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  1. 1. The Internet is for Everyone! Join with us to keep the Internet open, thriving, and benefitting people around the globe. ISOC Canada Chapter launched in April 2013 as the voice for Canadians on Internet IssuesA global, cause-driven organization, the Internet Society To achieve our mission, the Internet Society:is a leading advocate for the ongoing development ofthe Internet as an open platform that serves the social, • Champions public policies that support a free and open Interneteconomic, and educational needs of people throughoutthe world. • Facilitates the open development of Internet standards and protocols to allow everyone to connect to everything on lineFounded in 1992 by several Internet pioneers, the • Offers discussion forums on issues that affectInternet Society works in the areas of technology, Internet evolution, development, and use in policy, development, and education to promote an technical, commercial, societal, and other contextsopen, accessible Internet for everyone. A shared • Works globally on Internet issues, leveragingvision of keeping the Internet open unites the Regional Bureaus and Chapters for collaboration60,000 individuals, 90 Chapters, and more than and engagement that strengthens our impact and130 organizations around the world that are members relevance at the local levelof the Internet Society. Together, we represent • Promotes professional development and buildsa worldwide network focused on identifying and community to foster participation and leadership in areas important to the Internet’s evolutionaddressing the challenges and opportunities that exist online today and in the years ahead. Join the Canada Chapter
  2. 2. The Internet Society at Work Advocating Open Internet Standards Points (IXPs). The Internet Society was selected The Internet’s open standards are essential by the African Union to conduct 60 workshops to allowing devices, services, and applications in 30 African countries to support establishing to work together across a dispersed network IXPs to help provide a more locally operated and of networks. The Internet Society is the economically accessible pan-African Internet. organizational home for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Architecture Board Supporting Trust and Confidence Online (IAB), and the Internet Research Task Force The collection and use of identifying online data (IRTF). Virtually everything we do online today is is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Internet because of work done in the IETF constellation. economy. The Internet Society works in both the technical and policy arenas, supporting the Advancing Policy Issues development of tools and policies that empower The multi-stakeholder Internet governance model people to manage their online identities and the must be preserved. Over the years, we’ve been ‘digital footprint’ they leave behind. major contributors to high-level discussions on Internet governance, digital content, privacy, Impacting Lives and many other issues. We promote, influence, By encouraging innovative thinking and training and shape discussions through participation in future leaders, we can impact an entire community international fora such as the Internet Governance or an individual’s career path. The Internet Society Forum (IGF), World Intellectual Property supports initiatives that address educational and Organization (WIPO), Organization for Economic societal issues related to Internet development Co-operation and Development (OECD), and and online connectivity in underserved communities. International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Community Grants support a broad range of projects from providing Internet access to visually Promoting Key Internet Technologies impaired people in Armenia to empowering youth We actively promote technologies that are vital in Somalia by building Internet training centers. to the open, global Internet, such as IPv6 and Our Fellowship programs give engineers from Domain Name System Security Extensions emerging regions the opportunity to advance their (DNSSEC). The Internet Society hosted World professional growth, build experience, and make IPv6 Day in 2011 and World IPv6 Launch in valuable connections. 2012, which garnered worldwide attention. Our Deploy360 Program provides real-world Recognizing Industry Leaders deployment information on key Internet Extraordinary people have helped to shape the technologies and is the top DNSSEC resource Internet we enjoy today. The Internet Society for IT professionals today. is home to multiple high profile recognition programs, including the Internet Hall of Fame, Improving Internet Access which honors individuals who have made The Internet becomes increasingly more valuable significant contributions to the development and and useful for all users when more people, advancement of the global Internet; the Postel businesses, institutions, and ideas are connected Service Award, named for Dr. Jonathan B. Postel to it. We work to foster robust, efficient, and cost to recognize service to the data communications effective interconnection and traffic exchange community; and the Itojun Service Award, environments in developing countries, including in honor of Dr. Jun-ichiro “Itojun” Hagino to assisting the development of Internet Exchange recognize service to the IPv6 community.Internet SocietyGalerie Jean-Malbuisson 15CH-1204 Geneva, SwitzerlandTel: +41 22 807 1444 Get Involved!Fax: +41 22 807 1445 We must be vigilant in defending the Internet’s core principles that have so clearly contributed to its growth. We all have a stake in preserving the Internet. Join with1775 Wiehle Ave. Suite 201Reston, VA 20190, USA us as we work to ensure a global, open Internet that continues to grow and bringTel: +1 703 439 2120Fax: +1 703 326 9881 benefits to the world.Email: Learn more at Join ISOC Canada Chapter contact@internetsociety.cagen-aboutISOC-201302-en