Transparency

As a Crown corporation, the NCC is subject to the Access to Information Act, the Privacy Act and the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, as well as Government of Canada directives on proactive disclosure. These rules aim to strengthen public sector management by enhancing transparency and oversight of public resources in the federal government.

Access to information #

As a Crown corporation, the NCC is subject to the Access to Information Act, the Privacy Act and the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, as well as Government of Canada directives on proactive disclosure. These rules aim to strengthen public sector management by enhancing transparency and oversight of public resources in the federal government.

The Access to Information Act gives Canadian citizens and permanent residents the right to access records held by the federal government.

How to Make a Request

  1. Print and fill out the Access to Information Request Form (Treasury Board) or write a letter:
    • stating that you are making a request under the Access to Information Act
    • describing the records you want to access (be as specific as possible)
    • indicating whether you want photocopies of documents or prefer to view the records
    • providing your name, telephone number and full address
    • including your signature and the date
  2. Enclose the application fee of $5 (make cheque or money order payable to the National Capital Commission).
  3. Send the complete request (signed form or letter and application fee) to the contact below:

Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
National Capital Commission
202–40 Elgin StreetOttawa ON K1P 1C7
Email: atip-aiprp@ncc-ccn.ca
Telephone: 613-239-5678 ext.:5198

Reading Room

In accordance with the Access to Information Act, a public reading room is available at NCC headquarters at 40 Elgin Street in Ottawa on the 3rd floor.

Additional Information

The Government of Canada encourages the release of information through requests outside of the Access to Information and Privacy process.

A list of completed Access to Information requests is available on the Government of Canada website.

Access to personal information #

The Privacy Act protects the personal information held by the federal government. It controls how the government collects, uses, stores, discloses and disposes of this information. The Act also gives all Canadian citizens and permanent residents the right to access any personal information about themselves that the federal government may have.

Individuals are entitled to request correction of this personal information, if they believe that there is an error or omission.

Requesting Access to Personal Information

To request access to personal information or a correction of personal information:

  • Print and fill out either the Personal Information Request Form or the Record Correction Request Form.
  • You may also write a letter stating clearly that you are requesting information under the Privacy Actor that you are requesting a correction to your personal information held by the NCC.
  • There is no charge to make a request under the Privacy Act or to request a correction.
  • Send the form or letter to the Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator.

Proactive disclosure #

Contracts of $5,000 and over

Monthly reports of contracts awarded with a value of $5,000 and over are available for viewing through the Access to Information and Privacy Office.

Disclosure of hospitality and travel expenses

The following are travel and hospitality expenses incurred by the chair of the board of directors, chief executive officer, board members, and senior executives during the past five years. This information will be updated every three months.

Disclosure of wrongdoing in the workplace

The Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act seeks to encourage public servants to come forward if they have reason to believe that serious wrongdoing has taken place, and to provide protection against reprisal when they disclose this type of information.

In the event a wrongdoing is found as a result of a disclosure, the Act requires that the organization promptly provide public access to certain information. Specifically, it must describe the wrongdoing, the recommendations made to the chief executive and the corrective action taken by the organization’s chief executive. This page is updated when disclosures are founded.

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