CIRA launches new program to invest in initiatives that enhance Canada's
OTTAWA, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Innovative ideas and programs that make
the Internet better for all Canadians could receive up to $100,000 in
funding from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (www.CIRA.ca), the organization that manages the .CA domain.
CIRA's Community Investment Program (CIP) will provide funding to
community groups, not-for-profits, and academic institutions for
projects they can demonstrate will enhance the Internet for the benefit
of all Canadians. In the coming year, CIRA will be investing up to
$1,000,000 back into the community of which qualifying funding amounts
may range in size from $20,000 to as much as $100,000. The CIP is open
to a wide range of ideas, but proposals must articulate how they will
benefit the Internet in Canada.
"CIRA's top priorities include managing the .CA domain; ensuring
Canada's Internet infrastructure is safe, secure, and stable; and
supporting other Internet-related activities in Canada," said Byron
Holland, CEO of CIRA. "We have always championed initiatives that help
Canadians take full advantage of the Internet as one of the greatest
drivers of positive social and economic change the world has seen in
recent memory. With the CIP, we will take this many steps further by
making strategic investments that will help other stakeholder groups
make the Internet better for all Canadians."
Starting on February 3 and until February 28, the CIP application period
will open to quality proposals in need of funding. All funding
decisions will be made by a committee comprised of CIRA board members
and community stakeholders.
Additional inforrmation will be available on February 3 on CIRA's
website at cira.ca.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is the Member-driven
organization that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops
and implements policies that support Canada's Internet community, and
represents the .CA registry internationally.
SOURCE: Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
For further information:
Communications Manager, Canadian Internet Registration Authority
(613) 237-5335 ext. 262
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