Access to information and protection of privacy — Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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

The Access to Information Act

  • 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

Completed access to information requests

View a list of completed access to information requests for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Submit a request for information

Submit an access to information or privacy request to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Annual report to Parliament

How Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada fulfilled its access to information and privacy responsibilities

Privacy impact assessments

Summaries of the department's privacy impact assessments


Proactive disclosure

Travel and hospitality expenses, contracting, grants and contributions, position reclassifications and founded wrongdoing

Privacy notice statements

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.

Mailing address

Access to Information and Privacy Office
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Tower 7, 10th Floor, Room 130
1341 Baseline Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C5


Business hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm ET

Service standard

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

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