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Ottawa, ON - June 5, 2018 - 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 committee is looking for Canadians with governance experience and an interest in supporting the development of the internet in Canada. Expertise in one of the following areas would be an asset:

  • A passion for Canada's Internet;
  • Experience in relevant industry sectors (domain name industry and internet infrastructure experience);
  • Finance, accounting and audit experience;
  • Law (IT law, ICT and cyber law)
  • Experience with and understanding of the board's oversight role with respect to risk management;
  • Previous board experience with solid understanding of board governance.

The nomination committee will review applications and will select up to nine candidates who will appear on the final election slate. Candidates will then be elected to fill three nomination committee seats during the final CIRA Member vote in September.

Interested individuals can submit their application to the nomination committee starting today. The application deadline is June 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET.

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

CIRA's 2018 nomination committee

David Allnutt, Paul Andersen, Rita Andreone, Nancy Carter, Jacob Glick, Pamela Miller (Representative of the Government of Canada), Alyssa Moore, Margie Parikh, Cynthia Robertson, Lindsay Sill, Richard Simpson, and Victoria Withers.

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.

Media Contacts

Tanya O'Callaghan

Senior Manager, Communications