Why Digital Equity?

Digital equity is crucial because it bridges the gap between those with access to digital resources and those without, ensuring equal opportunities for all. In our increasingly digital world, access to technology, reliable internet, and digital literacy skills are essential for education, career development, and civic participation. By addressing digital inequality, we can empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to fully participate in our connected society, fostering social inclusion, economic growth, and a more just future for everyone.







Our approach to digital equity involves promoting access, improving digital literacy, and fostering digital inclusion. We seek to ensure that individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy.

We work closely with rights- and stake-holders across sectors to address the digital divide, with a focus on inclusivity and diversity, and create pathways for underrepresented and marginalized communities. From advocating for infrastructure improvements that ensure widespread and affordable internet access, to implementing programs that improve digital literacy and skills, we are committed to ensuring that digital equity is at the forefront of the innovation agenda.

Who We Are & Why Do We Exist

Our organization is a non-profit, we exist for this.

What You Can Do

How To Fund Digital Equity In Canada

Become a Tech Steward

Help Advance Digital Equity

Stories of Impact - Digital Equity

CTU Connecting the Unconnected

The IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Challenge is a new, global IEEE competition that solicits solutions from start-ups, grassroots organizations, universities, or anyone else that is working to bridge this digital divide in innovative ways.

Connect Humanity Report

State of Digital Inequity: Civil Society Perspectives on Barriers to Progress in our Digitizing World

CIRA’s Community Investment Program Grants

Awards $1.25M to Indigenous, northern and student projects, funds over 200 digital equity initiatives to date

Indigenous Connectivity Institute and Mastercard Foundation

Partner to Connect 10,000 Indigenous Young People to Fast, Sustainable Internet

Are you working on an innovative digital equity project, or are you a community interested in community owned ISP projects?

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Toronto, Ontario

We acknowledge the land we live and work on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. Because we work with individuals and organizations worldwide, we’d like to extend this acknowledgement to all those who have historically stewarded and nurtured the lands we live, work, and play on today.