$1 million in support available for community projects to build a better online Canada

Canadian Internet Registration Authority opens 2017 application intake for Community Investment Program funding

OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is looking to partner with members of the Canadian internet community to help build a better online Canada.

CIRA's Community Investment Program is now accepting funding applications for 2017.

Key Facts

Executive quotes

''CIRA's primary goal is to build a better online Canada. In part, that means making the Internet – with all its power and potential – stronger, safer and more accessible for Canadians. The Community Investment Program provides targeted and strategic support for projects that produce tangible results, and ones which help us realize our goal of a better online experience for all Canadians.''

-   David Fowler, VP of marketing and communications at CIRA

''The ingenuity and creativity of Canadians being what they are, we always receive more requests for funding than we can grant. That, in a sense, is a great problem to have in that we are able to select truly outstanding Internet projects which promise to bring about concrete and substantive improvements in people's lives. CIRA's Community Investment Program makes a real difference, and I am confident that the committee will have our work cut out for us again this year.''

-   Michael Geist, chair of CIRA's Community Investment Committee

"With the Community Investment Program, Kids Code Jeunesse has been able to grow from an idea into a nationwide organization that supports thousands of children and teachers with computer programming in the education system. As one of our founding supporters, the Community Investment team has become part of our organization and encouraged us every step of the way."

-   Kate Arthur, founder & executive director, Kids Code Jeunesse

Who can apply?

  • Organizations recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency as registered charities
  • Not-for-profit organizations; and,
  • Academics and researchers affiliated with a Canadian university

Please consult our Application Guidelines for more details on funding and how to apply. Applications for this round of funding will be accepted until March 1, 2017.

About CIRA and the Community Investment Program

Through the Community Investment Program, CIRA funds projects that can help us build a better online Canada. The CIRA team manages Canada's country code top-level domain on behalf of all Canadians. A member-based organization, CIRA represents the interests of Canada's Internet community internationally.


SOURCE Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

For further information: Ryan Saxby Hill, Communications Manager, 613-316-2397, ryan.hill@cira.ca


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