Learning Opportunities for York University Employees


Learning and Development Courses

Access to Information & Protection of Privacy

Under the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), York University is expected to both provide access to its information, and also to protect the privacy of the personal information it collects from individuals.  This course will provide you with an understanding of FIPPA's access to information requirements and privacy provisions, and how they affect you as an employee at York. This eLearning course is available to all managers and employees: Click here to login to course.

Records and Information Management

  • Employees: Managing Records and Information for Efficiency

This course is designed to give an overview of the University's records and information management policy framework and helping you apply it to managing your units records effectively to achieve maximum operational efficiency.  The hands-on component will allow you to apply the skills learned.

Please visit the York e-learning course for session dates and registration.


The IPO has updated two of its key presentations designed to explain the basics of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and York's Common Records Schedule (CRS).

Understanding FIPPA

Read the basics about FIPPA and its application at York University, including related York policies, the University's obligations under FIPPA, making an access to information request, and other essentials relating to privacy of personal information at the University.

Using the Common Records Schedule (CRS) to Manage Your Records

Learn how York's CRS assists units in managing their records through the lifecycle from creation to disposition.  Read about the 4 essential steps for managing university records, how your unit can get started with a file plan, and additional resources from the IPO to assist with records management.