Canada’s Right to Know Week

The purpose of the Right to Know Week is to raise awareness about people’s right to access government information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.

Canada celebrated its first Right to Know Week in 2006, where most jurisdictions throughout the country organized activities, including conferences, luncheons, public forums, award ceremonies, free workshops, and essay contests.

Canada’s Right to Know website is a portal to all jurisdictions across the country mandated to address complaints about access to information. The website offers links to other jurisdictions’ websites, as well as information (podcasts, presentations, tools, photos, etc…) stemming from the Right to Know Week in Canada.