Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Infobox Government agency
agency_name = Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
logo_width = 250px
formed = 1987
Government of Canada
headquarters = Moncton, New Brunswick
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]
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is the
Canadianfederal government agency responsible for helping to build economic capacity in the Atlantic Provincesby 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.
Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agencyis 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 corporationnamed Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation(ECBC), which has a similar function to ACOA but a specific jursdictional mandate which includes all of Cape Breton Islandand a portion of mainland Nova Scotia in and around the Town of Mulgrave.
Atlantic Innovation Fund
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation
Western Economic Diversification Canada
* [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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