Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Infobox Government agency
agency_name = Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
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formed = 1987
jurisdiction = Government of Canada
headquarters = Moncton, New Brunswick
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minister1_name = Peter MacKay
minister1_pfo = Minister of National Defence
chief1_name = Gerald Keddy
chief1_position = Director
website = [http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/e/en/index.asp www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca]
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The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is the Canadian federal government agency responsible for helping to build economic capacity in the Atlantic Provinces by working with the people of the region – in their communities, through their institutions and with their local and provincial governments and businesses – to create jobs and enhance earned incomes.

The Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is the Honourable Peter MacKay, who is also Minister of National Defence.

The head office is located in Moncton, New Brunswick with regional offices located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia and St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as a liaison office in Ottawa.

ACOA is also responsible for a subsidiary federal Crown corporation named Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (ECBC), which has a similar function to ACOA but a specific jursdictional mandate which includes all of Cape Breton Island and a portion of mainland Nova Scotia in and around the Town of Mulgrave.

ee also

* Atlantic Innovation Fund
* Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation
* Western Economic Diversification Canada

External links

* [http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Official Website]

* [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/A-13.7/text.html Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act text]

* [http://www.greaterhalifax.com/ Greater Halifax Partnership Website]


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