Governments of Canada and the Pan Canadian Trust Framework

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Decentralized ID - Canada

Canadians expect government, private sector to develop digital ID framework

Some 70 percent of Canadians would adopt digital identity and think the government should join forces with the private sector to implement a Digital ID framework for better access to government benefits, healthcare, e-commerce, and financial services, found a survey conducted by non-profit Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC).

Pan Canadian Trust Framework

  • Looking Ahead in 2020

    I believe it will be a breakout year for digital identity, and for the underlying technical infrastructure that we need to achieve our goals. I see the work progressing on two fronts: 1) Pan-Canadian Trust Framework, and, 2) Verifiable Credentials/Decentralized Identifiers Deployment.

  • Public Sector Profile of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Version 1.0 Recommendation Draft — Now available on GitHub

    The public sector profile of the PCTF reflects:

    • Evolution of the Identity Management Sub-Committee (IMSC) efforts.
    • The Need to Apply the PCTF for Assessments.
    • Policy Alignment.
  • IMSC Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Executive Summary

    This document describes Version 1.0 of the IMSC Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF). This framework is the next major step after the 2016 publication of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Overview by the Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC), in collaboration with the Canadian public sector Identity Management Sub-Committee (IMSC) of the Joint Councils (JC).

  • IMSC Pan-Canadian Trust Framework - A summary of the latest iterations before our final version to be delivered on March 31st, 2019. The near to final document is here
  • The Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Using Prolog

    A ‘declarative framework’ (such as Prolog) focuses on the ‘what’ needs to be done, satisfied, relied on (i.e., proven to be true) versus ‘how to do it.’ In our case, with the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF), it’s the question of ‘Can we rely on or accept a digital identity originating from a province or territory?’

Annex E - 2014- 2017 Federating Identity: Milestones and Initiatives