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) may apply. For information about PIPA, visit the Private Sector Privacy website.


Click here to submit a General request for information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act) online. You can submit your request to any Ministry within the Government of Alberta.

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.



2015-16 Annual Report

The 2015-16 Annual Report and Statistics are now posted. Visit the Resources page to view.

FOIP/PIPA Helpdesk Update

*Changes are effective October 2, 2017* 

Service Alberta has made changes to the access and privacy HelpDesk lines. All inquiries related to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) can now be directed to the same email address and phone number. 

The HelpDesk line answers questions and provides information related to FOIP and PIPA. We do not process Access to Information requests.

 To access the FOIP and PIPA HelpDesk please call 780-427-5848 or email sa.accessandprivacy@gov.ab.ca


 New FOIP Training Calendar Available
The 2017-18 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.