Guidance

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner publishes guidance documents to promote compliance with Ontario’s access and privacy laws.

New materials are posted on an ongoing basis. If you are looking for a guidance on a topic that is not listed here, please contact us.

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Title / Description Topic Type Date

It’s About You: Your File and Your Rights Under Ontario’s Child and Family Services Law (printable brochure)

Print double-sided (flip on short edge) on legal size paper, fold on dotted lines

Youth Brochures Oct 15 2020

Child, Youth and Family Services Act Addendum to the Manual for the Review and Approval of Prescribed Persons and Prescribed Entities

This post is also available in: French

Privacy | Youth Best Practices | Professional Guidelines Apr 29 2020

Access and Correction Form under CYFSA

This post is also available in: French

Access | Access Request Process | Youth Forms Dec 31 2019

Providing Access to Personal Information under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act: A Guide for Service Providers

This post is also available in: French

Access | Youth Best Practices | Professional Guidelines Nov 27 2019

Know Your Rights: Your File and Your Rights Under Ontario’s Child and Family Services Law

This post is also available in: French

Youth Brochures Oct 21 2019

Guidelines for Submitting Annual Statistics to the IPC

Guidelines for service providers under Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act

Youth Professional Guidelines Oct 17 2019

Reporting a Privacy Breach to the Information and Privacy Commissioner: Guidelines for Service Providers

Guidelines for service providers under Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act

Youth Best Practices | Professional Guidelines Oct 17 2019

It’s About You: Your File and Your Rights Under Ontario’s Child and Family Services Law (brochure)

This post is also available in: French

Youth Brochures Oct 17 2019

It’s About You: Your File and Your Rights Under Ontario’s Child and Family Services Law (poster)

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Youth Posters Oct 17 2019

Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act: A Guide to Access and Privacy for Service Providers

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Youth Professional Guidelines May 13 2019

Privacy and Access to Information in Ontario Schools: A Guide for Educators (Fact Sheet)

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Access | Privacy | Youth Best Practices | Brochures | Fact Sheets Jan 10 2019

Privacy in the School (Fact Sheet)

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Access | Privacy | Youth Best Practices | Brochures | Fact Sheets Jan 10 2019

Protecting Your Students’ Privacy Online (Fact Sheet)

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Access | Privacy | Youth Best Practices | Brochures | Fact Sheets Jan 10 2019

Your Child’s Privacy in School (Fact Sheet)

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Access | Privacy | Youth Best Practices | Brochures | Fact Sheets Jan 10 2019

A Guide to Privacy and Access in Ontario Schools

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Access | Privacy | Youth Best Practices | Brochures | Fact Sheets Jan 10 2019

Lesson Plan: Privacy Rights of Children and Teens

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Personal Information | Privacy | Technology And Security | Youth Educational Material Jun 18 2018

Lesson Plan: Know the Deal: The Value of Privacy

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Personal Information | Privacy | Technology And Security | Youth Educational Material Jun 18 2018

Lesson Plan: Getting the Toothpaste Back into the Tube: A Lesson on Online Information

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Personal Information | Privacy | Technology And Security | Youth Educational Material Jun 18 2018

Comments of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario on the Proposed Regulation under Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Comments from the Information and Privacy Commissioner on the proposed regulation under Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act.

Legislation | Youth Advice And Submissions Jan 22 2018

Joint Federal Provincial Territorial Letter to Council of Ministers of Education on the Importance of Privacy Education

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Privacy | Technology And Security | Youth Letters Nov 08 2017

IPC 2017 GPEN Sweep Report: Online Educational Services

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Personal Information | Privacy | Technology And Security | Youth Best Practices | Reports Oct 24 2017

Online Educational Services: What Educators Need to Know

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Personal Information | Youth Brochures | Professional Guidelines Nov 25 2016

Yes, You Can. Dispelling the Myths About Sharing Information with Children’s Aid Societies

Common misunderstandings about privacy are frequently cited as reasons for not sharing information with a children’s aid society (CAS) about a child who may be at risk. In fact, Ontario law permits professionals working with children to share this information. To help professionals understand that privacy is not a barrier to disclosing this important information, the IPC...

Law Enforcement/policing | Legislation | Privacy | Youth Best Practices | Professional Guidelines Jan 20 2016

What Students Need to Know – Grade 11 & 12 Teacher’s Guide

Other Resources: Grade 11/12 Fact Sheet

Privacy | Youth Educational Material Sep 27 2011

What Students Need to Know – Grade 10 Teacher’s Guide

Other Resources: Grade 10 Fact Sheet

Access | Privacy | Youth Educational Material Dec 06 2010

Online Privacy: Make Youth Awareness and Education a Priority

This paper is a chronicle describing the IPC’s work to enhance awareness about the privacy challenges youth face on the Internet.

Privacy | Youth Papers Mar 25 2009

What Students Need to Know – Grade 5 Teacher’s Guide

This guide focuses on introducing students to the importance of the public values of access to government-held information and personal privacy.

Privacy | Youth Educational Material Sep 01 2005

Grade 11/12 Brochure – What Students Need to Know About Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

The brochure explains the IPC’s outreach program to schools in Ontario, specifically for grades 11/12

Legislation | Youth Brochures | Educational Material Sep 01 2004

What Students Need to Know – A Resource for Grade 11/12 Teachers

Program focuses on introducing students to the importance of the public values of access to government-held information and personal privacy. Expanded program for Grade 11/12.

Legislation | Privacy | Youth Educational Material Sep 01 2004

Grade 5 Brochure – What Students Need to Know About Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

The brochure explains the IPC’s outreach program to schools in Ontario, specifically for grade 5

Access | Privacy | Youth Brochures Jan 01 1999