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President's Working Groups to tackle 2020 challenges

Publish date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 update

President Dave Bulmer has recently created several new President’s Working Groups to address issues relevant in AMAPCEO in 2020.

The new working groups will focus on:

An Investment Strategy Review and an Ethical Investment Assessment

AMAPCEO’s investment strategy is due for review, having last been updated about a decade ago. With environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting becoming mainstream in the investment world, AMAPCEO will conduct a parallel ESG assessment through an ethical lens.

An exploration of a Bursary Program

Most unions operate a bursary program of some sort either for their members or relatives, and with that suggestion being made to the Board, it has been deemed it worthy of investigation.

Drafting a new By-law for the Board Compensation Processes

Lastly, with the Board Compensation Committee’s work having been completed in 2018 and 2019, the Delegates directed the Board to draft a new By-law entitled: Board Compensation Process that would clearly define the Annual Delegates' Conference's decisions to date and identify and detail the end to end process that will cyclically occur every few years.

Working Groups are typically chaired by an Executive Officer (President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer) with committee composition including two to three additional District Directors plus senior management and/or specialist staff members as required.

In all of these instances, working groups will return their research, options, recommendations or drafts to the Board for its greater input before each item goes forward to the Annual Delegates' Conference, in late 2020, for Delegate consideration and approval if applicable.

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; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council; 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).