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Building excellence and innovation in career and workforce development

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

Connect with your peers and discover new learning opportunities at the Career Development Professional Centre!

The Career Development Professional Centre supports the community of career professionals by offering:

Training on a reimagined career development process that is aligned with our emergent labour market and grounded in the realities of frontline practice.

Access to a social learning community, facilitating ongoing exchange and learning with colleagues across the country.

Connection to our professional standards and competencies, code of ethics, and links to national certification.

A central calendar of sector-wide professional training opportunities available across the country.

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If you work in career and workforce development services, the Career Development Professional Centre is your home for in-person and virtual opportunities to connect with others working in the field and to access free training on career development in our emergent labour market.

Learn, exchange, and grow – share your ideas for improving practice, try out new skills, connect with other professionals in the field, and discover new ways to help clients navigate the future of work.

If you work in career/workforce development, the CDPC is for you.

Canada’s career development sector is filled with vibrant and talented professionals who are committed to helping individuals and employers thrive. The work you do is complex and vitally important to those you serve, their families, communities, and Canada as a whole. The Career Development Professional Centre is devoted to supporting you in this work by providing professional development, access to a social learning community, and much more.

Career development happens in so many places and is offered by so many people! The Centre supports the work of:

Career Development Professional Centre

Help us cultivate a community we all enjoy by reviewing and following the Code of Conduct.  

Our Purpose  

Thank you for being a part of the online CDPC social learning community. To ensure that all members have the best possible experience, we have a few ground rules that we ask everyone to adhere to. This code of conduct applies equally to every person in the community and is intended to foster an online space that is inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all. 

Community Rules 

Be welcoming 

We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. We aim to create and facilitate a community that promotes excellence and innovation in career and workforce development. Please extend respect to all members; we all come from different backgrounds and levels of knowledge and there is no such thing as a stupid question. 

Be respectful 

We won’t all agree all the time, but when we disagree don’t let those disagreements turn into personal attacks. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened will not be a productive one. Instead, when having discussions in the online community, create productive conversations around the content being presented, not the person behind the content. Any post that is determined to be “hate speech” towards any individual or group will be deleted, and the user account may be locked until an investigation regarding the post has been concluded. The user may be given a written warning or removed from the CPDC community platform depending on the findings of the investigation.  

Hate Speech could include and is not limited to:  

  • Violent threats or language directed against another person 
  • Discriminatory jokes, language, or materials 
  • Defamatory or abusive language or materials 
  • Profane or illegal materials 
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior 

A good rule of thumb is to never post anything that you wouldn’t be comfortable with the world seeing or that you wouldn’t want anyone knowing came from you. We ask that you keep in mind the focus of this community, which is building excellence and innovation in career and workforce development for all individuals.  

Be considerate of the purpose of the community 

This community will be focused on building excellence and discussing innovation in the career and workforce development field. The goal of this community is to communicate goals, challenges, constructive feedback, and questions in relation to career and workforce development. The community should be a place for continued learning and development as well as a place to discuss the future of our field (solicitation without written consent by the Project or Advisory team, is strictly prohibited). Any post that is determined to be soliciting any individual or group will be deleted, and the user account may be locked until an investigation regarding the post has been concluded. The user may be given a written warning or removed from the CPDC community platform depending on the findings of the investigation. 

Post your discussions or documents in the most appropriate group or topic 

Make reasonable efforts to ensure that posts and materials are allocated to the appropriate group or topic. This will prevent cluttering the community and make it easier for everyone to find the information that they are seeking. Individuals who do this repeatedly will be contacted by one of the group admins and asked to follow these guidelines.  

Privacy and Release of Information  

CDPC-CEDC will not release your information to any third-party agencies.  

Group Admins 

There are four group admins who are available to you. Below are their names and their spoken language. 

Heather Powell | Anglophone 

Gabrielle St-Cyr | Francophone/Anglophone 

Florence Desrochers | Francophone/Anglophone

Muriel Andoblé-Yao | Francophone

Thank you and welcome to the CDPC Community!