About Us

The Career Development Professional Centre initiative is a virtual hub where professionals working in the sector can engage in community learning and foundational training and come together to amplify the importance of the career development profession to the health and well-being of people, communities, and Canada.

The Canadian Career Development Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on advancing career development in Canada, leads the centre in partnership with MixtMode Consulting.

Canadian Career Development Foundation

CCDF is an internationally renowned organization with proven expertise in the field of career development. CCDF is a non-profit, project-based organization with a national Board of Governors, expert staff, and a global network of specialist Associates.

Incorporated in 1980, CCDF is a recognized leader in the areas of: 

  • Research: Creating a rigorous evidence-base for career and employment services to inform and strengthen policy and practice; 
  • Resource Development: Creating leading edge career programs, products, and tools that respond to client, practitioner and employer realities and priorities; 
  • Training: Developing and delivering accredited training to strengthen practitioners’ competence and promote innovation and excellence in practice; 
  • Service Capacity Building: Working with diverse partners to integrate career, community, economic and workforce development and to promote a strong service ecosystem; and 
  • Policy Consultation: Creating sustainable policy solutions that are informed by practice and research and aligned with the realities of the emergent labour market.

CCDF conducts projects that:

  • Prepare youth and adults distant from the labour market to enter the workforce, manage ongoing learning and successfully navigate career transitions;
  • Build the capacity of workers to manage their careers skillfully;
  • Address the barriers that impede under-represented groups from accessing and succeeding in learning and work opportunities;
  • Assist employers to create quality workplaces that maximize worker satisfaction and productivity;
  • Reintegrate adults entering or re-entering education/training or employment;
  • Help older workers to transition to alternative avenues for work, learning and/or community engagement.

CCDF leverages career development to enable Canadians to manage learning and work, acquire and enhance skills, seek/create employment, and access community services in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and changing world. Through this work, CCDF promotes positive health, social and economic outcomes for individuals, institutions, and communities. CCDF is proud to be leading the CDPC initiative.

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!