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TABLE 1 -PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS BY DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

MANDATE

Under the Regional Development Act, the Regional Development Corporation plays a significant role in matters concerning regional economic development between the Province of New Brunswick and the federal government. The Corporation is also involved in the coordination and financing of provincial economic development initiatives. (The delivery of programs and projects is primarily the responsibility of provincial line departments.) The Corporation also works with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency on a range of regional economic development projects and issues in New Brunswick.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on income and social status, and employment through economic development.

JUSTICE/ATTORNEY GENERAL

MANDATE

The mandate of the Department is to promote the impartial administration of justice to ensure protection of the public interest through the dual offices of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on providing support that affects income and social status, physical environments, social support networks, and healthy child development.

FINANCE

MANDATE

The mission of the department is to support and promote the effective and efficient management of the human and financial resources of the government and to provide effective, efficient and courteous service to the citizens of New Brunswick.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on income, employment equity and employee benefits.

PUBLIC SAFETY

MANDATE

This new department's mission will focus on: providing leadership in the areas of public order and community safety; providing fair, accessible, community-focused programs and services; and partnering with communities to promote safety practices, prevent crime, to assist victims, and to create opportunities for offenders to change.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on physical environments, personal health practices and coping skills, and communities.

SUPPLY & SERVICES

MANDATE

The principal responsibility of the department is to provide effective and efficient services within government. The mission of the department is quality products and services to government and the public.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on physical environments and employment and working conditions.

TRANSPORTATION

MANDATE

The Department of Transportation works to maintain and improve New Brunswick's transportation system, and to continually improve vehicle and driver safety. The mission of the department is to provide and maintain a safe and efficient transportation system in all matters within provincial jurisdiction and to monitor and advise on all matters of federal jurisdiction.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on physical environments.

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY

MANDATE

The department serves to manage the natural resources of the province in the best interests of its people. Energy Secretariat also reports to Minister.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on physical environments.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

MANDATE

The vision of the Department is `Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Working Together'. The mission is to improve and support the well being of New Brunswickers through an integrated services network focused on individuals, families and communities.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on health services, physical environments, social support networks, healthy child development, and personal health practices and coping skills.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

MANDATE

This department delivers a comprehensive range of integrated supports to individuals and families, such as child welfare; day care and adoption; income and support programs; housing programs; disability programs; and long-term care programs including nursing home services. The Department serves as a focal point for youth policy, seniors policy and the voluntary sector.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on income and social status, social support networks, physical environments, personal health practices and coping skills, healthy child development, as well as education, employment and working conditions, and health services.

BUSINESS NEW BRUNSWICK

MANDATE

Business New Brunswick has a regional and community development mission for all regions, focussed principally on New Brunswick business growth and development. It will provide a `single-window' entry point for firms and entrepreneurs seeking financial and technical assistance from government. The current regional economic development commissions report through Business New Brunswick.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on employment, income and social status.

INVESTMENT AND EXPORTS

MANDATE

Investment and Exports will focus on building New Brunswick's international competitiveness by attracting new strategic investments into the province in key sectors and increasing the number and type of exports, along with the ability of NB companies to become more export-ready. It will be responsible for external marketing of New Brunswick, including tourism marketing.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus employment, income and social status. Tourism promotes active lifestyle and outdoor activities.

SERVICE NEW BRUNSWICK

MANDATE

SNB is the provincial government's chief provider of front-line services to the public. A corporation owned by the Province, SNB has a mission to improve the delivery of government services to the public.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on providing information about government services to the public.

ENVIRONMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

MANDATE

This department's mission is to provide an integrated approach to environmental management, conservation and compliance, and land use zoning and planning. It is also responsible for liaison with municipalities and local service district governance.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on physical environments, education, and personal health practices and coping skills.

EDUCATION

MANDATE

The department's mission is to have each student develop the attributes needed to be a life-long learner, to achieve personal fulfillment and to contribute to a productive, just and democratic society.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on education, personal health practices and coping skills, and healthy child development.

TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT

MANDATE

The Department of Training and Employment Development's mission is to build a trained workforce with the necessary skills and job training aimed at ensuring New Brunswick has a 21st century labour force able to meet the new economy needs of an increasingly competitive world.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on education and employment.

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

MANDATE

The Department's core mission will be to create a more total development, value-added, food production sector. It will provide a clear window for farmers, fishers and food processors to seek services and assistance to help them in their needs. Farm safety net and other programs will be consolidated and enhanced under the new department. The department will work closely with the private sector, food processors, and agriculture, fisheries, and aquaculture associations to foster more cost-effective means of delivering services.

PRIMARY IMPACT ON HEALTH & WELLNESS

Focus on physical environments, social support networks, and personal health and coping skills.


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