ION Toronto - Internet Society Canada Chapter Introduction

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ION Toronto, 11 November 2013: The ISOC Canada Chapter formally launched in 2013 and is fast becoming one of Canada’s leading organizations, reaching all Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Learn more about ISOC and its mandate and how the Canadian Chapter is breaking new ground in helping build awareness on the importance of Internet issues.

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ION Toronto - Internet Society Canada Chapter Introduction

  1. 1. The Internet Society Overview and Introduction to Canadian Chapter www.internetsociety.org
  2. 2. Global Dedicated Independent Experienced Responsive Thought-leader Internet Advocate Connecting Authoritative Transparent Credible Accessible Cause-driven Multistakeholder Collaborative Trusted Open Consultative Sharing
  3. 3. Our Mission To promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world. 3
  4. 4. Our Strategic Objectives Foster Enable an open, innovative, and trusted Internet worldwide 4 Advance Empower policies and strategies that strengthen the Internet’s growth and evolution a vibrant and people through vital global unencumbered community to Internet use advance the Internet’s future
  5. 5. How We Work Operating at the intersection of policy, standards, and education allows us to be a thought leader in the Internet ecosystem. 5
  6. 6. Priorities The opportunities and challenges facing the global Internet are as diverse as its 2 billion users.  Digital Content Management  Domain Name System Security (DNSSEC)  Human Rights  Intellectual Property 6  Internet Governance  IPv6  Open Internet Standards  Online Security
  7. 7. Programmes Beyond our priorities the Internet Society offers a number of programmes that benefit the Internet Ecosystem. Awards Grants  Internet Hall of Fame  Community Grants  Jonathan B. Postel Service  ICT Innovation Award  Applied Networking Researching Prize (ANRP) 7  Individual Fellowships
  8. 8. Europe North America Global Support With five regional bureaus across the globe, the Internet Society is able to effect positive change that benefits local, regional, and national communities. 8 Africa Latin America and the Caribbean Asia Pacific
  9. 9. Your Membership is Vital Internet Society members achieve change through a range of partnerships and technical expertise. Join more than:  55,000 individual members  90 global Chapters  130 Organization members Your membership to the Internet Society gives you a powerful voice. 9
  10. 10. Chapters Play a Key Role Internet Society Chapters form a community that advances our mission through:  Engaging and energizing members through a common global vision  Technical workshop and training classes 10  Educational events  Public Policy issue advocacy  Networking events
  11. 11. ISOC Chapters Group Picture Prague
  12. 12. Canada and Digital Space
  13. 13. Canada is a digital leader in the global economy in terms of Internet usage and innovation.
  14. 14. Our nation's Internet economy is expected to grow by 7.4 per cent per year through 2016. Canada's Internet economy accounted for $49 billion in 2010, roughly 3 per cent of Canada's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) . Compared to Canada's G20 peers, Canada ranks ninth, and our ranking continues to slip. Canada is a digital leader in the global economy, and continues to lead the world both in terms of Internet usage and innovation. However, if the downward trend in Canada's digital ranking continues, our reputation as a digital leader is in jeopardy.
  15. 15. Canadian Internet Landscape Canada is a highly wired society. We are early adopters of the Internet and broadband technology, Canada has one of the highest Internet penetration rates in the world. With nearly 8 in 10 Canadians online, the vast majority of those daily users, Canada is within the top quartile of countries globally.
  16. 16. 2012 ComScore study: Canadians in the number 1 spot, at 45 hours per month, almost double the global average. And with their number of online hours increasing every year, Canadians are spending more and more time on social networking and entertainment sites, like YouTube and Facebook, which now account for the most popular content online. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/canadians-internet-usage-nearly-double-the-worldwideaverage/article569916/
  17. 17. With more than 2 million domain names registered (as of November 2012), .CA is one of the fastest growing top-level domains on the Internet.
  18. 18. Broadband speed and cost Broadband speed and price are a nation's digital currency, and while Canada ranks within the top 20 countries, according to 2011 OECD data, there's room for improvement when you consider that Canadians spend more time online than anyone else.
  19. 19. Canadian Challenges What are some of the Internet issues concerning Canadians? Digital Divide Remote Access Internet Costs Media Mergers
  20. 20. March 28, 2013 University of Western Ontario Study Recent research on Internet access demonstrated digital divide highlighted by - Internet Usage higher in Urban vs Rural areas -Higher income Canadians higher Internet access -Seniors falling behind http://business.financialpost.com/2013/03/21/digital-divide-persists-incanada-both-in-access-and-internet-fluency/?__lsa=579e-e2b2
  21. 21. History of Canadian Chapter ISOC Canada Chapter historically has been a dream as for twenty years as a national chapter with representatives across the country The organizers consulted with ISOC HQ, ISOC Quebec and the ISOC Family of Chapters to provide critical feedback and their blessing In April 2013 the Chapter joined the ISOC Community as a recognized chapter 23
  22. 22. Get Involved There are so many ways to support the Internet. Explore how you can make an impact.  Become a Member  Join the Canadian Chapter  Attend an Event, webinar, Google Hangout and more  Learn more  Email contact@internetsociety.ca  Www.internetsociety.ca 24 Glenn McKnight: Outreach Coordinator This is your Internet. Join it!
  23. 23. Get involved with ISOC Canada Email contact@internetsociety.ca htttp://www.internetsociety.ca Http://www.facebook.com/isoccanada www.internetsociety.org

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