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6 conferences to add to your calendar this winter

While the winter conference schedule may not be as bustling as fall or spring, there are still several excellent opportunities to connect with your peers and advance your learning.

Are we missing a conference for career professionals that should be on this list? Comment below or send a note to careerwise@ceric.ca, and we might update the article to include it.

Disability and Work in Canada 2021 Virtual Conference (Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy)

Dec. 1 & 2 and Dec. 6 & 7

The theme for this year’s conference is the “Achieving equality of opportunity and choice in careers, jobs and work,” with sub-themes on:

  • Fully including persons with disabilities in the COVID-19 recovery
  • Making inclusive workplaces a reality
  • Ensuring secure and comprehensive supports for persons with disabilities
  • Moving forward together toward full inclusion in employment
CAPLA Boot Camp (Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment)

Dec. 2 & 7

Join experts to learn about the 5 key areas of recognition of prior learning (RPL): policies and procedures, systems, tools, advising/career counselling and assessment.

Future Workforce Conference (Brainstorm Strategy Group)

Dec. 14 & 15

Future Workforce is about attracting, recruiting and developing the talent that will tackle the challenges of tomorrow. The conference brings together employers and the educational institutions that develop Canadian youth to facilitate the exchange of ideas, practices and insights.

Cannexus22 (CERIC)

Jan. 24-26 and Feb. 4

CERIC’s virtual Cannexus22 National Career Development Conference will offer delegates access to more than 150 sessions, with recordings available for six months. This year’s conference will feature keynotes from Waneek Horn-Miller, Mohawk Olympian, mother and motivator; Yvonne Rodney, Founder, Inner Change Consulting; and Randell Adjei, Ontario’s first Poet Laureate. Cannexus22 will also include a bonus ​virtual conference day on Feb. 4 to help attendees reflect on their learning and take action.

EDCO Conference (Economic Developers Council of Ontario)

Feb. 8-10

EDCO will bring together the economic developer community virtually and in Toronto to explore the pivotal role economic developers will play in reimagining Ontario’s economy, under the theme of “Move On.” The conference will offer space for delegates to imagine, create and collaborate with some of the most innovative and strategic minds in the profession.

Future Skills Summit (The Conference Board of Canada and Future Skills Centre)

Feb. 22-24

The Future Skills Summit will gather leading experts in skills development across Canada, including policy makers, industry leaders, community representatives and skills training practitioners. Discussions will focus on finding relevant data and information, discovering new skills approaches, identifying systemic change enablers and scaling best practices.

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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 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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