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Privacy and personal information collection

Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) at OCAD University is committed to the principles of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), namely:

  • Transparency: information under the custody and control the university should be made available to the public with limited and narrowly defined exceptions (i.e., private donations to the university archives; most labour relations and employment related records; teaching materials; and research related records).
  • Privacy: personal information under the custody and control of the university should be protected from unauthorized collection, use, and disclosure. sLab respects the privacy of personal information under its custody and control and adheres to the privacy protection principles for the collection, use, disclosure, retention, and disposal of personal information embodied in FIPPA.


Personal Information

sLab collects and uses personal information from participating faculty, students, and other parties through the DesignJam website, The purpose for collecting this information is to enable sLab to pursue its mission of developing and disseminating original skills development and training in design thinking, innovation, and strategic foresight. 

The information will be used, among other things, to support the operation of sLab’s research and projects; to promote the credentials and achievements of participating mentors, attendees and other parties through internal and external communications, including email newsletters and Web publication; and to promote, record, document and publicly share sLab events and activities.

Personal information, including email addresses, will not be disclosed to a third party without explicit consent from the individual user. Personal information will be collected, protected, used, and disclosed in accordance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)(R.S.O. 1990).

Questions about the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by OCAD University should be directed to the Privacy Coordinator, Library Services, OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1; email: fippa {at}