Join the APEX Photo Challenge!

Share your best photo with APEX to “Showcase our Executive Community!” We are inviting public service executives to take part in a summer photo challenge, to share a favourite photograph that exemplifies pride in the contributions of our dynamic and dedicated executive community. Entries may cover any of these three themes: · Executives serving Canada [...]

Career Talk: You might want to consider going small

In today’s super-sized, “grande latte” world, it’s important to remember that just because something is bigger, doesn’t mean that it’s the right fit for you. And that might just be the case when it comes to looking for the next stop in your career path as well, according to a number of executives in smaller [...]

New Executives’ Dialogue: Building the Next Generation of Public Service Leadership

In spring 2021, APEX convened a dynamic and diverse group of new executives* to hear their perspectives on the development of leadership capacity and culture in Canada’s public service. Representing different departments, provinces and areas of work, this group shared their vision for the future, covering issues from investment in learning, to mental health and [...]

Spotlight on New Executives: Survey & Mentoring Circles

The executive community is at the heart of APEX’s mandate, and special focus is given to the needs of new executives as they begin their career ascent. Each fall, APEX hosts a special ceremony to recognize entry to the executive ranks – which included 624 new executives in November 2020!   Survey of New Executives [...]

Public Service in Canada’s North

APEX celebrates National Indigenous History Month and Indigenous Peoples Day Public Service in Canada’s North An Executive Guest Blog by Micheline Kilabuk-Cote, Director, Pilimmaksaivik in Iqaluit We can all agree it has been an unprecedented year adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and while most Canadians quickly adapted to roll out essential programs and services from [...]

A New Look at Executive Careers in the Public Service

A New Look at Executive Careers in the Public Service   APEX Conversation with: Arun Thangaraj, Associate Deputy Minister, Transport Canada, and Deputy Minister Champion for the National Managers’ Community APEX spoke recently with Arun Thangaraj, Associate Deputy Minister, Transport Canada, and Deputy Minister Champion for the National Managers’ Community, about the changing nature of [...]

Executives and EAP

We know how important mental health and wellness are for a productive and healthy workforce. Federal organizations have been prioritizing mental health as part of their strategic initiatives, and wellness programs have been gaining traction in recent years. Enter the prolonged government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have on our hands an even [...]

Show your Public Service Pride!

Read the full newsletter below June 17, 2021 |  Show your Public Service Pride!

Message from the Interim Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet – Summit 2021

Interim Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet, Janice Charette, congratulated the APEX 2020 and 2021 Awards of Excellence recipients for their extraordinary achievements, over the last two years. She also recognized the work of the entire executive community who, through the pandemic, rose to the occasion and sacrificed tremendously, personally and professionally, [...]

The 2021 APEX Leadership Summit

Read the full newsletter below March 3, 2021 | The 2021 APEX Leadership Summit