Privacy Training Requirements for Third Party Service Providers & Foster Parents

All service providers, including their employees, agents, volunteers and sub-contractors, who have access to personal information, must complete government privacy training

The training requirement will take effect on new or renewed contracts signed:

  1. After June 30, 2016 for Residential Service Agreements
  2. After June 30, 2016 on Foster Care agreements
  3. After June 30, 2016 on Non-Residential Service Agreements
  4. After January 1, 2017 on remaining agreement types

Third party service providers including employees, agents, volunteers and sub-contractors currently providing services for the Ministry of Children and Family Development will be required to complete the training within 3 months of contract signing.  

For new service providers, the contract can be signed but the training must be completed before any individuals collect or create personal information.

For those working under a Family Care Home Agreement, only the signatories must complete the training.  

Contractors providing services under a General Service Agreement please review the B.C. Government mandatory privacy training requirements


Service providers that do not comply with the training requirement would be in breach of contract and necessary steps would need to be taken.


Training Costs

The Ministry of Children and Family Development will cover the costs of training for third party service providers, including employees, agents, volunteers and sub-contractors, who are currently providing services on behalf of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Contractors providing services under the General Service Agreement will be required to cover the cost of the training. The cost of the training is $35.00 per user.  Contractors under General Service Agreements should also review the B.C. Government mandatory privacy training requirements