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Committee Info

CALEP Volunteerism

The CALEP would not be able to function as a non-profit organization without the dedication of its volunteers. CALEP truly values and appreciates its volunteerism and the CALEP Board of Directors shall always take such actions and make such decisions as are necessary to be supportive of the CALEP volunteers.

Conduct Guidelines and Expense Forms for CALEP Committees

Code of Conduct Policy for CALEP Volunteers
Monetary Management Policy plus Expenditure and Conduct Guidelines|
CALEP Cheque Requisition Approval Form
Telpay Direct Deposit Form (Be sure to send the completed form to the email address listed at the top of the page)

Committee Info & Chairs

2024 Committee List

2023 Committee List

2021 Committee List
Please submit all updates to
2020 Liaison List
Liaison Definition
FAM Committee Framework
E=MC2 Committee Framework

Business Development

The Business Development portfolio focuses on many areas that directly impact the CALEP membership. The main key focus is Government and Regulatory Liaison where CALEP ensures it is represented on committees that deal with mineral rights issues. The area’s of engagement includes Alberta (PNG and Oil Sands), British Columbia and Saskatchewan.   Business Development will also look for opportunities to Standardize Agreements and Forms and incorporate as the foundation of the documentation used in the industry to meet needs of our changing industry.  All our committee volunteers are vital to both these key areas of development.


Negotiator The CALEP Negotiator is an award winning publication that provides timely and relevant information for CALEP Members and is published 4 times annually. Communications is responsible for obtaining pertinent articles from the Energy community, sourcing advertising revenue and generally coordinating the editing and publishing of the Negotiator.  Communications works closely with Education, Events, and Membership to keep CALEP Members abreast of current activities.


2024 Conference The 2024 CALEP Conference is set in Banff. 


Education Committee Develops and presents high-quality courses to CALEP members and nonmembers that meet the needs of our membership in an ever-changing industry environment. These courses intend to elevate knowledge while promoting professionalism and a high standard of conduct.
Scholarship Committee This committee exists to support educational institutions like the University of Calgary and Olds College with Financial help for students. These institutions directly contribute to the industry talent pool. Each year students are interviewed to determine scholarship recipients.


CALEP/CAPLA/IRWA Triple Round Up The committee is responsible for organizing a pre stampede event that brings together all land disciplines from the CALEP, CAPLA’ and IRWA. Our committee is responsible for representing the CALEP and working with the other industry associations in making the event a meaningful networking opportunity. With the other associations we coordinate the logistics, and finances associated with the event.
CSPG/CSEG/CALEP Road Race & Fun Run Endorsed by CALEP, the annual  CSPG/CSEG/CALEP Road Race & Fun Run is a jointly sponsored 10K or 5K running/walking event. The Committee's mandate is to raise funds through corporate sponsorship for this fun day of sweating the subsurface with geologists, geophysicists, and landmen alike.
Curling Bonspiel Our Curling Committee does an excellent job in contacting Sponsors, bringing in new curlers to each year’s event, organizing the set up at the Calgary Winter Club or whatever facility we end up using, and organizing the Sponsorship Signage.  Over the past 15 years, we have made a small Profit for CALEP, which is thanks in part to are loyal sponsors.  Our Committee brings new ideas to the table every year to make this one of the premier CALEP Events of the year
General Meetings The General Meeting Committee works to bring CALEP members together to meet and and engage with topical, thought provoking and varied speakers at our General Meetings. We establish connections with speakers, perform introductions and thank yous (where applicable), write copy to promote our events and liaise with venues to organize set up and plan meals for General Meetings.  If you are interested in meeting new people from varied backgrounds and are great at event planning - this is the committee for you!
Golf Tournament The Co-Chairs are responsible for most of the day to day tasks from now up until Tournament day.  This includes tracking sponsorship and invoicing, budgeting, tee-gifts/ prizes, marketing and coordinating all details with Heritage Pointe Golf Club for tournament setup.  As a committee however, we are all involved in the decision making process and everyone assists in attracting sponsors.  For tournament day, everyone has a delegated and vital roll to play in making sure this event runs as smoothly as possible. 
Squash Tournament The Annual CALEP Squash Tournament is the perfect combination of athletics, beer drinking and networking. Held at the exclusive Glencoe Club, guests get to try their hand at squash, and when they’re not running around the courts, they’re swapping stories over a keg of beer courtside. After a good run the fun continues in the dining room and bowling alley where guests are offered a buffet dinner, finishing the night off with 5 and 10 pin bowling.
Trap Shoot The primary purpose of the trap shoot is to network and have a safe, enjoyable time while attempting to break as many clay targets as possible. Teams of shooters are challenged by trap clay targets in a series of events and scored individually, followed by lunch and the awarding of prizes and trophies. The Trap Shoot committee engages sponsorship support and plans and coordinates all event details for this fun day of shooting.

 Field Acquisition Management

To evaluate, inform and make recommendations to the CALEP Executive and Board of Directors with respect to Field Acquisition and Management of Surface Land related issues.  The FAM committee will act as a liaison with the regulators, landowners, stakeholders, and Industry groups to ensure that members are informed and issues are handled in a professional manner with input from the CALEP membership. 


The Finance portfolio is primarily focused on maintaining and increasing the financial health of the CALEP. It involves the following timely responsibilities: The collection of financial data, ensuring its accuracy and analyzing it for planning purposes; Ensuring Financial Board Governance rules/guidelines are in-place and followed; Financial Reporting – to the Board and Membership on a regular basis; Providing Financial recommendations to both the Board and Membership; Carry out the Board directives; Management of the annual budgeting and audit processes; and Participate fully in Board and Finance Sub-Committee meetings providing leadership and input.


The marketing portfolio mandate is to use our unique perspective and position in the industry to help heighten public awareness and engender positive relationships amongst fellow members as well as other stakeholders.


Merit Award Committee The Merit Awards Committee reviews nominations and makes recommendation for recognizing  members and organizations that have made exceptional contributions to the Association.
Membership Committee The Membership Committee reviews applications for Active, Associate, Interim and Student Memberships on a monthly basis.

New Education

New Education, in collaboration with the Existing Education portfolio and the Mineral Engagement committee, will be working on some interesting and highly relevant course offerings.  The focus will be to design and deliver education essential to building land negotiator career skills needed in our ever-changing Canadian oil and gas industry.


Ethics Committee It is the Ethics Committee's responsibility to promote Ethical Behavior and the Code of Conduct established by its members in dealing with the public and its industry partners.
Certification The Committee reviews all applications for our professional designations. It is made up of senior, experienced volunteer members who are familiar with the program and provide oversight to ensure that approved applicants possess the education, experience, and character worthy of our designations.
Recertification The recertification committee reviews the CALEP designation holders (P. Land, PSL, CML, CSL) renewal applications to confirm they have met the requirements as per the Professionalism Procedure.  The committee also reviews CALEP education offerings to confirm the eligibility of re-certification credits.
Professionalism Manual Updates The main objective of the CALEP’s Professionalism program is to encourage both Surface and Mineral landmen, to attain the highest level of professional proficiency, education and ethical conduct in their respective fields.  Via the designations, landmen, industry members, related government departments and the public will recognize and accept this as reliable evidence that a person has attained the highest level of distinguishment within our membership.

Public Relations