Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award: Call for Nominations

Ottawa, February 23, 2012 — A call for nominations has been launched for the second edition of the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award.

Introduced on September 29, 2010 by the federal, provincial and territorial Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners, this award is presented to those who have made a significant contribution to the promotion of access to information principles. The award is named in recognition of the contributions of John Grace, former Information Commissioner of Canada, and Marcel Pépin, president and founder of the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec.

The award recipient will be chosen by a selection committee made up of federal, provincial and territorial access to information experts. This year, the award will be presented in Ottawa during National Right to Know Week, taking place from September 24th to the 28th. Nominations will be accepted until July 3, 2012.

Last year’s inaugural Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award recipient was the University of Alberta’s Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate Program.

For more information on the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award, or to submit a nomination, visit the official Right to Know website:
http://www.oic-ci.gc.ca/rtk-dai-eng/a-propos-grace-pepin-about.aspx.

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For any media requests, please contact:

Josée Villeneuve
Director of Public Affairs
Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
Tel: (613) 947-2223
Email:josee.villeneuve@oic-ci.gc.ca