Emerging Green Professionals

Who are the Emerging Green Professionals?

The Emerging Green Professionals (EGPs) is the young professionals chapter of the Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter (CaGBC-GTC), made up of a group of young professionals committed to being leaders of change in the green building industry. As members of the EGP executive committee, we work to organize quarterly events and programs specifically designed for the EGP demographic. 

Our mission is to support the CaGBC’s mission of facilitating market transformation by supporting the professional development of students and young professionals in the sector, mainly through educational programs, career development opportunities, and networking events.

As of 2019 there are nearly 500 EGP members aligned with the Greater Toronto Chapter, comprising about a third of the Chapter's membership. Emerging Green Professionals are seen as the future of the Chapter and therefore enjoy the benefits of regular chapter members at a discounted annual rate.

Learn more about our EGPs below:

Membership Benefits
EGP Executive Committee
Sponsorship Opportunities


Membership Benefits:

  1. Employees of national member companies will receive the same benefits (Specialist or Advocate) extended to their employer plus these Chapter Member benefits. Click here for an outline of Chapter benefits
  2. Discounts on Chapter events and programming
  3. Voting privileges at the EGP level


If you are a student or 30 years of age or younger you are eligible for membership as an EGP.

To become an EGP member of the Greater Toronto Chapter, follow these steps: 

  1. Create your profile and select EGP under member options.
  2. Immediately send proof of age or student status (a copy of either a valid Provincial Driver’s License or Student Card) to GreaterTorontoChapter@cagbc.org.
  3. Once we receive your proof of eligibility, we will authorize your account and you will receive email confirmation from us that your EGP status has been approved.

NOTE: If you are an employee of a national member company, you are entitled to a free Chapter membership. Be sure your profile is linked to your employer and your complimentary membership will be activated. 

EGP Executive Committee:

The EGP Executive Committee is an official committee of the CaGBC-GTC with representation on the Chapter Leadership Board. The committee is led by two co-chairs and twelve executive members. Click here to see the EGP Executive Committee's Diversity and Inclusion Commitment.

Yannick Choquet,
Building Science Technologist,

Aya El-Halabi (Co-Chair),
Sustainability and Energy Performance Specialist, BentallGreenOak

Patricia Escobar, Sustainability Manager, University of Toronto Scarborough

Gabrielle Kozhukh-Joo (Co-Chair), Founder/ Creative Director - Mindwell Design

Yvonne Ho,
Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility, Hazelview Properties

Michael Mousa,
Sustainability Consultant, DIALOG

Connor Reed, Associate,
Reshape Infrastructure Strategies

Jasmine Wong, Mechanical Designer, 
DEI Consulting Engineers

Connie Lei, Intern Architect/Designer, WZMH Architects

Evangeline Stone, Sustainable Business Management Graduate, Seneca College

Adrian Muntean, Senior Laboratory Technician, UL


Kajen Singham, Sustainability Specialist, Footprint

Sheriza Jiwani,
Energy Analyst,
EQ Building Performance Inc

Simonne Varela,
Building Sciences Consultant,
WSP Canada Inc.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Our committee is made up entirely of dedicated volunteers and we rely strongly on sponsors to help subsidize the cost of materials, marketing, venue rental and modest refreshments at our events. 

Sponsorship benefits:

  • Recognition as EGP Event Sponsor on event website, e-newsletter, email correspondence, and other marketing collateral, with links to sponsor homepage where applicable
  • Logo on signage displayed at event
  • Verbal acknowledgement by event organizers at event
  • In addition, sponsors would also get the unique opportunity to connect with bright young industry leaders, and promote your company to potential new hires

If you are interested in being an official EGP sponsor or would like to learn more about sponsorship benefits, please contact us at GreaterTorontoChapter@cagbc.org.


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