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Through CIRA’s Community Investment Program, we have supported 151 innovative projects across Canada for a total of $6.7 million.

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ShelterHub

ShelterHub plans to bridge a service gap by providing survivors of domestic violence with online supports, services and lifesaving connections. ShelterHub will offer virtual crisis counselling, access to personalized safety strategies, system navigation, service referrals and education to raise awareness to end violence against women and children – with a focus on Ontario in this first phase.

Organization
The Redwood Shelter
Project type
Online services
Funding year
2019
Geographic reach
Regional

Hotspots and Homework Hubs

This initiative will allow all residents the chance to become engaged and connected to their communities through the use of technology and the internet. Children from all socioeconomic backgrounds will have the opportunity to borrow, explore and engage with technology outside of a school setting through hotspots and homework hubs.

Organization
Renfrew Public Library
Project type
Access
Funding year
2019
Geographic reach
Local

Providing internet access & digital literacy to the homeless

There are social barriers to access internet for the homeless, vulnerable and those with limited income. This project will create a friendly supportive environment within a campus of services for learning internet skills within a new, computer setting, open to all facing barriers to accesing the internet.This will serve as a best practice to share with other organizations addressing homelessness.

Organization
Orillia Christian Centre
Project type
Access
Funding year
2019
Geographic reach
Local

Expand Access to Equipment and Internet

Expanding free WiFi service and loaning laptops at all four locations of the Niagara Falls Public Library will create a more connected and engaged community. This will increase access to a multitude of online resources for continuous learning, personal growth and development.

Organization
Niagara Falls Public Library Board
Project type
Access
Funding year
2019
Geographic reach
Local

Networking O'Shaughnessey House

This initiative will connect two shelters that house women and children fleeing domestic violence. This will help improve efficiencies and will assist in providing better service to women and children by increasing knowledge and connectivity of staff. It will also allow for running of networked software providing information on homelessness in Canada.

Organization
Iris Kirby House
Project type
Access
Funding year
2019
Geographic reach
Local

Intelligent-Driven DNS over HTTPS (DoH) Attack Detection and Mitigation

As the internet has grown, malicious actors have found weaknesses in the DNS system that internet criminals can exploit to create false DNS records. Internet registration authorities can implement the intelligent-Driven DNS over HTTPS (DoH) attack detector this project will develop in their infrastructure, and provide a highly robust, safe and secure DNS record for internet users in Canada.

Organization
Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity - University of New Brunswick
Project type
Access
Funding year
2019
Geographic reach
National