Information for Applicants

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) gives individuals the legal right to access records held by public bodies, such as the University of Manitoba. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the application for access to information process.

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How can I submit an application for access to information at the University of Manitoba?

Why do I need to include a phone number on the application form?

Who will know that I submitted an application for access at the university?

How will I know if my application for access has been received by the university?

Is there a charge to submit an application for access?

What happens if I receive a fee estimate, but I am unable or unwilling to pay it?

How long will it take for my request to be answered?

Under what circumstances can the university take a time extension to answer my request?

It has been 30 days since I sent in my application and I have not received a response. What should I do?

Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about the university's decision regarding my request?

How do I make a complaint about my access request?

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Last updated: October 25, 2017












Manitoba Ombudsman's Office Resources:

Tips for Making a FIPPA Request
User's Guide to FIPPA


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