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 Executive Members and Committee Members are celebrating a year well done. In review:
In 2022, we provided a cohort of training and 44 courses were completed by members with training through the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF). We have also worked to allow our members to receive Certification to become Career Development Professionals, which can now be obtainedwith New Brunswick as a result of a partnership we have formed.
In 2023, we have begun planning with SkillsPEI to provide further training for 2023. We are also working on other training that we hope will become available in June but more information will follow.
In October 2022 we celebrated two well-deserved post-secondary students working to make their career plans and dreams come true by awarding them with the Phyllis Pitre Bursary for Adult Learners, each in the amount of $750. You can read their incredible and inspiring stories here.
While we did not have our annual conference, our AGM in November offered a chance to hear from two guest speakers, Louise Poirier from Neil Squire Society, who spoke about their Digital Literacy Program that is helping enable Islanders living with a disability, and Lori Johnston from Workplace Learning PEI, who talked about the ADAPT (Accommodating learning Disabilities to Accelerate Performance and Thrive) Program, which provides Island employers and workers with free access to a suite of virtual services to screen for, diagnose, and support learning disabilities in the workplace.
During our AGM, our then-Chair and Training Coordinator, Lisa Chaisson, announced she was stepping down from her position after a long tenure with many accomplishments. Assistant Treasurer/Communications Gloria Welton assumed the role of Acting Chair, and then-Secretary Kim McCourt was voted into the role of Training Coordinator, to lead us toward a successful new year.
With this change came several vacancies on our committees, which we are considering to be volunteer opportunities for our members to find a meaningful, collaborative experience where they can have their voices heard as they work to grow awareness of the importance of the career development field on PEI.
Membership benefits for 2023-24
A chance to grow with the Association: We are currently recruiting members to volunteer with our committees. These exciting opportunities provide members with a meaningful, collaborative experience where they can have their voice heard as they help to grow the awareness of Career Development on PEI
Members will be kept up to date on all local, regional, and national news concerning the Career Development Profession
A portion of membership fees will be used for our annual Phyllis Pitre Bursary, which awards adult learners working towards completing a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree
2023 Training for Career Development Professionals is in the planning phase in partnership with CCDF and SkillsPEI. Membership is required to apply for this training.
We have a committee planning lunch and learns, webinars and additional short-term training. Throughout the year, more information will become available to members who wish to participate.
To apply for 2023-24 CDA of PEI Membership
CDA of PEI’s 2023-24 Membership is available now and valid from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. 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.
Want to become a Member of the CDA of PEI? Download and complete Registration Form below!