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

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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 labour market measures could be helpful to help the economic recovery of your sector?

After receiving the invitation to provide input to ESDC on the impact and implications of COVID-19 for the career development sector, the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) put out a call to career development professionals across Canada. This document consolidates evidence-based Canadian and international research, along with input from professionals working in a wide range of delivery
settings/communities with an equally wide range of individuals with diverse needs.

We want to thank all of you who sent input for our sector’s submission to the federal government (ESDC) on the impact of COVID-19 and recommended labour market measures. The number, quality and diversity of responses was incredible. We endeavoured to consolidate all the input received, along with some relevant research for the submission. We are quite sure that we failed in the ambitious task of reflecting everyone’s perspectives clearly and accurately, but we hope that we have at least captured the spirit of what you are experiencing and recommended.

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