Government Departments and Agencies

Access and Privacy Coordinator Training

The Information and Privacy Policy Secretariat (IPPS) offer personalized training sessions to new Access and Privacy Coordinators to meet the needs in understanding FIPPA and the responsibilities the Act places on public bodies.

To book a training session, please email

FIPPA Awareness for Government Department and Agency Employees

For employees of government departments or agencies, IPPS offers a FIPPA Awareness Session regularly throughout the year. This session will equip employees with an introduction to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). More specifically, the session will provide an understanding of what to expect if records for which they are responsible are the subject of an access request. The session will also inform employees of what their responsibilities and obligations are with respect to protecting the personal information they have about individuals as they carry out their daily activities.

Registration information and other details for upcoming FIPPA Awareness Sessions will be communicated to your departmental or agency Access and Privacy Coordinator approximately one month before each session date. For further information, please contact Barb Devlin at 204-945-0513.

If your area has a group of employees interested in this session, arrangements may be made for us to come to you. Please contact Barb Devlin at 204-945-0513 to discuss.

Local Public Bodies

(e.g. educational bodies, health care bodies and local government bodies)

Learning opportunities for Access and Privacy (FIPPA) Coordinators and Officers are offered by IPPS throughout the year.

This presentation is intended to provide Access and Privacy Coordinators and Officers with guidance on how to process access requests made under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and what the requirements under FIPPA are for collecting, using, disclosing and otherwise protecting personal information when administering programs, delivering services or carrying out activities of your public body.

Local public body FIPPA contacts are advised by email with detailed presentation information approximately one month prior to the next learning session.

For further information, please contact Barb Devlin at 204-945-0513.

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