Collection and Use of Personal Information
The City of Winnipeg makes every effort to protect your personal privacy. FIPPA permits public bodies, like the City of Winnipeg, to collect, use and disclose your personal information. There are, however, privacy considerations and responsibilities under FIPPA that apply to use, disclosure, retention, security and destruction of records. Apart from the exceptions that are laid out in the Act, the City of Winnipeg cannot collect, use or share your personal information without your consent.
If you believe that your personal information has been improperly collected, used, or disclosed by the City, please email the Corporate FIPPA Coordinator. You also have the right to make a complaint about the handling of your personal information to the Manitoba Ombudsman. Complaint forms are available on the Manitoba Ombudsman’s website or you can contact their office by phone at 204-982-9130 or toll-free at 1-800-665-0531.
Council and Committee Meetings:
You should be aware that given the public nature of Council and Committee meetings, an individual who submits an email or written correspondence to a Member of Council or the administration should expect that the correspondence, including his/her personal information (name and address), might be disclosed and placed in the minutes of a meeting for the public record.
This also means that if a copy of the correspondence regarding a public hearing is requested by a third party (for instance, the media), the correspondence, including personal information contained therein, will be disclosed.
Please be aware that by sending emails, written correspondence or filling out a registration form to address a Committee at a public hearing, you are giving consent for your personal information to be placed on the public record.