The BRITISH COLUMBIA CAREER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (BCCDA) is a non-profit professional association registered under the Society Act in the Province of BC. Incorporated in 2009, the BCCDA was formed through the merger of two successful, well established, BC career sector associations: BC Career Management Association (LMI Career Management Association of BC) and ENET Society (Employment, Network, Education and Training Society). As the services and memberships of these two associations converged, both boards and memberships voted to merge to create one streamline, stronger and more dynamic professional association for career and employment professionals in BC - the BCCDA.
The BCCDA is recognized as a global leader in supporting competent and ethical Career Development Practitioners and advocates for the profession in order that the highest quality of service is provided.
In support of this vision, the mission and purposes of the BCCDA, as stated in our constitution, are:
To advance the practice and professionalism of career practitioners in BC and to promote the highest quality of career development service to the public.
To fulfill our purpose we currently engage in the following activities:
Our membership is comprised of professionals across the spectrum of career and employment practices and services in BC. These include professionals in employment, rehabilitation, career counselling, human resource management, settlement, other and related fields, working in a wide range of environments including (but not limited to) government funded employment programs, non-profit and other community agencies, private career and employment service companies, employers, outplacement and career transitions services, independent/self-employed practitioners, public secondary and post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities and private training colleges.