Office of the Privacy Commissioner – Call for Proposals

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) issued a call for proposals under its Contributions Program, which for the past several years has provided funding for cutting-edge privacy research and public education projects in Canada under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

Faculty of Education Associate Dean’s Office: One week before OPC
Research Development and Services:
at least 3 days before the OPC deadline
: March 14, 2011

Value: maximum amount that can be awarded for each research or public education project is $50,000.  (A maximum of $100,000 can be awarded per organization.)

Description:The Office is interested in receiving research proposals focusing on four priority areas: 1) identity integrity and protection, 2) information technology, 3) genetic privacy, and 4) public safety.  However, the Office will continue to accept research proposals on issues that fall outside these areas.
As well, the Office invites proposals to fund public education and regional outreach initiatives that aim to inform Canadians about their privacy rights and how they may better protect their personal information.

NOTE: The Office’s preference is to fund projects that are completed within the fiscal year in which the funding is provided—that is, fiscal year 2011-12.  However, the OPC is also open to funding projects that extend beyond the end of the fiscal year (i.e. March 31, 2012) if it is made clear to the Office that these projects require more time to be completed.

For information on how to apply for funding, click on the following link:

Previous successful projects…

For program information, contact:

François Cadieux
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tel.: (613) 947-3090


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