FIPPA for the Public

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) provides a right of access to information in records held by public bodies. With certain exceptions, you may see and obtain copies of records from Manitoba government departments, government agencies, Local Governments, school divisions, universities and colleges, regional health authorities, and other local public bodies.

FIPPA also protects your personal information. It establishes rules for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by public bodies. It gives you the right to access your own personal information and to correct any information that public bodies hold about you.

If you are not satisfied with an access decision or the protection of your personal information by a public body, FIPPA provides you with the right to an independent review.

FIPPA does not apply to:

  1. private sector businesses, non-profit organizations or professional organizations. These organizations may be governed by The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada)
  2. federal government departments, agencies and crown corporations. These may be covered by the federal Access to Information Act and Privacy Act.

For further information about federal legislation, contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.