Youth Delegate Program at CSC 2020 Conference

CSC 2020 Wants YOU(th)!

Application Deadline is February 7!

January 27, 2020—Toronto, Canada—For the first time in the modern age, the world’s workforce encompasses five generations, from the Traditionalists born before 1945 all the way through to Gen Zers. This presents an unprecedented opportunity to reap the benefits of inter-generational collaboration.

With this in mind, the Canadian Sustainability Conference (CSC) is kicking off its first Youth Delegate program at CSC 2020, April 7-8, at the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre.

The innovative program calls for youth and young adults, ages 15-25, to apply to be the “voice of youth” at the national conference while allowing them to collaborate with seasoned professionals in the areas of cleaning, infection prevention and—especially— sustainability.

Youth Delegates will be welcomed to CSC 2020 free of charge. This includes complimentary access to all the conference’s keynotes and educational sessions led by subject-matter experts, the expo floor and networking events as well as free hotel accommodations and meals.

Delegate Benefits The highlights of being a Youth Delegate at CSC 2020 include the chance to:

  • Join one of the largest networks of sustainability experts in Canada

  • Connect with industry leaders to open channels for meaningful collaboration in the future

  • Engage in current sustainability initiatives

  • Be introduced to industry leaders with hiring capabilities

  • Meet other like-minded individuals in your age group engaged in sustainability initiatives

  • Pitch your project and business ideas to industry experts

  • Develop valuable skills, including leadership, collaboration and problem-solving

  • Gain an experienced mentor matched to your personal interests and goals

  • Identify industries and companies with similar career goals

  • Be inspired to build sustainability-focused projects based on ideas and insights gained at the conference

  • Demonstrate the passion, capabilities and huge potential the younger generation brings to the table.

The ‘Why’ Behind Youth Delegates

“As a young professional interested in collaborating with others in the sustainability sector, I wanted to create a space where young people could engage with experts across generations, backgrounds and fields,” explains CSC Youth Development Lead Jenna Phillips. “Youth possess some of the brightest, most innovative ideas for approaching sustainability, yet they are often left out of decision-making processes and business endeavors due to a real or perceived lack of experience. The Youth Delegate program offers young entrepreneurs the chance to represent

their generation’s voice in the development of sustainable initiatives within a real-life business environment.”

Call for The Young at Heart

Since inter-generational is exactly that, the CSC 2020 Youth Delegate program also provides benefits for older generations in the form of mentoring. In addition to helping young professionals learn about current sustainable practices, the program’s mentors will have an opportunity to

  • Be introduced to new, fresh ideas

  • Introduce younger people who may not be aware of them to the many benefits of the industry

  • Meet potential new hires

  • Develop a network filled with young up-and-coming entrepreneurs

  • Collaborate on potential new sustainability initiatives, projects and even products

  • Gain valuable insight into what younger workers are looking in a career opportunity

  • Give back to their communities by helping younger members get off to a positive career start.

Don’t Delay

For more information and to apply for the CSC 2020 Youth Delegate program, visit the Application Page. But hurry! Applications must be completed by Friday, February 7, 2020. Selected delegates will be contacted in March.

To find out about becoming a Youth Delegate Mentor, contact Jenna Phillips at

About CSC The Canadian Sustainability Conference (CSC) is Canada’s premier event for the cleaning, infection prevention and control, purchasing and sustainability industries. The conference, hosted by MCL Sustainable Cleaning Solutions and its strategic partner, Canadian Association of Environmental Management (CAEM), attracts CEOs, directors, managers, supervisors and other top-level management from the education, health care, government, building service contractor, integrated facility services, property owners and management and related sectors. For more information, visit or contact Warren Jacobs at, phone 416-456-9277.

About MCL Sustainable Cleaning Solutions

Established in December 1973, MCL Sustainable Cleaning Solutions is a second-generation family owned distributor of janitorial, cleaning and maintenance supplies with a focus on sustainability and new technologies that help customers maintain clean, healthy and sustainable environments. With locations in Vaughan and North Bay Canada, MCL Sustainable Cleaning Solutions offers next day delivery of top-quality lines throughout Canada. For more information, visit or call 800-430-9555.

About CAEM The principle function of the member-driven Canadian Association of Environmental Management (CAEM) is to promote the professional growth and development of its members and support best practice cleaning and disinfection practices with the objective of reducing hospital acquired infection caused by environmental surface contamination.

Founded in 1971 as the Canadian Administrative Housekeepers Association (CAHA), the association changed its name in 2003 to better reflect the growing changes to the healthcare industry as it relates to Environmental Services. For more information, visit

Contact Information: For more information and to register for CSC 2020, visit or contact Mike Sawchuk at; phone, 905-932-6501.