Freedom of information requests and released information

British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act allows you access to information held by the City of Vancouver. You have the right to request any record in the custody or control of the City of Vancouver. This includes records containing your personal information.

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Data and maps

Analyze and use our open data and maps to do research, discover trends, make informed decisions, and develop apps.

City Manager's emails and memos to Mayor and Council

Read emails and memos sent directly to Mayor and Council from the City Manager and Deputy City Manager.

Proactive FOI releases: current year

Find freedom of information (FOI) records we proactively released for the current year. Personal and confidential records are excluded.

Proactive FOI releases: previous years

Find freedom of information (FOI) records we proactively released for the previous years. Personal and confidential records are excluded.

City Council meetings

Find agendas, decisions, and reports for City Council meetings, including released decisions and reports from in-camera (closed) meetings.

Park Board meetings

Find agendas, decisions, and reports for Park Board meetings.

Report of the Ad Hoc Integrity Commissioner – June 7, 2021

On March 11, 2021, the City Manager appointed an ad hoc Integrity Commissioner in accordance with section 5.6(a) of the Code of Conduct By-Law No. 12886 (the "By-law"). The ad hoc Integrity Commissioner  was appointed to consider a complaint brought by a member of the public (the "Complainant") in relation to a tweet posted on the Twitter account of Mayor Kennedy Stewart on January 28, 2021. On June 7, 2021, the ad hoc Integrity Commissioner delivered a report (the "Report") to City Council, the Complainant and Mayor Stewart. The Report found that Mayor Stewart  did not breach the City’s Code of Conduct Policy. On June 9, 2021, a copy of the Report was made available to the public in accordance with section 6.31(c) of the By-law.


Request information

Download and complete a request form to access general information or your own personal information.

Request access to information 

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services

Order an incident report online about a fire, vehicle accident, or other emergency where Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services responded.

Request a fire incident report

How we collect, use, and share your information

To be transparent and accountable, we must publish a Personal Information Bank (PIB) directory of ways we collect, use, and share your personal information.

Each listing explains why we collect that information, how we use it, and who we share it with.

Download the PIB directory (872 KB)


Access to information and privacy annual reports

The Access to Information and Privacy Annual Report summarizes our activities and performance. The report includes department achievements, comparative FOI metrics, new transparency initiatives, management of electronic records, and privacy leadership.


Related freedom of information laws

City of Vancouver's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw 11451

Provides for the administration of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

Gives you the right to access records. Prevents the unauthorized collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information by public bodies.

Contact the Information and Privacy Office

foi@vancouver.ca

Address
City Clerk's Office
3rd Floor, City Hall
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4