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June 29, 2015

Call for Proposals

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Announces Funding for Knowledge Translation Initiatives

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals for knowledge translation initiatives to be undertaken as part of the Office’s Pathways to Privacy series.

The Pathways to Privacy series was established by the Office to increase awareness of the outcomes of privacy research and knowledge translation projects in Canada. It encourages and supports the creation of initiatives that showcase projects previously funded by the OPC Contributions Program. The goal of Pathways to Privacy is to expand the reach and application of existing privacy research and projects, so that more people can benefit from this work.

In past years, the Office made funding available for Pathways to Privacy symposiums. However, with this year’s call, the Office is calling for a broader  range of proposals for knowledge translation initiatives related to the OPC privacy priorities: Economics of Personal Information, Government Surveillance, Reputation and Privacy, and Body as Information.

Applicants are encouraged to propose innovative and creative approaches for increasing awareness of privacy research, such as:

  • Workshops, conferences or symposia aimed at disseminating privacy related knowledge to relevant stakeholders;
  • Innovative and interactive online approaches for disseminating research findings and raising public awareness of privacy issues;
  • Educational games or mobile applications, aimed at increasing awareness of privacy threats and how to better protect personal information;
  • Videos or documentaries aimed at general and targeted audiences;
  • Art shows, exhibits or performances that feature privacy as the key theme of the event; or,
  • Any other creative and innovative mechanism for effectively translating results of privacy research into concrete and relevant outcomes for potential end-users.

The proposed initiative must be consistent with the goal of increasing awareness of the outcomes of privacy research and public education projects in Canada. It should also aim to facilitate a dialogue between the people who do privacy research and those who can apply it in the private or public sectors. There is a maximum of $50,000 available for this initiative. Funded initiatives must be completed by March 31, 2016.

Eligible organizations must submit proposals in accordance with the established parameters, as outlined in the Applicant’s Guide, by August 14, 2015.

For enquiries from potential applicants, please contact:

François Cadieux
Senior Research Analyst (Contributions Program)
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tel.: (819) 994-6010


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