Delegates gather for 2022 Annual Delegates Conference
Publish date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 update
Last week, more than 200 AMAPCEO Delegates, staff, speakers, and guests gathered in Toronto for the union’s Annual Delegates’ Conference.
This marked a return to in-person ADC for the union, which had held its conference online for the past two years.
Delegates spent a busy three days attending workshops, reviewing and approving the union’s 2023 annual budget, and considering amendments to the AMAPCEO Constitution and several By-laws. These included a modernization of the union’s Resolutions Process, greater activist opportunities for Associate Members, and several changes resulting from a cyclical review of the AMAPCEO Constitution.
The full minutes of the conference will be available on the Annual Delegates’ Conference page of your Member Dashboard (sign-in required) in the new year.
Three candidates competed for the role of AMAPCEO President/CEO, with Dave Bulmer being re-elected with strong majority support from the Delegates.
This year’s conference featured a frank, inspiring talk from keynote speaker Diane Therrien, former mayor of Peterborough and former AMAPCEO member, on her path as a young woman navigating politics.
Delegates also attended a thought-provoking panel titled “Covering Labour: How Media Report on Labour Issues Today.” The panel was moderated by Randy Robinson from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and featured journalists Vanmala Subramaniam from The Globe & Mail and Emily Leedham from PressProgress, as well as University of Toronto Assistant Professor Dr. Rob Gillezeau.
Finally, Bulmer capped off the event on a high note for all, announcing that AMAPCEO had successfully unionized the Ontario College of Midwives.
More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents 14,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in 12 cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council; Ontario Health (Quality Unit); Public Health Ontario; the Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; and in the former Offices of the Ontario Child Advocate and the French Language Services Commissioner (now part of the Ontario Ombudsman).