Canadian Vocational Association

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June 2018 Newsletter.
In focus: The future of work

Your CVA/ACFP June Newsletter will focus on the future of work.

If you would like to contribute on what automation, AI, and robotics mean for students and workers, please send your articles, papers, documents and resources to
Deadline: 20 June 2018

Votre bulletin de juin 2018 aura comme thématique Le futur du travail.

Vous pouvez contribuer à ce numéro en nous faisant parvenir vos articles, papiers, documents et ressources sur l’automatisation, l’intelligence artificielle et la robotique, et leurs effets et conséquences sur les étudiants et travailleurs à
Date butoir: 20 juin 2018


CVA/ACFP Recruitments

Executive Director

The CVA is seeking a leader who will further grow the CVA as a self sustaining, not-for-profit national organization with strong international links.(re-advertisement)

Currently, the position would require a self-starting individual working part time with a current staff of three, all working part-time from home offices.

Our preferred candidate, a Canadian citizen, would be a retired or soon to be retired management or academic executive, motivated by the CVA mandate, challenge and cognizant of the organization’s limited resources.

If you see yourself as an experienced organization builder, a communicator and a person who wants to be a major voice for competency-based and DACUM training, the complete CVA Executive Director Job Description, List of Qualifications and Employment Terms and Conditions can be viewed here.

Administrative Officer

The CVA is seeking an experienced Administrative Officer (Canadian national only) able to communicate verbally and in writing in both Canada’s official languages. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and will support the completion of the CVA’s mandates and objectives.

Currently, the position requires a self-starting individual working part-time from a home office.

Our preferred candidate would be a retired or about to be retired executive assistant or administrative officer motivated by the CVA mandates, challenges and cognizant of the organization’s limited resources.

The complete job description and requirements can be viewed here.

If you are interested in one of these positions, you are required to forward the following documents by email to Pierre Morin, President of the CVA (
– A letter (not to exceed 400 words) highlighting the considerations that make your candidacy particularly appealing and relevant;
– Your curriculum vitae.N.B.: Between finalists equally complying with the employment requirements set by the CVA, the CVA Board will favor a candidate who can communicate adequately in Canada’s two official languages. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


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The CVA/ACFP Journals 1965-2002 and the Occasional papers
The bilingual CVA/ACFP Journal was published by the association from 1965 to 2002.

The CVA Journal was produced under the direction of a bilingual editorial committee and a professional editor and was supported for a number of years by the federal government. In its final years, it was financed solely by the association. It was the only national bilingual journal produced to support best practice and research in the field of vocational education and acted also as a forum for a wide variety of emerging issues in the field. It is still used as a reference today with many libraries holding complete sets of all CVA journals ever produced.

The entire collection can be read in our web page.

The CVA also publishes occasional papers to provide a forum for a broad spectrum of vocational education issues emanating principally from Canada. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the Association. Each paper is usually intended to provide an in depth treatment of a specific topic. The occasional papers have been generated to encourage discussion on an emerging issue and to document either national or regional achievements.

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