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Through CIRA’s Community Investment Program, we have supported 171 innovative projects across Canada for a total of $7.95 million. 

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First Nations ICT Network

This project is creating a First Nations connectivity strategy networking group that brings together technology professionals to identify and advance solutions in support of First Nations internet access. 

Organization
Assembly of First Nations
Project type
Community Leadership
Funding year
2020
Geographic reach
National

Connected North Digital Content Library

Connected North will expand its library of real-time, high definition, interactive video sessions curating experiences and opportunities not available locally to Indigenous youth in remote communities.

Organization
TakingITGlobal
Project type
Digital literacy
Funding year
2020
Geographic reach
National

Building upgrades for internet access

This project in southern Alberta will upgrade the internet infrastructure in five central community buildings, providing high-speed internet to its youth, elders, staff and the greater community.

Organization
Siksika Health Services
Project type
Infrastructure
Funding year
2020
Geographic reach
Local

Pandora Portal: New Learning Experience about sex education

Youtheatre will produce a digital version of Pandora, their high school show about sex education online and pornography, so teens can learn how to navigate healthy sexuality online. 

Organization
Youtheatre
Project type
Digital literacy
Funding year
2020
Geographic reach
National

Fibre Optic Installation Study

Couchiching First Nation in Northwestern Ontario will lead a research study on improving internet access for its 800 residents through a study on options for high speed fibre optic connectivity.

Organization
Couchiching First Nation
Project type
Infrastructure
Funding year
2020
Geographic reach
Regional

Critical Infrastructure Security Operations Center

New Brunswick Community College is Creating a lab facility for students in IT to practice attack detection and remediation, accessing specialized tools to run simulations and test cases. 

Organization
New Brunswick Community College
Project type
Cybersecurity
Funding year
2020
Geographic reach
Regional