CANARIE Seeks Community Feedback on Elements of 2020-2025 Mandate

Guidance and feedback from community webinars will support the development of CANARIE’s mandate renewal proposal

Community webinars to provide feedback and guidance for 2020-2025 mandate

[Ottawa, ON]

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today invited stakeholders to participate in webinars to provide feedback and guidance on the proposed elements of its 2020 – 2025 mandate.

CANARIE has received go-ahead to work towards a mandate renewal decision from the Government of Canada in the penultimate year of its current mandate. Working towards a funding decision in March 2019 means seamless execution of cross-mandate activities and less uncertainty in the community regarding the continuation of CANARIE’s activities. The proposal will be submitted to the Government of Canada in summer 2018. This approach would enable funding for its next mandate to commence on April 1st, 2020, the day after CANARIE’s current mandate ends.

To support the development of its mandate proposal, CANARIE invites stakeholders to participate in one of six scheduled webinars. During these webinars CANARIE will outline the proposed elements of its mandate proposal and ask for feedback and guidance from stakeholders to ensure CANARIE’s proposal responds to evolving community needs.

Stakeholders are invited to register for one or more of the following webinars:

CANARIE will also hold a range of face-to-face meetings and present its mandate renewal proposal at conferences and events throughout the spring.

For more information, contact:

Ela Yazdani
Director, Communications
[email protected] | 613-943-5432


CANARIE strengthens Canadian leadership in science and technology by delivering digital infrastructure to support world-class research that directly benefits all Canadians.

Twelve provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, collectively form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). Canadians at universities, colleges, research institutes, hospitals, and government laboratories rely on this ultra-high-speed network to collaborate in data-intensive, cutting-edge research and innovation within Canada and with colleagues in over 100 countries.

Beyond the network, CANARIE funds and promotes reusable research software tools to accelerate scientific discovery.  CANARIE also supports Research Data Canada as it leads national research data management initiatives, and through the Canadian Access Federation, provides identity management services that enable secure, ubiquitous connectivity and content access to the academic community. To boost commercialization in Canada’s technology sector, CANARIE offers cloud resources to startups through its DAIR service, and links a powerful community of public and private sector partners in the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN).

Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with the majority of its funding provided by the Government of Canada.