CAPAPA celebrates Data Privacy Day across Canada – Mark Your Calendars

In addition to all the events previously listed for Data Privacy Day, which is January 28, CAPAPA sends this press release of all the privacy-related events being held in Canada:

CAPAPA (Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Administrators), Canada’s leading association of privacy and access professionals, is leading the nation-wide Data Privacy Day campaign among a broad audience of Canadians.

“Data Privacy Day is important to raise awareness and generate discussion about data privacy rights and practices,” said Sharon Polsky, National Chair of CAPAPA. “Through CAPAPA Connexions networking and educational events across Canada, CAPAPA invites the public to celebrate this 4th International Data Privacy Day.”

Events are being held in major centers across Canada from January 25 to January 28, with the generous support and participation of Federal and Provincial Privacy Commissioners, government agencies, and private sector organizations:

Victoria, BC (January 28) – CAPAPA is sponsoring a noon-hour event at Royal Roads University to raise awareness of privacy issues and concerns that arise for staff and faculty members on a regular basis.

Vancouver, BC (January 28) – CAPAPA’s midday event is cohosted by the Law Society of British Columbia and features guest speakers from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia discussing Privacy and FOI for Governing Bodies of Professions or Occupations..

Edmonton, AB (January 28) – CAPAPA’s midday event cohosted by ATB Financial and Nirix Technologies features speakers from the Office of the Public Guardian discussing Alberta’s Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act and its impact on other relevant legislation.

Toronto, ON (January 28) – CAPAPA presents a half-day conference with presentations about data privacy and recent developments in Canadian privacy legislation. Guest speakers from Ontario¹s Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Hicks Morley, and Informatica Corporation.

Ottawa, ON (January 28) – In association with the Credit Institute of Canada, CAPAPA presents a half-day conference with presentations discussing data loss prevention and recent developments in Privacy and Freedom of Information that relate to the financial services industry in Canada. Featured speakers from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and CA Canada.

Halifax, NS (January 28) – A half-day conference at Dalhousie University with keynote speakers, advanced workshops focusing on topics for privacy professionals, and educational workshops looking at day-to-day privacy solutions. Featured speakers include Nova Scotia’s former provincial coordinator for the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, McInnes Cooper, faculty and staff from Dalhousie University and Saint Mary¹s University.

St. John’s (January 27 & 28), Happy Valley-Goose Bay (January 25), Stephenville (January 26), and Corner Brook (January 26 & 27), NL – Workshops, public information forums, and networking events presented by
CAPAPA in collaboration with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Memorial University, Canadian Bar Association, Canadian
Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Grenfell College, and College of the North Atlantic.

For event details and to attend, contact Events[at]

The Canadian Association for Professional Access and Privacy Administrators is a Canadian not-for-profit centre of expertise and excellence in information access and privacy in the public and private sectors. As
Canada¹s voice for privacy and access, CAPAPA speaks for its members in private, public, and government organizations across Canada. As a Canadian national association, CAPAPA has an appointed Executive and Regional Representatives. CAPAPA has a strong working relationship with its federal counterparts, and all levels of Canadian government, bringing the scope and focus of Canadian access and privacy issues home locally to Canadians.

CAPAPA¹s reach across Canada is unparalleled for increasing awareness and engaging discussion about the privacy impacts of current and emerging technology. Legal and legislative issues. Social issues and impacts.
Educational and training opportunities. Trends and developments in Canada and beyond.

Members of the Executive are available for speaking engagements and can be contacted through the association.

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