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Section III: Supplementary Information

3.1 Links to Additional Information

Organizational Information (Structure and Responsibilities):

Additional information on ACOA’s Program Activity Architecture sub-activities for Strategic Outcome 1: Competitive and sustainable Atlantic Enterprises, with emphasis on those of small and medium size.  

*The following information is available on ACOA’s website at  

Program Sub-activities

  1. Innovation
  2. Entrepreneurship and Business Skills Development
  3. Trade
  4. Investment
  5. Financing continuum
  6. Access to business information (Canada Business)

3.2 Tables

*All electronic tables under section 3.2 of ACOA’s 2008-2009 Report on Plans and Priorities can also be found on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s website at

3.2.1 Table: Sustainable Development Strategy

ACOA’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2007‑2010 - Moving Forward on Sustainable Development responds to feedback from both external and internal consultations to promote the use of innovative eco-efficiency tools, practices and technologies, and to inform both the private sector and communities of the benefits of sustainable development.

ACOA impacts sustainable development through:

  • policies and programs that inform and fund private sector businesses;
  • support for research and development that leads to commercialization of new technology;
  • support to communities through infrastructure program funding; and
  • the efficiency of its internal operations.

ACOA’s SDS 2007‑2010 is available at:

3.2.2 Table: Details on Transfer Payment Programs

Information templates have been completed regarding each transfer payment program where total transfer payments will exceed $5 million in 2008-2009.

  1. Atlantic Innovation Fund
  2. Business Development Program
  3. Community Futures Program
  4. Innovative Communities Fund

Further information on these projects can be found at

3.2.3 Table: Horizontal Initiatives

Horizontal initiatives for which ACOA acts as the lead partner:

Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership (ACTP)

International Business Development Program (IBDP)

Team Canada Atlantic (TCA)

Other horizontal initiatives for which ACOA acts as a partner:

Canadian Rural Partnership

Team Canada Inc. (TCI)

Building Canada Fund (BCF)
Infrastructure Canada Program (ICP)
Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF)
Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (MRIF)

Enhanced Representation Initiative (ERI)

Canada Business Service Centres (CBSCs)

Information on these (and all other) Government of Canada horizontal initiatives can be found on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Horizontal Results Database at

3.2.4 Table: Evaluations

3.2.5 Table: Internal Audits

3.2.6 Table: Green Procurement

3.2.7 Table: Sources of Non-respendable Revenue

3.3 Other Items of Interest

*The following information is available on ACOA’s website at

3.3.1 Tourism Sector

3.3.2 Atlantic Canada’s economy in 2007

3.3.3 BDP Repayable Contribution Portfolio

3.3.4 Results-Based Management

3.3.5 Client-centred Service

Information on ACOA’s biennial corporate client satisfaction surveys, can be found at:

[1] For more information on ACOA’s activities and services, visit the Agency’s website at
[2] Statistics Canada, Survey of Intellectual Property Commercialization in the Higher Education Sector, 2004, Catalogue no.88F0006XIE, no.11, October 2006.
[3] The State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Atlantic Canada 2005, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency(2005).
[7]  This document is laid out to reflect the five steps to integrating business and HR planning as outlined in Integrated Planning: A Handbook for Deputy Ministers and Senior Officials, 2nd edition, March 2007.