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Temporary service changes due to COVID-19

Options for submitting FIPPA applications (i.e. Applications for Access to Information under Part 2 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act) to the City are limited to email, fax, and mail until further notice.

If you submit a FIPPA application, we will make every reasonable effort to respond to your request in writing within 30 days; however, delays may occur due to the impact of COVID-19. We will endeavour to notify applicants of delays when they occur.

  • Phone: 204-986-7509
  • Email: FIPPA@winnipeg.ca
  • Fax: 204-986-7133
  • Mail:
    City Clerk's Department
    Susan A. Thompson Building
    510 Main St.
    Winnipeg, MB R3B 1B9

The mandated FIPPA application form is available on the Province of Manitoba’s website.

Visit the COVID-19 website for a comprehensive listing of service impacts.

Access to information is everyone's right

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), which has been in effect at the City of Winnipeg since 1998, provides for the legal right of access to records held by the City of Winnipeg and protects privacy and personal information by limiting the ways that personal information can be collected, used, and disseminated.

All City of Winnipeg information should, by default, be freely and proactively available to the public unless it contains information legally required to remain confidential. Requests received under Part 2 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act are regularly posted online. Once completed, the responses (with the applicant’s personal information removed) are posted unless the request was abandoned, withdrawn, or transferred. In the case of requests for personal information, neither the request details nor the responses are posted.

How does the City of Winnipeg protect personal information?
What is the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act?
Frequently asked questions and answers about Access to Information.

How to make a FIPPA application if you are seeking City records that are not available through the City's website or other means.
Lists of records released proactively and through responses to requests made to the City through The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Last update: March 24, 2020
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  • Phone: 204-986-7509
  • Fax: 204-986-7133
  • Email: FIPPA
  • 510 Main Street
    Susan A. Thompson Building
    Winnipeg, MB R3B 1B9