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Archived - 2021 to 2022 Annual Report on the Privacy Act

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1) Introduction

The Privacy Act (hereafter referred to as the act) gives Canadian citizens, and other individuals present in Canada, the right to access their own personal information held by the Government of Canada. The act also protects the privacy of individuals by respecting parameters relating to the collection, use, disclosure, retention and disposal of personal information held by federal government institutions.

In accordance with section 72 of the act, the head of every government institution prepares an annual report on the administration of the act within that institution. This report describes how the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) administered the act for fiscal year 2021 to 2022.

The CFIA is mandated to safeguard Canada's food supply and the plants and animals upon which safe and high-quality food depends. As part of its commitment to openness and transparency, the CFIA recognizes the right to access information in government records and is making every reasonable effort to help anyone making a request.

About the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is 1 of Canada's largest science-based, regulatory agencies. The CFIA is led by its President, who reports to the Minister of Health, and is made up of approximately 7,212 employees working across Canada's 5 operational regions: Atlantic, Quebec, the National Capital Region, Ontario and the West. CFIA employees are dedicated to safeguarding food safety, animal and plant health to enhance Canada's environment, economy, and the health and well-being of all Canadians.

The CFIA develops program requirements and delivers inspection and other services to:

  • prevent and manage food safety risks
  • protect plant resources from pests, diseases and invasive species
  • prevent and manage animal and zoonotic diseases
  • contribute to consumer protection
  • contribute to market access for Canada's food, plants, animals and their products

The CFIA bases its activities on science, effective risk management, commitment to service and efficiency, and collaboration with domestic and international organizations that share its objectives.

The CFIA is responsible for administering and enforcing 11 federal statutes and 23 regulations that govern the safety and labelling of food sold in Canada and support a sustainable plant and animal resource base.

The CFIA shares many areas of responsibility with other federal departments and agencies, provincial, territorial and municipal authorities, and other stakeholders. Within this complex operating environment, the CFIA works with its partners to implement food safety measures, manage food, animal and plant risks and emergencies, and promote the development of food safety and disease control systems to maintain the safety of Canada's high-quality agriculture, agri-food, aquaculture and fishery products.

The CFIA's activities include:

  • verifying the compliance of imported products
  • registering and inspecting establishments
  • testing food, animals and plants, and their related products
  • approving the use of many agricultural inputs

The CFIA also provides scientific advice, develops new technologies, provides testing services, and conducts regulatory research. Its responsibilities and strategic outcomes are illustrated in the Departmental Results Framework, which reflects how the CFIA allocates and manages its resources to achieve the corresponding expected results.

Administration of the act

The administration of the act is the primary responsibility of the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office, which is part of the Communications and Public Affairs Branch. The ATIP Office processes all requests for personal information and coordinates all activities related to the act, associated regulations, directives and guidelines.

Resources

The ATIP Office is headed by a Director who reports to the Executive Director, Communications Services and Strategic Planning. During the reporting period, there were 13.520 full-time, part-time or student equivalents and 1.468 persons (consultants) dedicated to the ATIP Office. In addition to the ATIP Office resources, there are also dedicated ATIP advisor positions in the core branches who report on branch-related ATIP issues and activities. These branch advisors work with the ATIP Office to ensure an efficient and effective process to respond to applicants in a timely manner.

An estimated $118,870 in salary costs and $48,736 in operating costs were incurred by the ATIP Office to administer the Privacy Act for the reporting period. These costs do not include resources within each branch such as the ATIP advisors, or any other expenditures incurred by the branches and program areas to meet the requirements of the act.

Staff training and awareness

The ATIP Office provided 2 training sessions to 38 employees in the National Capital Region during fiscal year 2021 to 2022. The purpose of this training was to increase awareness of the act, clarify requirements under the act, and highlight processes that support the CFIA in meeting its obligations.

In addition to the training delivered by the ATIP Office, branch ATIP advisors provided awareness sessions within their respective branches. The work of the branch ATIP advisors was complemented and facilitated through weekly touch base meetings with ATIP management and monthly meetings where operational issues – including training and awareness – were discussed and plans were formulated for resolution.

Policies, guidelines and procedures

The CFIA continuously works on process improvements to provide greater oversight and accountability for ATIP activities. The activities related to ATIP are reviewed quarterly and updates regarding request volumes and performance are provided to the offices of both the Ministers of Health and Agriculture and Agri-Food, CFIA's senior management cadre and key internal partners.

