Update: FOI Flowcharts have been sent (copies are still available)

flowchart (March 27, 2019)

If you requested a poster-sized printed copy of the FOI Flowchart, it has now been sent.  Keep an eye on your incoming mail, as the posters will be arriving shortly. 

If you are an FOI professional in Ontario and you haven’t seen the FOI Flowchart yet, I suggest taking a look.  It is available for download here:  The FOI Request Process Flowchart.  The flowchart describes the entire process of answering an FOI request for records under Ontario’s Freedom Of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) as well as the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

I still have printed copies of the poster available, and my offer remains open:

I would be happy to send anyone in Canada a free poster-sized printout of the flowchart, while supplies last.  If you are interested, please send me a note, either using this website’s contact form, or by commenting on this post directly below.  Please be sure to include your name, your office mailing address, and how many copies of the FOI Request Process Flowchart poster you would like to request.  If you work with a team of FOI professionals, you may wish to request more than one copy.

To all my fellow FOI professionals: “Happy Processing!”

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Related articles:

  1. The FOI Request Process Flowchart

Published by Justin Petrillo

I have created the FOI Assist™ software to help Ontario’s provincial and municipal government institutions of all sizes track and respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. For most of my career I have been a lawyer, advising clients on commercial, intellectual property and FOI/privacy issues. From 2013 to 2015, I managed the FOI program for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee while serving as Legal Counsel to the Games. Prior to becoming a lawyer, I obtained a computer science degree and worked as a software developer at several well-known technology companies.

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