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.

Spotlight

New FOIP Training Calendar Available
 
The 2016-17 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


New eServices to make a general information FOIP Request online
 
You can request general information from the Government of Alberta under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the FOIP Act) online by visiting the eServices page.
 
Please read Completing a Request and Submitting a Request before submitting your request online.
 
You may also visit the Access to Records page for more information.


Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Templates Available Online
 
The PIA-Provincial is intended for Government of Alberta Departments, Agencies, Boards and Commissions. 
 
The PIA-Local is also available for Alberta’s Local Public Bodies including schools, municipalities, libraries, and Metis Settlements.