The Access to Information Act provides Canadian citizens, individuals who live in Canada, and corporations resident in Canada a right of access to federal government records that are not of a personal nature.

The Privacy Act provides Canadian citizens or other individuals present in Canada a right of access to federal government records that contain their personal information.

This site provides information to help the public gain access to government records by using the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act. This site contains contact information, request forms and other useful information, including a summary of requests which have been completed under the Access to Information Act.

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.