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Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Upholds & promotes individuals' right of access to most government held information, and the right to protection of personal information held by health care providers and provincial and local government offices.

Record #: MET1778 Last Full Update: 02 May 2017
Description and Services
Description (Service) Oversees Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act, as well as the provincial and municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts * upholds and promotes individuals' right of access to most government held information, and the right to protection of personal information held by health care providers and provincial and local government offices * ensures compliance and standards * reviews decisions where access to information has been denied, and investigates complaints with respect to personal information * research * public education * reports directly to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm * Walk in -- Mon-Fri 9 am- 4:30 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Application Call, walk in or visit website
Languages English ; French
Fees Personal information appeal $10, general information appeal $25
Service Categories Privacy Legislation Enforcement
Contact Information
Office Phone English 416-326-3333 ; French 416-326-4804
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-0073
TTY Phone 416-325-7539
Fax 416-325-9195
E-Mail info@ipc.on.ca
Website www.ipc.on.ca
Primary Contact Karen Hale, Bilingual Communications Officer
Primary Executive Brian Beamish, Commissioner
Names
Alternate Name Information and Privacy Commissioner Ontario ; IPC ; Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner ; Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner ; Privacy Commissioner
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown North
Address & Map
2 Bloor St E, Ste 1400
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
 
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Intersection Yonge St and Bloor St E
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms * tone elevator with lowered buttons