The Executive Council Office (ECO) is the permanent non-partisan secretariat to the Executive Council (Cabinet) and its Committees.
ECO executes government’s mandate by providing strategic policy and planning advice to the Executive Council (Cabinet) and works closely with the Department of Finance and Treasury Board to ensure government initiatives are cost effective and resources are appropriately allocated. ECO ensures departments receive clear objectives, government’s priority initiatives are implemented effectively and are communicated accurately.
The core activities of the Executive Council Office are:
The ECO has a number of important responsibilities related to government organization. These include overseeing the swearing in of Lieutenant Governors, Premiers, and Cabinets.
The ECO also processes requests under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the Executive Council Office, the Premiers Office and the Office of Strategy Management.