Strengthening Trust in the Digital Ecosystem: Introducing the Digital Trust Conformity Assessment Program

A New Benchmark for Digital Excellence: PlaceSpeak Leads the Way with DGC Verification

In an era of rapid digital transformation, the assurance of data integrity and security is paramount for organizations worldwide. Recognizing the need for a robust framework to validate such commitments, the Digital Governance Council (DGC) proudly announces its newly established Digital Trust Conformity Assessment Program. This program represents a significant advancement in the standardization and verification of digital practices, providing organizations with a clear path to demonstrating digital trustworthiness.

Building a Foundation of Trust

Amid the digital age, where data is as valuable as currency, the DGC has taken a monumental step in reinforcing the trust and security that Canadians place in digital technologies. The program’s inception is timely, responding to the frequent public concerns and the need to uphold stringent privacy and data protection laws. The DGC’s strategy is built upon three pillars: enhancing service delivery, safeguarding digital infrastructure, scaling digital talent and domestic innovation. The Digital Trust Conformity Assessment Program is a natural extension of these objectives, providing a standardized approach to assess and certify digital governance practices.

A Milestone for

As a member of the Digital Governance Council, PlaceSpeak has recently participated in the pilot implementation of the Digital Trust Conformity Assessment Program. Through a rigorous and objective process, PlaceSpeak has been independently verified by DGC, exemplifying digital trust and compliance. 

PlaceSpeak’s achievement in obtaining the DGC Trustmark is more than just a verification; it is a testament to their unwavering commitment to protecting and respecting the data of their stakeholders. Clients and partners can now engage with PlaceSpeak with enhanced confidence, knowing that their information is managed within an environment that prioritizes digital security and adherence to best practices.


The Trustmark: A Seal of Digital Excellence

The Trustmark bestowed by the DGC through this program is not just a badge but a declaration of an organization’s dedication to digital best practices. Here’s what it signifies: 

Leadership: By becoming a holder of the DGC Trustmark, organizations like PlaceSpeak demonstrate their position at the forefront of digital governance. 

Confidence: The Trustmark tells Canadians, customers and partners that they are engaging with a verified entity committed to upholding data integrity and security. 

Distinction: In a competitive digital landscape, the Trustmark sets organizations apart, showcasing their excellence in digital trustworthiness.


A Call to Action for Digital Accountability 

The rollout of the Digital Trust Conformity Assessment Program marks an opportunity for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to their digital governance. We commend PlaceSpeak for their pioneering spirit and invite other organizations to follow suit, seeking the DGC Trustmark as a declaration of their pledge to a secure and trustworthy digital future for all Canadians. 

For more information on the Digital Trust Conformity Assessment Program and how to apply for the Trustmark, please visit our GitHub repository or reach out to our team directly.



About the Digital Governance Council 

The Digital Governance Council is a member-driven organization that acts as a cross-sector neutral convener for Canada’s executive leaders to identify, prioritize and act on digital governance opportunities and challenges. The Council leads an Executive Forum for council members, sets technology governance standards through the Digital Governance Standards Institute and certifies the compliance of Canadian organizations in the management of the effective and efficient use of digital technologies. To learn more about the organization and its initiatives, visit or contact 


For media inquiries: 

Shyra Craig 
Communications and Knowledge Mobilization Lead
Digital Governance Council

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