Before making a formal FOI request, you can search our website or contact us to ask if the information you are seeking is already publicly available. If the information you are looking for is not already available, you can submit an FOI request.
Normally an FOI request will not cost you anything and we do not charge an application fee. There will never be a charge to access your own records or information. If we think locating the information you’ve requested will take more than three hours, we will contact you to provide an estimate of the cost (the cost of effort beyond the first three hours is $7.50 for every 15 minutes, which is $30 per hour). In our experience, only the most complex and large FOI requests exceed three hours.
All records will be released in digital formats. If you require printed copies, the cost is $0.25 per page and we must receive full payment before the information can be released.
You can reach our Information and Privacy Officer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions about FOI requests. You can also ask questions about how we collect information and how that information is managed and protected from inappropriate disclosure.
In certain circumstances, we may be unable to meet your request for information.
If you disagree with our decision, you have the right to ask for a review by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC (an independent body that provides oversight and enforcement of BC’s access and privacy laws. Visit the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s website at www.oipc.bc.ca.