The CFIA participated in a pilot to offer online request services in January 2014 in response to the Government of Canada's commitment to "Open Government". It enables Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and individuals currently present in Canada to submit privacy requests online for information held by the CFIA. For the period spanning April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, the CFIA received 28 privacy requests through this system.

Throughout 2021 to 2022, Canada continued to employ sweeping measures in response to the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CFIA's ATIP Office continued to leverage the work-from-home protocols developed as part of its 2019 to 2020 digital standard operating procedures initiative to deliver its mandate via a remote work delivery model.

While the closure of CFIA offices in various locations limited the ability to retrieve hard copy records in a limited number of cases, and technological challenges associated with employing a remote work delivery model slowed processing speeds, the agency's ATIP office was able to remain fully operational throughout 2021 to 2022. When necessary, and appropriate, process modifications were employed to maintain service and open communication with requesters. An example was the ATIP Office's expanded use of interim releases when the retrieval of all records (that is, hard copy records) was delayed by COVID-related office closures. By utilizing interim releases, the ATIP Office was able to provide requesters with all electronic records, which typically comprise the majority of records associated with requests, and advise that any outstanding hard copy records would follow once pandemic measures allowed for their retrieval.

2) How requests were processed under the Privacy Act

The CFIA received 30 new privacy requests under the Privacy Act between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. This represents an increase of 33% from the previous reporting period. There were 3 outstanding requests from the previous year, increasing the total to 33 requests that required processing. A total of 21 requests were completed during the reporting period leaving a total of 12 to be carried forward in fiscal year 2022 to 2023. These 21 requests represented a total of 13,149 pages that were reviewed and 5,000 that were released pursuant to the act. Throughout the reporting period, the ATIP Office maintained a service standard of 81% of the requests closed on time.

Decreases in performance with respect to the processing of privacy requests are primarily attributed to the pandemic. Technological challenges with delivering privacy services remotely slowed the ATIP Office's progress in processing requests. Further, the ATIP Office was challenged with the loss of key personnel for extended periods as team members managed pandemic-related matters in their personal lives. Lastly, the ATIP Office was challenged at times to prioritize specialized privacy services and advice to internal clients working to design and implement programmatic responses to pandemic-imposed issues and requirements. An example of this was the need for the ATIP Office to provide scarce privacy resources to enable rapid responses regarding privacy-related issues during the design and implementation of measures related to the mandatory vaccination of agency employees.

The following table outlines the cycle of privacy requests at CFIA for the last 5 fiscal years.

Fiscal year (FY) 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021 2021 to 2022
Received 48 43 51 20 30
Completed 47 41 50 23 21
Outstanding from previous FY 2 3 5 6 3
Carried forward 3 5 6 3 12

The following table outlines the cycle of informal privacy requests received at CFIA for the last 5 fiscal years.

Fiscal year 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021 2021 to 2022
Informal requests 21 20 24 15 0

Consultations

There were no consultations received from other institutions during the reporting period.

Completion times and extensions

The 21 requests completed in 2021 to 2022 were processed in the following timeframes:

  • 15 within 30 days or less (71%)
  • 3 within 31 to 60 days (14%)
  • 1 within 61 to 120 days (5%)
  • 0 within 121 to 180 days (0%)
  • 2 within 181 to 365 days (10%)

Information relating to the performance of responding to requests is reported on a quarterly basis to CFIA's senior management cadre.

Disposition of completed requests

The disposition of the 21 completed requests consisted of releases broken down as follows:

  • 4 were fully disclosed (19%)
  • 9 were partially disclosed (43%)
  • 2 consisted of a request where no records existed (9%)
  • 6 were abandoned (29%)

All requesters received copies of the requested information as opposed to reviewing the information on site.

Exemptions and exclusions

The CFIA invoked exemptions pursuant to the act a total of 8 times. The exemptions invoked were as follows:

  • 7 for personal information (s. 26)
  • 1 law enforcement and investigation (s. 22)

The CFIA did not exclude any information under the act.

3) Complaints and investigations

The CFIA did not receive any complaints from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) as a result of privacy requests in 2021 to 2022.

4) Court cases

There were no applications filed with the Federal Court of Canada for the fiscal year 2021 to 2022.

5) Other reporting requirements under the Privacy Act

Privacy breaches

There was 1 privacy breach that occurred during the reporting period which was considered to be a material breach and 3 non material breaches.

Privacy Impact Assessments

There were no Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) completed during the reporting period.

