Organizations Governed by the Information Management Act

The Information Management Act (IMA) applies to all government ministries, to courts in a limited way and to designated public sector organizations.


The IMA applies in a limited way to the British Columbia Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Provincial Court. These courts were covered by the Document Disposal Act and will continue to be covered by the IMA in a manner that preserves their independence from government. The IMA governs two types of court information:

  • Court administration information
  • Court proceedings information

Under the IMA, court information must be held, transferred, archived and disposed of according to an approved and published court information schedule. The Deputy Attorney General and the Chief Judge or Justice of the Court approve court information schedules and the Deputy Attorney General publishes these schedules.

Designated Public Sector Organizations

Initially, only public sector organizations with approved records schedules under the Document Disposal Act are governed by the IMA, including:

  • Agricultural Land Commission
  • Board of Examiners for Local Government
  • British Columbia Arts Council
  • British Columbia Emergency Health Services Authority
  • British Columbia Housing Management Commission
  • British Columbia Innovation Council
  • British Columbia Lottery Corporation
  • British Columbia Pavilion Corporation
  • British Columbia Securities Commission
  • British Columbia Transit Corporation
  • British Columbia Transportation Financing Authority
  • Building Code Appeal Board
  • Columbia Power Corporation
  • Community Care and Assisted Living Appeal Board
  • Community Living BC
  • Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Destination BC Corporation
  • Environmental Appeal Board
  • Financial Institutions Commission
  • Financial Services Tribunal
  • First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Culture Council
  • Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission
  • Forest Appeals Commission
  • Forest Practices Board
  • Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd.
  • Health Professions Review Board
  • Hospital Appeal Board
  • Industry Training Appeal Board
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Knowledge Network Corporation
  • Medical Services Commission
  • Office of the Registrar of Mortgage Brokers
  • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
  • Office of the Superintendent of Pensions
  • Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate
  • Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal
  • Oil and Gas Commission
  • Patient Care Quality Review boards (each board)
  • Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Royal British Columbia Museum
  • Transportation Investment Corporation