The Canadian Institute for Information and Privacy Studies (CIIPS) exists to expand public knowledge of Freedom of Information and Privacy issues in Canada. We achieve that through programs of research and education. We are a registered charitable organization.

Access to Information provides transparency and enables us to hold our governments accountable. Protecting Privacy defends our civil liberties and democratic rights. Learn more here.

The CIIPS Society is grateful to operate in the Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia, the traditional and unceded territory of the Nlaka’pamux People, Syilx Peoples, Secwepemc Nation, Simpcw territory and St’at’imc Nation.

Duty To Document

DOCUMENTARY VIDEO How governments avoid transparency and sideline citizens through ‘oral government’ and deleting public records.

Backgrounders on the Duty to Document issue