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Net Good by CIRA starts from the premise that the internet is a net positive for the world. We support projects, communities and policies that make the internet better for all Canadians. We do this through three pillars – infrastructure, online safety and policy engagement. We also fund grants for community-led internet initiatives through an annual call for applications. We collaborate with partners across the tech and policy sectors, nationally and internationally.  

Net Good by CIRA is funded from the revenue CIRA generates through .ca domains and cybersecurity services. 


Net Good by CIRA invests in solutions that make the internet more accessible, resilient and high performing.

Internet Performance Test

CIRA’s Internet Performance Test is one of the most advanced tests of internet speed and quality available.

Test your connection

Network resilience

CIRA is a steward of Internet Exchange Points and is building the Canadian Traceroute Database to advocate for and improve internet resilience.


Online safety 

Net Good by CIRA helps build trust online by building, supporting and funding solutions to help protect Canadians against cyber threats. 

Canadian Shield

CIRA Canadian Shield is our free public DNS resolver to keep your personal devices safe from malware and phishing – made exclusively for users in Canada.


Policy engagement 

Net Good by CIRA supports policies that promote a trusted internet in Canada and beyond. 

Policy engagement

CIRA’s policy and advocacy work is driven by our expertise as the steward of .CA, DNS operator and cybersecurity services provider, in global internet governance and through Net Good.

CIRA and the future of multistakeholderism 

Global internet governance is at an inflection point. CIRA is a defender of a free, open and interoperable internet managed with the full participation of all stakeholders.




CIRA Grants fund community-led internet projects to build a resilient, trusted and secure internet for all Canadians. 

CIRA Grants

Everything you need to know to apply for a grant, including stories of funded projects.  

Funding Digital Equity

Research, reports and community-building around digital philanthropy in Canada.