Manitoba Association for Career Development (MACD) Profile

L – R back row: Troy Mercer, Maria Poworoznik,  Jenny Cook, Ainslie Armstrong Laurie Hall, Randy Horel, Tika Adhikari, Debbie Del Mundo Donato, Robert Shewchuk, Clive Hanuschak  L – R front: Charlene Stoneham, Tracey Ediger, Ahniko Handford, Karen Emberly

L – R back row: Troy Mercer, Maria Poworoznik, Jenny Cook, Ainslie Armstrong Laurie Hall, Randy Horel, Tika Adhikari, Debbie Del Mundo Donato, Robert Shewchuk, Clive Hanuschak L – R front: Charlene Stoneham, Tracey Ediger, Ahniko Handford, Karen Emberly

Who we are: We are an association of and for Career Development Practitioners and anyone interested in the field of career development and employment services. 

Our goals are to:
– Support Manitoba’s career and employment services and those working in the field
– Create opportunities to network with each other and our organizations
– Promote provincial certification in our field

This group welcomes career practitioners, career counsellors/coaches, employment counsellors, job developers, and anyone in a related field to network and get to know each other by sharing information, resources, ideas, educational and training opportunities, and more.

MACD Meeting

L – R: Charlene Stoneham far left, Ainslie Armstrong, Maria Poworoznik, Jenny Cook, Laurie Hall, Tracey Ediger, Ahniko Handford, Clive Hanuschak

L – R: Charlene Stoneham far left, Ainslie Armstrong, Maria Poworoznik, Jenny Cook, Laurie Hall, Tracey Ediger, Ahniko Handford, Clive Hanuschak

While we don’t officially have a Board yet, and the “staff” we have are volunteers (you know who you are, and **THANK you!**) we DID have 14 amazing members of the Manitoba Association for Career Development (MACD) meet on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Winnipeg Transition Centre. This was our 7th meeting since our very first meeting on May 10, 2013, and now we have pictures to prove it! Frank Batskor, our official photographer, caught some candid shots as well as a group shot, and I’m glad he did; those are the BEST smiles I ever did see!

Many thanks to Clive Hanuschak, our superlative webmaster and honorary MACD member, for joining us.

MACD Members

Troy Mercer, Charlene Stoneham, Ainslie Armstrong, Maria Poworoznik, Jenny Cook

Troy Mercer, Charlene Stoneham, Ainslie Armstrong, Maria Poworoznik, Jenny Cook

Exciting website idea coming out of the meeting: we’ll be featuring each of our organizations on the MACD website on a rotating basis. This gives us an opportunity to advertise our staff, events, and programs in another venue on the Internet, while learning about each other in the process. Taking Charge! has volunteered to be our first up. Look for Taking Charge! taking bows in this space soon.

Coming Up

Clive Hanuschak, Karen Emberly, Robert Shewchuk

Clive Hanuschak, Karen Emberly, Robert Shewchuk

Please know we always welcome new members!  Simply click on the “Join MACD” link to the right, or go to the “Join MACD” link on the tab at the top. Our meetings presently are monthly, and dates and times for the rest of this year are noted below:

August 14, 2014:   YES Manitoba: 3:00 – 4:30 pm

September 11, 2014: Manitoba Start 3:00 – 4:30

October 09, 2014:    The Immigrant Centre   3:00 – 4:30

November 06, 2014:    Success Skills Centre  3:00 – 4:30

No meeting slated for December.

Thanks again to all those who attend our meetings. It is always such a pleasure to see each of you again, and to be introduced to those of you whom I had yet had the privilege. 

Keep being fabulous!

Ahniko