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 an arm’s length agencies (the Broader Public Sector).
Prior to his election to a second term as President, he served a term as the Union’s Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer and for two terms as Chair of AMAPCEO’s Board of Directors prior to that.
Dave has been AMAPCEO’s nominee to the Ontario Pension Board (OPB) since 2016 and has since become the OPB’s Governance Committee Chair.
He’s been an employee of the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care with the Emergency Health Services Land & Air Ambulance Program, working in Ottawa, London and Toronto, for over 30 years. He worked on the front lines in supervision, operational management, education, and as regional program manager overseeing work units with 200+ staff and a 500-million-dollar budget. He possesses a Level IV accreditation within the National Coaching Certification Program, and operated an elite level hockey school and coached elite level hockey for more than a decade. In addition, he has taught a variety of emergency services curriculum at Algonquin College in Ottawa and Fanshawe College in London, and lectured both 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 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.
Since being elected as President in 2014, AMAPCEO has grown its membership by almost 20%, increased its staffing complement and membership services capabilities, overhauled its internal governance structure to better align with the needs of its members, and successfully negotiated contracts for all of its units, inclusive of ground-breaking family leave and many improvements for contract and temporary workers.
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 boys, both accomplished adults, and an ardent supporter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life, the Yonge Street Men’s Mission, Toronto’s 519 Community Centre, and a long-time child sponsor with World Vision Canada