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Dates announced for election of the board and the 2018 annual general meeting

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) 2018 board of directors election process will begin on June 5, 2018 with a call for applications. Online voting for election candidates will begin at CIRA’s annual general meeting (AGM) on September 27, 2018 at the Infinity Convention Centre in Ottawa and will run until October 4, 2018.

UQAM study reveals the central role that the internet plays in the integration of immigrants in Canada

How are the lives of immigrants transformed by using the internet and its many associated applications? This question was at the heart of the first Canada-wide study on internet use by immigrants to Canada. The study was headed by Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) researchers Christian Agbobli, director of the Social and Public Communication Department, and Magda Fusaro, UQAM's rector, who oversaw the research project in her capacity as holder of the UNESCO chair in Communication and Technologies for Development. The results reveal the central role the internet plays in the empowerment and integration of immigrants in Canada. Funded by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority's (CIRA) Community Investment Program (CIP), the study established a portrait of the use of the internet by immigrants and led to the tabling of multiple recommendations for governments and training organizations that work with immigrants.

Privacy and online identity a growing concern for Canadians

Privacy, cybersecurity and online identity are issues that concern Canadians. While the internet offers many social, economic and cultural benefits, it also exposes Canadians to risk. To help address these issues for Canadians and support other initiatives that build a better online Canada, CIRA is opening the application period for its Community Investment Program, which provides $1 million in funding to Canadian organizations doing good things for and through the internet.


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