2020-21 Departmental Plan
The Honorable Mélanie Joly, PC, MP
Francis P. McGuire, President
Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Part I of the Government Organization Act, Atlantic Canada 1987, R.S.C., 1985, c. 41 (4th Supp.), also known as the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act. See the Department of Justice Canada website for more information.
Year of incorporation / commencement:
“Raison d’être, mandate and role: who we are and what we do” is available on ACOA’s website.
For more information on the department’s organizational mandate letter commitments, see the Minister’s mandate letter.
Information on the operating context is available on ACOA’s website.
ACOA’s approved Departmental Results Framework and Program Inventory for 2020-21 are as follows:
|Departmental Results Framework||Core Responsibility:
Economic development in Atlantic Canada
Communities are economically diversified in Atlantic Canada.
|Indicator: percentage of Atlantic Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises that are majority-owned by women, Indigenous people, youth, visible minorities and persons with disabilities|
|Indicator: percentage of professional-, science- and technology-related jobs in Atlantic Canada’s economy|
|Indicator: amount leveraged per dollar invested by ACOA in community projects|
Businesses invest in the development and commercialization of innovative technologies in Atlantic Canada.
|Indicator: value of business expenditures in research and development (in dollars) by firms receiving ACOA program funding|
|Indicator: percentage of businesses engaged in collaborations with higher education institutions in Atlantic Canada|
Businesses are innovative and growing in Atlantic Canada.
|Indicator: number of high-growth firms in Atlantic Canada|
|Indicator: value of export of goods (in dollars) from Atlantic Canada|
|Indicator: value of export of clean technologies (in dollars) from Atlantic Canada|
|Indicator: revenue growth rate of firms supported by ACOA programs|
|Program Inventory||Program: Inclusive Communities|
|Program: Diversified Communities|
|Program: Research and Development, and Commercialization|
|Program: Innovation Ecosystem|
|Program: Business Growth|
|Program: Trade and Investment|
|Program: Policy Research and Engagement|
Supporting information on planned expenditures, human resources, and results related to ACOA’s program inventory is available in the GC InfoBase.
Supplementary information tables
The following supplementary information tables are available on ACOA’s website:
- Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
- Details on transfer payment programs
- Gender-based analysis plus
ACOA’s Departmental Plan does not include information on tax expenditures that relate to its planned results for 2020-21.
Tax expenditures are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance, and the Department of Finance Canada publishes cost estimates and projections for government-wide tax expenditures each year in the Report on Federal Tax Expenditures. This report provides detailed information on tax expenditures, including objectives, historical background and references to related federal spending programs, as well as evaluations, research papers and gender-based analysis. The tax measures presented in this report are solely the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.
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