Access to information request process

This is an overview of the main steps in making an access to information request.

1. Request submitted

2. Request received

  • The institution’s ATIP Office receives your request and may seek clarification from you.

3. Search and retrieval

  • The ATIP Office sends your request to different groups in the institution that may have records relevant to your request.
  • Each group searches for and retrieves relevant records.

4. Extension if needed

  • The ATIP Office may require additional time to respond to your request if the search involves a large number of records, or if other institutions or third parties need to be consulted on the records.

5. Records reviewed

  • The ATIP Office reviews records to ensure that the Access to Information Act is properly applied.
  • You will receive an explanation if information has been redacted.

6. Records released

  • The ATIP Office sends you the requested records.
  • Records can be sent digitally or by mail.
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