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KEYNOTE

TERRY SMALL  "THE BRAIN GUY"

Keynote: 9am Thursday
Breakout Session: 10:30am Thursday
Terry Small, B.Ed., M.A., is a master teacher and Canada's leading learning skills specialist. He is the author of the Brain Bulletin with over 34,000 subscribers worldwide.
Terry has presented on the brain for over 33 years to organizations around the world.. His knowledge, warmth, humour and dynamic presentation style have made him a much sought-after speaker at workshops and conferences. Terry often appears on TV, radio, and in the press. He recently appeared on BCTV, Global, CKNW and Student Success. He has presented his ideas to over 266,000 people in 23 countries on 5 continents.
His clients include IBM, TEDx, Ford, IMD, JTI, UBS, Hitachi, Bayer, Bosch, CRA, RCMP, Telus, and many schools and universities. His presentations are engaging, humorous, practical, and all based on the latest brain science.
 


KEYNOTE

LISA TAYLOR

Keynote:  9am Friday
Breakout Session: 10:30am Friday
Lisa Taylor is a sought-after expert, speaker, and columnist on today’s changing world of work. As President of Challenge Factory and the Centre for Career Innovation, Lisa offers invaluable leadership and insights about the Future of Work—with a focus on how talent equity, demographics, the freelance economy, and new market dynamics present opportunities to gain strategic workforce and career advantage.
After receiving her MBA in Strategic Management and Public Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Lisa held progressive roles at Deloitte and Hewlett-Packard. In 2014, Lisa was recognized by the Urban Land Institute as one of Canada's Top 100 Women for her work in leadership, employment, and city building. She was also recognized by the Career Professionals of Canada as their 2015 Outstanding Career Leader. 
With a successful career in the corporate sector under her belt, Lisa realized that she wanted to focus full-time on shaping the Future of Work and Canada’s approach to career development. She founded Challenge Factory and the Centre for Career Innovation to make her passion a reality, and quickly got to work helping her clients find creative solutions to today’s most pressing career and workforce challenges. A key part of Lisa’s success is her ability to blend together a variety of disciplines—including scientific inquiry, career and identity theory, and military crisis management—to craft powerful messages about self-determination and the best pathways through crisis, disruption, and uncertainty. 
Lisa is the author of The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work, The Canadian Guide to Hiring Veterans, Career Development and the Future of Work: A Conversation Guide, and the Retain and Gain series of career management playbooks for small businesses and non-profits and charities. Her expertise is widely recognized in The Globe and Mail, The Wall Street Journal, CBC, TVO, and other major outlets. 


 


AKUSOA ALAGNARATNAM 

Session: CCCBET: Employment Service Provider Cross-Canada Update
1:30 pm Thursday 

First work 

Akosua is the Executive Director of First Work. Prior to joining the organization, Akosua worked as a senior public affair professional, primarily focused on policy affecting marginalized communities and youth. During her tenure with the Provincial Minister of Children and Youth Services, Akosua led multiple agencies, as well as frontline staff, to advocate for marginalized youth. With over six years of experience in government, combined with seen years as the board representative for the Region of Peel Women’s Centre – Interim Place, Akosua is an established driver of effective policy-making, communications, public and government affairs, and community engagement. Akosua currently sits on the council of the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity and on the board of Canadian Coalition of Community-Based Employability Training


Al-Karim Chatur

Session: Interventions and their impact on employability - a review of BC data from the ERS 
3:00 pm Thursday

ERS Scale Inc.

AlKarim is a Director at ERS Scale Inc. Al-Karim is an expert data analyst and marketing executive. Prior to joining ERSI, he was the President of Eztia, a private enterprise operating across Canada. AlKarim has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.










Annette Borrows

Session: The New World of Work Options For People With Disabilities 
3:00 pm Thursday
Delta Community Living Society, Community Futures South Fraser & ILS 
Annette Borrows has been serving people with disabilities towards employment for the past 21 years.  Her experience ranges from working with people that have a mental health lived experience, those with complex mobility concerns and supporting people with developmental disabilities and autism. Annette has a degree in Adult Education and has also written and facilitates the Supported Employment Specialist Series. She has spearheaded and written content for Canada’s National Supported Employment Best Practices found at www.employmentforall.ca. 
Annette is the president of CASE (Canadian Association for Supported Employment). All of her efforts are focused towards employment equity for people with disabilities. Annette works as an Employment Strategy Manager for Inclusion Langley Society, Delta Community Living Society and Community Futures of the South Fraser.




