Overview

When government and service partners share information effectively, Albertans can access the right supports at the right time and achieve better outcomes. Alberta’s Information Sharing Strategy was established to enable us to share information to make the best decisions possible for Albertans’ health, education and safety. The Strategy helps ensure:

  • Alberta’s legislation and policies are applied consistently to support information sharing among government and partners
  • there are processes, technology, resources and training to help individuals and organizations make appropriate information sharing decisions
  • everyone who shares information understands what can be shared and how to manage the information to respect Albertans’ privacy
  • we have a common understanding about an Albertan’s situation and reduce duplication when gathering information about their needs

Online courses

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Information Sharing

Learn how provincial and federal privacy legislation enables governments, organizations and individuals to share information about the clients they have in common. This lets us coordinate efforts and provide the best response to meet an Albertan’s needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how sharing the right kind of information in the right way can lead to better outcomes for Albertans.
  • Identify key privacy legislation in Alberta.
  • Recognize how existing privacy legislation enables information sharing.
  • Identify steps and considerations in the information sharing process.
  • Understand that other program legislation and regulations can impact information sharing.

Take the Information Sharing online course for:

Information Sharing Under the Children First Act

Find out how the Children First Act supports and guides the right kind of information sharing between individuals and organizations that plan or provide critical programs and services for children.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the Children First Act works with privacy and health legislation.
  • Apply information sharing rules from the Children First Act to common scenarios.
  • Learn why collaboration is important to the information sharing process.
  • Recognize how sharing the right kind of information in the right way can lead to better outcomes for Alberta’s children and families.

Take the Information Sharing Under the Children First Act online course for:

Information Sharing in Practice

Explore the ways governments, organizations and individuals can share information to make the best decisions possible for Albertans’ health, education and safety.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how sharing the right kind of information in the right way can lead to better outcomes for Albertans.
  • Understand how existing privacy legislation enables information sharing.
  • Identify steps and considerations in the information sharing process.
  • Understand that other program legislation and regulations can impact information sharing.
  • Apply information sharing principles.

Take the Information Sharing in Practice online course for:

Resources

Learn how to share and manage Albertans’ personal and health information with these resources:

Archived information sharing resources are also available.

Contact

To connect with this office:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 1-780-638-1372
Toll free in Alberta: 310-0000 before the phone number
Email: css.csinfosharing@gov.ab.ca