand that every one of us is on a unique career development journey. Career professionals who are learning about our field, or are brand new to the field, are welcomed. No question is too small and all of our members, mentors, and ambassadors are willing to help.
CPC’s members are a diverse group of individuals including employment consultants, career coaches, résumé writers, job developers, guidance counsellors, vocational consultants, outplacement consultants, and a wide variety of other career professionals. Working together, we provide quality services, comply with strict ethical standards, and offer career development expertise to assist Canadians in successfully navigating through the world of work. Our members come from all sectors, and live and work in all regions of Canada:
- Universities and colleges
- Government organizations
- Non-profit services
- Private sector businesses
- Outplacement firms
- Corporate HR/OD organizations
Career Professionals of Canada fundamentally believes in “Giving Back” to our community. We do this by sharing our time, talent, and treasures with Canadians and others in need. Since the inception of the organization, we have offered our resources in all these ways.
CPC has donated to the following non-profit charitable organizations on behalf of our members:
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peel
- Canadian Red Cross
- The Canadian Women’s Foundation
- The Canadian Council for Career Development
- The Career Challenge Quiz
- Christian Children’s Fund
- Credit Valley Hospital
- The Humane Society
- Our Place (Peel)
- Road to Employment
- S.H.A.R.E. Agricultural Foundation
- Syrian Refugee Crisis and Refugee Arrival in Canada
- The United Way
Career Professionals of Canada works with the following organizations to extend our reach and provide value-add services to our community. We serve on the board of the Canadian Council of Career Development (CCCD) and participate alongside provincial and national associations to develop and deploy national initiatives and keep our members informed about what’s happening in the careers industry.
CPC is a Supporting Organization for CANNEXUS, the largest National conference in Canada for Career Development Practitioners. Members of CPC benefit from a reduced registration rate.
Career Professionals of Canada
Working Together for Career Success!