Access to Information and Protection of Privacy

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy

The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP) allows the WSCC to collect personal information from businesses and members of the public to successfully run its programs and activities.  For example, if someone files a claim, they provide their name, address, date of birth, and medical information related to the injury or disease.

As a government agency in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the public has a right to access information relating to themselves, and the right to request information held by the WSCC.

There may be instances where members of the general public request records from the WSCC that contain personal information that is not their own. This requires a formal request to the WSCC’s Access to Information Coordinator.

Request access to your own information (Submit a request for file disclosure)
  • Send a written disclosure request to WSCC’s Access to Information Coordinator:

    Access to Information Coordinator
    Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission  
    P.O. Box 8888, Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2R3

Request access to information other than your own (Submit an ATIPP Request)
  • Send a written ATIPP Request to:

    Access to Information Coordinator
    Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission  
    P.O. Box 8888, Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2R3

  • Submit payment of $25 with your request

    Send cheque or money order payable to Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission.

Upon receipt of an access to information request, the ATIPP Coordinator will consult the ATIPP legislation. Based on their findings, they will grant or deny the request within thirty days of receiving the application.

Contact the WSCC ATIPP Coordinator Toll Free: 1-800-661-0792

Northwest Territories and Nunavut Information and Privacy Commissioner:

The owner of personal information may ask the Information and Privacy Commissioner to review whether the WSCC disclosed personal information in contravention of the ATIPP Act if:

  • the WSCC ATIPP Coordinator denies all or part of a request for information; or
  • it is believed that the personal information has been unlawfully disclosed.

Contact the Information and Privacy Commissioner Toll Free: 1-888-521-7088