Archived - Access to Information and Privacy
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The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act came into effect in July 1983. Both of these Acts contain information held by federal government institutions.
The Access to Information Act gives every Canadian citizen, permanent resident and individual, or corporation in Canada, the right to access records in any format, held under the control of a government institution and subject to specific and limited exceptions.
The Privacy Act protects the privacy of all Canadian citizens and permanent residents, regarding personal information held by a government institution. It also gives these individuals, including those in Canada who are not permanent residents or citizens, the right to access their own personal information, and governs the collection retention, use, protection and disclosure of personal information.
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is committed to protecting the information it collects to administer its programs, and adheres to the requirements of both the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) encourages requesters to utilize the present delegated authority to request information under the department's control. The intent is to make available as much information as possible through informal channels. Therefore, inquiries for information should be made directly, where possible, to the departmental Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Unit. For further information, contact the departmental ATIP Director.
To file an Access to Information or Privacy request, please send your application to the ATIP Coordinator.
Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
10 Wellington, 18-B
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
Tel.: (819) 997-8277
Fax: (819) 953-5492
Use the Government Electronic Directory Services to obtain a list of ATIP Officers.