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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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Nêhiyawê Instructional Syntax Online for Teaching and Knowledge (NISOTAK)

The Nisotak application will provide language instruction and exercises for learning Cree syntax (word and sentence formation). The project will develop a database of morphemes and syntax rules, a back-end interface for updating the database, and a front-end interface for learning and practicing Cree through engaging and culturally relevant activities.

  • Organization

    College of Education - University of Saskatchewan

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Saskatchewan

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

Expanding knowledge-sharing of cybersecurity through an Indigenous lens

Most research in cybersecurity education uses analogies: sealed envelopes, boxes locked with padlocks, and the use of signatures, seals, or fingerprints. This project will Indigenize the cybersecurity research and education landscape by travelling to Indigenous rural communities to facilitate discussions surrounding online privacy, through broad-interest workshops focused on social media. It's aimed at everyone from youth to Elders in the community to develop a culturally relevant cybersecurity education framework.

  • Organization

    Brandon University

  • Project type

    Engagement

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Manitoba

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

AI for Education: Supporting Teacher Training

Artificial intelligence is prevalent in today's digital world and essential for youth to understand. This initiative equips K-12 educators with a handbook and training to teach students to be responsible digital citizens, and ultimately become creative and responsible producers of new technologies.

  • Organization

    Actua

  • Project type

    Digital literacy

  • Funding year

    2019

  • Province / state

    Ontario

  • Geographic reach

    National

Connecting Canadian Communities

This platform will inform and connect Canadians on municipal broadband initiatives, offering tools to collaboratively reimagine how such projects could benefit communities.

  • Organization

    OpenMedia

  • Project type

    Infrastructure

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    British Columbia

  • Geographic reach

    National

Making Youth Empowering Parents accessible to all Canadian Communities

With this project, thousands of disadvantaged adults/seniors are expected to be trained in digital literacy across Canada.

  • Organization

    Youth Empowering Parents

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    Ontario

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

Smarter Texts for Advancing Public Knowledge

This project, led by SFU Library's Public Knowledge Project, will support an XML application that will enable userst to move beyond fixed-format PDF publications and replace them with device-responsive, reflowable, and machine-readable format.

  • Organization

    Simon Fraser University Library

  • Project type

    Research

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    British Columbia

  • Geographic reach

    National