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Community Investment Program

CIRA’s Community Investment Program gives back to the Canadian Internet by funding innovative community projects to build a stronger, safer and more accessible Internet for all Canadians.

$3.2 million invested since 2014

78 projects funded

419,000+ Canadians impacted*

The Community Investment Program builds a better online Canada through these types of projects:

 Research reports
 Proof of concept prototypes
 Teacher training guides
 Online tools/services
 Training sessions

 Frameworks/educational content
 Devices distributed
 Academic papers
 New apps

 Training course materials
 Internet Exchange Points
 Internet service/Infrastructure

* Outcome statistics self-reported by grant recipients as of March, 2017


At CIRA we want to enhance Canadians’ Internet experience where Canada is a global leader in access, speed, quality, and data sovereignty through programs such as these:

CIRA’s Internet Performance Test

CIRA’s IPT uses a global open-source platform called M-Lab in each of its Internet testing nodes. In addition to nodes in Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, planning began in fiscal year 2017 on adding nodes in Moncton, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

281, 767
Internet performance tests conducted in FY17

Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)

CIRA continued its investment in Canadian IXPs by working on establishing one in Moncton, which launched in early fiscal year 2018. CIRA will now focus its efforts on encouraging government and large enterprises to peer at these IXPs.