Government Canada is a new Freedom of Information coalition
seeking a national voice for FOI users.
primarily by a group of journalists associated with
the Canadian Association of Journalists, OGC seeks to help educate, assist and advocate on
behalf of people who use the federal Access to Information Act and provincial
freedom of information laws.
envision a grassroots coalition, modeled on the experience of
United States users, that will build on existing FOI organizations in different provinces and
territories. Where none exist, OGC wants to foster the creation of
regional FOI groups that lobby for effective access laws.
a national forum for networking and discussion.
important FOI issues in public .
educational forums, seminars and conferences for FOI-users.
manuals and advocacy papers.
a web-based resource centre.
for wider access laws.
support for Canada's FOI users.