Please be advised that your request may not be completed within the 30 day timeline.  The Township of Cramahe will continue to process access to information requests to the best of our ability during the Municipal Office closure.  Please email new requests using the FOI form to  
The $5 application fee, along with a copy of your request can be mailed or hand delivered to the Municipal Office.

About Privacy Legislation

In the municipal sector, the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) is the access to information and privacy legislation. MFIPPA states that an individual has a right to access information kept by a municipality, and that a municipality must protect personal information in its custody.

All information collected by the Township of Cramahe is done in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The principal purpose(s) for which the personal information is intended to be used is for the distribution of information as subscribed to on this page using the contact information you have provided.

For any questions or concerns regarding the collection of your personal information, please contact the Municipal Clerk.

Please go to Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) website for more information about privacy laws in Ontario.

Everyone has the right to access a record in the custody and control of the Township of Cramahe, unless it falls within one of the exemptions as described in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) provides an individual with the right to access records of information, including their own personal information, under the custody and control of a local government institution (municipality, county, region) with certain limitations in order to protect personal and sensitive information.

You will need to complete the Freedom of Information Request Form and pay the $5 filing fee (per request). Additional fees may apply if a lot of research and photocopying is required. The Municipal Clerk has 30 days to respond to Freedom of Information Requests unless an extension is required, in which case notification is provided to the applicant in writing outlining the reasons.


Privacy Complaints

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Personal Health Information Protection Act outline privacy standards for the collection, use, disclosure, retention and destruction of personal information held by government institutions.

The Township of Cramahe is committed to ensuring the security of personal information in its possession.

Individuals who believe the Township has breached their privacy are encouraged to contact:

Municipal Clerk, Township of Cramahe
1 Toronto Street
Colborne, ON K0K 1S0 


Complaints are investigated on a confidential basis.

Individuals also have the right to make a formal complaint to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario regarding a privacy breach ( When a complaint has been received, the Commissioner will assign a compliance investigator to review the facts of the complaint and determine if the Township has complied with the privacy provisions of the Act.

Closed Meeting Investigation Request

According to Section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, any person may request an investigation to determine if a municipality or local board has met the requirements outlined in the Municipal Act or its Procedure By-law regarding a meeting that was closed to the public, in part or in whole.

If you feel that any board or sub-committee of the Township of Cramahe has failed to meet its closed meeting requirements, then you may submit a request for investigation.