FOIP Orientation for Governing and Elected Officials

Now Webcast Live

This half-day workshop will be presented live on-line. The course will present key principles and rules of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) along with scenarios and examples relevant to the world of governing and elected officials.

These are some of the questions we will work through with you to provide answers:

  • What concepts and values are essential to understanding FOIP effectively?
  • Are governing officials employees under FOIP?
  • What information created or received by governing officials is FOIPable?
  • Who does what in response to FOIP request?
  • Are all governing body deliberations and decisions public? When are they and when are they not?
  • How should governing officials handle and secure their files, submissions, emails and social media?
  • What employee information should governing officials be accessing and why?
  • How should governing officials deal with information that is part of an internal or external investigation?
  • How do you identify and respond to a privacy breach?
  • In what special situations can I disclose personal information without consent?

Besides elected and governing officials, this course is relevant to the work of a wide range of provincial, municipal, school, university and Alberta Health Services officials, including FOIP Coordinators, Board administrators, communications staff, legal or regulatory officials, information managers, and any staff handling personal information.

For more information, contact Cenera at 800.387.8797 or

Space is limited, so please register early!


On-site Training

We can also come to you virtually. Consider scheduling these courses anytime for your own staff. Up to 20 participants can attend. For more information, contact

About the Instructors

Joan Dunlop, BA, LLB, CIAPP/M has been a FOIP analyst with a major police service and now works with a wide range of provincial and local government bodies as a FOIP consultant and expert in Alberta and Saskatchewan, assessing and developing access and privacy programs, providing program support, and leading FOIP training sessions.

Rick Klumpenhouwer, MA, MAS, CIAPP/M brings over 20 years of experience as a FOIP Director in a major health region, and as a FOIP expert consultant, educator, and speaker, for governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations in Alberta, across Canada and internationally.

Stacey Wade, BA, LLB has completed many major Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and privacy and security assessments for organizations, and delivers access and privacy training. Stacey also has experience in records management, completing records surveys, and analysis on several recent information governance projects.

Class Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Cost: $200.00 + GST

Upcoming Courses

October 6, 2022 – FOIP Orientation for Governing and Elected Officials