The Young Environmental Professionals (YEP) of Canada is a national organization of local chapters dedicated to creating opportunities for young and emerging environmental and sustainability professionals.
YEP was founded in 1997 in Toronto and has expanded to include chapters in the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau), Calgary, Vancouver, and Edmonton.
In just twelve years, YEP has grown to include over 700 members and involve over 2,000 people in its knowledge network. YEP hosts over 50 events per year across Canada for young professionals and emerging leaders. YEP delivers events such as the Forum for Emerging Environmental Leaders (in Toronto and Vancouver), monthly speaker and networking events, professional development workshops, conferences, and mentoring programs.
Join YEP - as a member, mentor, volunteer, or sponsor - to become part of a new generation of young leaders who are developing their environmental careers and contributing to sustainable communities.
Want to see more? Check out our YEP brochure.
YEP Forum for Emerging Environmental Leaders @ Globe 2010
The Globe 2010 Conference was a breakthrough for young professionals because of three major initiatives, all of which include the Young Environmental Professionals. These initiatives, focused on youth leadership, are a result of a commitment by the Globe Foundation, Cenovus Energy, the Delphi Group, the Young Environmental Professionals of Canada, TD Bank, ARC Resources, Conoco Phillips, Direct Energy, Suncor Energy, and TransCanada.
- The Forum for Emerging Environmental Leaders brought together over 100 of today’s young leaders, policy makers and entrepreneurs with speakers and mentors to focus on tomorrow’s green economy. The Forum included keynote speeches, the Globe Town Hall on environment and business, mentor meetings and a call for action.
- The Globe Foundation will establish a new award to youth leadership on the environment to highlight outstanding effort and achievement.
- A new scholarship will be created with leadership by Cenovus Energy to support young Canadian leaders studying at Canadian universities and colleges.