Constructing valuable and inclusive opportunities for developing industry leaders.

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

CANS Emerging Leaders Group hosts a number of annual events that offer networking opportunities, including:

  • Curling Bonspiel (Spring)
  • Community Pick-Me-Up (Spring)
  • Meet & Greet on the Harbour (Summer)
  • Golf Tournament (Summer)
  • Networking Night (Fall)
  • Speaker Series (twice throughout Fall/Winter)

Get Involved!

To become involved with CANS Emerging Leaders, 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.

CANS Emerging Leaders 2023 Networking Night

Nervous about networking? Don’t worry, everyone is! Our E.L. Committee members will be encouraging everyone to connect with new people, ensuring no one sticks with their usual crowd and they’ll be happy to make introductions.

  • Date:  Thursday, November 16, 2023
  • Time: On-site check-in at 6 p.m. The event ends approximately at 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Garrison Brewing Company in Halifax, NS
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Registration: SOLD OUT!

This event is the perfect opportunity for the CANS Emerging Leaders to meet, network, and connect with our industry’s leaders! We’ll have pizza available for registered attendees and two drinks tickets are included with each registration, which can be used for beer, cider, or non-alcoholic beverages.

50/50 Raffle in Support of Mental Health

Don’t forget to bring cash for 50/50! At each of our events,  your Emerging Leaders Committee will be holding a raffle with half the funds going to support the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia! Tickets are 1 for $2 or 3 for $5.

Save these Dates!

Each year, CANS Emerging Leaders Group hosts a slate of engaging events to help you make valuable industry connections. See below for some upcoming dates and stay tuned for event and registration details, which will be shared here, in CANS Weekly Newsletter, and on CANS social networks!

Networking Night – November 16, 2023

Fall Speaker SeriesTBC

Get to know your Emerging Leaders Committee!

2023-2024 Emerging Leaders Committee

  • (Chair) Stanley North, rcs construction
  • (Vice-Chair) Kevin Cahill, Aon
  • Nicole Baker, Eastward Energy
  • Jake Brennan, Iron Maple Constructors Inc.
  • Kat Burris, R&D Crane
  • Adam Castellani, Able Electric
  • David Landry, Brafasco
  • Danny Luong, Marco Group
  • Elizabeth MacArthur, Municipal Group
  • Matt MacEachern, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Heidi Victoria Sullivan, Grey Cardinal

In Case You Missed It

Looking for photos from our past events? Click here to visit CANS Flicker and see what we’ve been up to!


For more information about CANS Emerging Leaders, please contact:

Taylor Shaw
Policy & Research Lead, Construction Association of Nova Scotia
(902) 210-1720
Email Taylor