Access to Records

The Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA) recognizes that your right to privacy is an important issue. We understand your interest in maintaining your anonymity and protecting your private information while participating as a member of the OPFA, or while applying for membership.  As a result, OPFA manages your personal information with great care as reflected through its privacy policy. OPFA’s privacy policy provides you with all of the safeguards as standardized in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

In accordance with OPFA's Privacy Policy (Principle 9 - Member Access), a member can obtain information or seek access to their individual files by making a request to the Registration Coordinator at the OPFA business office (Phone: (905) 877-3679, or email: opfa@opfa.ca).  Information regarding, or access to, an individual's record is permitted by the individual or the individual's legal representative (sufficient identification may be required to authorize access to the individual's file).

Personal information shall be provided in understandable form within a reasonable time, at a minimal or no cost to the individual.  Information or access to individual files may be provided by electronic copy, by photocopy, through access in person in the OPFA office, or any other reasonable means as determined by the OPFA.

Members may verify the accuracy and completeness of their information and may request that it be amended, if appropriate. Member records are currently retained indefinitely.

OPFA’s Privacy Policy can be found using the weblink OPFA Privacy Code.