CIRA is focused on increasing Canadians’ cybersecurity knowledge and safety from threats. We want more Canadians to know how to protect themselves and feel safe online. We fund research, educational frameworks, tools, consultations and training programs that increase Canadians’ online safety. Projects must focus on preparing Canadians to use the internet safely and confidently, building knowledge and protection against threats like misinformation, online harms, privacy intrusion and surveillance, harassment, cyberbullying and gender-based violence.
- A lab facility for college students in IT to practice detecting and addressing cybersecurity attacks and threats.
- A toolkit for K-12 educators across Canada to address privacy and digital safety risks associated with AI and machine learning experienced by Northern, rural and Indigenous communities.
- Youth-led citizens’ assembly on children’s online safety that will inform Canadian policymakers on how best to protect and empower children online.