Each year on September 28, approximately 40 countries and 60 non-governmental organizations acknowledge Right to Know Day. The purpose of the Right to Know initiative is to raise awareness of an individual’s right to access government information, while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance. In Canada, the 10th annual Right to Know Week (RTW) is being celebrated from September 28 to October 4.
The weeklong celebration will feature a number of special industry events, including conferences and forums, workshops and seminars, the tabling of special reports and studies on access to information, and the presentation of awards in recognition of those who support access to information rights.
Visit www.righttoknow.ca to learn more about Right to Know events happening across country.