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CEWIL 2023


18-21 JUNE 2023



Why Attend CEWIL 2023?

CEWIL CONFERENCE 2023 is designed to inspire attendees to expand the possibilities for the field of Work-Integrated Learning.

Since 1973, CEWIL Canada members from post-secondary institutions across the country have worked in partnership to develop resources to promote the highest quality of post-secondary work-integrated learning programs. This is achieved through a national forum of professional WIL practitioners by establishing national standards and promoting the value of postsecondary work-integrated learning and by delivering opportunities for learning and sharing of best practices.

At CEWIL 2023 you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with faculty and WIL Practitioners

  • Learn wise practices and hear about the latest research in our field

  • Meet colleagues from across the country

  • Get inspired and learn new strategies for dealing with shared issues

  • Expand your circle of influence and grow your stakeholder base

  • Provide thought leadership by presenting your ideas, research, or programs. 

Conference Crowd

Registration is now Open

Early bird prices - Until April 15, 2023

  • $750 Member

  • $850 Non-Member 

Regular prices – starting April 16, 2023

  • $850 Member 

  • $950 Non-Member

Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Corey Seemiller  

“Who is Generation Z”

Dr. Corey Seemiller is a seasoned educator, researcher, and speaker on Generation Z. Her work has been featured on NPR and in The New York Times as well as in other news publications, podcasts, and journals around the world. With now more than a quarter million views, her TED Talk on Generation Z at TEDxDayton showcased how Generation Z plans to make a difference in the world. Her books include Generation Z Goes to College, Generation Z Leads, Generation Z: A Century in Making, and Generation Z Learns. She also co-authored the Gen Z Voices on Voting research report and the Campus of Tomorrow report and just completed her largest Gen Z study to date with more than 30,000 participants from 32 countries. Dr. Seemiller received her Bachelor's degree in Communication, Master's degree in Educational Leadership, and Ph.D. in Higher Education. She currently serves as a professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University.

Jennifer Menard-Shand

“Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation in the Workplace”

As an Indigenous French-Canadian entrepreneur, Jennifer Ménard-Shand always dreamed of leading a purpose-driven organization. Today, she lives that dream as the founder and CEO of Staff Shop, an award-winning certified diverse staffing and recruitment firm. Through sharing her inspirational entrepreneurial journey as well as insight into truth and reconciliation in the workplace; equity, diversity, and inclusion; and the labour market, she inspires leaders and their teams to reach their full potential both at home and work.


Ménard-Shand began her career in 2008 at one of Toronto’s most trusted full-service recruitment agencies, The Bagg Group (now TalentWorld). In 2013, she created Bagg @Your Service, the organization’s first hospitality and events division, before purchasing her creation in 2018 and evolving it into Staff Shop. Today, her company services hundreds of clients across North America and deploys thousands of employees across Canada as a full-service staffing and resource firm with eight service lines and a focus on global expansion.


A First Nations Ojibwe, Ménard-Shand’s entrepreneurial story celebrates the triumph of resiliency. She is a survivor of oppression having faced alcoholism, abuse, neglect, trauma, abandonment, and imposter syndrome throughout her life. She is committed to breaking the silence and putting an end to generational trauma and unhealthy cycles. There is no limit to the positive impact Staff Shop and Ménard-Shand can have on humanity. This is what drives her to do her best and inspire others to reach their full potential and leave a legacy worth following for future generations.


The Venue

Halifax Marriott Harbourfont Hotel

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Situated along the scenic Halifax waterfront, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel offers easy access to the shops and restaurants along the boardwalk as well as the Historic Properties. Fuel up for a busy day in downtown Halifax with a cup of Sissiboo Coffee Roaster Ltd coffee at Balancing Rock Coffeehouse, enjoy the harbour views from the seasonal outdoor Stone’s Throw Patio, or join Harbourstone Pour House for seasonal dishes sourced from here in Nova Scotia. Additional hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool and a fully-equipped gym. Thanks to the convenient downtown hotel location, you're perfectly placed to explore Scotiabank Centre, Casino Nova Scotia, Citadel Hill and more. 

Enjoy special group rate at 229CAD per night

  • Start Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023

  • End Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023

  • Last Day to Book: Thursday, May 18, 2023

Book your group rate for CEWIL Canada

Visit our dedicated page for delegates that will outline everything you need to know to make the most of your stay in Halifax:


Join Us as a

We are looking for advisory support in launching CEWIL 2023! Your ideas, advice and recommendations are welcome on program, sponsorship, social and much more! If you would like to volunteer, please complete the following form:

Become a Sponsor

As part of our efforts to ensure that you have a successful experience, we offer a number of helpful promotional marketing tools for all participants. Selected Sponsorship packages are available for our participants on the website.


For all sponsorship and branding opportunities, please contact:

Jennie Nilsson

Associate Director,

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