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Outgoing LGBTQ+ Caucus Chair Patrick Roncal leaving AMAPCEO; call for new Chair now open

Publish date: Wednesday, September 08, 2021 update

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Active AMAPCEO member and outgoing LGBTQ+ Caucus Chair Patrick Roncal has taken an excluded position within the OPS and will be leaving the union.

Throughout his time with AMAPCEO, Roncal was a dedicated activist. In addition to his work as Caucus Chair, Roncal also served as a Workplace Representative, a Health and Safety Representative, AMERC member, and a Delegate for University/Toronto South District, as well as on the new member welcoming committee. It was under Roncal’s leadership as Chair that the Caucus introduced their series of virtual Fireside Chats, which offered opportunities for Caucus members to stay connected during the pandemic.

President Dave Bulmer reflected on Roncal’s work with the union and wished him well going forward: “Patrick has been a credit to AMAPCEO. His commitment, innovation, and energy will be missed. I wish him all the best.”

The LGBTQ+ Caucus is accepting nominations for the Chair position, which can be submitted at nominations@amapceo.on.ca, until Monday, September 20 at noon ET. Please note that you must be a member of the Caucus to self-nominate. You can apply to join the Caucus here.

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).