Have Your Say: National Consultations on the New Competency Model

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Invitation to Consult

CDPCBO (the Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario is inviting you to participate in consultations across the province on the new National Competency Model for Career Development Practitioners being developed.

The Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD), in partnership with the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF), is building on the strong foundation of the original Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners (S&Gs), and the work of the 3CD S&Gs Working Group and Certification Working Group, to implement a three year project to review and revitalize the S&G’s and develop a revised Career Development Professional Competency Framework.

The project began in September 2018 and will:

  • update and expand the S&Gs so that they reflect current and emergent practice in the career development field and include the full range of professionals doing career development work across diverse settings;
  • support the adoption and implementation of the new standards by career development professionals (CDPs), their employers, training providers and professional associations; and,
  • explore possibilities for stronger cohesion and professional mobility through a pan-Canadian approach to certification.

One of the aspects of this project is to consult with CDPs in the field. Your voice is needed to ensure that the new competency model is reflective of what CDPs do in their work. The consultations are for practitioners who have client-facing responsibilities (employer or worker clients).

There will be 3-hour consultations in 13 different locations across the province of Ontario. Each consultation is limited to 8-10 participants (first come, first served). Coffee and snacks will be provided. The smaller groupings will allow for hands on work in viewing and commenting on the competency model. All information and feedback gathered will be submitted to the national bodies for compilation with feedback from all provinces and territories.

NOTE: Please choose the appropriate ticket location and time for the session you wish to attend, especially those locations offering two sessions.

The following lists the various city and session options in chronological order:

October Activities

1. Ntl Consultation Session ~ Mississauga

Host: The Centre for Education and Training
Date and Time: Wednesday, 16 October 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Community Doors, 50 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Suite 300, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2

Paid Parking
From Hurontario: Go one street south of Burnhamthorpe Road West, turn right at Matthews Gate. At the stop sign, turn right on Enfield Place. On your left, you will see the parking booth, take the ramp going down and park in any of the empty spaces. More spaces are available in the underground lot, which will be open. Park in any of the spaces marked for Sussex.
From Burnhamthorpe Road West: Go past one street East of Kariya Drive, turn right at Sussex Gate. At first stop sign, turn right at Enfield Place. At the first driveway on your left, you will see the parking booth, proceed down the ramp as listed above.

2. Ntl Consultation Session ~ Toronto

Host: George Brown College, St. James Campus
Date and Time: Thursday, 24 October 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
200 King St. E., Toronto, ON M5A 3W8 (Jarvis and King E) 4th Floor Room 410A

3. Ntl Consultation Session ~ Windsor

Host: W5
Session 1: Tuesday, 29 October 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 2: Tuesday, 29 October 1:00 - 4:00 PM
1368 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, ON N8X 1J9

Paid Parking on site and across the street.

4. Ntl Consultation Session ~ London

Host: Goodwill Great Lakes
Session 1: Wednesday, 30 October 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 2:
Wednesday, 30 October 1:00 - 4:00 PM
255 Horton Street, London, ON N6B 1L1

November Activities

5. Ntl Consultation Session ~ Barrie

Host: Barrie Career Centre
Session 1: Wednesday, 6 November 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 2: Wednsday, 6 November 1:00 - 4:00 PM
320 Bayfield St, Barrie, ON L4M 3C2 Barrie Learning Ctr Rm 123

Parking onsite in the Bayfield Mall.

6. Ntl Consultation Session ~ Sudbury

Host: YMCA Emp. Services
Session 1: Thursday, 7 November 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 2: Thursday, 7 November 1:00 - 3:30 PM

10 Elm St #132, Sudbury, ON P3C 5N3

7. Ntl Consultation Session ~ Peterborough

Host: Employment Planning & Counselling
Session 1:
Tuesday, 12 November 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 2: Tuesday, 12 November 1:00 - 4:00 PM

418 Sheridan Street, Peterborough, ON K9H 3J9

There is some parking on-site, but more down the street in the courthouse parking lot for $3 per day.

8. Ntl Consultation Session ~ Durham

Host: John Howard
Date and Time: Thursday, 14 November 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
114 Dundas St. E, Whitby ON L1N 2H7

Parking onsite.

9. Ntl Consultation Session ~ Kitchener Waterloo

Host: Lutherwood at Lutherwood Village
Date and Time:
Tuesday, 19 November 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
139 Father Bauer Drive, Waterloo ON N2L 6L1

10. Ntl Consultation Session ~ Niagara

Host: YMCA of Niagara
Tentative Date and Time: Thursday, 21 November 1:00 - 3:30 PM
285 Bunting Rd. St.Catharines, ON L2M 7T9 Rooms 6&7

Limited onsite parking, Parking also available in the Walmart Plaza.

December Activities

11. Ntl Consultation Session – Markham

Host: Markham Welcome Centre
Date and Time:
Monday, 2 December 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8400 Woodbine Ave #102-103, Markham, ON L3R 4N7

Parking onsite.

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