Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards

Each year, we present:

  • The Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development to an outstanding leader in the Canadian Career Development field.
  • The Audrey Stechynsky Scholarship Award is given to a student working on innovative research that has the potential to push our field forward.

Audrey Stechynsky was a true leader and innovator in the field of career development.  Her work continues to permeate CCDF’s work.  Thanks to her generous bequeath, we are able to present an annual scholarship of up to 3,000.00 to a post-secondary student whose research project pushes innovation in the field of career development.

If you are or know of a post-secondary student whose innovative research in career development has the potential to influence and advance its understanding and practice, then please consider applying. Applications are due Sept. 30.

Download the application form and terms and conditions.

2020 Winning Project Description:

While the use of ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) has been around in career practice for over 40 years, its uses have been largely limited to information sharing, test administration and a few other uses.  Studies have confirmed that few career professionals are using it to support service delivery.  Yet the need for services continues to grow.  Many questions emerge—such as what additional training is actually needed to support career professionals to make the jump.  There has been some work done in psychotherapy but very little to none in career services. This research will probe the lived experience and practice of up to 30 Career Development Professionals (CDP) who have been delivering services using ICT for a minimum of one year.  Their learning, skill acquisition and experience with and impacts on the client relationship will be studied in detail using improved critical incident methodology. Results have strong implications for CDP professional training and adoption of new methods of service delivery.

Read more from Michel Turcotte, and his project

Past Audrey Stechynsky Scholarship Winners

2020
Michel Turcotte

A game changer in the truest sense, Stu was the key instigator in establishing and directing the Canadian Career Development Foundation in the early 1990’s. He continued to provide
leadership in career development nationally and internationally well into his 80s. The career and employment programs and services available to Canadians today are in no small measure a result of the vision, determination and bold thinking of Stu.

Since 1997, CCDF has awarded the Stu Conger Award for Leadership to individuals nominated by peers for leadership contributions to the field. This award honours his vision and leadership.

The nomination deadline for the Stu Conger award is September 30.

Download the Criteria and the Nomination Process

Past Stu Conger Award for Leadership Winners

2019
Tony Botelho
2018
Laurent Matte
2017
Laurie Edwards
2017
Clarence DeSchiffart
2016
Nicole Galarneau
2015
Mark Franklin
2014
Deirdre Pickerell
2013
Norm Amundson
2012
Gray Poehnell
2011
William Borgen
2010
Charles Bujold
2010
Sharon Graham
2009
Margie Layden-Oreto
2008
Michel Turcotte
2007
Kristine McGhee
2006
Kris Magnusson
2005
Armelle Spain
2004
Danielle Riverin-Simard
2003
Jacques Limoges
2002
Roberta Neault
2001
Vance Peavy
2000
John McCormick
1999
Phillip Jarvis
1998
Judy Lynn Archer
1997
Dave Redekopp