Welcome to the FOIP Website

This website provides information to help public bodies comply with Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act). Public bodies include all provincial government departments, agencies, boards and commissions. It also includes local public bodies such as municipalities, universities, school boards and others.

The FOIP Act does not apply to private businesses, non-profit organizations or professional regulatory organizations operating in Alberta. In these cases, Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) will apply. For information about PIPA, visit the Private Sector Privacy website.

Individuals wishing to make a complaint about a public body's response to their freedom of information request or the improper handling of their personal information by a public body should contact the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Alberta by phoning 1-888-878-4044 or visit the Commissioner's website (external link) for more information.


New FOIP Training Calendar Available

The 2014-15 FOIP Training Calendar is now available. Courses are available to current employees of a public body, including volunteers, and persons in a contract or agency relationship with the public body. For course information, including dates and how to register, see the Instructor-Led Training page or download the Training Calendar.

FOIP Review - Enhancing accountability and transparency

The Alberta government wants your views regarding the province’s information access and privacy law as part of our commitment to enhance accountability and transparency. The FOIP Review Public Consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.