Privacy and Freedom of Information

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) establishes a general right of access to records held by municipal government, local agencies, school boards and commissions, using these principles:

  • Any information held by government should, in general, be available to the public;
  • Any exemptions from the right of access to information should be limited and specific;
  • Any decisions relating to access to information can be reviewed by the independent Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario; and
  • Any person may make a request for information held by a government institution covered by the Act.

How do I make a Freedom of Information request?

Requests are made using the Freedom of Information request form.

Forms may be submitted in person or by mail to:

Thames Valley District School Board
1250 Dundas Street
London, ON  N5W 5P2

How much does a request cost?

There is a mandatory $5.00 application fee that must be paid when submitting a Freedom of Information request. Please be advised the $5.00 application fee cannot be waived and is non-refundable.

Additional fees for searching, photocopying, severing, etc. may apply as outlined in Section 45 of the Act. 

What is the time frame for completing a request?

The Board responds to a request within 30 days of receiving the form and application fee. Requests requiring an extensive search, a large number of records, and/or consultation with an external third party may require an extension to the 30 days.  If an extension is required you will be notified as outlined in Section 20 of the Act.

For more information, email Privacy Office or call 519-452-2000 ext. 20218.

Additional information about access to information may be obtained by visiting the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

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