Canadian Millenium Scholarship Foundation (2009)
The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation commissioned a pan-Canadian Time and Motion Study of career development practices in K-12 public schools. Almost 500 guidance counsellors from across Canada completed a self-administered online survey coupled with an online log tracking their time allocation over three consecutive days.
The results at a national level show a well-educated population, but not necessarily in the field of guidance and counselling. For the most part, emerging approaches to service delivery – such as group interventions, outreach to parents and/or workshop approaches – are not widely used. It also revealed a significant lack of consistency nationally with respect to service delivery standards and professional preparation of guidance counsellors. CCDF was engaged to analyze the study results and package key messages to inform policy and practice.