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 (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.’

Up Next for CANS Emerging Leaders!

Get ready to make a difference at Frenchman Lake for our 2024 Community Pick-Me-Up! Join us on May 23 as we come together to keep our communities clean, benefit wildlife habitats, boost tourism, and preserve our province’s natural beauty for generations to come. See you there, Emerging Leaders!

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!

Community Pick-Me-Up – May 23, 2024

Meet & Greet on the Harbour – July 24, 2024

Golf Tournament – September 2024

Networking Night – November 2024

Get to know your Emerging Leaders Committee!

2023-2024 Emerging Leaders Committee

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

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