The Executive Council Office (ECO) is non-departmental in function and purpose. It serves the Executive Council (Cabinet) and its committees, the executive teams of the Department of Finance and Treasury Board and the Office of Planning and Priorities, as well as departments, agencies, boards and commissions. The office aims to ensure that the business of Cabinet and its committees is conducted in a timely efficient way and that proper collective information is provided.
The ECO works to improve agenda management for the Cabinet and its committees, by developing policies and procedures for more efficient and effective operations of the decision-making process.
The ECO is responsible for:
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 Planning and Priorities.