CASL - Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation and Okanagan College

The primary purpose of the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (usually called CASL) is to control spam (unwanted Commercial Electronic Messages, or CEMs). CASL applies to "Commercial Electronic Messages" (CEMs), which are defined as any "electronic messages" that encourage participation in a "commercial activity." CASL is one of the world’s most stringent anti-spam laws and it came into force on July 1, 2014.

CASL applies to most organizations in Canada, including Okanagan College. However, only a few of the College's messages are subject to CASL. Okanagan College is not a commercial entity and therefore its core activities are not of a "commercial character."

The College has worked with all its departments to ensure CASL compliance and has provided resources and reference materials. Okanagan College employees should refer to the following page for more information.

If you receive an unwanted electronic message (email, text or via social media) from someone at Okanagan College that you believe is spam, please contact:

Inga Wheeler
Office of the Registrar
Okanagan College
1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4847

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