Funded Initiatives

The multi-stakeholder Cybersecurity Advisory Committee defines and prioritizes the initiatives that will be funded and supported through the Cybersecurity Initiatives Program (CIP).

Initiative prioritization is based on three guiding principles – those that:

  • support the evolution of a complementary set of capabilities at all layers – from local to national – to collectively enhance overall cybersecurity posture for the sector.
  • address priorities or gaps with the greatest potential to advance cybersecurity posture across the broadest portion of the ecosystem.
  • primarily benefit the entire R&E system. All eligible organizations should be able to participate in and/or benefit from initiatives funded by the program.

The first three initiatives that will be made available to CIP participants:

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Funding implementation, support, and training across 200+ Eligible Organizations connected to the NREN

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Funding participation, support, & training to 200+ Eligible Organizations connected to the NREN

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Funding implementation, support, & training for all Eligible Organizations connected to the NREN

Proposing New Initiatives for Funding

New initiatives for funding are invited to be submitted for consideration by the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee.

All initiative proposals must be sponsored by a member of the research and education community. This can include eligible organizations (see eligibility criteria here), NREN Partners, or community organizations and associations that represent eligible organizations (such as CUCCIO, CICan, etc.). For example, a proposal from a private sector entity must include at least one sponsor from the eligible list above.

To submit a proposal, please contact cip@canarie.ca. We will follow up with you with next steps.

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