Access to Information and Privacy Office

About Us

The Departmental Coordinator of Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) at the Public Service Commission (PSC) is accountable for the development, coordination and implementation of effective policies, guidelines, systems and procedures to enable efficient processing of requests under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. The Coordinator is also responsible for related policies, systems and procedures emanating from the Acts, such as the government's policy on information collection and public opinion research.

The activities of the Access to Information and Privacy Directorate include:

  • processing requests under both Acts;
  • acting as spokesperson for the Public Service Commission in dealings with the Treasury Board Secretariat, the Information and Privacy Commissioners, and other government departments and agencies regarding the application of both Acts as they relate to the PSC;
  • responding to consultation requests submitted by other federal institutions on PSC documents located in their files while processing their requests;
  • reviewing and approving information collections in accordance with the Government Policy on Information Collection and Public Opinion Research;
  • implementing and promoting the use of the new Treasury Board Privacy Impact Assessment Policy;
  • preparing annual reports to Parliament and other statutory reports, as well as other material that may be required by central agencies;
  • developing policies, procedures and guidelines for the orderly implementation of both Acts by the PSC;
  • promoting awareness of both Acts to ensure the PSC's responsiveness to the obligations imposed on the government; and
  • monitoring the PSC's compliance with both Acts, regulations and relevant procedures and policies.

Contact Information

General inquiries
Access to Information and Privacy Directorate
Telephone: 819-420-6561
Facsimile: 819-420-6552

Online Request

Using the ATIP Online Request service, is a faster, easier and more convenient way to submit access to information or privacy requests. Apply online today to save time and postage.

Requests by Mail

Completed request forms should be forwarded to:
Access to Information and Privacy
Public Service Commission
22 Eddy Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M7

Public Service Commission Access to Information and Privacy Act Annual Reports

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