Privy Council Office

The Privy Council Office (PCO) is the hub of non-partisan, public service support to the Prime Minister and Cabinet and its decision-making structures. Led by the Clerk of the Privy Council, PCO supports the government in implementing its vision and responding effectively and quickly to issues facing the government and the country.


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Services and information

Clerk of the Privy Council

Meet the Clerk of the Privy Council, Michael Wernick.

Blueprint 2020

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

Orders in Council database

Search for Orders in Council (OICs) published from 1990 to the present.

Mandate Letter Tracker: Delivering results for Canadians

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


Consult the list of all the Privy Council Office reports and publications.

Commissions of Inquiry

Access a comprehensive list of reports from 1869 to the present.

About Cabinet

Find information about Cabinet and its role in government.

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.

Prime Minister's Youth Council

Everything you need to know to apply to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council.

Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments

Learn about the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments and how to apply to become a senator.

Speech from the Throne

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

2017 Blueprint 2020 Innovation Fair

The Fair provides an opportunity for departments and agencies to learn from each other and showcase the impacts of our everyday excellence in the workplace in service to Canadians.

Working Group of Ministers on the Review of Laws and Policies Related to Indigenous Peoples

Learn more about the Government of Canada’s commitment to a renewed nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples.

Governor in Council appointments

View a list of vacant Governor in Council positions. Learn about our new way of appointing to these positions.

Corporate information

Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Youth

Honourable Bardish Chagger

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Honorable Karina Gould

Minister of Democratic Institutions

Portfolio organizations

Democratic Institutions

Learn how the Government is strengthening the openness, transparency and fairness of electoral processes and democratic institutions.

Intergovernmental affairs

Learn about federal-provincial-territorial relations in Canada and how Canadian federalism works.

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Learn more about the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

Impact and Innovation Unit

Learn more about how the Unit can help departments understand and apply new policy approaches and tools to policies, programs and services across the public service.

Special Advisor to the Prime Minister

Learn how the Government is taking action on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression issues.

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