Freedom of Information (FOI) means the right to access information under the control of an Ontario organization defined in one of two Acts:
The information covered by the Acts can be personal or non-personal information recorded by any means — print, film, electronic, etc. Examples include:
FIPPA and MFIPPA govern personal information protection and access to information held by thousands of provincial and local public sector organizations, for example:
For a list of the organizations governed by FIPPA and MFIPPA, please refer to the Directory of Institutions.