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Freedom of Information Requests

Kawartha Region Conservation Authority tries to provide as much information as possible to the public, without requiring a formal request under the Act. Persons wishing access to any records held by Kawartha Conservation should first contact the department which holds the records. If you are unable to get all of the information you want informally, a formal written request under the Act can be filed.

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) provides individuals with a right of access to general records held by Kawartha Conservation and records containing an individual’s own personal information. You can request access to general records or personal information (about yourself) or request a correction of personal information by completing the Access/Correction Request Form.

Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to:
Kawartha Conservation
277 Kenrei Road
Lindsay, Ontario K9V 4R1
Attention: FOI Head

Please include the $5 application fee in the form of a cheque or money order payable to Kawartha Conservation.

Fees

Kawartha Conservation may apply the following fees in accordance with the Act:

Personal Information Requests

Photocopying - $0.20 per page
Diskettes/CD’s - $10
Computer Programming - $15 per ¼ hour if needed to develop a program to retrieve information

General Information Requests

Search Time - $7.50 per ¼ hour required to search for and retrieve responsive records
Record Preparation - $7.50 per ¼ hour required to sever and prepare records for release
Photocopying - $0.20 per page

Fee Estimates

If it appears that the cost of processing your request will be more than $25.00 Kawartha Conservation will provide you with a fee estimate before granting access to the record. If the cost estimate is $100.00 or more you may be required to pay a deposit of 50% of the estimated cost before proceeding with your request.

Appeals

Kawartha Conservation has 30 calendar days from the date of receipt to respond to your request. If 30 calendar days have passed and you haven’t received a decision letter, or if you are not satisfied with the access decision made by Kawartha Conservation, you can appeal in writing to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

If you decide to file an appeal you must, within 30 calendar days of receiving the decision, write to the Commissioner’s office indicating you are appealing Kawartha Conservation’s decision. Your letter should include the following:
a) Your name, address and telephone number;
b) Kawartha Conservation’s name and the file number;
c) A copy of Kawartha Conservation’s decision;
d) A copy of the request;
e) A brief explanation of the basis for the appeal

The appeal fee must accompany your appeal in the form of cheque or money order addressed to the “Ministry of Finance”.

Appeal fees are as follows:
a) Personal Requests - $10
b) General Requests - $25

The Commissioner’s Office is located at 2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8. Telephone (416) 326-3333 or toll free 1-800-387-0073. You can also reach the office at http://www.ipc.on.ca

Contact Information

For questions about the Freedom of Information process please contact:

Kawartha Conservation
277 Kenrei Road
Lindsay, Ontario K9V 4R1
T - 705.328.2271
F - 705-328-2286

Access/Correction Request Form