As part of its commitment to the viability of non-profit organizations in BC, VanCity Savings Credit Union is sponsoring low-cost training on how to implement BC’s new privacy law, the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIP Act”).
VanCity Savings has awarded a grant to the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) to fund the delivery of three full-day educational workshops entitled “Implementing Privacy Laws – a Workshop For Non Profit Organizations.”
The workshops will provide 90 staff members of non-profit groups with training on what they need to do to be in full compliance with the PIP Act, which came into effect in BC on January 1, 2004. The act sets out rules that must be implemented in order to protect the privacy of personal information that is collected, used, and disclosed in the private sector.
The privacy practices mandated by the Act will have a major impact on non-profit organizations. Among other critical requirements, non-profits are required to conduct an audit of personal information practices, appoint and train a Privacy Officer, and develop and implement privacy policies and procedures.
Workshop capacity is limited and FIPA will select participants based on the extent of their resources and their need for training in order to deliver their services to the public.
DATES: The workshops will take place on Oct. 13, Nov. 8 and Nov. 24, 2004
COST: $65 per person.
LOCATION: YWCA Training Centre, 733 Beatty Street, Vancouver
FIPA is Canada’s leading education and advocacy group on privacy and freedom of information and has consulted extensively with the federal and provincial governments on the development of privacy laws.
If you are interested in applying, please download the application form, complete it and send it immediately to the address below.
You may email your application form to:
Janina Kon, Project Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or mail by Canada Post to:
Attn: Janina Kon, c/o Streamline Counsel, 2000 -1066 W. Hastings St., Vancouver BC, V6E 3X2.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Phone Janina Kon, Project Director: 604-601-8244