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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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With the rising number of homeless women in our community, the Young Professionals of Nanaimo is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable women who are experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo. The YPN is leading a campaign to build a Teaching Kitchen as a part of the Samaritan House expansion project.


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: