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Right to Know Week - Exercise Your Rights

Do you know you have the right to access government information? Do you know how to exercise that right?

Under Ontario’s access and privacy laws, you can request access to your personal information – as well as general information − held by provincial and municipal government institutions.

During Right to Know Week (September 24 − 30) we raise awareness of this right and promote freedom of information as essential to a more transparent and democratic society.

The IPC works to uphold the public’s right to know and empower the public to exercise its access and privacy rights. As part of this work, we publish a number of guides and fact sheets to help institutions and the public navigate the freedom of information process.

Contact us to find out more about your right to know and how we can help.


Guidance for the Public

What is Personal Information?

Access to Information Request Form

Access to Information Appeal Form

You are Affected by a Freedom of Information Request: What You Should Know

Your Business is Affected by a Freedom of Information Request: What You Should Know


Guidance for Institutions

Open Government: Key Concepts and Benefits

Improving Access and Privacy with Records and Information Management

Reasonable Search

Open Contracting: Proactive Disclosure of Procurement Records

Third Party Exemptions

Media Contact

For a quick response, kindly e-mail or phone us with details of your request such as media outlet, topic, and deadline:

Email: @email
Telephone: 416-326-3965

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