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At CIRA, we believe that Canadians have both the right to be informed about how the internet develops, and a responsibility to act on it. Whether you use the internet for work or play, you can influence the future development and direction of the internet in Canada. Participating in CIRA’s governance is one way you can help enable a trusted internet for Canadians. 

CIRA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 12 elected Directors and three Board Advisors. Every year, a number of seats on the Board become vacant and must be filled.

This year there are four Board seats available:

  • 3 from the Nomination Committee slate
  • 1 from the Member slate

There are also up to six positions available on the Nomination Committee.

CIRA's election process happens in several stages, beginning with filling seats on the Nomination Committee in April and ending in an online vote in September.

From candidate applications to the final vote, the entire election process is held online. Find out how to join the nomination committeejoin the board or support nominees and candidates.

View the election resources for more information.