Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Record #: CWD1950
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020
Last Full Update: 17 Nov 2020


Description (Service) Oversees Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act, Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act as well as the provincial and municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts. Upholds and promotes individuals' right of access to most government held information, and the right to protection of personal information held by provincial and local government offices, health care providers, children's aid societies and other child and family service providers. Ensures compliance and standards. Reviews decisions where access to information has been denied, and investigates complaints with respect to personal information, research and public education. Reports directly to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Service Details

Hours By phone: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm 
In person: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Open to all 
Residency Requirements: Ontario
Application Call, walk in or visit website
Languages English ; French
Fees Personal information appeal $10, general information appeal $25

Address and Location

Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
2 Bloor St E, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
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Intersection Yonge St and Bloor St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-326-3333
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-0073
TTY Phone 416-325-7539
Fax 416-325-9195
Primary Contact Karen Hale, Bilingual Communications Officer
Primary Executive Brian Beamish, Commissioner