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Through CIRA’s Community Investment Program, we have supported 100 innovative projects across Canada for a total of $4.2 million.

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CIP Projects

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Street Messaging System Expansion

The Vancouver Community Network launched the Street Messaging System (SMS) allowing social service providers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to broadcast text messages to community members with shelter, food, harm reduction and jobs information. 

  • Organization

    Vancouver Community Network

  • Funding Year

    2017


Facing History and Ourselves Digital Asset Expansion

Educators from across Canada are seeking ways to address incidents of racism and bigotry.

  • Organization

    Facing History and Ourselves

  • Funding Year

    2017


Intelligent Agent for the Visually Impaired

Vision-based scene description and contextual awareness for Autour. 

  • Organization

    McGill University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Funding Year

    2017


Digital Security Training for Human Rights

Recent revelations of police surveillance of 11 journalists in Quebec and dozens of Indigenous activists in Canada demonstrate the precarious nature of digital communications, yet many journalists and human rights workers do not take measures to ensure digital security. 

  • Organization

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

  • Funding Year

    2017


Use, Understand & Create: A digital literacy training program for Canadian educators

Use, Understand & Create is a free program that will reach 2,000 university students obtaining an education degree on how to implement digital literacy into their teaching practice. 

  • Organization

    MediaSmarts

  • Funding Year

    2017


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