Compliance with not just the letter but also the spirit of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act is an obligation of all ministerial exempt staff members.
The stakes are high: in addition to the legal consequences, staff members' conduct in ATIP matters is subject to scrutiny by Parliament, the news media and others.
Fasken Martineau is pleased to offer special training in access to information and privacy legal compliance – training that is specially tailored to the unique needs of ministers' offices. Our custom seminar can be delivered directly at your workplace, for all exempt staff members in the office.
Our two-hour training seminar will cover the following topics:
- legal duties of exempt staff members
- role of the departmental ATIP office
- dos and don'ts
- best practices for legal compliance
- protecting the Minister by staying on the right side of the law
- typical situations facing exempt staff members
- where to turn for guidance
Each seminar will be led by legal experts with deep experience in access to information and privacy law: lawyer Guy Giorno (himself a former exempt staff member) and lawyer and author Alex Cameron (one of Canada's foremost legal counsel in this field). The curriculum will be based on our law firm's experience with and understanding of the unique challenges and responsibilities of the exempt staff.
If you are interested in booking an Exempt Staff ATIP Compliance seminar for your office, or for more information about the training, including rates, please contact Sean McGurran in our Ottawa office: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 613 236 3882.
PS - Fasken Martineau also offers legal compliance training on workplace harassment, human rights, and other relevant topics. Please contact us for more information.