Community Investment Committee

In 2013, the CIRA Board of Directors resolved to establish a committee comprised of Board members and community stakeholders to make decisions about strategic investments that encourage community projects that will enhance the Internet for Canadians.

The Community Investment Committee is a standing committee of the CIRA Board of Directors established to assist the Board in the oversight, development, management and administration of CIRA's Community Investment Program.

Appointed by the CIRA Board of Directors and recommended by CIRA’s Governance Committee, the Community Investment Committee has eight members, of which three are CIRA Board members and the other members are independent of the Board and of each other.

The Community Investment Committee is comprised of the following individuals:

Iris Almeida-Côté B.A., M.A., LL.M.

Paul Andersen, P. Eng
EGATE Communications Inc.

Kerry Brown
Owner and Manager
KDB Systems
CIRA Board Director

Benoît Dupont
Scientific Director
Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC)
Université de Montréal

Michael Geist
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
CIRA Board Director

Sylvie LaPerrière
Interconnection Relations
Google Inc.

Marita Moll
Researcher and freelance writer 
CIRA Board Director

Elliot Noss
Tucows Inc.