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Associations for career development professionals in the Prairies
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10 associations for people working in career development in the Prairies

From Alberta to Manitoba, these associations offer resources, networking opportunities and more. They cover a wide array of interests within career development, from employment for people with disabilities to school counselling.

Alberta
Alberta Association for Supported Employment (AASE)

AASE fosters growth, innovation and awareness in the area of employment for people with disabilities. Members can download articles on supported employment and have the opportunity to contribute to best practices in the field.

Alberta Teacher’s Association Council of School Counsellors (CSC)

The CSC seeks to maintain and improve guidance programs and services throughout Alberta’s schools. The Council holds a conference that brings together widely known speakers and practitioners and affords an opportunity for vital networking.

Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

CDAA is a professional association of approximately 300 members from all corners of Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon, other areas of Canada, the United States and abroad. Members work in a broad range of settings, including government, non-profit organizations, Indigenous organizations, settlement agencies and much more.

International Coach Federation (ICF) – Calgary and Edmonton chapters

ICF is a professional association of personal and business coaches that seeks to preserve the integrity of coaching around the globe. It supports individuals looking to become coaches find the information and training they need, and promotes ethics in the coaching practice.

Saskatchewan
International Coach Federation (ICF) – Saskatchewan chapter

Members can build up their professional networks and access opportunities to hear speakers and attend events. Different levels of membership are available.

Saskatchewan Career Development Association (SKCDA)

The SKCDA is committed to providing support and resources to career development practitioners working in diverse settings around the province. Members will learn about professional development opportunities and career-related activities around the province.

Saskatchewan Career Work Education Association (SCWEA)

The SCWEA is a professional growth network dedicated to supporting career education, career counselling and career work education through collaboration and community partnerships. It hosts an annual conference for career development professionals.

Manitoba
Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM)

CPHR Manitoba is a professional association dedicated to strengthening the human resources profession. Members get access to networking opportunities at its social events, professional development workshops and seminars, and its annual conference.

Manitoba Association for Career Development (MACD)

The MACD promotes standards of practice for career development practitioners through education, professional growth and certification. Members receive discounts on the Let’s Get to Work and Cannexus conferences, and can also get reduced rates for Career Professionals of Canada courses.

Manitoba School Counsellors’ Association (MSCA)

The MSCA is a special area group of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, made up of individuals working or interested in the field of guidance and counselling. It includes people from a wide variety of professions including school counsellors, resource teachers, administrators, therapists, social workers and social service agency workers.

Did we miss something? Leave a comment below or send us a note at lindsay@ceric.ca if you have information that can help make our article even better.

Lindsay Purchase Administrator
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 Administrator
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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