January 20-22, 2014


National Career Development Conference

Ottawa Convention Centre

Join us at the Cannexus14 National Career Development Conference


The Cannexus14 National Career Development Conference is taking place January 20-22, 2014 at the Ottawa Convention Centre Members of supporting organizations benefit from an additional 10% discount. Use your social media channels! We are @cannexus and hashtag #Cannexus14.


Cannexus is Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference and will bring together 800 professionals in the field from across education, community organizations, government and the private sector. It is designed to promote the exchange of information and explore innovative approaches in the areas of career counselling and career development.


Delegates will be inspired by four incredible keynotes:

  • Stephen Lewis, Celebrated Humanitarian and Former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa

  • Valerie Pringle, Award-Winning Broadcaster and Mental Health Champion

  • Jacques Demers, Former Montreal Canadiens Coach and Literacy Advocate

  • Rich Feller, Professor, Colorado State University and NCDA President 2012-2013


There will be more than 130 education sessions that will bring you the latest trends in effective counselling and facilitation techniques, career/employment centre management, emerging technology and tools, and working with marginalized client populations. An Exhibitor Showcase will also highlight a range of beneficial products and services in the field.


You can enhance your Cannexus14 experience by taking an optional pre-conference workshop. Choose among workshops with four of our most popular presenters and go in-depth on these topics:

  • Hope-Based Career Interventions, Dr Norman Amundson

  • Positive Psychology for Career Counsellors and Coaches, Louisa Jewell

  • Taking Your Career Counselling Services Online, Tannis Goddard

  • Present with Ease: Insights to Improve Your Communication Effectiveness, Eric Bergman

If you want to start your learning now, Virtual Cannexus offers online videos of top-rated sessions from past Cannexus conferences. This is a great way to access convenient and low-cost professional development for your whole team. Members of supporting organizations can purchase a full package for only $56.

Cannexus is presented by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) and supported by The Counselling Foundation of Canada with a broad network of supporting organizations.





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