HOW WE WORK
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.
How To Fund Digital Equity In Canada
Become a Tech Steward
Help Advance 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?
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.