Beth Hurst

Session: An Engaged Team: Growing Leadership from Within
10:30 am Friday
Kootenay Employment Services. 
Beth was born and raised in the UK where she worked extensively in recruitment and service industries before entering the corporate world. Roles in both risk and project management further developed her passion for helping others to become the best version of themselves and inevitably her career led to corporate education and training. Following her move to Canada in early 2011, Beth took a career break to homeschool her grade 1 daughter through to grade 6, a move which led to a 2-year, 100,000km road schooling adventure around North America which took in Western Canada, Yukon, Alaska, 19 of the lower 48 US states and an extended stay in Baja, Mexico. Beth owns and operates a private training provider and consultancy with her husband Mark and is a federally certified firearms instructor. She lives in the beautiful Creston Valley where she works primarily as a Program Coordinator for Kootenay Employment Services.



CARRIE AXTEN

Session: CCCBET: Employment Service Provider Cross-Canada Update
1:30 pm Thursday 
Prospect Human Services Society
Carrie is the Senior Manager, Employment Services 

 

CHRISTIAN SAINT CYR

Session: BC Labour Market Report Update
3:00 pm Thursday
BC Labour Market Report
Over the past twenty years, Christian Saint Cyr has established himself as a leading British Columbia expert on job search and the province’s labour market. As publisher of the British Columbia and Ontario Labour Market Reports, Christian advises thousands of career professionals nation-wide and regularly works with representatives of business, education and government on developing proactive solutions to labour market challenges. As director of Labour Market Online and author of the BC Job Search Guide, Christian has developed a dynamic understanding of effective job search and the varied needs of local employers. This unique experience has established Christian as a well respected public speaker and media commentator on employment and labour market related topics.






DEBORAH BROMLEY

Session: “Homegrown” – Leading in a Progressive Learning Environment while Nurturing Growth from Within
10:30 am Thursday
ETHOS Career Management Group
Deborah is President & CEO of ETHOS, having worked in the industry for over 30 years and ETHOS for 20 years. She has been employed in government, non-profit and for-profit organizations in program development and delivery, as Career Practitioner, Program Officer, Executive Director and CEO. She is also a graduate of the Self-Employment Program.   Deborah leads the ETHOS Team, including over 80 staff and subcontractors. She has been the visionary and driving force behind many innovative initiatives, including R&D, the Learning, Innovation and Technology Team and development of ETHOS as a Learning Organization.   Deborah has a BA in Administration and Commerce (HR Specialization) from Western, a Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management from UVIC and is currently enrolled in the Online Learning and Teaching (Graduate) Diploma and Masters Program at VIU. Through her training, Deborah has studied and subsequently put into place, the “Creation and Sustainment of a Learning Organization”. 


 




eTAb SaaD

Session: Customized Employment: Using Modified Approaches for Newcomer Success
1:30 pm Friday
MOSAIC
Etab has worked in the Employment Services Sector for 7 years, with over 17 years of international experience. She currently manages employer relations and business development at MOSAIC. She holds an MBA degree in Leadership.


Faith Dempster

Session: BC Construction Association's Free National and Provincial Workforce Development Programs for Professionals, Tradespeople and Newcomers to Canada
1:30 pm Tursday
BC Construction Association
Faith Dempster, Director of Workforce Development for the BC Construction Association, currently manages the BCCA’s LNG Connect program, CGL Connect program, and the Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP), where she has worked since the program’s early days in 2009. Having previously worked in the skilled trades as a Welder-Fabricator and Heavy Equipment Operator, Faith is well-versed in BC’s construction industry and apprenticeship process. She has a solid understanding of the unique challenges both job seekers and employers face when it comes to recruitment in this field. In her 11 years at STEP, Faith has worked with her team to place hundreds of job seekers into trades and construction employment positions across the province, and today continues with her mission of making apprenticeships more accessible to British Columbians, especially those in equity-seeking groups.


