Exploring Indigenous Career Development at Cannexus21 Virtual Conference
Cannexus is Canada’s bilingual Conference on Career Development, promoting the exchange of information and exploring innovative approaches in career counselling and career development. Cannexus21 will be virtual, taking place January 25 & 27 and February 1 & 3. If you provide education, training or employment programs to Indigenous students or clients, you will find much of interest.
Among the 150 education sessions, there are many presentations that focus on working with Indigenous peoples, including:
- Fostering Positive Indigenous Community Engagement with Purpose with Trina Maher, President & CEO Bridging Concepts
This session will share Indigenous partnership worldview concepts and practical advice to help agencies engage with Indigenous organizations.
- Trauma and Resilience: A Career Professional’s Guide with Seanna Quressette, Owner, Creating Intentional Change and Catherine Hajnal, Grief Educator, Life Fundamentals
Participants will identify what constitutes trauma and learn practices to expand resilience, and foster safety, belonging and possibility for any client.
- Skills and Leadership Development: Opportunities for Indigenous Youth with Tanya Tulus, Program Advisor, International Experience Canada and Michele Young-Crook, President, National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association
Discuss activities for Indigenous youth to empower themselves and prepare for an evolving workforce through international experience, including financial literacy.
- Feeding the Spirit: Indigenous Women, Career and Mental Health with Kathy Offet-Gartner, Counsellor/Associate Professor, Mount Royal University
This session explores how an Indigenous women’s group feeds the physical, emotional, spiritual, academic and career spirits of attendees.
- Opening the Path for Indigenous People with Disabilities with Shannahn McInnis, Senior Researcher, CRISPESH and Rose-Anne Gosselin, Training Co-ordinator, First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec
Learn from research with 20 First Nations in Quebec about barriers faced by people with disabilities and gain training tools to promote an Indigenized perspective on inclusion.
- Aboriginal Peoples Employment Program: A Pathway to Reconciliation with Rodney Hester, Manager, Aboriginal Peoples Employment Program, Indigenous Services Canada
Regarded as a model program, hear how APEP is increasing Aboriginal workforce representation and Indigenous cultural competence within a federal department.
Three incredible keynotes – Future of Work Executive Advisor Zabeen Hirji, Simon Fraser University Professor Kris Magnusson & Olympian Perdita Felicien – have been announced plus the full preliminary program is now available. All sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing for an entire year – so you don’t miss anything and can view them at your convenience. Plus, take advantage of a Virtual Exhibitor Showcase and extensive online networking opportunities at Cannexus.
Attendees gather at a previous Cannexus National Career Development Conference. The annual conference – which is virtual for 2021 – examines career and employment issues, including for First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada.
Cannexus is presented by CERIC with a broad network of 38 supporting organizations, including the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres and Ontario Native Education Counselling Association. Members of Cannexus supporting organizations as well as groups of 5 or more benefit from a 25% discount on registration. You can also save by registering by the November 12 Early Bird deadline.
For more information and to register for Cannexus, visit https://cannexus.ceric.ca/.