Increase your digital confidence with DTLab: launching our Digital Identity Assessment and Training Program in Gatineau

Michelle Robitaille

March 25, 2024

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Capacity Building, Digital Credentials

Discover our brand-new online Digital Identity Assessment and Training Program (featuring our Digital Credentials 101 – Fundamentals course) valued at $10,000, offered exclusively for free to a maximum of 15 companies based in Gatineau. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

The Digital Trust Laboratory of Canada (DTLab) is delighted to announce the opening of registrations for its Digital Identity Assessment and Training Program, an initiative supported by the City of Gatineau. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to position your company as a pioneer in digital trust.

With cyber threats soaring and financial losses from fraud in Canada more than tripling from $165 million in 2020 to $554 million in 2023, small and medium-sized businesses must urgently bolster their security measures. This program aims to meet this need by providing participants with the necessary knowledge to better protect themselves against data breaches using digital credentials.  In doing so, it contributes to the ongoing fight against cybercrime and fraud.

Digital credentials are portable, highly secure, digital proofs that a person, business or thing is truly who they claim to be. They are pivotal in countering cybercrime and fraud, enhancing privacy protection, and advancing digital inclusion.

Today more than ever, digital credentials are emerging as an essential strategic lever for navigating a digital world securely and successfully.

Why join the program?

  • Strengthen your digital confidence and productivity: Learn how digital credentials can secure your business, boost its productivity, and enhance its online reputation.
  • Customized use case: Benefit from a personalized assessment and roadmap for implementing a use case tailored to your company’s needs.
  • Stand out from the crowdAffirm your position as an innovative company, ready to embrace emerging technologies for a secure digital future.
  • Get access to this limited offer for free: This innovative program valued at $10,000, is exclusively reserved for a maximum of 15 Gatineau-based small and medium businesses.

Who can participate?

This exclusive and limited program is open to a maximum of 15 Gatineau-based small or medium-sized organizations from diverse industries and sectors of the economy. Register today, places are limited.

Program highlights

  • Launch Event (April 29 – 4 pm to 6 pm): Networking event and technology showcase with industry members, presented in partnership with ID Gatineau.
  • Online Training – Digital Credentials 101 – Fundamentals:
    • May 7, (9 am to 12:30 pm): Introduction to digital identity and digital credentials, their importance and application in Canada and around the world.
    • : May 14 (9 am to 12:30 pm):  In-depth on confidentiality, privacy, and assurance levels and group workshop to identify the foundations of a digital credentials program and various possible use cases.
  • In-house workshop (July-September 2024): Workshop (online or in-person) to assess readiness to create a tailored digital credential use case and implementation roadmap for your business.

Register today to secure your spot in our exclusive program!

For further information, please contact education@dtlab-labcn@org.

Thank you to our partners!


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

  1. How much does it cost to participate? The program is entirely free of charge for a limited number of selected companies.
  2. How do I register? Simply complete the Registration form
  3. Who can participate? We are accepting a maximum of 15 Gatineau-based SMEs or organizations wishing to increase their digital security. Don’t delay, places are limited. A maximum of two (2) participants per organization can attend the online training.
  4. Is the course offered in person or online? The course is offered online through the Zoom platform.  The launch event is in person and the in-house workshop may be online or in-person.
  5. In what language is the training being offered:  This exclusive training program is being offered in French only. 
  6. What are some examples of how digital credentials can be leveraged by different industries?
    • Professional services and technology: Improving data security, optimizing document management and regulatory compliance.
    • Health & Safety: Enhancing patient record confidentiality, effective management of sensitive data.
    • Education: Digitization of student records, improvement of administrative and pedagogical processes.
    • Manufacturing companies: Improved traceability, optimized inventory and supply chain management.
    • Construction and utilities: Optimized project and technical document management, regulatory compliance.
    • Retail, hospitality and tourism: Improved customer experience, efficient management of online reservations and transactions.
    • Non-profit organizations: Transparent and secure donation management, optimized activity reporting.
    • Public services: Digitization of citizen services, improved efficiency and access to public information.