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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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Creation of a Next Generation 911 Development Forum

The Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG) is working with stakeholders to ensure that communities across the country can deploy next generation 9-1-1 services in ways that keep costs under control and leverage investments between communities. For instance, greater interoperability could mean that a smaller community could link their 9-1-1 system with a county or regional system, gaining access to a greater variety of services at a lower cost.

  • Organization

    CITIG

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    Ontario

  • Geographic reach

    National

Scarborough Youth Digital Skills (SYDS) Project

Through workshops conducted by the Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC), this project helped to educate at-risk, marginalized and underserved Scarborough youth on fundamental digital skills and web safety.

  • Organization

    Heritage Skills Development Centre

  • Project type

    Digital literacy

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    Ontario

  • Geographic reach

    Local

Digital Literacy Framework and Resources for Canadian Secondary Schools (Grades 9-12)

MediaSmarts has produced a comprehensive digital literacy framework for Canadian elementary schools and this project extends this work to secondary schools.

  • Organization

    MediaSmarts

  • Project type

    Digital literacy

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    Ontario

  • Geographic reach

    National

Development of technology and online content

Due to the sheer expansiveness of Canadian territory, there is a large need for Internet-based professional educational support services. This project supports the production of educational content on a reputable website that is free for everyone. 

  • Organization

    Allô Prof

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    Quebec

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

Manors Project

This project provided free and low-cost residential high-speed wireless access to over 270 residents in low-income public housing in Halifax, N.S.

  • Organization

    Chebucto Community Net Society

  • Project type

    Infrastructure

  • Funding year

    2014

  • Province / state

    Nova Scotia

  • Geographic reach

    Local

"Delete"

Through an interactive platform used in Canadian classrooms, students will explore themes of Internet safety, privacy, and digital citizenship while generating a character and storyline for a live theatre production.

  • Organization

    Youtheatre

  • Project type

    Digital literacy

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    Quebec

  • Geographic reach

    Local