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Privy Council Office

The Privy Council Office (PCO) supports the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Led by the Clerk of the Privy Council, the department helps the government in implementing its vision, goals and decisions in a timely manner.

Services and information

COVID-19: Information for employees

Updates on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for Government of Canada employees.

Clerk and Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council

As Head of the Federal Public Service, the Clerk ensures that the Government of Canada is equipped to design and deliver high-quality programs and services to and for Canadians.

Orders in Council

The Orders in Council Division provides advice and support to the Clerk of the Privy Council.

Government appointments

Learn about the government’s appointment processes for agencies, boards, commissions, Crown corporations, tribunals, judicial office and the Senate.

Ministries

Learn about the role of Cabinet, and current and previous Canadian Ministries.

Mandate Letter Tracker

A status report on all of the commitments found in the Prime Minister’s mandate letters to ministers.

Speech from the Throne

Read about the overall goals of the government and how it will accomplish them.

Queen's Privy Council for Canada

Learn more about the role of the Queen’s Privy Council and obtain a complete listing of its current and past members.

Communications Community Office

Find tools, learning events and other topics for government communicators.

Beyond2020 and public service renewal

Learn more about this initiative to modernize and transform the Public Service.

Public engagement tools and resources

Find guidance, tools and examples to help you plan and execute consultations and other engagement activities.

Deputy Minister champions and committees

List of Deputy Minister champions and the horizontal policy and management committees on which they serve.

Highlights of the history of the Public Service

A celebration of Canada’s Public Service on its 150th anniversary (2017).

Speech by the National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister to the Centre for International Governance Innovation

The National Security and Intelligence Advisor delivers remarks on national security challenges in the 21st century.

Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) workplace review

Learn more about the OSGG workplace review, led by PCO.

Commissions of Inquiry

Access the reports of current and historical Commissions.

PCO publications

A listing of reports from the Clerk of the Privy Council and the department.

About the Privy Council Office

Ministers

Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

Honourable Chrystia Freeland

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

Honourable Mark Holland

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Honourable Dominic LeBlanc

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

Honourable Bill Blair

President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness

Parliamentary Secretaries

Honourable Greg Fergus

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board

Terry Beech

Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

Kevin Lamoureux

Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mark Gerretsen

Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (Senate)

Jennifer O’Connell

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

Yasir Naqvi

Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness

News

All news

Features

29th Annual Report

Highlights the work carried out by public servants over the past year in helping to deliver on the Government’s mandate.

Call to Action

Message to deputy heads for letters on the implementation of the Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion.

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