Access to Information and Privacy

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act came into effect in July 1983. Both of these Acts contain information held by federal government institutions.

The Access to Information Act gives every Canadian citizen, permanent resident and individual, or corporation in Canada, the right to access records in any format, held under the control of a government institution and subject to specific and limited exceptions.

The Privacy Act protects the privacy of all Canadian citizens and permanent residents, regarding personal information held by a government institution. It also gives these individuals, including those in Canada who are not permanent residents or citizens, the right to access their own personal information, and governs the collection retention, use, protection and disclosure of personal information.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is committed to protecting the information it collects to administer its programs, and adheres to the requirements of both the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

Privacy impacts all of AANDC's programs and operations. The department's privacy responsibilities fall under the laws and policies of such entities as the Privacy Act, Treasury Board's Data Protection and Privacy Policy, and the Indian Act. They govern the way the Department collects, uses, discloses and retains personal information.

Contact Us

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) encourages requesters to utilize the present delegated authority to request information under the department's control. The intent is to make available as much information as possible through informal channels. Therefore, inquiries for information should be made directly, where possible, to the departmental Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Unit. For further information, contact the departmental ATIP Director.

To file an Access to Information or Privacy request, please send your application to the ATIP Coordinator.

ATIP Director
Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
10 Wellington, 18-B
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H4
Tel.: (819) 997-8277
Fax: (819) 953-5492
E-mail: aadnc.atiprequest-aiprpdemande@canada.ca

Use the Government Electronic Directory Services to obtain a list of ATIP Officers.

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