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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

As public service leaders, everything that we do is grounded as part of a larger mission to serve Canadians. We strive to continually assess what we do and improve how we do it, particularly in times of extraordinary change. 

JANICE CHARETTE Former Clerk of the Privy Council,
Remarks at the 2023 APEX Leadership Summit

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 17
12:00 - 13:00 EDT


APEX 2023 Annual General Meeting

Engage with your association and have your say at the AGM! The main agenda items will include the review and approval of the Association’s financial statements and the election of the slate of candidates for the APEX Board of Directors.

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Oct 19
13:00 - 14:15 EDT


Demystifying your Terms, Conditions of Employment and Rights as Executives

Whether you have just joined the ranks of the executive cadre or are a seasoned executive, make sure to join us for a presentation and interactive Q&A session with Kim Patenaude of RavenLaw LPP as we demystify your terms and conditions of employment. This is your opportunity to know your rights, ask questions and discuss any myths, fears or concerns you may have.

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Oct 25
13:00 - 14:15 EDT


Leadership paradoxes in Security and Intelligence

During this one-hour webinar you will learn what recent consultations within the federal security and intelligence community have identified as the key challenges and capabilities required of leaders today and in the future.

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Nov 22
13:00 - 14:15 EDT


Leading with Self-Confidence

Success begins and ends with self-confidence. Your belief in yourself is the foundation for thriving, achieving your dreams, and unlocking your potential. With self-confidence, you live the happy, inspired, connected life you deeply desire. In this energizing and motivational talk, you’ll learn the secrets Joseph used to help individuals and teams reach goals they never thought possible.

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Nov 27 & 29
13:00 - 14:15 EDT


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, 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 see you there!

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Dec 6
13:00 - 14:30 EDT


Making the Leap to the Executive Rank: Another Conversation

The Association of Professional Executives (APEX) provides opportunities for learning and dialogue on the current issues facing public service executives whether they are new to the role or experienced executives. APEX would like to invite both aspiring and new executives to participate in a facilitated discussion with experienced public service leaders.

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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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TD Insurance
GoodLife Fitness
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