Right to Know

The purpose of Right to Know (RTK) Week is to raise awareness about people's right to access government information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance.

Internationally, RTK Day began on September 28, 2002, in Sofia, Bulgaria at an international meeting of access to information advocates who proposed that a day be dedicated to the promotion of freedom of information worldwide. It is now celebrated globally and continues to grow and expand each year, both internationally and within Canada, with more participants and new exciting events being added.

This website is a portal to all jurisdictions across the country mandated to address complaints about access to information. Go to righttoknow.ca opens in new window opens in new window for additional information.

Right to Know Week (RTK) 2017

This year RTK Week is celebrated from September 25 – October 1, 2017 and in recognition of its importance we created:
  • RTK Week News Release
  • RTK Week Crossword
  • RTK Week OIPC Poster
  • RTK Week Word Search
  • RTK Week True/False Quiz
Additionally, Commissioner Molloy will be appearing on the “Out of the Fog” program on Rogers Television on 27 September and on VOCM (a local radio station) on 25 September to discuss our provincial Access to Information and Protection of Privacy, 2015 legislation.

Right to Know Week (RTK) 2016

This year RTK Week falls between September 20 - 30, 2016.

Right to Know Week (RTK) 2012

This year RTK Week falls between September 24th to September 28th, 2012. The theme is: MAKING IT MY RIGHT TO KNOW. As part of the festivities, our office is planning a number of activities, including:

Monday, September 24th: Right to Know Week Open House; hosted by the OPIC at our offices for provincial ATIPP Coordinators and individuals in the access to information field. By invitation.

Tuesday, September 25th: Canadian Bar Association Lunch & Learn; hosted by the CBA with a presentation by Access & Privacy Analyst Suzanne Hollett on the Bill 29 amendment changes to the ATIPPA. Open to members of the CBA.

Wednesday, September 26th: Right to Know Week Information Booth; located at Memorial University's Student Center near the food court from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Open to the public.

Friday, September 28th: Launch of the 3rd Annual Right to Know Week Essay Competition. Open to secondary and post secondary students with a total prize amount of $800.00. Sponsored by the OIPC, Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic. For more information, please see the full competition details poster.