Freedom of Information Requests and Released Information
British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act allows you access to information held by the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). You have the right to request any record in the custody or control of the CVRD. This includes records containing your personal information. A Freedom of Information request is a formal process with prescribed timelines and fees so you are encouraged to first consider the routinely available records or make an informal request.
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Routinely Available Records
Most of the information sought by the public is available and provided routinely. Information on the types of records that are available routinely are noted in the online catalogue or by contacting the appropriate CVRD department. For routinely available records, a written request is not required. The following records are considered routine and may be access online or through a request:
Board, Committee and Commission Meetings
Find public agendas, decisions, and reports for the CVRD Board and their Committee and Commission meetings, including released decisions and reports from in-camera (closed) meetings.
Proactive Closed (In Camera) Meeting Minutes Release
In accordance with corporate policy, the CVRD annually considers the release of in-camera minutes. Items still required to be kept confidential have been severed with the corresponding reference to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act provided in blue font.
The provision of this information does not limit a person's right of access to records under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
If you are unable to find or access the information you are seeking, you may file a formal request for the records. Complete a request form to access general information not routinely available or your own personal information.
Related Freedom of Information Laws
Comox Valley Regional District Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw No 747
Provides for the administration of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)
Gives you the right to access records. Prevents the unauthorised collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by public bodies.