APEX OverviewWe are an active voice, safe space, and catalyst that connects executive communities. Our research, partnerships, and alliances are our strengths.

What we do

We provide strategic advocacy, research, professional development and advisory services to the executives of the Public Service of Canada.


We are driven to provide executives with opportunities to develop a strong community of practice, enhance their physical and mental well-being, and support excellence in leadership.


Together and individually, we are committed to excellence, trusted service, and meeting the needs of our executive leaders.


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  • 98%

    Satisfaction with
    Advisory Services

  • 135

    Awards of Excellence

  • 10,000+


  • 6,500

    Professional Development Participants

INDIVIDUALS & LEADERS IN PUBLIC SERVICEWe are individuals with our own stories to tell, our own background, our own lives, our own communities, our own weaknesses, our own great potential. And we are leaders and therefore teachers and models of balance, of courtesy and compassion, of work ethic, of principle, knowing and teaching the basics.

IAN SHUGARTClerk of the Privy Council,
Remarks at the 2019 APEX Leadership Symposium.

Executive SupportOur work is built around three Centres of Excellence along with providing resources and tools to assist executives on their career journey.

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, we offer national and regional events.

Feb 23
13:30 - 14:30 EST


Transforming mindsets, behaviours and skills for a digital world

The public sector has been going through rapid change in both responding to the pandemic and adapting to emerging Digital Citizen Services. Now is the time for leaders in the Canadian public service to re-examine their approach to talent and skills development to ensure they are supporting their employees to thrive in the digital workplace. APEX is delighted to have Accenture present this session on Transforming Mindsets, Behaviours and Skills for a digital world.

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Feb 18
13:30 - 15:00 EST


Preparing for your retirement as an executive

APEX is proudly partnering with the PSPC Pension Centre to bring executives this tailored learning session on ‘Preparing for Your Retirement’. In this session, Serge LeBlanc and James Hall from PSPC will walk participants through key information needed about your pension, benefits calculation, deductions, indexing, survivor benefits, group insurance, leave without pay and service buybacks. They will also cover the process and time requirements for requesting retirement. We hope to virtually see you there!

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Feb 9
13:30 - 14:30 EST


Resilience and Perseverance to the top: Sharing my story

Known as the most successful wheelchair racer of all times, Chantal Petitclerc is also a spokesperson for sports organizations and was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Trudeau. In her inspiring talk, Chantal speaks about the stages of her life, the circumstances that brought her to become a wheelchair track and field athlete, her major victories, and her minor disappointments.

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Jan 27
13:30 - 14:30 EST


Isolation Nation: Supporting Mental Health

From acting as a long-time ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk, to founding his own non-profit organization #SickNotWeak, Michael Landsberg has cemented himself as one of the nation’s leading voices in mental health advocacy. Most recently, the former host of TSN’s Off the Record has devoted himself to supporting mental health and wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with a digital program called Isolation Nation. “For a decade I [have] tried to describe how mental illnesses like depression and anxiety feel. I spent a thousand hours trying to convince so many that depression is a sickness and not a weakness,” explains Landsberg. However, since the pandemic hit, many who could not have personally understood the impact of mental illness before, have since begun to feel its effects. Loneliness can have a profound impact on both our mental and physical health. Come for this session! It is as uplifting as it is educational, helping to effectively tackle the pandemic of mental illness that has followed the virus.

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