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Center for Indigenous Innovation and Technology
- Date Updated: September 2019
Center for Indigenous Innovation and Technology to change the tech sector in Canada
The Center for Indigenous Innovation and Technology (CIIT) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to address the underrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the technology and innovation sectors in Canada. They support Indigenous talent by providing a full ecosystem of programs that enables them to develop the skills needed and receive the formal training required for them to access opportunities in the technology sector.
The core values of the Center are “collaboration, respect, honesty, integrity” and these are key elements throughout its work as a tech skills accelerator, research and advocacy center and also as a network of collaborative innovation. The CIIT is centered upon developing and promoting the next generation of leaders in the technology and innovation sectors in Canada and aims to combine technical and social innovation to increase better social outcomes for Indigenous peoples and communities.