We want to inspire you to shop local this holiday season! Use our gift guide full of creative Canadian-owned small businesses for all your online holiday shopping.

I haven’t looked through all the guides myself, but the idea seems nice

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    This post was reported, and often I will leave up a post once I’ve read through the report and decided that it should stay up. In this case, since I’m the one that posted it, it doesn’t feel right resolve the reports without a comment.

    I left up the post because I think the reporter misunderstood what this was, which is my fault because I didn’t take the time to explain when posting. If people still think it’s inappropriate, I’ll remove it and not post these in the future.

    The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is the not-for-profit org that manages the .ca TLD. They have grants for infrastructure and community projects, and they’re involved in the Fediverse through their partnership with the mstdn.ca Mastodon server.

    Going off of their history and past work, I felt that the guide was in good faith and that it would be good to highlight some Canadian creators instead of large corporations. I don’t think they’re sneakily making money by highlighting these businesses, and so I left up the post.

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      23 months ago

      More info: https://www.cira.ca/en/net-good/

      Net Good by CIRA starts from the premise that the internet is a net positive for the world. We support projects, communities and policies that make the internet better for all Canadians. We do this through three pillars – Infrastructure, Online Safety and Policy Engagement. We also fund Grants for community-led internet initiatives through an annual call for applications. We collaborate with partners across the tech and policy sectors, nationally and internationally.

      Net Good by CIRA is funded from the revenue CIRA generates through .ca domains and cybersecurity services.

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      3 months ago

      Too much like an advertisement?

      People sometimes look for local Canadian businesses, so I thought this might be relevant

      As an organization CIRA is decent, but the list is extensive so maybe they haven’t vetted it properly either