Communications and Public Engagement (CPE)

This cross-government department provides communications and marketing counsel and services to government ministries and Albertans.


Communications and Public Engagement (CPE) is the Government of Alberta's full-service communications, public relations and marketing department. Its mandate is to enhance communications between Albertans and the Government of Alberta.

Led by the Managing Director, CPE staffs the external communications functions in its operations branch and all departments of government – this includes over 20 supporting departmental communications units.

How we’re organized

Together the department's expert staff take an integrated, coordinated and consistent approach to providing specialized services across the communications and marketing spectrum.

CPE provides the following outlined services:

Office of the Managing Director

Led by the Managing Director, CPE, this office oversees day-to-day operations of CPE. It provides strategic leadership to both the main government communications office and departmental communications units.

Insights division

  • Consultation
  • Correspondence
  • Data sciences
  • Media services
  • Research

Outreach division

  • Advertising
  • Creative
  • Marketing
  • Newsroom
  • Social

Government Identity Program

  • Graphic design
  • Corporate identity

Communications – Economic

  • Advanced Education
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate Change Office
  • Economic Development and Trade
  • Energy
  • Environment and Parks
  • Infrastructure
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Public Service Commission
  • Transportation
  • Treasury Board and Finance

Communications – Social

  • Strategic Communications Unit
  • Children’s Services
  • Community and Social Services
  • Culture and Tourism
  • Education
  • Health
  • Indigenous Relations
  • Justice and Solicitor General
  • Labour
  • Seniors and Housing
  • Service Alberta
  • Status of Women


Government of Alberta Communications Policy

Government of Alberta Corporate Identity guidelines

Government of Alberta Website Standards

Government of Alberta Social Media–Web 2.0 Policy

Social Media Comment and General Use Policy

Contact us

To contact CPE, call 780-643-6684

The Minister

Honourable Joe Ceci

Minister Joe Ceci

Known as one of Alberta’s most effective municipal leaders, Joe served as a City of Calgary alderman for 15 years where he was Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of Community Protective Services, among other senior responsibilities.

Read Joe Ceci’s full biography

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