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.

Come to our Next Event!

CANS Emerging Leaders Annual Golf Tournament

On August 19, join us at The Links at Montague for a 9-rounds of competitive play in a 3-person scramble format. Will YOU take home the trophy this year?

The tournament will be followed by a BBQ steak dinner and awards ceremony, giving you ample opportunities to network with your fellow Emerging Leaders throughout the day!

CANS Emerging Leaders Annual Golf Tournament

In Case You Missed It

Thanks for Joining CANS Emerging Leaders Meet and Greet on the Harbour!

On Wednesday, July 13, CANS Emerging Leaders reconvened for our 2022 Meet and Greet. We had a blast cruising the Halifax Harbour on the Harbour Queen, and it was a pleasure to be able to host this event again for the first time since 2019!

Thank you to everyone in our Emerging Leaders Group for joining your committee, and members of CANS staff and Board of Directors for a beautiful summer evening of networking and fun. Special thanks to our event sponsors, rcs construction Ltd. and Home Depot Pro for helping us bring this event to life!

Looking for photos from our evening? Click here to flip through our event album!

Get to know your Emerging Leaders Committee!

2021-2022 Emerging Leaders Committee

  • (Chair) Austin McLennan, Meridia Recruitment Solutions
  • (Vice-Chair) Robert Rooney, Department of Public Works
  • Kevin Cahill, Western Surety Company
  • David Landry, Brafasco
  • Matt MacEachern, WSP Canada Inc.
  • Stanley North, rcs construction
  • Chuck Ryan, Iron Maple Constructors Inc.

To get to know our Emerging Leaders Committee a little better, we asked them why they initially joined CANS Emerging Leaders (formerly Developing Executives). Click here to see what they had to say!


For more information about CANS Emerging Leaders, please contact:

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