AMAPCEO is the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario, representing 13,000 professional and supervisory public servants.
The Association was established in 1992 as a grassroots organization to represent a group of employees in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) who, at that time, were excluded from collective bargaining. In 1993, AMAPCEO negotiated a Social Contract sectoral framework agreement with the provincial government on behalf of all excluded employees. When amendments to the Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act were adopted extending collective bargaining rights to some previously excluded employees, the Association signed up a sufficient number of members to achieve voluntary recognition as a bargaining agent in 1995. An interim agreement was negotiated in 1996 and a first full Collective Agreement was ratified in 1998.
AMAPCEO has grown to be the second-largest bargaining agent in the OPS (almost tripling its original membership at certification) and, with the restoration of successor rights in the OPS in 2006, now represents six other bargaining units outside the OPS - five consisting of employees whose work was divested from the OPS under successor rights and one (employees at the Ontario Arts Council) that was independently organized after approaching AMAPCEO for assistance.
Please view our 20th anniversary video, which summarizes our founding, history and development. We invite you to explore AMAPCEO further in this section of the website.