The Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award is presented annually to an individual, group or organization that demonstrates an exceptional contribution to the promotion and support of the principles of transparency, accountability, and the public’s right to access information held by public institutions. Read the fact sheet.
Presented once a year to an individual, group or organization, the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award is a non-monetary award. It consists of a letter of appreciation and an engraved trophy. The Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award was launched in 2011 by the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada in collaboration with its provincial and territorial counterparts. The award was created in memory of John Grace (1927-2009) former Information Commissioner of Canada, and Marcel Pépin (1941-1999) founding-president of the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec. Both made significant contributions to the development and promotion of access to information principles in Canada.
Are you part of a leading access to information team?
If so, we want to hear from you!
The deadline to submit nominations is September 5, 2017.
The winner will be announced during Right to Know Week. Check back here for further updates.
If you or someone you know is on the leading edge of access to information, we invite you to submit a nomination package for a chance to win the 2017 Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award and be recognized for contributing to the advancement of access to information in Canada: Nomination Process.
Please submit your nomination package via one of the following:
Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
c/o Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award
30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, Québec K1A 1H3
If you have any questions or concerns about the nomination process and/or regulations, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call toll-free at 1-800-267-0441.