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Freedom of Information / Access to Information


This guide gives general information on how to make ATI or FOI requests in various jurisidictions. If you're seeking information on filing an FOI at UBC, please see the Office of University Counsel's site:


Key Resources

Journalists, researchers and ordinary citizens sometimes file Access to Information requests (in BC and other jurisdictions, called Freedom of Information requests) to gain access to unpublished government records. The resources below have guidance on making these requests.

Please note that FOI / ATIP requests may come with a cost. It is best to be very specific about the records you are requesting, and do a thorough search of existing public information first (see Related Guides for selected sources to search).

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