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Supporting transpacific organizations that convene business, government, and academic stakeholders

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is Canada's leading convener on Asia topics, with our networks and partnerships spanning the Pacific. As a nexus of Canada-Asia engagement, the Foundation holds key ties with both public and private sector stakeholders, enabling us to lead the conversation on key issues and to mobilize the next generation of Asian experts in Canada.

We are the designated centre and secretariat for four transpacific organizations that bring together, in different combinations, government, business, and academia. These are the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council (ABAC), the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (APEC Study Center).


The Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC) comprises a high-level group of Asian and Canadian business leaders convened annually by APF Canada to identify and articulate opportunities for improved Canadian-Asian business engagement. Launched in 2016, ABLAC has already established a critical forum to catalyze dialogue and action.


APF Canada serves as the secretariat for Canada's APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) members, providing research, analysis, and administrative support. This private sector body presents recommendations to APEC Leaders in an annual dialogue and advises APEC officials on business sector priorities and concerns. 


The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) is a unique tripartite partnership of senior individuals from business and industry, government, academic and other intellectual circles. All participate in their private capacity and discuss freely on current, practical policy issues of the Asia Pacific region.

APEC Study Center of Canada

APF Canada serves as Canada's designated Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center. Universities and research institutes around the APEC region host APEC Study Centers (ASCs). Today you can find more than 50 APEC Study Centers in 20 of the 21 APEC member economies.

Institutional Partners

APF Canada is engaged with partners both in Canada and across the Pacific. These partnerships enable us to widen our networks, inform our research, and establish ourselves as the primary resource for Canada-Asia research and policy advice.