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OIPC Training Materials

Access & Privacy Essentials (FOIPOP & MGA)

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has developed an interactive workshop focused on how to deliver an access to information and protection of privacy program on behalf of a public body or a municipality in Nova Scotia.  This training includes an extensive toolkit and is intended for anyone who has responsibilities relating to the processing of access to information requests and/or has responsibilities for administering the privacy program of their public body or municipality.  

Access & Privacy Essentials Training Outline

Access & Privacy Essentials (FOIPOP & MGA) Toolkit

Access & Privacy Basics Presentation for Staff 

Access & Privacy Basics Presentation for Staff with Speaker's Notes 


Privacy Breach Management (FOIPOP, MGA & PHIA)

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has created a workshop to help public bodies, municipalities and health custodians recognize a privacy breach, respond effectively to the breach, and prevent future breaches. This training includes an extensive toolkit and is intended for anyone who has responsibilities relating to administrating a privacy breach management program and/or managing privacy breaches of their public body, municipality or health custodian.  

Privacy Breach Management Training Outline

Privacy Breach Management (FOIPOP, MGA & PHIA) Toolkit


Chief Privacy Officer Training (FOIPOP & MGA)

Building and leading an effective privacy breach management program in any organization is a daunting challenge. What personal information are you protecting? How do you respond to a privacy breach? And where are those breaches likely to occur? The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia has developed a one-day training program for privacy champions in public bodies and municipalities.

Chief Privacy Officer Training Outline

Chief Privacy Officer Toolkit

Access & Privacy Basics Presentation for Staff 

Access & Privacy Basics Presentation for Staff with Speaker's Notes


PHIA Essentials for Custodians

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has developed an interactive workshop focused on learning the basics of access to information and privacy rules under Nova Scotia's Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).  These tools are intended for regulated health professionals and/or their delegates who have responsibilities related to access and privacy in handling of personal health information.

PHIA Essentials for Custodians Training Outline

PHIA Essentials for Custodians Toolkit


PHIA Basics for Staff

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has created a 30-minute presentation designed to support health custodians and their staff in understanding the basics of access and privacy basic concepts under the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).

PHIA Basics for Staff Presentation

PHIA Basics for Staff Presentation with Speaker's Notes

5 Minute Privacy Checkup


Privacy for Non-Profits in Nova Scotia

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has created a toolkit to help non-profit organizations understand privacy best practices, become familiar with key privacy tools, be able to identify a privacy breach and how to respond to privacy breaches when they occur.  The toolkit also provides guidance on how to begin to incorporate a privacy management program into non-profit organizations.

Privacy Toolkit for Non-Profits in Nova Scotia


Privacy Rights of Children and Teens

In partnership with federal, provincial and territorial information and privacy commissioners across the country, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia supported the development of this training program intended to introduce students from grades 9 - 12 to important privacy principles relating to personal information collection online.  The two hour course teaches them ways to find out what personal information may or has been collected by platforms they use, how to limit data collection about themselves, and the various forms of recourse that are available to them if they feel an organization is not respecting their privacy rights.

Privacy Rights of Children and Teens


Access and Privacy Essentials for Small Public Bodies (FOIPOP)

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has developed a training toolkit for small public bodies covered by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPOP). This toolkit is intended for administrators of small public bodies who have responsibilities relating to the processing of access to information requests and/or have responsibilities for administering the privacy program of their public body. 

Access & Privacy Essentials for Small Public Bodies Toolkit (FOIPOP)