Freedom of Information
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) came into effect on January 1, 1991. MFIPPA applies to all municipalities in Ontario, as well as local boards, agencies and commissions, including school boards, boards of health, conservation authorities, fire departments, police services and public utilities.
MFIPPA gives people the right to request access to information held by municipalities, including both operational and administrative documents, and records containing an individual's own personal information.
MFIPPA also requires municipalities to protect personal information contained in their record holdings. These requirements are outlined in a set of rules governing the proper collection, retention, use, disclosure and disposal of personal information.
For submissions under MFIPPA, complete the Access/Correction Request MFIPPA application form.