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December 22, 2021

Contributions Program launches annual call for innovative research and knowledge translation proposals

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) today issued a call for proposals under its 2022-2023 Contributions Program, which funds independent privacy research and knowledge translation initiatives.

As in past years, the Office is interested in funding innovative projects that seek to better understand and address key and emerging issues related to privacy. This year, the OPC is particularly interested in funding projects on “Who is impacted and how: assessing and mitigating privacy risks, barriers and inequalities”.

All proposals must address issues that fall within the scope of the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which sets ground rules for how organizations may collect, use or disclose information about individuals in the course of commercial activities. When developing project proposals, applicants are strongly encouraged to review projects currently underway and completed projects from previous years in order to build on past or ongoing work.

The OPC Contributions Program is structured to fund projects that are initiated and completed within a single fiscal year (April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023), although some exceptions may be made for multi-year projects where it can be demonstrated by applicants that more time is required for these to be completed. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of merit.

All proposals must be submitted by February 9, 2022.

If you are interested in generating new ideas, approaches and knowledge about privacy that will help organizations or individuals make informed decisions about protecting personal information, please visit our website to learn more about the Contributions Program or go to the 2022-23 Applicant’s Guide to find out more information on project requirements and how to apply.

A video conference will be held in January for applicants to provide information on how to prepare their applications for funding and to answer questions. More information will be provided on this session and how to participate in it in January.

For program information, contact:

Kathy Renaud
Administrative Coordinator, Contributions Program
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tel.: 873-354-1324

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