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Welcome to ABMP @ YorkU

We provide custom professional development and management training to officials and professionals from across Asia, and career experience programs to Asian high school students and undergraduates studying abroad and at home.

ABMP is a unit of the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), a community of York University researchers who are committed to analyzing the changing historical and contemporary dynamics of societies in Asia. In 2019 ABMP and YCAR founded the Canada-China Initiatives Fund (recently renamed the China Insights Fund), to support scholarly exchanges and research on modern (i.e., post 1911) and contemporary China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and their global outreach, as well as Canada-China linkages and the experiences of the Chinese-Canadian community.

ABMP at a Glance


Government officials trained since 2003


Educators and administrators trained since 2014


Student learners since 2018


Asian newcomers trained since 2022

Awarded Gold

in Education Excellence by the Canada China Business Council for growing and deepening the ties between Canada and China (2018)

3rd Biggest Worldwide

academic training provider to the Chinese public sector according to the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (2018)

Current and Upcoming Custom Programs

Versatile Program Delivery Options




SHORT TERM (Several Days to Several Weeks)

LONG TERM (3–4 Months)

Explore our Current Custom Program Topic Areas

Government Administration Effectiveness

Learn more about our government sector programs

Education Sector Development

Learn more about our education sector programs