NOVEMBER 16, 2021

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Canada Career Month and You – It’s Possible!


Every November, Canada celebrates the importance of accessing meaningful work and the individuals who connect career services and education so that all Canadians are better prepared to develop their careers. The Career Month website offers excellent resources, including a useful Career Decision Workbook, which is aligned with the CATS Career Framework. The Canada Career Month theme this year is, It’s Possible, as we see the Canadian economy gain strength and we emerge from what we assume is the worst of the pandemic, we know that the future is bright. Whatever your career aspirations, it’s possible!


If you haven’t connected with CATS before, Canada Career Month may signal the perfect time! Email us at, or get social with us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We also look forward to *seeing* you at our upcoming events!


"When nothing is sure, everything is possible." - Margaret Drabble


Virtually yours,


The CATS Team



Wishing you well Emilie!


CATS Community, it is with mixed feelings that we announce that Emilie Salvi has left CATS to pursue an exciting career opportunity. While we feel her absence and miss her daily contributions to the CATS team, we are thrilled that she found the purpose and courage to take the next important step in her career. We wish her continued success and take this opportunity to thank her for building a dynamic strategic volunteer and service-learning framework and developing creative initiatives like the Career Lab.


While a valuable member of CATS, Emilie facilitated 1000+ individual advising sessions, made 300+ strategic volunteer connections for students and alumni, led 50+ career-related workshops, collaborated on 40+ networking events and served on several committees. If you had the distinct pleasure of knowing her, you have experienced her warmth, patience, responsiveness, empathy and generally radiant personality.


Please join us in wishing her well!

CATS Leading the Way in Career Services on a National Level



Our very own Nayo Gariepy is this year’s Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) National Conference Chair! CATS is infinitely proud of Nayo’s arsenal of skills and relentless enthusiasm, which shaped this year’s Conference. From November 15-19, delegates from across Canada will participate in 40+ sessions and discuss trends and best practices.


CATS will lead three of these sessions: a round table on timely topics in continuing education, a presentation detailing the CATS 7-Step Career Map Framework and a presentation about our PowerSkills events.


Félicitations cher Nayo! And we look forward to bringing you – the CATS community the latest in career service initiatives!

Upcoming Events


Storytelling is a proven tool that is key to positively influencing people, driving positive change, shifting corporate cultures, establishing credibility, connecting people and championing ideas. This interactive workshop will help kick start your storytelling prowess through practical tips and fun activities.




Join Ten Thousand Coffees' exclusive workshop led by people-leaders and career experts during Career Month for best practices, tips, and tricks to conquer every interview you have!



Mentorship Matters!



This new section of CATS Corner is dedicated to mentorship and the many ways it can help your launch and position your career.


When you are growing your network and trying to establish yourself in your respective field, having a motivated mentor can really help you gain insight and build your confidence.


The CATS team is also on Ten Thousand Coffees, a platform that helps pair you with a mentor and, if you are interested, a mentee as well! We invite you to join our Hub to grow your network and meet some great connections along the way.

Research shows mentorship has a positive impact, but despite the facts, many people still don’t actively participate in mentoring. No matter what stage you are in your career, a mentor can have a positive impact on your engagement at work, increase your chances of promotion, and solidify your sense of purpose.


For this first edition, we decided to share this YouTube clip to help discover and understand the ins and outs of mentorship.


If you’re not sure where to start, here are steps on how to find a mentor to best help you and your career. Watch video.



Career Month Resources

CATS on Video


In every edition of CATS Corner, you’ll find CATS on Video. Check this spot to find timely videos on personal and professional development topics featuring the CATS team and special guests!


Today on CATS on Video: Designing Your Career and Life Vision: Five Secrets to Career and Life Master


Taking on the future of work together!


On November 10th, learning leaders from around the globe tuned into Udemy’s annual event and now you can experience it on-demand. Each session is designed to inspire new ideas and leave you feeling empowered to move your company forward. Enjoy the show:


  • Why power skills are the future. Watch replay.
  • Is working from home working? How much of the “Great Resignation” is due to burnout, and how can companies thrive in a hybrid world? Watch replay.
  • Going from awareness to action
    A conversation with Arianna Huffington. Watch replay.



Are you looking for inspiring career transitions? Discover seven candid stories about driven people (like yourself!) who transformed their professional journey.


Calling All Community Organizations In the CATS Network


As we approach the holidays and in the spirit of giving back, McGill’s School of Continuing Studies is looking for nonprofit organizations interested in joining the Service Learning Program in winter 2022. The goal is to support the community by providing engaged and enthusiastic students with opportunities to apply what they learn through volunteering work.


If you or someone you know is seeking motivated volunteers to join the nonprofit sector, please contact

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