•Access to personal information relating to an individual who is still living requires that person's signed consent.
•If the individual has been deceased for less than 20 years, limited information may be released to immediate family. Proof of death and relationship must be provided.
•There are no restrictions on access to information relating to an individual who has been deceased for more than 20 years. Proof of death is required.
Proof of Death: A copy of a death certificate, newspaper obituary, funeral notice or photograph of the gravestone. Note that proof of death is not required if the individual died while in service.
Proof of Relationship: A document that clearly demonstrates the relationship between the individual concerned and the person requesting the record. Both names must appear on the document. A newspaper obituary, baptismal certificate or full-form birth certificate are acceptable. A wallet-sized birth certificate that does not indicate parents' names is not accepted. Please do not send original documents; photocopies are acceptable.
Immediate Family: A parent, spouse, child, sibling or grandchild of the individual.
Should you wish to submit a formal request under privacy legislation, see: Records of the Government of Canada.
Last edited by Spaniard : 07-10-2012 at 01:35 PM.