Leadership Committee: Terms of reference


Atlantic Premiers and federal Ministers have agreed to work together as a Leadership Committee on an Atlantic Growth Strategy - an approach and actions to advance inclusive growth in Atlantic Canada through enhanced federal and provincial collaboration.

Principles of the Atlantic Growth Strategy

Collaboration - Support a coordinated and collaborative approach among the federal and four provincial governments that increases the impact of key interventions.

Pan-Atlantic - Emphasize region-wide approaches.

Alignment - Ensure actions align with national priorities/strategies and the priorities of each Atlantic province.

Engagement - Engage and consult with regional stakeholders in Atlantic Canada.

Inclusiveness - Foster economic growth, improve living standards and share the benefits of increased prosperity more evenly across social groups, including women and Indigenous peoples.

Outcome-driven - Identify clear and realistic outcomes.

Accountability - Report on results in 2017 and on an ongoing basis.


Building on existing federal and provincial priorities and initiatives, the Atlantic Growth Strategy is based on the following five pillars of action:


Scope of Work

The Leadership Committee will:


Federal-Provincial Governance: The Leadership Committee will be supported by a Committee of Federal-provincial Senior Officials.

Atlantic Growth Advisory Group: A committee of business and other leaders will provide strategic advice to the Leadership Committee.


See the members of the Leadership Committee.

Note: Other federal Ministers with responsibilities for work which is aligned with the five pillars of the approach may be involved on an ad hoc basis.

Frequency and Location of Meetings

Meetings will take place twice annually and will rotate location.

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