To develop a young executive’s network (under 40 years) in order to provide an atmosphere of networking to build relationships within the construction community; to present information, professional development and leadership or mentorship opportunities that will benefit the individual U40 members and their respective companies; to participate in community engagement initiatives; and to support and promote career paths in the construction industry.


U40 is proudly supported by the Vancouver Island Construction Association.


The VICA U40 Network has two separate functions every other month:

  • Leadership Meetings: Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings. The purpose is to discuss upcoming programming, as well as to plan and shape the committee.
  • Networking & Professional Development Events: All VICA U40 members are encouraged to attend. These events vary by month and they will focus on fulfilling our mandate. 


Check out the event calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.


  • U40 Central Island & Victoria Mixer | April 20, 2017 (post-CCVI Forum)
  • Speaker Series: Mike Lorenz | June 22, 2017
  • Speaker Series: John Hiebert | August 17, 2017 
  • U40 Mentor Breakfast with Greg Constable, IWCD | December 7, 2017 
  • U40 Mentor Breakfast with Christy Nikel, LEAN U | May 3, 2018

Sponsoring an event

Sponsorship varies and includes:

  • Logo on the save the date, registration, and reminder emails;
  • Logo on the registration page;
  • Option to speak for 5 minutes at the start of the meeting; and
  • Option to distribute promo or marketing information to the

Email Sarah at for more information.

Interested in joining?

Contact the U40 Central Island Chair, Yosuf Suna.

The U40 Central Island Leadership Team

Yosef Suna Knappett Industries Chair
Byron Tarby National Contracting Solutions Vice Chair
Drew Fisher Ecklundson Construction Secretary
Tyler Cody Osprey Electric Sponsorship
Jason Howlett Current Millwork Ltd.  Past Chair
Jennifer McAskill Read Jones Christoffersen Member-at-large
Stephanie Lindberg Stephanie Lindberg Drafting & Design Member-at-large
Kyle Knox R.W. (Bob) Wall Ltd. Member-at-large
John Bradburne IWCD Ltd. Member-at-large
Serena Huppe VICA Member-at-large