AMAPCEO has two principal governing bodies to which members elect representatives: the Board of Directors and an Annual Delegates' Conference (ADC).
The Board is responsible for: preparing policies for consideration by the ADC, implementing the decisions of governance bodies, spending funds in accordance with the annual budget, interpreting the AMAPCEO Constitution, and managing the bargaining process for the OPS unit and, generally, for exercising authority not specifically assigned to the Delegates, to whom the Board is accountable for its actions.
The Board of Directors consists of:
- Eleven District Directors, each directly elected by and representing one of AMAPCEO's geographic districts; and
- Four Executive Officers, who together form the Executive Committee: the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, each elected at the ADC.
Learn more about AMAPCEO’s governance structure, including the specific responsibilities of the Board and ADC.
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (sign-in required)
Board Minutes: April 19 - 20, 2023
Board Minutes: March 21 - 23, 2023
Board Minutes: February 15 - 16, 2023
Board Minutes: April 19 - 20, 2023
Board Minutes: June 22 - 23, 2022
Board Minutes: May 17 - 19, 2022
Board Minutes: April 27, 2022
Board Minutes: April 13, 2022
Board Minutes: March 24, 2022
Board Minutes: February 16 - 17, 2022
Board Minutes: January 19, 2022
Board Minutes - December 15, 2021
Board Minutes - November 25, 2021
Board Minutes - October 20-21, 2021
Board Minutes - September 27 - 28, 2021
Board Minutes: June 23 - 24, 2021
Board Minutes: May 19 - 20, 2021
Board Minutes: April 21 - 22, 2021
Board Minutes - March 24 - 25, 2021
Board Minutes - February 17 - 18, 2021
Board Minutes - January 20 - 21, 2021
Board Minutes - December 9 - 10, 2020
Board Minutes - November 18, 2020
Board Minutes October 20 - 21, 2020
Board Minutes - September 23-24, 2020
Board Minutes June 23-24, 2020
Board Minutes May 20-21, 2020
Board Minutes April 21-22, 2020
Board Minutes March 10-12, 2020
Board Minutes February 11-12, 2020
Board Minutes January 22 - 23, 2020
Board Minutes December 11 - 12, 2019
Board Minutes December 5, 2019
Board Minutes December 4, 2019
Board Minutes December 3, 2019
Board Minutes October 23 - 24, 2019
Board Minutes September 17 -18, 2019
Board Minutes June 19 - 20, 2019
Board Minutes May 14 -15, 2019
Board Minutes April 16, 2019
Board Minutes March 19-21, 2019
Board Minutes - March 6, 2019
Board Minutes February 12-13, 2019
Board Minutes January 15, 2019
Board Minutes December 18-19, 2018
Board Minutes December 6, 2018
Board Minutes - December 5, 2018
Board Minutes December 4, 2018
Board Minutes November 20, 2018
Board Minutes October 24-25, 2018
Board Minutes September 25-26, 2018
Board Minutes June 27, 2018
Board Minutes June 20, 2018
Board Minutes June 12, 2018
Board Minutes May 15 & 16, 2018
Board Minutes - April 30, 2018 - Special Teleconference
Board Minutes - April 18-19, 2018
Board Minutes March 20-22, 2018 - Strategic Planning Session
Board Minutes - March 5, 2018
Board Minutes - 13 February 2018
Board Minutes -16 January 2018
Overview of Executive Roles
The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Union and as its highest ranking official, responsible for carrying out the Union's mission. A member of the Executive, Board, Annual Delegates’ Conference (ADC) and Senior Management team, the President/CEO is responsible for ensuring general good governance and that all policies and actions approved by all governing bodies are properly implemented. The President is the Union’s chief negotiator, co-chair of all central employee relations (ACERC or CERC) tables, an ex-officio member of all bargaining teams, and has the sole ability to bind the union in its resolution of individual and policy disputes. As chief spokesperson the President/CEO speaks on behalf of the Executive, Board, ADC, and members of all bargaining units. The President/CEO has the authority to strike Board Working Groups to deal with in-year topics and together with the Chief Operating Officer represents management for internal audit and labour relations purposes.
