An Introduction to the FOI Appeal Process

In today’s article, I want to provide an introduction to the FOI appeal process from the perspective of the institution. My main goal is to build the confidence of the many FOI professionals in Ontario who have seldom or never faced an appeal.

“Reasonable effort” to locate a record

Institutions should be aware of their obligation to undertake a “reasonable effort” to locate responsive records under s.24 of the Freedom Of Information And Protection Of Privacy Act and s.17 of the Municipal Freedom Of Information And Protection Of Privacy Act.

Video: Introduction to Records Management

I highly recommend this engaging, 7-minute Introduction to Records Management video created by Lina Fontana, Records Coordinator & Privacy Officer at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. This is a great introduction to records management for any organization, and especially for provincial and municipal institutions here in Ontario.