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Through CIRA’s Community Investment Program, we have supported 185 innovative projects across Canada for a total of $9.2 million. 

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Indigitize: Citizen Science to Enable Digital Literacy, Community Leadership, and Social Innovation

The Mayor, School Division, and DEPtH Lab at the University of Regina will coordinate to develop and embed a citizen-science-based digital literacy program in the Île-à-la-Cross school division curricula to empower students to contribute to long-term digital initiatives currently in place. 

Organization
The Northern Village of Île-à-la-Crosse
Project type
Digital literacy
Funding year
2021
Geographic reach
Local

2021 Bridge River Valley Internet Upgrade

Minto Communications Society will invest in broadband last-mile access infrastructure to improve service speeds and capacity limits for the existing network in Bridge River Valley and its communities.

Organization
Minto Communications Society
Project type
Infrastructure
Funding year
2021
Geographic reach
Regional

Privacy on Smartphones in the Digital Age: Youth and their Rights

BCCLA is creating lesson plans, fact-sheets, and informative videos to provide Canadian youth ages 14-24 with an understanding of their digital rights on smartphones and how they can manage their own online privacy in relation to law enforcement and the social support system.

Organization
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
Project type
Digital literacy
Funding year
2021
Geographic reach
National

C'est juste en ligne

C'est juste en ligne will provide teens with access to tools, resources, and support in the form of workshops, toolkits, and online resources, to help them become empowered digital citizens. 

Organization
Techno Culture Club
Project type
Digital literacy
Funding year
2021
Geographic reach
Local

Technical Lending Library in Regent Park

The Technical Lending Library will be for youth and school children in the Regent Park neighbourhood in Toronto to be able to access internet devices, and take cybersecurity and device training. This access will enable them to attend online school, socialize, access services and find opportunities for safe online activities.

Organization
Centre for Social Innovation Institute
Project type
Digital literacy
Funding year
2021
Geographic reach
Local

Connect Duff-Court

COVIQ will provide affordable broadband internet through a shared infrastructure strategy to low-income tenants in the main building of the Place-Lachine subsidized housing complex, 1830 Duff-Court. 

Organization
Comité de vie de quartier Duff-Court
Project type
Infrastructure
Funding year
2021
Geographic reach
Local