Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

Niagara College is subject to Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) which came into effect on January 1, 1988. This provincial legislation has two purposes:

  • to provide individuals with a right of access to certain information held by the college
  • to give individuals a right of access to their own personal information while establishing standards to ensure that this information is protected

The enforcement of this Act is conducted through the office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC).

FIPPA also outlines the college’s obligations regarding the collection, use, disclosure, retention, and disposal of all personal information held in its custody, as well as the regulations surrounding the access of an individual to their own personal records. The College regards all personal information as confidential, and undertakes to protect the privacy of both staff and students.

The purpose of this web section is to inform the staff and students of Niagara College, as well as the public, of the operational impact of FIPPA, and to provide an overview of the rights and responsibilities of individuals in maintaining compliance with the Act.


Contact Information

Niagara College
Human Resources Department, L21
100 Niagara College Boulevard
Welland, ON L3C 7L3

Lucia Szeplaki
Freedom of Information (FOI) Coordinator
Phone: 905-735-2211, ext. 7468
Fax: 905-736-6040
Email: lszeplaki@niagaracollege.ca