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Canada Career Month is here
How does career development change everything?
Every November, Canadians from coast to coast to coast celebrate the importance of accessing meaningful work and all those who help us in build our preferred futures. Learn more.
Let's get to work...at MACD's annual conference
Resources for Indigenizing career development
Learn what Indigenizing career development is all about.
In a special issue of CareerWise Weekly, CERIC gathers a fantastic collection of resources about Indigenizing career development. Explore the resources.
Nominate someone for their outstanding achievement in career development
TakingITGlobal empowers young social innovators
Sprout Ideas Fellows receive career growth and skills development.
The benefits of career guidance
Investing in career guidance: The case for workers
Seven international organizations (OECD, WB, EC, CEDEFOP, ETF, ILO, UNESCO) have published a compelling leaflet about the benefits of providing career guidance to workers through national and lifelong approaches. Check it out for jam-packed value.
10 ways to celebrate National Indigenous History Month
How to advance truth and reconciliation year-round
Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals to campus
A great podcast for Pride Month
Join us at the 2023 RIA Conference!
McMaster University retirees give back
The right way to engage retirees.
Women-owned businesses are gaining ground
A new report finds significant and optimistic changes.
Webinar series on antisemitism and allyship strategies
Challenge Factory helps CERIC develop webinar series.
Congratulations, Humber College! SPARK wins a COPA
NIA reenvisions community role of postal workers
Making problems bigger sometimes makes them easier to solve.
The National Institute on Ageing released a report on how Canada can help more of our ageing population live in their own homes for longer: train postal workers to provide home and community care services. This type of creative job evolution shows how at-risk jobs might be transformed to solve bigger problems, for the betterment of workers and communities. Read the report.
CCDF to launch new Career Development Professional Centre
The Canadian Career Development Foundation consulted stakeholders across the career development sector.
The results are in! This year, the Career Development Professional Centre will launch as a virtual space that builds excellence and innovation in career and workforce development across Canada. Learn more.
A new documentary rethinks ageing
On February 6, Challenge Factory's Lisa Taylor will take part in a panel discussion following the Canadian premiere of "Your Hundred Year Life."
Talk careers with us over coffee
Coffee & Careers is our monthly online drop-in with Challenge Factory’s career development leaders.
Let’s tackle the messiness of today’s workforce and career challenges together. Every month, we spend a virtual hour in guided, casual conversation about a trending work theme. Coffee & Careers is open to all Workforce Architecture subscribers. To join us, learn more and subscribe.
A year of LMI leadership
The Labour Market Information Council has forged partnerships and fostered an innovative, accessible, and high-quality LMI ecosystem in Canada.
We’re thrilled to be a part of it. Catch up on all of LMIC’s accomplishments and impact in 2022. Read their sleek, reader-friendly annual report.
November is Canada Careers Month
This month, we're celebrating Canada Careers Month—and, for the first time ever, Global Careers Month.
Encore.org is now CoGenerate
“There’s never been a more critical—or more promising—time to reach across the generational divide and work together for change.”
Soldiers in Tech is open for applicants
The Roland Gossage Foundation, True Patriot Love, and Lighthouse Labs are teaming up on this powerhouse program.
Veterans and their spouses looking to upskill or reskill can have 100% of their training covered by the new Soldiers in Tech program. Choose from a number of career-driven bootcamps and workshops, including coding, cyber security, data science, and web development. Learn more or apply.
McMaster invests in a new generation of leaders
Challenge Factory has been working with McMaster University since 2017.
We couldn’t be happier to hear they’re launching Canada’s most comprehensive leadership college with a $50 million gift. The new program will help prepare young leaders to tackle a range of challenges in civic engagement and leadership through coursework and experiential learning with public and private sector leaders.
Calling all Veteran entrepreneurs
Be part of IWSCC's Project VENT.
Checking in with jobseekers and employers across Canada
How is it out there?
Challenge Factory’s own Ali Breen shared what we’re seeing in the labour market, for jobseekers and employers alike, on CBC’s Cross Country Checkup, Canada’s only phone-in show broadcasting live from coast to coast to coast. She interacted with Canadians in communities across the country who are questioning current job search and hiring challenges. Listen or watch here.
IRPP launches The Functionary newsletter
Stay up-to-date about what's ticking inside the federal government.
The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) and Accenture Fellow Kathryn May have launched The Functionary, a newsletter all about the federal public service. Challenge Factory often works with public sector organizations, and this is a fantastic resource on the Canadian government’s changing workplace. Sign up here.
NIA and Challenge Factory connect on workplace ageism
The National Institute on Ageing welcomes Lisa Taylor.
We’re so happy for Lisa Taylor, Challenge Factory’s President, to be joining the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) as an Associate Fellow! She is the only fellow focused on work, employment, and lifelong community engagement. Keep an eye out for Lisa representing the NIA at major symposia, responding to work-related queries from media, and using this fellowship to advance her own research and advocacy. Read more on Global News.
Congratulations, True Patriot Love!
The Invictus Games are coming back to Canada.
What a win for Canada and True Patriot Love! Alongside Canadians across the country, we’re celebrating the return of the Invictus Games to Canada in 2025. They will be the most accessible to date and, for the first time, incorporate winter adaptive sports. Here’s to the hard work and dedication of True Patriot Love, the Governments of Canada and British Columbia, and the First Nations in Vancouver and Whistler.
Talking the Great Resignation with Charity Village
Is the Great Resignation real? Is it impacting the Canadian nonprofit sector?
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