Freedom of Information and Privacy Lead

Supply Ontario is seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual that will be accountable for providing leadership, advice, recommendations, and training with respect to information disclosure/access, privacy, interpretation, application and development of privacy practices and policies related to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will be responsible for leading the analysis of Supply Ontario’s policies, practices, activities, and services, developing recommendations for improvements and providing advice to management on information management requirements to ensure compliance with legislation and sound records management practices are followed.

You will lead privacy projects and develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholder groups to support the research and development or coordinated best practices and effective freedom of information request response processes.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Assessment and Administration of FOI Requests:

  • Leading and administering the mediation and appeals process and coordination of complex, politically sensitive and contentious cases by liaising with program areas and legal counsel, preparing written submissions on behalf of the organization, overseeing the coordination of documentation, affidavits and identification of participants in the inquiry.
  • Consulting on internal corporate policies and procedures with potential FIPPA implications.
  • Providing support to senior management in representation of Supply Ontario’s positions and findings before the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) and related dissemination of Orders/Decisions and compliance requirements.
  • Conducting Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) for the organization and following up on the recommendations identified in the PIA.

Coordination of Responses:

  • Planning, coordinating, and implementing the ongoing delivery of formal and informal training and education initiatives for all levels of staff.
  • Coordinating the review and analysis of requests including preparing notices, communicating with requesters, making disclosure recommendations, managing fees, tracking, and managing legislated timelines.
  • Leading the organizations’ response and investigation of privacy breaches and complaints.
  • Preparing and submitting the organization’s annual report to the IPC and ensuring publication and reporting requirements established by FIPPA are followed.
  • Coordinating and tracking all information sharing with other organizations under a Memorandum of Understanding agreement, ensures sharing is in compliance with FIPPA.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • University degree in Public Administration, Law, Records Management, Information Management or a related field or a combination of education, training and/or experience deemed equivalent.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience working with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and experience interpreting legislation, directives, guidelines and policies/procedures and advising on related obligations and responsibilities.
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional for Canada (e.g., CIPP/C) is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) related legislation, regulations, principles, philosophy, guidelines, directives, procedures, decisions and IPC policies and Orders to provide advice and recommendations on FIPPA obligations and responsibilities and ensure compliance with FIPPA requirements.
  • Proven knowledge of the theory and practice of business process modeling, capability maturity modeling and quality systems.
  • Solid understanding of information technology to ensure appropriate systems are developed and integrated to support new business practices.
  • Exceptional analytical, consultation and collaboration skills to assess and advise on the performance of business practices, re-engineer or develop new practices, and manage their implementation with least risk to the business.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and facilitation skills combined with diplomacy to respond to requests for information regarding matters which may be politically sensitive.
  • Well developed project management and case management principles.
  • High level of organization, detail orientation and ability to time-manage across multiple strict deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels; to deal with sensitive matters and establish cross-functional relationships; to prepare and present a broad range of materials including business cases, business plans, processes, procedures.

Supply Ontario offers a competitive compensation package including benefits and defined benefit pension plan.


To apply, please click on the following link APPLY NOW by April 9, 2024.   

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Supply Ontario is an inclusive employer which respects equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism.  Accommodation, if required, will be provided throughout the hiring process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.