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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.

Dec 7
13:30 - 15:00 EDT


Making the Leap to the Executive Rank: A 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 in partnership with the National Manager’s Community (NMC) would like to invite both aspiring and new executives to participate in a facilitated discussion with experienced public service leaders.

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Jan 18
13:00 - 14:15 EDT


The Future of Work, from a real property perspective

APEX is proud to welcome Stéphan Déry, Assistant Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Real Property Services and President of The Workplace Network. In this session, Stéphan will cover various topics related to the Future of Work from a real property perspective. He will talk about the work his department is doing in developing and implementing evidence- and research-based initiatives, tools and concepts to allow for the modernization of office spaces in support of the hybrid work model.

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Jan 25
13:00 - 14:15 EDT


The Creative Power of Mindset for Leaders

Dynamic events that create transformational changes, whether in the past, present, or future, impact business leaders and managers in unique ways. The potentially detrimental outcomes, whether it is exhaustion or professional errors, are numerous and significant, but the opportunity is even deeper.

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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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