As Director of Career Services at the University of Manitoba, Vice Chair of Manitoba Association for Career Development and past Sr. Career Development Consultant for the Province of Manitoba, Ms. Langlais has been involved in a range of career development initiatives both provincially and nationally. She currently sits on the national advisory group for the project Supporting Canadians to Navigate Learning and Work and represented Manitoba on the FLMM Career Development Services Working Group taking a lead on several projects including the Pan-Canadian Mapping Study of the Career Development Sector. She has also led numerous working groups related to enhancing the quality and effectiveness of career services through resource development, practitioner professional development and evaluation.
Ms. Langlais has been employed in the area of career development for more than 28 years. She has worked with a broad range of client groups including individuals with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, EI recipients, social assistance recipients and individuals with mental health challenges. Ms. Langlais has worked across the spectrum of service from frontline service delivery to policy work to her current role in management. In 2006, she commenced work on Manitoba’s career development portfolio. In this role, Ms. Langlais managed the Government of Manitoba cross-departmental career development strategy through which horizontal partnerships were developed between departments and community groups, with a focus on improving the social and economic well-being of Manitobans. In her current capacity her focus is on helping students make informed career decision that support meaningful labour market connections.