Cabinet Committees

Committees of Cabinet consider issues in broad sectoral areas that often involve the mandates of multiple Ministers and departments. Cabinet Committee discussions help to coordinate the work of multiple departments, reduce internal silos and support Cabinet decision making.

Membership for the different Cabinet Committees include Ministers with an interest or responsibility in the subject matter considered by each Committee. All Cabinet Ministers have a standing invitation to attend meetings of each Committee of Cabinet. 


Energy and Climate Change

The Mandate of the Ministerial Energy and Climate Change Committee-of-Cabinet is to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy, and offer recommendations to Cabinet or the Financial Management Board with respect to the Government’s focus on:

  1. Collaboration with other governments and organizations on addressing climate change;
  2. Options for climate change adaptation and mitigation;
  3. Energy policy;
  4. Making and incentivizing investments in alternative energy solutions; and
  5. Communications about government approaches to energy and climate change issues.

Chair: Hon. Wally Schumann

Terms of Reference


Economy and Environment

The Mandate of the Economy and Environment Committee-of-Cabinet is to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy, and offer recommendations to Cabinet or the Financial Management Board with respect to the Government’s focus on:

  1. Economic growth;
  2. Transportation infrastructure;
  3. Workforce development
  4. Supporting the mineral exploration and mining sector;
  5. Partnerships with northern and Aboriginal businesses;
  6. Invest in, and attracting investment in, renewable and non-renewable resources;
  7. Improving the coordination and effectiveness of resource management systems; and
  8. Land use and sustainability.

Chair: Hon. Alfred Moses

Terms of Reference


Priorities and Planning

The mandate of the Priorities and Planning Committee of Cabinet is to:

  1. Track and monitor government progress in addressing the priorities of the 18th Legislative Assembly and the mandate of the Executive Council;
  2. Recommend whole-of-government approaches and priorities for consideration by Cabinet and/or the Financial Management Board; and
  3. Propose actions to ensure that government policies and initiatives are communicated in a manner that promotes awareness, openness and accountability.

Chair: Premier Bob McLeod

Terms of Reference


Social Envelope

The mandate of the Social Envelope Committee-of-Cabinet is to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy, and offer recommendations to Cabinet or the Financial Management Board with respect to the Government’s focus on:

  1. overall health and wellness of residents, including: mental health and addictions; seniors aging in place; family and community wellness; and, healthy lifestyles;
  2. crime prevention and reduction;
  3. safe and affordable housing and solutions to address homelessness;
  4. improved nutrition and food security;
  5. early childhood development and universal and affordable childcare;
  6. K-12 and post-secondary education systems and institutions;
  7. workforce training and development;
  8. cultural education and Aboriginal languages;
  9. youth leadership and capacity-building.

Chair: Hon. Glen Abernethy

Terms of Reference

 


Complete terms of reference for each Committee of Cabinet may be found in Appendix Seven of the Executive Council Submissions Handbook (PDF, 4.26 MB).