Who we are
The Canadian Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) is Canada’s leading multi-stakeholder forum on digital and internet policy issues.
In 2019 and 2020, our events brought together hundreds of representatives from government, civil society, and the private sector to tackle pressing public policy issues facing the internet. These issues include cybersecurity, data governance, content moderation, the ethics of AI, and more.
The CIGF is a national initiative of the global United-Nations-convened Internet Governance Forum, which holds annual meetings at different locations around the world. The CIGF produces a report each year detailing the unique, regional priorities facing Canadian stakeholders in attendance. This report is fed into the global IGF to provide a Canadian perspective.
Participate in a CIGF event
In 2021, we’re changing things up. We’ve decided to convene the Canadian Internet Governance Forum through a series of short virtual events over the course of the year. We feel that it will provide more opportunity for continuous engagement with the Canadian internet governance community, as well as meet the need for flexibility during our continuing WFH environment.
This year, our new speaker series, Canadian IGF Talks, will kick off on July 6 with a 90-minute session about the Government’s digital policy.
Join Dr. Michael Geist, Daniel Bernhard, Janet Yale, and Laura Tribe for our first session, Does the Government of Canada Still Support the Open Internet?, on July 6 at 1:30 p.m. ET.