Your voice for privacy & access


PACC is the national non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental association in Canada that is dedicated to Privacy and Access to Information across Canada’s public sector and private sector.

PACC provides members with opportunities to learn, connect and share with colleagues in the access, privacy and data governance/compliance community.

PACC is also the certifying body representing leadership and excellence in information privacy, access to information, and data governance.

The Privacy and Access Council of Canada is proud to be a trusted voice for access and privacy in Canada.

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Responsive to the Community

People across the country look to PACC and its members for reliable and practical knowledge about individual and organizational rights and responsibilities. We encourage an open exchange of ideas and knowledge to help advance individual and corporate understanding and compliance.

Whether you are an access or privacy professional in the public sector or the private sector, a lawyer, a human resources professional, or a member of the public who is interested in access to information and protection of privacy, we know you might have questions about your rights and responsibilities, and about public policy surrounding access to information and information privacy in Canada. We have some answers. 

Professional Development

Businesswoman Writing on White Board and Businessman at TablePACC helps you with practical skills and knowledge needed to enter or progress in the privacy and access profession, and to ensure your organization can comply with governing legislation.


Professional Certification

PACC professional certification is the true mark of distinction for access and privacy professionals. If you are serious about your career and seek a credible and well-recognized indicator of your professional skills, knowledge and experience, find out if you qualify for PACC professional certification.