Last night at the Mesh Conference in Toronto CIRA awarded four organizations for using their .CA websites to make a positive cultural, technical, economic, or social impact as part of their CIRA Impact Awards. These four winners received $5,000 each as well as some serious national recognition.
- eLearning: ArtsAlive.ca, an educational performing arts website produced by the National Arts Centre.
- Small Business: OpenMedia.ca who used its .CA website to protect the open Internet and to promote the innovation and free speech that it enables.
- Non-Profit: UppercaseGallery.ca is now an online artist community, featuring a blog, exhibitions, and a magazine.
- Web Technology: NewPad.ca is an online apartment-hunting portal intended to make apartment hunting easier by mapping out online apartment listings in cities across Canada.
You can view details on the winners here.