Organization Structure

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Sectoral Responsibilities

Intergovernmental Affairs works closely with line departments to preserve and promote the province's interests in various sectors where relations with other governments are concerned. The department's key role is to identify the province's corporate intergovernmental priorities and to ensure that they are factored into the intergovernmental relations of line departments.

Regional Relations

Research, analysis, development, coordination, and promotion from a central agency perspective of the province's intergovernmental relations with Atlantic Canada and New England.

Social and Environmental Affairs

Research, analysis, development, coordination, and promotion from a central agency perspective of the province's intergovernmental relations in the environmental and social policy sectors.

Economic Policy and Analysis

Research, analysis, development, coordination, and promotion from a central agency perspective of the province's intergovernmental economic and fiscal initiatives.

Strategic Policy

Research, analysis, development, and promotion of Nova Scotia's intergovernmental policies, and in particular for strategic advice to departments on the government's Federal-Provincial Strategy and the definition of position statements.

Protocol Office

The Protocol Office co-ordinates Tours of Members of the Royal Family and official visits of Heads of State and Government, Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Consuls General. The Office manages the Order of Nova Scotia Program, the Premier's Congratulatory Certificate Program, and the Government Gift Bank. In addition, the Protocol Office provides consulting services to government departments, non-government organizations and the general public. A complete list of the Protocol Office mandate is provided here.