Young Professionals Network

The Dryden Area Young Professionals Network (DAYPN) is a group of active community members, between the ages of 19-40, striving to build connections between people, businesses, and communities in Northwestern Ontario.

With a focus on community growth, it is our goal to balance and promote the following three principles with every DAYPN initiative:

  • Skill DevelopmentDeveloping the skill set of members on a personal and professional level to ensure our communities benefit from engaged, well-informed and passionate individuals.
  • Civic EngagementEncouraging our membership to be active participants in their communities in order to positively impact and shape the future of Northwestern Ontario.
  • Social/Professional NetworkingProviding the opportunity for membership to meet other like-minded young professionals, encouraging knowledge-sharing, enthusiasm, and a well-connected region of “do-ers”.

DAYPN is an independent branch of the Dryden District Chamber of Commerce and made up of community members from Dryden, Wabigoon, Machin, and Sioux Lookout. Our membership includes people from all walks of life including entrepreneurs, blue collar workers, service sector employees, and those looking for professional opportunities.

To get involved in the Dryden Area Young Professionals Network, or for more ingotmation, get in touch with us at dryden.ypn@gmail.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/YPNDryden.

Meet the DAYPN Team

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Dayna DeBenedet

DAYPN Position:  Executive
Work:  CEO/Librarian at the Dryden Public Library
When not at work can be found:  reading, crafting or playing board games
Fav Quotation:  “We do not need magic to transform our world, we carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already; we have the power to imaging better.”  JK Rowling

 

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Catherine Kiewning

DAYPN Position:  Executive
Work:  NWHU
When not at work can be found:  at the yoga studio, Instagramming my cats
Fav Quotation: “Every day, I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and savour it.  This makes it hard to plan the day.”  EB White

 

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Sheila Wilson

DAYPN Position:  Executive
Work:  Wilson’s Business Solutions
When not at work can be found:  with her nose in a book, running or tabletop gaming
Fav Quotation:  “Learn from everyone, follow no one, watch for patterns, work like hell.”  Scott McCloud

 

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Jennifer Galea

DAYPN Position:  Social & Professional Networking Co-lead
Work:  Wilson’s Business Solutions
When not at work can be found:  curled up with a good book or in my garden
Fav Quotation:  “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”  Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

 

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Christina Goulet

DAYPN Position:  Social & professional Networking Co-lead
Work:  Teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic School
When not at work can be found:  reading, in the great outdoors, with my friends, on my couch, at the gym
Fav Quotation:  “Shoot for the moon and even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.”

 

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Jasmine Collin

DAYPN Position:  Civic Engagement Co-lead
Work:  Teacher for CSDCAB
When not at work can be found:  curled on my couch reading and/or cuddling with my fur babies 🙂
Fav Quotation:  “Life is not about the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.”

 

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Carrie Wilson

DAYPN Position:  Civic Engagement Co-lead
Work:  RN at DRHC
When not at work can be found:  reading, running, hanging out with friends
Fav Quotation:  “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lost.”  Jim Elliot

 

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Carlynne S. Bell

DAYPN Position:  Skills Development Co-lead
Work:  Family law lawyer at McAuley & Partners
When not at work can be found:  on the golf course
Fav Quotation:  “We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel.”  Marshall B. Rosenberg

 

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Teanna Sheridan

DAYPN Position:  Skills Development Co-lead
Work:  Articling Student
When not at work can be found:  hopefully in a boat or on a horse
Fav Quotation:  “Do all things with love.”

 

Events

  • Dryden Young Professionals Network Kickoff Meeting
  • Wine & Beer Tasting
  • Federal Election All Candidates Meeting
  • Spooky Movie Night
  • Happy Holidays Happy Hour
  • Financial Planning for Young Professionals
  • Connections Over Cocktails