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Funding for privacy research and knowledge translation

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) funds independent privacy research and related knowledge translation initiatives through its Contributions Program.

The goal of the program is to generate new ideas, approaches and knowledge about privacy that organizations can apply to better safeguard personal information and that individual Canadians can use to make more informed decisions about protecting their privacy.

Explore the links on this page to learn more about the Contributions Program, the projects it funds, and how to apply for funding.

About the Contributions Program

Find out how the OPC inspires and supports innovative and socially relevant independent privacy research.

How to apply for Contributions Program funding

Find out how to apply for funding for privacy research and knowledge translation projects.

Contributions Program announcements and news

See the latest news releases and announcements about the Contributions Program.

Contributions Program projects underway

Explore independent research and knowledge translation projects currently being funded by the OPC.

Completed Contributions Program projects

Explore completed independent research and knowledge translation projects the OPC has funded.

Pathways to Privacy events and projects

Access announcements and materials related to the OPC’s Pathways to Privacy initiative, which funds events and projects that showcase projects funded by the Contributions Program.

Real Results

Read about how independent research projects funded by the Contributions Program have advanced knowledge on privacy and generated tangible results for privacy protection.

Information for Contributions Program funding recipients

Important information and forms funding recipients need to fulfill the requirements of their contributions agreement.

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