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 Vancouver on unceded indigenous land belonging the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓wətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Duty To Document

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

Backgrounders on the Duty to Document issue