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The Future of the Internet in Canada: Impacts of the Online Harms Act Bill C-63

March 18 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This presentation delves into the complexities and implications of this crucial piece of legislation aimed at combating online harms.

Presenters Tariq Tyab and Yusuf Siraj explore how Bill C-63 seeks to protect Canadians from cyberbullying, hate speech, and misinformation while navigating the fine line between ensuring digital safety and preserving freedom of expression and privacy.

Highlighting the act’s regulatory mechanisms, including content removal mandates and the establishment of a Digital Safety Commissioner, they critically analyze the potential effects on the digital landscape, content moderation, and the responsibilities of tech companies. Their discussion extends to the broader implications for Canadian society and the global internet community, offering insights into how this act could influence future internet governance and digital rights.


Tariq Tyab is a renowned non-profit leader and philanthropist with 25 years of experience championing interfaith collaboration and empowering IBPOC communities. Co-founder of British Columbia’s Foundation for a Path Forward, Tariq focuses on breaking down barriers and promoting equality. His accomplishments include co-founding the Muslim Food Bank, Muslim Care Centre, and Islam Unravelled. A former BC Muslim Association executive, Tariq’s expertise and passion have left a lasting impact in the non-profit sector.

Yusuf Siraj is a dedicated non-profit leader and award-winning public speaker with a decade of experience supporting IBPOC organizations. Co-founder of British Columbia’s Foundation for a Path Forward, Yusuf demonstrates a commitment to social justice and empowering marginalized communities. His extensive background includes roles at the BC Muslim Association, Muslim Care Centre, and numerous non-profit organizations. With a background in psychology and business management, Yusuf develops innovative solutions to pressing social issues.



March 18
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


University Centre (UNC) – Ballroom
3272 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Health, Policy and Social Change
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