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5 national associations for practitioners working in the education sphere

These associations offer resources, professional development and networking opportunities for people working in education, from those advocating for adult learners to work-integrated learning proponents. They are open to members across Canada.

Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA)

CAPLA is the national voice for the recognition of prior learning in Canada. Its members include adult learners, PLAR practitioners, researchers, employers, labour, academic and training institutions, government, occupational bodies, settlement and integration organizations, NGOs and industry councils.

Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)

CACEE advances and supports on-campus recruitment and career education by providing: leadership, information, resources and a professional network for career educators and employers. Members have access to authoritative information, advice, professional development opportunities and other services.

Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS)

CACUSS is a professional bilingual association representing and serving those individuals who work in Canadian post-secondary institutions in student affairs and services. CACUSS sponsors an annual conference, publishes a magazine for student services professionals, provides project grants and much more.

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL)

CEWIL aims to build the capacity to develop future-ready students and graduates through quality work-integrated learning. CEWIL maintains a national database on WIL with data from more than 50 post-secondary member institutions.

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)

CICan is a national, voluntary membership organization representing publicly supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics in Canada and internationally. Its members work with industry and social sectors to train learners of all ages and backgrounds at over 420 campuses across Canada.

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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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