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9 national associations for professionals working in career development

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These associations welcome members from across Canada, giving career development professionals the opportunity to connect with practitioners in other provinces. Some act as an advocacy voice for members and the profession, while others offer supports such as professional development opportunities and job postings.

Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS)

ACSESS advances best practices and ethical standards for the recruiting, employment and staffing services industry through advocacy, government relations, professional development, resources and research. Formed in 1998 and comprising 400 corporate members, ACSESS represents more than 1,500 branch offices across Canada.

Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)

CASE is a national association of community-based service providers and stakeholders working towards the employment inclusion of people with disabilities. This association strives to promote full citizenship and personal capacity for persons with disabilities through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes.

Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)

CACEE is Canada’s national network connecting career educators and employers. Through the sharing of collective knowledge and experience, CACEE members are empowered to succeed in meeting their respective workforce and career development objectives.

Canadian Coalition of Community-Based Employability Training (CCCBET)

CCCBET is a national, non-profit organization whose membership is composed of representatives from provincial and national non-profit employment and training associations and organizations. It aims to provide pan-Canadian leadership for the community-based employment training sector.

Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD)

The CCCD is a self-initiated and self-funded umbrella group for career development associations and related partner groups from across Canada. It promotes a national advocacy voice for the career development profession and provides a vehicle for international outreach and engagement of the career development field.

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association is a national bilingual association of professionally trained counsellors engaged in the helping professions. The CCPA welcomes all qualified counsellors and psychotherapists in the profession.

Canadian Vocational Association (CVA)

The CVA promotes and fosters education and training that leads to occupational competence. Members are typically drawn from post-secondary and secondary educational institutions, the business community and government officials from across Canada as well as internationally.

Career Professionals of Canada (CPC)

CPC members include practitioners in universities and colleges, non-profit employment services, government-funded programs, outplacement firms, corporate HR departments, professional associations and private service. It offers members a range of programs including professional development, certification and networking opportunities.

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)

VRA Canada members are multi-disciplinary, vocational rehabilitation professionals who are committed to supporting, assisting and advocating for the individuals at risk of or experiencing disabling or disadvantaging conditions. Members get access to numerous benefits including professional designation, professional development opportunities and job postings.

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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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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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