About Us

© Kur­tis Stew­art Pho­tog­ra­phy

The Cana­di­an Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Stud­ies (CIIPS) exists to expand pub­lic knowl­edge of free­dom of infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy issues in Cana­da. We achieve that through pro­grams of research and edu­ca­tion. We are a reg­is­tered char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion.

We are not an activist orga­ni­za­tion but rather a “think tank” that advances knowl­edge about infor­ma­tion issues and infor­ma­tion rights through research and edu­ca­tion.

CIIPS uses spe­cif­ic def­i­n­i­tions of “free­dom of infor­ma­tion” and “pri­va­cy”.

Our Vision & Mission Statements

The CIIPS board of direc­tors adopt­ed Vision and Mis­sion State­ments in 2014.

Our Vision State­ment
We envi­sion a Cana­da where indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions enjoy the high­est knowl­edge of access to infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy issues and peo­ple are able to reach their full poten­tial as demo­c­ra­t­ic cit­i­zens in today’s infor­ma­tion envi­ron­ment.

Mis­sion State­ment
Through pro­grams of research and edu­ca­tion, we seek to increase pub­lic knowl­edge of access to infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy issues and enable indi­vid­u­als, com­mu­ni­ties and peo­ples to achieve their full poten­tial as demo­c­ra­t­ic cit­i­zens in today’s infor­ma­tion envi­ron­ment.

Our Purposes

The Cana­di­an Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Stud­ies Soci­ety (CIIPSS) is a nation­al char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion incor­po­rat­ed under the Cana­da Not-For-Prof­it Cor­po­ra­tions Act and reg­is­tered with the Char­i­ties Direc­torate of Cana­da Rev­enue Agency.

The objects of the Cor­po­ra­tion are the advance­ment of the edu­ca­tion and knowl­edge of pub­lic access to infor­ma­tion and pri­va­cy issues.

Our People

CIIPS depends on the work of vol­un­teers, sup­port­ers, and part­ners, includ­ing our var­i­ous boards and com­mit­tees. Some of Canada’s lead­ing researchers, edu­ca­tors, experts, prac­ti­tion­ers, and entre­pre­neurs have stepped for­ward to sup­port and vol­un­teer at CIIPS. One of the side-effects of the work we do is the emer­gence of a com­mu­ni­ty that cross­es the bound­aries of infor­ma­tion, pri­va­cy, open gov­ern­ment, open data, and media democ­ra­cy sec­tors of our field.

We wel­come vol­un­teers for our boards, com­mit­tees and oth­er oppor­tu­ni­ties, as well as part­ner­ships with aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tions, fel­lows and researchers, non-prof­its, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and businesses—please con­tact us at Darrell@ciips.ca.

Please check out the sec­tor lead­ers cur­rent­ly vol­un­teer­ing and sup­port­ing CIIPS:

Registered Charity Number

Cana­di­an Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion and Pri­va­cy Stud­ies Soci­ety
Cor­po­ra­tion No 4297237
Char­i­ta­ble Reg­is­tra­tion No 83848 3949 RR 0001

Arti­cles and Bylaws
CIIPS Arti­cles and Bylaws will be post­ed soon.

Con­tact Infor­ma­tion
Mail­ing Address:
CIIPS
5383 Granville Street,
Van­cou­ver, BC, V6M 3C2

Phone
604–441-3441

Email
communications@ciips.ca