Disclosures under section 8(2)(m) of the act

There were no disclosures made pursuant to section 8(2)(m) of the Privacy Act during the fiscal year 2021 to 2022. Section 8(2)(m) relates to the disclosure of personal information for any purpose where, in the opinion of the head of the institution, clearly outweighs any invasion of privacy that could result from the disclosure, or would clearly benefit the individual to whom the information relates.

Appendix A: Statistical reports

Statistical report on the Privacy Act

Name of institution: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Reporting period: April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Section 1: Requests under the Privacy Act

1.1 Number of requests
Number of requests
Received during reporting period 30
Outstanding from previous reporting periods 3

Outstanding from previous reporting period

2

Outstanding from more than 1 reporting period

1
Total 33
Closed during reporting period 21
Carried over to next reporting period 12

Carried over within legislated timeline

9

Carried over beyond legislated timeline

3
1.2 Channels of requests
Channel Number of requests
Online 28
Email 2
Mail 0
In person 0
Phone 0
Fax 0
Total 30

Section 2: Informal requests

2.1 Number of informal requests
Number of requests
Received during reporting period 0
Outstanding from previous reporting periods 0

Outstanding from previous reporting period

0

Outstanding from more than 1 reporting period

0
Total 0
Closed during reporting period 0
Carried over to next reporting period 0
2.2 Channels of informal requests
Channel Number of requests
Online 0
Email 0
Mail 0
In person 0
Phone 0
Fax 0
Total 0
2.3 Completion time of informal requests
Completion time
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.4 Pages released informally
Less than 100
pages released
101 to 500
pages released
501 to 1000
pages released
1001 to 5000
pages released
More than 5000
pages released
Number of requests Pages released Number of requests Pages released Number of requests Pages released Number of requests Pages released Number of requests Pages released
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Section 3: Requests closed during the reporting period

3.1 Disposition and completion time
Disposition of requests Completion time
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
All disclosed 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Disclosed in part 0 3 3 1 0 2 0 9
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No records exist 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Request abandoned 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9 6 3 1 0 2 0 21
3.2 Exemptions
Section Number of requests
18(2) 0
19(1)(a) 0
19(1)(b) 0
19(1)(c) 0
19(1)(d) 0
19(1)(e) 0
19(1)(f) 0
20 0
21 0
22(1)(a)(i) 0
22(1)(a)(ii) 0
22(1)(a)(iii) 0
22(1)(b) 1
22(1)(c) 0
22(2) 0
22.1 0
22.2 0
22.3 0
22.4 0
23(a) 0
23(b) 0
24(a) 0
24(b) 0
25 0
26 7
27 0
27.1 0
28 0
3.3 Exclusions
Section Number of requests
69(1)(a) 0
69(1)(b) 0
69.1 0
70(1) 0
70(1)(a) 0
70(1)(b) 0
70(1)(c) 0
70(1)(d) 0
70(1)(e) 0
70(1)(f) 0
70.1 0
3.4 Format of information released
Paper Electronic Other
E-record Data set Video Audio
2 11 0 0 0 0
3.5 Complexity
3.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed for paper and e-record formats
Number of pages processed Number of pages disclosed Number of requests
13149 5000 19
3.5.2 Relevant pages processed by request disposition for paper and e-record formats by size of requests
Disposition Less than 100 pages processed 101 to 500 pages processed 501 to 1000 pages processed 1001 to 5000 pages processed More than 5000 pages processed
Number of requests Pages processed Number of requests Pages processed Number of requests Pages processed Number of requests Pages processed Number of requests Pages processed
All disclosed 4 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 2 125 2 530 2 1249 2 5869 1 5318
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 183 2 530 2 1249 2 5869 1 5318
3.5.3 Relevant minutes processed and disclosed for audio formats
Number of minutes processed Number of minutes disclosed Number of requests
0 0 0
3.5.4 Relevant minutes processed per request disposition for audio formats by size of requests
Disposition Less than 60 minutes processed 60 to 120 minutes processed More than 120 minutes processed
Number of requests Minutes processed Number of requests Minutes processed Number of requests Minutes processed
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
3.5.5 Relevant minutes processed and disclosed for video formats
Number of minutes processed Number of minutes disclosed Number of requests
0 0 0
3.5.6 Relevant minutes processed per request disposition for video formats by size of requests
Disposition Less than 60 minutes processed 60 to 120 minutes processed More than 120 minutes processed
Number of requests Minutes processed Number of requests Number of requests Minutes processed Number of requests
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
3.5.7 Other complexities
Disposition Consultation required Legal advice sought Interwoven information Other Total
All disclosed 0 0 0 3 3
Disclosed in part 0 0 1 0 1
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 1 0 1
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 2 3 5
3.6 Closed requests
3.6.1 Number of requests closed within legislated timelines
Number of requests closed within legislated timelines 17
Percentage of requests closed within legislated timelines (%) 80.95238095
3.7 Deemed refusals
3.7.1 Reasons for not meeting legislated timelines
Number of requests closed past the legislated timelines Principal reason
Interference with operations / workload External consultation Internal consultation Other
4 3 0 0 1
3.7.2 Requests closed beyond legislated timelines (including any extension taken)
Number of days past legislated timelines Number of requests past legislated timeline where no extension was taken Number of requests past legislated timeline where an extension was taken Total
1 to 15 days 0 0 0
16 to 30 days 0 0 0
31 to 60 days 1 1 2
61 to 120 days 0 0 0
121 to 180 days 0 2 2
181 to 365 days 0 0 0
More than 365 days 0 0 0
Total 1 3 4
3.8 Requests for translation
Translation requests Accepted Refused Total
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0
Section 4: Disclosures under subsections 8(2) and 8(5)
Paragraph 8(2)(e) Paragraph 8(2)(m) Subsection 8(5) Total
5 1 1 7
Section 5: Requests for correction of personal information and notations
Disposition for correction requests received Number
Notations attached 0
Requests for correction accepted 0
Total 0

