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APCO Canada committees examine key industry topics like mental health, professional development, training, and recognition of achievements. Whatever your interest, there's a committee that welcomes your input.

Committee members help to form policy, develop standards, and promote change in the field of public safety communications within Canada. Our committees are formed under the authority set out the APCO Canada Bylaws.

The Committee Group Leaders are Board appointed. These group leaders put together their committees from the committee applications received and ensure all resources are made available to members of the group. 

All APCO members are encouraged to join a committee, and can apply online through the member portal or by emailing membership@apco.ca. Applications for committee involvement are are accepted on an ongoing basis. Select the committee you are interested in by clicking the "Request Invite" link in the “Available Groups”  area of your SocailLink pages.

You may view your committees, other committee participants, meeting minutes and other important documents in the Members Only web pages.    

Please see the documents at the bottom of the page for more details and the terms of reference for each committee.

Current APCO Canada Committees

Recognition & Awards Committee

The APCO Canada Board of Directors is responsible for elevating, promoting and developing the profession of public safety communications.

The role of the Recognition and Awards Committee is to guide and direct the development and implementation of the APCO Canada Awards of Excellence program.

The Recognition and Awards Committee will:

  • Develop criteria for APCO Canada Recognition and Awards;
  • Market and promote the awards programs within Canada
  • Solicit nominations for the awards;
  • Obtain sponsorship for the awards in consultation with APCO Canada;
  • Evaluate the nominations against the established criteria; and,
  • Recommend recipients of each award.

Membership Committee

The committee will develop a plan to identify strategies for membership growth by:

  • Research and develop strategies for membership growth and retention.
  • Identify methods to promote APCO and increase membership benefits
  • Maintain membership records

Mental Health Committee

The role of the Mental Health Committee is to:

  • Maintain a relationship between APCO Canada and Canadian mental health organizations;
  • Foster communication between APCO Canada and Canadian mental health organizations;
  • Monitor and report on public safety communications mental health developments, products and research;
  •  Develop a strategy for the sustainment of a public safety mental health column on the APCO Canada website;
  •  Provide support, expertise and recommendations to APCO Canada on technical, regulatory and legislative issues pertaining to mental health;

Training & Professional Development Committee

The committee will research relevant topics and training content for all national and regional APCO Canada events.

The committee will create a proposal for training and best practices and be responsible for the future maintenance and development of standards.

Committee Terms of Reference

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
TrainingProfDevelopmentCommittee_2018.pdf PDF (161.2 KB) Administration 1/9/2019
MembershipCommittee_2018.pdf PDF (356.76 KB) Administration 1/9/2019
MentalHealthCommittee_2018.pdf PDF (160.3 KB) Administration 1/9/2019
AwardsCommittee_2018.pdf PDF (162.25 KB) Administration 1/9/2019