VRCA Young Construction Leaders (“YCL”), formerly the U40 Network, was established in 2008 and currently has more than 500 members. YCL is an inclusive group of next generation leaders in the Lower Mainland’s construction industry, focused on:
- Growing networks
- Accessing professional development; and
- Contributing to the Lower Mainland construction industry and our communities!
As leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion, the YCL network is committed to hosting a wide variety of initiatives where all are welcome!
YCL Calendar of Events
The Titans of Industry Mentoring panel provides young professionals with the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and to benefit from their insights as they share their experiences and lessons they've learned along the way.
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Each year the YCL Network scouts out a hip venue to pay tribute to Oktoberfest and catch up on what’s new in the construction industry. Network with over 80 young professionals while sampling local craft beer and appetizers!
At the Annual General Meeting, the YCL Executive Committee reviews the year of activities and elects their new slate of executives. After the meeting, the networking continues with a Mingler where refreshments are served.
The VRCA encourages the YCL network to participate in the YCL Executive Committee, and ultimately the VRCA Board of Directors, each of which provides them an opportunity to develop stronger leadership skills. Similarly, the YCL network is also encouraged to participate at all Division Meetings to stay up-to-date on industry issues!
Come for a night of fun and games and show off your impressive trivia skills, win some awesome prizes all while networking with peers over dinner and drinks!
Interested in visiting and learning more about local construction projects? The YCL Construction Site Tours are designed to showcase local construction projects. Participants will have the opportunity to network and mingle over dinner at a local restaurant following the tour.
Join the YCL for their inaugural Foot Golf tournament! Foot Golf is one of the world’s fastest growing sports and combines the fast-paced sport of soccer with the precision and tranquility of golf!
Enjoy one of summer's greatest pastimes with the VRCA, YCL and KidStart. Partial proceeds from the event will help pay for a kid and their coach to attend the game.
Network with over 200 current and future industry leaders on deck over cocktails and canapes while taking in the spectacular views of our beautiful city. The VRCA Boat Cruise is one of the industry’s most anticipated networking and social events of the year!
With over 150 industry professionals in attendance, the YCL Annual Golf Tournament is a great opportunity for you connect with current and future industry leaders, while golfing your best game!
The YCL Committee is committed to supporting KidStart, and other charitable organizations by donating money collected through partial event proceeds and fund-raising initiatives!
Questions about the Young Construction Leaders Network? Please contact Scott Foran, YCL Committee Chair.
Events & Sponsorship
Interested in sponsoring and attending events? Please email Afsana Akhand, Events & Sponsorship for more information!