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Hello OCC-CCCO Community!



Registration is now open for the OCC Joint Regional Meeting

  • Date: Monday December 3rd
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Location: Colleges Ontario, 20 Bay Street, Suite 1600 (Toronto)
  • Registration: fee is $30.00 and includes lunch too!

The JRM will be a great opportunity to meet other counsellors and learn from an amazing PD. Please click on the link below to register for this great event!


Registration will be open until Wednesday November 28th!

Stakeholder Consultation – Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students

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Request for Interest (RFI): The Mental Health Commission of Canada invites organizations and groups to express interest in helping to inform a new Standard for Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students (CSA Z2003 Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students)

Deadline: January 31, 2019 

More Information

For questions, contact or

November is Canada Career Month!

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Canada Career Month (CCM) is almost here!

The 2018 CCM theme for November 2018 is “I Know I Can Because” which focuses on building resiliency and identifying personal strengths and resources within ourselves which can help build success! Throughout the month, Canadians will be invited to share their skills on social media using the hashtag #iknowicanbecause. You can learn more about how to get involved in CCM at

When you tweet your message, please you these hashtags #IKNOWICANBECAUSE and #CareerMonth as much as possible to spread the word!

In addition to the social media campaign, perhaps you are already planning a campus outreach that lends itself to the theme of building resiliency. If so, please feel free to use the resources which are attached. (including posters and social media logos.)

Finally, we can post your event on the national career month web site. Contact with your details.

Many thanks everyone, have a great weekend, and Happy Canada Career Month!

Judith E. MacKinnon, M.A., M.Ed., C.C.C.
Counsellor, Student Services Career Education
Davis Campus, B230
7899 McLaughlin Road, Brampton, Ontario
L6V 1G6
905-459-7533, x 5191
Sheridan | Get Creative

Career Month Resources:

OCC Joint Regional Meeting & PD!

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Date: Monday December 11, 2017

Location: Colleges Ontario, 20 Bay Street, Suite 1600, Toronto, ON M5J 2N8

Agenda/ Schedule

  • 9:00am – 9:30am  – Registration (Coffee & Tea)
  • 9:30am – 10:30am – OCC-CCCO Business Meeting
  • 10:30am – 1:00pm – Training (2.5 hour with 15 minute break)
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm – Lunch
  • 1:45pm – 4:00pm  – Training (2hrs training with 15 minute break)

Here is the link for the registration, we ask that you register by December 6th:


More Information About the Professional Development:


Canada Career Month!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dear Ontario Counsellors,

Greetings from Sheridan College! I am sending along information regarding the upcoming Canada Career Month 2017; the CCM executive have been busy behind the scenes planning the Career Month  campaign and creating a new website which will list  ideas and activities to help celebrate the month.  The CCM site: is planned to be available mid-August. There will be space available for organizations to list their events.

Below is background regarding the month and this year’s theme.

Hopefully your organization can participate.

Have a wonderful summer!


Judith E. MacKinnon

Counsellor, Career Education

Sheridan College, Brampton, Ontario.


Greetings from The Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD).  We hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather.

3CD is a self-initiated and self-funded umbrella group for career development associations and related partner groups from across Canada.  It provides a national advocacy voice for the career development field and promotes provincial/territorial collaboration on common issues such as certification, training, practitioner mobility, quality service indicators and building the career development evidence base. It is also the organizing body for Canada Career Month.  .

This is a preliminary email to inform your organization regarding the upcoming Canada Career Month theme for November, 2017.

  • 2017 Canada Career Month theme: What’s Next? As in, what’s next for me, for the economy, for how technology will change the world of work, for the field of career development and for Canada. The theme revolves around “change” and has many creative possibilities for your organization to celebrate the month. The theme also aligns well with the “The Challenge of Change” recent federal budget.


Canada Career Month was first launched in 2016 by 3CD. The purpose of Canada Career Month is to raise awareness of the values of lifelong career development and of its role in empowering Canadians to navigate changes throughout their life & work. Career education and career development services positively empower citizens to manage the living, learning and earning throughout their lives and supports the economic health of nations who invest in quality career development services.

