Next, Charles Noir, Vice President of Community Investment, Policy & Advocacy at CIRA, introduced the theme of the evening: internet resilience. Charles provided an update on CIRA’s pivotal role in creating a safe, reliable and trusted internet for all Canadians. He also shed light on the significance of internet resilience in response to recent challenges like the Nova Scotia wildfires. These unfortunate events remind us of the crucial role the internet plays during emergencies, enabling vital communication, information sharing, and access to emergency services. With initiatives like our Net Good program, CIRA aims to strengthen the internet and leverage it for positive social and environmental impact.