Research & Policy


  • Internet and Canada’s Future: Opportunities and Challenges
    Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), along with its partners Media Awareness Network and the International Institute for Sustainable Development, released this report on the findings from the Canadian Internet Forum. This national consultation, which took place in February 2011 and was hosted by these three organizations, provided a venue where Canadians could express their thoughts on how the Internet should be run in Canada.
  • From Consumer to Citizen: Digital Media and Youth Civic Engagement
    A discussion paper focusing on the impact of media – especially interactive technology – on civic and political engagement for children and youth. It also looks at the ways in which educators can effectively integrate digital literacy into their classrooms to foster and support youth civic engagement.
  • Digital Literacy in Canada: From Inclusion to Transformation
    The Digital Literacy in Canada discussion paper is a response to the Government of Canada's Digital Economy Consultation, launched in May 2010. The paper calls for federal leadership in the creation of a national digital literacy strategy to ensure all Canadians have the necessary skills to use digital technologies to their fullest potential.
  • Young Canadians in a Wired World – Phase II Student Survey
    In 2005, Media Awareness Network (MNet) surveyed young people across the country to find out about their Internet activities. The Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW) Phase II student survey, conducted by ERIN Research, explores new areas of interest and revisits some of the initial findings from the baseline study of 2001.
  • Young Canadians in a Wired World – Phase II Trends and Recommendations
    Young Canadians in a Wired World – Phase II focus groups and the student survey that followed made it very clear that the Net has become an integral part of young Canadians’ social environment. Trends and Recommendations looks at the findings from both the qualitative and quantitative research to create a snapshot of that environment.
  • Young Canadians in a Wired World – Phase II Focus Groups
    In November 2003, the Media Awareness Network (MNet) conducted qualitative research, regarding young people’s Internet use, through a series of focus groups with parents and young people, aged 11-17, in Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal.
  • Canada's Children In A Wired World: The Parents' View
    The Media Awareness Network's first survey, Canada's Children In A Wired World: The Parents' View, was conducted by Environics Research Group in March 2000. It was funded by Industry Canada, in partnership with Health Canada and Human Resources Development Canada.
  • Young Canadians In A Wired World: Phase I The Students' View
    In early 2001, the Media Awareness Network conducted a nationwide survey of nearly 6000 Canadian students - the first survey of its kind. Young Canadians In A Wired World: The Students' View was an investigation of Internet use among Canadian youth, exploring what they do online, how they perceive the Internet and what they know about it.
  • Young Canadians In A Wired World: Phase I Parent and Youth Focus Groups
    A summary of the report on the Summer 2000 focus group sessions conducted by Environics Research Group for the Media Awareness Network (MNet). The sessions, funded by the Government of Canada, focused on how kids use the Internet, as well as on how parents view their children’s Internet use.

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