Access to Information and Privacy

Possible delays in treating your request

Openness, transparency and accountability are guiding principles of the Government of Canada. However, our ability to respond to requests within the timelines mandated by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act may be affected by the exceptional measures put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of Canadians. Access to information and personal information requests received from the public continue to be important to us. We will continue to make reasonable efforts to respond to requests, in accordance with operational realities. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this period as we all navigate these unprecedented challenges.

The Access to Information Act gives every Canadian citizen, permanent resident, individual or corporation in Canada the right to request access to records that are under the control of federal government institutions, regardless of their format.

The purpose of the Privacy Act is to protect the privacy of individuals with respect to their personal information. This Act governs the federal government's collection, retention, use and disclosure of that information. It also provides individuals with a right of access to their personal information.

How to Submit an Access to Information Act or a Privacy Act Request

Submitting an online request:

Using the ATIP Online Request service, is a faster, easier and more convenient way to submit access to information or privacy requests. Apply online today to save time and postage.

This service enables individuals to make online requests for information under the control of Government of Canada institutions instead of having to print, scan and email or mail a form to the correct institution.

Submitting a request by mail or by email:

To make a request by mail or email under the Access to Information Act you may either submit your request on the official form provided by the Treasury Board Secretariat or you may write to us stating what information you are seeking. Your request should be sent to:

By mail

ATIP Office
Canada School of Public Service
373 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 6Z2

By email

Email: csps.atipaiprp.efpc@canada.ca

Summaries of Completed Access to Information Requests

2019

2018

The Canada School of Public Service posts summaries of completed Access to Information requests processed by its Access to Information and Privacy Office.

Summaries of completed Access to Information requests.

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