The Vice-President is a member of the Executive, Board, and ADC; shares some of the leadership responsibilities of the President/CEO; fulfills the duties of the President/CEO as designated, or when that officer is temporarily absent or unable to perform their duties; and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the ADC, Board, Executive and/or President/CEO. The VP sits as a member of ACERC (OPS) and of late has been designee for the Multi Bargaining Agents forum (MBA), and led education and equity initiatives, as well as employee relations committee standardization efforts.
The Treasurer is a member of the Executive, Board, and the ADC, is Chief Financial Officer of the Union, responsible for care and custody of AMAPCEO funds and assets, as well as for maintaining accurate records of the accounts and financial transactions. The Treasurer is responsible for leading the Board in the drafting the annual budget, is an advisor to the Audit Committee and sits as Chair of the cyclical Finance Committee when in session.
The Secretary is a member of the Executive, Board, and ADC, functions as the corporate secretary, is responsible for ensuring proper notice is given for meetings and that minutes and decisions are recorded for meetings of all governing bodies. Has the symbolic responsibility to oversee the registry of members. Is responsible for record keeping of incoming correspondence and formal outgoing communications. In conjunction with the President/CEO sets agendas for all governing bodies. Sits as an ex-officio liaison to the Resolutions Committee.
The Chair of the Board is duly elected on an annual basis from among their non-Executive District Director peers to officiate at Board meetings and to provide a District element as a fifth member of the Executive Committee. The Board Chair also assumes other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time by the Board, Executive or President/CEO.
The Executive Committee may be contacted through the President/CEO. Read more about AMAPCEO’s governance structure, including the specific duties of the Board and ADC
Dave Bulmer, AMAPCEO President
Cynthia Watt, AMAPCEO Vice-President
Angela Freeman, AMAPCEO Secretary
Overview of Board Committees
The Executive Committee (EC) is comprised of the 4 executive officers duly elected by the delegates at the Annual Delegates’ Conference (ADC) with the fifth member being the Board Chair who is elected from among their District Director peers. The President/CEO chairs the EC.
The Board, Executive Committee and President/CEO, in descending order, are responsible for the day-to-day management of the union’s operation in accordance with approved policies and procedures. The Chief Operating Officer is meant to assist all three in their efforts and is a non-voting member of the EC.
In the same manner, that the ADC delegates authority to the Board to carry out daily operation, the Board further delegates special authorities to the Executive Committee for its oversight.
As such, the EC functions as the Personnel Committee, the Investment Committee, the Bargaining Readiness Working Group, as overseer of Strategic Planning, as caretaker of Disciplinary Matters, and exercises financial delegation of authority for the Board in-year.
As Personnel Committee, the EC in conjunction with the COO, oversee staffing structure and complement, as well as labour relations and bargaining. The President/CEO sits on the Senior Management Team in a reciprocal fashion. As Investment Committee, the EC receives regular reports from the Treasurer/CFO, Director of Finance & Administration and the Investment Advisor ensuring policy and procedure are being followed. As the Bargaining Readiness Working Group, the EC maintains strategic oversight of all bargaining efforts. As overseer of Strategic Planning, the EC utilize the President/CEO and COO to lead planning, monitor progress and adapt priorities accordingly. As caretaker of Disciplinary Matters, the EC enforces By-laws 9, 4 and 10 and acts as an appellant body for mediation and arbitration denials. The EC carries out the Board’s in-year financial authority for budget approvals, tendering and purchasing, and expense reimbursement discretionary approvals.
Finally, the EC is afforded the ability to comment collectively on all reports coming to the greater Board of Directors, from its perspective as primary day-to-day overseer of operations.
The Activist Recognition Committee is responsible for inviting nominations for, and selecting recipients of, awards recognizing achievements by AMAPCEO activists.
The Equity Committee develops proposed policies, offers advice, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors to ensure that AMACPEO remains a member-driven, accessible organization committed to inclusivity.
The Health, Safety & Wellness Committee, through education, promotion and with a problem-solving approach to issues, fosters an environment of health, safety, and wellness for members and the families both within and outside the workplace.
The Workplace Relations Committee administers the formal dispute resolution processes contained within the AMAPCEO collective agreements. It also develops, administers, and evaluates policies, procedures, and training for workplace representation; monitors employers’ application of agreements; and establishes appropriate linkages to other AMAPCEO committees and representative bodies.