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2014-2015 - Annual Report to Parliament - Privacy Act

Training Activities

The ATIP Division provides daily advice to departmental officials on the processing of ATIP requests as well as the interpretation of the Acts to ensure the efficient and consistent processing of all requests received by the Department.

The ATIP Division further continued its formal training and development activities in the 2014–2015 reporting period. Thirty one (31) information and training sessions were held, attended by approximately 450 Environment Canada employees. The sessions included an overview of the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act as well as a description of internal procedures and associated deadlines for responding to requests. Information and training activities will continue throughout the 2015–2016 reporting period.

In addition, Information Management awareness presentations are available online to Environment Canada employees, which include an Access to Information and Privacy module. Approximately 200 employees downloaded the Information Management presentations in 2014–2015.

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