Privacy, InfoSec, Culture, Change & Awareness Societal Organisation

The PICCASO Awards Canada are the first in North America, celebrating the excellence in Canadian privacy thought leadership, policy and practice.

In recognition of the unique role Canada has played as a leader in privacy globally and regionally, it is fitting that the first international PICCASO Awards take place in Canada.

Whether it is leading legislation, thought leaders, privacy by design, organizational and privacy vendor innovations, Canada has had both national and global impact.

Brought to you by PICCASO in collaboration with The Privacy Pro, and with the support of the PICCASO Canada Advisory Board, this is a first of its kind recognition and celebration of the breadth and depth of the privacy expertise, leadership and innovation in data and privacy in Canada.

The PICCASO Awards recognize and celebrate what good looks like, opening up conversations about why a privacy culture should be at the heart of your privacy compliance & strategy, and how a culture of privacy can be embedded into organizations of all types and sizes.


Our Mission

PICCASO Canada is a not for profit entity created to host the PICCASO Awards and support the community in Canada, the first such North American entity of its kind. Toward the goal of building upon its success in Europe, PICCASO has committed to advocating for the exchange of expertise, insights, and clear explanations on nuanced topics of privacy, data, and information security. 

PICCASO Canada’s flagship initiative is the PICCASO Awards which recognize and celebrate the tremendous achievements of the privacy, data, and information security community drawn from all sectors and sizes of industry. 

PICCASO Canada is incorporated under the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 of Ontario. The appointed officers of the Corporation are Vivienne Artz and Paul Jordan of PICCASO Ltd, and Nicholas Cheung.

PICCASO Canada Advisory Board

Supported by experience

The Advisory Board is composed of senior executives who have distinguished themselves in the privacy, data protection, and information security sectors.  

Paul Jordan

Paul Jordan


Vivienne Artz
Pam Snively
Nicholas Cheung
Peter Kosmala