Young Professionals



The Young Professionals, or YP, is a group created to engage working professionals between the ages of 21 - 40 and introduce them to the area's business community and help them expand their networking opportunities.

Whether your goal is to develop your professional network, increase your social circle, better connect to civic and philanthropic activities in the community or just have fun, they have several goals in store for Young Professionals in the Sault area.


The YP seeks to address the three main priorities young professionals have identified as most important to them when choosing a place to live and work:


  • Social and recreational opportunities yp_cake_2012
  • Personal and professional development
  • Connection and engagement with the community



So how are the Young Professionals organized?  The YP follow a Constitution and By Laws that serve as a foundation for structuring the organization.  This Constitution was created by and for members of the YP and allows for a formal, yet simple structureso that the organization may effectively operate with transparency and guiding principles. 

The YP Leadership consists of a President, President Elect, Treasurer, Secretary (non-voting), and Committee Chairs which comprise a 5 person Board of Directors.  The 2016 Board of Directors includes:

Joshua MacDonald, President

Vacant, President Elect

Kristina Denison, Treasurer

Lindsay Ellis, Chair

Lindsay Maynard, Chair

Mindy Durham, Secretary


The Young Professionals currently has 3 active committees that individuals may join:

  • Volunteer and Service
  • Fundraising and Finance
  • Social and Events


If you are interested in learning more about any or all of these committees, please contact the respective chair of each committee:

Volunteer and Service Committeeroof_2012

Lindsay Ellis

Fundraising and Finance Committee

Kristina Denison

Social and Events Committee

Lindsay Maynard, Lake Superior State University


Upcoming Events & News

Join the YP for our July Social on Thursday, July 28th starting at 5:30 pm.

The July Social will feature Lockside Mini-Golf!

Summer Softball 2016

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With the spring weather finally arriving, the YP is making plans for a third season of co-ed softball this summer. If you are interested in joining this year's team, contact Social Chair, Lindsay Maynard, at 635-2613 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  More announcements to come as the season draws near.



Fed from the Sled - Members of the YP pose for a photo after collecting 1,000 lbs of non-perishable food items for the EUP Food Bank in December 2012.  The inaugural event, Fed from the Sled, pitted YPs against one another in a friendly competition to fill their sleds with food for a chance to win 4, 1-day ski passes donated by the City of Sault Ste Marie.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact Joshua MacDonald, Young Professionals President, at 906-632-1783 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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