The Executive Council Office:
- provides advice and administrative services to the Executive Council;
- processes documents intended for consideration of the Executive Council (Cabinet) and the Cabinet Committee on Priorities and promulgates the official decisions;
- provides advice, support and direction to departments and agencies of government and assures they are informed of decisions of Council and the Cabinet Committee on Priorities;
- coordinates and/or organizes legal, traditional administrative or ceremonial requirements associated with such events as the swearing into office of the Lieutenant Governor and Members of the Executive Council, and calling or dissolving the General Assembly of the Legislature;
- maintains the various records associated with the Province's executive arm;
- provides notification of policies and information on matters of general application, such as assignment of ministerial responsibility for administration of public statutes and for agencies, boards and commissions, disposition of bills introduced in the legislative assembly, Executive Council process and procedures; etc.
- administers Engage PEI, a program providing for public application/appointment to various agencies, boards and commissions of the provincial government;
- provides research, analysis and advice on economic and social policy and intergovernmental affairs;
- develops and coordinates strategies and policy positions on regional and national issues;
- provides support to the Minister Responsible for Acadian and Francophone Affairs;
- advises, guides and assists departments and agencies in planning, implementing and delivering French language programs and services;
- supports development and promotion of the Acadian and Francophone Community;
- provides support to the Minister Responsible to Aboriginal Affairs;
- manages and coordinates government's activities related to Aboriginal Affairs including policy and program development, public awareness and education, and inter-departmental communication and cooperation;
- provides policy advice regarding legal duty to consult;
- develops policies and programs related to archaeology in the province; manages and coordinates activities related to protection, preservation and development of archaeological sites; administers the Archaeology Act and Regulations and provides advice and direction to the public and other government officials as necessary; consults with interested groups; and conducts public awareness and education activities.
Executive Council Office staff also work with other departments and agencies as necessary to further government's priorities and corporate strategies and provide leadership, assistance and advice on interdepartmental projects.