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The Value of Counselling Skills Training for Career Development Practitioners.

Have you been thinking of counselling and wondering if it would match you? VCC is here to help. Click here to read about the industry, opportunities, and available training that you need to know to become a future counselor.

How To Help Your Child Grieve the Loss of a Loved One.

Children don’t always understand death. They may think it’s a temporary condition, a punishment, or the result of magical thinking. Nevertheless, children experience grief in a profound way. Whether they’re two or 12, kids cope with a wide range of emotions after losing someone close. Here’s what to expect from grieving children of every age and what family can do to help.

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Professional Training

BCCDA Free Upcoming Webinar: Simple Solutions to Work Place Barriers Using Assistive Technology and Ergonomics

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 12:00 pm PST

Have you ever wondered on how assistive technology and ergonomics support clients in the workplace? Then come join our webinar on Thursday, August 24th at 12:00 pm PST to learn more about the use of assistive technology. Nate Toevs, Neil Squire Society (NSS) Employer Outreach Developer will walk us through some key factors in helping people overcome workplace barriers due to a disability as it relates to workplace activities and related duties. He will discuss some of the methods and recommendations they make to clients based on their circumstances. In his presentation, Nate will talk about proper chair adjustment (play a short video done by NSS Interns) , discuss some variables that relate directly to working at a desk and how to overcome some challenges people may face daily.

Journals, Books & Articles

Get access to our great collection of journals, books and articles. BCCDA members can purchase either a PDF or printed format at a discounted rate.


Have many questions about the Career Development field? Visit our collection of professional resources and guidelines. Gain local research knowledge, current best practices, and many more! If you would like to contribute to our resources’ page, please contact BCCDA registrar office.

Upcoming Events


BCCDA Upcoming Training Days- Ethics and Theories Courses at Vancouver

Please share this news with your colleagues. We are back to Vancouver!

Come join us on September 18-20th, 2017 to take Career Development Ethics and Theories courses with Karen Begemann, Career Consultant & Instructor at Douglas College and Work Matters Consulting. We offer $630 (5% tax included) for both Ethics and Theories courses with a bright classroom, complimentary study materials, refreshment and lunch! 

This is a spectacular opportunity to upgrade your knowledge, fullfill the prerequisites for your CCDP designation, network and share your ideas with other professionals in the field.

Please click on the link below for more information. Register now to reserve your spot-Seats are limited!


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Important Notice to all BCCDA Members

Welcome to our new webpage! We hope that you have enjoyed the new look as much as we did. Please note that our new webpage is still in a testing mode and some functions such as find a practitioner and CCDP online submission are being tested at the moment. All BCCDA members can access your member portal using your email address as log in ID. We will send you an update by email once we complete the site.

Thank you for your patience and on-going supports!

Certification Across Canada

Is your certification valid across Canada? Check this chart from Canadian Council for Career Development showing Canadian Certification at a Glance – August 2016. Information provided for BC, Alberta, Quebec, the only provinces with formal certification. The chart contains important information on developments towards certification in Nova Scotia New Brunswick and Ontario.
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