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.


  • 7,300+


  • 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.

Oct 5
12:00 - 13:00 EST


APEX Annual General Meeting

The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Members of the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) will be held on Tuesday, October 5th from noon to 1:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time). In light of ongoing public health measures and in the interest of safeguarding our membership, the meeting will be held via teleconference and webinar.
APEX members who wish to participate in the AGM must register in advance by October 4th.

Member Registration Details
Oct 6
13:30 - 15:00 EST


APEX Leadership Series - Real Talk

Our Theme is Leadership Self-Care and EX Wellness. The topic: Some Things Are Worth Fighting For! Creating a Culture of Productive Conflict. A Virtual Real Talk Session with New York bestselling author Dr. Liane Davey. An inspirational session targeted to Federal executives (EX-01 to EX-05) across Canada and abroad.

Registration Details
Oct 19
13:30 - 14:30 EST


APEX Leadership Series - Technology and Public Policy

Join us for an exciting virtual APEX Public Policy Series event from 13:30-14:30 on Tuesday, October 19 entitled, Relentless Adaptation: 4 Technology Trends that Are Accelerating in 2021, featuring Amber MacArthur, award-winning author, podcast host, and strategist.

Registration Details
Nov 17
12:00 - 14:15 EST


The Recognition of Entry to the Executive Ranks

On November 17, 2021, APEX will recognize and celebrate more than 750 newly appointed executives of the public service of Canada. The theme of this virtual event, “The Power of An Opportunity”, speaks to the potential these new executives have to seize opportunities to serve Canadians with pride and excellence. Keynotes from the Clerk of the Privy Council, the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Chief Medical Officer of British Columbia, and the Captain of Canada’s 2021 Olympic Gold medal-winning Women’s Soccer Team, are highlights of this event. Attendance is by invitation only.

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Executive Insights Series

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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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