Workshops
 
Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act- (MFIPPA) Learning the Ropes

AMCTO’s Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy workshop is a fast-paced and interactive workshop, which will provide a working understanding of MFIPPA using real life case examples and orders issued by the Information & Privacy Commission orders. Attendees will have the opportunity to work through various scenarios in order to help them understand the legislation, its interpretation and its practical application on a day to day basis.

What You Will Learn:

  • The Municipal Freedom of Information/Privacy Law framework in Ontario
  • Basics steps for responding to MFIPPA requests
  • Applying exemptions
  • The role of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
  • Creating a framework for protecting privacy in your municipality
  • Managing compliance

Why Attend:

This course will allow those with little exposure to MFIPPA to understand the basic tenets of the legislation. A step-by-step walk through the MFIPPA request process will outline the roles and responsibilities of the municipality and its officials, timelines, the application of exemptions, and the role of the Information & Privacy Commissioner. Discussion of relevant and timely case studies will provide useful context and background. Useful tips for creating a framework for compliance in your municipality will also be covered.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who deals with freedom of information or privacy compliance issues in a municipal setting

About the Instructors:

Else Khoury has worked in the field of municipal Information Management/Access and Privacy for the last 17 years. She is currently the Deputy Clerk with the Township of West Lincoln. Else also teaches at the University of Toronto’s Continuing Studies program and conducts training sessions on MFIPPA around the province through her consulting company, Seshat Information Consulting. Elsé has a Master of Information Studies degree from the University of Toronto, a certificate in Information Access and Protection of Privacy from the University of Alberta, and recently completed her ERM Master with AIIM.

Jim Purser, AMCT was the former Manager of Records and Information Services for the City of London.  Prior to 2004 he held a similar position for the City of Kingston.  Jim retired at the beginning of 2017 after 28 years of municipal service in records management and information access and privacy.  Jim was a long time active member of both AIIM and ARMA International and is currently a retiree member of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario.  Since 2006 he has provided workshops on municipal records management and municipal access and privacy for AMCTO member municipalities.  In retirement, Jim does some consulting work and enjoys his time as a volunteer leader for Scouts Canada.

SESSIONS

Apr
26
2
ZONE
This workshop will be held in conjunction with the Zone 2 Spring Meeting. Registration and venue details coming soon!

Deadline to register:
April 19 
May
03
4
ZONE

This workshop will be held in conjunction with the Zone 6 Spring Meeting. Registration and venue details coming soon!



Deadline to register:
April 26