Bargaining Unit: OPS
District: Western Ontario - London
Ministry: Ministry of Health
Phone: (416) 595-4995
Dave Bulmer is the President and CEO of AMAPCEO – Ontario’s Professional Employees Union.
AMAPCEO represents more than 14,000 professionals across the Province of Ontario who work directly for the Government (Ontario’s Public Service), or with arm’s length agencies (in the Broader Public Sector).
Dave was first elected President/CEO in 2015 after having served two years as AMAPCEO’s Treasurer/CFO and four years as Chair of its Board of Directors. Prior to elected office he sat as Chair of the Ministry of Health’s AMERC team, as a busy Workplace Rep, and as Chapter Chair for Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.
Bulmer has been AMAPCEO’s nominee to the Ontario Pension Board (OPB) since 2016 and sits on the OPB’s Pension Committee, Human Resources Committee, and Chairs its Governance Committee.
He’s been a long-time employee of the Ministry of Health’s Emergency Health Services Land & Air Ambulance Program; working in Ottawa, London, and Toronto over the years. He’s worked on the front lines, in supervision, operational management, education, and as program manager – and had the unique experience of having been an OPSEU, Management Excluded and AMAPCEO represented employee.
He holds a Level IV accreditation within the National Coaching Certification Program and once operated an elite level hockey school and coached elite level hockey for more than a decade. He’s taught a variety of emergency services curriculum at Algonquin College in Ottawa and Fanshawe College in London, and lectured students in Industrial Relations and Union Management Relations at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management.
Dave is a member of Ryerson’s Centre for Labour Management Relations (CLMR) Advisory Council and a regular panelist at CLMR and Lancaster House events. He has an Institute of Corporate Directors designation from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and is working toward his Executive MBA. Dave is a co-founder of the Professional Unions Network of Canada (PUNC), a body that advocates for professionals in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and at the federal level.
During his time as President, AMAPCEO has grown its membership by 20%, increased its physical space and staffing complement, upped its membership services in all areas, overhauled its governance structure to better align with the needs of its members, and successfully negotiated contracts for all its units.
On a personal note, Dave grew up modestly in Cobden, Ontario (pop. 1,000) something that has inspired his belief in community and working together as a collective. He’s the proud Dad of two adult sons, and an ardent supporter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Yonge Street Men’s Mission, Toronto’s 519 Community Centre, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.