Section 6: Extensions

6.1 Reasons for extensions
Number of requests where an extension was taken 15(a)(i) Interference with operations 15(a)(ii) Consultation 15(b) Translation purposes or conversion
Further review required to determine exemptions Large volume of pages Large volume of requests Documents are difficult to obtain Cabinet confidence section (section 70) External Internal
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
6.2 Length of extensions
Length of extensions 15(a)(i) Interference with operations 15(a)(ii) Consultation 15(b) Translation purposes or conversion
Further review required to determine exemptions Large volume of pages Large volume of requests Documents are difficult to obtain Cabinet confidence section (section 70) External Internal
1 to 15 days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 days 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 days or greater N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0
Total 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Section 7: Consultations received from other institutions and organizations

7.1 Consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions and other organizations
Consultations Other Government of Canada institutions Number of pages to review Other organizations Number of pages to review
Received during reporting period 0 0 0 0
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
Closed during the reporting period 0 0 0 0
Carried over within negotiated timelines 0 0 0 0
Carried over beyond negotiated timelines 0 0 0 0
7.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions
Recommendation Number of days required to complete consultation requests
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
Disclose entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations outside the Government of Canada
Recommendation Number of days required to complete consultation requests
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
Disclose entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Section 8: Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences

8.1 Requests with Legal Services
Number of days Fewer than 100 pages processed 101 to 500 pages processed 501 to 1000 pages processed 1001 to 5000 pages processed More than 5000 pages processed
Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8.2 Requests with Privy Council Office
Number of days Fewer than 100 pages processed 101 to 500 pages processed 501 to 1000 pages processed 1001 to 5000 pages processed More than 5000 pages processed
Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Section 9: Complaints and investigations notices received
Section 31 Section 33 Section 35 Court action Total
0 0 0 0 0

Section 10: Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and Personal Information Banks (PIBs)

10.1 Privacy Impact Assessments
Number of PIAs completed 0
Number of PIAs modified 0
10.2 Institution-specific and central Personal Information Banks
Personal Information Banks Active Created Terminated Modified
Institution-specific 37 0 0 0
Central 0 0 0 0
Total 37 0 0 0

Section 11: Privacy breaches

11.1 Material privacy breaches reported
Number of material privacy breaches reported to the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) 1
Number of material privacy breaches reported to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) 1
11.2 Non-material privacy breaches
Number of non-material privacy breaches 3

Section 12: Resources related to the Privacy Act

12.1 Allocated costs
Expenditures Amount
Salaries $118,619
Overtime $251
Goods and services $48,736

Professional services contracts

$34,488

Other

$14,248
Total $167,606
12.2 Human Resources
Resources Person years dedicated to privacy activities
Full-time employees 1.397
Part-time and casual employees 0.000
Regional staff 0.000
Consultants and agency personnel 0.161
Students 0.090
Total 1.648

Supplemental statistical report on the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act

Name of institution: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Reporting period: April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Section 1: Capacity to receive requests under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act

1.1 Number of weeks able to receive requests through different channels
Channels for requests Number of weeks
Able to receive requests by mail 52
Able to receive requests by email 52
Able to receive requests through the digital request service 52

Section 2: Capacity to process records under the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act

