Developing Executives (D. E.) Group

CANS Developing Executives (D.E.) Group was formed in September 2001 to encourage participation from our younger CANS members. Members of the Developing Executives Group are under 40 and work for member companies.

Get Involved!

To become involved in the Developing Executives Group, check the Developing Executives box in your ‘My Profile.’  This can be found by logging in to CANSnet with your username and password. Click on ‘MY CANSNET’ in the top right-hand side of CANSnet then click on My Profile.

Come to our next D.E. Event

Stay Tuned for Our Next Event!

In light of the ongoing pandemic, we’re reworking some of our events. Keep an eye on this space, event details will be posted as they become available!

More D.E. Networking Opportunities!

CANS Developing Executives Group hosts a number of annual events that offer networking opportunities, including:

  • Curling Bonspiel, (March)
  • Meet & Greet on the Harbour, (July)
  • Golf Tournament, (August)
  • Networking Night, (November)
  • Speaker Series, (twice throughout Fall/Winter)

To find out more, or to register for these networking events, please visit the Special Events Calendar.

Get to know your D.E. Committee!

2020-2021 Developing Executives Committee

  • Matt Rafuse, DORA Construction (Chair)
  • Austin McLennan, Meridia Recruitment Solutions
  • Laya Bou-Karam, Stantec Consulting Limited
  • Lee Folkins, Dexter Construction
  • Robert Rooney, Lindsay Construction
  • Stanley North, rcs construction
  • Brett Murray, Bird Stairs
  • Cari Wambolt, Trinity Energy Group
  • Chuck Ryan, Marco Group
  • Courtney Barbour, Wickwire Holm


For more information about the Developing Executives Group, please contact:

Michelle Peters
Event Lead, Construction Association of Nova Scotia
(902) 468-2267
Email Michelle