Date: Dec 07 2016
Stephen McCammon | Legal Counsel

A situation table involves representatives from government institutions and the health sector meeting to identify and address situations that raise significant concerns about local community safety. When the members of a situation table meet, personal information may be shared for the purpose of reducing harm or victimization, sometimes without the individual’s consent. While this practice may help to ensure safer, stronger communities, it comes with risks to personal privacy.

Our office is committed to helping situation tables comply with privacy requirements and best practices. In the spirit of collaboration, the IPC is pleased to host a webinar about how community partners can work together to reduce harm, while respecting the personal privacy of individuals. The video presentation below is from a webinar broadcast on December 6, 2016. The complete webinar with Q&A can still be viewed here.