Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Community Investment Program Grants

CIRA is the steward of .CA – Canada’s online identifier. While our number one priority is the safe and secure management of Canada’s top-level domain, we also have a mandate to do good things for the Internet in Canada. The goal of the Program is to give back to the community in a measurable way by supporting innovative initiatives and programs that help build a resilient, trusted and secure internet for all Canadians.


  • Demonstrated alignment with CIRA’s Community Investment Program funding areas: Infrastructure, Digital Literacy, Cybersecurity, Community Leadership
  • Preference is given to initiatives that benefit:
    • Students (kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary)
    • Northern, rural and Indigenous communities
  • Project is appropriately and realistically planned with clearly-defined activities, outputs, outcomes and impacts
  • Project outputs are open and available for anyone to use, share and build upon  
  • Budget is reasonable, and preferably demonstrates in-kind contributions or other sources of funding
  • Project demonstrates engagement of community stakeholders in development, delivery, financing, etc.  
  • Project outputs are durable and lasting beyond the end of the grant

See Application Call for Full Eligibility Details

Agency Name: 
Canadian Internet Registration Authority
Contact Name: 
Sola Fasunwon
Grant Amount: 
Up to $100,000
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Internal Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Social Science
Fine Arts
Grant Eligibility: