AMAPCEO supports two awards at the 2019 Broadbent Institute Progress Summit

Publish date: Thursday, April 04, 2019 update

AMAPCEO is proud to be a supporter of two Broadbent Institute Awards – the Jack Layton Progress Prize and the Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Policy Research. These awards were handed out at the 2019 Broadbent Institute Progress Summit on March 25-26 in Ottawa.

Canada Without Poverty and its Executive Director Leilan Farha won this year’s Jack Layton Progress Prize for their human rights work on poverty-related issues. The Institute commended Canada Without Poverty for their leadership in bringing forward a Charter challenge to Canada’s charity law that ultimately declared the restrictions on the non-partisan political activities of charities to be a violation of the right to freedom of expression.

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah was awarded the Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Policy Research for his important work addressing the disparities in policing and marginalization surrounding cannabis use, especially for racialized people in Canada. Watch Dr. Owusu-Bempah’s recent TED Talk on the legalization on cannabis.

AMAPCEO congratulates both prize winners for their outstanding work!

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 eleven cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth; Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; Public Health Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council and the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner.



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