Access to Information Act 2021-2022

CANADIAN HIGH ARCTIC RESEARCH STATION
2021-2022 ANNUAL REPORT ON THE
ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT
APRIL 1, 2021 - MARCH 31, 2022

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of the Access to Information Act is to extend the present laws of Canada to provide a right of access to information in records under the control of a government institution in accordance with the principles that government information should be available to the public, that necessary exceptions to the right of access should be limited and specific and that decisions on the disclosure of government information should be reviewed independently of government.

In accordance with section 94 of the Access to Information Act and section 20 of the Service Fees Act, this annual report is prepared and tabled in Parliament.

Established on June 1, 2015, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station has the following purpose:

  • advance knowledge of the Canadian Arctic in order to improve economic opportunities, environmental stewardship and the quality of life of its residents and all other Canadians;
  • promote the development and dissemination of knowledge of the other circumpolar regions, including the Antarctic;
  • strengthen Canada’s leadership on Arctic issues; and
  • establish a hub for scientific research in the Canadian Arctic

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is a departmental corporation, reporting to the Minister of Northern Affairs. As a micro-organization, it has no full-time ATIP staff. All requests are dealt with by a staff member who fulfills Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator duties on an ad hoc basis, with assistance from other staff as required.

The Deputy Head of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station has not delegated any of their powers and responsibilities under the Act.

PERFORMANCE 2021-22

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station received one (1) request for information under the Access to Information Act during the 2021-22 reporting period which was responded to within legislated timelines. There are no active requests outstanding from the previous reporting periods and no extensions were required to complete the request.

REPORTING ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION FEES

The Service Fees Act requires a responsible authority to report annually to Parliament on the fees collected by the institution.

With respect to fees collected under the Access to Information Act, the information below is reported in accordance with the requirements of section 20 of the Service Fees Act.

  • Enabling authority: Access to Information Act
  • Fee amount: $5.00 application fee
  • Total revenue: $5.00 collected during 2021-22
  • Fees waived: no fees were waived during the 2021-22 reporting year
  • Cost of operating the program: $11,000

TRAINING AND AWARENESS

In 2021-2022, training was provided to new employees who directly support the institution’s Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator duties.

NEW POLICIES, GUIDELINES, AND PROCEDURES

No new policies, guidelines or procedures were implemented during the reporting period, 2021-22.

SUMMARY OF KEY ISSUES AND ACTIONS TAKEN ON COMPLAINTS

There have been no complaints or investigations pursuant to the Access to Information Act in 2021-2022.

MONITORING COMPLIANCE

No monitoring was conducted during the reporting period, 2021-2022.

Access to Information Act Appendix A: Statistical Report on the Access to Information

Statistical Report on the Access to Information Act

Section 1: Requests Under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of requests

Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 1
Outstanding from previous reporting periods 0
  • Outstanding from previous reporting period
0
  • Outstanding from more than one reporting period
0
Total 1
Closed during reporting period 1
Carried over to next reporting period 0
  • Carried over within legislated timeline
0
  • Carried over beyond legislated timeline
0

1.2 Sources of requests

Source Number of Requests
Media 0
Academia 0
Business (private sector) 0
Organization 0
Public 1
Decline to Identify 0
Total 1

1.3 Channels of requests

Source Number of Requests
Online 1
E-mail 0
Mail 0
In person 0
Phone 0
Fax 0
Total 1
Section 2: Informal Requests

2.1 Number of informal requests

Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 0
Outstanding from previous reporting periods 0
  • Outstanding from previous reporting period
0
  • Outstanding from more than one reporting period
0
Total 0
Closed during reporting period 0
Carried over to next reporting period 0

2.2 Channels of informal requests

Source Number of Requests
Online 0
E-mail 0
Mail 0
In person 0
Phone 0
Fax 0
Total 0

2.3 Completion time of informal requests

Completion Time
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More Than 365 Days Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2.4 Pages released informally

Less Than 100 Pages Released 100-500 Pages Released 501-1000 Pages Released 1001-5000 Pages Released More Than 5000 Pages Released
Number of Requests Pages Released Number of Requests Pages Released Number of Requests Pages Released Number of Requests Pages Released Number of Requests Pages Released
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2.5 Pages re-released informally

