Attend CANS 2022 Virtual Member Mixer


Are you looking to foster connections in Cape Breton? Attend our virtual Member Mixer — no commute necessary! On January 19, CANS first Member Mixer of 2022 will focus on our members in Sydney, helping you establish and expand your network of industry partners across Cape Breton.

Benefits for Attendees:
  • Hear about upcoming infrastructure work;
  • Grow your network of connections in Cape Breton;
  • Learn about local programs and opportunities for support;
  • Reconnect with CANS and voice your needs;
  • Gain dedicated time to meet industry partners.

Want to recruit and develop your workforce in 2022? Cape Breton Partnership joins CANS to talk about their Connector Program, which connects new graduates, newcomers and qualified professionals with community and business leaders in Cape Breton.

Learn about Cape Breton Partnership’s Building Tomorrow campaign and dive into one of Cape Breton’s major healthcare redevelopment projects during our Project Talk.

Discover how CANS is working for you and hear an update on our Strategic Plan from President and CEO Duncan Williams. Throughout it all, make new connections and foster existing relationships with attendees and presenters in our breakout room sessions.

Speaker Bios:

Ayha El-Darahali

Ayha El-Darahali is the Cape Breton Connector Program Coordinator with the Cape Breton Partnership, a simple and effective networking program that connects driven individuals with industry leaders who can help facilitate the growth of their careers here in Cape Breton-Unama’ki. She knows firsthand the importance of the Cape Breton Connector Program as the program helped her jump-start her career through her participation in the Hire Me Cape Breton pitch competition where she won first place. Prior to her move to Cape Breton-Unama’ki and her current role, she lived in Halifax and was the Project Coordinator for a province-wide campaign called Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia for three years.

Jeremy Martell

Jeremy Martell is the Director of Communications with the Cape Breton Partnership and leads the Cape Breton Partnership’s Building Tomorrow Campaign. This campaign highlights the five major projects underway in Cape Breton – Unama’ki that will revitalize the Island and put more people to work while promoting Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s Construction Sector and the opportunities it offers for our local communities, businesses, and workforce. Jeremy is originally from Isle Madame, Richmond County, and previously worked with the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.

Roy MacDonald

Roy MacDonald is manager of Project Management Services with Nova Scotia Lands. For the last 25 years, Roy performed supervisory and management roles with the Nova Scotia Department of Public Works in Highway Operations and Special Projects. Prior to that, he worked in the private construction industry contributing to many multi-million dollar industrial, heavy civil and highway projects. He and his wife live in Sydney Mines.

Event Details:

  • When: January 19, 2022
  • Where: Zoom
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.


For Event Info, Contact:

Vanessa Jones
Membership Lead
Cell: 902-237-0057