Digging for information? Here’s some places to start… Contact KPIRG for help with filing, publication or dissemination of your results. Our Research Support Network began with the Feb 2018 workshop by Mike Larsen (KPU Criminology faculty and President of the BC FIPA on “how to file requests using Freedom of Information processes” (see below for the original workshop info.)
- City of Surrey’s Information Office
- City of Vancouver’s Open Data
- list of previous Government of BC FOI requests (and their responses): Open Information page
- Federal Government of Canada Open Government website
- Access to Information in the federal government of Canada
- search list of previous FOI requests (full data available only by request)
- Open Info Portal
- Open Geospatial Data (via KPU Library GIS Services)
You can filter your search by filetype (e.g. KML)
Helpful links to information available through the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association…
New Series Begins
Thursday February 8 with:
Freedom of Information Workshop
Email us to see a copy of the workshop materials information package from this workshop. (Here’s a much earlier/shorter (2015) version, via KPU’s “Kora” open publishing.) See also the full project paper prepared by Mike Larsen: Access in the Academy: Bringing FOI and ATI to Academic Research
6-8pm, Room 3801 KPU Surrey Main Building
(3rd floor, classroom beside elevator)
Want to know how to ask tough questions and get solid information out of government and/or public agencies? Take your research to the next level with this workshop that will show you how to use “access to information” and “freedom of information” processes to dig deep and get out what the public needs to know.
This workshop, facilitated by Mike Larsen, an instructor in the Criminology Department at KPU, is geared towards participants who are engaged in social justice research. Participants will receive guidance regarding preliminary research, request preparation and filing, and navigating requests-in-progress.
All participants are asked to arrive with a research topic in mind. This topic should relate in some way to government policy and / or practice (including the activities of municipalities, government ministries, police, prisons, etc.).
Join us on the 3rd floor of the KPU Surrey MAIN building, ROOM 3801, across from the Crim.Dept.
We will be starting an on-going research support network to help students along through the process and with publication and dissemination of the information, so if you are interested in being part of this network, even if you cannot attend this Thursday event, please get in touch with us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> with your contact info and area of interest!
This event is FREE. All welcome. Wheelchair accessible, with accessible washrooms nearby.
We acknowledge we are conducting this work on unceded Coast Salish Territories, specifically the Kwantlen, Katzie & Semiahmoo Nations.