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Through CIRA’s Community Investment Program, we have supported 151 innovative projects across Canada for a total of $6.7 million.

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Fibre Optics: Connecting to Opportunity

This project is helping Winnipeg Metropolitan Region leaders provide access to high-speed internet services in underserviced municipalities and Indigenous communities in an equitable way, creating economic opportunities for all residents and businesses through reliable and affordable internet services.

  • Organization

    Winnipeg Metropolitan Region

  • Project type

    Infrastructure

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Manitoba

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

Digital mentoring platform to support the acquisition and the sharing of work experience of Canadian immigrants

This project will develop an online digital collaborative training platform that supports Canadian work experience procurement. It will help connect and mentor immigrant job seekers with people through their career development process.

  • Organization

    Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Quebec

  • Geographic reach

    National

YXEIX Infrastructure Growth

With the continued growth of the Saskatoon Internet Exchanges (YXEIX) there's a need for a second peering location in the heart of Saskatoon's business and financial district. This second peering location, facilitated through a partnership with the City of Saskatoon, will mitigate the limited network transport options in crossing the South Saskatchewan river.

  • Organization

    Saskatoon Internet Exchange

  • Project type

    Infrastructure

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Saskatchewan

  • Geographic reach

    Local

Pathways for Youth in Government Care: Digital Tools for Transitions

Youth in care in Canada deserve high quality digital tools to support their successful transitioning to flourishing adult citizenship. Our goal is to build and test a specific prototype app, co-designed with youth to support youth-centered digital preparations for more successful transitions from care. Primary beneficiaries will include youth in and from government care, and support persons who work with these young people in the province of Saskatchewan.

  • Organization

    Saskatchewan Youth in Care and Custody

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Saskatchewan

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

Connecting our Francophone communities

The SimpleCell infrastructure will allow residents currently without high speed internet to access it from their cell phones and mobile devices. This project will improve communication within the entire historical Francophone region of the Port au Port Peninsula allowing residents to improve their quality of life thus creating a better future for this very rural community.

  • Organization

    Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

  • Project type

    Infrastructure

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Newfoundland

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

Cultivating Carbon Neutral Canadians

Young Canadians are deeply concerned about climate change. Project Neutral will empower school-aged Canadians to measure their carbon footprint and give them tools to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their lives and communities. This project leverages Project Neutral’s innovative carbon-benchmarking and engagement platform to create easy-to-use digital tools and educational resources tailored for grades 6-10 students.

  • Organization

    Project Neutral

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Geographic reach

    National