The Student and Young Professional (SYP) program encourages community engagement, career development, and knowledge-sharing among the young water professionals of Canada. SYP members include students and early-career professionals who have graduated within the past three years. The National SYP is a group of SYP members from across Canada who provide support to local SYP chapters, help connect local SYP to their provincial Branches, develop resources for SYP, organize national-level SYP events, and represent SYP on the CWRA National Board. Local SYP chapters are run by interested and active individuals to plan events and networking activities for their area. They may be geared to students at specific school, or may be organized by young professionals outside of an educational setting.
Local SYP chapter contacts are listed below on the website. If you would like additional help getting in touch with your local chapter, or would like help starting a local SYP chapter, get in touch with SYP National.
SYP’s mission is to engage youth involved in the water resources sector and provide them opportunities for skills development, networking, and knowledge-sharing.
SYP chapters are currently home to over 150 members with a shared interest in water issues. Since 2001 over, hundreds of CWRA members have participated in informative seminars, workshops, and a range of water-related activities organized by SYP at local and regional levels.