Watch these various video testimonials and clips from Cannexus throughout the years.
" For the past few years (pre-COVID), our department funded one to two people to attend the Cannexus conference, and when they returned they gave the whole team a brief 'recap' of their learning. This year, we decided to prioritize funding our whole team to attend Cannexus virtually and do a group registration. We are a seven-person team and this is a great professional development opportunity for all of us."
“I took advantage of the cost-effective price because as a student, it is important to take advantage of all possible learning opportunities to establish new connections with seasoned professionals. In these conferences we learn about the trends and developments in the field of career counselling and what better way than to take advantage of the reduced pricing available to me as a student. I urge all students to take advantage of these special promotions and attend these conferences.”
“I am very impressed with how accessible it was! It was one of the most accessible conferences I have ever attended and as someone with an invisible disability, it was incredibly refreshing to see an organization strive so hard for inclusivity.”
“Cannexus is a way to recharge, reassess, reengage and reignite our love for career development in Canada. Feeling the gathering of like minds, coming together as a community around a central theme is something I had no idea I needed until coming to Cannexus20. Looking forward to taking the pilgrimage to Ottawa again next year to connect!”
“I like most about Cannexus is being surrounded by other individual that are passionate about helping others in figuring out their career paths while approaching it & pairing it with other strengths & perspectives. It was empowering & motivating experience for me to be a part of such a wonderful movement.”
“Cannexus20 was a great event packed with informative presentations and it allowed for meaningful connections with colleagues in the career development field. It was an energetic and engaging event. Looking forward to Cannexus21.”
“This is one of the best conferences I’ve been to! So very well organized and welcoming! It was such a rewarding experience, being a presenter and an attendee. The connections that were made were all very valuable and helpful not only for my work but also personally. Thank you!”
“It is a rare opportunity to be with so many others with the same passion for career development. I am excited to try some of the ideas presented and believe they will provide a solution to some of the challenges we face in our centre.”
“Cannexus is the one place where I can get out of my day-to-day box of service delivery and focus on the issues and ideas which brought me into the profession more than 20 years ago.”
“Cannexus20 was very interesting, motivating and inspirational. The presenters are amazing and knowledgeable. The group sessions are just as moving. As a whole, all of the aspects of this conference are beneficial and educational. I strongly recommend it to everyone who is either in career development or career counselling.”
“I am so thankful to CERIC and the Cannexus team for putting together a superb National Career Development Conference where career pros from across Canada can get together, mingle, learn, grow and make truly meaningful long-lasting friendships.”
“Thank you for the opportunity to present at the Cannexus conference. I think you really put on a great event and I heard nothing but positive remarks from delegates.”
“Cannexus offers a national conversation on what’s current – and what’s coming – for career development. It’s a dialogue you won’t find anywhere else. I attend Cannexus to connect with colleagues and fellow practitioners, build linkages across a range of sectors, and to further strategic partnerships. Cannexus20 was practical, informative, thought-provoking and inspiring. Thank you for building a conference that is an important part of professional growth for our team.”
“Cannexus offers the best place and time to connect and network with the movers and shakers of the career development sector.”
"Cannexus allowed me to enhance the resources in my own personal ‘tool kit’ to improve our community footprint and impact the lives of our program participants."
"Outstanding… very professionally executed. As a first timer, I was welcomed by all warmly. The enthusiasm of the delegates was contagious and all the staff were professional and helpful. I am originally from a different sector and this was my first conference in career development. I will certainly recommend it to others."
“Cannexus21 is going to be a wonderful opportunity to hear and learn from industry leaders. As a full-time student of the Career Development Practitioner program, I am grateful for the discounted rate which allows me to attend and take advantage of growing my knowledge in the field. An added bonus is that the conference is virtual, making it more flexible and easier to join. I am especially looking forward to connecting with like-minded individuals and love the idea of peer-to-peer matchmaking.”
“As a first timer I found the conference to be a great way to connect with my colleagues from around Canada and to see and hear what challenges they face as well as commonalities in our work. Sessions were engaging and informative and I came back to work with a sense of renewal.”
“The warm welcome by all Canadians at the conference and the diversity of conference participants made this a memorable conference.”
“As a first timer at Cannexus, I was worried about making meaningful connections. What I learned from the smaller group sessions and the larger keynote speakers is absolutely invaluable, and I was able to utilize key concepts in my practice the day after the conference. This is a must-attend conference for any professionals in the career development field!”
“The atmosphere was fantastic. There were a lot of people who were there to learn. They were willing to listen, learn, but also to teach and share their knowledge.”
"Cannexus offers amazing opportunities to connect with Canadian and international colleagues, stay current and share recent research or discuss emerging concerns."
“Best conference I have attended in the past few years! Beautiful city, amazing venue and super high-quality sessions that were relevant and forward-looking.”
“This was my first Cannexus conference and I was deeply impressed by the quality of the keynotes, the sessions and the venue itself. I have gained a broader perspective on the key topics our field is preoccupied with across the country. It was eye-opening, intellectually stimulating and great fun! Thank you!”
“As a first-timer, Cannexus20 exceeded my expectations. The face-to-face contact with presenters, participants, exhibitors and speakers provided for a professional development and networking opportunity that went beyond the typical format. There was appropriate balance of content for both new and seasoned professionals as well as a spectrum of topics bringing together various levels of stakeholders in the field.”
“Cannexus provides a platform for career development practitioners, policy-makers and employment innovators to engage, to learn and to share. Consider attending to build new relationships and explore what is happening in strengthening career development field across Canada.”
“Such a great selection of sessions and workshops! Wish I could have been in two places at once.”
“Cannexus is a platform to connect with other career practitioners on a national level… to expand your knowledge and find solutions to challenges your organization might be facing on a local level.”
“This has been the 5th time I have attended the conference, including having 4-5 of my staffing team attend as well. The information has been invaluable for both professional & personal development of myself and team members. The variety of workshops/topics is refreshing, practical and useful. The venue is also superb and easy to access. Thank you once again for putting on such an amazing conference.”
“The name says it: Connect Us! Best place in North America to learn, share and connect with career development.”
"I liked feeling part of a large, thoughtful, compassionate community that is making a difference in the world."
“Top-notch learning and networking experience………unparalleled. By far the best use of our staff development dollars! Highly recommend the Cannexus experience to my colleagues in the field of training, employment, skills development and career services professionals! Allows organizations and their staff team to see how their work fits in a national and international context….which is crucial!”