Access to Information Request

As a public educational institution, John Abbott College is subject to the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (CQLR, c. A-2.1) and must comply with the requirements.

  1. This Act applies to documents kept by a public body in the exercise of its duties, whether it keeps them itself or through the agency of a third party.This Act applies whether the documents are recorded in writing or print, on sound tape or film, in computerized form, or otherwise.

For an official transcript or letter of attendance click here.

Any other request for access, whether for administrative documents or personal information, must be addressed to the person in charge of access to documents within the public body:

Caroline Charbonneau, CPA CGA
Director of Finance and Legal Affairs
21275, Lakeshore Road
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (Québec) H9X 3L9
Tel. 514 457-6610, ext. 5252

  • The person in charge must give the person making a written request notice the date his/her request is received.The notice must be in writing. It must indicate the prescribed time for the processing of the request and the effect under this Act of failure by the person in charge to respect it. It must also inform the applicant of the proceeding for review provided for in Division III of Chapter IV.
  • The person in charge must respond to the request no later than twenty (20) days from the date the request was received.If the request cannot be processed within the time limit provided in the first paragraph without impeding the normal course of operations of the public body, the person in charge may, before the expiry date, extend it by no more than 10 days. He/she must then give notice thereof by mail to the applicant within the time limit provided in the first paragraph.
  • To be receivable, a request for access to a document must be sufficiently precise to allow the document to be located.If the request is not sufficiently precise or if a person requires it, the person in charge must assist in identifying the document likely to contain the information sought.

For more information on access requests to public bodies, please consult the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec’s website at