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:
Proof of concept prototypes
Teacher training guides
Training course materials
Internet Exchange Points
* 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.
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.