Less Than 100 Pages Re-released 100-500 Pages Re-released 501-1000 Pages Re-released 1001-5000 Pages Re-released More Than 5000 Pages Re-released
Number of Requests Pages Re-released Number of Requests Pages Re-released Number of Requests Pages Re-released Number of Requests Pages Re-released Number of Requests Pages Re-released
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Section 3: Applications to the Information Commissioner on Declining to Act on Requests
Number of Requests
Outstanding from previous reporting period 0
Sent during reporting period 0
Total 0
Approved by the Information Commissioner during reporting period 0
Declined by the Information Commissioner during reporting period 0
Withdrawn during reporting period 0
Carried over to next reporting period 0
Section 4: Requests Closed During the Reporting Period

4.1 Disposition and completion time

Disposition of Requests Completion Time
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More Than 365 Days Total
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Request transferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Declined to act with the approval of the Information Commissioner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

4.2 Exemptions

Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests
13(1)(a) 0 16(2) 0 18(a) 0 20.1 0
13(1)(b) 0 16(2)(a) 0 18(b) 0 20.2 0
13(1)(c) 0 16(2)(b) 0 18(c) 0 20.4 0
13(1)(d) 0 16(2)(c) 0 18(d) 0 21(1)(a) 0
13(1)(e) 0 16(3) 0 18.1(1)(a) 0 21(1)(b) 0
14 0 16.1(1)(a) 0 18.1(1)(b) 0 21(1)(c) 0
14(a) 0 16.1(1)(b) 0 18.1(1)(c) 0 21(1)(d) 0
14(b) 0 16.1(1)(c) 0 18.1(1)(d) 0 22 0
15(1) 0 16.1(1)(d) 0 19(1) 0 22.1(1) 0
15(1) - I.A.* 0 16.2(1) 0 20(1)(a) 0 23 0
15(1) - Def.* 0 16.3 0 20(1)(b) 0 23.1 0
15(1) - S.A.* 0 16.4(1)(a) 0 20(1)(b.1) 0 24(1) 0
16(1)(a)(i) 0 16.4(1)(b) 0 20(1)(c) 0 26 0
16(1)(a)(ii) 0 16.5 0 20(1)(d) 0
16(1)(a)(iii) 0 16.6 0
16(1)(b) 0 17 0
16(1)(c) 0
16(1)(d) 0

* I.A.: International Affairs
Def.: Defence of Canada
S.A.: Subversive Activities

4.3 Exclusions

Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests Section Number of Requests
68(a) 0 69(1) 0 69(1)(g) re (a) 0
68(b) 0 69(1)(a) 0 69(1)(g) re (b) 0
68(c) 0 69(1)(b) 0 69(1)(g) re (c) 0
68.1 0 69(1)(c) 0 69(1)(g) re (d) 0
68.2(a) 0 69(1)(d) 0 69(1)(g) re (e) 0
68.2(b) 0 69(1)(e) 0 69(1)(g) re (f) 0
69(1)(f) 0 69.1(1) 0

4.4 Format of information released

Paper Electronic Other
E-record Data set Video Audio
0 1 0 0 0 0

4.5 Complexity

  • 4.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed for paper and e-record formats

Number of Pages Processed Number of Pages Disclosed Number of Requests
0 0 0
  • 4.5.2 Relevant pages processed per request disposition for paper and e-record formats by size of requests

Disposition Less Than 100 Pages Processed 100-500 Pages Processed 501-1000 Pages Processed 1001-5000 Pages Processed More Than 5000 Pages Processed
Number of Requests Pages Processed Number of Requests Pages Processed Number of Requests Pages Processed Number of Requests Pages Processed Number of Requests Pages Processed
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Declined to act with the approval of the Information Commissioner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4.5.3 Relevant minutes processed and disclosed for audio formats

Number of Minutes Processed Number of Minutes Disclosed Number of Requests
0 0 0
  • 4.5.4 Relevant minutes processed per request disposition for audio formats by size of requests

Disposition Less Than 60 Minutes Processed 60 - 120 Minutes Processed More than 120 Minutes Processed
Number of Requests Minutes Processed Number of Requests Minutes Processed Number of Requests Minutes Processed
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0
Declined to act with the approval of the Information Commissioner 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4.5.5 Relevant minutes processed and disclosed for video formats

Number of Minutes Processed Number of Minutes Disclosed Number of Requests
0 0 0
  • 4.5.6 Relevant minutes processed per request disposition for video formats by size of requests

Disposition Less Than 60 Minutes Processed 60 - 120 Minutes Processed More than 120 Minutes Processed
Number of Requests Minutes Processed Number of Requests Minutes Processed Number of Requests Minutes Processed
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0
Declined to act with the approval of the Information Commissioner 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 4.5.7 Other complexities

Disposition Consultation Required Legal Advice Sought Other Total
All disclosed 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0
Declined to act with the approval of the Information Commissioner 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

