Canadian Heritage is partnering with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to provide funding support through arms-length Connection Grants. These grants provide assistance to selected events and outreach activities for short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and engage on research issues related to online disinformation and other related online harms as well as their impact in the Canadian context.
The Joint Initiative has 3 broad objectives:
- to promote Canadian research that will develop better understanding — based on empirical evidence — of the impacts of online disinformation in Canada in order to better inform programs and policies
- to build Canada's capacity to conduct research on and related to countering online disinformation and other related online harms, specifically in the target areas described below
- to help foster a community of research in the digital citizenship and countering online disinformation space in Canada