We’re inviting you to think about events and activities that you can do to celebrate the theme of What’s Next? and to share with us what you decide to do on  the Canada Career Month 2017 website ( Promotional materials and a calendar of events will be available on the site mid-August, 2017.  As an early teaser, one free, innovative event to mark in your calendars that is open for all middle and high schools in Canada is CanadaMost Informed School Competition, from November 1-30, 2017.  This event raises funds for schools while students, parents and teachers explore opportunities in post-secondary and careers!

We look forward to celebrating the month with you!


Mark Franklin and Paul Smith, Co-Chairs of the Outreach and Advocacy Working Group of 3CD


Between Us / Entre Nous! Spring 2017 Edition

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Hello Counsellors!

In case you missed it in your email from the listserv, the latest edition of “Between Us / Entre Nous” has been uploaded and archived to our website under the “Newsletter” tab.

Between Us – Entre Nous Spring 2017

*Please note, this is an updated version from the original sent out. I have provided an update on the eSuccess-Coaching program as the first submission was not provided by me. This version explains the data.

Heather Drummond

OCC-CCCO Webmaster/Social Media Consultant


S.A.G.E Fundraiser

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Hello all,

S.A.G.E. youth group with be hosting a fundraiser on May 23rd from 6pm-9pm. The fundraiser will be located at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre. The fundraiser will include live music, delicious food, local art and a silent auction.
S.A.G.E. supports young people who identify outside of the gender binary. The group currently runs once a month and is completely funded by a local donor. We are gracious for the support that we have received, but young people in the group have voiced that meeting only once a month is not enough. The funds raised will go towards increasing the frequency of group meetings, to provide young people with the support they have been requesting.

I am attaching the poster, please distribute widely!

**Also, if anyone is in a position to donate to the silent auction, your support would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your consideration and kindness.

Thank you!
Ty Laframboise
Trans Youth Mentor
Youth Wellness Centre



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News from CMHA Hamilton

Good morning. I am connecting with you because believe it or not next week is Mental Health Week. Always the first week of May and we have lots of exciting things happening in the community next week.

One thing that is taking place across this beautiful country of ours is encouraging everyone to Shine Green for Mental Health next week. There are a number of ways in which you can do this. If you have a home or business light it up green and upload your information to the website listed below so we can thank you and support you on social media. Or you can dress in green and use the #GETLOUD and upload a pic and show your support that way.

Our goal is to truly make this more than a week but a movement and a shift in the way we talk about mental health in our community.

Thank you for your support.


Take care, Jill

Jill Dennison

Mental Health Promotion and Resilience Facilitator

CMHA Hamilton

Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton

131 John St. S., Hamilton, ON   L8N 2C3

Tel:  (905) 521-0090, ext. 262

Fax: (905) 521-0211



Post-Secondary Teleconference

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From: Jeremy Greenberg [] Sent: January-31-17 4:22 PM

Hi Post-Secondary Counsellors,

I am emailing to invite you to a teleconference call about Post-Secondary Counselling Outcome Measures on Tuesday March 7, 2017.

The call will be guided by these 5 questions below:

  1. What outcome measures are currently-commonly being used, or have been planned, at your institutions and across Canada?
  2. How we can use outcome measures to improve counselling?
  3. How can outcome measures be used to manage client flow?
  4. How can we help counseling colleagues who may perceive outcome measure as a barrier?
  5. Is there interest in a national normative data base about the most common measures?

If you are interested in participating please call 1.855.238.3698 pin 64113 on

Tuesday March 7th at your time zoned time below:

PST 10 a.m. MST 11 a.m. CST 12 p.m. EST 1 p.m.

AST 2 p.m. NST 2:30 p.m.


Hope to hear you then.


Jeremy Greenberg, Psychotherapist – Counsellor Student Mental Health Services UOIT