Value To Young Pipeliners Committee
Mandate: to deliver Young Pipeliners’ flagship event – the 2021 YPAC conference and to develop rewarding and meaningful member development programs.
Organizational Success Committee
Mandate: To develop and maintain strong sponsor relationships, and to attract, engage, and retain our industry leader advisor committee.
Impact On Industry Committee
Mandate: Develop and engage with external partners, industry associations, and educational institutions to represent Young Pipeliners and young professionals.
Communication, Marketing & Government Engagement Committee
Mandate: Develop and execute a communications and marketing strategy to reach young pipeliners, industry, members of the public, and Canada’s government at all levels to advocate on behalf of young pipeliners and industry professionals.
Impact Advisory Groups
Mandate: The Innovation Council ensures that YPAC members are integrated into initiatives driving growth, technology adoption, and bold thinking in the pipeline industry. Acting as a Liaison with Avatar Innovations, the Council provides input into engaging young pipeliners in key initiatives.
Chair: Lindsay Drozdiak
Indigenous Inclusion Committee
Mandate: The Indigenous Inclusion Committee (IIC) is responding to the call for inclusion and reconciliation by developing meaningful dialogue and formal programs within YPAC.
Purpose: To create a framework to guide action and accountability for YPAC’s commitment to Indigenous truth and reconciliation.
Want to learn more? The IIC recommends the following materials to get started:
- Indigenous Canada is a free online course from the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta
- 21 Things you May Not Know About the Indian Act is a guide to understanding the legal repercussions on generations of Indigenous Peoples
- Think Indigenous is a podcast featuring presentations that highlight Indigenous perspectives on education and knowledge
Indigenous Inclusion Co-Chairs: Christa Wheat, Matt Thomas
Advisor: Annie Korver
Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee
Mandate: The Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee enabling young pipeliners to play a leading role in building the energy future. The committee engages young professionals in addressing climate change and reaching net-zero by 2050.
Chair: Nameeta Sharma
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Group
Mandate: The DEI Advisory Group is creating a purposely integrated equity, diversity, and inclusion roadmap to drive further benefit to our membership. The committee will address the emerging global trends of unconscious and systemic bias, race, racism, and anti-racism in the workplace and how all members can show up as allies in this work.
Advisor: Erin Davis