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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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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

eLearning application

This application makes the Internet better for Canadians by providing thousands of individuals access to virtual training related to the grocery store recovery program operated by the local network of Québec food banks (18 Moissons).

  • Organization

    Moisson Montréal

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    Quebec

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

What's Around Me? Conveying Environmental Awareness to the Visually Impaired Community

This project will enrich the awareness of the visually impaired community of places around them and services available. In turn, individual users will gain greater autonomy and confidence in exploring their environment, whether in familiar areas or previously unvisited parts of their cities.

  • Organization

    McGill University

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    Quebec

  • 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

Serving the unserved: Shaping digital policy to support community broadband with remote First Nations across Canada

This project will collect and mobilize evidence at a major regulatory hearing to highlight their challenges and propose a permanent fund to sustain their work.

  • Organization

    First Mile Connectivity Consortium

  • Project type

    Infrastructure

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    Alberta

  • Geographic reach

    Regional

Improving Canadians’ access to their personal information

This project will develop an online platform to help more Canadians access their information from commercial organizations and governmental agencies, bridging the gap between citizens and their personal data.

  • Organization

    Open Effect

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2015

  • Province / state

    Ontario

  • Geographic reach

    National