Become a Member and attend Canadians Connected

CIRA is a Member-based, not-for-profit organization that is best known for managing the world-class .CA domain name Registry and developing new products and programs that help build a better online Canada.

What is Canadians Connected 2017?

Canadians Connected - CIRA Symposium and Annual General Meeting is one of the most important Internet events of the year. This year's event features high-profile Canadian speaker Terry O’Reilly of CBC Radio’s Under the Influence, an overview of CIRA’s work over the last year during the AGM portion of the event and an expert panel to discuss the evolution of Smart Communities in Canada.

This event is available via webcast or in person at the Infinity Convention Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

What is CIRA Membership?

CIRA Members help influence Canada’s digital future by getting involved in CIRA’s corporate governance. There are several benefits to becoming a CIRA Member, including being an active participant at Canadians Connected.

Applying for membership is easy, free and open to any .CA holder. 

How do you become a CIRA Member and participate in Canadians Connected?

Step 1 – Get a .CA domain

If you already have registered a .CA, please skip to Step 2.

Millions of people and businesses trust .CA to brand themselves as Canadian online. If you have never registered one – it’s easy to get started. You can search for an available domain name using our handy tool below.

Secure this .CA domain name by registering it through one of the certified providers below.


If you're getting stuck visit our tips for registering a .CA. Once you have registered a domain name you can build a website and more

Step 2 – Apply to become a Member

Registering a .CA domain name doesn't automatically make you a CIRA Member. You have to take the additional step of completing the online application. It's easy, free and only takes a few minutes!

Think you might be a Member? Use our online tool to find out if you are a CIRA Member.

Step 3 – Register for Canadians Connected

You can attend by webcast or in-person - register to attend today!

Note: To be eligible to vote in the AGM and board of directors election you must have been a CIRA Member at least 21 days prior to the AGM (specifically, by end of day August 29, 2017) and continue to be a Member at the start of the AGM. We recommend you submit your membership application by August 22, 2017 to allow time for processing.