Access to Information

We’re making publicly available the responses to the Freedom of Information (FOI) requests that students and others have made of the universities and government agencies under provincial and federal Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) legislation related to the CIIEID/CIRDI. We’ll make more available as we receive them.

BodyFOI#Request summaryReleased
CIDAA-2011-00572Memo to the Minister: Information on selection of the host university for the CIIEID.74pp, heavily redacted. 1MB.
UBC13-162Correspondence with Goldcorp about funding & donation agreements for ESSB and the Liu Institute for Global Issues.2pp, incomplete. 63KB.
UBC14-078Letters of support from CIIEID strategic partners.165pp, incomplete. 7MB.
UBC14-127Records mentioning initiatives related to Peru that will be performed by, funded by, or performed in collaboration with the CIIEID, directly or through its strategic partners.1p, incomplete. 29KB.
UBC14-193Donation/contribution agreements for funds valued at $1M or more pledged to UBC from 1 Jan 2013 to 6 Oct 2014.2pp, heavily redacted. 100KB.
UBC15-123Compliance audit report for the first year of operation (ending on March 31, 2014) of CIRDI/CIIEID.15pp, wrong document. 87KB.
UBC15-139Names of members, and documents received by the CIIEID ‘Steering Committee’ for proposal development in 2012 and 2013.1p, incomplete. 1MB.
UBC15-145Records in the CIRDI office related to the CCGHR 8th Spring Institute for New Global Health Researchers SI-8 in Mongolia.102pp, incomplete. 32MB.
UBC15-149Contracts between CIRDI and each of its graduate research assistants.13pp. 1MB.
UBC15-150The 2015 MOU between CIRDI and the Coordinating Ministry of Strategic Sectors of the Republic of Ecuador, and all other documentation that further elaborates on the collaboration.4pp, incomplete. 88KB.
UBC15-162Agreements & correspondence between CIRDI and Ethiopia's Ministry of Mines, relevant to the $15.3M collaboration.14pp, heavily redacted & incomplete. 1MB.
DFATDA-2015-00590Documents received by CIDA/DFATD from, prepared by, or on behalf of CIIEID/CIRDI since 2012.650pp, redactions. 190MB.
DFATDA-2015-00610Responses submitted to CIDA’s 2012 Consultation Note for RFP development of the CIIEID, and summaries of the responses by theme/area.273pp, few redactions. 61MB.
UBC15-271(a)Records pertaining to CIRDI's Communication Stratetegy (2013 Communication and Media Plan, Q&A Responses; Oct 2014 Key Messages Bible; Jan 2015 Key Messages Bible)22pp, almost completely redacted or witheld. 1MB.
UBC15-271(b)Records pertaining to CIRDI's Issues Management Strategy (By contractor Patricia Leidl, labelled "CONFIDENTIAL-DO NOT SHARE")8pp, almost completely redacted or witheld. 1.2MB.
UBC15-271(c)Records pertaining to Q&As for all CIRDI communication requests ("CONFIDENTIAL-NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION")14pp, almost completely redacted or witheld. 1MB.
UBC15-271(d)Records pertaining to CIRDI's Management Strategy to Address Student Activists (Minutes from Executive Board meetings; Minutes from Management Committee meetings; Overview of engagement with "Stop The Institute" students at UBC; Disruptive Engagement Response Protocol)24pp, many redactions. 2.5MB.
UBC15-271(e)Records pertaining to CIRDI's catalogue of communications with students51pp, 1.7MB.
UBC15-258Records held by Andrea Wink, pertaining to the CIIEID Steering Committee for Proposal Development (Oct 2011 - May 2013)602pp, heavily redacted. 34MB. Released Apr 2016.
UBC16-053Comprehensive list of current and former members of CIRDI's advisory council.2pp, 0.5MB. Released April 2016.

Documents recently re-released by DFATD to Access Informal (AI) requests regarding CIIEID/CIRDI, Canadian mining companies abroad, and Canadian diplomatic efforts on their behalf:

BodyFOI#Request summaryReleased
DFATDA-2010-02423Records related to Parliamentary Secretary Keddy's 2008 trip to Honduras. [Yamana Gold, Gildan, Goldcorp, Breakwater Resources, Canadian Bank Note]February 2016 AI re-release: 60pp, many redactions. 8MB.
DFATDA-2010-02428Records relating to Canada-Colombia security Consultations. Timeframe: 2009.December 2015 AI release: 228pp, heavily redacted. 46MB.
DFATDA-2011-02145Briefing books and reports relating to the Canada-Colombia Human Rights Consultations. Timeframe: 2011. [p.102 begin notes on "Working lunch on CSR" attended by EDC advisor Signi Schneider, NRCan official Patrick Chevalier, and DFAIT's CSR coordinator Louis Guay. p.111 insistence that FPIC does not equal veto.]February 2016 AI re-release: 130pp, many redactions. 22MB.
DFATDA-2011-00448-exCIDAAll records related to Canada's extraction industry activities abroad from May 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011.December 2015 AI release: 77pp, redactions. 2.9MB.
DFATDA-2012-00315-exCIDAMinister's trip to Mongolia from Aug. 21-30, 2011. Records from July 2011 to September 2011December 2015 AI release: 172pp. 4.5MB.
DFATDA-2012-00344Records from the Canadian embassy in Guatemala City, DFAIT office in Ottawa and the Canadian office for the Organization of American States relating to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights precautionary measure 260/07. Timeframe: February 2011 to February 1, 2012.October 2015 AI re-release: 117pp, many redactions. 16MB.
DFATDA-2012-00353Final or most recent versions of all memos, briefing notes and presentations concerning Canada's interests in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Timeframe: July 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.December 2015 AI release: 139pp, heavily redacted. 14MB.
DFATDA-2012-00532Emails and reports containing discussion of Guatemala's mining policy. Timeframe: January 1, 2011 to May 1, 2012.October 2015 AI re-release: 70pp, heavily redacted. 13MB.
CIDAA-2012-00555All records regarding CIDA working on projects with mining companies such as Barrick Gold, IAMGOLD, Rio Tinto. Timeframe: September 1, 2012 to November 29, 2012.October 2015 AI re-release: 255pp, many redactions. 8MB.
CIDAA-2012-00742Decision made public in April 2012 to end bilateral programming for Nepal, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger, Cambodia, and China; and to reduce and focus bilateral programming in Mozambique, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Pakistan.February 2016 AI re-release: 99pp, significant redactions. 2.5MB.
CIDAA-2012-00749Selection of host university for the CIIEID and details on its External Advisory Panel; separately, details on Canada's position opposing Palestine's bid for UN recognition of its statehood.February 2016 AI re-release: 54pp, redactions. 2MB.
CIDAA-2012-00840Information specifically regarding the two-way partnerships between CIDA and NGOs working in partnership with mining companies.October 2015 AI re-release: 89pp, redactions. 4MB.
CIDAA-2012-00864Memo to the Minister: Docket D1103W2012, T-24047: Information selection of the host university for the CIIEID.Sept 2015 AI re-release: 20pp, redactions. 1MB.
DFATDA-2012-01135Records containing discussion of Honduran mining policy. Timeframe: January 1, 2011 to July 1, 2012December 2015 AI release: 60pp, heavily redacted. 9.5MB.
DFATDA-2012-01584Records related to Gabriel Resources, Rosia Montana Gold Corp, Euro Gold, European Goldfields, International Goldfields, Carpathian Investments, Carpathian Gold, Ore-Leave Capital & Minera Andes or projects in Romania. Timeframe October 14, 2010 to August 1, 2012.February 2016 AI re-release: 65pp, very heavily redacted. 17MB.
DFATDA-2012-02057All records related to the January 2012 trip by the Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) to Cuba, Peru and Guatemala, including emails to and from the Deputy Minister's office and detailed expenses.October 2015 AI re-release: 562pp, many redactions. 26MB.
