Cannexus23 Exhibitor Showcase

Cannexus features an exhibitor showcase of organizations who offer programs, products and services of interest to career development professionals. Some will be exhibiting in-person, others virtually and some both ways (hybrid). Have a look at our Cannexus23 exhibitors to see how they can support you in your work!

Agilec is one of the largest employment service, career transition, and vocational rehabilitation providers in Ontario. We offer a fast, sustainable approach to those we serve, helping them move forward and succeed. The very human way in which we operate remains the core of our business and is integral to our mission of helping people and organizations develop their potential. (hybrid)

The Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society (AWES) is a non-profit organization that specializes in the research and development of Essential Skills/Skills for Success training opportunities. We create customized skills training solutions for organizations, employers, and practitioners that integrate literacy, language, and various workplace concepts. Taking a client-focused and learner-centred approach, we create skills development training that is fully contextualized. We believe this is the key to successful learning for any topic, whether it be workplace safety, leadership or employment. (hybrid), powered by HIEC, is a non-profit social enterprise offering programs and services that support skilled trades pathways and remove barriers to apprenticeship. The organization works with job seekers as they prepare for and find skilled trades jobs, and supports small, medium and large employers as they hire the skilled workers they need to grow their businesses. (hybrid)

Calgary Economic Development is an opportunity-maker, helping to spark Calgary’s economic growth and diversification. Our job is to connect people with resources to help them grow their careers or businesses, thrive in new locations or markets, and feel at home in our welcoming and inclusive community. Connect with us to find out how we can collaborate to connect talent to limitless opportunities in Calgary. (hybrid)

For over 40 years, the Canadian Career Development Foundation has been promoting excellence in career and workforce development. As champions of evidence-based policy and practice, we partner with the sector to conduct cutting-edge research, develop innovative programs, tools and resources, and leverage the power of career development to build better careers, happier lives, more productive workplaces and healthier communities. (hybrid)

The Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity (CCYP) identifies and addresses gaps preventing young people from working and living in purpose and prosperity. CCYP collaborates with Canada’s employment ecosystem players; employers, service providers, governments and institutions committed to equitably serving all young people. CCYP amplifies and strives for Actionable Intelligence, Knowledge Mobilization, Convening and Connecting. (in-person)

CDPCBO, the Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario, is a not-for-profit organization that assesses and certifies CDPs in Ontario with the designation, CCDP. Our mandate is to raise the profile and standard for the career development profession in Ontario, advocate for the profession and provide professional development to CDPs across the province. (in-person)

CERIC is a charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development, in order to increase the economic and social well-being of Canadians. It funds projects to develop innovative resources that build the knowledge and skills of diverse career and employment professionals. CERIC also annually hosts Cannexus, Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference, publishes the country’s only peer-reviewed journal, Canadian Journal of Career Development, and runs the CareerWise / OrientAction websites, providing the top career development news and views. (hybrid)

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada), is the lead organization for work-integrated learning in Canada. CEWIL partners with post-secondary institutions, community members, employers, government and students to champion work-integrated learning (WIL). Since 1973, CEWIL Canada members from across the country have worked in partnership to develop resources to promote the highest quality of post-secondary WIL programs. This is achieved through a national forum of WIL practitioners by establishing national standards and promoting the value of post-secondary WIL and by delivering opportunities for learning and sharing of exemplary practices. (hybrid)

Make A Change Canada is an accredited, registered Canadian charity and a certified educational institution. We provide persons with disabilities and those facing other barriers to employment with the IT skills training, business coaching, and employment and job search assistance they need to thrive in today’s dynamic job market. Our programs are 100% online and available across Canada. (hybrid)

Devant: We prepare international students for career success in Canada.
Since 2019, we have helped thousands of international students and alumni across the country to successfully showcase their skills and experiences in the Canadian job market. We do this via online career development events such as industry expert panels, professional webinars, live Q&As, AI-driven virtual hiring expos, 1:1 support, and more. (in-person)
The Career Development Professional Centre is dedicated to supporting the career development profession. It is a home for the sector’s professional standards and code of ethics, provides foundational training on the art and science of delivering quality career services, promotes connection and exchange through its professional community, and advances the evidence-base and advocacy to extend our field’s reach and impact.

