Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

Coronavirus: how the pandemic has changed our perception of time

Feel like time has come to a standstill? The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed our lives. Take something as fundamental as our experiences of space: our mobility has become severely restricted – reduced to jogs or walks a few kilometres around our homes. Perhaps less obviously, the lockdown has also affected our experiences of time.…
Gail Kastning in her virtual home studio

Virtual Makeover: Go From Drab to Fab in 3 Easy Steps

Do you observe that some of your clients could benefit from a makeover of their virtual presence? Over the past year, transforming my clients’ online presence has been one of my missions. Prior to COVID-19, virtual interviews were on the rise, which pivoted regular interview coaching to include virtual training. The pandemic has only accelerated…
Truth and reconciliation, hand-crafted bead work

Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action for Career Development

For six years the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada documented Canada’s 120+ year-long history of Indian Residential Schools (IRS), exposing a legacy of physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse, the destruction of Indigenous families and communities, and the cultural genocide of Indigenous Peoples. Truth can be difficult to hear, and learning about Canada’s history…
Protest sign: what lessens one of us lessens all of us

Take Your Knee Off Our Necks!

The world saw how the life of George Floyd was snuffed out of him by the white police officer who had his knee on his neck. To say it was outrageous is an understatement, and people immediately condemned what they saw. For me, I felt it on a deep, personal level because I have a…

Career Professionals Come Together in Opposition to Racism

Message from Executive Director Dear friends, Deep and disturbing injustices across North America have once again underscored our long and ongoing history of racism. Canada is not immune. This highly charged political environment has put a spotlight on something that has always existed. Anti-Black racial profiling and inequalities are deeply rooted and ongoing – and…
CPC Career Development

COVID-19 and The Career Development Sector: Impacts and Recommendations

Message from the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) As we all seek to adjust to these challenging times, the contribution of our field has never been more important. CCDF was asked to advise the federal government on the following two questions: What is the impact of the COVID-19 situation on your sector? What type of…