Formed in 1996, CAIP's Mission is to foster the growth of a healthy and competitive Internet service industry in Canada through collective and cooperative action on Canadian and international issues of mutual interest. CAIP membership comprises commercial Internet service providers ("ISPs") and enterprises interested or involved, directly or indirectly, in the industry of Internet service provisioning.

The main aims of CAIP are to:

  • provide effective industry advocacy respecting public policy and regulatory matters (e.g., access, copyright, privacy and security issues, e-commerce guidelines) affecting Canada's ISP industry;
  • promote a positive image for the Internet industry and the Association through proactively educating Canadians about, and building awareness of Internet industry issues; and
  • offer value to members through the timely communication of relevant business information and the provision of special member benefit in partnership with Affinity members.

CAIP collaborates to leverage the support of CATAAlliance, the industry's largest high tech trade association, to 'amplify' CAIP's advocacy messages through a public affairs lobby that is generally acknowledged to be the best in its sector.  

Join CAIP, today as a corporate members and also the CAIP moderated, ISP Canada Group on Linkedin where the Internet Service Provider (ISP) community flags concerns, brings forward  experiences and seeks advice from others on issues that affect both their individual operations and generally the growth of a healthy and competitive Internet service industry in Canada.

CAIP encourages all Canadians to learn about the great potential the Internet provides. The sites listed below will help you make the experience a safe one. provides the public with a mechanism to report illegal content on the Internet, and facilitates the investigation and prosecution of those who use the Internet to victimize children.
The Internet is fantastic, but there are risks. provides the tools parents need to help keep kids safe online.

Media and youth
Media Awareness Network provides resources and support for everyone interested in media and information literacy for young people. MNet is home to one of the world's most comprehensive collections of media education and Internet literacy resources
  Stop Spam Here Combat Spam: three key tips
  The Door that's not Locked The Internet is a completely public environment, a door that is not locked, that can pose risks to kids and youth.


Canadian Association of Internet Providers
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Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2N2
Voice - 613-236-6550