To be a modern and effective regulator with real-world impact
enhance Ontarians’ trust that their privacy and access rights will be respected by:
Proactively advancing their rights in key strategic areas that impact their lives
Addressing complaints and appeals in a fair, timely and meaningful manner
Maintaining their confidence in the organizational excellence of the IPC
We treat all people with respect and dignity, and value diversity and inclusiveness.
We take accountability for our actions and embrace transparency to empower public scrutiny.
We make decisions that are impartial and independent, based on the law, using fair and transparent procedures.
We work constructively with our colleagues and stakeholders to give advice that is practical and effective.
We strive to achieve the highest professional standards in quality of work and delivery of services in a timely and efficient manner.
Proactively advancing Ontarians' rights in key strategic areas that impact their lives
Privacy and transparency in a modern government
On International Right to Know Day 2022, the IPC launched a Transparency Challenge, calling on public institutions subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) to share their innovative programs that improve government transparency for the benefit of Ontarians.Privacy and Transparency in a Modern Government
Proposals for digital identity or other forms of digital credentials are emerging in Canada and around the world to make it easier for individuals, businesses, and governments to confirm identity information and conduct online transactions more seamlessly and efficiently.
Rapid developments in artificial intelligence (AI) offer tremendous opportunities to address many of society’s most complex problems across all sectors of society. AI technologies can be used to fast-track the delivery of government services, solve major public health issues, and reconfigure our cities. They can improve public safety, respond to global emergencies, enhance commercial innovation, and bolster our economy.
Being an IPC'er means taking pride in what I do. It means having the great privilege of working with smart, kind, and caring people, on fascinating issues, with common purpose and commitment to advance the public interest.
Children and youth
in a digital world
Our goal is to champion the access and privacy rights of Ontario's children and youth by promoting their digital literacy and expansion of their digital rights while holding institutions accountable for protecting the children and youth they serve.
In September 2022, the IPC issued a call to Ontario youth, inviting them to join the IPC’s new Youth Advisory Council.
After careful deliberation, in 2022, the IPC launched an Instagram account to connect with Ontario’s children and youth. Our objective is to teach them about privacy risks and how to protect themselves online. Our account, @IPC.Ontario, is a trusted online space where young people can get useful and age-appropriate tips on how to protect their privacy online and access their records from a government institution, health care provider or children’s aid society.