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Ottawa, ON - June 4, 2019 - The Canadian Internet Registration Authority 's (CIRA) nomination committee is seeking dynamic individuals with an interest in advancing the internet in Canada to join its board of directors.

Becoming a CIRA board director is a unique opportunity to work with Canada's internet leaders as they develop strategy and policy for .CA. The skills, experience and expertise board members bring to the table will help guide CIRA as it fulfills its mandate to manage the .CA domain as a key public resource for the benefit of all Canadians.

The specific background and experience priorities for the 2019 election have been identified as:

  • Finance, Accounting and Audit – specifically a minimum of one additional board member is strongly recommended with professional qualifications in these areas;
  • Experience with and understanding of community investment programs and community improvement, particularly in the technology sector; and
  • Experience, and understanding of the areas of law related to CIRA's business, such as contract, internet, IT, privacy, trademark, patent, etc.

Other skills highlighted in the report of what to look for in candidates include:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills that ideally include an indication of a creative and innovative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to listen and be open to others’ perspectives including an ability to ask pertinent questions to help foster mutual understanding.
  • Ability to understand risks, opportunities and implications both environmental and internal that may impact CIRA.

Interested individuals can submit their application to the nomination committee starting today. The application deadline is June 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. ET.

For more information about being a CIRA board member and the election process, visit

About CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages the .CA top-level domain on behalf of all Canadians. A member-based organization, CIRA also develops and implements policies that support Canada's internet community, and represents the .CA registry internationally.