We at The Career Development Association of PEI Inc. (CDA of PEI) would like to have you on board as a member.
Who we are
The CDA of PEI is a network of career professionals, career influencers, community partners, post-secondary institutions and individuals committed to providing leadership to strengthen career development programs and initiatives on PEI.
Where we work
The members of CDA of PEI attends to the lifelong career development needs of all citizens, and includes but is not limited to:
Employment Assistance Service Providers
Canada/PEI Labour Market Agreements funded organizations/agencies/employers
Labour Market Information Specialists
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture (in particular, SkillsPEI staff)
Industry Sector Councils / Associations staff
Department of Education, Public Schools Branch (Counsellors, Educators, Specialists)
Post-Secondary Education & Training (Educators)
Government of Canada funded organizations (Service Providers)
Overview of the latest accomplishments
Another year has gone by and our CDA of PEI executive members and committee members have accomplished many goals.
Fortunately, in 2021 CDA of PEI was able to offer another cohort of online training through Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF). Our Chair, Lisa Chiasson, also kept involved with plans for national certification.
“We are thrilled to have 28 people participating in 44 courses with this round of training so far and with a continuous intake,” says Lisa. “We will continue to offer a wage subsidy to those who qualify. If you or someone in your organization would like to still participate, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you registered as soon as possible.
“We currently have 15 Career Development Practitioners certified through New Brunswick Career Development Association,” says Lisa. “We are truly blessed to have this partnership and have been working hard on a certification process for CDPs on PEI and the time has finally come.”
In October 2021, three well-deserved post-secondary students received $500 each, and one of the recipients was profiled on the front page of The Employment Journey to celebrate Career Month.. To see the article, click here: Phyllis Pitre Bursary winner for 2021
We were also able to have our AGM in November 2020 and we established a new committee for 2021-22 and a committee to plan our 2021 Virtual Conference.
Our 2021 Virtual Conference was a huge success as a result of administrative guidance and technical support offered by UPEI, an incredible engaging lineup of speakers, and a creative and dedicated planning committee.
Membership benefits for 2022-23
We plan to hold our next annual conference in November 2022. The exact date is yet to be determined, and a survey is being produced to circulate to our present members to help make decisions on the date, location, topics, and possible speakers. We anticipate members will be able to attend for a discount registration fee but this is still in the planning phase. This is a huge task; therefore, a conference committee is being formed and partnerships are being pursued to hire a staff to help with the administration of the conference. More details to follow.
All members will be kept up to date on all local, regional, and national news in relations to the Career Development Profession through email and social media.
A portion of the CDA membership fees is used to fund our annual Phyllis Pitre Bursary. A committee is being formed to administer this years bursaries.
Training for Career Development Professionals is planned each year in partnership with CCDF and SkillsPEI, and membership is required to apply for this training. Our Chair Lisa Chaisson has been actively pursuing training opportunities for our members by working with partners provincially, regionally and nationally.
In addition to these exciting events, a current membership with the CDA of PEI is required to become eligible for Career Development Professional certification in New Brunswick. Many of our members now have their certification status because of training being offered through CDA of PEI partnerships.
Those of you who participated in Foundations, Ethical Practice and Theories in Career Development in 2021 and 2022 are eligible to apply for certification! You must have the required number of hours as well. Follow this link for more details.
We have a committee planning webinars and short-term additional training. Throughout the year, more information will become available to members who wish to participate.
To apply for 2022-23 CDA of PEI Membership
CDA of PEI’s 2021-22 Membership is available now and valid from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. The membership fee for the year is $65.
Complete the form below or contact Ethan Paquet, Membership Director at email@example.com for more information.
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