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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.

CIRA Accelerates Innovation for Non-Profits with Amazon Web Services

As part of its ongoing mission to build a better online Canada, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) today announced that it is the first Canadian public sector incubator to take advantage of the broad programs available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Canadian public sector startups.

Sint Maarten’s .SX domain registry: Powered by Fury

Today, SX Registry SA, the operator of . SX country code top-level domain on behalf of the Sint Maarten government, announced that its domain registry is now running on the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Fury Registry Platform.

New online tool helps caregivers support children in times of grief

A new national initiative is helping parents, guardians and caregivers with a difficult challenge: having conversations with children about dying and death. Launching today, online learning modules tackle these topics in a straightforward, practical way providing strategies and talking points to support parents.

SIDN and Uniregistry choose CIRA to enhance DNS security and performance

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – October 31, 2017 –Two industry-leading partners, Uniregistry and SIDN, have signed on with CIRA to receive D-Zone DNS services for their top level domains. Both partnerships were announced today at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) meeting in Abu Dhabi.


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