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.
- The 519: $1,000
- The 519 has worked for inclusion, acceptance, and awareness of LGBTQ2S rights in Toronto and beyond since 1975. Through programming, space, and leadership, The 519 offers a unique approach to community-building to make a real difference in people's lives while promoting a broader understanding and respect. Services include counselling services, queer parenting resources, coming out groups, trans programming, and seniors' support. AMAPCEO was a sponsor of The 519's Virtual Gala in November 2021.
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: $10,000
- The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario Office is one of the country’s leading progressive public policy think tanks. The Centre works to promote progressive economic and public policy proposals and media commentary. AMAPCEO first sponsored the Centre in 2013.
- Douglas-Coldwell Foundation: $2,500
- Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation is an independent, progressive, charitable think-tank that conducts research and provides educational programs and grants to advance a vision for a Canada where no one is left behind. AMAPCEO is sponsoring the Foundation's 50th Anniversary Celebration.
- 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.” Due to COVID-19, much of Inside Out's programming this year will be virtual and available across Ontario.
- Institute of Public Administration Canada (IPAC) Conference: $5,500
- 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. AMAPCEO was proud to sponsor IPAC's virtual conference "Building Skills for the Post-Pandemic World," aimed at those employed for less than five years in the public service, and IPAC's national conference.
- 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 was a sponsor of LEAF for the sixth time in 2021.
- 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. AMAPCEO is co-presenting a screening of "9to5: The Story of a Movement" on Sunday, May 2 & Tuesday, May 4.
- Ontario Employment Education & Research Centre: $1,000
- AMAPCEO was a proud sponsor of the Workers' Bowl 2021, which supports the OEERC Education and Leadership Fund for Workers in Precarious Employment. The Fund creates collaborative community leadership development and educational projects with the Workers’ Action Centre (WAC), an organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and precarious employment in Ontario.
- Pearson Centre: $30,000
- The Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy describes itself as “Canada’s forum for progressive, centrist, and future-focused innovative ideas." Under the leadership of Chair Sandra Pupatello, the centre conducts research and advocacy to advance policy. AMAPCEO President Dave Bulmer is a regular panelist on Pearson Centre events.
- Progress Toronto: $5,000
Progress Toronto is a not-for-profit organization that advocates and organizes for a more democratic, socially just, and progressive city. Founded in 2018, Progress Toronto works to build democratic power by running and supporting issue-based campaigns that put progressive solutions onto the agenda.
- Ryerson University - Centre for Labour-Management Relations: $25,000
- AMAPCEO first entered into a partnership with Ryerson University’s Centre for Labour Management Relations (CLMR) in 2018. The CLMR is housed in the Ted Rogers School of Business. The Centre “promotes collaborative, ethical, innovative, proactive and sustainable best practices for labour and management to work better together in a way that results in greater productivity and profitability for businesses, improved job and income security for workers, and decreased inequality and injustice for all of society.” AMAPCEO President Dave Bulmer is an active member of the Centre’s Advisory Council.
- Toronto Community Benefits Network: $250
The Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN) is a 120 member community-labour coalition made up of trade unions, trades training centres, workforce development agencies, grassroots groups, and community organizations serving under-represented groups. The Network works closely with governments, employers and foundations. Founded in 2013, members of the TCBN coalition are committed to negotiating Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) to ensure that community members are accessing publicly-funded jobs resulting from infrastructure construction contracts, and that hiring targets for diverse groups are met. This year, AMAPCEO is sponsoring the Building Diversity Awards, which recognizes those contractors, unions, and individuals in Ontario that are leading the way by working together to increase the participation of Black, Indigenous, and racialized workers in the construction industry.
- Toronto Environmental Alliance: $3,500
- Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) is one of the City’s leading advocacy organizations. For more than 30 years, TEA has promoted an environmental agenda, and done so working with labour and 6 community partners. TEA’s work understands that good jobs and strong public services are essential to environmental advocacy and policy solutions. In October 2019, the Executive voted to provide a three-year funding commitment of $3500 per year.
- Toronto & York Region Labour Council: $10,000
- The Toronto & York Region Labour Council is a central labour body that combines the strength of local unions representing 220,000 people who work in every sector of the economy. AMAPCEO is a proud sponsor of the Council's 150th anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations, the Council is gathering stories, photographs, timelines, music, and videos chronicling the labour movement's 150 years in the region.
- Toronto & York Region Labour Council: $1,100
- AMAPCEO was proud to sponsor the Labour Council's Labour Day Parade festivities, broadcast online for everyone to experience.
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.
- North Bay
- Alzheimer Society of Sudbury-Manitoulin: $500