[TORONTO, CANADA]NOVEMBER 3, 2023 – The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario announced today that its podcast, Info Matters, has been nominated at the 6th Annual CANADIAN PODCAST AWARDS for outstanding technology series. These distinguished accolades celebrate excellence in podcasting, recognizing the exceptional contributions of Canadian podcasters, editors, and producers.

Info Matters, hosted by Patricia Kosseim, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, delves deep into the intersections of privacy, people, and access to information. With thought-provoking conversations, Commissioner Kosseim engages with individuals from diverse backgrounds, unearthing the most pressing access and privacy concerns in our contemporary world.

“Nominees like the IPC’s Info Matters exemplify the wealth of talent we have here in Canada and reflect the unique attitudes, opinions, ideas, values, and creativity of Canadians,” said John Leschinski, Chair of the Canadian Podcast Awards. “We had over 500 podcasts submitted this year from across the country – It’s truly an incredible honour to be recognized and chosen by your fellow peers within the Canadian podcasting community.”

“We are both thrilled and humbled to have Info Matters recognized among the top podcasts in the nation. This nomination is not just a nod to our efforts, but a testament to the importance of open dialogue on access to information and privacy in today’s digital age. We extend our deepest gratitude to our listeners, our guests, and the Canadian podcasting community for this incredible honour,” said Patricia Kosseim, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

Voting begins October 31st and runs until November 13th. Winners will be announced during a live stream event online in December.

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ABOUT Info Matters: Info Matters is a podcast about people, privacy, and access to information, hosted by Patricia Kosseim, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. We dive into conversations with people from all walks of life to discuss the access and privacy issues that matter most to them.


The Canadian Podcast Awards were established in 2018 by Podcamp Toronto to showcase the very best in Canadian on-demand digital audio production. The awards feature categories across topic areas such as documentary, politics, arts, and culture. Past winners include Front Burner, Parkdale Haunt, Minds of Madness, and Our Native Land. A full list of previous winners can be found at canpodawards.ca/award.

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