This letter constitutes my Order in your appeal from a decision of the Ministry of Community and Social Services (the "institution") to disclose certain records pursuant to a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1987 (the "Act").
On September 26, 1988, a requester wrote to the institution asking for access to the following information:
...all documentation in possession of your office and specifically any other department in the Ministry of Community & Social Services pertaining to the Second Base Youth Shelter, proposed for the Scarborough area.
Upon receipt of the request by the institution, you, in your capacity as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Second Base (Scarborough) Youth Shelter ("Second Base"), were notified pursuant to section 28 of the Act, as a person whose interest might be affected by disclosure of the records. You were invited to make representations as to whether these records should be released, and you submitted representations to the institution, objecting to disclosure. After considering your
representations, the head of the institution issued a decision on November 17, 1988, granting access to certain records and portions of other records.
By letter dated November 30, 1988, you wrote to me appealing the head's decision, and I gave notice of the appeal to you, the requester and the institution.
As you are aware, as soon as your appeal was received by my office, an Appeals Officer was assigned to investigate the circumstances of the appeal and to attempt to mediate a settlement. The Appeals Officer obtained and reviewed the requested records, and undertook settlement discussions. As a result of mediation efforts, you agreed to release certain records and parts of certain other records to the requester.