In January, several NSCDA staff members attended the 2020 Cannexus conference in Ottawa, held by CERIC. NSCDA staff attended sessions relevant to their interests and job roles and met with peers from across the country. NSCDA also sponsored the popular conference lounge, giving us the opportunity to promote the organization and discuss work and achievements in a casual setting.
Kathy McKee, Executive Director of NSCDA, Amie Haughn Director, Employment Programs, NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education, and Jaime Smith, Executive Lead, Centre for Employment Innovation, St FX Extension, St Francis Xavier University, spoke on Career Development Elevated: Collective Learnings from System Transformation. Their discussion covered frameworks that supported system transformation, understanding stakeholder engagement, collaboration that fosters and strengthens system outcomes, and Identified methods of strengthening diversity and inclusion outcomes within employment services.