Office of the Privacy Commissioner – Call for Proposals

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals under its 2017-18 Contributions Program, which funds independent privacy research and related knowledge translation initiatives.

The Office invites proposals for projects that advance its strategic privacy priorities:

In addition, the OPC is particularly interested in proposals aimed at developing Privacy Codes of Practice. Specifically, the Office is inviting proposals by not-for-profit industry, trade or professional associations, academics, civil society groups, and/or consumer advocacy groups to develop privacy codes of practice that will:

  • Enhance organizational accountability,
  • Promote regulatory compliance through greater certainty and predictability, and
  • Augment information to individuals beyond privacy policies, helping to promote transparency and openness with respect to how privacy obligations are met and addressed.

AMOUNT: The maximum amount that can be awarded for any single project is $50,000 and a maximum of $100,000 can be awarded per organization.

Faculty Research Office: if you wish to have feedback on your application please send to Karen Kueneman ( at least 1 week prior to the OPC deadline
Research Development & Services: At least 5 days before the OPC deadline
Office of the Privacy Commissioner:  January 9, 2017

Visit the OPC website to learn more about the OPC Contributions Program or go to the 2017 Applicant’s Guide to see how to apply.

Please contact Karen Kueneman,, if you plan to apply.

Applications are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA application – 5 days prior to the OPC deadline.

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Kueneman, Karen
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