 


Heather Rolin

Session: Interventions and their impact on employability - a review of BC data from the ERS 
3:00 pm Thursday
Goshen Consulting LTD. 
Heather Rolin, co-founder and consultant with Goshen Consultants. Goshen has been providing innovative, person-centered services and programs since 1989. Goshen’s experience and expertise include: employment counselling and programs, customized employment, outreach, lifeskills, mentorship, community homes and residential programs. Goshen’s programs serve a diverse range of individuals including those with disabilities, multiple barriers, youth, mandated and those experiencing homelessness, poverty and isolation. Goshen continually strives to maintain a positive balance between stability and innovation.




JENNY LOPEZ

Session: sion: What Career Mentorship Has to Offer Job Seekers    
10:30 pm Thursday
Options Community Services Society
Jenny is CCDP certified and experienced in Employment Coaching, Job Development, Workshop Facilitation, Program Co-ordination, Community Engagement, Disability Specialist, and Talent Acquisition Specialist. Jenny's knowledge and experience has allowed her to devote much of her time working with vulnerable multi-barriered populations including new immigrants and clients with special needs. She promptly assesses basic eligibility requirements and connects them with their local appropriate community, employment and settlement services. Jenny's bubbling and approachable personality has made hosting, creating, and marketing community forums, career fairs and PBLMT programs an enjoyable mission. As a dedicated, passionate, and loyal individual, Jenny creates a clear example of the perfect fit for those she supports and strives to find employment. Her ability to create strong rapports amongst a diverse population of individuals comes naturally and has gifted her with a strong and clear career path tailored around her people skills and desire to assist others in any way she can. 




Jennifer Luke 

Session: Expert Panel: International View of Career Development    
10:30 pm Thursday

University of Southern Queensland

Jennifer Luke is an Australian PhD candidate and Careers Educator at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) as well as Divisional President (Queensland) Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA). A research member of the Australian Collaboratory for Career Employability & Learning for Living (ACCELL), Jennifer's current research and ongoing advocacy focuses on career support for older workers re-engaging with the workforce, adaptability, meaningful work and mentorship.


KATHY MCDONALD

Session: CCDF Update     
12 pm Thursday
Canadian Career Development Foundation 

Kathy McDonald has worked in key educational leadership roles at the school, school board, and ministry levels. She has a record of accomplishments in the research, design, development, and implementation of provincial, regional, and pan-Canadian curriculum, programs, frameworks, strategies, and policies.

Kelly Flint

Session: “Homegrown” – Leading in a Progressive Learning Environment while Nurturing Growth from Within
10:30 am Thursday
ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd.
Kelly is the Human Resources Manager with ETHOS Career Management Group. Having started her career in the Executive Search Industry in Toronto, Ontario, Kelly spent several years developing her research and consulting skills in the recruiting industry. Kelly then chose to focus on her family and spent many years at home with her three children. During this time, Kelly and her family made the move to Nanaimo from Ottawa, Ontario. Last year, Kelly made the decision to return to the working world and was fortunate to be offered a position within ETHOS’s TechWORKS and QmunityWORKS Programs. Kelly then moved into the Human Resources role early 2020. Kelly has a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (Sociology and Philosophy) from Western. 

 




 


Laurie Koch

Session: Customized Employment: Using Modified Approaches for Newcomer Success
1:30 pm Friday
MOSAIC
Laurie has worked in the Employment Services Sector for 7 years and currently manages a WorkBC center in Metro Vancouver. She holds an Associate Degree in Social Service Work, with supplemental education in non-profit management.


 


Leah Coss

Session: How to Build Relationships Online, & Avoid Common Pitfalls that Break Trust.
1:30 pm Friday
Our Current Future
Leah Coss is on a mission to change the way we value & educate people in society. In order to prepare today’s kids for a future filled with Artificial Intelligence, Technology and ongoing Change, she has built platforms & education methodologies that promote the development of Essential Human Skill Development in children & youth.   
She is the Founder & Co-Founder of growing organizations such as Build a Biz Kids, BBK Network, The Fuel Academy & Your Current Future. Utilizing her extensive background in franchising and ongoing research in Essential Skill Development & Mindset, she is on a mission to reinvent the education system. Her organizations are actively utilizing new methods designed to draw out each child’s unique talents and equip them with the ability to share their gifts with the world. “Once we can achieve this across the globe, individuals will gain a greater sense of fulfillment which will allow societies to flourish & evolve.”