Discover Year is a one-year life and career skills program that helps young adults better understand what they want and build the skills they need to go out and get it. Our students build stronger self-awareness, confidence, communication skills and resilience. They achieve these results through essential skills workshops, work terms, travel, mentorship and coaching, and community service. (hybrid)

DO what you love. Douglas College provides career professionals with cutting-edge training as Essential Skills Facilitators and Career Development Professionals. We are recognized leaders at delivering Indigenous and trauma-informed training for CDPs both in communities and online. Connect with us to design customized training for your organization, with fully online, virtual hybrid and in person delivery options available across Canada. (virtual)

Employment & Social Development Canada’s Occupational & Skills Information System (OaSIS) is an interactive website that provides detailed information on the skills, abilities and other work characteristics required for each occupation in Canada. The OaSIS offers over 240 competency descriptors for approximately 900 occupational profiles, available to the user through a variety of search functions. (hybrid)

The future of work requires all interventions to support the development of social and emotional skills, incorporated federally in the Skills for Success. The Employability Skills Assessment Tool (ESAT) provides a process and online supports for the assessment and development of these crucial skills. (in-person)

The ERS is an online self-assessment tool for clients and students that identifies their strengths and challenges in becoming employment ready. It assesses an individual’s readiness to enter or re-enter the workforce with 80% predictable accuracy. It measures progress after interventions, and provides you with comprehensive roll-up reports for program planning, evaluation and grant submissions. (hybrid)

First Work is a leading membership organization bringing together providers of youth programming and employment services, business leadership, academia, and government to develop and advance solutions for youth employment. Our membership community shapes our work and positions us as the bridge between the gap of young people and employment opportunities. (hybrid)

The Future Skills Centre (FSC) is a forward-thinking centre for research and collaboration, driving innovation in skills development to prepare Canadians for the future of work. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program, the Future Skills Centre draws on the evidence generation, research, and knowledge mobilization expertise of our consortium members Blueprint, The Conference Board of Canada, and Toronto Metropolitan University (including the Diversity Institute and Magnet).” (hybrid)

The Government of Canada’s International Experience Canada (IEC) program manages youth mobility arrangements that allow Canadian youth, aged 18-35, to obtain a work permit to work and travel in over 30 partner countries and foreign territories for up to two years, depending on country-specific requirements. IEC facilitates reciprocal work and travel opportunities meaning youth citizens from these countries may also come to Canada to do the same, allowing youth domestically and internationally to develop both personally and professionally. (hybrid)

The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) is a not-for-profit organization established to identify and implement strategies that improve the timeliness, reliability and accessibility of labour market information (LMI) in Canada. At Cannexus ’23, LMIC will be joined by myBlueprint and the School of Counselling and Guidance at Université Laval to showcase new digital LMI tools for career practitioners and LMIC’s Data Hub. (hybrid)

Magnet is Canada’s only Digital Community Workforce System. Based out of Toronto Metropolitan University, Magnet brings together technologies, creating an ever-evolving digital solution, that inclusively connects organizations and businesses with talent and opportunities. (hybrid)

The Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA) is a not-for-profit professional organization with approximately 800 members from across the province. The NSCDA’s goal is to strengthen the role of the career development profession within Nova Scotia by providing both guidance and the tools to ensure members can maximize their potential. The NSCDA does this by providing members with an RPL-Based Certification Program, career development and training opportunities, networking events and a highly anticipated annual conference. (hybrid)

Pink Pigs Fly helps individuals and organizations leverage the power of creativity to drive innovation and increase impact.Through customized programs we focus on developing and sustaining creative mindsets, creative thinking skills and processes, creativity practices, and work environments and cultures that foster and facilitate creativity. We believe focusing on deliberate creativity is the answer to thriving during turbulent and changing times. (hybrid)

Despite their drive, determination and capability, Canada’s youth will soon find it increasingly difficult to navigate and succeed in an ever-evolving job market. Along with our youth-focused partners, RBC® is focusing our capabilities, assets and resources to ensure youth have greater access to skills development, networking opportunities and work experience. Because when Canada’s youth succeed, we all succeed. RBC Future Launch. Empowering youth for the jobs of today
and tomorrow.(hybrid)

Proud of its rich heritage, Saint Paul University has evolved into an institution who focuses primarily on the multiple facets of human experience. In addition to our founding disciplines—canon law, philosophy and theology—we offer courses in social communication, social innovation, transformative leadership, counselling and psychotherapy, public ethics, conflict studies and human relations and spirituality. (in-person)

The Challenge Cards, created by SparkPath, help students explore real-world challenges, instead of limiting themselves to job titles. Launched in 2017, there are now over 25,000 decks of cards in use around the world. Visit our both to experience the Challenge Cards yourself! You will learn why +100 schools, higher education institutions and non-profits use the Challenge Cards. (hybrid)

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) provides continuing education and professional development, as well as online programming. We are committed to offering quality, relevant courses and programs, along with customized training solutions, and services that lead to personal and organizational growth and development. Our mission is to develop and deliver innovative, transformative programming for learners of all ages and all backgrounds. (hybrid)

Connect. Learn. Share. Join representatives of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA) to find out more about membership, our Online Learning Academy and other learning opportunities such as webinars and conferences. (in-person)

Youth Employment Services (YES) is the Canadian youth employment training, programming and job placement leader, serving tens of thousands annually with an 83% success rate. As part of HSBC Career Accelerator, YES’ national knowledge transfer and training program, YES empowers youth-serving organizations across the country through free Future Skills and Financial Literacy and Inclusion resources, training and support. (in-person)