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Media advisory: Internet leaders convene for online forum on Canadian digital policy issues this week

By Josh Tabish
Public Affairs Manager

Representatives from Facebook, TikTok, Mozilla, and others will be on hand to discuss key digital policy issues facing Canadians.

November 23 – Ottawa, ON – Representatives from tech companies, public interest groups, and research institutions across Canada will gather online to discuss key digital policy issues at the internet at the Canadian Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) on Tuesday, November 24th and Wednesday, November 25th.  

Over 25 high-profile speakers from organizations like Facebook, TikTok, and Mozilla will participate in panel discussions on topics like disinformation, content moderation, encryption, artificial intelligence, and digital literacy.


What: Canadian Internet Governance Forum, a national regional initiative of  the UN-led global Internet Governance Forum. You can find the full agenda here:

When: Tuesday November 24 and Wednesday November 25, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (ET)

Cost: Free to attend.

Where: Online. You can register here:

You can also follow online on our YouTube stream:  

Who: Speakers for the event include:

  • Mark Surman, Mozilla Foundation
  • Steve de Eyre, Tik Tok
  • Kevin Chan, Facebook
  • Brenda McPhail, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Christopher Parsons, Citizen Lab
  • Philippe-André Rodriguez, Global Affairs Canada
  • Ashley Casovan, AI Global
  • Daphnee Nostrome, Ontario Digital Service
  • Matthew Johnson, MediaSmarts

For the full agenda and more information, visit

Media are welcome to attend online. Interviews may be possible with some speakers. For further information or to schedule an interview contact Josh Tabish, [email protected], (613-875-3741)

About the Canadian Internet Governance Forum

The Canadian Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is Canada’s leading multi-stakeholder forum on digital and internet policy issues. This year’s event will focus on topics like encryption, connecting Indigenous communities, content moderation, data and AI in the public interest, and more. 

The event is led by the CIGF Steering Committee and represents collaboration between non-profits, government, and the tech sector across the country. This is Canada’s chapter of the Global Internet Governance Forum, which came from the UN General Assembly to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. This year’s event is made possible due to generous support from our sponsors, including the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), CANARIE, Cybera, ICANN, and the Internet Society Foundation.