The Internet Society (ISOC) is a global organization motivated by the pursuit of a simple cause: maintaining an open and transparent Internet defined by its users. Beyond collaborating on technological advances, ISOC works to ensure that the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for innovation, economic development and social progress for people around the world.

ISOC is globally recognized as the independent source and authority for Internet-related policies, technology standards and future development. Supported by more than 100,000 members in 129 chapters across the world, ISOC is contributing to the evolution of the Internet by leveraging its expertise in policy, technology and communications.


Since its founding in 2021 as the Manitoba Chapter of the Internet Society, ISOC Manitoba has taken on the task of maintaining an open and transparent Internet and is actively involved in promoting Internet development and appropriation as well as related technologies and services, by Manitobans and our neighbours.

ISOC Manitoba is committed to upholding the principles of universality, including an appropriate geographical distribution of access points coupled with an equitable and adequate pricing structure, along with the appropriation of Internet by its users, through learning and developing the mastery of related tools and services.



ISOC Manitoba‘s mission, as is ISOC‘s mission, is to promote the development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all individuals throughout the world. In Manitoba, our organization is specifically working to improve connectivity and the development of innovative services, content and uses of the Internet, while supporting and equipping Manitoba’s society as a whole to capture and take advantage of the numerous opportunities offered by the Internet and related digital technologies.

Members of the Board/Officers

Jim Forestell


Kathy Knight


Bill Murdoch

Vice Chair

Joel Templeman

Executive Director

Kiley Bender


Past Board Members

Dr. Wayne Kelly

Nathan Snider

Bradley Hampson