History of SKCDA

History

The SKCDA was formed in 2015 to fill a need in Saskatchewan for a common hub to connect Career Development Professionals working in diverse locations and sectors (e.g., education, non-profit, business, government) throughout the province.

  • In 2015, Charlene McLean, Susan McKay, Lidija Spasic and Jennifer Broughton spearheaded an initiative that resulted in formally establishing an inclusive members association for Career Development Professionals in Saskatchewan.
  • In addition to providing a support network for those in the field, establishing a provincial association opened the door to joining the Canadian Council for Career Development (CCCD), the national umbrella group and voice of Career Development associations and partner groups across the country as well as other leading edge career development agencies across Canada. The field of career services is continually expanding and it is important to be informed regarding ideas, new and research So much is happening across Canada and around the world – we want to stay current and connected.
  • The Saskatchewan Career Development Association, Inc. (SKCDA) was established as a non-profit corporation on July 23, 2015.
  • The First General Meeting (GM) was held on April 8, 2016 at the University of Regina’s Career Centre, with remote access for members to participate from around the province.
  • The First Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on December 16, 2016 in two locations (YWCA Saskatoon and the University of Regina Career Centre), with remote access provided by teleconference.

Initial Committee Members

The first few years the focus of SKCDA was to build a strong organizational foundation. We recruited Career Development Professionals from around the province to help. The committee and members listed:

Executive Committee - Directors

  • Susan McKay, University of Regina Career Centre
  • Jennifer Broughton, SKCDA Director
  • Lidija SpasicSaskatchewan Polytechnic​, Regina

Communications and Social Media

  • Jennifer Broughton, SKCDA Director
  • Lidija SpasicSaskatchewan Polytechnic​, Regina
  • ​Amber-Joy Boyd, Vision Loss Rehabiliation, Regina
  • Keith Lee, Catholic Family Services, Regina​ ​

Finance and Budget

  • Jennifer Broughton, SKCDA Director
  • Kathy Palmer, The Regina Work Preparation Centre

Membership Development

  • Jennifer Broughton, SKCDA Director

Resource Development

  • Jennifer Broughton, SKCDA Director
  • Keith Lee, Catholic Family Services, Regina
  • Lemoya Lorensen, Prince Albert

Nominations and Elections

  • Jennifer Broughton, SKCDA Director
  • Kathy Palmer, The Regina Work Preparation Centre
  • Tisham Mohammed, Saskatoon Open Door Society 

Administrative Structure and Elections

  • Kathy Palmer, The Regina Work Preparation Centre
  • Susan McKay, University of Regina Career Centre

Constitution and Bylaws

  • Chris Bailey, Independent Consultant
  • Susan McKay, University of Regina Career Centre

Membership Structure and Fees

  • Dawn Linnick, YWCA Saskatoon
  • Chris Bailey, Independent Consultant
  • Marian J. Holmes, Dream Discoveries Training Services, Saskatoon
  • Susan McKay, University of Regina Career Centre

Mission, Vision and Values

  • Chris Bailey, Independent Consultant
  • Marian J. Holmes, Dream Discoveries Training Services, Saskatoon
  • Dawn Linnick, YWCA Saskatoon
  • Susan McKay, University of Regina Career Centre

Website Development

  • Lidija Spasic, Saskatchewan Polytechnic​, Regina
  • Jennifer Broughton, SKCDA Director
  • Shawneen Bird, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Saskatoon

Fundraising and Promotions

  • Jennifer Broughton, SKCDA Director
  • Chantelle Houchen, Regina Open Door Society, Regina
  • Shawneen Bird, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Saskatoon

Education and Professional Development

  • Margie Gehl, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina
  • Amber Clare, Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
  • Marian J. Holmes, Dream Discoveries Training Services, Saskatoon
  • William Wu, Human Resources Professional, Regina
  • Tisham Mohammed, Saskatoon Open Door Society
  • Keith Lee, Catholic Family Services, Regina
  • Sunbo Tobylade, Regina

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Peter Lavalley, Education Consultant, Regina
  • Emily Hurd, Partners in Employment/Saskatchewan Abilities Council, Saskatoon
  • Marian J. Holmes, Dream Discoveries Training Services, Saskatoon
  • Amber Clare, Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
  • Tisham Mohammad, Saskatoon Open Door Society
  • Lemoya Lorensen, Prince Albert

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