|Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Canada|
|Headquarters||Moncton, New Brunswick|
|Minister responsible||Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway|
|Agency executive||Monique Collette, President|
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is the Canadian federal government agency responsible for helping to build economic capacity in the Atlantic Provinces by working with the people of the region – in their communities, through their institutions and with their local and provincial governments and businesses – to create jobs and enhance earned incomes.
The Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is the Honourable Keith Ashfield, P.C., M.P., who is also Minister of National Revenue, and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway. He was appointed by the Prime Minister in January of 2010.
The head office is located in Moncton, New Brunswick with regional offices located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia and St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as a liaison office in Ottawa.
ACOA is also responsible for a subsidiary federal Crown corporation named Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (ECBC), which has a similar function to ACOA but a specific jursdictional mandate which includes all of Cape Breton Island and a portion of mainland Nova Scotia in and around the Town of Mulgrave.