Canadian Career Development Foundation


CCDF is a non-profit organization that works to advance career services and the capacity of the profession to respond with empathy and skill to their clients and stakeholders in an ever-changing work environment. CCDF is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the field of career development.  It advocates for services that strengthen:

  • • the preparation of youth for the workforce and ongoing learning;
  • • the capacity of workers to skillfully manage their careers;
  • • the capacity of employers to create quality workplaces that maximize worker satisfaction and productivity;
  • • the reintegration of adults entering or re-entering work or learning and;
  • • the transition of older workers to alternative avenues for work, learning and/or community engagement.
CCDF works on a range of projects and specializes in areas of:
  • Applied Research: Creating an evidence base for the outcomes of career services and interventions;
  • Policy Consultation: Bringing policy makers and service providers together to develop policy that is attuned to the realities of service provision in the field;
  • Training: Developing and delivering training courses to a range of practitioners from in-service professional workshops for teachers to post-secondary level accredited courses aligned to the competencies set out in the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners for provincial and territorial employment counsellors;
  • Resource Development: Making career products that respond to client and practitioner needs;
  • Service Capacity Building Working with diverse partners to enrich and strengthen career services and to integrate career, community, economic and workforce development.