Commissioner Commends Federal Support for IAPP Certificate Program

November 25, 2002

Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner Frank Work publicly commends John Reid, Information Commissioner of Canada, for his office’s support of the new national Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate Program. This new certificate is being offered through Government Studies at the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta.

Commissioner Reid is attending functions at the University of Alberta today, where he will announce a $40,000 contribution to the certificate program.

“With the Information Commissioner of Canada’s generous support, the foundations are being set for a truly national program that will offer Albertans and all Canadians the opportunity to face the challenges of access to information and protection of privacy in an increasingly global information age,” says Work.

The IAPP Certificate Program, developed by the University of Alberta, is the first on-line, post-secondary certificate program for information access and protection of privacy to be offered by a Canadian university. The program was developed and financed in partnership with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, Alberta Government Services, and Alberta Health and Wellness.