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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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Location Extraction of Child Exploitation Networks (LECEN)

A custom web-crawler was developed that identifies the geolocation and Whois information of domains hosting child exploitation content. This project provides a potential tool for law enforancement to utilize when investigating child exploitation online or when planning take-downs of such content.

  • Organization

    Simon Fraser University – International CyberCrime Research Centre

  • Project type

    Research

  • Funding year

    2014

  • Province / state

    British Columbia

  • Geographic reach

    National

Analyzing the Governance of Telecommunications Surveillance in Canada

This project analyzed how state authorities access Canadians' telecommunications data and how such access is conditioned by regional organizations that establish lawful interception standards.

  • Organization

    Governing Council of the University of Toronto

  • Project type

    Research

  • Funding year

    2014

  • Province / state

    Ontario

  • Geographic reach

    National

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The Career Skills Incubator expanded an open source modular web application to create a career development social network. 

  • Organization

    Career Skills Incubator

  • Project type

    Online services

  • Funding year

    2014

  • Province / state

    Ontario

  • Geographic reach

    National

How do Canadian organizations benefit from helping develop the Firefox web browser?

A visual representation of the size and nature of Canadian organizations' contributions to the development of the Firefox web browser over the past 15 years was produced. The research proved the Canadian mind-share in the worldwide knowledge economy is strong and growing.

  • Organization

    Schulich School of Business - York University

  • Project type

    Research

  • Funding year

    2014

  • 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

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