Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) national headquarters is in Ottawa. The national headquarters is organized into various sectors. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a strategic operating agency under the DFO portfolio, is also headquartered in Ottawa. Several DFO and CCG regions stretch from coast to coast to coast.
At the head of the Department is the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard.
The Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans reports to the Minister.
Reporting to the Deputy Minister are the Associate Deputy Minister, the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, and the heads of the various DFO sectors (Assistant Deputy Ministers) and regions (Regional Directors General).
Reporting to the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard are the Deputy Commissioners, two Directors General, and heads of the various CCG regions (Assistant Commissioners).
The following diagram illustrates the organizational structure.
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Associate Deputy Minister
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy
Assistant Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Harbour Management
Assistant Deputy Minister, Aquatic Ecosystems
Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science
Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer
Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Corporate Services
Senior General Counsel and Head of Legal Services
Director General, Chief Audit Executive
Regional Directors General
Regional Director General, Pacific
Regional Director General, Maritimes
Regional Director General, Newfoundland and Labrador
Regional Director General, Gulf
Regional Director General, Quebec
Regional Director General, Central and Arctic
Regional Director General, Arctic
Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard
Deputy Commissioner, Operations
Deputy Commissioner, Shipbuilding and Material
Director General, Personnel
Director General, Innovation, Planning and Engagement
Assistant Commissioner, Atlantic
Assistant Commissioner, Western
Assistant Commissioner, Central and Arctic
Assistant Commissioner, Arctic
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