Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Call for Proposals- Funding for Knowledge Translation Initiatives


The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)


Pathways to Privacy Program

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The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals for funding of knowledge translation initiatives under the Office’s Pathways to Privacy Program.

Knowledge translation is the process by which research results are designed, transformed and/or disseminated in order to broaden awareness and enable practical application by relevant users. In this instance, it involves translating knowledge about privacy risks and how to mitigate them in practice.

The OPC’s Contributions Program finds its authority under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which governs the collection, use or disclosure of personal information by organizations in the course of commercial activities. Accordingly, only proposals that address privacy issues in the private sector or at the interface between the private and public sectors are eligible for funding.

For the purposes of this call, the OPC will only accept and review proposals that address one or more of the four priority areas of the Office, namely:

  1. The economics of personal information
  2. Government surveillance
  3. Reputation and privacy, and
  4. The body as information

Funding Availability


Maximum Project Value


Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Knowledge translation initiatives funded under this call must be completed no later than March 31, 2018.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

The deadline for OPC to receive applications is September 22, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Researcher will submit directly to OPC.

For Questions, please contact

For enquiries from potential applicants, please contact:

François Cadieux
Manager, Policy and Research – Contributions Program
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Tel.: 819-994-6010

Office of Research

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54807

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