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Seeking candidates for CIRA’s 2022 board of directors

By Shehnila Sayeed
Communications Specialist

Ottawa, ON – May 25, 2022 – CIRA’s nomination committee is inviting Canadians with an interest in advancing Canada’s internet to join the board of directors.

Becoming a CIRA board member is a unique opportunity to work with Canada’s internet leaders as they develop strategy and policy for.CA and the organization’s efforts to improve Canada’s internet. The skills, experience and expertise board members bring to the table will help guide CIRA as it fulfills its mandate to manage the .CA domain and build a trusted internet for Canadians.

Here are some of the qualities CIRA is seeking in 2022 candidates:

  • A passion for Canada’s internet
  • Experience in the domain name industry in which CIRA operates, including an understanding of the current and emerging business and industry trends
  • Deep financial acumen as a credentialed practitioner
  • Knowledge of key components of cybersecurity
  • Entrepreneurial experience at the executive level, in starting a technology business or pursuing a “go to market” strategy at the enterprise or line of business level
  • Ability to understand environmental and internal risks, opportunities and implications that may impact CIRA
  • An understanding of areas of law related to CIRA’s business, such as internet, IT, DNS, and privacy
  • Leadership skills with the ability to be open to others’ perspectives and build consensus

It is important to note that positions on CIRA’s board are not considered entry-level. It is imperative that all board members have a solid understanding of the duties and responsibilities of directors and board governance in the not-for-profit and/or the for-profit sectors.

Interested individuals can submit their application to the nomination committee starting today. The application deadline is June 8, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET.

For more information about being a CIRA board member and the election process, visit

About CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages the .CA top-level domain on behalf of all Canadians. A member-based organization, CIRA also develops and implements policies that support Canada’s internet community and represents the .CA registry internationally.

About the author
Shehnila Sayeed

Shehnila is a Communications Specialist at CIRA. Shehnila comes from an agency background where she’s had experience executing campaigns for some of Canada’s leading brands.