2013-14 Statistical Report on the Access to Information Act

Name of institution: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Reporting period: 01/04/2013 to 03/31/2014


PART 1—Requests under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of Requests

Number of Requests
  Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 13
Outstanding from previous reporting period 1
Total 14
Closed during reporting period 8
Carried over to next reporting period 6

1.2 Sources of requests

Sources of requests
Source Number of Requests
Media 2
Academia 8
Business (Private Sector) 1
Organization 0
Public 2
Total 13

PART 2—Requests closed during the reporting period

2.1 Disposition and completion time

Disposition and completion time
Disposition of requests Completion Time
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
All disclosed 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 4
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
All exempted 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No records exist 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Request transferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Treated informally 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 8

2.2 Exemptions

Exemptions
Section Number of requests Section Number of requests Section Number of requests Section Number of requests
Footnotes
Footnote a

I.A.: International Affairs

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Footnote b

Def.: Defence of Canada

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Footnote c

S.A.: Subversive Activities

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13(1)(a) 0 16(2)(a) 0 18(a) 0 20.1 0
13(1)(b) 0 16(2)(b) 0 18(b) 0 20.2 0
13(1)(c) 0 16(2)(c) 0 18(c) 0 20.4 0
13(1)(d) 0 16(3) 0 18(d) 0 21(1)(a) 0
13(1)(e) 0 16.1(1)(a) 0 18.1(1)(a) 0 21(1)(b) 0
14(a) 0 16.1(1)(b) 0 18.1(1)(b) 0 21(1)(c) 0
14(b) 0 16.1(1)(c) 0 18.1(1)(c) 0 21(1)(d) 0
15(1)–I.A.Footnote a 0 16.1(1)(d) 0 18.1(1)(d) 0 22 0
15(1)–Def.Footnote b 0 16.2(1) 0 19(1) 0 22.1(1) 0
15(1)–S.A.Footnote c 0 16.3 0 20(1)(a) 0 23 0
16(1)(a)(i) 0 16.4(1)(a) 0 20(1)(b) 0 24(1) 0
16(1)(a)(ii) 0 16.4(1)(b) 0 20(1)(b.1) 0 26 0
16(1)(a)(iii) 0 16.5 0 20(1)(c) 0  
16(1)(b) 0 17 0 20(1)(d) 0
16(1)(c) 0  
16(1)(d) 0

2.3 Exclusions

Exclusions
Section Number of requests Section Number of requests Section Number of requests
68(a) 0 69(1)(a) 0 69(1)(g) re (a) 0
68(b) 0 69(1)(b) 0 69(1)(g) re (b) 0
68(c) 0 69(1)(c) 0 69(1)(g) re (c) 0
68.1 0 69(1)(d) 0 69(1)(g) re (d) 0
68.2(a) 0 69(1)(e) 0 69(1)(g) re (e) 0
68.2(b) 0 69(1)(f) 0 69(1)(g) re (f) 0
  69.1(1) 0

2.4 Format of information released

Format of information released
Disposition Paper Electronic Other formats
All disclosed 0 4 0
Disclosed in part 0 1 0
Total 0 5 0

2.5 Complexity

2.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Disposition of requests Number of pages processed Number of pages disclosed Number of requests
All disclosed 401 401 4
Disclosed in part 189 189 1
All exempted 0 0 1
All excluded 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0

2.5.2 Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests
Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests
Disposition Less than 100 pages processed 101–500 pages processed 501–1000 pages processed 1001–5000 pages processed More than 5000 pages processed
Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed
All disclosed 3 102 1 299 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 1 189 0 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 102 2 488 0 0 0 0 0 0

2.5.3 Other complexities
Other complexities
Disposition Consultation required Assessment of fees Legal advice sought Other Total
All disclosed 2 0 0 1 3
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0
Abandoned 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 1 3

2.6 Deemed refusals

2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline
Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline
Number of requests closed past the statutory deadline Principal Reason
Workload External consultation Internal consultation Other
3 1 1 0 1

2.6.2 Number of days past deadline
Number of days past deadline
Number of days past deadline Number of requests past deadline where no extension was taken Number of requests past deadline where an extension was taken Total
1 to 15 days 1 0 1
16 to 30 days 0 0 0
31 to 60 days 0 0 0
61 to 120 days 0 0 0
121 to 180 days 1 0 1
181 to 365 days 0 0 0
More than 365 days 0 0 0
Total 2 0 2

2.7 Requests for translation

Requests for translation
Translation Requests Accepted Refused Total
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

Part 3—Extensions

3.1 Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests

Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests
Disposition of requests where an extension was taken 9(1)(a)
Interference with operations
9(1)(b)
Consultation
9(1)(c)
Third party notice
Section 69 Other
All disclosed 0 0 1 0
Disclosed in part 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 0

3.2 Length of extensions

Length of extensions
Length of extensions 9(1)(a)
Interference with operations
9(1)(b)
Consultation
9(1)(c)
Third party notice
Section 69 Other
30 days or less 0 0 1 0
31 to 60 days 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 days 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 days 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 days 0 0 0 0
365 days or more 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 0

Part 4—Fees

Fees
Fee Type Fee Collected Fee Waived or Refunded
Number of requests Amount Number of requests Amount
Application 0 $0 13 $65
Search 0 $0 0 $0
Production 0 $0 0 $0
Programming 0 $0 0 $0
Preparation 0 $0 0 $0
Alternative format 0 $0 0 $0
Reproduction 0 $0 0 $0
Total 0 $0 13 $65

Part 5—Consultations received from other institutions and organizations

5.1 Consultations received from other government institutions and organizations

Consultations received from other government institutions and organizations
Consultations Other government institutions Number of pages to review Other organizations Number of pages to review
Received during reporting period 8 54 1 30
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 0 0 0 0
Total 8 54 1 30
Closed during the reporting period 8 54 1 30
Pending at the end of the reporting period 0 0 0 0

5.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other government institutions

Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other government institutions
Recommendation Number of days required to complete consultation requests
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
Disclose entirely 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 6
Disclose in part 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 8

5.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations

Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations
Recommendation Number of days required to complete consultation requests
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
Disclose entirely 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Part 6—Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences

Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences
Number of days Number of responses received Number of responses received past deadline
1 to 15 days 0 0
16 to 30 days 0 0
31 to 60 days 0 0
61 to 120 days 0 0
121 to 180 days 0 0
181 to 365 days 0 0
More than 365 days 0 0
Total 0 0

Part 7 — Resources related to the Access to Information Act

7.1 Costs

Costs
Expenditures Amount
Salaries $21,530
Overtime $0
Goods and Services $7,606
• Professional services contracts $6,127  
• Other $1,479
Total $29,136

7.2 Human Resources

Human Resources
Resources Dedicated full-time to ATI activities Dedicated part-time to ATI activities Total
Full-time employees 0.25 0.00 0.25
Part-time and casual employees 0 0.00 0.00
Regional staff 0.00 0.00 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.03 0.00 0.03
Students 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 0.28 0.00 0.28