The Access to Information Act - will open in a new tab gives Canadian citizens, permanent residents and corporations located in Canada the right to access information in the CMHR’s records that are not of a personal nature. For information on how to prepare and submit a request under the Access to Information Act, you may download the Access to Information Request Form - will open in a new tab (PDF) or consult the HTML version of the form - will open in a new tab.
Formal requests under the Access to Information Act must:
- Be in writing (email requests cannot be accepted);
- Be signed by the requester and dated;
- Include the name, address, and a telephone number and/or email address where the requester can be contacted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays;
- Include a $5.00 application fee made payable to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (not the Receiver General of Canada). Payment can be made by cash, cheque or money order.
Requests must include sufficient detail to enable the ATIP Officer to identify the records that are being requested. Examples include, but are not limited to, time periods, file names, report titles, departments, names of individuals, etc.