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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.


  • 7,900+


  • 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.

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Influential Leadership: Leveraging all five influence styles to foster trust and mobilize teams

Influential leadership is about leading with a positive and unifying impact. The ability to effectively influence in a hybrid work environment is a key skill for today's leaders. But where do we start? Do we all influence others in the same way?

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13:30 - 15:00 EDT


Navigating The Future of Work

Working alongside tireless technology, the demand for more “human” skills as well as other higher-level cognitive skills will dramatically increase. All while levels of chronic stress will continue to rise, resulting in an even more massive epidemic of occupational burnout than the World Health Organization has identified today. Where will humans fit in tomorrow’s workplace? And how can leaders help them to thrive?

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We are committed to keeping our community informed

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Executive economic increases

Delays on Executive economic increases

February 28, 2022

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APEX Newsletter September 2022

September 28, 2022

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Strategic PartnersWe selectively develop public, private, and academic sectors partnerships and alliances to support critical programs and initiatives.

Our 2021 Summit and Awards of Excellence Sponsors

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Our Affinity Partners

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