Submitting an access to information request

To submit a request under the Access to Information Act, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have an address in Canada
    • Canadians living abroad must provide proof of citizenship in order to receive the information they are seekingFootnote 1
  • be specific enough to allow the information to be retrieved
  • submit a $5.00 application fee as stipulated in the Access to Information Regulations
    • payments are accepted in the form of a money order or cheque made payable to the Receiver General of Canada.
  • submit your request by either:

Please note that you cannot submit your request online at this time. You must send your request via one of these methods:

  • email:
  • mail:
    Access to Information and Privacy Division
    Policy Sector
    Correctional Service Canada
    340 Laurier Ave W
    Ottawa ON  K1A 0P9
  • facsimile:

For more information on CSC's Information Holdings, please see our chapter in Info Source, a series of publications containing information about, and collected by, the Government of Canada.

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