2018-19 Departmental Results Report
Supplementary information

Corporate information

Organizational profile

Appropriate minister:
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P.

Institutional head:
Francis P. McGuire, President

Ministerial portfolio:
Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Enabling instrument:
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

“Raison d’être, mandate and role: who we are and what we do” is available on ACOA’s website.

For more information on ACOA’s organizational mandate letter commitments, see the Minister’s mandate letter.

Operating context and key risks

Information on operating context and key risks is available on ACOA’s website.

Reporting framework

ACOA’s Departmental Results Framework and Program Inventory for 2018-19 are shown below.

Departmental Results
Core Responsibility:
Economic development in Atlantic Canada
Departmental Result:
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
Departmental Result:
Businesses invest in
the development and
commercialization of
innovative technologies
in Atlantic Canada
Indicator: Value of business expenditures in research and
development by firms receiving ACOA program funding in dollars
Indicator: Percentage of businesses engaged in collaborations with
higher education institutions in Atlantic Canada
Departmental Result:
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
Indicator: Value of exports of clean technologies (in dollars) from
Atlantic Canada
Indicator: Revenue growth rate of firms supported by ACOA
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 ACOA’s Program Inventory

Financial, human resources and performance information for “ACOA’s Program Inventory” is available in the GC InfoBase.

Supplementary information Table

The following supplementary information is available on ACOA’s website.

Federal tax expenditures

The tax system can be used to achieve public policy objectives through the application of special measures such as low tax rates, exemptions, deductions, deferrals and credits. The Department of Finance Canada publishes cost estimates and projections for these measures each year in the Report on Federal Tax Expenditures. This report also provides detailed background information on tax expenditures, including descriptions, objectives, historical information and references to related federal spending programs. The tax measures presented in this report are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.

Organizational contact information

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
P.O. Box 6051
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9J8

Courier address:
644 Main Street
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 1E2

General inquiries: 506-851-2271
Toll free (Canada and the United States): 1-800-561-7862
Facsimile: 506-851-7403
Secure Facsimile: 506-857-1301
TTY: 1-877-456-6500
Access to Information/Privacy: 506-851-2271


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