Executive Council Office is comprised of the Cabinet Secretariat, an
area responsible for policy coordination, the Protocol Office and
shared responsibility with the Office of the Premier for the Public
Affairs Bureau. All areas report to the Deputy Minister of Executive
Council who is also Clerk of Executive Council and Secretary to the
The Clerk of
Executive Council carries out functions associated with two distinct
positions. First, as Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to
Cabinet, he has overall and official responsibility for the
administration of the Executive Council Office, Cabinet and its
committees, and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. It should be
noted that there is also a Deputy Clerk who acts as Deputy Secretary
to the Cabinet, and who is responsible for the day to day operations
of the office.
as Deputy Minister of the Executive Council, he is responsible for
ensuring that all over-arching policies of the government are
communicated and coordinated on behalf of the Executive Council.
Matters that require strategic direction on the part of the
Government, as well as other sensitive issues, are monitored by the
Deputy Minister of the Executive Council to ensure their expeditious
resolution. And finally, as Deputy Minister of the Executive
Council, he is responsible for the Ministry of Executive Council.
Cabinet Secretariat organizes and coordinates the planning and
policy meetings that take place within the decision-making process
of government. It is also responsible for providing complete
administration and record keeping support to Cabinet, the Standing
Policy Committees, the Agenda and Priorities Committee and the
Legislative Review Committee. In addition, the Secretariat
participates in the coordination of the Treasury Board fiscal and
business planning process with the departments, the Standing Policy
Committees and the Treasury
Policy Coordination Office, led by an Executive Director, provides
administrative, policy, planning and coordination support for the
Deputy Minister of the Executive Council.
Chief of Protocol is responsible for preparing visit programs for
senior international visitors and delegations. It also plans and
conducts ceremonial events and provides protocol advice to the
Alberta Government and public.
Public Affairs Bureau is responsible for providing cross-government
planning and coordination for corporate communication, distribution
of government press releases, and for the Queen's Printer.
solutions to complex problems requires ministries to work together,
share knowledge and implement best practices. Executive Council
ensures that individual initiatives and policies are coordinated and
consistent with overall government direction, that critical issues
are proactively identified and that appropriate structures and
options are developed to deal with them.