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Delegates to gather December 7–9 for union business, keynote speakers, education, and more

Publish date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 update

AMAPCEO Annual Delegates Conference 2022 graphic "Stronger Together"

More than 200 Delegates representing AMAPCEO’s eleven geographic districts and eight bargaining units will gather for the union’s Annual Delegates’ Conference (ADC) in Toronto in just two weeks.

Delegates at the ADC are responsible for approving the union’s annual operating budget, accepting audited financial statements, and considering policy and procedure resolutions submitted by members. The agenda also includes proposed changes to the AMAPCEO Constitution resulting from an automatic quinquennial review, updates to union’s resolutions process, and a change that would allow Associate Members to serve in certain activist roles.

Dozens of recently elected Delegates will enjoy educational programming on the first day of the Conference to develop a stronger voice in their workplaces and better advocate for fairness.

On the final day of the Conference, Delegates will cast their ballots in the election for AMAPCEO’s President/CEO. There are three candidates running for the next two-year term of this position: Dave Bulmer (incumbent), Matthias Nunno, and K.P.Thottam.

Yesterday, Conference organizers announced several special guests who will be speaking at the ADC. Former Mayor of Peterborough Diane Therrien, a former AMAPCEO member in the Ontario Public Service, Therrien will be covering her journey from public servant to elected representative and her experience with politics today. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Ontario Director Randy Robinson will moderate a panel discussion Rob Gillezeau (Assistant Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy at University of Toronto), Emily Leedham (Reporter with PressProgress), and Vanmala Subramaniam (Reporter with The Globe and Mail) on how media report on labour issues today.

This year marks the union’s 30th anniversary, and organizers have also planned a series of special tributes over the three-day Conference to commemorate this important milestone.

The ADC is AMAPCEO’s highest governing body and consists of the 15 members of the Board of Directors, Delegates elected by each of the union’s geographic districts, and an additional Delegate from each Broader Public Sector bargaining unit. They are joined by a small number of Delegates-at-Large, Observers, and various guests.

This year’s Conference will take place December 7–9 in downtown Toronto.

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).