September 09, 2014 15:00 ET

Winners of AMAPCEO Public Service Essay Contest Announced

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2014) - The Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) is pleased to announce the three winners of the Association's fourth annual Student Essay Contest.

Secondary school students across Ontario were invited to engage their ideas on the value of public service. Entries were judged on originality, creativity and knowledge of public service.

"AMAPCEO congratulates the winners and all of the talented students who participated in this year's contest," said Gary Gannage, President of AMAPCEO. "It is gratifying to see students understand the importance and necessity of public service in our everyday lives."

Gannage extended congratulations to the three top prize winners:

  • Anisa Yan of Sacred Heart High School, Newmarket, who won the top prize of $750 for an essay on preserving public service today, and for the future.
  • Alexa Badea of École secondaire Michael Power - St. Joseph, Toronto, won the second prize of $500 for a paper on the importance of social economics in public service.
  • Janvi Patel of Port Credit Secondary School, Mississauga, won the third prize of $300 for an essay on the necessity of public service in everyday society.

Congratulations to all the students who submitted an essay. We received many exceptional papers and we wish them all the best in their future studies and careers.

The essays were judged by a panel of experienced public servants who are members of AMAPCEO: Barbara Gough, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities; Sara Nemec, Ministry of Children and Youth Services; and Nathalie Breton, Ministry of Community and Social Services.

More About AMAPCEO and Our Members

Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents over 12,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in ten cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth; Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; Public Health Ontario; the Ontario Racing Commission; Health Quality Ontario; and the Ontario Arts Council.

More information about AMAPCEO and its annual essay contest can be obtained by visiting our website:

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