National Capital FreeNet / Libertel de la Capitale nationale

Diana Cantu - Candidate

What skills will you contribute to the NCF Board?

I have experience in the leadership of nonprofits (I’m currently president of the board of Artengine, producer of Canada’s MakerFaire, and am past president of the board of the Ottawa School of Art.) I also have professional experience with (and personal commitment to) enabling internet access for underserved communities.

What are the most important functions of the NCF for its members?

As with any nonprofit, the board is responsible for good governance and stewardship of an organization’s resources. In addition, special to NCF: ensuring the availability of affordable quality internet access, providing a non-corporate community-centric connectivity alternative, cybersecurity, privacy, and innovation.

Why do you want to be an NCF director?

I am a believer in the power of communications technology to improve lives and build community. Everyone should have access. Plus I’m a big nerd :-)