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 Developing Executives Golf Tournament

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021

Time: Registration at 12:00 PM (noon) | Shotgun start at 1:00 PM

Location: The Links at Montague. Learn more about this course. 

Price: $85/person

Format: Nine holes, four-person scramble

REGISTER NOW: CLOSED (see you at our next event!)

DE Golf Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to PROMOTE YOUR COMPANY? Donate a door prize to the tournament! There is no limit on the number of door prizes accepted! Prizes can be dropped off at the CANS office or brought to the tournament.

Does your company want to SPONSOR a contest hole the D.E. Golf Tournament?  Sponsors pay no fee but must provide a company rep to set up signage on a hole and provide swag and/or snacks to golfers.  A table will be provided.  Also, sponsors must provide a prize for the contest on their sponsored hole, valued at $100 or more.

  • Hole #4: Closest to the Pin, Sponsorship Available!
  • Hole #5: Longest Drive, Sponsorship Available!
  • Hole #6: Hole-In-One Contest, Sponsorship Available!
  • Hole #7: Closest to the Line, Sponsorship Available!
  • Hole #9: Longest Putt, Sponsorship Available! 

To sponsor, contact Vanessa Greencorn at

In Case You Missed It

On March 10, 2021, our Developing Executives Virtual Speaker Series continued with Understanding P3s, hosted by EY’s Mike Morgan and Jim Wheeler, who have a combined 33 years’ experience working with construction projects. Curious about our speakers? To find their bios, experience and background, click here!

WATCH THIS SESSION: Find a recording online here. 

More D.E. Networking Opportunities!

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

  • Curling Bonspiel, (Spring)
  • Meet & Greet on the Harbour, (Summer)
  • Golf Tournament, (Summer)
  • Networking Night, (Fall)
  • 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

  • (Chair) Austin McLennan, Meridia Recruitment Solutions
  • (Vice-Chair) Robert Rooney, Lindsay Construction
  • Laya Bou-Karam, Stantec Consulting Limited
  • Kevin Cahill, Western Surety Company
  • David Landry, Brafasco
  • Matt MacEachern, WSP Canada Inc.
  • Brett Murray, Brandt Group of Companies
  • Stanley North, rcs construction
  • Mary Mason, Municipal Group of Companies
  • Chuck Ryan, Iron Maple Constructors Inc.


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

Vanessa Greencorn
Membership Lead, Construction Association of Nova Scotia
(902) 468-2267 (ext. 717)
Email Vanessa

Michelle Peters 
Sponsorship Lead, Construction Association of Nova Scotia
(902) 468-2267 (ext. 718)
Email Michelle