2.1 Number of weeks able to process paper records in different classification levels
Type of paper records No capacity Partial capacity Full capacity Total
Unclassified 0 0 52 52
Protected B 0 0 52 52
Secret and Top Secret 0 0 52 52
2.2 Number of weeks able to process electronic records in different classification levels
Type of electronic records No capacity Partial capacity Full capacity Total
Unclassified 0 0 52 52
Protected B 0 0 52 52
Secret and Top Secret 0 0 52 52

Section 3: Open requests and complaints under the Access to Information Act

3.1 Number of open requests that are outstanding from previous reporting periods
Fiscal year open requests were received Open requests that are within legislated timelines as of March 31, 2022 Open requests that are beyond legislated timelines as of March 31, 2022 Total
Received in 2021 to 2022 34 17 51
Received in 2020 to 2021 5 10 15
Received in 2019 to 2020 0 2 2
Received in 2018 to 2019 1 1 2
Received in 2017 to 2018 0 5 5
Received in 2016 to 2017 0 0 0
Received in 2015 to 2016 or earlier 0 0 0
Total 40 35 75
3.2 Number of open complaints with the Information Commissioner of Canada that are outstanding from previous reporting periods
Fiscal year open complaints were received by institution Number of open complaints
Received in 2021 to 2022 3
Received in 2020 to 2021 3
Received in 2019 to 2020 0
Received in 2018 to 2019 0
Received in 2017 to 2018 2
Received in 2016 to 2017 0
Received in 2015 to 2016 or earlier 2
Total 10

Section 4: Open requests and complaints under the Privacy Act

4.1 Number of open requests that are outstanding from previous reporting periods
Fiscal year open requests were received Open requests that are within legislated timelines as of March 31, 2022 Open requests that are beyond legislated timelines as of March 31, 2022 Total
Received in 2021 to 2022 9 2 11
Received in 2020 to 2021 0 0 0
Received in 2019 to 2020 0 0 0
Received in 2018 to 2019 0 0 0
Received in 2017 to 2018 0 1 1
Received in 2016 to 2017 0 0 0
Received in 2015 to 2016 or earlier 0 0 0
Total 9 3 12
4.2 Number of open complaints with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada that are outstanding from previous reporting periods
Fiscal year open complaints were received by institution Number of open complaints
Received in 2021 to 2022 0
Received in 2020 to 2021 0
Received in 2019 to 2020 0
Received in 2018 to 2019 1
Received in 2017 to 2018 1
Received in 2016 to 2017 0
Received in 2015 to 2016 or earlier 2
Total 4
Section 5: Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Did your institution receive authority for a new collection or new consistent use of the SIN in 2021 to 2022? No

Appendix B: Delegation order

Access to Information Act and Privacy Act delegation orders

The President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency pursuant to section 95 of the Access to Information Act and section 73 of the Privacy Act, hereby designates the persons holding the positions set out in the schedule hereto, or the persons occupying on an acting basis those positions, to exercise the powers, duties and functions of the President as the head of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, under the provisions of the act and related regulations set out in the schedule opposite each position. This designation replaces all previous delegation orders.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Delegation Schedule

Position Schedule
Access to Information Act and regulations
Schedule
Privacy Act and regulations
Executive Vice-President Full authority Full authority
Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) Full authority Full authority
Executive Director, Engagement, Corporate and e-Communications, CPA Full authority Full authority
Director, Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP), CPA Full authority Full authority
Manager, ATIP, CPA Full authority

Sections of the act:

8(2)(d), 8(2)(g), 8(2)(j), 8(2)(1), 8(4), 8(5), 9(4), 10, 14, 15, 17(2)(b), 17(3)(b), 18(2), 19(1), 19(2), 20, 21, 22, 22.3, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33(2) and 72(1)

Team Leaders, ATIP, CPA Full authority

Sections of the act:

8(2)(d), 8(2)(g), 8(2)(j), 8(2)(1), 8(4), 8(5), 9(4), 10, 14, 15, 17(2)(b), 17(3)(b), 18(2), 19(1), 19(2), 20, 21, 22, 22.3, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33(2) and 72(1)

Senior Analysts and Analysts, ATIP, CPA

Sections of the act:

4(2.1), 7, 9, 11(2), 11(3), 11(4), 11(5), 27(1), 27(4), 28(1)(b), 33 and 35(2)(b)

Sections of the regulations:

7(2) and 7(3)

Sections of the act:

8(4), 15 and 33(2)

Original signed by:

Dr. Siddika Mithani, Ph.D.
President, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Ottawa, Canada
May 10, 2021