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March 31, 2015

MediaSmarts launches comprehensive digital literacy framework for Canadian schools

Ottawa, ON – March 31, 2015 – MediaSmarts, Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy, has today launched an extensive new program to support teachers in integrating digital literacy into their classrooms. Use, Understand & Create: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools (K-8) is a cross-curricular program that provides teachers with an array of tools to give students the skills they need for the digital age.

March 18, 2015

CIRA 2015 board of directors election and annual general meeting dates

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) 2015 board of directors election process will begin on June 11, 2015 with a call for applications.

February 24, 2015

E-commerce is going mobile: 20% of younger Canadians have made purchases from mobile devices according to the 2015 .CA Factbook

The 2015 .CA Factbook, an annual report on the state of the Canadian Internet, points to deepening mobile engagement among Canadians, a declining interest in cable subscriptions and new opportunities for Canadian e-commerce.

February 12, 2015

80% of Canadians see the importance of keeping seniors connected through Internet technology

86 per cent of Canadians, including those over 55 (90%) and those caring for a parent over 65 (87%), agree that providing better access to the Internet, along with training on how to use it, would help older Canadians stay better connected to their communities and families.

February 4, 2015

78% of Canadians report that workers would be more productive if they had additional Internet and technology skills, according to new poll

.CA Community Investment Program marks launch of 2015 funding program with collaborative research study with Ipsos on Canadian attitudes on digital technology and skills

January 27, 2015

Mobile app helps mentors and mentees connect online

As job seekers in Canada turn to digital tools to manage the challenges of a career transition, a new application, Menteer from Career Skills Incubator, will ease the process of matching job seekers with an appropriate mentor. The project was funded through the .CA Community Investment Program, which helps drive solutions to social and economic issues in Canada.

January 22, 2015

Young Canadians need mentoring, not more surveillance according to new study of online behaviour

In a new report, funded in part by .CA, Media Smarts calls for a child-centred approach to media literacy to help deal with cyberbullying, sexting and other online threats.

December 9, 2014

Vanishing evidence online or “LinkRot” may put stability of precedent in legal system at risk, according to new research from the University of Ottawa

Project funded through CIRA’s Community Investment Program aims to help judges and lawyers ensure that information found online is stable and reliable

December 2, 2014

Internet Governance Forum gets boost from .CA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) today announced that it had completed a contribution agreement with the Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA), providing the necessary resources to address emerging issues in Internet governance.

December 2, 2014

Recent domain hijackings should remind CIOs of the importance of domain locking says .CA executive

Advanced security measures can mitigate risk of hacking

OTTAWA – December 2, 2014 – Many website hijackings are avoidable with enhanced domain name system safety measures, says the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the organization that manages the .CA domain.

November 28, 2014

CIRA congratulates John Demco on UBC award

‘Godfather’ of .CA honoured at UBC awards

Ottawa – November 28, 2014 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and the CIRA Board of Directors extend congratulations to John Demco, ‘Godfather’ of the .CA domain.

Demco received an honorary alumnus award from the University of British Columbia (UBC) for having the vision and foresight to set up .CA in the 1980s.

November 13, 2014

CIRA Board of Directors selects new officers

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is pleased to announce the Officers of its Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 board term.

November 6, 2014

The .CA team recognized for high-performing, engaged workplace

Aon Hewitt places the Canadian Internet Registration Authority on list of top employers in Canada
November 4, 2014

.CA moving to new offices in Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park development

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), steward of the .CA domain name system, is relocating its corporate headquarters to the vibrant live/work/ play community at Lansdowne Park.

November 4, 2014

Minister Blaney announces strengthened partnership with Canadian Internet Registration Authority to further secure Canadian websites

Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, gave a keynote address at SecureTech 2014, a conference featuring experts from the defense and security domain. Minister Blaney took this opportunity to announce a strengthened partnership between the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC), Canada’s computer security incident response team, and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the not-for-profit organization that manages Canada’s .ca domain name registry.

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