Events Schedule - Right to Know 2017

In 2017, Right to Know Week will be celebrated the week of September 25 to October 1st.

Consult the following list for more information about Right to Know events organized across the country. Visit this page regularly to see updates.


Ottawa, Ontario

Right to Know Conference - Presented by the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
Date: September 26, 2017
Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive 
Agenda and Registration

Discover the not-so-secret world of ATIP
Want to know how to access Library and Archives Canada’s vast collection of archival Government of Canada records?
Join a reference archivist and senior Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) analyst and ask your questions!
Date: September 28, 2017
Location: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, 2nd floor, Ottawa, Ontario
Time: From 10 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Right to Know: Balancing Access and Privacy
Co-hosted by Dalhousie University Libraries and the School of Information Management; and, Library and Archives Canada
Date: September 28, 2017
Location: University Hall, Macdonald Science Building, Dalhousie University, 6300 Coburg Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Agenda and Registration

Nova Scotia - Multiple Locations

Right to Know Week Information Sessions
Join us and learn more about:

  • What is covered under Nova Scotia’s access to information laws. 
  • How to exercise your rights and request records from public bodies and municipalities. 
  • What to do if your request for access to information is denied. 


Sherbrooke Library
111 Main Street, Sherbrooke, NS
September 22, 9:45 – 10:45 am

Cyril Ward Memorial Library
27 Pleasant Street, Guysborough, NS
September 22, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

McKay Memorial Library
17 Glasgow Street, Shelburne, NS
September 26, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Four Fathers Memorial Library
21 Acadia Street, Amherst, NS
September 26, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Alexander Doyle Public Library
11156 Rte 19, Mabou, NS
September 27, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Coady & Thompkins Memorial Library
7972 Cabot Trail, Margaree Forks, NS
September 28, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Alderney Gate Public Library, Helen Creighton Room
60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS
September 29, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Calgary, Alberta

Right to Know Forum
Date: September 26, 2017
Location: McDougall Centre, Pekisko Room, 455 6 St. SW
Agenda and Registration

Edmonton, Alberta

Right to Know Forum
Date: September 29, 2017
Location: Windsor Room, Federal Building, 9820 107 St.
Agenda and Registration

Vancouver, British Columbia

FOI 101
Organized by BC Freedom and Information Privacy Association
Date: September 29, 2017, 9:30 am – 12 pm 
Location: People's Law School, 150 - 900 Howe Street



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