CCA Beefs Up its Youth Program Team

The Canadian Cattle Association is pleased to announce that Cailey Church has joined the CCA youth programs team as the Youth Leadership Coordinator in the Calgary head office. As the new Youth Leadership Coordinator, Cailey will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Canadian Cattle Young Leaders (CYL) program and the Canadian Cattle Youth Council. Jessica Radau will continue to support Youth programs by building partnerships with sponsors during her transition into the role of CCA’s Policy, Programs and Engagement Manager.

Cailey recently graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in animal science and minoring in rangeland resources. She was actively involved in her school community. She was Secretary and President of the U of S Beef Team and served as “Comployment” Officer (connected students with employers) and Public Relations Officer of the Agricultural Students Association.

Cailey’s immersion in the agriculture industry from a young age and her enthusiastic involvement in in the 4-H program helped foster the strong passion she has for the agriculture industry today. She spent the past two summers interning with the Beef Cattle Research Council and Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.

About the Canadian Cattle Young Leaders

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. 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. Program applications are open annually for ages 18-35 on our website from early January to the end of March. Learn more at

For further information, contact:
Carol Reynolds
Communications Manager
Canadian Cattle Association
403-451-0931| [email protected]