The focus of this year’s CCM harkens back to the well-known Sesame Street’s vignette: These are the People in Your Neighbourhood. Career development happens in the community. It is where we find CDPs, access resources in our public libraries and bookstores, develop our networks, and learn about career options. So, in keeping with this, we are inviting schools, bookstores, libraries, employment service offices, employers, everyone really (!), to host one of the following events:
Events for CCM 2019
- A Book Display of Career Resources: Bookstores and libraries will set up a display of career resources.
Contact your local public libraries and bookstores and ask them to set up a display. Note that most libraries and bookstores will have a display set up for Remembrance Day. Let them know that the CCM display can be set up afterwards. We developed a list of recommended books (Canadian and Canadian+Others) and two differently sized posters about CCM and CDPs to go with the display.
- A Career Human Library: Schools, bookstores and community-based organizations will be invited to host a human career library. A human career library is an event where humans are the “books.” We are hoping to have one career human library in every province/territory across Canada.
Attached is an easy 5- step guide to setting up a human library. It’s also available on the CCM web site (. Get in touch with Donnalee Bell (OAC interim Chair), [email protected] or Ali Breen (3CD Board Member), [email protected] if you have any questions or need help organizing your event.
- Host a Explore the Possibilities Event in Your ‘Hood: Organizations – those that offer career services or those that offer jobs – can host a drop-in or open house to talk about their services or the work they do.
Hosting an event for Canada Career Month can be as simple as you want to make it. You can have an open house to show those in your community the wonderful world of careers and career development. Or, have a Canada Career Month pub night with your colleagues and community contacts. An organizing tool for doing this is attached.
Whatever you do to celebrate careers in November, please, please, please let us know about it.
Why? It helps shows that CCM is relevant and important to Canadians and our potential sponsors. Having lots of events going on and listed on the site is a great demonstration of the impact of CCM. It also helps to give those hosting an event profile.
Whether you host a human library, have a book display, have an open house or something else really cool, list it on the CCM web site. It’s so easy to do! Go here: https://careermonth.ca/events/