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Here Comes the Future

As we move towards a world of smart homes and cities, we’ll face a growing set of challenges. A world connected things includes your hot water heater to your child’s favourite toy fundamentally changes what it means to be online. And while these things come with huge benefits to our lives and economies, we need to know we can trust them.

. . . And We Need You to Be A Part of It

Canada is shaping its policies around the Internet of Things and
we need you to be a part of it. It is a voluntary multi-stakeholder process
to guide the development of a policy that makes security
a pillar of our connected future.

How does it work?

As technology leaders and consumers, we have a responsibility to make sure the connected world is one we can trust.

This collaborative approach has shaped the Internet we know today. By using it, we can identify current and potential challenges and solutions. These will form a wide-reaching policy to govern the security of the Internet of Things in Canada. A planning committee will lead the multi-stakeholder process. Representatives from the Internet Society (ISOC), Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), and the

Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will form the core team.  Under it, a group of stakeholders in Canadian technology, Internet policy, and relevant government, academia and private and non-profit sectors will come together. They will identify guide the development of recommendations for an IoT policy to make sure security is at the heart of Internet innovation in Canada.

Planning Committee


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

Internet Society

The Internet Society supports and promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.


CIPPIC is Canada’s first and only public interest technology law clinic. The organization fills voids in policy-making by voicing public interest perspectives to technology policy makers, advises clients on technology law matters with a public interest dimension, and prepares public education resources and law student training on technology law issues.


The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a member-based not-for-profit organization, best known for managing the .CA internet domain on behalf of all Canadians, developing and implementing policies that support Canada’s internet community and representing the .CA registry internationally.


CANARIE and its twelve provincial and territorial partners form Canada’s National Research and Education Network. This ultra-high-speed network connects Canada’s researchers, educators and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues.