Management of Information Act

The Management of Information Act, is administered by the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and provides the primary legislative direction on the management of information by public bodies.

To fall under this Act a public body must meet one of the following criteria as listed in section 2(d) of the Act:

(i) a department created under the Executive Council Act or a branch of the executive government of the province,

(ii) a corporation, the ownership of which, or a majority of shares of which, is vested in the Crown,

(iii) a corporation, commission, board or other body, the majority of the members of which, or the majority of members of the board of directors of which, are appointed under an Act of the province, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council or a minister of the Crown,

(iv) a court established under an Act of the province,

(v) the House of Assembly and committees of the House of Assembly

The list below represents the 163 public bodies that fall under the Management of Information Act as of Jan 3, 2020. This list will be reviewed annually.

Roles and Responsibilities

Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO):
  • Develop IM/IP policies, directives, standards and guidelines for use by public bodies
  • Provide direction on IM/IP best practices, resource requirements, organizational structure and IM systems for government
  • Assist departments to improve their IM/IP capacity
  • Provide IM/IP consultancy services and support to departments
  • Support the IM Community, consisting of IM representatives from government departments and supported public bodies
  • Manage the Provincial Records Centre
  • Provide support to the Government Records Committee (GRC)
    • Review and revise schedules for the retention, disposal, destruction or transfer of government records
    • Make recommendations to the minister respecting government records to be forwarded to The Rooms Provincial Archives
    • Authorize disposal and destruction standards and guidelines for the lawful disposal and destruction of government records
    • Make recommendations to the minister regarding the removal, disposal and destruction of government records
Permanent heads of government departments and public bodies:
  • Develop, implement and maintain a records (information) management system for the creation, classification, retention, storage, maintenance,
    retrieval, preservation, protection, disposal and transfer of public records. Please see the Guide to Information Management for Public Bodies.