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

CANS D.E. Group is back in 2021, continuing our Speaker Series with a session focused on Understanding P3s. On March 10, we’ll be joined by EY’s Mike Morgan and Jim Wheeler, who have a combined 33 years’ experience working with construction projects.

Developing Executives Virtual Speaker Series, Understanding P3s

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Online!


  • Mike Morgan, P.Eng Lead Advisory – Infrastructure Advisory (Ernst & Young)
  • Jim Wheeler, Senior Vice President – Infrastructure Advisory (Ernst & Young)

REGISTER NOW: NOW CLOSED – see you there!

Curious about our speakers? To find their bios, experience and background, click here!

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 (Chair)
  • Lee Folkins, Dexter Construction (Vice-Chair)
  • Austin McLennan, Meridia Recruitment Solutions
  • Laya Bou-Karam, Stantec Consulting Limited
  • Robert Rooney, Lindsay Construction
  • Stanley North, rcs construction
  • Brett Murray, Bird Stairs
  • Chuck Ryan, Iron Maple
  • 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

Vanessa Greencorn
Membership Lead, Construction Association of Nova Scotia
(902) 237-0057
Email Vanessa