Career Professionals of Canada News Feed

Beyond the Career Myth: Career Crafting the Decade After High School

May 5, 2015 |

Despite the rhetoric that today’s young people have been pampered, the reality is that they are confronted with more challenges than previous generations as they make the school-to-work transition. Lengthy stints in training institutions. Student debt that takes years to pay off. An enigmatic labour market. Having to put marriage and family on hold.  Endless sorting through an overwhelming number of options to find a viable career fit. Further complicating the process is the expectation that young people’s careers should follow a linear, predictable route from high school to post-secondary…

Mental Health Week

May 4, 2015 |

Every year, one in five Canadians experience issues related to mental health or addiction. May 4-10, 2015 – Mental Health Week CMHA’s Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. Host your own Mental Health Fundraiser. Use this toolkit of materials to help promote CMHA’s 64th annual Mental Health Week. There are also four different factsheets that highlight this…

CPC Member Appreciation – April 2015

April 30, 2015 |

“We are stardust, we are golden and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.” ―  Joni Mitchell – Legendary Canadian singer and songwriter. Welcome to our new PROFESSIONAL Members: Amy Bjerknes Andy Senko Chris Magos Eugene Lam Eva Rapala Jennifer Gill Nicole Graham Osawa Kiniw Ihkwe Kayseas Paulette Pommells Thank you to our renewing PROFESSIONAL Members: Adrienne Tom Carole Marinier Charmaine Johnson Elizabeth Piergeti Kevin Schafer Lori Rubinger Lotte Struwing Mary Saith Nicola Edwards Pat Harper Philipa Hardy Ramona Garrett Saima Zuberi Zahra Hirji Congratulations to our newly CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL Members:…

We Need to Value Career Development

April 24, 2015 |

By Sharon Graham. As career coaches, consultants, trainers, and counsellors, we have something in common. We are part of a group of outstanding Canadian professionals called Career Development Practitioners (CDP). We make a difference to Canadians in many aspects of their work and life. By helping individuals, we are not only enabling them to attain meaningful careers; we are enhancing their ability to become productive, contributing members of society. More than this, we are doing our part to enrich our culture, eliminate poverty, improve our economy, and enhance our global…

How Economic Conditions Affect Employment

April 20, 2015 |

By Shannon Mack. CPC Mastermind, Shannon Mack discusses the effect of ebbs and flows with the economy on employers, employees, and job seekers. Economies ebb and flow. When the economy is flowing, life is good. It seems that things will always be this way. Job opportunities and money are abundant and no one gives much thought to “wants” versus “needs.” For some reason, ebbs in the economy take us by surprise.  Most of us have lived through downturns before and we should know that eventually all good things come to an end. But, for…