parents and guardians

How can you help your child make good career choices?

Is your child stuck for career options if they didn’t choose the “right” pre-requisites in Grade 11 or 12?

Is your child the only one of their peers with no idea of what to do after high school?

It’s difficult for parents and guardians to know how to support their almost-adult children in today’s tumultuous world of careers. After all, things are very different from when you were young. Throw in the COVID-19 pandemic, and you have a pile of stress, confusion and concern. Check out supports for parents and guardians below. All applicable taxes included.


NEW! Early Advantage Program

The Early Advantage Program provides students with the information they need to know now for career, employment, admission, and scholarship success. But it doesn’t stop at just relaying information. This is a series of workshops where students will complete activities, both in the sessions and for “homework”.  They will learn by doing.  

​For example, students will learn about resumes, and then complete their own resume in the session. They will learn about interviewing for jobs, and for admission and scholarships, and then complete a practice interview. They’ll learn about how to research university programs, and then do some research on potential programs. They’ll learn about leadership, and discover their own leadership style. And much more.

This workshop series is co-hosted by Devon Turcotte, careerified and Janet MacDonald, mycampusGPS.

Visit https://www.mycampusgps.ca/earlyadvantage for more information and to register.

Common Career Planning Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Parents and guardians are the biggest influence when it comes to youth career decisions. This free session is designed for the busy parent who wants the best possible career outcomes for their young-adult kids.

In this one-hour webinar, you will find out the most common errors students make when they are planning their futures, and how to help your kids avoid making them. If you have any worries at all about your kids landing in a great career, this is one session you don’t want to miss.

Find more information and register here: https://avoid-career-planning-mistakes.eventbrite.ca.

Your Kid’s Wacky Career Idea – $115

So, your child has come to you with the idea that they’re going to be a rock star, or a super athlete, or the next [insert favourite actor here]. Or perhaps they’re looking at careers you don’t think are viable or that particularly match what you see as their strengths.  Let’s take an hour, talk about it one-on-one, and sort out fact from fiction. No kids allowed.

Pre-book 3 sessions and save! $300.


Future Directions – Intro to Career Exploration – $45

Are you part of a learning pod or homeschool group and working through the career education curriculum? Studies have shown that by the end of Grade 8, students have already made sweeping decisions that will affect their career opportunities in the future. This 40-minute interactive online presentation will help students in Grades 7 to 12 think more strategically about their career futures. We’ll take a look at how to tie favourite classes, interests and abilities to meaningful work, how to get out of the job title trap, and how to develop a positive mindset that will encourage lifelong career satisfaction. The presentation comes with a downloadable guide for further exploration and activities.

Looking for support for the young adult in your life? Check out more services here.

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