Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada has opened its first call for proposals for co-created projects

The window to submit proposals is from September 6th, 2023 to October 20th, 2023

(Gatineau) Earlier last month, the Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada (IDLab) announced how it shifted to a community benefit and talent development approach. Dubbed “IDLab 2.0” the new focus of IDLab is to accelerate digital credential adoption through collaboration and upskilling. To accomplish this mission, “IDLab 2.0” hinges on three distinct programs: Co-created projects, Capacity Building and Assessments.

Now “IDLab 2.0” has opened its first ever call for proposals for co-created projects. The window will open September 6th, 2023 and closes October 20th, 2023 and IDLab will seek to facilitate the intake and delivery of multi-party, co-created projects that strengthen cybersecurity by advancing safe and seamless digital credentials.

As the spectrum of the application of digital credentials is vast, IDLab has identified specific Impact Areas to help guide the submitter to the types of projects IDLab will be looking to intake and prioritize.

A key role in IDLabs project intake process will be their Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is formed exclusively by IDLab Members with a purpose to approve and prioritize co-created projects that come through the intake process. This role is critical to ensure IDLab facilitated co-created projects are supported by the community and addressing the most urgent needs in the ecosystem.

Organizations who are not already members of IDLab and wish to participate on the Steering Committee are encouraged to contact IDLab for information on how to become a member.

Individuals or organizations who are interested in submitting and/or funding a project are encouraged to contact IDLab for further information.



IDLab brings people, organizations and governments together to tackle the big issues involved in the creation of safe, seamless and secure digital credentials for the benefit of all Canadians.

Our unbiased team of specialists tests and experiments with governance and technology models designed to leverage digital credentials in Canadians’ day-to-day lives. Our work supports efforts to ensure various solutions work across the country and internationally.

Through our capacity-building and assessment activities, we help public and private sector organizations to advance their digital identity and credential goals.

We believe the best solutions will require a collaborative approach with multiple participants across the economy and we’re committed to facilitating just that.



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