Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, any person has the right to request information that is in the custody and control of the Town of Edson, including their personal information. Individuals may also request a correction of their personal information.

The Town of Edson is committed to the principle of transparency and we proactively share information through our website, publications, meeting agenda packages and reports. If by chance the information you are seeking is not already available through these means, it may be accessible through a verbal request. However, under the FOIP Act, some information is not so easily released. If the information you are seeking is not routinely available, you may have to submit a formal request for access under the FOIP Act.  Please feel free to contact our FOIP Coordinator to help determine whether or not a formal FOIP request is required. 

FOIP Coordinator Contact:
780-723-4401
foip@edson.ca

All FOIP Requests must be made as follows:

  • In writing to the Town of Edson FOIP Coordinator by completing the Access to Information Form and returning it to the Town Office at Box 6300, 605-50 Street, Edson AB T7E 1T7, or by email at foip@edson.ca.
  • The request must provide sufficient detail to enable the Town of Edson to identify the record(s) you require. Please make your request as specific as possible so we are able to identify the record(s) you are seeking.
  • Please include the required $25 initial application fee.  You may provide this payment by cheque addressed to the Town of Edson, or through payment at the front counter at the Town Office by credit, debit or cash. Please note that additional fees may be required, depending on the type and size of your request.

For more information on fees and completing your FOIP request, please review the How to Complete the Form Guideline. You may also find the FOIP Frequently Asked Questions document produced by the Province to be helpful.

Upon receipt of your completed Access to Information Form and initial application fee, the FOIP Coordinator will respond to your request within 30 calendar days to inform you whether the information can be released in whole or with redacted portions; cannot be released; or whether an extension is required to process large volumes of records and/or consult with third parties.  If it is determined that the information cannot be released, you will be provided with an explanation. You will also be contacted with an estimate of costs of producing copies and additional processing, if applicable.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the FOIP Coordinator at 780-723-4401 or foip@edson.ca.