Personal Information and Privacy

Personal Information and PrivacyThe issues surrounding the collection and use of personal information is very complex.  However, it is generally agreed that if co-ops follow the guidelines and procedures outlined in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, they will meeting their requirements.

Here are two samples of possible Privacy Polices



Editable Word versions of these documents are available here.

Ontario Human Rights Commission Statement and Cards

Ontario Human Rights Code

Like all institutions and business that provide services to people living in Ontario, co-ops are legally bound to observe the Ontario Human Rights Code,

If you want to tell your members, employees, and community that your co-op respects human rights, there’s an easy way to get started. Just print out and display a Code card. These cards, available in English and French, and in three different styles, offer a brief introduction to the Human Rights Code. They also include information about the human rights system in Ontario.

The text of the cards can be found here.  There are also downloadable PDF’s in three background colours.

We have a full version of the card here:
Ontario Human Rights Commission Statement Card