Access Requests/Appeals

Summary

This section is designed to help the public understand access requests and/or appeals under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Acts).

Published Date  Oct 11, 2007

LEGISLATION:

The Acts

 

MAKING A REQUEST:

Accessing Personal Information
Information about accessing your personal information under the Acts.

Correction
Information about correcting your personal information under the Acts.

Accessing Public Information
Information about accessing general records (other than your personal information) under the Acts.
 
Request Form
A generic request form for filing a request for information held by a government organization or to request a correction of your personal information held by a government organization.
 
Making an Access Request to a Police Service
Assists individuals who are considering whether to request records from a Police Service under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

MAKING AN APPEAL:

Appeal Form
A form used to file an appeal, which can be completed online then printed, or printed then filled out with a pen. The completed form is then sent to the IPC (the form cannot be submitted online). Use of the form is optional, as appeal letters are still accepted. (In PDF format)
 

Authorization to Act as an Agent for Appeal
A form to be signed by an appellant who is represented by someone other than a lawyer in an appeal relating to a request for the appellant's personal information/correction of personal information. (In PDF format)

 

THE APPEAL PROCESS:

The Appeal Process
Provides answers to questions most frequently asked about the Appeal Process.

Appeals
Overview of appeals under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
 
The Appeal Process Flow Chart
A flow chart outlining the appeal process.
 
IPC Code of Procedure
The IPC's Code of Procedure for appeals under the Acts.

Practice Directions
Provides detailed information on specific procedural issues.
 
IPC Practices
Provides detailed information on specific procedural issues. 
 
Mediation of Appeals Overview
Describes the IPC's approach to mediating appeals.

 

SEARCHING FOR ORDERS, RECONSIDERATIONS AND JUDICIAL REVIEWS:

Browse all Resources
Browse and search IPC resources e.g best practices, other than Decisions and Resolutions.

Advanced Search
A search engine that provides the ability to specify what the search criteria are.

Decisions and Resolutions
Browse and search access Orders, Reconsiderations and Judicial Reviews.

  • Browse Decisions and Resolutions by Subject
    Click the "Browse by Subject" tab to browse and search access Orders, Reconsiderations and Judicial Reviews using Subject Index.

  • Browse Decisions and Resolutions by Legislation and Section
    Click the "Browse by Legislation" tab to browse and search access Orders, Reconsiderations and Judicial Reviews Section Indices for FIPPA, MFIPPA, and PHIPA.

Reconsideration Table
A listing of Orders that have been reconsidered.

Judicial Review of Provincial Orders
A listing of Provincial Orders that have been the subject of a Judicial Review.

Judicial Review of Municipal Orders
A listing of Municipal Orders that have been the subject of a Judicial Review.

 

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