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From: Canadian Heritage
OTTAWA, October 27, 2023
The Government of Canada has made it a priority to strengthen our democracy by providing Canadians with resources and tools to stay safe online and to think more critically about the information they see online. Today, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced a new call for proposals totalling almost $7 million under the Digital Citizen Initiative (DCI).
The DCI supports civil society organizations and researchers in creating and sharing evidence-based resources that help Canadians stay safe and informed online.
This open call for proposals will fund projects that increase digital media and civic literacy, help Canadians identify content created by artificial intelligence, develop and publish resources to prevent and address online violence and cyberbullying, and build capacity in Canada to fight disinformation and other online harms.
“We see the digital landscape evolving quickly. There are many tactics used every day to mislead the public. As a government, we support projects that will help people tell the real from the fake online, because we believe that an informed and resilient population is the best defense against disinformation and harmful content online.”
—The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage
For more information (media only), please contact:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage