Intergovernmental and Indigenous Affairs Secretariat

Intergovernmental Forums

The Council of the Federation (COF)

The Council of the Federation was created by Premiers because they believe it is important for provinces and territories to play a leadership role in revitalizing the Canadian federation and building a more constructive and cooperative federal system.

The Council of Atlantic Premiers (CAP)

The Council of Atlantic Premiers (CAP) was formed by a memorandum of understanding between the four Atlantic provinces in May 2000, and is committed to identifying and pursuing opportunities for joint action among the region’s provincial governments. This commitment builds on a strong foundation of regional unity and intergovernmental cooperation spanning more than three decades.

The Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP)

The Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) is a unique and highly effective international relationship of states and provinces sharing ideas and building on historic ties. The Conference advances the interests of the eleven jurisdictions through cooperation and encourages collaboration with the private sector. Over the years, the Conference has addressed many topics, including the environment, economic development, tourism, energy, fisheries, trade and agriculture.

The Southeastern United States – Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS/CP)

The Southeastern United States – Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS//CP) is a strategic trade and investment-focused partnership between six southeastern U.S. states (Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama) and seven Canadian provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba). The Alliance was established in Montreal in November 2007 to formally advance a common interest in enhancing economic ties between the two regions.

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