4.6 Closed requests

  • 4.6.1 Requests closed within legislated timelines

Number of requests closed within legislated timelines 1
Percentage of requests closed within legislated timelines (%) 100

4.7 Deemed refusals

  • 4.7.1 Reasons for not meeting legislated timelines

Number of requests closed past the legislated timelines Principal Reason
Interference with operations/ Workload External Consultation Internal Consultation Other
0 0 0 0 0
  • 4.7.2 Requests closed beyond legislated timelines (including any extension taken)

Number of days past legislated timelines Number of requests past legislated timeline where no extension was taken Number of requests past legislated timeline where an extension was taken Total
1 to 15 days 0 0 0
16 to 30 days 0 0 0
31 to 60 days 0 0 0
61 to 120 days 0 0 0
121 to 180 days 0 0 0
181 to 365 days 0 0 0
More than 365 days 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

4.8 Requests for translation

Translation Requests Accepted Refused Total
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0
Section 5: Extensions

5.1 Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests

Disposition of Requests Where an Extension Was Taken 9(1)(a) Interference With Operations/ Workload 9(1)(b) Consultation 9(1)(c) Third-Party Notice
Section 69 Other
All disclosed 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0
Declined to act with the approval of the Information Commissioner 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

5.2 Length of extensions

Length of Extensions 9(1)(a) Interference With Operations/ Workload 9(1)(b) Consultation 9(1)(c) Third-Party Notice
Section 69 Other
30 days or less 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 days 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 days 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 days 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 days 0 0 0 0
365 days or more 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
Section 6: Fees
Fee Type Fee Collected Fee Waived Fee Refunded
Number of Requests Amount Number of Requests Amount Number of Requests Amount
Application 1 $5.00 0 $0.00 0 $0.00
Other fees 0 $0.00 0 $0.00 0 $0.00
Total 1 $5.00 0 $0.00 0 $0.00
Section 7: Consultations Received From Other Institutions and Organizations

7.1 Consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions and other organizations

Consultations Other Government of Canada Institutions Number of Pages to Review Other Organizations Number of Pages to Review
Received during the reporting period 0 0 0 0
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
Closed during the reporting period 0 0 0 0
Carried over within negotiated timelines 0 0 0 0
Carried over beyond negotiated timelines 0 0 0 0

7.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions

Recommendation Number of Days Required to Complete Consultation Requests
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More Than 365 Days Total
Disclose entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

7.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations outside the Government of Canada

Recommendation Number of Days Required to Complete Consultation Requests
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 Days 31 to 60 Days 61 to 120 Days 121 to 180 Days 181 to 365 Days More Than 365 Days Total
Disclose entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Section 8: Completion Time of Consultations on Cabinet Confidences

8.1 Requests with Legal Services

Number of Days Fewer Than 100 Pages Processed 100-500 Pages Processed 501-1000 Pages Processed 1001-5000 Pages Processed More Than 5000 Pages Processed
Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

8.2 Requests with Privy Council Office

Number of Days Fewer Than 100 Pages Processed 100-500 Pages Processed 501-1000 Pages Processed 1001-5000 Pages Processed More Than 5000 Pages Processed
Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed Number of Requests Pages Disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Section 9: Investigations and Reports of finding

9.1 Investigations

Section 32 Notice of intention to investigate Subsection 30(5) Ceased to investigate Section 35 Formal Representations
0 0 0

9.2 Investigations and Reports of finding

Section 37(1) Initial Reports Section 37(2) Final Reports
Received Containing recommendations issued by the Information Commissioner Containing orders issued by the Information Commissioner Received Containing recommendations issued by the Information Commissioner Containing orders issued by the Information Commissioner
0 0 0 0 0 0
Section 10: Court Action

10.1 Court actions on complaints

Section 41
Complainant (1) Institution (2) Third Party (3) Privacy Commissioner (4) Total
0 0 0 0 0

10.2 Court actions on third party notifications under paragraph 28(1)(b)

Section 44 - under paragraph 28(1)(b)
0
Section 11: Resources Related to the Access to Information Act

11.1 Allocated Costs

Expenditures Amount
Salaries $11,000
Overtime $0
Goods and Services $0
  • Professional services contracts
$0
  • Other
$0
Total $11,000

11.2 Human Resources

Resources Person Years Dedicated to Access to Information Activities
Full-time employees 0.100
Part-time and casual employees 0.000
Regional staff 0.000
Consultants and agency personnel 0.000
Students 0.000
Total 0.100

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