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2017-18 Statistical Report on the Access to Information Act

Name of institution: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Reporting period: 2017-04-01 to 2018-03-31


Part 1—Requests under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of requests

Number of Requests
  Number of requests
Received during reporting period 19
Outstanding from previous reporting period 5
Total 24
Closed during reporting period 24
Carried over to next reporting period 0

1.2 Sources of requests

Sources of requests
Source Number of requests
Media 0
Academia 9
Business (private sector) 6
Organization 0
Public 3
Decline to identify 1
Total 19

1.3 Informal 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
12 1 1 0 0 0 1 15

Note: All requests previously recorded as "treated informally" will now be accounted for in this section only.

 

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 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
Disclosed in part 0 7 2 3 0 0 0 12
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No records exist 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 8
Request transferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8 10 2 3 1 0 0 24

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) 3 18(a) 0 20.1 0
13(1)(b) 0 16(2)(a) 0 18(b) 0 20.2 0
13(1)(c) 0 16(2)(b) 0 18(c) 0 20.4 0
13(1)(d) 0 16(2)(c) 3 18(d) 0 21(1)(a) 6
13(1)(e) 0 16(3) 0 18.1(1)(a) 0 21(1)(b) 4
14 0 16.1(1)(a) 0 18.1(1)(b) 0 21(1)(c) 0
14(a) 0 16.1(1)(b) 0 18.1(1)(c) 0 21(1)(d) 2
14(b) 0 16.1(1)(c) 0 18.1(1)(d) 0 22 0
15 (1) 0 16.1(1)(d) 0 19(1) 12 22.1(1) 0
15(1)–I.A.Footnote a 0 16.2(1) 0 20(1)(a) 0 23 2
15(1)–Def.Footnote b 0 16.3 0 20(1)(b) 7 24(1) 0
15(1)–S.A.Footnote c 0 16.4(1)(a) 0 20(1)(b.1) 0 26 1
16(1)(a)(i) 0 16.4(1)(b) 0 20(1)(c) 2    
16(1)(a)(ii) 0 16.5 0 20(1)(d) 1    
16(1)(a)(iii) 0 17 0        
16(1)(b) 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) 0   0
68(b) 0 69(1)(a) 0 69(1)(g) re (a) 0
68(c) 0 69(1)(b) 0 69(1)(g) re (b) 0
68.1 0 69(1)(c) 0 69(1)(g) re (c) 0
68.2(a) 0 69(1)(d) 0 69(1)(g) re (d) 0
68.2(b) 0 69(1)(e) 0 69(1)(g) re (e) 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 1 11 0
Total 1 15 0

2.5 Complexity

2.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of request
Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Disposition of requests Number of pages processed Number of pages disclosed Number of requests
All disclosed 10 10 4
Disclosed in part 7 577 4 779 12
All exempted 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 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 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 2 45 4 779 4 2 027 2 1 928 0 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor abandoned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 55 4 779 4 2 027 2 1 928 0 0

2.5.3 Other complexities
Other complexities
Disposition Consultation required Assessment of fees Legal advice sought Other Total
All disclosed 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 3 0 0 1 4
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 0 0 1 4

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
0 0 0 0 0

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 0 0 0
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 0 0 0
181 to 365 days 0 0 0
More than 365 days 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

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 1 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 4 0 4 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 5 0 4 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 3 0 3 0
31 to 60 days 1 0 1 0
61 to 120 days 1 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 5 0 4 0

Part 4—Fees

Fees
Fee type Fee collected Fee waived or refunded
Number of requests Amount Number of requests Amount
Application 18 $90 6 $30
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 18 $90 6 $30

Part 5—Consultations received from other institutions and organizations

5.1 Consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions and organizations

Consultations received from other government institutions and organizations
Consultations Other Government of Canada institutions Number of pages to review Other organizations Number of pages to review
Received during reporting period 22 526 0 0
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 1 928 0 0
Total 23 1 528 0 0
Closed during the reporting period 23 1 528 0 0
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 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 16
Disclose in part 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 23

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Part 6—Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences

6.1 Requests with Legal Services

Number of days Fewer 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
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 00 0 0 0 0

 

6.2 Requests with Privy Council Office

Number of days Fewer 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
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Part 7: Complaints and Investigations

Complaints and Investigations
Section 32 Section 35 Section 37 Total
2 16 13 31

 

Part 8: Court Action

Court Action
Section 41 Section 42 Section 44 Total
0 0 0 0

 

Part 9: Resources Related to Access to Information Act

9.1 Costs

Costs
Expenditures Amount
Salaries $50,675
Overtime $0
Goods and Services $4,587
• Professional services contracts $1,752  
• Other $2,835
Total $55,262

7.2 Human Resources

Human Resources
Resources Person years dedicated to Access to Information activities
Full-time employees 0.70
Part-time and casual employees 0.00
Regional staff 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.00
Students 0.05
Total 0.75