Annual Report on the Access to Information Act for the period ending March 31, 2015
2. Administration of the Access to Information Act
2.1 Education and Training
Training under the Act consists of educating the agency on how to assist individuals who request records under the organization's control. In 2014–2015, Elections Canada did not conduct any new formal training sessions. However, the ATIP Office routinely provided Elections Canada with informal advice and consultations on the processing of access to information requests and also started developing new ATIP training material. The ATIP Office also raised awareness of access to information issues throughout the agency by contributing to the quarterly internal newsletter on the Elections Canada's intranet site.
2.2 Institutional Access to Information Policies and Procedures
No new institution-specific policies or procedures related to access to information were implemented in this fiscal year.
2.3 Institutional Monitoring of Access to Information Requests
The ATIP Office uses its case management software to monitor the status of each request being processed, including the number of days remaining before the statutory deadline. A weekly progress report of all open and recently closed files is regularly provided to senior officials, including the Chief Electoral Officer and the Executive Committee.