Pan-Canadian Trust Framework


The Pan-Canadian Trust Framework ™ (PCTF) is an economic benefits focused set of resources that are developed in collaboration in the DIACC’s Trust Framework Expert Committee (TFEC), published by the neutral governance of the DIACC, and benefiting from the broad input of the economic sector and from Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial representatives of the Joint Councils Identity Management Subcommittee (IMSC).

PCTF describes the roles and requirements to be agreed on by participating public and private sector organizations, to meet current and future Canadian innovation needs. PCTF documents and artifacts are intended to secure interoperability of public and private sector identity capabilities while prioritizing user-centred design, privacy, security, and convenience of use. PCTF Discussion Drafts and Draft Recommendations are released in a work-in-the-open phased approach. Canadians and international parties with interest are invited to submit comments.

PCTF is developed as an open public resource, will always be freely available to the public for review and adoption, and is developed under DIACC’s transparent and neutral good governance policies and procedures

Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Work Program – Notice of Intent

Find the latest drafts by sorting the “status” column on the table below. 

NumberNoticeTitleStatusScopeNeed
P1010March 11, 2020Pan-Canadian Trust Framework GlossaryDraft RecommendationThis list of terms will be assembled based on those identified in the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Model and TFEC Component Profiles in or near discussion draft to date as well as existing Canadian Identity Publications and Standards rather than creating new definitions for existing terms. The Glossary provides a summary of commonly used terms used across DIACC documentation.
P1009TBA - Q2 2020Pan-Canadian Trust Framework AssessmentComing SoonThis PCTF component will establish the system by which a third-party certifies that the process, service, or product of another digital identity ecosystem participant conforms with conformance criteria defined in other PCTF components. The Assessment Component will provide value to all Canadians, businesses, and governments by setting a baseline standard to guide public and private sector interoperability of identity solutions and services.
P1008TBA - Q2 2020Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Infrastructure (Technology & Operations)Coming SoonThis PCTF component will specify conformance criteria that provide general requirements and guidelines regarding the trustworthiness of the IT infrastructure that enables implementation and delivery of the trusted processes defined in other PCTF components. The Infrastructure (Technology & Operations) Component will provide value to all Canadians, businesses, and governments by setting a baseline standard to guide public and private sector interoperability of identity solutions and services.
P1007TBA - Q2 2020Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Credentials (Relationship & Attributes)Coming SoonThis PCTF component will specify conformance criteria related to the creation, issuance, and management of credentials existing in digital form. The Credentials (Relationship & Attributes) Component will provide value to all Canadians, businesses, and governments by setting a baseline standard to guide public and private sector interoperability of identity solutions and services.
P1006February 18, 2020Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Verified Organization
Draft RecommendationThe Verified Organization Component defines a set of processes that allow organizations to exchange trustworthy information about themselves or others (individuals or organizations) with external parties. The Verified Organization Component will provide value to all Canadians, businesses, and governments by setting a baseline standard to guide public and private sector interoperability of identity solutions and services.
P1005March 11, 2020 Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Verified PersonDraft RecommendationThe Verified Person Component defines a set of processes used to establish that a natural person is real, unique and identifiable. The Verified Person Component will provide value to all Canadians, businesses, and governments by setting a baseline standard to guide public and private sector interoperability of identity solutions and services.
P1004March 11, 2020Pan-Canadian Trust Framework PrivacyDraft RecommendationThe Privacy Component of the PCTF is concerned with the handling of personal data for digital identity purposes. The Privacy Component will provide value to all Canadians, businesses, and governments by setting a baseline standard to guide public and private sector interoperability of identity solutions and services.
P1003November 21, 2019Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Verified LoginDraft RecommendationThe Verified Login Component defines a set of processes used to enable access to digital systems and a set of conformance criteria for each process. The Verified Login Component will provide value to all Canadians, businesses, and governments by setting a baseline standard to guide public and private sector interoperability of identity solutions and services.
P1002September 10, 2019Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Notice & ConsentDraft RecommendationThe Notice and Consent Component defines a set of processes used to formulate a statement about the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, and to obtain a consent decision on that statement from a person authorized to do so. The Notice and Consent Component will provide value to all Canadians, businesses, and governments by setting a baseline of business, legal, and technical interoperability.
P1001June 4, 2019Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Model v1.0Draft RecommendationThis document provides the high-level model of the PCTF and a recap of PCTF contextual information, goals, and objectives. The PCTF is intended to standardize trusted digital representations (i.e., identities, attributes, relationships) of people and other types of entities in Canada.
P1000August 1, 2016Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Overview / Aperçu du
cadre de
confiance
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FinalThe PCTF exists to enable the Canadian digital identity ecosystem and will be used to identify applicable existing policy and technology standards that meet the needs defined in the PCTF. Canadian citizens and consumers, i.e. end users, are the ultimate beneficiaries of trust that is achieved through service standardization and accountability to the PCTF.