Summary of Completed Access to Information Requests

The International Development Research Centre posts summaries of completed Access to Information requests by its Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Coordinator. 

The following list contains summaries of completed requests since January 2012 for which documents have been retrieved or treated. The list is provided in chronological order, by month and year, and by request number. (Requests focusing on personal information or third party proprietary information are not included.)

To obtain, informally, a copy of the records released in response to any of these requests, send us an email at, or write to us at the following address:

Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator (ATIP)
Office of the Secretary and General Counsel 
International Development Research Centre
150 Kent Street
PO Box 8500
Ottawa, ON K1G 3H9

Include your full name and complete mailing address as well as the file number(s) requested.

The records will be disclosed in the form in which they were released under the Access to Information Act, including format, language(s), and any exemptions or exclusions that were applied at the time of release. 

For any questions regarding this process, please contact our Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator at 613-696-2348. 

Summaries of completed Access To Information requests

January 2016

Nothing to report

February 2016

Nothing to report

March 2016

Nothing to report

April 2016

ATI 2016-01

  • A list of all contracts issued by the International Development Research Centre between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016, including (a) vendors’ names; (b) contracts’ reference numbers; (c) dates of the contracts; (d) description of the services provided; (e) delivery dates; (f) original contracts’ values; and (g) final contracts’ value if different from the original value.

ATI 2016-02

  • For each Twitter account operated or authorized by IDRC, provide a list of the Twitter users/accounts that have been blocked.

May 2016

ATI 2016-03

  • Please provide policies, proposals, and briefing materials — excluding e-mails (routine correspondence) — which feature the word or words “tobacco”, “cigarettes”, “cigar”, and “e-cigarette” within the International Development Research Centre from January 1, 2015 to the date of this request.

June 2016

ATI 2016-04

  • Provide copies of all documents, including invoices, RFPs, proposals, memos, briefing notes, audits, e-mails, correspondence, text messages, Blackberry PINS, reports, etc., including copies of the contracts themselves and any deliverables produced for the following contracts:
    • Contract #119367, dated January 19, 2016
    • Contract #119564, dated March 15, 2016
    • Contract #119494, dated February 26, 2016
    • Contract #119184, dated October 29, 2015
    • Contract #118935, dated January 11, 2016
    • Contract #119197, dated November 4, 2015

July 2016

Nothing to report

August 2016

ATI 2016-05

  • Provide documents, including any policy document(s), describing all current forms of support* given to employees in your government institution to undertake volunteering outside of their day to day responsibilities. If these documents are not applicable to all employees, please indicate to which group(s) of employees each document applies.

September 2016

ATI 2016-06

  • A copy of the document entitled “Exposición a manganeso de la población residente en un distrito minero (México) – fase II : informe fínale”

October 2016

ATI 2016-07

Can you please provide us with copies of all Temporary Help Service (THS) Contracts issued under the Standing Offer and Supply Arrangement between January 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016 for the services provided under the following streams/substream:

  1. Stream 5, Substream 5d, Library Archivist
  2. Stream 5, Substream 5d, Library Technicians
  3. Stream 1, Clerk Library
  4. Stream 1, Clerk, Records Management 

*Support could be, for example, paid time off to volunteer, flexible work arrangements to volunteer, information about volunteer activities in the community (through an Internet website, an Intranet website, information sessions, volunteer fairs, e-newsletter, volunteer-related messages to interested employees, etc.), group volunteering facilitation, individual volunteer matching with community organizations, pool of volunteers for community organizations to draw from, skilled volunteer facilitation, professional development through a community service learning approach, international volunteering facilitation, volunteer recognition awards, articles showcasing employees’ volunteering stories, etc.

  • Document containing the name, as well as the work title, telephone number, e-mail address, and physical address of the public servant(s) coordinating your institution’s employer-supported volunteer scheme.
  • Document containing the most current number of employees in your government institution.

November 2016

Nothing to report. 

December 2016

Nothing to report. 

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