The first step in making an Access to Information (ATI) or Privacy request is to determine who hold the records. Please refer to InfoSource to find out what Treasury Board Secretariat does and what information it holds. 

To determine if another department or agency holds the information you are requesting, please contact one of the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinators, listed by organization.

Submitting an Online Request - NEW

Using the ATIP Online Request service, is a faster, easier and more convenient way to submit access to information or privacy requests. Apply online today to save time.

Mailing your Request

To make a request by mail, please complete either the Access to Information Request Form or the Personal Information Request Form, or include a letter indicating that your request is made in accordance with the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act  and describe the information you are seeking. Please include relevant details to help the ATIP Office find the information you are requesting. Mail your request to:

Access to Information and Privacy Office
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
140 O'Connor Street
8th Floor, East Tower
L'Esplanade Laurier
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0R5

Please note that a $5 application fee applies to only Access to Information requests. There is no fee for requests for personal information.


1. What is the difference between an Access to Information request and a Privacy request?

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, individuals present in Canada and corporations located in Canada can request information in federal government records that are not of a personal nature through an Access to Information request.

Canadian citizens, permanent residents or individuals present in Canada have the right to access personal information held about them by the Government of Canada through a Privacy request.

2. What does the $5 application fee include?

The $5 application fee applies to all Access to Information requests. This fee covers the five hours of search and preparation time for the requested records.

If your request requires more than five hours of search and preparation or involves computer programming, there may be additional costs. You will be notified of this and may be asked to make a deposit.

Please note that the $5 application fee does not apply to Privacy requests.

If you have other questions, please contact us

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