These resources are here to provide you with tools and additional information on the Access to Information and Privacy process, legislation and policies.
If you wish to make a request under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act, please complete the relevant form or submit your request in writing.
Annual Reports to Parliament
In accordance with section 72 of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, government institutions must prepare and submit an Annual Report to Parliament on its ATIP administration and activities for the fiscal year. The following are the most recent Annual Reports:
The pieces of legislation which govern access to information and protection of privacy are:
- Federal Accountability Act – This Act provides for, amongst other things, administrative transparency, oversight and accountability of all government departments.
Policies and Guidelines
The following policies and guidelines were developed by the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada in order to ensure compliance and consistency in administering the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act and their Regulations, and the government's responsibility for protecting your personal information.
Access to Information:
The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act provide for an independent public body whose role is to ensure that your rights under the Acts are safeguarded. There are two oversight bodies:
- Privacy Commissioner of Canada
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada ensures the rights given to requesters under the Privacy Act are respected.
For additional information on the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and their provisions, please refer to:
- Info Source Publications
Info Source is a series of publications containing information about, and collected by, the Government of Canada.
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