Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy

The public may request information from the City based on the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), which defines the type of information that public bodies in British Columbia can collect or control, and the privacy rights of individuals and corporations.

The Act’s purpose is to make public bodies more accountable to the public and to protect personal privacy by:
  • giving the public a right of access to records;
  • giving individuals a right of access to, and a right to request correction of, personal information about themselves;
  • specifying limited exceptions to the rights of access;
  • preventing the unauthorized collection, use or disclosure of personal information by public bodies; and
  • providing for an independent review of decisions made under this Act.
Most information is available upon request and does not require a formal Freedom of Information (FOI) request. Please refer to the Commonly Requested Documents (PDF). If you are unsure, you may contact the Corporate Office by calling 604-467-7482 or by emailing the corporate office.

Formal FOI requests may be addressed to the Corporate Officer.

Documents

FOI Office


Email the FOI Office
Phone: 604-467-7482

Laura Benson


Director of Corporate Administration
Email Laura Benson
Phone: 604-466-4338