Laws that make sure you can get Government of Canada information, while protecting people's personal information.
Protection of privacy
The Privacy Act
- protects personal information that could identify you
- gives you the right to get copies of your personal information, or have it changed or corrected
Access to information
- makes sure you can get information the Government of Canada controls
- within a reasonable time
- while preventing harm by keeping some types of information from being released, as explained in the Act
- makes sure departments publish information about the kinds of information they keep
To get information held by other governments, visit the provincial, territorial, or municipal government's website.
Services and information
View a list of completed access to information requests for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Submit an access to information or privacy request to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
How Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada fulfilled its access to information and privacy responsibilities
Summaries of the department's privacy impact assessments
Travel and hospitality expenses, contracting, grants and contributions, position reclassifications and founded wrongdoing
Privacy notice statements for AAFC’s use of third-party software and applications
Contact our Access to Information and Privacy Office
Contact us if you have any questions about access to information or privacy at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Access to Information and Privacy Office
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Tower 7, 10th Floor, Room 130
1341 Baseline Road
Business hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm ET
We have up to 30 days to respond to your request, either by providing the records or explaining why more time is needed.
Response is provided within 30 days following receipt of request; the response time may be extended pursuant to section 9 of the Access to Information Act or section 15 of the Privacy Act. A notice of extension is to be sent within initial 30 days after receipt of request. Requests cannot be extended after the first 30 calendar days have elapsed.
Performance against service standards will be tracked and the results will be made available Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Service Standards – Quarterly Results