Digital Governance Standards Institute and Social Value Canada Call for Input into Technical Specification on Impact Reporting

OTTAWA, April 18th 2023

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With an increasing demand for credible, consistent impact reporting data, the Digital Governance Standards Institute and Social Value Canada released for public review a Technical Specification (TS) for impact statements as a key part of annual reporting.

The public review process is an opportunity to get feedback from Canadian and international expertise to advance impact reporting practices in Canada. It is intended to establish a baseline for data to be incorporated within an impact report, and how to present the information so that it can be understood and audited by a third party.

The Technical Specification will lay the foundation for regional/national reporting requirements and offer an example for other jurisdictions also seeking to achieve standardized guidance for reporting practices. The deadline for comments is May 18th, 2023.


How to Get Involved

The Technical Specification process is collaborative and open to all. There are many opportunities for input, contributions, and collaboration as part of this process.  Please contact Social Value Canada if you are interested in contributing to the development of this Technical Specification.

For more information or any questions about the standards development activities, please contact Darryl Kingston.


More about the Lead Organizations

The Digital Governance Standards Institute develops digital technology governance standards fit for global use. The Institute works with experts, as well as national and global partners and the public to develop standards that reduce risk to communities, business and governments adopting and using innovative digital technologies in today’s digital economy. The Institute is an independent division of the Digital Governance Council.  Learn more at

Social Value Canada is Canada’s professional network for social value and maximizing impact.  As part of a global movement transforming how the world captures and assigns value in decision-making, the network extends across all sectors of the Canadian economy and throughout Canadian society. New tools and methods are developing, and assurance standards and practices are emerging, all toward the goal of maximizing the well-being of people and the planet.  Learn more at



For media inquiries:

Stephanie Robertson
Board Chair
Social Value Canada

Darryl Kingston
Executive Director
Digital Governance Standards Institute

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