How to Make an Access to Information or Privacy Request

To make an Access to Information or Privacy request for information held by the Health Canada, you may complete the Access to Information or Privacy Request Form or send a letter mentioning the Act and describing the information you are seeking to the ATIP Office. Please include any relevant details to help the ATIP Office locate the information.

Completed Access to Information Requests:

1. Formal Request:

Online Request

Using the ATIP Online Request service is a convenient way to get requests submitted more quickly and easily, while simplifying the application process.

Apply online today to save time and postage.

Mailing Request

Written requests may be submitted via:

Please send your request to:
Access to Information and Privacy Division
Holland Cross, Tower B
7th Floor, Suite 700, Room 741
1600 Scott Street, Address locator: 3107A
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

2. Proof that you have the right to make a request:

  • To be eligible, you must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or an individual or corporation currently present in Canada.

3. Application fee

  • There is a $5.00 application fee for requests made under the Access to Information Act.
  • This application fee entitles you to five hours of search and preparation time for the requested records. You will be notified in advance if there are additional costs and you may be asked to make a deposit.
  • Payment can be made by:
    • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) using the ATIP Online Request's payment service; or
    • Cheque or money order made payable to the Receiver General for Canada when applying by mail.

For more information please contact us at:

  • Access to Information and Privacy Division
    Holland Cross, Tower B
    7th Floor, Suite 700, Room 741
    1600 Scott Street, Address locator: 3107A
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

  • Telephone: 613-956-9165
  • Teletypewriter: 1-800-267-1245 (Health Canada)
  • atip-aiprp@hc-sc.gc.ca
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