Transparency

The Government of Canada has implemented a series of measures to strengthen public sector management by enhancing transparency and oversight of public resources in the federal government. For more information, consult the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat website.

Proactive disclosure

Access to Information and Privacy

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act came into effect on July 1, 1983. They provide Canadian citizens, permanent residents or any person (or entity) present in Canada the legal right to obtain information, in any form, that is under the control of a government institution. The general purpose of these acts is to make government more open and transparent, allowing citizens to more fully participate in the democratic process.

Access to Information (ATIP) requests

Who can file a request?
  • You must either be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have an address in Canada to make an Access to Information request. If you are a Canadian living abroad, you must provide proof of citizenship to receive the information you seek.
  • If you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, you can have a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or someone with an address in Canada submit a request on your behalf.
  • Corporations, businesses and organizations with a Canadian presence have the right to make an Access to Information request.
How to make a request
  • Complete the Access to Information Request Form and follow the instructions on the form.
  • Clearly state exactly what information you seek.
  • Do not include your Social Insurance Number.
Cost of filing an Access to Information Act request
  • You must pay a $5.00 application fee before we can begin to formally process your request. You can pay by cheque or money order payable to "The Receiver General of Canada."
  • A formal request gives you the right to lodge a complaint with the Office of the Information Commissioner concerning the processing of your request. The ATIP Office will advise you if there are extra search and/or preparation fees required to complete your request.
  • We can respond informally to your request at no charge, but you will not have the right to lodge a complaint with the Office of the Information Commissioner.
Where to send your request

You can send your signed request and any supporting documents by mail or email.

We will not begin to process an e-mail request until our office receives your signature.

Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Place du Centre
200 Promenade du Portage, 4th floor
Gatineau QC K1A 1K8

atip.aiprp@tsb-bst.gc.ca

Requests for information under the Privacy Act

If you are seeking your own personal information under the control of the TSB, follow these steps.

Who can file a request?
  • You must either be a Canadian citizen or be in Canada to make a Privacy request.
  • If you are not a Canadian citizen or present in Canada, have a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or someone with an address in Canada submit a request for you.
How to make a request
  • Complete the Personal Information Request Form and follow the instructions on the form;
  • Include enough detailed information in your request to allow us to locate your personal information;
  • Do not include your Social Insurance Number.
Cost of filing a Privacy Act request

There is no fee for processing a request under the Privacy Act.

Where to send your request

You can send your signed request and any supporting documents by mail or email.

We will not begin to process an e-mail request until our office receives your signature.

Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Place du Centre
200 Promenade du Portage, 4th floor
Gatineau  QC K1A 1K8
atip.aiprp@tsb-bst.gc.ca

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