CDPCBO Presents Donna Reid: Finding Hope – Trauma Informed Career Practice

Career Development Professionals Certification Board of Ontario (CDPCBO) invites you to join them for their annual evening of networking, learning, and snacks on Thursday, May 9th, from 5:30 to 9:00pm at The Forth, 629 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K1R2.

Members of Career Professionals of Canada can attend the event at a discounted rate.

This unique opportunity brings together career development professionals who share common ideas and goals. If you’re on the fence about Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) certification, this is your chance to find out how it has benefited your colleagues in the field.

Keynote: Finding Hope – Trauma Informed Career Practice

Through lively narrative and practice examples this keynote will address what a trauma informed approach really means for career and employment practitioners.

How do the impacts of a broadening scope of trauma interfere with adjusting to change and developing meaningful goals? How might the past be reactivated in the present? How are trauma informed principles applied in the work to foster growth and resilience? What could be challenges and dilemmas?

Particular emphasis will be on creating compassionate practice as an essential foundation from which to build safe and respectful relationships to rebuild competency and capacity.

Keynote Speaker

Donna Reid combines her current critical lens as a post-secondary educator with years of developing and delivering services for potentially at-risk youth and families in the Child and Youth Mental Health sector.

Donna’s specific practice incorporated clinical assessment and treatment, group work, and community-based support for persons experiencing emotional dysregulation and behavioural difficulties connected to developmental and complex trauma.

Donna is passionate about trauma informed practices that establish safety, rebuild connection, and foster coping and resilience.

She is a firm believer in the power of human hearts to connect and build capacity for hope and change.


Members of CDPCBO (if you are CCDP certified, you’re a member) are welcome to join the Directors and Advisory committee at 5pm for the annual general meeting.


Regular admission price is $45 including HST. CPC members pay $35 including HST.  

Tickets are available via Eventbrite. CPC members, please email to receive a link for the discounted admission price.

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