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Protocol and ceremony

Procedures and etiquette for ceremonies and special events.

About the Protocol Office

The Alberta Protocol Office provides a variety of services to the provincial government and the community at large.

The Protocol Office:

  • Supports political, economic and cultural relations by welcoming and supporting international dignitaries visiting Alberta.
  • Develops and conducts government ceremonial events such as the Swearing-in of Cabinet, Throne Speech, installation of the Lieutenant Governor and Remembrance Day commemoration.
  • Issues notifications to Government of Alberta ministries and other stakeholders in Alberta on half-masting and other displays of flags and banners.
  • Manages bookings for Government House, McDougall Centre and the 10th and 11th floors of the Edmonton Federal Building.
  • Advises government, community groups, the private sector and individuals about protocol requirements for special events.

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