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Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Publicly Available Information about OAC Activities, Granting Programs and Procedures

A great deal of information about the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is available to you without making a formal request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). OAC has many materials and resources publicly available on our website such as: Open Data, annual reports, grant statistics, grant results and other published material. In addition, general information on OAC’s granting programs and activities can be found by browsing our website.

OAC staff members are also available to answer questions about OAC’s activities, granting programs and procedures.


Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy at OAC

OAC’s FIPPA Compliance Policy sets out OAC’s commitment to operating in a manner consistent with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). OAC is committed to the principles of accountability, transparency, and openness, while safeguarding privacy and personal information.

Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request is an official written request for information from an organization covered by FIPPA.

Requests made under FIPPA must be submitted in writing and provide sufficient detail for OAC to understand the type of information desired.

Each request made under FIPPA for either FOI to general records or Personal Information requests must be accompanied with a $5.00 application fee to be processed. Fees must be made by cheque or money order payable to the Ontario Arts Council, or by cash (in-person at OAC’s Toronto office only).
If you decide to submit a formal request or a correction to information under FIPPA, you will need to complete OAC’s Access or Correction to Information Request Form.

For more information about making an FOI request, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

For further assistance, please contact OAC’s FOI Coordinator. They can also let you know if you can get the information you’re seeking without making a formal FOI request.