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The board of directors, comprised of fifteen members, manages the business and affairs of the .CA domain. Twelve of these directors are nominated and elected annually by CIRA members. The board considers pan-Canadian perspectives when managing .CA, and when representing Canada and the .CA registry internationally.

Meet the board

The CIRA board is made up of 12 elected directors and three non-voting board advisors. Find out more about the diversity of expertise on the CIRA board.

Governance structure

The role of the Board is to provide oversight and strategic direction to CIRA. You can learn more about the Board of Directors responsibilities and governance structure here

CIRA's commitment to good governance

What is Bylaw? How are Bylaws created? Learn more about CIRA's commitment to good governance

Join the board

The internet belongs to all of us, and impacts every aspect of our lives. Find out how you can get involved. Become a board member, or participate in nominations and elections.

Board Compensation

As a member of the CIRA board of directors, you can influence the future of internet in Canada. Elected CIRA board members are offered an annual retainer and a per-meeting fee.

Minutes and agendas

Read meeting agendas and minutes to find out how the board is working to shape the future of Canada’s internet.

Employee Compensation

Learn more about how CIRA sets employee compensation to compete and draw the best talent in the fast-growing Canadian tech sector. 


As a non-profit that engages with a number of stakeholder groups across Canada's internet, CIRA believes that transparency is essential to good governance. Below are some important links to key CIRA policies, procedures and resources that guide our operations.

Board of directors & governance

Binder letter

Board Charter

Board of Directors Election Nomination Committee

Board of Directors Election Returning Officer

Board meeting agendas and minutes

Compensation & expenses

Board compensation

Employee compensation

Finances and Strategic Plan

Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report to Members

FY22 Financial Statements and Disclosures

FY21-25 Strategic Plan

Fiscal Year 2022 Corporate Plan

Legal decisions and dispute resolutions

Domain name disputes

CDRP Decisions

CDRP fee schedule