AMAPCEO Donations and Sponsorships
AMAPCEO has had a formal outreach and sponsorship program since 2011, in support of its long-standing strategic objectives of increasing our profile and building strategic alliances. This has been identified as an objective in AMAPCEO’s annual strategic plans dating back to approximately 2009.
In AMAPCEO’s current strategic plan “Building on a Strong Foundation” (2021–2025), the program is discussed as part of Cornerstone #3: Outreach.
AMAPCEO’s donations and sponsorship program focuses on organizations that provide:
- progressive, pro-public service and pro-union research and advocacy;
- opportunities for AMAPCEO to raise its profile among fellow trade unions and progressive organizations; and/or
- opportunities for AMAPCEO to influence future leaders and decision-makers.
AMAPCEO receives many more funding requests each year then it can support.
Donations and sponsorships are evaluated on an ongoing basis against AMAPCEO’s strategic objectives, including to what extend does the sponsorship or sponsored organization:
- provide progressive public policy research and shape public opinion in favour of astrong, independent, professional public service, economic fairness, and unions;
- help combat attacks on public services and workers;
- promote strong civil society organizations that are allies to public services and unions;
- provide education and development opportunities for leaders and activists; and/or
- provide opportunities to showcase AMAPCEO’s reputation as the union of choice for professionals.
AMAPCEO's Executive Committee or Board of Directors has approved the following donations and sponsorships.
- Canadian Red Cross - Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis: $10,000
- The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is responding to humanitarian needs generated by almost eight years of conflict, as well as preparedness and response efforts due to heightened tensions in Ukraine. The support includes preparedness, immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery, resiliency, and other critical humanitarian activities as needs arise, both in Ukraine and surrounding countries, including supporting populations displaced.
- Equal Voice: $10,000
- Equal Voice is a national, member-based, multi-partisan organization that advocates for the equal representation of women and gender-diverse candidates in Canada's Parliament, in provincial and territorial legislatures, and on municipal and band councils.
- Inside Out: $2,500
- Inside Out is Ontario’s leading LGBTQ+ film festival. Inside Out “Exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film and video made by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people of all ages, races and abilities.” This year's festival will run in-person and online from May 26–June 5.
- Institute of Public Administration Canada (IPAC): $10,000
- The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) is Canada’s leading professional organization supporting excellence in the country’s public sector. With 19 regional groups across the nation, their members include public servants, academics and others interested in public administration.
Labour Community Services: $1,500
- The Labour Education Centre is a project of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council. The Centre provides educational resources and skills training, including employment services. This year, AMAPCEO sponsored the Bromley Armstrong Awards, an annual fundraiser for the Centre. The annual Bromley Armstrong Award Dinner recognizes the efforts of outstanding trade unionists working towards equity and human rights in the greater Toronto area. Named after veteran activist Bromley L. Armstrong, the award reflects his pioneering spirit in tackling racism and discrimination for over half a century.
LEAF (Women's Legal Education & Action Fund): $10,000
- LEAF has a dual mission of providing public education and awareness of about substantive equality rights for women, and promoting equality through public-interest litigation. AMAPCEO is sponsoring their Equality Day Gala for the seventh time.
- Mayworks Festival: $5,000
- Mayworks Festival curates and presents artistically compelling projects through an annual multidisciplinary arts festival. Programming reflects the reality of working people’s lives and supports the struggles for better living and working conditions. The Festival works with a diverse community of activists, artists and workers who engage in creative and bold critical responses to pressing issues at the intersection of art, social justice and labour.
District / Community Donations and Sponsorships
In 2017, the AMAPCEO Board of Directors adopted a “Community Sponsorship” policy, designed to allow members and activists to seek funding for community initiatives. The policy is designed to encourage opportunities for increased member engagement and activism. Information about accessing Community Sponsorship funding, including the policy, is available at amapceo.on.ca/community-sponsorships (sign-in required).
AMAPCEO’s Executive Committee has approved the following requests for community sponsorship.
- Durham Region
- Canadian Mental Health Association: $250
- Durham Outlook for the Needy: $250
- The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund: $250
- Lennox and Addington Interval House (LAIH): $250
- Kawartha Food Share: $500
- First Nations Family Child & Family Caring Society: $500
- Afri-Can Food Basket: $1,000
- The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: $55
- Family Shelter for Men and Children: $150
- FoodShare: $105
- Justice for Migrant Workers: $125
- Native Child and Family Services of Toronto: $155
- Red Door Family Shelter: $290
- The Stop Community Food Centre: $120
- North Bay
- Alzheimer Society of Sudbury-Manitoulin: $500
- Sault Ste. Marie
- Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen Community Centre: $500
- Canadian Mental Health Association: Cochrane/Temisaming Branch: $250
- Canadian Mental Health Association: Sudbury/Manitoulin Branch: $250
- Thunder Bay
- Roots to Harvest: $250
- Street Outreach Services: $250
- Moorelands Kids: $500
- University Settlement: $500
- Centre Wellington Food Bank: $500
- Halton / Peel / Barrie / Penetanguishene / Muskoka
- Green Haven Shelter for Women: $500
- BGC Hamilton-Halton: $500