ERIC Number: ED375336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Employment Counselling in Canada.
Conger, D. Stuart; And Others
Concerned with the availability of vocational counseling services in Canada, this report offers definitive information on career and employment counseling offered by educational institutions, social agencies, and Canada Employment Centres. After extensive consultation and field testing, questionnaires were developed to cover the following areas: characteristics of the communities, agencies, clients, and counselors; the nature of counseling services; and administrative practices. Investigators mailed three survey instruments to counselors, supervisors/managers, and funding agencies in over 145 municipalities across Canada. A total of 1,475 questionnaires were returned in time for inclusion in this analysis. Results included information about employment/career/vocational counseling services available to youth and adults through Employment and Immigration Canada, from community-based groups, through the educational system, and from social services. Nine key issues arose from the study: (1) absence of leadership; (2) career and employment counseling's isolation from the mainstream of programs and services; (3) professionalism/training; (4) restructuring of career and employment counseling services; (5) evaluation of counseling; (6) equity; (7) the management of counseling; (8) counseling resources; and (9) those who need career and employment counseling. Includes an action plan to address these key issues. (RJM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Canadian Labour Force Development Board, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada