Education & Events

Understanding MFIPPA



Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET 

Location: Zoom (participants will receive their unique link and further instructions upon registration)

This workshop will cover the application of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) using real-world examples in an interactive and engaging session. Learn about key MFIPPA topics such as processing Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, legislative exemptions and exclusions, and how to develop a Freedom of Information/Privacy program within your municipality. Join us to gain a stronger understanding of privacy obligations and best practices for operationalizing MFIPPA.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the legislative requirements of MFIPPA
  • Know how to process MFIPPA requests (including exemptions, exclusions, and third-party consultations)
  • Understand how to operationalize privacy obligations
  • Know how to develop policies and strategies for Freedom of Information

Ideal For:

  • Clerks, Chief Administrative Officers, and municipal staff who deal with FOI
  • IT/Systems administrators who want to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of MFIPPA


This workshop will take place virtually over Zoom where participants are encouraged to come with their questions and be ready for a lively discussion!

About the Instructor

Else Khoury
Consultant, Seshat Information Consulting


Else Khoury is the Founder and Privacy Consultant with Seshat Information Consulting. She has a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto, an Information Access and Privacy Protection certificate from the University of Alberta, and a Masters in Electronic Records Management from AIIM International. Else is an instructor with the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. She leads workshops on access, privacy and records management with AMCTO. She has worked in the field of access/privacy and records management since 2000 and in municipal government since 2004.

Refund Policy: All Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. A refund levy of $100 + HST will be applied to every cancellation received up to five (5) business days prior to the holding of the session. No refunds will be made for cancellations of less than five (5) business days prior to the holding of the session.

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