Open Information

Open information helps the people of B.C. track the use of public funds and see how government does business. This commitment to disclosure creates opportunities for you to take part in government decisions and learn about the choices being made.

We are an open and transparent government providing the people of B.C. with access to the information that matters most to them. Our goal is to create an open government where you can feel confident in your ability to retrieve current and accurate information about the policies and activities taking place within British Columbia.

This type of information sharing is governed by legislation and policy. Open Information provides access to the routine release of public information that has been most commonly requested (i.e. travel expenses for Ministers and Deputy Ministers). Additionally, individual requests processed for specific government information will also be released for general public viewing on this site.

Through Open Information, you can:

To make a request to review records you believe are held by your government, you can:

As well as improving awareness, understanding and dialogue, this program creates efficiencies that modernize and open up government. We invite you to take a look and get to know your government better – you may like what you find.


If you have questions about the Open Information process for B.C. government ministries, contact Information Access Operations:

Information Access Operations

PO Box 9569
Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9K1

Telephone: 250-387-1321
Fax: 250-387-9843