About Us - Access and Privacy Office

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of access to information and the protection of privacy outlined in The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). These Acts provide the public the right of access to records in the custody or under the control of the University of Manitoba, while safeguarding the privacy of the individuals.

The Access and Privacy Office is responsible for the implementation of FIPPA and PHIA at the University of Manitoba. The office responds to all access to information requests for the University; investigates breaches of personal or personal health information; and provides FIPPA and PHIA training to University staff, students and associates. The Access and Privacy Office also provides advisory and administrative support services for the management of University records.

The Access and Privacy Office's Records Management Program provides guidance and assistance with records classification; records retention schedules; records storage, transfer and destruction; and digitization. Good records management practices help to meet business, fiscal and legal requirements; support program and service delivery; inform and documenting decisions; support accountability; and support access to information and the protection of privacy rights (FIPPA and PHIA).

Access and Privacy Office Services:

Want more information?

Contact the Access and Privacy Office by phone, email, mail or or make an appointment to meet with someone in person:

Access and Privacy Office
233 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2

Phone: 204-474-7559

Email: fippa@umanitoba.ca


Updated: February 18, 2020

OFPLA Annual Reports:

Fiscal Year 2014 - 2015
Fiscal Year 2013 - 2014
Fiscal Year 2012 - 2013

These documents are available in alternate formats, upon request.  Please contact us at fippa@umanitoba.ca, or 204-474-7559.