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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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Children’s stories on online privacy protection

This project will produce stories, using catchy and narrative illustrations, to teach children themes of online privacy: cybersecurity, reputation protection and cyber-bullying. Freely available on the web and on a mobile device, these stories will be accompanied by information tools for parents.

  • Organization

    Option consommateurs

  • Project type

    Digital literacy

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Quebec

  • Geographic reach

    National

Mamawapowin Community Network

The Mamawapowin Community Network (MCN) will install upgraded and expanded infrastructure in the community of Samson Cree First Nation strengthening an accessible wireless network that will reach every household. The MCN network will ensure no resident is left behind through digital literacy education and technology training with high quality community connectivity.

  • Organization

    Mamawapowin Technology Society

  • Project type

    Infrastructure

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Alberta

  • Geographic reach

    Local

The Gleaning Hub Phase 2

The Gleaning Hub will provide non-profit and grassroots gleaning initiatives across Canada access to a sophisticated online database and organizing tool. More efficiency means larger harvests, more connectivity and more food finding it's way to those who need it most.

  • Organization

    LifeCycles Project Society

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    British Columbia

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

Oral History Digital Portal

This online portal will provide access to oral history recordings exploring the history of Jewish life in Western Canada. This collection provides an unparalleled insight into Canada's history covering religion, labour, music, theatre, business, politics among other topics.

  • Organization

    Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Manitoba

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

Counselling Live Chat For Youth

The Counselling Live Chat for Youth (CLCY) provides youth with mental health issues or questions the ability to connect with a clinician through use of a mobile application. This gives rural and remote youth more direct access to professional advice and/or referral to ongoing service. It complements existing traditional mental health services offered at Hands.

  • Organization

    HandsTheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Ontario

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

Dataware - Data literacy for youth

Dataware will help develop a curriculum for Canadians handling data, to equip youth with tools to face and contribute to civic issues. It will allow this curriculum to be experimented with and disseminated across Canada, offering young Canadians the opportunity to fulfil their potential as informed, engaged citizens.

  • Organization

    Communautique

  • Project type

    Digital literacy

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Quebec

  • Geographic reach

    National