Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act) public bodies in Alberta must comply with the FOIP Act when collecting and/or disclosing information.The FOIP Act aims to strike a balance between the public's right to know and the individual's right to privacy in regards to information held by the Town.
Right to Request Information
Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act), any person has the right to request information that is in the custody and control of the Town of Cochrane, including their own personal information. Individuals may also request a correction of their personal information if it is inexact, ambiguous or incomplete. Public bodies routinely release a majority of their information. As this information is already available, FOIP is not required. FOIP is meant to complement existing practices for the release of information. For a list of information that can be released without an official FOIP request, please see the attached listing of Readily Released Information.
The FOIP coordinator can help determine whether the records(s) you wish to access are available, or discuss submitting a FOIP Request and Instruction Form. Forms and information about how to submit a FOIP request and the required fees can be found on the Alberta Government Services website.