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CAPAPA Celebrates Right to Know Day Across Canada

CAPAPA - Canadian Association of Professional Privacy and Access Administrators Canadian Privacy and Access Association Celebrates Right to Know Day Across Canada. The Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Administrators (CAPAPA) events across Canada to help increase Canadians’ awareness of their Right to Know about their right to access government-held information.

Calgary, Canada, September 24, 2009 --( CAPAPA (Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Administrators) Canada’s leading association of privacy and access professionals, is celebrating the 7th International Right to Know Day by sponsoring Connexions events across Canada.

Connexions events are designed to facilitate networking and increased knowledge about access and privacy issues. “Understanding your right to access government-held information is a fundamental aspect of our democratic society,” said Sharon Polsky, National Chair of CAPAPA. “Connexions are excellent opportunities for members and invited guests from coast to coast to better understand their rights and responsibilities when it comes to information access.”

CAPAPA is proud to have the support and participation of representatives from the Offices of Information and Privacy Commissioners and other important organizations.

Events being held in major centers across Canada include tours, discussions and special presentations featuring speakers from the Canadian Bar Association Access and Privacy Section, Field Law LLP, Provincial Archives of Alberta, the City of Toronto, Dalhousie University, Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia, Memorial University, Camouflage Software, and Informatica Corporation.

Victoria, British Columbia — September 23, 2009
Edmonton, Alberta — September 22, 2009
Toronto, Ontario — September 29, 2009
Halifax — October 1, 2009
St. John’s and Corner Brook, Newfoundland — October 1, 2009

First celebrated on 28 September 2003, Right to Know Day was established by access to information advocates from around the globe.

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The Canadian Association for Professional Access and Privacy Administrators is a Canadian not-for-profit centre of expertise and excellence in information access and privacy in the public and private sectors. As Canada’s voice for privacy and access, CAPAPA speaks for its members in private, public, and government organizations across Canada. As a Canadian national association, CAPAPA has an appointed Executive and Regional Representatives. CAPAPA has a strong working relationship with its federal counterparts, and all levels of Canadian government, bringing the scope and focus of Canadian access and privacy issues home locally to Canadians.

CAPAPA is Canada's premier association of government-recognized and publicly accessible privacy and access professionals, and an invaluable resource for its members as well as the general public, members of government, health care, law enforcement, industry, media, academia and legal communities.

Members of the Executive are available for speaking engagements and can be contacted through the association.

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