Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is happy to be part of the group of 40 countries and 60 non-governmental organizations that celebrate Right to Know Week (September 25 to October 1) and Right to Know Day (September 28) with the aim of raising awareness about an individual’s right to access government information. Freedom of information is essential to both democracy and good governance.
Every Canadian has the right to request access to government records—a right that is preserved through various federal, provincial and territorial laws across Canada. This democratic right is essential to fostering greater governmental accountability and transparency.
Events – Thursday, September 28
Ottawa: Discover the not-so-secret world of ATIP
Want to know how to access LAC’s vast collection of archival Government of Canada records?
Join a reference archivist and senior Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) analyst from LAC and ask your questions!
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street, 2nd floor
From 10 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Download the event poster [PDF 1,331 KB]
Halifax: Right to know: Balancing access and privacy
Join us for a day of stimulating discussion and presentations in celebration of International Right to Know Week, co-hosted by LAC and Dalhousie University.
University Hall, Macdonald Science Building
6300 Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Download the event agenda [PDF 611 KB]
Have a look at our online resources:
- the Access to Information, Privacy and Personnel Records section of our website, our one-stop shop about access to information, privacy and personnel records, with online request forms, answers to frequently asked questions, how-to documents, annual reports to Parliament and monthly reports on completed Access to Information requests.