Ministry of Executive Council

Ensures effective strategic planning and coordinated policy development across government, and engagement of Albertans.


Ensure effective strategic planning and coordinated policy development across government, engagement of Albertans and the broader global community and the promotion of a vibrant and innovative public service. It ensures outcomes are achieved by:

  • supporting strategic planning, coordinated policy development and informed decision-making for the Government of Alberta
  • helping ministries communicate and engage with Albertans and tell Alberta's story around the world

How we're organized

The ministry provides leadership to the Alberta Public Service. It ensures effective strategic planning and coordinated policy development across government, while also communicating with Albertans. Executive Council also supports the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and the Lieutenant Governor as the Queen's representative in Alberta.

The Ministry of Executive Council includes the:

Office of the Premier

The Office of the Premier, led by the Chief of Staff, provides strategic advice, media and stakeholder relations, and issues management support to the Premier. The office also manages correspondence, public agency appointments and scheduling on the Premier’s behalf.

Deputy Minister of Executive Council

The Deputy Minister of Executive Council and Clerk of Executive Council provides advice and support to the Premier on policy and organizational issues and provides leadership to the Alberta Public Service. The Deputy Minister of Executive Council is also the Clerk of Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet.

Associate Deputy Minister

The Associate Deputy Minister of Executive Council and Deputy Minister of Operations directly supports the Deputy Minister in strategic planning and policy development.

Cabinet Coordination and Corporate Services (CCCS)

Led by the Deputy Clerk to Executive Council and Deputy Secretary to Cabinet, CCCS is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Executive Council. CCCS also works closely with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on all matters related to constitutional events and processes.

The following responsibilities fall within CCCS:

  • Cabinet Coordination Office – provides support to Cabinet and its committees
  • Corporate Services – support for human resources, financial administration, FOIP, accommodations and IT.
  • Operations and Machinery of Government – supports the day-to-day business of government outside of major policy decision-making.
  • Protocol Office – manages state, official, working and private visits to Alberta, as well as domestic ceremonies

Policy Coordination Office (PCO)

Led by the Deputy Minister of Policy Coordination, the office works with the Premier’s and ministers’ offices, as well as ministry staff, to develop high-quality policy documents for the consideration of Cabinet Committees and Cabinet.

Intergovernmental Relations

Led by the Associate Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Relations, Intergovernmental Relations coordinates Alberta’s leadership and participation within the Canadian federation.

Ministry documents

Annual report

Business plan

Archived business plans

Public agencies


Personal information banks

Inventory of Intergovernmental Agreements

2015-16 Intergovernmental agreements (0.2 MB)

2016-17 Intergovernmental agreements (0.2 MB)

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Spokesperson contacts

The Minister

Honourable Rachel Notley

Premier Rachel Notley

Premier of Alberta and Minister of Executive Council

Rachel leads Alberta's first New Democratic government, with a strong majority and a diverse caucus including the highest percentage of women of any government in Canada. She was sworn in as Alberta's 17th Premier on May 24, 2015.

Read Rachel Notley's full biography

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Ministers' office expenses

International travel expenses