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Information Management (IM) Training Modules

On the following pages you will find training modules related to various important IM subject areas. These modules are self-study modules that take about 10 to 15 minutes each to review. Upon completion of each module you can take a quick self-assessment quiz to determine how much you have learned or you can pursue links, both internal and external to OIC, that will provide you with further information and guidance on the module's subject.

The Management of Government Information (MGI) Policy of May 2003 has clearly stated that all Government of Canada employees are now personally responsible for the management of government information. The training modules presented below will provide all employees with the basic information they require to begin proactively managing their information in an efficient manner that meets legislative requirements

Information Security

Protected, Classified - what does it mean and does it apply to all of your information - even email? This module, the longest and most detailed of all the training modules, provides a basic introduction to all matters relating to information security and your responsibilities.

Information Management 101

If you have time for only one module - this is the one to check out for an overview of the major IM issues that are covered in further detail in the modules below.

Managing Email Effectively

Did you know that email messages can be official records? Do you have trouble knowing what emails you can and can't delete? If these statements surprise you then you had better check out this module.

Records Management and You!

What is a record anyway? Do I really need to worry about records - isn't there a records management group that handles this? If this is how you think currently then you NEED to look at this module that not only defines what records are but tells you what your responsibilities are with respect to the management of records.

Privacy and Personal Information

Could an address considered personal information? Do you need to do something special if your program is going to collect information about Canadians? The answer to both of these questions is YES. Find out the basics of your responsibilities to protect the privacy and personal information of Canadians.

IM and the Departing Employee

Going on language training or maternity leave? Retiring, leaving the government, the department or changing jobs significantly within the department? This module provides you with guidance about your information management responsibilities when making such a change.

Understanding IM Within the Federal Government.