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 each month:

  • Leadership Meetings:
    Everyone is welcome to attend. The purpose is to discuss upcoming programming, as well as to plan and shape the committee.
  • Networking & Professional Development Events: 
    All U40 members are encouraged to attend. These events vary, with each one focused on fulfilling our mandate. 


Curious about sponsoring an event?

Sponsorship varies and includes:

  • Logo in email marketing;
  • Logo on the registration page;
  • Option to speak for five (5) minutes at the start of the meeting; and
  • Option to distribute promo or marketing information to attendees.


The U40 Victoria Leadership Team

Chair Barclay Ellis Trades Labour Corp
Vice Chair Doug Paterson Farmer Construction Ltd.
Secretary  AJ Winters JLT Canada
Events & Communications Jayna Wiewiorowski Camosun College - Women in Trades
Membership Engagement Director Chris Williams  Houle Electric
Construction Careers Director Jordan Perrault Construction Foundation of BC
Director at Large  Joe Pipitone Centra Windows
Director at Large  Brianna Belzile Kinetic Construction Ltd.
Director at Large Navid Ramer Houle Electric 
Director at Large Danny Bennallack Houle Electric 
Director at Large Szymon Koscik Houle Electric 
Past Chair/Sponsorship Eric Ulrich Playsted Sheet Metal

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