#BuildBackBetter Digital Conversations: Bridging the Digital Divide

On September 8, 2020, we brought together four speakers to explore bridging the digital divide.

Canada’s digital divide is widening the social divide. Exacerbated by the pandemic, reliable high-speed internet is ever more required to access services and programs, as well as to do work and learn. But who’s gaining access and who’s being left behind?

What are the systemic barriers to digital access and how might we bridge the digital divide?

We dove into key findings of a recent research report on this question conducted by Canada Internet Registry Authority (CIRA), and explored how funders play a role in bridging the growing digital divide.


Maureen James, CIRA

Maureen James manages the Community Investment Program at the Canadian Internet Registra


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