DFATDA-2012-02058All final versions of documents regarding Blackfire Explorations Ltd. Timeframe: October 27, 2011 to December 7, 2012.December 2015 AI release: 122pp, many redactions. 10MB.
DFATDA-2012-02266Communications exchanged by the Canadian Embassy in Mexico with Excellon Resources Inc. and its Mexican subsidiary Minera Excellon de Mexico SA de CV operating the Platosa mine in Durango, Mexico.December 2015 AI release: 244pp, many redactions. 28MB.
DFATDA-2012-02739Briefing notes and meeting notes from the DFAIT Ministers meetings with corporate groups BCE, Teva Canada, Barrick, Sheritt, Vale, Husky Energy, Potash Corp, CNNOC, Apotex, CAPP, Canadian Council of Chief Executives.Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012October 2015 AI re-release: 64pp, many redactions. 16MB.
CIDAA-2013-00009Memos to CIDA President: Doc. No.24385: EITI Update; and Doc. No.23204: Ombudsman (Special Advisor) for the External Advisory Panel for the selection of the CIIEID.Sept 2015 AI re-release: 34pp, heavily redacted. 1MB.
DFATDA-2013-00603All documents related to Liberty International Mineral Corporation (a private BC company - now cease traded). Timeframe: June 1, 2012 to June 20, 2013.December 2015 AI release: 65pp, many redactions. 1.6MB.
DFATDA-2013-00658All records between staff of HudBay Minerals Inc., Skye Resources Inc., and/or Compania Guatemalteca de Niquel and the DFAIT and/or the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala that took place between January 1, 2004 and May 28, 2013.October 2015 AI re-release: 495pp, heavy redactions. 54MB.
DFATDA-2013-00797Exchanges between the Canadian Embassy to Peru and Canadian based mining companies on concerns and suggested solutions to facilitate Peruvian mining projects. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to June 14, 2013.October 2015 AI re-release: 219pp. 16MB.
DFATDA-2013-01054The six following projects: A034537-001 (Bolivia); A034537-002 (Colombia); A034537-003 (Peru); S065292-002 (Burkina Faso); and S-065129-001 (Ghana). [With information on the Andean Regional Initiative.]October 2015 AI re-release: 182pp. 55MB.
DFATDA-2013-01055Documents to the Minister of International Cooperation, and supporting documents between RE: The implementation of the CIDA's Sustainable Growth Strategy in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia. Timeframe: September 1, 2011 to July 1, 2013.October 2015 AI re-release: 60pp, some redactions. 20MB.
DFATDA-2013-01118All exchanges and meeting records with Kevin McArthur, President, CEO, Tahoe Resources or his managers or their representatives, or lawyers on the Guatemala Tahoe Escobal mining plans. Timeframe: June 1, 2012 to July 30, 2013.October 2015 AI re-release: 22pp; notebook mostly redacted. 3MB.
DFATDA-2013-01137The transition/briefing binder for Christian Paradis compiled for him when he was shuffled into the role of Minister for International Development, replacing Julian Fantino.December 2015 AI release: 155pp, redactions. 68MB.
DFATDA-2013-01842All records and correspondence related to listed mining companies and projects. Timeframe: July 15, 2012 to October 1, 2013. [Records related to Rosia Montana and Eldorado Gold in Romania.]December 2015 AI release: 323pp, heavily redacted. 23MB.
DFATDA-2013-02011Records related to creation of the CIIEID from November 1, 2012 to November 8, 2013.Sept 2015 AI re-release: 318pp, many redactions. 51MB.
DFATDA-2013-02102Any e-mails, PINs and internal communication relating to the state visit of Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso. Timeframe: November 10, 2013 to November 20, 2013.October 2015 AI re-release: 185pp, many redactions. 12MB.
DFATDA-2013-02111DFATD Country Strategies for Honduras and Colombia and the first drafts of those Strategies. In addition, please provide the guidelines on Strategy development.December 2015 AI release: 23pp. 2.9MB.
