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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…
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Indigenous Peoples in Canada: A Primer for Career Development Professionals

There is a rich and diverse Indigenous population in the land that is now known as Canada. More than one-and-a-half million strong, Indigenous people make up the youngest and fastest growing population in Canada. Career practitioners have professional responsibilities to serve these clients in culturally appropriate ways. Building an understanding of Indigenous Peoples, culture, and…

Client Confidentiality in the Canadian Careers Sector

By Maureen Farmer. Without a doubt, serving as a career professional is rewarding; helping people win a promotion, get a new job, or change careers is the pinnacle of success. In performing this vital work, you are trusted with important information, which you must keep confidential. As a business owner and career professional, I have noticed a phenomenon…

Work your way towards your CDP and CCDP with your Ethics and Theory courses

By Maureen McCann. This fall, I took Career Professionals of Canada’s (CPC) Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Courses. I was looking for a way to dive-deep into Canadian career development practices.  I participated in both the Career Development Ethics & Standards (CDP-01) and Career Development Theory, Models & Practices (CDP-02) programs. Both courses offered rich Canadian-specific…

Why Ethics are Crucial to Delivering Career Services in Today’s Market

By Lori Jazvac. Have you ever found yourself in a perplexing situation where you had to choose between your client’s interests and your professionalism and integrity? In fact, you may have been faced with a few different potential choices and asked yourself, “Am I making the right choice in this particular situation?” and, “How will…

Being Authentic

By Conny Lee. Being authentic means being true to who we really are – being honest and transparent. Being authentic helps you relate to your audience. Authenticity means: We know, or figure out, who we truly are, and what our values, interests, dreams, and strengths are. We find the courage to face the fear of…