Privacy Resources

Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) templates

The sample templates provided by the CWC PCN are created to assist members in completing Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) as per their obligation under Section 64 of the Health Information Act (HIA). The templates do not constitute a completed PIA in their current form and further information must be included prior to submission to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, particularly in relation to your dealings with personal health information.

Furthermore, members must neither hold the CWC PCN accountable for their failure to comply with their privacy obligations as stipulated in the HIA nor will the PCN be responsible for their misuse in relation to the use or circulation of these templates.

You can also download an annotated PIA template from Alberta Health from the Alberta Government's Open Government Portal.

Click here to visit the Open Government Portal and download the template.

Mandatory breach reporting resources

To assist physicians acting as custodians, the CWC PCN offers three documents that provide relevant information on when there is a mandatory requirement to report a breach, what factors are to be considered in determining risk of harm, the information that must be included in the notification to the Privacy Commissioner, Health Minister and the affected individual.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact your Physician Liaison.


Free online privacy training for you and your staff

Access to privacy training for the health industry is limited. The CWC PCN wants to assist member practices by offering access to a customized online training module for you and your staff.

This module contains a basic overview of the requirements of the Health Information Act (HIA) of Alberta, technical challenges that can compromise personal information compliance and suggestions for implementing safeguards and best practices.

Click here to launch the online Privacy Training

Click here to launch the online Privacy Training

We hope this education opportunity is of benefit to you and welcome any feedback you may have by contacting