DFATDA-2013-02701All records related to the anti-leak strategy referenced in product number 01388- 2013: Memo to the DM: Anti-leak strategy.December 2015 AI release: 136pp, many redactions. 8.2MB.
DFATDA-2013-02720All briefing notes, memos and reports prepared for the Minister or Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Minister or Deputy Minister of International Trade, regarding disputes involving Canadian mining companies abroad. Timeframe: January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013October 2015 AI re-release: 80pp, redactions. 7MB.
DFATDA-2013-02838First drafts and final versions of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility Counsellor's quarterly reports for 2012 and 2013.October 2015 AI re-release: 32pp, redactions. 4MB.
DFATDA-2013-03110Specified documentation related to the External Advisory Group (EAG) created by DFATD to assist with the DFAIT-CIDA merger process. Timeframe: April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014December 2015 AI release: 296pp, some redactions. 48MB.
DFATDA-2014-00510Correspondence between DFAIT and staff of HudBay Minerals Inc., Skye Resources Inc., and Compani­a Guatemalteca de Niquel, and the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala.October 2015 AI re-release: 12pp, heavily redacted. 1MB.
DFATDA-2014-00511All records related to HudBay Minerals Inc., Skye Resources Inc., and Compani­a Guatemalteca de Niquel.October 2015 AI re-release: 32pp, redactions. 5MB.
DFATDA-2014-00512Records related to correspondence between the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and GoldCorp Inc., its subsidiary Montana Exploradora de Guatamela, the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala, the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and Guatemalan authorities.October 2015 AI re-release: 25pp, heavily redactions. 4MB.
DFATDA-2014-00688All communication products and briefing materials concerning Canadian mining interests in Vietnam, excluding drafts and potential Cabinet confidences. Timeframe: January 1, 2012 to July 2, 2014December 2015 AI release: 52pp, many redactions. 22MB.
DFATDA-2014-00744Final versions of briefing products, reports, and investigations regarding complaints of human right abuses by Canadian mining companies, Tahoe Resources, HudBay Minerals, Goldcorp, and Barrick Gold, in Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Papua New Guinea and Zambia.October 2015 AI re-release: 217pp, many redactions. 58MB.
DFATDA-2014-01388Records related to the companies Gabriel Resources, or Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, related to Romania or related to projects called: "Rosia Montana" Timeframe: March 15, 2014 to July 1, 2014.December 2015 AI release: 27pp, redactions. 4.1MB.
DFATDA-2014-01607All records of communications between DFATD and Goldcorp, Montana Exploradora de Guatemala, the Canadian Embassy to Guatemala, the Organization of American States (OAS), the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and Guatemalan authorities.October 2015 AI re-release: 33pp, mostly redacted. 3MB.

And released records from others’ past FOI requests of CIDA/DFATD for the same:

CIDAA-2010-00282The most recent country strategies for Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Afghanistan, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sudan, Pakistan, Indonesia, West Bank & Gaza40pp, many redactions. 3MB.
CIDAA-2012-00037Documents related to the Andean Regional Initiative814pp, redactions. 55MB.
CIDAA-2012-00104Records related to Minister Bev Oda's 2008 trip to Bogota208pp. 7MB.
CIDAA-2012-00205Documents from Strategic Planning and Performance branch respecting CIIEID1p, a short list. 38KB.
CIDAA-2012-00409Documents involving CIDA, Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold, IAMGold relationships35pp. 1.5MB.
CIDAA-2012-00652All records of Eco Oro Minerals and or Grey Star Resources51pp, many redactions. 2MB.
CIDAA-2012-00869Memo to the Minister: Planning a conference on Extractives7pp. 200KB.
CIDAA-2013-00010Memo to the CIDA president: Darren Schemmer travel to Colombia2pp. 54KB.

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