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. Today, SYP has active chapters in British Columbia (Vancouver, Victoria), Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge), Manitoba (Winnipeg) , Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) and Ontario (Toronto, Ottawa) with plans to expand into other regions in the near future.
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.