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!

Our first event of 2023 will be CANS Emerging Leaders Annual Curling Bonspiel. Registration will be opening soon, so keep watch to claim your and compete in this friendly tournament!

CANS Emerging Leaders Annual Curling Bonspiel
Stay Tuned for your 2023 Save the Dates!

COMING SOON! We’re busy gearing up for another slate of engaging events to help you make valuable industry connections. Stay tuned for dates and events details, which will be shared here, in CANS Weekly Newsletter and on social.

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!

Get to know your Emerging Leaders Committee!

2022-2023 Emerging Leaders Committee

  • (Chair) Robert Rooney, Department of Public Works
  • Austin McLennan, Meridia Recruitment Solutions
  • Kevin Cahill, Western Surety Company
  • David Landry, Brafasco
  • Matt MacEachern, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Stanley North, rcs construction
  • Kat Burris – R&D Crane
  • Nicole Bake – Eastward Energy
  • Jake Brennan, Iron Maple Constructors Inc.
  • Jayme Niford – Bird Construction


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