Pan-Canadian Trust Framework™

The Pan-Canadian Trust Framework ™ (PCTF) is designed to meet current and future Canadian digital identity ecosystem innovation needs by verifying trust of services and networks.

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.

DIACC Pan-Canadian Trust Framework ™ (PCTF) Out of Band Feedback

This form collects PCTF public community feedback outside of the prescribed public review & comment periods. Responses to this form will be monitored on a quarterly basis. Comments will be considered for inclusion by the DIACC’s Trust Framework Expert Committee (TFEC).

Documents & Notice of Intent

TitleStatusScopeNeeds for CanadaNoticeNumberVoilà Verified
Trust RegistriesIn DevelopmentComing SoonComing SoonQ4 2022DIACC PCTF13Will be phased into Voilà Verified.
Digital WalletDraft Recommendation V1.0Defines criteria, requirements, and guidelines regarding digital wallets.Stakeholders have identified the need for a set of criteria that will be used to create well-designed, privacy enhancing digital wallets.2022-04-10DIACC PCTF12Will be phased into Voilà Verified.
Assurance Maturity ModelDraft Recommendation V1.0Provides guidance regarding how to use PCTF conformance criteria in order to properly classify Levels of Assurance.Stakeholders have identified the need for an Assurance Maturity Model to provide guidance regarding the use of PCTF conformance criteria in order to classify, compare, and align different Levels of Assurance schemes.2021-06-28DIACC PCTF11Informative.
GlossaryFinal Recommendation V1.0A list of terms identified in the PCTF.Stakeholders have identified the need for a common set of definitions to be used to communicate with regard to identity and access management. 2020-03-10DIACC PCTF10Informative.
Infrastructure (Technology & Operations)Final Recommendation V1.0Defines criteria, requirements, and guidelines regarding the trustworthiness of IT infrastructure.Stakeholders have identified the need for a set of criteria, requirements, and guidelines regarding the trustworthiness of IT infrastructure. 2020-07-20DIACC PCTF08Will be phased into Voilà Verified.
Credentials (Relationships & Attributes)Final Recommendation V1.0Defines criteria related to the creation, issuance, and management of credentials existing in digital form.Stakeholders have identified the need for a set of criteria related to the creation, issuance, and management of credentials existing in digital form.2020-06-01DIACC PCTF07Will be phased into Voilà Verified.
Verified OrganizationFinal Recommendation V1.0Defines criteria that allow organizations to exchange trustworthy information about themselves or others (individuals or organizations) with external parties.Stakeholders have identified the need for a set of criteria that allow organizations to exchange trustworthy information about themselves or others (individuals or organizations) with external parties.2020-02-17DIACC PCTF06Will be phased into Voilà Verified.
Verified PersonFinal Recommendation V1.2Defines criteria used to establish that a natural person is real, unique and identifiable.Stakeholders have identified the need for a set of criteria that will be used to establish that a natural person is real, unique and identifiable.2022-03-31DIACC PCTF05Added to the launch of Voilà Verified.
PrivacyFinal Recommendation V1.2Defines criteria concerned with the handling of personal data for digital identity purposes.Stakeholders have identified the need for a set of criteria concerned with the handling of personal data for digital identity purposes.2022-03-31DIACC PCTF04Added to the launch of Voilà Verified.
AuthenticationFinal Recommendation V1.0Defines criteria used to enable access to digital systems.Stakeholders have identified the need for a set of criteria that will be used to enable access to digital systems.2019-05-15DIACC PCTF03Will be phased into Voilà Verified.
Notice & ConsentFinal Recommendation V1.0Defines criteria 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.Stakeholders have identified the need for a set of criteria 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.2019-04-03DIACC PCTF02Will be phased into Voilà Verified.
ModelFinal Recommendation V1.0A high-level model of PCTF related contextual information, goals, and objectives.Stakeholders have identified the need for a high-level model to organize the Canadian Digital Identity Ecosystem.2019-02-13DIACC PCTF01Informative.
OverviewFinalSets out the vision and value proposition for the PCTF.Canadian citizens and consumers, i.e. end users, are the beneficiaries of trust that will be achieved through service standardization and accountability to the PCTF.2016-08-01DIACC PCTF00Informative.