Access to Information Requests

What exceptions apply to a request for information under FOIPPA?

When is a request a right of access request and when is it just a disclosure?

What constitutes a proper search for relevant records?

How must I proactively disclose information in my organization?

What is duty to assist and how do I comply?

Can I charge fees?

What happens if an applicant requests a review by the Commissioner?

Have you asked these questions lately? This one-day workshop directly addresses these and many more relating to access to information under the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA). The seminar will provide detailed description and analysis of the legislative right of access standards, allowable exceptions, search, severing and response procedures, fees, requests for correction, and third party notices. The focus will be on Part 2 of FOIPPA, but will identify key relationships to the other parts of the legislation and to the regulatory review process. We will be discussing current hot issues and regulatory decisions as well.

The session is highly interactive and will make use of scenarios, examples and participants’ input to enhance the learning experience. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.

The course is designed for FOIPPA coordinators, records managers, IT managers, and operational managers handling access to information in the following organizations in British Columbia:

  • Provincial government ministries
  • Provincial boards and commissions
  • Crown corporations
  • School boards
  • Post-secondary educational institutions
  • Health authorities
  • Emergency health services
  • Municipalities, regional districts, improvement districts, and local areas
  • Municipal police boards
  • Water boards and water users communities
  • Library boards
  • Professional and occupational governing bodies

For more information, contact

Personal information collected during the registration process will only be used for the purposes of registering you and processing your payment for the course, based on your deemed or implied consent. Please contact Rick Klumpenhouwer at 800.387.8797 if you have any questions or objections about how your information is being collected or used.

Space is limited, so please register early!

We now offer Frequent FOIPer discounts when you register – receive a $30 discount that you can apply to your next course registration!

On-site Training

We can also come to you. Consider staging any of these courses anytime at your own facilities for your own staff. Up to 30 participants can attend. Here are the rates:

  • Access to Information Requests – $3,250 plus travel expenses

About the Instructor

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

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost : $325.00 + taxes

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