Building a trusted internet for all in Canada

Proudly marking its second year of partnership with Pow Wow Pitch, CIRA is the national not-for-profit best known for managing the .CA domain on behalf of all Canadians.

While  this remains CIRA’s primary mandate, as a member-based not-for-profit, CIRA’s broader goal is to build a trusted internet in Canada. With the understanding that Indigenous communities face disproportionate digital inequities in Canada, CIRA is proud to support projects and initiatives such as broadband upgrades for rural Indigenous communities and connecting Indigenous communities to online access and resources to become leaders in Canada’s digital economy.

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CIRA Resources for Entrepreneurs

.CAs for all Pow Wow Pitchers

CIRA will provide Indigenous entrepreneurs that participate in the Pow Wow Pitch community with a free .CA domain for their business with the help of Web Hosting Canada.

Indigenous entrepreneurs who apply to Pow Wow Pitch before June 21, 2022 will be eligible for their free .CA.

Free web hosting for Pow Wow Pitch participants

Resources to launch your business

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CIRA Community Investment Program

Funds from every .CA sale goes towards improving Canada’s internet through CIRA’s Community Investment Program. One important pillar of the program is CIRA grants, funding innovative community internet projects with Indigenous communities as a priority funding area.

Since 2014, CIRA has provided $9.2 million for 185 projects across Canada.

CIRA Community Investment Program