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Now more than ever, cybersecurity and data privacy concerns underpin every aspect of our digital lives. The Canadian Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) is a unique opportunity to bring together some of Canada’s top thinkers to discuss how privacy and security intersect with artificial intelligence, smart cities, and Internet of Things (IoT), the impact on businesses, and the role youth can play in the evolution of the internet.

The 2019 Canadian Internet Governance Forum represents an unprecedented level of collaboration between Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), Innovation, Science, Economic Development Canada (ISED), CANARIE, the Internet Society (ISOC), Youth IGF Canada, and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa.

The CIGF is driven by a multi-stakeholder steering committee and is recognized as a national IGF initiative by the global Internet Governance Forum, which was established in 2006 by United Nations as an outcome of the World Summit on the Information Society. The IGF mandate was renewed for an additional ten years by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.

Visit the Canadian IGF website for more information. 

Canadian Internet Forum Archives

The new Canadian Internet Governance Forum is the evolution of the Canadian Internet Forum, which was a CIRA-led event held from 2011 – 2016. 

Final reports of the Canadian Internet Forum: 

Canadian Internet Forum report: 2016 
Canadian Internet Forum report: 2015 
Canadian Internet Forum report: 2013 
Canadian Internet Forum report: 2012