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2015 Workshop on FOIPPA

Staff who are responsible for administering the FOIPPA Act in their organization, are able to attend this one day workshop on FOIPPA. Offered as the pre-conference workshop at the Clerks and Corporate Officers Forum.

  • This workshop is offered as a full or 1/2 day workshop, and includes lunch.
  • Registration will be part of the Clerks Forum registration; just scroll down to the 'optional pre-conference workshop' section

 Wednesday, October 14 - Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond, BC

  • Full Day $215 LGMA Member, $250 Non-member
  • Half Day: $110 LGMA Member, $125 Non-member

Register online

9:00 a.m. - Noon    'A Closer Look at the Core Pillars of FOIPPA'

Facilitators: Gina Albers, City of Quesnel
  Lauren Hewson, City of Coquitlam
  Lisa Zwarn, Registered Parliamentarian

As the person responsible for administering the FOIPP Act in your organization, what do you need to know to set up a FOIPP program in your local government?

Referencing the FOIPP Toolkit, this session introduces you to the core components of the FOIPPA legislation and how to administer it. Topics covered will include:

  • what is a “record”, and what records fall within and outside of the Act;
  • what is custody and control;
  • the oversight role of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
  • when to charge fees;
  • how to respond to FOIPP requests and involve other departments;
  • privacy considerations and what is appropriate to disclose to the public;
  • records management implications and considerations; and
  • suggestions for staff training.

Presenters will illustrate best practices for FOIPP Heads and Coordinators when dealing with information requests from the public, and point out some of the more common pitfalls that staff may encounter.  (*Note: those delegates that own a copy of the FOIPP toolkit are encouraged to bring it with them to the session)

Noon – 1:00 p.m.         LUNCH

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.    'Strengthen Your Knowledge: FOIPPA Application Case Studies'

Facilitators Angila Bains, Capital Regional District
  Cathy Cowan, Village of Keremeos
  Lisa Zwarn, Registered Parliamentarian

From application to processing an FOIPP application. Here’s your opportunity to work through some case studies and hone your skills and apply your knowledge about the legislation and best practices. Working in groups, participants will work through a straightforward and a more complex application. This hands on, practical session will provide peer to peer learning that can be immediately applied back in your organization.




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