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CIRA partners with MediaSmarts on new research into the digital lives of Canadian youth

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is pledging its support for the next phase of a unique, multi-year research project that investigates the online behaviours of Canadian youth. This platinum sponsorship of $82,600 is CIRA’s latest in support of national not-for-profit organization MediaSmarts, Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy.

Media advisory: Internet leaders gather in Toronto tomorrow

TORONTO, February 26, 2019 – Internet stakeholders from across Canada will be gathering in Toronto to discuss key issues related to the governance, safety and security of the internet, and propose recommendations for government, industry and Canadians moving forward.

More than 25 high-profile speakers will lead discussions on topics ranging from online misinformation, the security of IoT devices, cybersecurity for small business, the inclusiveness of the internet and Canada’s role in global internet governance.


CIRA recognized as a top employer in the National Capital Region

January 30, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – Today the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers announced the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) as a top Ottawa employer.

With more than 90 employees located at Lansdowne Park in the Glebe, CIRA is best-known for managing .CA on behalf of all Canadians and runs one of the fastest growing country code top-level domains globally.

CIRA to strengthen Canadian internet infrastructure, online access and digital literacy with $1.25 million investment

January 15, 2019, Ottawa, ON - Starting today, CIRA is calling on Canadian not-for-profits, charities and academic institutions with innovative internet projects in need of funding to apply for a CIRA grant. The annual Community Investment Program application period is now open, with $1.25 million available. Applicants have until 2 p.m. EST Feb. 28, 2019 to submit their application online.

Ordering food online, fighting hunger and a forced choice between paying for food and the internet bill

Dec. 4, 2018, OTTAWA - Today the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released a report about food and the internet. How the internet feeds hungry Canadians explores the internet's impact on Canadians' access to food. From apps delivering food to Canadians' homes, to websites fueling the local food movement, to the ways in which the internet affects food security in Canada - for better or for worse - this report covers it all.

CIRA D-Zone Anycast DNS gains worldwide momentum

Today, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is celebrating the momentum of D-Zone Anycast DNS among its global country code top-level domain (ccTLD) partners at the ICANN meeting in Barcelona.


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