International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance
IAEVG is the leading international organization of practitioners, researchers and leaders in educational and vocational guidance counselling. It was created in 1951 and includes more than 16,000 individual members or corporate members representing forty national and regional associations in career guidance counselling, located in fifty countries, spread out on six continents. It produces a newsletter in the four official languages of the Organization: French, English, Spanish and German. It produces a recognized international journal : the « International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance » and it support the organization of an international conference held once a year.
This conference is hosted in different countries, depending on its national association’s capacity to greet the event. Canada was the host of this international conference in 1975 (Québec City), in 1990 (Montréal), in 2001 (Vancouver) and it will be held in 2014 in Québec City again. Each of these international conferences attracted over 1,000 delegates.
The annual conference will be held in Montpellier (France) in 2013 and was held in Mannheim (Germany) in 2012, Cape Town (South Africa) in 2011, Cairns (Australia) in 2011, Bangalore (India) in 2010, Wellington (New Zealand) in 2009, Jyväskylä (Finland) in 2009, Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2008, Padua (Italy) in 2007, Copenhagen (Denmark) in 2006, Lisbon(Portugal) in 2005
L’Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (OCCOQ)
OCCOQ has a membership of 2,450 professionals who hold a master’s level university education, located in all regions of Québec and working in different sectors: education, employment, rehabilitation, health, public and private sectors, private practice.
- Ensure to the public the quality of guidance services offered by its members to the public.
- Ensure the competence of those who adhere to the order and support its members in maintaining and developing their professional skills.
- Advocate on issues of public concern, in matters affecting the profession, and thus exert an influential role in society.
- Create a space for professional exchanges between members which will permit them to continuously improve their practice and
continuously participate in the development of their profession.
Over the years, these activities reflect the practice of career counselors. It allows them to update their skills, by participating in major conferences and workshops and to discuss about important social issues. OCCOQ can therefore count on an extensive experience in organizing events. The vast majority of symposiums and congresses organized by OCCOQ have attained a very high level of satisfaction amongst its participants. OCCOQ is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014.
Regroupement québécois des organismes pour le développement de l’employabilité (RQuODE)
Founded in 1987, the « Regroupement québécois des organismes pour le développement de l’employabilité » (RQuODE) is a non-for- profit organization (NGO) whose members are located in 13 of the 17 regions of Québec. RQuODE’s mission is to bring together and support community organizations specialized in developing employability, in order to promote workplace integration of people with employment difficulties. RQuODE is powered by values of social justice, equality, fairness and respect.
As one of the main leaders in the area of employability, RQuODE is a recognized and innovative community network which aims at mobilizing and continuously strengthening the organizational capacity of its members, so they can fully play their roles in regards to employability and also adapt their practices, not only to the changing labour market, but to the new realities of its various communities as well.
This vision is achieved by dynamic membership mobilization, increased visibility, professional recognition, as well as the continuous adaptation of practices to the new realities at work and in society. RQuODE is actively involved within Canadian networks specializing in employability development, especially the Canadian Coalition of Community-Based Employability Training (CCCBET) and it alsoparticipates in various activities touching Canadian interest from coast to coast. RQuODE regroups 65 member organizations representing more than 45,000 people involved in employment assistance programs. These organizations employ more than 1,000 people.