CERIC is a charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development, in order to increase the economic and social well-being of Canadians.
It funds projects to develop innovative resources that build the knowledge and skills of diverse career professionals. CERIC also annually hosts Cannexus, Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference, publishes the country’s only peer-reviewed journal, The Canadian Journal of Career Development, and runs the free ContactPoint / OrientAction online communities, which
provide learning and networking in the career field.
CERIC’s activities are funded in large part by The Counselling Foundation of Canada, a family foundation that has actively supported career projects for more than 50 years, with the goals of:
• To encourage and provide education and research programs related to the development, analysis and assessment of the current counselling and career development theories and practices in Canada.
• To increase the economic and social wealth and productivity of Canadians through improved quality, effectiveness and accessibility of counselling programs, especially in the areas of career counselling and career education.
CERIC is an inclusive organization for anyone working in career services or who has interest in career development, including practitioners, program managers, educators, researchers and product developers. CERIC works across all sectors: K-12, post-secondary, community, government and corporate as well as independent