Sep 21, 2021 in Interoperability, Press Releases by DIACC

The Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada and Prompt announce a partnership

The Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada and Prompt announce a partnership to support Quebec companies’ cyber-resiliency

September 21, 2021 – The Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and Prompt are pleased to announce a collaborative partnership that will improve the cyber-resiliency of Quebec companies. 

The partnership will promote to Quebec based entities the importance of cybersecurity and digital identity as well as supporting the cost inherent to the development of their cybersecurity solution and / or the cost inherent to obtain relevant cybersecurity certification, trustmarks and standards.   

Through this partnership a process will be set to enable Quebec based entities to apply for reimbursement of 50% percent of the trustmark assessment costs associated with Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) verification through DIACC’s Voilà Verified PCTF Trustmark verification program through stream 2 of Prompt’s Quebec Cybersecurity Innovation Program (QCIP). DIACC will be the entry point for those applications and will recommend to QCIP the most qualified projects for funding. Prompt and DIACC will also work together to raise awareness and drive the identification of new R&D projects that have the opportunity to apply for funding through stream 1 of Prompt’s QCIP.

The Voilà Verified program sets auditable process based criteria at the intersection of technology and information assurance. Entities that earn the Voilà Verified PCTF Trustmark will be better prepared for global digital economy interoperability with frameworks and standards including and not limited to the NIST 800-63 series and the European Union’s eIDAS regulation.

“Leveraging our respective organizational strengths, the DIACC and Prompt will enable Quebec based entities to meet the digital identity, cyber resilience, and digital workforce related demands of the digital economy.” said Maxime Clerk, Senior Director of QCIP, Prompt. 

“Digital identity verification of businesses and individuals plays an important role in cyber resiliency for the emergence of smart cities, smart health, and ai. We are thrilled to work together to amplify opportunities for Quebec based entities to fully benefit from the global digital economy” said Joni Brennan, President, DIACC. 

About the Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) (
The DIACC is a non-profit coalition of more than 100 public and private sector members that are committed to developing a Canadian digital identification and authentication framework to enable Canada’s full and secure participation in the global digital economy. The DIACC was created as a result of the federal government’s Task Force for the Payments System Review and members include representatives from both the federal and provincial levels of government as well as private sector leaders.

About Prompt (
Prompt’s mission and objectives are to stimulate university-industry Research and Development (R&D) partnerships that increase the competitiveness between Quebec companies of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry. Prompt is active throughout the ICT sector, from hardware to software, as well as in components, networks and applications. This makes it possible for Prompt to build critical masses of projects within specific vertical markets (i.e.: health, security, transport, etc.) upon which industrial value chains increasingly rely.

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Krista Pawley