Save the date: The virtual Canadian IGF will be Nov. 24 and Nov. 25, 2020.

Concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have led to widespread event, school and workplace shutdowns throughout Canada. Given the significant disruptions facing event staff, speakers, and attendees the CIGF Steering Committee has decided to reschedule the forum for a future date and time (TBD), so stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to stay safe and follow advice from the Government of Canada to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Canadian Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is Canada’s leading multi-stakeholder forum on digital and internet policy issues.

The inaugural event took place last year in Toronto and brought together over 200 representatives from government, civil society, and the private sector to tackle pressing public policy issues facing the internet.

The Canadian IGF is a national initiative of the global United-Nations-convened Internet Governance Forum, which holds annual meetings at different locations around the world. The Canadian IGF will produce a report detailing the unique, regional priorities facing Canadian stakeholders in attendance. This report will then be fed into the global IGF.