FOIP: For Elected Officials- A NEW ONLINE Course

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It has been a while since the last BLOG post and that is because the Rustruct Consulting team have been working hard to put together a NEW online Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection (FOIP) Act training opportunity! We are pleased to announce that is is now complete and ready for enrollment. ENROLL HERE

This course is a self-managed awareness training opportunity. It is intended to provide elected officials, councilors, trustees, and appointees a basic overview of the concepts of information access and privacy in relation to Alberta’s privacy legislation. A certificate of completion will be produced upon completion of all lessons.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) adds to all the other rights of individuals and organizations with respect to the access to information and protection of personal information within local public bodies.

If you are not a FOIP Coordinator, councilor, trustee, appointee, elected official, or a “head” of a municipality, please refer to the The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) training as it is Alberta’s private sector privacy law.

This course will equip you with an understanding of the the following:

  • The Role of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC).
  • Overview of FOIP (and its regulations) and who it applies to.
    • Council Obligations
  • Why (protecting) Privacy is important.
    • Plus: Privacy in a Pandemic (Emergency)
  • Why (right to) Access is important.
    • How to make an Access Request (Step By Step)
  • Privacy Breaches: Know the Risks
  • What Albertans/Canadians think about Privacy.
  • How FOIP relates to Collecting Personal Information.
  • How FOIP relates to Using Personal Information.
  • How FOIP relates to Disclosing Personal Information.
  • Records Management
    • Employees (records) and FOIP.
  • FOIP and Paramountcy
  • FOIP Commonly asked Questions for Councils
  • Overview CASL: Understanding Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
  • Overview Copyright Act as it relates to FOIP
  • Resource Links

Course Details:

Estimated Time: 1-3Hours

Difficulty: Beginner

Cost $149.00 (PayPal)

Documents: Comes with downloadable PDF and WORD Manual for Elected Officials


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