The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990 (the "Act") is provincial legislation that came into effect on January 1, 1988. On June 10, 2006, universities in Ontario were added to the list of public bodies to which the Act applies.
The Act has two main purposes:
- To make public bodies more open and accountable by providing the public with the right of access to records; and
- To protect personal information from unauthorized collection, use or disclosure by public bodies.
The Act applies to records in the custody or control of the university. Upon request, certain records must be made available, subject to limited exemptions as provided for in the Act.
Please refer to the How to make an information request page for further details on making a request.