LINDA RYAN

Session: BC Construction Association's Free National and Provincial Workforce Development Programs for Professionals, Tradespeople and Newcomers to Canada
1:30 pm Thursday
BC Construction Association
Coach, consultant and change management specialist, Linda has dedicated her career to working with multiple stakeholders, bringing people and process together. Hands-on experience in management, corporate communications and leadership coaching has enabled her to support semi-state, for-profit and not-for profit initiates grow their impact.
A dual Irish Canadian citizen and Vancouver Islander, Linda now dedicates her time to building collaborations in the construction industry between employers, professional bodies, and settlement services. As an Employment Liaison for the BC Construction Association-Integrating Newcomers program, Linda ensures skilled immigrants successfully transition their careers and lives to Canada. Resulting in stronger communities, industries, and economies. 
 


LOIS VENABLES

Session: A Strength-based Approach to Balancing Wellness 
10:30 am Friday
Options Community Services Society
Lois Venables has been working in the Employment Services field for approximately 30 years – about as long as ASPECT has been around! – in a wide variety of programs and services.  For the past 16 years, Lois has been a proud employee of Options Community Services, serving most recently as the Assistant Manager of the North Surrey Guildford WorkBC Centre, with 10 years experience in training, supporting and supervising teams of Employment Counselors, Job Developers & others.  Over the past twenty years, Christian Saint Cyr has established himself as a leading British Columbia expert on job search and the province’s labour market. As publisher of the British Columbia and Ontario Labour Market Reports, Christian advises thousands of career professionals nation-wide and regularly works with representatives of business, education and government on developing proactive solutions to labour market challenges. As director of Labour Market Online and author of the BC Job Search Guide, Christian has developed a dynamic understanding of effective job search and the varied needs of local employers. This unique experience has established Christian as a well respected public speaker and media commentator on employment and labour market related topics.
 


Londa Morris

Session: An engaged team: Growing leadership from within
10:30 am Friday
Kootenay Employment Services. 
Londa Morris is the Regional Employment Programs Manager and oversees four offices in the Central and East Kootenays that deliver a range of employment programming. With a background in counselling, psychology and research, Londa brings a unique skillset to KES. Having trained and worked as a therapist, Londa provides supportive, effective supervision to all client services supervisors using motivational strategies and professional supervisory tools. Londa began her career in psychological research at one of the largest institutions in Ontario, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, continuing at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She has authored two professional publications and has a Masters degree in Creative Arts Therapy.  


Malorie Moore

Session Title: Beyond Case Management: The Case for Case Conferencing
1:30 pm Thursday 
Kootenay Career Development Society
Malorie holds a Master’s in Social Work from McGill University and has over 10 years of experience in the fields of mental health and community development. Her areas of clinical interest include trauma, addictions and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. While living in Montreal she worked in a variety of different settings, including both in-patient and out-patient addiction rehabilitation centres.
Currently she is employed as an Agency Social Worker at the Kootenay Career Development Society, where she supports the clinical development of the organization and front-line staff. Malorie loves living in the Kootenays where she spends her free time canoeing, climbing and playing in the mountains.



MALOU SIBBALUCA

Session: What Career Mentorship Has to Offer Job Seekers    
10:30 pm Thursday
Options Community Services Society
Malou Sibbaluca is a Employer Relations Coordinator at Options Community Services.  After having spent 17 years in Canada, Malou takes great pride in calling Canada her home. Malou served 21 years in the Philippines Government Corporation before immigrating to Canada in 2003 with a bag full of hopes and aspiration coupled with unshakable faith. Malou’s journey as a newcomer has been rewarding in all aspects.
Over the years, she has seen herself grow, evolve and becoming compassionate. After experienced the challenges as a newcomer job seeker, Malou had always felt the urge to work with newcomers and empower them by restoring their faith in the process of finding their niche. Malou’s dreams aligned well with the reality as she found herself building her career in the non-profit sector – in settlement and employment services.
For the past 25 years, Malou has worn multiple hats as Settlement Worker, Employment Counsellor, Case Manager, Career Coach, Job Developer as well as that  of a Professional Mentor.  The roles have been numerous but the objective has always been the same- to assist job seekers achieve their dreams.
To date, Malou has served over 1000 clients; Malou finds the ability to serve people gratifying and hence still finds herself waking up every single day with the same zeal and enthusiasm to serve the community.


