Welcome to Canadian Cattle Young Leaders

Applications for the 2024-2025 program year are OPEN! Deadline is March 31, 2024. Please visit our Apply page to learn more and submit your application today. Canadian Cattle Young Leaders (CYL) welcomes young people ages 18-35 across Canada, involved in various aspects of the beef supply chain, to be paired with an industry leader in their specific area of interest for a nine-month mentorship. The program also offers unique domestic and international beef industry learning and travel opportunities.

Through mentorship, networking and travel, the Canadian CYL Program acts as an industry succession planning tool to equip the next generation of leaders with the skills and tools they need to continue to drive the growth and profitability of the Canadian beef industry. Since established by the Canadian Cattle Association in 2010, the program has seen over 180 CYL graduates.


Canadian Cattle Young Leaders celebrates 2023-2024 program mentors
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Program 10th Anniversary: 2020

Mythbusters, CYL Program Edition - Ben's CYL Story: 2018

Young leaders attend the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef.
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Young Leaders represent Canadian beef industry at GASL.
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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program celebrates graduates at CBIC.
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CYL Spring Forum a success!
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