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An access/correction request for information will be processed in accordance with the limits set out in the MFIPPA and regulations. The time limit to respond to your inquiry will begin from the date the request and the $5 application fee are received.

COVID 19 - Delays in Processing your Request

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) currently has a reduced operational capacity due to exceptional measures put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, there will be delays in responding to requests submitted under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (MFIPPA) during this period. We will continue to make every reasonable effort to respond to requests, in accordance with the current operational realities. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this period.

Section 1: Request Type
Section 2: Requester Contact Information

Personal information contained on this form is collected under section 17 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to respond to your request. Questions about this collection should be directed to the WECHU Privacy Officer at privacy@wechu.org.

Section 3: Description of Requested Records

Note: If you are requesting a correction of personal information, please indicate the desired correction, and if appropriate, attach any supporting documentation. You will be notified if the correction is not made and you may require that a statement of disagreement be attached to your personal information

Section 4: Summary of Fees

Note: If you are requesting information about yourself, your request is considered a “personal information request”. All other requests for information, whether about a person other than yourself, or about a government program or activity, are considered “general information requests”.

Fee Charges for Requests for General Information

Application Fee:

$5.00 to be paid when you submit your request

Search Time:

$7.50 per ¼ hour required to search and retrieve records

Record Preparation:

$7.50 per ¼ hour required to prepare records for release

Photocopying:

$0.20 per page

Computer Programming:

$15.00 per ¼ hour to develop program to retrieve information

Electronic Medium e.g. CD:

$10.00 per item

Application Fee:

$5.00 to be paid when you submit your request

Photocopying:

$0.20 per page

Computer Programming:

$15.00 per ¼ hour to develop program to retrieve information

Electronic Medium e.g. CD:

$10.00 per item

You will be given a fee estimate if anticipated fees are $25.00 or more. If the estimate of fees to be paid is $100.00 or more, you may be required to pay a 50% deposit. Please note that the fee charges are prescribed by section 45 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and section 6 of the Regulations and Guidelines for Municipalities and Local boards. All monies are payable by cash, money order, certified check or credit card.

Credit Card Payment by Phone

Once your fee has been calculated, you will be contacted by a WECHU staff member to collect payment.

Payment by Cheque

Please make the cheque payable to the “Windsor-Essex County Health Unit” or “WECHU”, and send payment to:

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU)
Privacy Officer
1005 Ouellette Ave
Windsor, ON N9A 4J8