Resources

Resources


Leading Language 2023

New for 2023 FIPA has expanded the research from its interprovincial legislative comparisons across Canada.

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FIPA For Teachers

New for 2023 FIPA has expanded its teaching resources for educators in primary schools.

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FNIGC reintroduces OCAP® 

As part of our regular research, FIPA is excited to see the reintroduction and availability of OCAP® by the First Nations Information Governance Council (FNIGC). Relaunched to mark the 25th anniversary of The First Nations Principles of OCAP®, the course is the result of more than a year of design and teamwork and features important content […]

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An FOI a Day

For the past 30 years. FIPA’s advocacy has focused on the timeliness of the freedom of information process. We have been informed by the belief that access delayed is access denied. Unfortunately, little has changed or improved. Governments fail to meet deadlines, civil society and users complain, the next verse is the same as the […]

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The MITRE FOIA Reference Model.

As part of our efforts to better define the problems facing access and freedom of information in Canada we do conduct periodic scans abroad. The United States has a very advanced and high volume infrastructure acting to provide access to information with freedom of information. While varying by state there are bodies that research and […]

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PMP Training Certificate Launch

We’ve built a Privacy Management Program Training Certificate focused on helping the smallest of organizations move towards better privacy practice.   FIPA’s education program has always focused on ensuring people have access to the materials they need to make informed decisions about access and privacy rights.  People working in public bodies and the private sector need to […]

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Get Help Relaunch

There’s a lot going on that impacts access to information and privacy. Our law reform efforts are built upon the foundation of our research, education and assistance work in these areas. To keep us current, accurate, and relevant we’ve developed a repeatable system of legal reviews and annual content updates.   Last fall we relaunched our […]

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FIPA News Monitoring

If you have ever sought out the access to information or privacy news stories in the current Canadian news cycle in one spot, we know there are some barriers. We’re working to address some of those.  Our goal is to walk the talk, if we redistribute or publish news stories, we want to recognize the […]

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Your Health Information Relaunch

Questions about your legal rights surrounding health information post-pandemic?  FIPA has a history of considering the privacy and access issues that intersect your rights and personal health information. We originally launched www.healthinfoprivacybc.ca in 2011. Over the course of the pandemic, the site received a lot of attention. A lot has changed in the past decade. To ensure […]

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2022 Analysis of FIPPA Administrative Report

Given its recent release, legal researchers at FIPA have completed an analysis of the Report on the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act 2019/20 & 2020/21 tabled in the BC legislature May 18, 2021.   In general, the current Report presented less analysis, information, and figures than its predecessor. There is […]

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Bill 22: Out of step with public opinion.

Victoria, November 16, 2021 – Polling results released today indicate that several proposed changes introduced in Bill 22 are not supported by British Columbians. “The results of this poll show that British Columbians neither agree nor support two of the largest changes in Bill 22” said BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) Executive […]

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FIPA launches Transparency Matters

Bill 22 is a failure. We suspected it might be bad. On review it is worse than anyone expected. “We started to compile pluses and minuses,” says FIPA (Freedom of Information and Privacy Association) Executive Director Jason Woywada. “The problem is there are so few positives and so many serious minuses we needed to take immediate […]

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