SCWEA Conference

Diversity in the Workplace

A conference presented by Saskatchewan Career and Work Education Association in partnership with Battlefords Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016
Western Development Museum, North Battleford

Host Hotel: Gold Eagle Lodge

Conference Fees:
Full Conference $300
Thursday Only $200 (business)
Student Rate $150 (includes membership)

Register now!

Registration Cut-off: October 14, 2016

For more information contact:
306.398.2789 or

Download conference poster for businesses
Download conference poster for educators

Tentative Program Schedule (Download tentative program PDF)

Thursday, October 27


Registration and Breakfast (hot)
8:45 Welcome
9:00 Keynote: Olivia McIvor – Four Generations in the Workforce
10:00 Keynote: Taunya Woods-Richardson – Financial Literacy – Putting You in Control
10:50 Wellness Break

Workshop with Olivia (focus for educators)

Workshop with Taunya (focus for business)


Workshop with Olivia (focus for business)

Arts and Careers

Employment/Economic Trends in Saskatchewan
3:00 Wellness Break
3:10 Anxiety and Burnout in the Workforce

Preparing Newcomers for the Workplace
6:00 Banquet / Awards
Haunted House – social

Friday, October 28

8:00 Breakfast  
9:00 Federated Coop – Workforce Solutions/Opportunities Creating Smooth Transitions for First Nations Youth Braided Journey Rising to Success Gateway to Success
10:00 Financial Literacy – What You Need to Know Linking Careers to Subjects – The Forgotten Stakeholder
10:50 Wellness Break

Sharing Expertise: 3 fifteen minute presentations followed by fifteen minutes to ask questions.

Room 1:
1. Interview Taboos
2. Career Based Student-Led Conferences Portfolios

Room 2:
1. Influencer Experience with Canadian Forces
3. Encounters with Canada

Lunch and AGM

Sharing Expertise: 2 twenty-five minute presentations immediately followed by five minutes of questions

Room 1:
1. Dual Credit Opportunities
2. Sask Safety Council

Room 2:
1. Junior Achievement
2. The Mining Tour with Sask Mining Association

  • 21st Century Learning Using technology to explore the green screen
  • Tours (choose 1) Power plant OR SK hospital
  • Social Media: Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Coding
  • LSKY Conselor Meeting (closed meeting)
3:00 Wrap up

Cannexus17 National Career Development 
                  January 23-25, 2017

Join us at the Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference in January in Ottawa!

The Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference is taking place January 23-25, 2017 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. Register by September 7 for the Super Saver rate. Members of supporting organizations benefit from an additional 10% discount during this period.

Cannexus is Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference and will bring together 900 professionals in the field from across education, community, government and private sectors. It is designed to promote the exchange of information and explore innovative approaches in the areas of career counselling and career development.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, an exciting line-up of all-Canadian keynotes will share their knowledge and experience at Cannexus17:

  • Roberta L. Jamieson, President & CEO, Indspire
  • Louis Cournoyer, Professor & Researcher, University of Quebec in Montreal
  • Marc Kielburger, Co-Founder, WE Day, Free The Children and ME to WE

There will be more than 130 education sessions that will bring you the latest trends in effective counselling and facilitation techniques, labour market information, and working with diverse populations. An Exhibitor Showcase will also highlight a range of beneficial products and services in the field.

You can enhance your conference experience by taking an optional pre-conference workshop. Choose among workshops with popular presenters and go in-depth on these current topics:

  • Career Integrated Learning, Rob Shea & Rhonda Joy, Memorial University
  • LinkedIn for Career Professionals, Eric Pye, CPA Alberta
  • Offer and Receive Feedback Like a Pro!, Sonia Di Maulo, Harvest Performance
  • Give Employers What They Want: Work Ethic, Josh Davies, The Center for Work Ethic Development

Cannexus is presented by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) and supported by The Counselling Foundation of Canada with a broad network of supporting organizations.

For more information and to register, visit

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