The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FIPPA") was recently amended to ensure that institutions have measures in place to preserve records. Ryerson University does have measures in place; namely, a Records Management Policy, Procedure and Records Retention Schedule.
Please note, it is now an offence to alter, conceal or destroy a record with the intent of denying a right of access to the record. Intentional destruction of institutional records may result in a fine and legal proceedings.
The following resources are available to assist you with your records management:
1. Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner’s IPC Digest, “FIPPA and MFIPPA: The Recordkeeping Amendments”;
4. GCBS’ Records Management Workshops to get practical advice on building records management into your administrative practices.
The Records Management Team is responsible for developing, implementing and supporting records management at Ryerson.
We do this through the development, implementation and maintenance of a Records Management Policy, Functional Records Classification System, Records Retention Schedule (RRS), Processes and Tools for managing information and consulting with and advising Faculty and Staff as needs arise.
Records management is one component of Ryerson's Information Governance Program which includes legal and risk management, information privacy and access, information security, records management and policy management.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice on managing records in different media including paper, electronic and email in your office.