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.



The HelpDesk answers questions and provides general information about the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). We do not process access requests or have access to any records. For contact information for public bodies who answer specific questions about their access and privacy responsibilities check the Find a FOIP Office page of this website. To contact the FOIP-PIPA HelpDesk call 780-427-5848.


FOIP Request Service

A new online service is now available to submit general and personal FOIP requests to Government of Alberta departments (except Health and Provincial Archives). This new service replaces the existing online request form.

The FOIP Request Service allows applicants to submit and track FOIP requests, pay fees, provide identification and documents, and receive response packages – all within a secure environment.

In order to deliver this enhanced service and protect your privacy, you will need a MyAlberta Digital ID to submit a FOIP request through the FOIP Request Service. For more information visit the Access to Records page.


Making a FOIP Request to Health or Provincial Archives

You can still submit a FOIP request to the departments of Health and Provincial Archives through the MyAlberta eServices web page. Make a request for general or personal information to here.

On-line Requests to all other departments must be made though the FOIP Request Service


For more information on accessing records

For General requests, please read Completing a General Access Request and Submitting a General Access Request before submitting your request online. For Personal requests, please read Completing a Personal Request and Submitting a Personal Request before submitting your request online.

You may also visit the Access to Records page for more information.


2019-20 Annual Report

The 2019-20 Annual Report and Statistics are now posted. Visit the Resources page to view.