The Township of Woolwich is required to follow the rules set out in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). The purpose of MFIPPA is to ensure that the public has a right to access the information kept by the municipality and to also ensure that personal information kept by the municipality is kept private. MFIPPA applies to all municipalities in Ontario.
MFIPPA states that:
- Any member of the public may request to view or obtain copies of general records and information held by the Township;
- Any member of the public may request to view, copy or make corrections to information about themselves held by the Township;
- The Township must protect personal information and privacy;
- Limited and specific circumstances apply where information may need to be withheld from viewing and access.
How to make a Freedom of Information Request
If you would like to make a request for information please contact the Deputy Clerk at 519-669-6010. Some information may routinely be made available to the public without a formal freedom of information request. A formal request is only needed if the request includes personal information or if one of the exemptions set out in the Act applies to the information being requested.
Requests for information may be made in person at the Township office or by mail. A completed request form and $5 application fee must be received to start the request.
Requests for information may be reviewed by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario if you are not happy with the response that you have received.