Access to information and privacy


The Foundation has been subject to the Access to Information Act since 1 April 2007.

The Foundation will respond to requests for non-personal information in accordance with the principles of the Access to Information Act to the extent applicable to the Foundation. Requests for information should be made by contacting the relevant program director directly in the first instance. Where disclosure of the information may be withheld for privacy or other reasons, Foundation program staff will refer the request to the President. Fees may apply.

Click here to learn how to make a formal request under the Access to Information Act

Click here to read our Access to Information Policy.

Read our Annual reports on the Access to Information Act:

Completed access to information requests 

As of 1 January 2015, completed access to information request summaries are posted on the Open Government website at Summaries of the two previous years are posted below.


  • January - December: nothing to declare


  • January - February: nothing to declare
  • March: see below
  • April - December: nothing to declare
Request #  Summary Disposition  Pages
A-2013-001 All documents regarding the role of a   All  21
(March 2013)  Member of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau  disclosed  
  Foundation between 2002 and 2008   




Read our Info Source chapter.

For more information, see Info Sourceother information and the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada


The Foundation has been subject to the Privacy Act since 1 April 2007. 

The Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of our fellows, scholars, mentors, directors, members, employees, advisors and partners. The Foundation values the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognizes that maintaining this trust requires us to be accountable and transparent in the way we treat the information you choose to share with us. Through our various programs and activities, the Foundation frequently gathers and uses personal information. All information collected by the Foundation is subject to the Privacy Act. The purpose of the Privacy Act is to protect the privacy of individuals with respect to personal information held by a government institution and to provide individuals with a right of access to such information.

Click here to read our Privacy Policy.

Read our Annual reports on the Privacy Act:

For more information, see Info Sourceother information, and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

For more information about the administration of the Access to information and Privacy acts, please visit the Government of Canada website