CYPE Program

Company of Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs

About the program

The Company of Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (CYPE) Program was launched in 2019 with the primary objective of connecting Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs to a diverse selection of opportunities in areas of professional development, mentorship, and networking.

CYPE Mandate

Together we build, attract and grow the next generation of business leaders within Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley!” 

Sam Varing

Chair, CYPE Council

Outside of her role as Legal Counsel at First West Credit Union, Sam Varing serves as a Director on the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Board and as the Founding Chair of the CYPE Council.

Lauren Olynick

Second Vice-Chair, CYPE Council

Outside of her role as Deputy Corporate Officer with the Fraser Valley Regional District, Lauren Olynick serves as Second Vice-Chair on CYPE Council and Chair of the CYPE Events Sub-Committee.

Khurram Javed

CYPE Council Member

Outside of his role as Senior Relationships Manager for Commercial Services with Royal Bank of Canada, Khurram Javed serves as a CYPE Council member and Chair of the CYPE Communications Sub-Committee.

Hardeep Braich

CYPE Council Member

Outside of his role as Director, Commercial Mortgages and Alternative Lending, Hardeep Braich serves as a CYPE Council Member and Chair of CYPE Membership & Recruitment Sub-Committee.

Ravi Sidhu

CYPE Council Member

Outside his role as Director of Marketing for FSHDesign and owner of RS Marketing Consulting, Ravi Sidhu serves as a Director on the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Board and as a CYPE Council member.

Komal Gill

CYPE Council Member

Outside of her role as Associate Lawyer at Baker Newby LLP, Komal Gill serves as a CYPE Council Member.

There are plenty of reasons to join the CYPE Program, but here are just a few…

  • Leadership Development
  • Mentorship & Career building
  • Exclusive Events & Conferences
  • Impactful Speakers & Panel Series
  • Workshops & Training
  • Business & Startup Connections
  • Advocacy
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Chamber Discounts and Special Offers

Here’s what other CYPE Members are saying

“As a recent University Graduate, I wasn’t sure where to begin to make meaningful connections that would create professional opportunities. After learning about the Company of Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs Program by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, I became a member and instantly found value. I attended various events, networked with other Chamber members, and had the opportunity to participate in important conversations about the future of our community.

It’s been great meeting other young professionals and creating a network that helps support our unique professional and personal goals!”

CYPE Program Member