Mark Franklin

Session Title: Conversations Matter: Connect, reflect and engage in interactive & guided program blending virtual group conversations & individual reflection 

1:30 pm Thursday 

Career Cycles

Mark Franklin, MEd,PEng, leads CareerCycles.com, a career management social enterprise, co-founded narrative tools start-up, OneLifeTools.com through which he co-authored the Who You Are Matters! game and Online Storyteller, and teaches career management and facilitates scalable storytelling at University of Toronto. 



MATTHEW LEVAN

Session: The New Normal: Implementing Online Training Programs for Multi-Barrier Clients
1:30 pm Friday
MOSAIC
Matthew Levan has extensive experience in the settlement world.  Working initially as a LINC teacher to refugees Matthew gained valuable insight into the challenges faced by vulnerable groups of newcomers.  As one of the Managers of MOSAIC engage one of MOSAIC's social enterprises Matthew has gained additional experience designing and implementing curriculum for multi-barrier clients.


















MEGAN HAMLET

Session: Honour the Past, Participate in the Present, Imagine the Future: The Digitization of Career Services
10:30 am Friday
ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd.
Megan has been called the “Fix it Queen” by organizations where she has worked, throughout her career. She brings a background of Business Administration, Marketing and Business Development to her latest role with ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd. She has worked for firms such as Goodlife Fitness, Amazon, Freedom 55 Financial, and Hired Guns Creative. She has worked in project management roles, business development, strategic partnerships, change management, and personnel management. She has been an invaluable asset with program management, client retention, intake revival and achieving milestones in the new outcome-based models.


MONIKA FEIST 


Session: CCCBET: Employment Service Provider Cross-Canada Update

1:30 pm Thursday 


Success Skills Centre

Monika is the CEO at Success Skills Centre. 









Mukhtar Rahemtulla

Session: Interventions and their impact on employability - a review of BC data from the ERS 
3:00 pm Thursday
ERS Scale Inc.
Mr. Rahemtulla is the CEO of ERS Scale Inc. ERS is a web- based client self assessment tool that measures client changes as a result of program interventions. ERS is outcome validated with 80% predictive accuracy. Just under 100,000 clients have taken the ERS in BC. The ERS was developed under the sponsorship of the Governments of BC and Canada. Prior to this, Mr. Rahemtulla was the CEO of Autovision Wireless Inc. and a senior executive at Infosat in Vancouver and Telesat. Over the years, Mr. Rahemtulla has grown several start-up Companies into multi-million businesses. He serves on the Boards of two Non-Profit Organizations working internationally. He has a B.A.Sc Electrical Engineering degree and an MBA, both from UBC.



OLA ABUGHARBIYEH

Session: A Strength-based Approach to Balancing Wellness 
10:30 am Friday
Options Community Services Society
Ola holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology; a Master in Human Rights and Education and a Master in Development Studies. She has a long experience in education, counselling, and management locally and internationally. Ola is an active member within her professional community and participates in various supervision and consultation groups. In her free time, Ola enjoys hiking, kayaking and being in nature.
Ola Abugharbiyeh is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors BCACC. She is a Senior Manager at Options Community Services where she oversees Counselling Services. She is also the founder of Jade Counselling and Wellness in Surrey where she supports diverse clientele in the fields of trauma therapy, career counselling and relationships. She is passionate about integrative and experiential modalities of therapy such as EMDR, somatic experiencing and AEDP.  



Rich Feller

Session: Conversations Matter: Connect, reflect and engage in interactive & guided program blending virtual group conversations & individual reflection 
1:30 pm Thursday 
Colorado State University 
Rich Feller is a professor, coach, counsellor and speaker. 

Roberta Neault

Session: Expert Panel : International View of Career Development
1:30 pm Thursday 
Life Strategies Ltd.
An award-winning career development thought leader in Canada and internationally, Dr. Roberta Neault, CCC, CCDP, GCDFi, is President of Life Strategies Ltd., a BC-based career consulting firm with international reach, and a Project Director with the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF).  In her 4 decades within the career development sector, Roberta has supported countless job-seeking clients, career development practitioners (CDPs), counsellors, counsellors-in-training, employment service providers, and policy makers through her extensive speaking, writing, instruction, and consultation on career-related topics.



Rosita Bernardo

Session: What Career Mentorship Has to Offer Job Seekers    
10:30 pm Thursday
Options Community Services Society
Rosita Bernardo immigrated to Canada in 1989 from the Philippines and had worked in the Health Care sector for 20 years before embarking upon a career transition to the Employment field. Armed with a Career Practitioner Certificate, Rosita landed as a Case Manager at the Delta WorkBC Centre in 2012. Currently a valued employee with Options Community Services Society, Rosita is an Employment Counsellor at the North Surrey Whalley WorkBC Service Centre. Rosita has a strong understanding of and empathy for the challenges and stresses faced by her clients. As an Employment Counsellor working with diverse clientele, Rosita takes great pride in providing clients timely support and resources to overcome barriers and to secure meaningful employment. Rosita has built a strong network and collaborations with service providers and community stakeholders. Her strengths include client-centred case management; an ability to quickly understand client needs, build trust and supportive relationships that guide clients to obtain successful outcomes.


Sandra Almeida

Session: A Strength-based Approach to Balancing Wellness 
10:30 am Friday
Options Community Services Society
For over two decades, Sandra Almeida has been working side-by-side with individuals and families facing complex barriers such as mental and physical health, poverty, trauma, domestic violence, substance abuse, and gang involvement. She has had the privilege of supporting individuals and families in various settings, including refugee resettlement in Canada for over a decade; the controversial oil and gas pipeline projects crossing indigenous lands; at-risk communities and households living below poverty in Latin America. Throughout her career, Sandra has taken various roles where she was able to lead, develop, implement, coach, and manage specialized programs in both the public and private sector. During this time, Sandra has witnessed individuals and families achieve personal and professional goals, access appropriate resources and fulfill their roles in society. 
Sandra is a change promoter and passionate about using creativity, innovation, and strategic planning towards large-scale change initiatives. Sandra has been a speaker at different national and international conferences; has published a book based on narrative evidence-based research on youth and families.


SAREENA HOPKINS 


Session: CCDF Update     
12 pm Thursday
Canadian Career Development Foundation 
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF), Sareena provides strategic leadership in Canada and internationally in areas of research and development, policy and capacity building. Sareena has facilitated International Symposia on Career Development and Public Policy, contributed to the development of policy frameworks for the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training and the Council of Ministers of Education Canada and has served in an expert advisory role for the Forum of Labour Market Ministers’ Labour Market Information Council and RBC. In addition to her role with CCDF, Sareena is founding Executive Officer of the Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD) and was awarded the International Gold Medal for Leadership in Career Development in 2014.





Sherri Hayter

Session: Honour the Past, Participate in the Present, Imagine the Future: The Digitization of Career Services
10:30 am Friday
ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd.
Sherri Hayter is an accomplished entrepreneur who has joined ETHOS as our LIT team Marketer and Client facing User Experience Designer. She brings a robust background of servicing client and corporate needs. Her vast project management experience with executives and multi-tiered projects is an invaluable asset to our team. 


Susan Forseille

Session: BC Prior Learning Action Network: Prior Learning Assessment Options for Career Advancement
3:00 pm Thursday 
Thompson Rivers University
Infused with a passion for prior learning recognition and career educating in post-secondary. As the Director of PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) at TRU Susan has the privilege to work with students, helping them identify and reflect on their experiential learning and how this may lead to university credit. Her PLAR work, combined with over 20 years experience in career education, and a passion for research, has positioned her well to understand the multiple ways we learn, how this impacts our career development, and how recognition for prior learning can profoundly change students' lives. 
Research interests include the impact of prior learning on career development, the transition from post-secondary education to meaningful career, social history (local and regional), and career development.



VALERIE ROY 

Session: CCCBET: Employment Service Provider Cross-Canada Update

1:30 pm Thursday 

AXTRA
Valérie Roy is the Executive Director of AXTRA, the Alliance des centres-conseils en emploi. Valérie works with AXTRA’s members and partners to develop best practices and to develop the body of knowledge in the employment and training sector. She also serves on a number of boards and committees in Quebec and Canada and on the international stage. Over the years, she has worked to promote the career development field and co-ordinated provincial and pan-Canadian projects aimed at improving the employability of underrepresented groups.


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