The Access to Information Act(the “Act”) gives Canadian citizens and permanent residents the right to access information in federal government records. This annual report, covering the period from April 1, 2018 to the end of the financial year, March 31, 2019, is prepared and submitted by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (“CDIC”) for tabling in Parliament in accordance with section 72 of the Act.
Mandate and Governance
CDIC was established in 1967 by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act. The objects of the Corporation are:
to provide insurance against the loss of part or all of deposits;
to promote and otherwise contribute to the stability of the financial system in Canada;
to pursue the objects set out in paragraphs (a) and (b) for the benefit of persons having deposits with member institutions and in such manner as will minimize the exposure of the Corporation to loss; and
to act as the resolution authority for its members.
CDIC is administered by a board of directors headed by the Chairperson, who is appointed by the Governor in Council. There are five ex officio directors (the Governor of the Bank of Canada, the Deputy Minister of Finance, the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, a Deputy Superintendent of Financial Institutions or an officer of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions appointed by the Minister, and the Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada), as well as five private sector directors appointed by the Governor in Council.
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act
Access to Information Act
“Protecting Your Deposits” Brochure
Summary of the Corporate Plan
Administration of the Act
CDIC is a relatively small Crown corporation, which typically receives very few requests for access to information in any given year. As a result, CDIC does not have a formalized Access to Information and Privacy (“ATIP”) office with staff dedicated to ATIP matters on a full-time basis. Rather, the Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary assumes the role of ATIP Coordinator and is supported in this capacity by the Director, Legal Services as primary contact and by the Legal Services Department as required. The Law Clerk & ATIP Officer in the Legal Services Department assists with ATIP matters on a part-time basis. In order to ensure timely and accurate responses to ATIP requests, CDIC has standby agreements with several external ATIP consultants who are available to assist as needed.
Delegation by Head of Corporation
A copy of the Delegation Order dated April 25, 2018 designating the President & CEO, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary or Director, Legal Services to exercise certain powers and perform certain duties and functions of the Chairperson under the Act is attached hereto and forms part of this annual report (Tab B).
Access to Information Act
Statistical Report and Interpretation
CDIC’s statistical report for 2018-2019 is attached to and forms part of this annual report (Tab C). During the period covered by this report, CDIC received one request under the provisions of the Act (i.e. formal requests), one informal request, and four requests for consultation from other institutions. No requests were carried forward from the previous reporting period.
No. of Requests Received
No. of Requests Closed
No. of Consultations Received
No. of Consultations Closed
Percentage of Requests Responded to within relevant period
The exemptions CDIC most often employs are sections 18(d),19(1),20(1)(b),20(1)(c),21(1)(a),21(1)(b),21(1)(c)and 21(1)(d). This has been consistent for the past five years.
CDIC provided the information requested. This information was provided within the statutory time limit of 30 days of the request.
CDIC completed four requests for consultation from other institutions.
Method of Access
Access was provided by providing a printed copy of an excel spreadsheet to the applicant.
Net Fees Collected
No fees were collected.
Education and Training Activities
In 2018-2019, all CDIC employees completed annual declarations of compliance with CDIC policies, including CDIC’s Access to Information Policy.
A comprehensive powerpoint presentation concerning ATIP is available on CDIC’s intranet portal to all employees. CDIC does not track access by employees to this portal. During 2018-2019, all employees (120) received ethics training and all new employees received security training of which both include information regarding their ATIP responsibilities.
New/revised Policies, Guidelines and Procedures
In 2018-2019, CDIC did not implement any new or revised internal policies, guidelines or procedures relating to the handling of requests for access to information.
Complaints, Investigations and Appeals
As at March 31, 2019, no complaint, investigation, or appeal was brought to the attention of CDIC in relation to the processing and outcome of access to information requests.
Monitoring Processing Time of Requests
CDIC has established procedures to monitor the time to process access to information requests by completing an internal tracking log spreadsheet, which is updated to reflect key dates and activities for all requests, including deadlines, and automated reminders are set. The ATIP Coordinator oversees the ATIP program at CDIC, and receives reports from the Director, Legal Services as the status of any requests change.
CDIC uses ATIP case management software which assists in the monitoring, processing and reporting on access to information requests.
Access to Information Act Delegation Order
The Chairperson of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, pursuant to section 73 of the Access to Information Act, hereby delegates to the persons holding the positions set out below, or the persons occupying those positions on an acting basis, the exercise of the powers and functions of the Chairperson, as the head of a government institution under the Access to Information Act, as follows:
Delegation of Authority under Access to Information Act and Regulations
President & Chief Executive Officer
Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary/Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
Director, Legal Services
This designation replaces and repeals all previous Access to Information Act delegation orders.
Original signed by
Robert Sanderson, Chair
April 25, 2018
Statistical Report on the Access to Information Act
Part 1: Requests under the Access to Information Act
1.1 Number of requests
Number of requests
Received during reporting period
Outstanding from previous reporting period
Closed during reporting period
Carried over to next reporting period
1.2 Sources of requests
Number of requests
Business (private sector)
Decline to Identify
1.3 Informal requests
1 to 15 days
16 to 30 days
31 to 60 days
61 to 120 days
121 to 180 days
181 to 365 days
More than 365 days
Note: All requests previously recorded as “treated informally” will now be accounted for in this section only.
Part 2: Requests Closed During the Reporting Period