In light of announcements by the federal and provincial authorities with respect to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the YPN has postponed all events and activities until further notice.

We hope that you, your families, and colleagues remain safe and healthy. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

Upcoming Events

About Us

The Young Professionals of Nanaimo (YPN) is a not-for-profit organization working toward creating a vibrant and connected network of Nanaimo’s top young professionals, entrepreneurs and employees.

Our membership is comprised of some of the best and brightest business professionals in Nanaimo under the age of 40. Whether you are new to Nanaimo, or are simply interested in expanding your professional network, the YPN is a great way to get connected!

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The YPN Amazing Race

All YPN members are welcome and encouraged to join the Amazing YPN Race. From September to April there will opportunities to participate in fun, friend-building, not-that-challenging challenges. Collect challenge points in a race to become the Amazing YPN Champion and the Amazing YPN Champion Team. There is no cost to participate.

Our Team

We believe in the power of people.

Become a member

Anyone living or working in the Nanaimo-area who is under the age of 40, and who has a sincere desire to improve the community and themselves professionally is invited to join.

Contact us

PRESIDENT - Nathan Seaward:

VICE PRESIDENT - Laurie Bienert:

SECRETARY - Will Halliday:

TREASURER - Aaron Surkan:

MEMBERSHIP - Kimberly Krieger:


EVENTS - Hans Bischoff:

PR - Pauline Dawson:

PD - Sarah Dion: