Access to Information Requests

What is and what is not FOIPable? 

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 been asking these questions lately?  This one-day workshop directly addresses these and many more relating to access to information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LAFOIP). The seminar will provide detailed description and analysis of the legislative right of access standards, allowable exemptions, search, severing and response procedures, fees, requests for correction, and third party notices. The focus will be on Parts II and III of FOIP/LAFOIP, 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 FOIP coordinators, records managers, IT managers, and operational managers handling access to, disclosure, and security of information in the following organizations in Saskatchewan:

  • Provincial government ministries
  • Provincial boards and commissions
  • Crown corporations
  • School boards
  • Post-secondary educational institutions
  • Health authorities
  • Municipalities
  • Public libraries

For more information, contact the FOIP Administrator at

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!


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 – $3,500 plus travel expenses

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, assessing and developing access and privacy programs, providing program support, and leading FOIP training sessions.

Rick Klumpenhouwer, MA, MAS, CIAPP/M brings over 15 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 Saskatchewan, across Canada and internationally.

Class Duration
Full Day

Cost : $375.00 + taxes

Upcoming Courses :

November 4, 2020 – Access to Information Requests (Saskatoon, SK)
November 4, 2020 – Access to Information Requests (Regina, SK)
*The training venues can offer guests a discounted room rate if Cenera is mentioned when booking.