Our History


ELF began in 2006 when a group of young consultants at Courtyard Group (acquired by Telus in 2011) acknowledged that the health care community was lacking events and forums to support and nurture young professionals in the industry. To help fill this gap, they created a forum to meet the needs of health care professionals early in the careers.

Our first event established the ELF community, which continues to grow and flourish under the dedicated leadership a volunteer Executive Committee.

In the years since inception, ELF has matured into a community of hundreds of health care professionals and has established itself as a not-for-profit corporation. This enables us to partner with other organizations – like Deliotte, Telus and COACH – to expand our community of emerging leaders and provide high-quality programming for our members.