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Right To Know Week 2017

Right to Know Week - September 25 to October 1, 2017

September 28, 2017 is International Right to Know Day.  International Right to Know Day is celebrating it's 15th anniversary.  It had its start in 2002, at a meeting of international access advocates in Sofia, Bulgaria.  They proposed that the date be dedicated to the promotion of access to information worldwide.

The goal of Right to Know Day is to raise global awareness of individuals' right to access government information and to promote access to information as a fundamental right.  Right to Know Day has grown since 2002 and is celebrated around the world in over 40 nations.  Over 80 countries have access to information legislation and more countries are in the process of developing such laws.

Click here to find out more about Right to Know Day internationally

This year, Right to Know Week in Canada will be observed from September 25 to October 1, 2017.  This year marks the 12th year Canadians have celebrated international Right to Know Week.  There will be various activities across Canada at the provincial, territorial and federal levels during this week.  Visit the Right to Know website for more information on events across Canada.

The Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia is participating in this worldwide effort to raise awareness about the importance of the right to access information, with a local focus on what it means to those living and working in Nova Scotia.  The Information and Privacy Commissioner has invited the Province of Nova Scotia and all municipalities of Nova Scotia to issue a Proclamation designating September 25 to October 1, 2017 as Nova Scotia's Right to Know Week in their respective jurisdictions.


OIPC ATI: DIY Right to Know Week Public Sessions:

The OIPC has partnered with public libraries across the province to deliver public information sessions in the spirit of Right to Know Week.  Have you ever wanted to access records from the municipal or provincial government under Nova Scotia's access to information laws?  Join us to learn more at our ATI: DIY sessions!  Details for each location are provided below: