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AMAPCEO leadership educates, connects with future public service leaders

Publish date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 update

Graphic of an AMAPCEO Power Point presentation deck

As part of AMAPCEO’s commitment to education and community engagement, President Dave Bulmer spoke earlier today on “Effective Public Service Leadership” with students at the University of Waterloo.

Bulmer also lectures twice a year at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) on industrial relations and has spoken on the same subject at Queen’s University. He has an upcoming education lecture on the future of work at the University of Toronto.

Last month, Vice-President Cynthia Watt gave a presentation at Humber College on “International Trends in Public Administration.”

AMAPCEO leadership also regularly participate in panel discussions for Lancaster House, the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP), and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). AMAPCEO is a participant in IPAC’s public service mentorship program, which pairs a student with a professional public service mentor.

These collaborations with post-secondary institutions and professional development organizations also help educate aspiring public servants on the value of a strong union.

“These students are the next generation of public service leaders,” said Bulmer. “By meeting them where they are now, we are building strong relationships with future decision makers from the beginning.”

The next phase of AMAPCEO’s community education outreach includes participation in the University of Toronto and McMaster University’s joint study on the future of hybrid work in the public service.

AMAPCEO is the union for Ontario’s professional employees. 

Established in 1992, AMAPCEO represents more than 15,000 professionals working in the public interest in Ontario. Our members work in every ministry in the Government of Ontario and in a growing number of provincial agencies, boards, and regulators. 

From policy analysts to epidemiologists and from economists to communicators, AMAPCEO members work in more than 100 communities across the province and 11 cities outside Canada.